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Business Setup

The UAE Business Setup Specialists

Your Company Setup
Partner in the UAE

The UAE is home to one of the world’s most dynamic economies, a regional powerhouse that attracts business from across the spectrum of future-facing industries.

From FinTech to the blockchain, the United Arab Emirates has emerged as the place to set up business in the Middle East – and, of course, it is the leading regional hub for a wide range of commercial sectors, from retail and tourism to finance, oil and gas, and e commerce.

The UAE’s advanced business infrastructure and attractive taxation policies offer invaluable benefits to your company. And TASC is uniquely qualified to guide you through the setup process – providing professional PRO services, assistance with staffing and banking services, corporate governance guidance, and much more along the way – helping you to avoid potential pitfalls and maximising your returns.

We’re the recognised UAE business setup and corporate services specialists. We know the rules, regulations and procedures inside-out. And we can get your business up-and-running in no time.

Business Setup Packages

Whatever sector you’re in, and whatever stage you’re at, we have the ideal business setup solution for you.


  • Trade License
  • Establishment Card
  • Prestigious address Virtual Lease agreement
  • LSA Signing
  • Corporate Service Agent
  • 1 Investor visa – 3 years
  • Documents Validation & Submission
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • Dubai PO Box
  • Mail Management & Mail Forwarding
  • Company Stamp
  • Value added Service**


  • Trade License
  • Establishment Card
  • Prestigious address Virtual Lease agreement
  • MOA Signing
  • -
  • 1 Investor visa – 3 years
  • Documents Validation & Submission
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • Dubai PO Box
  • Mail Management & Mail Forwarding
  • Company Stamp
  • Value added Service**

Dubai Freezone

  • Trade License
  • Establishment Card
  • Virtual Lease Agreement
  • -
  • -
  • 1 Visa allocation – 3 years
  • Documents Validation & Submission
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • Dubai PO Box
  • Mail Management & Mail Forwarding
  • -
  • Value added Service**

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Business Setup – The TASC Advantage

We’ve overseen thousands of company formations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the wider UAE since we launched in 2010, making us the most well-established and widely trusted business setup advisor in the Middle East.

  • We’re your local knowledge partner – we’ll make sure that your business is compliant with all relevant guidelines and legislation, along with advising on all taxation policies.
  • End-to-end service – from trade licence and visa to real estate, staffing and outsourcing to government liaison and PRO services, we do it all.
  • Rock-solid reliability – with more than 12 years’ regional experience, you can trust us with your business setup.
  • A hassle-free solution – leave the stress of business setup to us. We’ll save you time, expense, and headaches. Leaving you to take care of business.

Client Success Stories

When a major telecom company was looking to transfer their trade licence from one UAE Free Zone to another, the process seemed daunting. Lacking the necessary expertise and local contacts, they turned to TASC – and we delivered a seamless solution in just 65 days.

A major telecom company needed P.R.O support to move their license from one Free Zone to another

In only 65 days, TASC helped a major telecom company transfer licenses and employee visas to a new free zone. This complex process was managed so well by the TASC team, that the client is now partnering with TASC on other projects.

Business Setup Options

There are more than 45 free zones in the UAE, with still more under construction. Which is right for you? Or would you benefit from a mainland business setup? The choice can be daunting. But don’t worry – our expert team are on hand to guide you through the pros and cons of each option, helping you to settle on the ideal solution for your business.
We have experience in all of the UAE’s free zones, with specialist expertise dealing with Dubai Silicon Oasis, Meydan Free Zone, DMCC and DIFC, across the ran of industry sectors, including hospitality, medical and healthcare, energy, travel and tourism, consulting, logistics and creative services.

Mainland Company Setup

  • Activity identification
  • Document validation
  • DED Registration
  • MOHRE & GDRFE approval
  • Licence activation

Freezone Company Setup

  • Freezone identification
  • Activity identification
  • Liaison with free zone authorities
  • Marketing and PR partners
  • HR outsourcing

Frequently asked questions

FAQ’s – Freezone
  • Can I transfer my company to another free zone?

    As of right now it is not possible to transfer your company to a different free zone. However you can set up a branch of your existing company in a different free zone.

  • What do I need to open a UAE bank account?

    In order to open a UAE bank account you will need to provide the following documents:

    • The original corporate documents that you have received from the Freezone
    • CV of Shareholders and Directors
    • A business summary
    • Additional documents may also be requested
  • What is the process and procedure for renewing my trade license?

    Your relationship manager will send you notifications for renewal 3 months before it is due. When it is convenient for you contact them and they will handle the procedure for you.

  • What is the process and procedure for renewing my visa(s)?

    The first step is to do your medical fitness test and register for Emirates ID renewal. Once this is done and the medical results issued, come with your valid passport (with 3 empty pages and validity of at least 7 months remaining) along with other required documents. Your Visa Specialist will then guide you through the process.

  • Do I need to be physically present for the company formation procedures?

    Your physical presence is not required for proceeding with the incorporation process.

  • What is E-channel?

    E-Channel, a.k.a Tahaluf System Registration, was implemented to streamline immigration processes. It’s mandatory for licenses with visa eligibility in the majority of the northern emirates and consists of a refundable deposit along with a registration and annual renewal fee.

  • What are the advantages of having a free zone company over a mainland company?

    Understanding that each business is different, so identifying the right jurisdiction for your company based on the nature of your business is important. Each jurisdiction has its own advantages and disadvantages. Our team of business setup experts help you choose the right one to help ensure its success.

FAQ’s – Mainland
  • What is an immigration card?

    An immigration card, a.k.a. an establishment card, is required by immigration in order for you to process visas under your license.

  • Can I own 100% of a mainland company?

    Yes, of course you can! A mainland company can be owned 100% by an expatriate shareholder. However, please note it’s subject to the type of business activity under your license.

  • Can my local partner take control of my business?

    Yes, but only if you are not structured correctly. At ………. we offer comprehensive advice on company structuring and can implement a few mechanisms to ensure you always remain in control of your business.

  • What happens if my local partner passes away?

    If your local partner is a natural person, then an heir will inherit the 51% share in your business. It is then up to that person if he or she wishes to continue in the same manner as nominee shareholder or if they wish to negotiate new terms or be more involved in the business. At ………. we offer a corporate nominee shareholder solution that can protect you in the event of the passing of a local partner.

  • What if I want to change my local partner?

    ………. offers a market leading 30-day notice period without penalty if you wish for us to transfer the shares to a new partner while under our sponsorship. However, if you have a natural person as your local partner it is your responsibility to negotiate exit terms at the time of exit.


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