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.
Open an HQ
A global hub with world-class infrastructure and business-centric ecosystem, the emirate enables your enterprise to grow.
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
federal corporate income tax
personal income tax
foreign exchange control regulations
social security levies for foreign employees
Businesses operating from free zones can be 100% foreign-owned and do not require local part-ownership.
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
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
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
Dubai’s ranking in the Arab World in the 2020 Global Innovation Index.Source: 2020 Global Innovation Index
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