Setting Up A Limited Liability Company

You can set up a commercial, professional or industrial business in one of the following legal forms:
  • branch company or foreign representative office 
  • individual establishment or sole proprietorship
  • limited liability company (LLC)
  • professional/civil business company 
  • public or private shareholding company
LImited liability company (LLC)
An LLC is a hybrid of a partnership and a corporation. Its owners are shielded from personal liability; the liability of the shareholders is limited to their shares in the company’s capital and selling shares publicly is not permitted. Formed by a minimum of two and a maximum of 50 people, an LLC is a popular choice for anyone setting up a company outside of a free zone in Dubai. 
  • Sponsorship from a UAE national, who must have a 51% stake in your business (see Appointing a sponsor).
  • Company auditor must be UAE accredited
  • Trade name (ending with ’LLC’) must be approved by DED.
  • Minimum capital required is Dhs.300,000
 

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