Company Formation

The UAE offers a variety of corporate structure options for foreign organisations and entrepreneurs wishing to do business in mainland UAE.

There is no ‘off the shelf’ solution when setting-up a business in ‘mainland’ UAE. Businesses must be licensed by the local licensing authority (known as the Economic Department) in the Emirate in which they wish to operate. The Economic Department maintains a list of licensed activities and the corporate structure of a business is largely dependent upon these. In addition, most businesses operating in mainland UAE must appoint an Emirati partner or local sponsor for their business in compliance with UAE law.

We provide end-to-end company formation and bespoke corporate nominee partner and local sponsor services to ensure that your UAE business is set up to afford you full operational and financial control.

The team at CBD takes a very proactive approach to delivering the right corporate solution for its clients to support their legal, commercial and operational needs. Our legal and licensing team will navigate you through the local laws and practices which govern your industry sector and identify the right corporate structure, business licence and any other authorisations required to ensure your business is fully compliant with UAE law. We will also work closely with your professional advisors to ensure that your business is set up in the most efficient and transparent manner.

If you are looking for a trusted partner who will always act in your best interests, contact us at or call us on +971 (0) 45510677 to turn your business vision to reality.