Dubai FDI is an agency of the Department of Economic Development in Dubai that offers essential information and provides invaluable support to foreign companies who intend to invest
Dubai FDI guides, advises and provides practical assistance with all aspects of business decisions and management, starting from determining the best legal structures to identifying
There are twenty four free zones in Dubai
0%, there is no tax in Dubai, except for hotels and companies operating in the oil sector.
Women have equal rights as men in the UAE.
Dubai has more than 140 private schools that offer a variety of curricula including American, British, French, German, Indian, International Baccalaureate, and Russian.
World class hospitals and clinics reside in Dubai.
Dubai FDI services are available to foreign investors. However, UAE nationals can approach Dubai SME or Dubai DED directly.
The regional GCC market can be accessed through air and road networks, while the broader MENA & SA network can be accessed through air infrastructure. Once setup in Dubai, companies can leverage the GCC FTA to easily reach various markets.
Dubai does not have direct avoidance of double taxation treaties, however the Ministry of Finance has signed several agreements on a federal level.
Dubai is one of the most connected destinations in the GCC, MENASA and World. Emirates serves 16 destinations from Dubai to GCC region daily. Dubai's quality of life is unparalleled in the region, allowing people of all different ethnicities to work and live in a safe harmonious environment. UAE is ranked 22 in the Doing Business report, ahead of any other GCC country, reinforcing Dubai's business friendly environment.
The UAE currently works on enhancing its Intellectual Property laws. The UAE works closely with The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and has been a member since 1974. For more information on the IP laws, kindly visit this link.
DIFC follows UK Common law while Dubai follows UAE law.
All foreign investors are eligible for assistance from Dubai FDI.
Dubai FDI services are free.
Dubai does not have any direct FTA's however the UAE has signed FTA's and is also pursuing various bilateral trade agreements.
Dubai FDI can advise you on selecting locations that conform to your business and target customers.
Dubai FDI and Free zones complement each other. Dubai FDI can introduce you to all free zones in the city. Also, it can help you register your company outside of free zones.
Dubai FDI can introduce you to a dedicated account manager in any free zone of your choice.
Dubai's strategic sectors are: Logistics, Health, Finance, Education, Renewables, Technology, Tourism, Retail, Light assembly and Manufacturing.
All of Dubai FDI's services are free. The city of Dubai offers great incentives such as: Tax free environment, no limitation on repatriation of profit, Tax free personal income, growing economy and a strategic geographical location.
Dubai FDI is pleased to assist all investors. Our target sectors are: Logistics, Health, Finance, Education, Renewables, Technology, Tourism, Retail, Light assembly and Manufacturing.
Dubai FDI offers sectorial reports that can be download from our website and releases a quarterly electronic magazine "Invest" on Apple's NewsStand.
Dubai FDI assigns account managers dedicated to assist investors in getting all their questions answered, advise them with business structure, recommend and introduce them to free zones, accelerate business set up when possible, and provide assistance for future growth.
Dubai FDI can introduce strategic projects to possible partners.
Dubai FDI does not offer any subsidy however we will facilitate meetings with utility providers.
Dubai FDI can recommend potential local partners who are involved in various industries but we cannot recommend one partner over the other.
Dubai FDI can recommend Emirati companies whom you may partner with.
Dubai FDI services encompass Dubai only. Although we can't assist in other Emirates, but we can refer you to Government entities that could.
Dubai FDI can guide you throughout the whole process of set-up and provide all necessary assistance when required.
Yes, when applicable.