How to Setup Business in Dubai? & Best Home Based Business Opportunities in Dubai
Are you planning to start a business in Dubai, doing
an exhibition? Or looking for new business opportunities in Dubai?
Then I urge you to read every single word in this page.
Business is the main focus of Dubai economy. Often, the government is encouraging and creating new business opportunities in Dubai. However, Dubai business set-up is not easy.
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Common requirements to start a Dubai business
Every business in Dubai needs a “sponsor” except if you want to open a business in a freezone in Dubai. Usually, to open a business in a Dubai freezone requires a big capital. It is not a place for small businesses. The sponsor MUST be a UAE national. A strong sponsor with lot of contacts and influence can be very useful for the business to start and run. Why? You will see many reasons throughout this page.
You have to pay an ongoing fee to the sponsor. There is a big chance that the sponsor may demand a percentage of the profit in addition to the fee.
Once you have acquired a sponsor, you have to register your business and obtain the Trade License. There are different rules for different business types.
For an example, there are specific hygiene related rules to start and run a restaurant. It is not very easy to register a business in Dubai. You may have to seek your sponsor’s help to get your business registered. Language is a major barrier when dealing with government employees. Otherwise there is a big chance that the application will be rejected.
Operating a business in Dubai
Arabic is the common language used in all government offices. Therefore every company has to have an Arabic speaking employee or higher someone temporary to deal with government institutions for various business matters. This is a MUST.
The other important thing is the working visa for employees. This is not easy and your sponsor’s influence is very important in this matter. If you are planning to run a large-scale business then you have to maintain a percentage of UAE employees. Remember, you have to pay more than double to UAE nationals.
There is no tax in Dubai. However, there are different fees depending on type of the business.
What are good Dubai business opportunities?
Well, there are many. But a good business opportunity in Dubai is always not the one bringing more money.
It has to be easy to operate from government rules perspective. Here is my review of good business opportunities in Dubai.
Real Estate – I think there is still a market in this booming business in Dubai. Dubai real estate investment is not yet very popular internationally. So there is still a market. Travel Packages – Emirates Airlines and few travel agents handle Most of the travel packages. I think there is a market for a business that is more focused on inbound tourists and travel packages.
Online Auctions – Not much available in Dubai.
Exports – Some food items like Dates are very cheap in Dubai. Also used cars and jewellery are very cheap in Dubai.
Nightclubs – There is always a market in Dubai for nightclubs.
Multi Level Marketing – Dubai has tough laws for pyramid schemes. If you can get the government approval for a genuine MLM then the sky is the limit.
Job agencies for skilled labours – Almost all job agencies in Dubai are focusing on jobs for professionals. This is a niche business opportunity in Dubai.
Franchise businesses– This concept is new to Dubai and I am sure there is a huge market for franchises.
Childcare business – One of the burning issues especially young working couples in Dubai is lack of childcare facilities. This is also a niche business opportunity in Dubai for someone who wants to start a business in Dubai.
You cannot ignore banks when talking about business. Visit Dubai banks page to read about major banks in Dubai. Also visit major companies in Dubai page to read about leading companies in Dubai.
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