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Why the UAE is the global No 1 for company setup

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Richard Smith BSc (Hons), TEP

Richard Smith BSc (Hons), TEP

UAE Freezone and Residence Visa Expert

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Why the UAE is the global No 1 for company setup

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On the back of a challenging year, entrepreneurs and business owners are keen to look to life after the pandemic.

Why the UAE is the global No 1 for company setup


On the back of a challenging year, entrepreneurs and business owners are keen to look to life after the pandemic.

It’s very hard to beat the UAE when it comes to company setup. The country’s 45+ free zones cater to an almost endless choice of industries and types of business, with incredibly quick setup times and a highly-developed business infrastructure.

So let’s look at just a few of the reasons the UAE’s free zones continue to earn their reputation as world-beating – and why they’re the right choice for your business setup.

  1. Fast and easy setup: Working with a company formation expert at Charterhouse Lombard means the process to set up your business and receive your 3-year visa is incredibly straightforward – and fast.
  2. Import/export: Your company will be exempt from import and export tax and is able to trade without currency restrictions. The UAE boasts several major ports, international airports and a well-developed road network. It’s in the perfect strategic location for trade with the Gulf while also being at the cross-roads of Europe, Africa and Asia.
  3. 100% foreign company ownership: The business is all yours, there’s no requirement to partner with a local sponsor.
  4. Tax: Benefit from 0% corporate and personal tax. Plus, repatriation of capital and profits.
  5. Lifestyle: The UAE has the ultimate expat lifestyle – every amenity you could need for your convenience, English widely-spoken, in a country that boasts an incredibly low crime rate.

Getting your UAE company license with Charterhouse Lombard

Start your business with Charterhouse Lombard and we’ll do the hard work for you – turning complexity into simplicity. We can:

  • Find the most cost-effective license package
  • Manage your license application
  • Process your visa application
  • Accompany you for Medical and Emirates ID Card processing
  • Assist in the opening of personal and corporate bank accounts


For more information, click here to request a call with a member of our team

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