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Open a business

Whether you’re seeking to expand your existing operation or looking to launch a new venture, Dubai has a solution for every structure, budget and industry.

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Open an HQ

A global hub with world-class infrastructure and business-centric ecosystem, the emirate enables your enterprise to grow.

Open a startup in Dubai, Robotics

Open a start-up

With accessible funding, mentorship and vast-growth markets, Dubai is an unmatched destination for start-ups and SMEs.

Open an Industry Association

Business associations and trade bodies play vital roles in the growth of industries, supporting professional development, driving innovation and encouraging collaboration.

Supportive business incentives

0%

federal corporate income tax

0%

personal income tax

No

foreign exchange control regulations

No

social security levies for foreign employees

100%

foreign ownership

Businesses operating from free zones can be 100% foreign-owned and do not require local part-ownership.

1 license

For multiple free zones

One Free Zone Passport initiative enables companies to operate across multiple free trade zones using a single licence.

Source: worldbank.org

Dubai ranks top for doing business

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#1

for doing business

The UAE ranked 1st in the MENA region in World Bank Group’s 2020 Ease of Doing Business survey.

Source: World Bank Group
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#5

Most entrepreneurial country

The UAE ranked first in MENA and fifth worldwide in CEOWorld’s list of the 100 most entrepreneurial countries for 2021.

Source: CEOWorld’s list
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#1

For innovation

Dubai’s ranking in the Arab World in the 2020 Global Innovation Index.

Source: 2020 Global Innovation Index

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