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How to start a recruitment agency in Dubai, UAE

As your business grows, you need to take on new team members to meet demand and increase your knowledge base. But just because you’re an expert entrepreneur does not mean you’re an expert in vetting candidates and matching them to your skill gaps.

That’s why many business owners seek out the services of expert recruiters when making a new hire. Particularly out here in Dubai, where strict employment laws and standardised contacts can add a layer of complexity to the process.

With such a rich and growing community of businesses out here, recruitment services are always in demand. So, if you have the skills to match talent to job roles, there is a fantastic opportunity in Dubai, UAE.

And with the help of Creative Zone, your business could be up and running in no time at all.

In this article, we are going to look at:

  • The benefits of starting a recruitment agency in Dubai
  • How to start a recruitment agency in Dubai
  • The cost of opening a recruitment agency in Dubai

Benefits of starting a recruiting agency in Dubai

Dubai is home to hundreds of thousands of businesses, with thousands more opening their doors out here every year. These businesses have one thing on their mind – growth. And growth means more human resource.

So, whether you are planning to start a recruitment agency or open an HR consultancy in Dubai, you’ll likely see a demand for your services.

When you start a business out here, you can also take advantage of the UAE’s 0% tax rate on personal and corporate income. And if you set up in a free zone like Creative Zone, you’ll also benefit from zero currency restrictions plus profit and capital repatriation freedoms.
H2: How to start a recruitment agency in Dubai
First, you should book a free consultation with Creative Zone. We will help you gain a complete understanding of the company formation process and the way business operates in the UAE.

After your consultation, we will guide you through the following company incorporation process:

Step 1 – Choose your activities and setup structure

The first task is to outline exactly the type of business you wish to operate. Will it be a HR consultancy, a recruitment agency, or any other related organisation? This will need to be submitted when you make your license application.

At this stage you should also decide whether you wish to start your business in the mainland or in a free zone such as Creative Zone. Again, this needs to be decided upon early as it will have an impact on the license application process.

Step 2 – Choose and register trade name

Next you will need to choose and register your company name. There are a couple of additional factors to keep in mind here. Most importantly, your name cannot be too similar to any competitors, and it must not be offensive or blasphemous.

Step 3 – Submit license application

At this stage, you can apply for your UAE recruitment license. As well as a completed application form and initial business plan, you will also need to present all or some of the following documents:

  • Proof of ID and address for directors and shareholders
  • Passport copies for shareholders and directors
  • Copy of trade name confirmation
  • Memorandum of Association (MOA)
  • Articles of Association (AOA)

As you are in the business of human resources, you will also need to register your company with the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE). Finally, recruitment companies must be managed by an appropriately licensed UAE national.

What is the cost of starting a recruitment agency in Dubai?

Without a clear understanding of the nature of your business, it is difficult to offer an estimate of the cost of setting up a business in Dubai.

On top of the cost of the license for a recruitment agency, there are many other factors to consider.

For a full breakdown of the costs involved, get in touch to arrange a free consultation with Creative Zone.

Start your recruitment business in the UAE with Creative Zone

All businesses require a license to trade in the UAE. And while the steps required are not too complicated, a certain amount of prior knowledge is required. Specifically, it’s vital to ensure that your applications for your business license and visa are all completely free from mistakes.

This can be somewhat stressful, so as we have advised throughout this article, the fast-track to getting up and running is through working with a company formation specialist.

Here at Creative Zone, we offer you the best solutions to start your company in the UAE. You get fast, reliable and unbiased advice on your unique business setup requirements. We can help you choose the right kind of license for your business activity and take you through the entire process from start to finish.

You can let us deal with the hassle of registering a company while you focus on your business. And working with us means you get the best budget-friendly and cost-effective solution to help make your business dream a reality.

Over 10 years, Creative Zone has helped more than 36,000 entrepreneurs set up their businesses. Whether it be a mainland business setup, offshore company setup, free zone company setup, or issuing of trade licenses and any related activity for registering a company, Creative Zone is your one-stop-shop.

Our customer-first focus and our staff who speak 22 languages means you get a tailored package to suit your specific needs. We have worked with clients from around the world, setting them up in over 200 different business activities.

Let Creative Zone make your journey into business ownership quick and hassle-free.


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