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  • All international investors have to select a UAE national as a sponsor.
  • International investors can select a Free Zone if you wish to own your business 100%.
  • Select a location that optimizes business objectives, convenience and costs.
  • Confirm your Visa requirements and eligibility.
  • Hire a UAE company registration agent to take you through the process.
  • Select a UAE national as a Sponsor.
  • Select a Free Zone if you wish to own your business 100%.
  • Select a Location that optimizes business objectives, convenience and costs.
  • Confirm your Visa requirements and eligibility.
  • Hire a UAE company registration agent to take you through the process.

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Dubai is renowned the world over as an ideal place for business growth due to its central location where the East meets the West, thereby making it an international hub. In keeping with this growth Dubai’s landscape keeps evolving to accommodate all businesses, however one particular business district stands out and that is the Dubai International Financial Centre or fondly known by UAE residents as DIFC.

It’s nestled in a central business area near the Dubai World Trade Centre and just minutes away from the world’s tallest building the Burj Khalifa; which of course makes it a prestigious upmarket setting. You feel like business negotiations are taking place every minute as you merely walk through it, but it also has a very niche feel to it as it is surrounded by restaurants and cafés catering to a variety of tastes and occasions, as well as retail outlets and art galleries.

This urban landmark is where individuals and corporations from around the world come to advance their business, engage with the community and experience the energy of the central business district of Dubai.

Simply put, DIFC is an onshore financial centre which gives its investors and tenants a secure and efficient platform for business and reach to the emerging markets of the region. It literally bridges the leading financial centres of London and New York in the West and Hong Kong and Tokyo in the East.

DIFC features a range of corporations including banks, insurance, wealth management and capital markets all set up within three zones; the office zone, the residential zone and the town centre.

It promises a quality range of DIFC’s independent regulation, common law framework, supportive infrastructure and its tax-friendly regime.

Some other benefits include 100 percent foreign ownership, zero percent tax rate on income and profits, a wide network of double taxation treaties available to UAE incorporated entities, no exchange controls, a transparent operating environment complying with global best practices, and internationally accepted laws and regulatory processes.

Businesses setting up at DIFC can also take advantage of the access to a large pool of skilled professionals residing in Dubai and the region and then look forward to using the one-stop shop service for visas, work permits and such like.

Of course we suggest studying the Dubai market to see what best fits your business requirements but we highly recommend the DIFC especially if your business falls in line with the category of business operating within the financial sector.