Business Formation Consultancy

There are three common routes to starting consultancy business in the UAE – either by forming a company in the mainland, doing the same in a free zone, or setting up in either as a freelancer.

If you decide to set up in the mainland, you should make your application to the local municipality or Department of Economic Development (DED). When trading in the mainland, you are free to set up anywhere and can take on government work.

Alternatively, if you start your business in a free zone, you can make your application directly to the relevant authority. When you do business from a free zone, you will benefit from a 100% customs tax exemption, zero currency restrictions, and the ability to repatriate all capital and profits to your home country.

It is also possible to set up as a freelancer, either in the mainland or in a free zone, and conduct your business under your own name.

In all cases, a company formation expert can manage every stage of your application on your behalf.

Wherever you set up, there are no formal requirements to become a consultant. However, you are expected to be knowledgeable in your field. This knowledge could come in the form of relevant qualifications to your industry or years of experience in the sector.