Dubai Mainland License Services

A mainland license, likewise referred to as an onshore license, offers individuals the chance to run their business inside the UAE and internationally with no restrictions. The Department of Economic Development (DED) is the administrative expert for giving these licenses in the UAE. As per UAE company law, a mainland company set up in Dubai and the rest of the UAE requires a local sponsor or a local service agent. The sort of business setup in Dubai mainland will decide if you need a local sponsor or a local service agent. A local sponsor will keep up 51% of the business shares, anyway have confidence that as the entrepreneur, you can retain control of the business in return for a set yearly expense.

The UAE government's new company laws, adaptable regulatory techniques, fast timelines, and simple approval processes have settled on the Mainland License a most loved choice among the region’s start-up community and foreign investors. As indicated by the new FDI laws, one needn't bother with a local sponsor to launch their company, denoting ex-pats would now be able to possess 100% of the onshore business. To get a company registered in Dubai, it isn't obligatory to have an actual office space and MAD Middle East’s co-working DED package would be the ideal answer for getting you started. Having a DED license permits one to work without any difficulty and trade across the UAE. MAD Middle East’s concierge team will make the usually complicated process of opening a bank account a piece of cake.

Get a Dubai Mainland Trade License with 100% Foreign Ownership Starting from AED 23,000. What’s in the Package?

  • Name Reservation Payment Voucher
  • Visa+ Eid+ Medical (depending on package selection)
  • Dubai Mainland Trade License
  • Six Visa Allocation
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • Premium Office Address at Downtown Dubai
  • Documentation Services
  • Local Service Agent/ Corporate Sponsorship

For Client’s Convenience MAD Middle East Offers

Have a look at our 0% easy payment plans (EPP) for 3,6, 9 and 12 months with selected banks for as low as AED 1917 per month.

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Why Dubai Mainland?

  • Central Presence in the UAE Market Complete access and opportunity to trade inside and outside the UAE. A benefit accessible just to the organizations situated in the Mainland, opening a lot of business opportunities.
  • Conducive Business Environment World-Class trade centres, modern infrastructure and a durable communication network. The Mainland area has the best infrastructure to help your budding and already flourishing business.
  • Tax Incentives 0% Corporate Tax stays the no 1 puller of foreign investors and international entrepreneurs in picking UAE as their playground for business setups.
  • Avoidance of Double Taxation The UAE gives the adaptability to the entrepreneurs to go into double tax collection understanding for import-export processes, which permits them to clear out the expense to be paid on both the sides
  • Easy Business Setup Process When it comes to the business set up process, Dubai Mainland gives a simple method to start and finish the process. International entrepreneurs like to draw in with proficient business specialists in regards to the same that assists with finishing the task done at a quicker speed.

MAD Middle East Support Services

  • PRO Services and Dependent Visas
  • Legal Consulting
  • Personal and Corporate Banking Solutions
  • Accounting and Tax Services

Have a Look at our 'In-Demand' Licenses

Starting a Business in Dubai is divided into 4 Major Steps:


Registering Your Company Name


Acquiring a Business License


Completing the Visa Processes


Opening a Bank Account

You may likewise need to think about the different jurisdictions and the different districts and kind of company ownerships that you can pick in the UAE. Our expert business consultants will clarify the contrasts between owning a DED Mainland License, Free zone License, Offshore License, Limited Contract (LLC Company), Unlimited Contract, Trading Company and more dependent on your business activity and spending plan.

Dubai Mainland License with MAD Middle East

A mainland company is an onshore company authorized by the Department of Economic Development (DED) of the connected emirate which is permitted to work together in the local market just as outside UAE with no limitation. With regards to business setup in Dubai, Mainland is the most famous and sober-minded choice as it has the greatest advantages that the nation has to bring to the table in setting up businesses. In any case, there are certain guidelines that one needs to follow in the process, one of them being – One UAE national needs to obligatorily hold in any event 51% of the complete equity in any commercial business, besides in the below-discussed cases:

  • Business activities that permit 100% local ownership
  • Businesses located in Free Zones
  • Partnerships between UAE National and GCC Companies
  • Business activities that permit 100% foreign ownership

The sort of license will decide whether one necessity a local partner (Commercial and Industrial license) or a Local Service Agent (Professional License), Professional permit is required when an individual or a group of people offer their expert assistance, and the business is 100% possessed by the expatriate. The local Service specialist goes about as agents in regulatory dealings with government divisions. The local service specialist doesn't hold a stake in the business and is rather paid a yearly expense for their service.

License Options Availability with Dubai Mainland


Businesses engaged with such a commercial trade activity can benefit from this permit, both general and specialized traders need to get the license to complete business tasks securely all through Dubai. Under this license, 51% of business shares are claimed by a UAE national and 49% by the ex-pat proprietor.


In a professional license, 100% of company shares are claimed by an ex-pat partner and a UAE national is designated as a Local Service Agent. The license is gained for non-physical administrations like consultancy.


The industrial license in Dubai is given for those businesses that change natural material or natural assets into other final products as well as is into some other sort of assembling activities. Under this permit, 51% of company shares are claimed by a UAE national and 49% by the ex-pat proprietor.


Dubai gives 3 main types of licenses specifically: Travel agency permit as an operator of inbound travel industry, Travel agency permit as an administrator of outbound travel industry and Travel agency license as a travel agent.

Additional Includes in Package:

  • Company Stamp
  • Co-working space five days per month-Downtown Address
  • Phone Answering
  • Meeting Room access five hours per month-Downtown Address
  • Dedicated landline number
  • Domain Name Registration, Email Setup and Splash Page
  • Courier and Mail Management-Downtown Address

Why Choose MAD Middle East?

Value for Money

Our business set up administrations are appraised the most noteworthy in the industry and we have secured that by giving our customers a genuinely necessary significant serenity all through the entire process and beyond. In this way, regardless of whether you just need a visa, help with business set up, or are searching for long haul business support, our costs are every bit value for money for our clients.


Every one of our charges is laid out with no hidden expenses. In the company incorporation business, there are a few costs that are not spread the word about for customers beforehand. We make time to clarify each step and the costs to evade an upsetting circumstance.

Ease of Setup

Under the troublesome occasions, we hold your security and prosperity as our priority and have made the business setup process simpler and more secure. Practically all documents for your business setup can be submitted remotely or online with our help, making the process quick and effective.


Our business setup consultants offer capable business setup advice that fits best for the nature of your business. We have experience setting up several different business activities with no issues for our customers.