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Setting up a DED company


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Setting up a DED company

Dubai Economic Department
Setting up a DED Mainland License has become much easier than before. The flexible regulatory procedures, quick timelines, and easy approval processes have made the Dubai License a preferred choice among investors. Having a DED License allows to work with government entities with ease along with trading anywhere in the UAE. Procedures to gain a corporate bank account will be much easier as well.

Establishing a company in Dubai also comes with an additional set of advantages such as various business can now be solely owned in the Mainland and getting a license is now more affordable and quicker.

So, if you are someone dreaming of having your own company, this could be your time!

After an extremely fruitful and popular webinar on company formation our business set up advisors are back with another power-packed session on Setting up a Business in Dubai. The session will give you action strategies to help you launch your business in Dubai, advise on best-suited zones for your business, familiarise you with the changes in the business ecosystem 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.

    Elie Sulebi

    Group head of operations

    Elie brings over thirteen years of experience of working in diverse industry segments. Starting his career with a strong focus on Human Resources, his passion for learning and developing new abilities steered his career to a new direction, and he held important roles in many renowned groups like Challhoub and Jumeirah. Elie's leadership and liaison skills, financial acumen, sales flair, personal charm, persuasiveness, resilience in resolving day-to-day operational challenges, and an undying enthusiasm make him a prolific leader of the Creative Zone Group Operations team.

    Jamie Harvey

    Senior Business Setup Advisor

    Jamie Harvey is one of Creative Zone’s senior Business Setup Advisors, experienced in company formation with a demonstrated history of working in the business consulting history. Jamie specialises in helping clients make the right choice when it comes to choosing between Mainland or Freezone and has worked with many SMEs and vast organizations in their pre-business setup and growth.

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