Dubai is a land of Opportunity and has always helped Investors looking out for setting up a firm in different sectors. The authorities in this city have created an environment for shareholders by laying down certain guidelines and processes listed in DED which is fruitful and informative. We at PRO Desk Documents Clearing Services assist capitalist across the globe in new business setup in Dubai Mainland and Free Zones depending on the requirement and value for money.

There are various options available in UAE for the financiers and International companies looking out for establishing a corporate relation in this region. The entrepreneur can opt for either both type of license.

Starting your venture requires having a good exposure to entire GCC, Middle Ease and MENA. Investors all over the world coming in this economic hub, always want to have a vital partner in offering a smooth and healthy trade relationship in this region. PRO Desk is one of the best business setup company in Dubai, strives to understand the client needs and help them complete the whole process of issuing the license. We also be of assistance in lending a hand to search out Local Emirati or Local service agent to sponsor the permit.

Mainland Business Setup in Dubai

When you want to conduct your operations in the lavish zone of the United Arab Emirates, DED or Department of Economic Development is responsible to make your dream come true. They regulate and provide licenses, registration as well as compliance of commercial activities.

The local sponsor or UAE national is necessary to work as a partner if you are willing to start your business setup in Dubai mainland. However, you can have an agreement with sleeping associate to not involve in the operations and profit sharing of your company. The investor can enjoy 100% ownership with a professional license but a local service agent is mandatory. They will serve as a figurative representation for drafting and establishing legal contracts. They will not take part in the profit sharing or management operations.

Free Zone Company Setup

These are the special economic areas which provide a growing environment to foreign investors by offering a great 100% ownership in a tax free region and free custom duty to expatriate.

PRO Desk is the top business setup company in Dubai offering assistance to global entrepreneurs who are new to this city. These are the most favorable and profitable locations in the Middle East. The startup of an industry in these regions are not restricted by commercial laws and considered to be outside the jurisdiction of the United Arab Emirates.

There are 3 types of startup you can opt for

Free Zone Establishment:
One corporate or individual shareholder is required

Free Zone Company

2 or more shareholders can come together to register this type of company; they can either be corporate or individuals

Branch Office

A foreign organization can open their branch office of the mother company

Offshore Company Setup in Dubai

If your market is growing the organization has higher possibilities of profit provision. This is the reason that the UAE has become a booming economic hub due to its flexible and flourishing environment. Reliable business setup services in Dubai are not easy to find. That is why PRO Desk has created the team of experts who have years of experience and expertise with profound knowledge of the market. Offshore company is an International firm which facilitates the owner to control their asset in discretion as this form does not have any Tax necessities and you can exercise your commands from foreign country.

Contact us for further information related to new business setup in Dubai.

We at PRO Desk assist customer in setting up a New business and formation of LLC. The following are the steps required to start a new license in Dubai.

Trade Name Reservation

The first and foremost step in registering the License in DED is to select a name and it needs to be approved by DED. The client needs to give Three name options and depend on the availability in the DED the name will be approved. The activity code will be a part of the Trade Name reservation.
(Kindly note: - The name cannot be reserved by Name of the country & Continent, Famous Regions and Town, etc)

Initial Approval

Once the Trade Name is reserved, then the next step is going for Initial Approval. For Initial approval the activity needs to be specified. In DED there are list of activities specified. The client can choose for more than one activity provided it should be from the same activity group. Eg. Technical Activity such as AC fitting, Plumbing, Tile fitting, etc falls under Building and Contracting work category and could be in one license. However if you need to add Building cleaning activity then it is falling under Facility Management activity group and hence can’t be added in the Technical work license. All the documents needs to be submitted at DED for approval and Issuance of Initial approval Certificate.

Drafting of MOA agreement

MOA (Memorandum of Association) needs to be drafted once we receive the Initial approval from DED. The MOA agreement can be typed in Arabic or English and Arabic as per the clients need. If the MOA is drafted in English and Arabic it needs to be legalised from a Legal Consultancy firm.

Notary Public

Once the MOA agreement is ready, then all the partners and local partner needs to proceed to Dubai court for notarising the agreement in the presence of the court person. Four copies of the agreement is done, one for the Court Original, once copy for Partner, one copy for Local Sponsor and one for the service provider if required.

Ejari (Tenancy Contract)

The Tenancy contract must be registered in the Land Department between the Landlord and the Tenant and on submission they will issue an Ejari. The minimum square feet required is 200.

Payment Voucher

Once the Notary and Ejari is done submit all the documents to DED to get the Payment voucher. The DED will register the company in the Commercial Register and the Payment Voucher will be out.

Trade License

On receiving the Payment voucher, we can pay the voucher in the DED either through Cash or by Card and get the Trade License immediately. Once the license is received you can then do the amendment by adding PO. Box and other details.

Documents Required for Trade Name Reservation:Passport copy of Partner or Local Sponsor

Documents Required for Initial Approval: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.

Documents Required for MOA: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate.

Documents required for Notary Public: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate to be attached.

Documents required for Ejari: NOC from Landlord, DEWA deposit slip, EID of the Tenant and Landlord, Passport copy of tenant.

Documents required for Payment Voucher: Trade Name reservation copy, Initial Approval Certificate copy, Attested MOA from Notary public, Ejari copy, Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.

 

We at PRO Desk assist customer in setting up a new business and formation of Professional License. The following are the steps required to start a new license in Dubai.

Trade Name Reservation

The first and foremost step in registering the License in DED is to select a name and it needs to be approved by DED. The client needs to give Three name options and depend on the availability in the DED the name will be approved. The activity code will be a part of the Trade Name reservation.
(Kindly note: - The name cannot be reserved by Name of the country & Continent, Famous Regions and Town, etc)

Initial Approval

Once the Trade Name is reserved, then the next step is going for Initial Approval. For Initial approval the activity needs to be specified. In DED there are list of activities specified. The client can choose for more than one activity provided it should be from the same activity group. Eg. Technical Activity such as AC fitting, Plumbing, Tile fitting, etc falls under Building and Contracting work category and could be in one license. However if you need to add Building cleaning activity then it is falling under Facility Management activity group and hence can’t be added in the Technical work license. All the documents needs to be submitted at DED for approval and Issuance of Initial approval Certificate.

Drafting of LSA agreement

LSA (Local Service Agent) agreement needs to be drafted once we receive the Initial approval from DED. The LSA agreement can be typed in Arabic or English and Arabic as per the clients need. If the LSA is drafted in English and Arabic it needs to be legalised from a Legal Consultancy firm.

Civil Agreement

If there is more than one Partner in the Professional License the partners need to make a civil agreement among the all Partners describing their shares and appointment of manager in the license. In the agreement there will be no Local sponsor.

Notary Public

Once the MOA agreement is ready, then all the partners and local partner needs to proceed to Dubai court for notarising the agreement in the presence of the court person. Four copies of the agreement is done, one for the Court Original, once copy for Partner, one copy for Local Sponsor and one for the service provider if required.

Ejari (Tenancy Contract)

The Tenancy contract must be registered in the Land Department between the Landlord and the Tenant and on submission they will issue an Ejari. The minimum square feet required is 200.

Payment Voucher

Once the Notary and Ejari is done submit all the documents to DED to get the Payment voucher. The DED will register the company in the Commercial Register and the Payment Voucher will be out.

Trade License

On receiving the Payment voucher, we can pay the voucher in the DED either through Cash or by Card and get the Trade License immediately. Once the license is received you can then do the amendment by adding PO. Box and other details.

Documents Required for Tradename Reservation: Passport copy of Partner or Local Sponsor

Documents Required for Initial Approval: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.

Documents Required for LSA Agreement: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate.

Documents Required for Civil Ageement: Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate.

Documents Required for Notary Club: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate to be attached.

Documents Required for Ejari: NOC from Landlord, DEWA deposit slip, EID of the Tenant and Landlord, Passport copy of tenant.

Documents Required for Payment Voucher: Trade Name reservation copy, Initial Approval Certificate copy, Attested MOA from Notary public, Ejari copy, Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.

We at PRO Desk assist customer in Changing Name and Activity in LLC license. Following are the process to be followed:-

Trade Name Reservation

The first and foremost step is changing the Trade Name in the existing License. The client needs to give Three name options and depend on the availability in the DED the name will be approved. The activity code will be a part of the Trade Name reservation.
(Kindly note: - The name cannot be reserved by Name of the country & Continent, Famous Regions and Town, etc)

Initial Approval

Once the Trade Name is reserved, then the next step is going for Initial Approval. For Initial approval the new activity needs to be specified. Application needs to be filled for adding the new activity along with the Trade Name certificate. All the documents needs to be submitted at DED for approval and Issuance of Initial approval Certificate.

Drafting of Amended MOA agreement

Amended MOA (Memorandum of Association) needs to be drafted once we receive the Initial approval from DED. The Amended MOA agreement can be typed in Arabic or English and Arabic as per the clients need. If the amended MOA is drafted in English and Arabic it needs to be legalised from a Legal Consultancy firm.

Notary Public

Once the amended MOA agreement is ready, then all the partners and local partner needs to proceed to Dubai court for notarising the agreement in the presence of the court person. Four copies of the agreement is done, one for the Court Original, once copy for Partner, one copy for Local Sponsor and one for the service provider if required.

Ejari (Tenancy Contract)

The Tenancy contract must be registered in the Land Department between the Landlord and the Tenant and on submission they will issue an Ejari. The minimum square feet required is 200.

Payment Voucher

Once the Notary and Ejari is done submit all the documents to DED to get the Payment voucher. The DED will register the company in the Commercial Register and the Payment Voucher will be out.

Trade License

On receiving the Payment voucher, we can pay the voucher in the DED either through Cash or by Card and get the Trade License immediately. The new license is out with Change in Name and the new activity.

Documents Required for Tradename Reservation: Passport copy of Partner or Local Sponsor

Documents Required for Initial Approval: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.

Documents Required for Amended MOA agreement: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If ythe Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate.

Documents Required for Notary Public: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate to be attached.

Documents Required for Ejari: NOC from Landlord, DEWA deposit slip, EID of the Tenant and Landlord, Passport copy of tenant.

Documents Required for Payment Voucher: Trade Name reservation copy, Initial Approval Certificate copy, Attested MOA from Notary public, Ejari copy, Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.


Question – What are the procedure for Adding and Withdrawal of Partner in DED licnese?

We at PRO Desk assist customer in Adding & Withdrawal of Partner in LLC license. Following are the process to be followed:-

Initial Approval

The first and foremost step is to take Initial Approval from DED. The application needs to be filled mentioning the details of the New Partner and the details of the Withdrawal Partner. All the Partners needs to sign this and then submit to the DED for the approval. On submitting the Initial Approval Certificate will be printed from the DED.

Drafting of Amended MOA agreement

Amended MOA (Memorandum of Association) needs to be drafted once we receive the Initial approval from DED. The Amended MOA agreement can be typed in Arabic or English and Arabic as per the clients need. If the amended MOA is drafted in English and Arabic it needs to be legalised from a Legal Consultancy firm.

Notary Public

Once the amended MOA agreement is ready, then all the partners and local partner needs to proceed to Dubai court for notarising the agreement in the presence of the court person. Four copies of the agreement is done, one for the Court Original, once copy for Partner, one copy for Local Sponsor and one for the service provider if required.

Ejari (Tenancy Contract)

The Tenancy contract must be registered in the Land Department between the Landlord and the Tenant and on submission they will issue an Ejari. The minimum square feet required is 200.

Payment Voucher

Once the Notary and Ejari is done submit all the documents to DED to get the Payment voucher. The DED will register the company in the Commercial Register and the Payment Voucher will be out.

Trade License

On receiving the Payment voucher, we can pay the voucher in the DED either through Cash or by Card and get the Trade License immediately. The new license is out with the New Partner name and withdrawal of Old Partner.

Documents Required for Initial Approval: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the New Partner, Passport copy of the Withdrawal Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.

Documents Required for Drafting of Amended MOA agreement: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate.

Documents Required for Notary Public: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate to be attached.

Documents Required for Ejari (Tenancy Contract): The Tenancy contract must be registered in the Land Department between the Landlord and the Tenant and on submission they will issue an Ejari. The minimum square feet required is 200.

Documents Required for Payment Voucher: Initial Approval Certificate copy, Attested MOA from Notary public, Ejari copy, Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.
 

Question – What are the procedure for Adding of New Partner / Investor and Increasing the Share Capital in the Licnese?

We at PRO Desk assist customer in Adding of New Partner & Increase in Share Capital in LLC license. Following are the process to be followed:-

Initial Approval

The first and foremost step is to take Initial Approval from DED. The application needs to be filled mentioning the details of the New Partner and the Amendment in the Share Capital. All the Partners need to sign this and then submit to the DED for the approval. On submitting the Initial Approval Certificate will be printed from the DED.

Drafting of Amended MOA agreement

Amended MOA (Memorandum of Association) needs to be drafted once we receive the Initial approval from DED. The Amended MOA agreement can be typed in Arabic or English and Arabic as per the clients need. If the amended MOA is drafted in English and Arabic it needs to be legalised from a Legal Consultancy firm.

Notary Public

Once the amended MOA agreement is ready, then all the partners and local partner needs to proceed to Dubai court for notarising the agreement in the presence of the court person. Four copies of the agreement is done, one for the Court Original, once copy for Partner, one copy for Local Sponsor and one for the service provider if required.

Ejari (Tenancy Contract)

The Tenancy contract must be registered in the Land Department between the Landlord and the Tenant and on submission they will issue an Ejari. The minimum square feet required is 200.

Payment Voucher

Once the Notary and Ejari is done submit all the documents to DED to get the Payment voucher. The DED will register the company in the Commercial Register and the Payment Voucher will be out.

Trade License

On receiving the Payment voucher, we can pay the voucher in the DED either through Cash or by Card and get the Trade License immediately. The new license is out with the New Partner name and Increase in the Share Capital.

 

Documents Required for Initial Approval: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the New Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.

Documents Required for Drafting of Amended MOA agreement: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval & Trade License Copy.

Documents Required for Notary Public: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade License copy.

Documents Required for Ejari (Tenancy Contract) NOC from Landlord, DEWA deposit slip, EID of the Tenant and Landlord, Passport copy of tenant.

Documents Required for Payment Voucher Initial Approval Certificate copy, Attested MOA from Notary public, Ejari copy, Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.
 

 

Question – What are the procedure for changing of location in DED for the Trade license?

We at PRO Desk assist customer in Changing of Business location in LLC license. Following are the process to be followed:-

Tenancy Contract

The first and foremost step is to make ready new Tenancy contract and register the same through EJARI online.

Initial Approval

The Initial approval needs to be taken from Economic Department on change of location. Application needs to be filled for changing of location in the License along with the Trade license copy attached. All the documents need to be submitted at DED for approval and Issuance of Initial approval Certificate.

Payment Voucher

Submit the above documents to the DED counter and the payment voucher will be generated along with the change in the location.
The Fees for the same will be Dh 610.00

Trade License with Change of Location

On receiving the Payment voucher, we can pay the voucher in the DED either through Cash or by Card and get the Trade License immediately. The new license is out with the New Location address in the License.

 

Documents Required for Tradename Reservation: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required, Ejari copy.

Documents Required for Initial Approval: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.

Documents Required for Drafting of LSA agreement: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate.

Documents Required for Drafting of Civil agreement: Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate.

Documents Required for Drafting of Notary Public: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate to be attached.

Documents Required for Ejari: NOC from Landlord, DEWA deposit slip, EID of the Tenant and Landlord, Passport copy of tenant.

Documents Required to be submitted to KHDA:Initial Requirements: Duly filled Application Form
Required Application Fees
Details Business Plan (elements/structure provided)
Agreement Copy with the Certifying Body for Courses undertaken or any documents supporting application (if applicable)

For Individuals: Passport copy of the Partner, Tourist Visa copy or Residence Visa copy, Passport copy of the Manage of the Institution, CV of the Manager of the Institution, Specimen Signature of individual shareholder(s) and Manager of the institute (template provided)

For Corporate: Original TL or Notarized copy of valid Commercial Trade License/Certificate of Incorporation
Notarized copy of Board Resolution calling for the setup of new establishment of Training Institute, and hereby appointing Manager/Representative in the Trade License.
Passport copy of the Manager / Representative.

Documents Required for Payment Voucher: Trade Name reservation copy, Initial Approval Certificate copy, Attested MOA from Notary public, Ejari copy, Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.

Documents Required for KHDA Final Approval: Copy of the Commercial Trade License from DED or Free Zone Authority (as applicable)
Copy of the EHS Certificate (Environment, Health and Safety)
Ejari Copy along with the Location map

 

 

Question – What are the procedure for Dubai Municipality Exams?

We at PRO Desk assist customer in giving guidance how to apply for Dubai Municipality Exams. Following are the process to be followed:-
Inorder to apply for Dubai Municipality Exams, the applicant needs to fill the form online. On successfully filling the form the applicant will be called for Interview too. Dubai Municipality conducts test Oral as well as written too. The application will be approved in 2 working days and the charges for the examination can be paid at the DM cashier. The date and time for the Interview will be shown online once the payment is done.
At the time of oral interview Original Educational Certificate and Passport should be carried. Once the oral interview is done the results will be shown online.

Fees Structure:

Dubai Municipality Test fees for Electrical Fitting Contracting is Dh 410
Dubai Municipality Test fees for Building Contracting is Dh 510

The below are the other categories under which applicant can apply:

Applicant having Diploma Certificate must have 5 years experience inorder to apply under the license G+1 or below.
Applicant applying for Interior Decoration Engineer Test must have 3 year Diploma Certificate.
Applicant applying for Civil Engineer should have Bachelor Degree Certificate and must have 3 years experience.

Trade License Upgrade

The Trade License of the contracting company can be upgraded from G+1 to G4 if the License is 3 years old and the company has completed minimum 7 projects in the last 3 years of its operation.
The license can be further upgraded from G4 to G12 if the license is 7 years old and it has 2 Engineer registered.

 

Documents Required: Trade License copy, Passport copy of the Engineer along with his Visa page, Duly attested Education certificate from UAE Embassy in Home country followed by MOFA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) attestation. Photograph of the Engineer, No Objection letter from the company for the Engineer or Technical staff applying for the exams, If the application is under Tourist or Visit Visa then the applying company can attach a letter, An undertaking letter addressing UAE Engineers Association stating that once the Dubai Municipality exam is cleared the applicant will participate in UAE Engineers Association Membership.
 

Question – What are the procedures to Cancel LLC license in Mainland?
How to Cancel LLC License in Mainland?

We at PRO Desk assist customer in Cancellation of LLC license in Dubai. Following are the process to be followed:-
First Step – The first and foremost is to Cancel all Employment Visa of existing employees in the MOL (Ministry of Labour) list.
Second Step – Draft Board of resolution among the Directors for dissolution of firm and appointment of Liquidator duly signed by all the Directors.
Third Step – Notarised the Board of Resolution at the Dubai Notary Public.
Fourth Step – Once the Liquidator is appointed, the Liquidator needs to draft an appointment letter duly signed and attested by Notary public along with the License copy of the Liquidator company and Auditor Registration certificate.
Fifth Step – Submit all the documents to the DED (Department of Economic Development) to issue company Liquidation Certificate.
Sixth Step – On receiving the Liquidation Certificate, the company needs to put Liquidation advertisement in two local Arabic newspaper and need to wait for 45 days to check whether any client has any financial claim against the company.
Seventh Step – On completing 45 days from the date of advertisement, submit Original Newspaper Ad and Audit report of the company to the DED.
Eight Step – Confirmation from the Liquidator and Partners that there is no any objection or claim from the third Party during the AD period.
Ninth Step – Now we can proceed with the cancelation of Partners Visa.
Tenth Step – Get clearance certificated from Ministry of Labour department and Clearance Certificate from Immigration department.
Eleventh Step – Submit all the documents along with copy of Liquidation Certificate to the DED.
Twelveth Step – DED fees of Dh 3000 to be paid at Economic department as Final Payment Voucher.