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Are there any legal requirements in setting up a business in the UAE?

Yes. Legal 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 business?

Definitely. We 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.

Can 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 charges?

Absolutely NO 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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who makes use of serviced offices?

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.

How much 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.


What is CIG�s virtual office?

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 virtual offices?

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 it yourself.

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 facilities.
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