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The Works Business Setup Package

Get all the tools you need to succeed in setting up your business and save over AED 28,000.

AED

29,999

Per Year

Want to save more? Multi-year options are available to cut your yearly costs!

Get ahead of the race with The Works Package

Created with your success in mind, The Works Package includes all the tools you need to effortlessly launch your company without needing you to spend hours on paperwork, long waiting times and exhausting processes.

The Works Package is also packed with additional benefits that will ease your business journey from Day 1 and help scale your operations quickly.

Your business setup covered from A to Z:

From basic requirements such as a trade license and visa to your accounting and compliance requirements, The Works Package is the perfect match for your entrepreneurial goals.

Get ready for corporate tax:

Handle your company setup and corporate tax registration in one go, so you get to save time and money while avoiding huge headaches.

Open a bank account for your business:

We’ve got your business bank account covered, so that is one big challenge you don’t have to face.

Grab all these add-on benefits:

We’ve added other incredible benefits to this package, including VAT registration, mail management, virtual receptionist services, and more!

Trade license

Freely operate your business locally and internationally

Residence visa

Enjoy the unique benefits of being a UAE resident

Company stamp

Validate the authenticity of your company and official documents with a company stamp

Bank account opening

Streamline your financial transactions with a business bank account

Corporate tax registration

Start your corporate tax compliance by registering for corporate tax

VAT registration and filings

Ensure your company is VAT-compliant once you reach the threshold

12 months of accounting

Get your accounting requirements sorted for next year

Compliance services

Avoid penalties by ensuring your UBO and ESR requirements are taken care of

Virtual receptionist

Answer your client calls with a personalised greeting

Mail management

Use a premium Dubai office address for all your business correspondence

PRO services

Leave the admin tasks to our team so you can focus on your business

Why work with a company formation specialist like Virtuzone?

Get it right the first time

Make sure you choose the right jurisdiction and business activity for your company

Make sure you choose the right jurisdiction and business activity for your company

Skip the red tape and bureaucratic processes and accelerate your journey

Save time and money

Avoid wasting your time, money and hard work liaising with multiple jurisdictions

Avoid making costly mistakes

Save yourself from the devastating mistakes made by virtually all entrepreneurs

Enjoy unrivalled customer support

Maximise the professional support of a team of over 200 staff members speaking 40 languages

Access the industry’s largest partnership network

Benefit from the largest partnership network in the industry, including strategic alliances with government agencies

Harness our tried-and-tested process

Discover the proven business setup strategies we’ve used to help 70,000 entrepreneurs successfully establish their business in the UAE

Join 70,000+ happy customers

Frequently Asked Questions

Also referred to as a business license, a trade license is a document that specifies the activities that a company can carry out in the UAE.

There are three main types of licenses:

  • Professional license – For professionals, craftsmen and artisans
  • Commercial license – For all trading activities
  • Industrial license – For all industrial and manufacturing activities

The requirements may vary depending on which jurisdiction you will set up your company (free zone or mainland), but the basic documents include:

  • Attested copy of shareholder and director passports
  • Proof of address
  • Minimum 3 months’ bank statement
  • Education certificates (if applicable)
  • Certificate of share capital deposit (if required)

Foreign nationals who want to operate a business in the UAE need a visa, which will allow them to legally reside in the country. Here are the three types of visas you can secure (depending on the jurisdiction):

  • Investor visa – For businesses with only one shareholder (Sole Ownership)
  • Partner visa – For businesses with multiple shareholders
  • Employment visa – Issued by certain free zones with different designations, such as General Manager or Director.

Once your trade license is issued, you will then receive your establishment card (some jurisdictions automatically issue the establishment card, while others issue it upon request).

After your establishment card has been issued, you can proceed with applying for a visa. You will need to submit the following documents:

  • Passport copy
  • Digital photo (passport size)
  • Entry permit
  • Current visa status (optional for those who are already inside the country)

A free zone is a special economic jurisdiction in the UAE that offers the following business benefits:

  • 100% foreign ownership of a business
  • 100% repatriation of profits
  • 0% income tax
  • Corporate tax exemption (subject to meeting certain criteria)
  • No customs duties on imports and exports
  • No paid upfront share capital (in most free zones)
  • No physical office space required (depending on the free zone)

However, if your business is registered in a free zone, you can only trade within that free zone and internationally. To conduct trade in the mainland, you will need to get permission from the concerned free zone authority and the local Department of Economic Development.

As mentioned above, free zone companies can only trade and operate within the free zone where they are registered and overseas. In contrast, mainland companies are free to trade anywhere in the UAE and outside of the country.

Furthermore, setting up a company in the mainland previously required a local sponsor, who will own 51% of the company. With the revised Commercial Companies Law, foreign investors can now own 100% of their mainland companies, except in strategic sectors such as oil and gas and banking.

A mainland company setup offers the following benefits:

  • 100% foreign company ownership (in most activities)
  • 100% profit repatriation
  • 0% income tax
  • Access to over 3,000 business activities
  • Freedom to trade anywhere in the UAE and overseas
  • Ability to bid on government contracts and tenders
  • Access to an unlimited number of visas
  • Quick bank account opening approval

A mainland trade license is renewed annually. A free zone license, on the other hand, has a different validity period depending on the free zone authority. This can range from one to five years. 

A shareholder refers to an individual or a legal entity that owns shares in a company.

The UAE has introduced a low corporate tax rate of 9% on June 1, 2023. All businesses must do three things to comply with the new tax law:

  1. Register for corporate tax from June 2023 onwards.
  2. Keep proper accounting records.
  3. File a corporate tax submission with the Federal Tax Authority (FTA).

While not all businesses will have to pay corporate tax, every business – including freelancers and free zone companies – must comply with these three steps.

Why Virtuzone

Since 2009, we have helped more than 70,000 entrepreneurs from 180 countries to establish their businesses in the UAE. With our tried and tested process for company setup, we can do the same for you.

End-to-End Corporate Services

We are a one-stop shop for all your trade license, visa and corporate service needs.

Government Partnerships

Our extensive partnership network includes key business relationships with the Ministry of Economy, Chamber of Commerce, Dubai FDI and Dubai Future Foundation.

24/7 Customer Support

We offer round-the-clock customer support via email, call, WhatsApp and LiveChat.

200+ Team Members

We have more than 150 staff members speaking 40 languages ready to assist with your business setup, visa, accounting, tax and other corporate service requirements.

Dedicated Relationship Manager

Our clients benefit from the expert assistance of a Relationship Manager, ensuring a streamlined communication process and focused client support.

Fast-tracked Process

With the addition of the newest technologies, applications and AI-assisted tools, we have significantly reduced our turnaround times, eliminated inefficiencies and enhanced the delivery of our services.

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