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Set Up A Company in Dubai: What you need to know about company formation in the UAE


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Set Up A Company in Dubai: What you need to know about company formation in the UAE

Over the last decade, Dubai has become the world’s premier destination for expatriates and entrepreneurs seeking to relocate and launch new ventures – drawn largely by the emirate’s thriving business community and attractive tax rate.

The post-pandemic scenario has also altered business dynamics, requiring mobility and flexibility when it comes to running a business. Dubai recently rolled out first-of-its-kind virtual business licenses for global investors. That allows nomad entrepreneurs from across the globe to establish commercial operations in the emirate. In this arrangement, investors can obtain a virtual commercial license from anywhere in the world, including opening bank accounts and securing e-residencies.

Join us for our upcoming webinar as our business setup advisors discuss some key actionable strategies that will help you launch your business in Dubai, advise on the best-suited zones for your business, familiarise you with the industry changes and answer all your related questions.



    Lorenzo Jooris

    Lorenzo Jooris

    CEO, Creative Zone

    Lorenzo Jooris is the CEO of Creative Zone, Dubai’s leading business advisory firm. Jooris holds extensive and diverse experience in the Middle Eastern and South Asian business markets and retains an expert opinion on the regions’ SMEs and startup culture. He was the founder of One World Communications, a full-fledged multi-media powerhouse advising governments around the world in branding and communication strategies. He, later on, started LEADERS Middle East Magazine in the UAE and formulated ‘Leaders without Borders’ an initiative that promotes young social entrepreneurs’ development and Power Women of Arabia Debate. In 2018, he joined Arton Capital as the Vice President of global growth and strategy where he oversaw the international expansion of the company and was in charge of sales, marketing and events worldwide. Lorenzo is a firm believer in giving back to the community, and within Creative Zone he has spearheaded significant initiatives to help and support promising startups and entrepreneurs. He is also the author of “Recipes for a Better World” and serves as an advisor to the James Michel Foundation.


    Alistair Paine

    Business Setup Manager

    Alistair Paine has been a Business Set-Up Manager for 4 years with Creative Zone and has vast experience in company structuring, Free Zone and onshore UAE company formation, offshore SPV creation and providing risk mitigation solutions for entrepreneurs, SMEs and large corporations establishing or expanding their presence here in the UAE.

    Prior to this Alistair has had experience in Corporate Services his whole professional life. Working closely with a premium capital raising outfit previously, Alistair has built up a strong network of lawyers, accountants, tax advisors, corporate finance houses, banking professionals and corporate service providers. Having lived in the UAE for an overall period of 22 years, Alistair has watched the country develop, grow and transform into the global powerhouse it is today and proudly calls the UAE his home.

    Romell Gumbs

    Business Setup Advisor at Creative Zone

    A Sales professional, with 9+ years of experience in increasing responsibility, successfully managing sales and business development areas within IT Software, Cyber Security, Technology and Hospitality. Highly experienced in developing business and establishing commercial agreements with extensive C-level contacts across EMEA with an impressive track record of closing enterprise sales, exceeding expected quotas and revenue growth. Recognized for contributions to record-setting sales figures, with key account management and creating new business. Proven ability to lead sales teams to achieve multibillion-dollar revenue gains. Offer an in-depth understanding of the sales cycle process and remain focused on customer satisfaction throughout all stages. My success is based on hard work, goal orientation, emotional intelligence, patience, persistence, integrity and practising common sense management by example.

    Zakary Hynes

    Business Setup Advisor at Creative Zone

    With 5 years previous experience in UK and overseas financial markets and sales professionalism, Zak brings a wealth of experience from all reaches; credited with playing key roles in generating and maintaining multi-million revenue and capital growth figures, whilst operating alongside C-level executives to create and continue business relationships and connections. Zak grew up here in Dubai, watching the region grow and expand throughout it’s history; experiencing all it had to offer in his younger years. He remains progressive and analytical with top-notch business and strategic planning acumen. Skilled in manufacturing & finance businesses, market trends and company formations; helping companies remain responsive and proactive in ever-changing dynamic conditions with today’s markets. Zak looks forward to further experience and be a part of Dubai’s ever-flourishing market and corporate presence as it evolves.

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