Creative Zone
Set up your business in Dubai!

There has never been a better time to setup a Mainland company in Dubai. The UAE government’s new company laws, flexible regulatory procedures, quick timelines, and easy approval processes have made the Mainland License a favorite choice amongst the region’s start-up community and investors. According to the new FDI laws, one does not need a local sponsor to launch their company, denoting expats can now own 100% of the onshore company. To get a company registered in Dubai, it is not mandatory to have a physical office space and Creative Zone’s co-working DED package would be the perfect solution to get you started. Having a DED license allows one to work with government entities with ease and trade across the UAE. Creative Zone’s concierge team will make the otherwise complicated process of opening a bank account a piece of cake.

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    What’s included in the VIP Package?
    • Premium Office Address at Downtown Dubai
    • PO Box Number
    • Mail and Courier Management
    • Coworking Space and Meeting Room Access at Downtown Dubai
    • Express VIP Medical and Emirates ID Services
    • Corporate Bank Account Setup
    • VIP Medicals and Notray Services
    • One-time Free Tax and Accounting & Compliance Consultation
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    Explore our 0% Easy Payment Plans(EPP) for 3, 6, 9, and 12 months with selected banks for as low as AED 1,917 per month!

    Standard Rates - Calculate your Setup Cost

    Starting a Business in Dubai can be Broken Down into 4 Major Steps:


    Registering Your Company Name


    Acquiring a Business License


    Completing the Visa Processes


    Opening a Bank Account

    You may also want to know about the various jurisdictions and the various regions and type of company ownerships that you can opt for in the UAE. Our specialist consultants will explain the differences between owning a DED Mainland License, Freezone License, Offshore License, Limited Contract (LLC Company), Unlimited Contract, Trading Company and more based on your business activity and budget.

    Explore our 'In-Demand' Licenses
    • DED Mainland License
    • Dubai Coworking License
    • Sharjah Media City Free Zone License
    • Fujairah Creative City Free Zone License
    Explore our Support Services
    • Legal Support
    • PRO and Concierge Services
    • Tax and Accounting Services
    • Corporate and Personal Banking Solutions

    A mainland company is an onshore company licensed by the Department of Economic Development (DED) of the related emirate which is allowed to do business in the local market as well as outside UAE without any restriction. When it comes to company formation in Dubai, Mainland is the most popular and pragmatic choice as it has the maximum benefits that the country has to offer in setting up businesses. However, there are certain regulations that one has to follow in the process, one of them being – One UAE national has to mandatorily hold at least 51% of the total equity in any commercial company, except in the following cases:

    • Business activities that permit 100% Foreign Ownership
    • Businesses located in Free Zones
    • Partnerships between GCC companies and UAE National
    • Business activities that permit 100% Local Ownership

    The type of license will determine if one needs a local partner(Commercial and Industrial license) or a Local Service Agent(Professional License), Professional license is required when an individual or a group individuals provide their expert service, and the business is 100% owned by the expatriate. The local Service agent act as representatives in administrative dealings with government departments. The local service agent does not hold a stake in the business and is instead paid an annual fee fortheir service.

    Your License Options with Dubai Mainland


    Companies involved in any sort of commercial trade activity can avail this license, both general and specialized traders need to obtain the license to carry out business operations safely throughout Dubai. Under this license 51% of shares are owned by a UAE national and 49% by the expat owner


    In professional license, 100% shares is owned by expat partner and a UAE national is appointed as a Local Service Agent. The license is acquired for non-physical services like consultancy


    The industrial license in Dubai is issued for those companies that transform natural material or natural resources into other final products and or is into any other type of manufacturing activities. Under this license 51% of shares are owned by a UAE national and 49% by the expat owner


    Dubai provides 3 main types of license namely: Travel agency license as an operator of inbound tourism, Travel agency license as an operator of outbound tourism and Travel agency license as a travel agent.

    Dubai Mainland Trade License Packages

    Professional License
    AED 23,000
    Commercial License
    AED 25,500
    Professional License
    AED 27,500
    Commercial License
    AED 30,000
    Professional License
    AED 23,000
    Commercial License
    AED 25,500
    Professional License
    AED 27,500
    Commercial License
    AED 30,000
    DED Trade License Payment Voucher

    Corporate Sponsorship (Commercial) / Local Service Agent (Professional)

    Name Reservation Payment Voucher

    Initial Application and Approval

    Electronic Memorandum of Assocation (MOA) / LSA

    Notary Fee

    Coworking Facility in Dubai

    Account Management Team

    6 Visa Quota

    1 Partner Visa, Inc of Medical Test & EID

    Immigration Card

    • Central Presence in the UAE Market Complete access and freedom to trade within and outside the UAE. An advantage available only to the companies located in the Mainland, opening plenty of opportunities
    • Conducive Business Environment World-Class trade centers, high-tech infrastructure and a cohesive communication network. The Mainland region has best infrastructure to support your budding and an already thriving business.
    • Tax Incentives 0% Corporate Tax remains the no 1 puller of entrepreneurs and investors in choosing UAE as their playground.
    • Avoidance of Double Taxation The UAE provides the flexibility to the business owners to enter into double taxation agreement for import-export processes, which allows them to wipe out the tax to be paid on both the sides
    • Easy Business Setup Process When it comes to business set up process, Dubai Mainland provides an easy way to initiate and complete the process. Business owners prefer to engage with professional business consultants regarding the same that helps to complete the task done at a faster pace.

    Why Creative Zone?


    Our business set up services are rated the highest in the market and we have secured that by providing our clients with a much needed peace of mind throughout the whole process and beyond. So, whether you only want a visa, assistance in business set up, or are looking for long-term business support, our prices are every bit the value for money.


    Customer Centric
    We provide the same care & attention with consistent focus on delivering high quality of service to all our clients. Whether you are a small startup or a big brand you can be sure that we will serve you to the best our capabilities.


    All our fees are clearly laid out with no hidden costs. In the company incorporation business, there are several costs that are not made known to clients beforehand. We take time to explain every step and the prices to avoid any unpleasant situation. We will elucidate our best proposition to you alongside any other offer that you may have to make a true like for like comparison.


    We have serviced clients from all across the world, our staff of more than 200 people speaks 22 languages and are experts in supporting a range of business needs long after its incorporation. Thousands of customer reviews bear testimony to our unmatched services.


    Our mainland coworking package is unique in the market, offering true scalability as your business grows. The package not only covers the trade license and sponsor/service agent but also assist in documentation services, providing coworking facility in Downtown, networking platforms and much more.


    Ease of Setup
    Under the turbulent times we hold your safety and wellbeing as our priority and have made the registration process easier and safer. Almost all documents for your business setup can be submitted remotely or online with our assistance, making the process fast and efficient. We will pick up and drop documents to your home free of cost.


    Strong community
    Creative Zone is one big family of 200 people and we take care of our clients as our own. All dependent visas sponsored by you as an investor will be free of PRO fees.


    Our business setup advisors offer proficient business setup advice suited best for the nature of your business. We have experience setting up over 200 different business activities without any issues for our clients.


    Walk the Walk
    Our business is not Radio Shows or regular media platforms. Our business is your business. Our attention to detail, experience and customer focus set us apart.


    Global Expertise
    Our business is not Radio Shows or regular media platforms. Our business is your business. Our attention to detail, experience and customer focus set us apart.


    Our commitment is to provide top-notch services, catering to small startups and corporations' specific business needs. We serve you to the best of our abilities.


    Simplified Processes
    We have streamlined the registration process. You can submit your business setup documents remotely or online. As an added convenience, we offer free document pick-up and delivery to your home.


    Transparent Approach
    Our fees are transparent, without hidden costs. We explain each step and price to prevent surprises. We provide our best proposal and compare it fairly with other offers.

    Meet our Specialists

    Our Valued Clients


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    I have been with Creative Zone for over a year now and the team has been fantastic & beyond! A special shout-out to Diane from Accounts who has been patient, understanding and extremely professional in her dealings with us. Her proficiency in her craft, coupled with her people skills makes her an absolute delight to deal with. You are a blessing to us entrepreneurs Diane!
    Bju Unni ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    I greatly appreciated Harvie and Diane exceptional and professional guidance in assisting me to any aspect I needed. Being with this team since 2011, they never failed to satisfy me providing their high standard customer service. Keep up the good work guys!
    Flair Marketing and Events Marketing and Events ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    While I was interacting with a lot of companies looking for the right one to start my business with Creative Zone stood out right from the beginning. I am so glad that I was in contact with Jamie and he was extremely helpful and patient throughout the 6 months I took to narrow down my options. The level of personalization and dedication they have is commendable and post becoming a part of the Creative Zone Family and opening Fables and Hues with them I got to work with Ian who is the absolute best. Overall I am super happy with them and if you are looking to start a company then go to creative Zone because they continue their prompt and diligent service even after signing the papers. Thank you Jamie and Ian :)
    Urvashi S. Thakur ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Creative Zone is the best business service provider in the UAE. All departments especially the Finance department are very flexible and supportive with all clients. I would like to thank Ms.Diane from the finance department for the professional support rendered to us. Thank you Creative Zone.
    Balu Sreehari ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Most professional and accommodating experience i have ever been apart of in Dubai. Fahim is efficient, well informed, saved me from hours and hours of running around Dubai. Amazing experience, well done and thank you! Highly recommended ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Milena M ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Thank You guys! @Paul and Ellie for such professional approach doing business with you. Excellent service and Highly recommended. :-)
    AGAPE UAE ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    we have been using Creative Zone for our third year now in renewing our company license as they are a professional and customer centric organisation. My special thanks to Ms Diane Dayandante for her help and support and we look forward to working closely with you and creative zone
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