Setup Your Company With

Offshare Company

at the RAK ICC, Jafza, or Ajman Free Zone

Besides mainland and free zone companies, entrepreneurs also have the option to set up offshore companies in the UAE. For anyone thinking what is an offshore company – simply put, these are businesses that are registered in the UAE while carrying on operations outside the country. They are limited liability companies, which means its finances are well protected.

An offshore company is typically used for international trading, shipping, patents & international consulting, owning real estate, registering copyrights, or as holding companies. Within the UAE, there are three main territories where most choose to form offshore companies. These are Ras Al Khaimah International Corporate Center or RAK ICC, Jebel Ali Free Zone or JAFZA, and Ajman Free Zone or AFZ.

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Advantages of Setting Up a Business
in Dubai World Trade Center

DWTC provides favorable incentives and countless benefits for entrepreneurs looking to start a business in the UAE. Here are some of the following:


Offshore companies aren’t required to publish any financial information, or share their directors’ & shareholders’ personal details on public records. There is also no requirement for offshore businesses to be audited.

Fewer Liabilities

With an offshore company, there’s assurance that its possessions and assets are protected in the case of any legal pursuits. They also enable asset protection for investors, creating a legal wall between the company’s resources and any third parties.

Avenue to International Expansion

Forming an offshore company that has a UAE-based address will immediately create credibility for a business, opening new opportunities for international partnerships and activities. At the same time it’ll allow you to open a UAE bank account, which gives you unparalleled access to multiple currencies and global transactions.

Tax Incentives

In 2023, the UAE will begin implementing corporate taxes of 9%. But since offshore companies are not actually eligible to operate their businesses in the country, they will be exempted from these upcoming taxes.

Setup an Offshore Company

Depending on your business needs, you may choose to set up an offshore
company from one of these three options:



Ajman Free Zone

RAK International
Corporate Centre

RAK ICC is one of the quickest-growing entities that allow the incorporation of offshore companies. They have a strong reputation for compliance and upholding international standards, and offer the following benefits:


Requirements for Obtaining a
Ajman Free Zone License

The requirements to set up an offshore business depends on where and how it’ll be formed.

As a company with a
Single Shareholder:

As a company with
Multiple Shareholders:

Cost of Setting Up an
Offshore Company in RAK ICC

The price for offshore company formation in the UAE depends on the chosen option.
This rate will also differ based on the business activities, number of shareholders, office space requirements, and other factors.

The cost to form an RAK ICC offshore company starts at USD 2,050 or AED 7,500 They also offer the RAK ICC Premium Product, which allows offshore companies to also carry out activities onshore by forming a subsidiary at RAKEZ. Premium product packages start at AED 17,500

To get an estimate of your offshore company formation rates,

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Steps in Setting Up an Offshore Company


Select your company name & activities

Start the process by determining your business activities. Afterwards, choose a unique name that fits your company and is not offensive, religious, or political.


Contact a Registered Agent

Get in touch with one of RAK ICC’s featured agents, which includes Creative Zone. We’ll act as your intermediary with the government and RAK ICC, helping you out with the registration process.


Submit the required application documents

Put together your requirements based on the company type chosen, and submit these to the RAK ICC authorities.


Make the necessary payments

Deposit the registration fees and other expenses online, via cash, or through money transfers. Once all requirements are submitted and the payment is made, all that’s left to do is wait for your offshore company to become incorporated.

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