Are there any legal requirements in setting up a business in
requirements are as stated in the UAE Company Law which states that
foreigners who would like to put up a business in Dubai would need
to have a Local sponsor or service agent, lease an office and secure
a Trading License from the Economic Development Office. For Limited
Liability Companies (LLC), the local sponsor must have a minimum of
51% shareholdings. However, they can vest all management and
financial interest in the company to the foreign national thus
giving him or her total control. For Professional Firms, a local
service agent must be appointed and a license must also be acquired
from the Economic Development Department. For certain types of
activities, special approval must be acquired from the respective
Government Ministries. A good example of this is putting up a health
clinic. All approvals must be obtained from the Ministry of Health
before a trading license can be obtained.
Can Capital International Group help me in starting up a
have designed a number of packages for foreign nationals who would
like to put up a business in the UAE. The packages that we offer
will aid you with all the services you need to set up your company
and start doing business. If you chose any one our packages, we
assure you that you�ll have your business running in just 7 working
days. This is the target that we have set for ourselves and to date,
we have a completion rate of 98% within this time frame.
Do I have the option to tell you
what I want or must I choose from your start up packages?
Though we have start up
packages, you can still tell us what you need and we will work with
you on that to provide you with the most appropriate service.
What is a trading license?
Can you supply me with this for my business?
A Trading License allows a business to undertake a specific
business activity or concern. This is being issued by the Economic
Development Department. A trading license must be obtained first
before one can start undertaking any business activity. CIG will
make things easier for you! We can get the Trading License on your
behalf. Just tell what business you would like to do and we�ll
secure one for you.
you process investor and residence visa for me, my family and
employees? Answer: Yes. We can process all your required visas for
you, your family and your employees. Question: Can I just make you
arrange a Bank account for my business?
Yes and you can choose the bank you wish to have
an account with for yourself and your company. The bank account will
be provided for you upon the establishment of your business.
Will there be any hidden
HIDDEN CHARGES. The breakdown of the fees will be given to you from
the very start and should there be any additional costs, we will
make sure that you will be informed in advance.
Will there be any commission that I have to pay?
No. all you have to pay is the price
of the package that you chose. However, any other charges not
included in the package applied by the government such as visa
expenses must be paid separately.
Asked Questions (FAQs)
Who makes use of
Serviced offices which were more
popularly known as �executive suites� is now being used by a wide
range of companies including start-ups, foreign representative
offices, consultancy firms, listed blue chip MNCs, and various other
companies and offices who wants to have a more flexible and
hassle-free business environment.
Why use serviced
offices over a traditional office? Serviced offices offer a great
deal of benefits for companies who want to have the ease of
occupation by just paying a fixed monthly fee while being provided
with a fully furnished professional office environment with all the
facility and service requirements to run the business. Serviced
offices are also convenient for small companies who expect their
business to grow in no time, and vice versa.
will a serviced office space cost?
We offer reasonable
prices which will be highly dependent on the office�s size and
access to natural light. This amount is also inclusive of service
charge, use of office fixtures and other office facilities. This
makes you save immediately on the capital and start up costs.
Can I configure my own workspace? We have available workspaces
from single office to large executive offices suitable for your
business requirements all fully-furnished and equipped. However, if
you have any other preferences, just let us now and we�ll ensure
that you�ll have all you need just before you start working.
Should I provide my own office equipments? Worry no more on
that! Our workspaces are geared with top caliber facilities, high
speed internet connectivity and designer office furniture especially
designed to make you work immediately and comfortably.
VIRTUAL OFFICES FAQs
What is CIG�s
CIGs virtual office allows you to get
all the privileges that you can have from a serviced office without
any need for you to be actually there. Work from home or overseas
while having the prestige of getting a local business address. Our
professionally trained customer assistants will handle and forward
all your calls and correspondents on a day to day basis using your
business name. You also get access to all secretarial and
administrative facilities without having to pay the full cost of
having a serviced office.
What are the benefits of using
Make an impression that lasts! The
following are just some of the many advantages of having CIGs
virtual offices: A high profile business/mailing address in the
heart of Dubai Dedicated telephone services and corporate email
accounts Access to professional office equipments and high-speed
internet connectivity Virtual customer assistant services
Professional meeting facilities Incorporation services
How will I receive my phone calls? We will assign a dedicated
telephone number for you. Our customer service assistants are always
available to answer your calls under your business name according to
your instructions. The calls will be forwarded to your given number
wherever you may be anytime of the day while other messages can be
taken and emailed to you. You can be confident that you�ll never
miss a call because our customer assistants will direct your callers
to your virtual office voicemail should you not be available to take
How will I receive my mails and faxes?
All your office messages including postal mails received
in your virtual office can be forwarded to you through email, fax or
even in your specified location. You also have the option to let us
keep it for you and just collect it at your most convenient time.
What are the available facilities and services for
virtual office customers?
On top of the privilege to get
a premiere local address and message handling services, CIGs virtual
office clients can have an access to all our meeting and
conferencing facilities on a pay-per use basis whenever a face to
face transaction is necessary. This also includes full access to
receptionist, secretarial, IT support services and other office