Abu Dhabi Mainland

Arab Business Consultant

The initial step for Business set up in Abu Dhabi Mainland is to reserve and get approval for the desired trade name from the Department of Economic Development (DED). Once the trade name is approved, you can approach the Abu Dhabi Trade license Committee at one of the Abu Dhabi Emirate Municipalities (Abu Dhabi City, Al Ain City, or the Western Region Municipality), which will review your application and supporting documents including details of the partners and capital and inform you whether your application requires approval of a competent agency. In case of starting a branch of a foreign company, you will have to submit an application and all required documents to the Ministry of Economy upon getting the approval of the competent agency, Abu Dhabi Trade license, and the ministry will present it to the Executive Council in Abu Dhabi for approval. To get more details on business setup in Abu Dhabi, you can avail the benefits of Abu Dhabi company formation services and get further information by reading the section “Opening a Branch of a Foreign Company in Abu Dhabi”.

Here at Arab Business Consultant, we have a team of business setup experts who can guide you to choose the best options among the various free zones along with business setup in Abu Dhabi basis your requirements.

Benefits of Business Setup in Abu Dhabi

  • Issuance of license within 24 hours
  • Freedom of foreign ownership
  • No restriction on repatriation
  • Exemption from income tax
  • Exemption from import and export taxes
  • Global connectivity
  • Very close to Dubai International Airport
  • Allows long term leasing facility
  • No limit on hiring foreign workers:

Why Arab Business Consultant?

Arab Business Consultant is always completely transparent when providing our clients with the details related to business setup in Abu Dhabi. A large part of this is simply ensuring we offer the flexibility to provide you with the exact package that suits your need, it can be Trade license (single owner), trade license with two or more than 2 shareholders, visas for employees or dependents. We will help you to select the option precisely you need so that you pay for what you get.

Our Services

  • Business set up
  • Renewal of license
  • PRO service
  • Visa services
  • Company stamp
  • Free zone service
  • Off shore company
  • Main land LLC

Types of Business License offered by SHARJAH AIRPORT FREE ZONE

  • Service License
  • Trading License
  • Industrial License
  • Holding Activity License
  • Social Media Influencer License

Packages - Sharjah Airport Free Zone


License Fee
lease of Executive Desk / Saif Plus (annual Rate)
Insurance, Maintenance fee, Signboard & Internet Listing etc
Govt. Innovation fee


  • Type 1 activities include Service and Commercial Trading activities while Type 2 includes General Trading and Industrial activities.
  • 2 Limit of 5 Additional Classes per group of same types
  • 30 Calendar Days Validity
  • Not inclusive of Medical and Emirates ID fees where applicable

Documents required

  • Business Setup Form
  • Authorized Signatory Form
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Shareholder(s) / Manager(s) / Directors(s) Documents

Documents for individuals as Shareholder(s) / Manager(s) / Director(s):

  • Colored and clear full page of Passport Copy
  • Colored and clear full page Entry Stamp page copy / Residence
  • Visa page copy (if applicable)
  • 2 Passport size photos (for immigration card application)

Documents for companies as Shareholder(s) / Manager(s) / Director(s)

  • Certificate of Formation
  • Certificate of Incumbency / Good Standing (if applicable)
  • Memorandum of Association copy
  • Board Resolution Copy
  • Documents for the Authorized Person(s)
  • Passport Copy
  • Colored and clear full page Entry Stamp page copy / Residence Visa page copy (if applicable)
  • 2 Passport size Photographs

Documents Specifications

Passport Copy

  • Colored and clear full page passport copy
  • Passport should be valid for a minimum of 7 months
  • Amendment / Modification page should be included (if applicable)
  • Additional remarks for below nationalities
  • India – First and last page copy
  • Pakistan – First and second page copy
  • Sri Lanka – First and fourth page copy
  • USA – Special comment page copy
  • Nepal – First and last page copy


  • White background
  • Teeth should not be visible
  • Light colored shirts are not allowed
  • Jewelry and eyeglasses are not allowed
  • Handwritten marks are not allowed on the photos

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Contact Us:

Office: +971 43456631
Mobile: +971 568006700
Email: info@arabbusinessconsultant.com

Address: Office PO Box 93745 – Dubai, UAE