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The Emirabiz Blog

We help you to prepare for the start of UAE business: detailed tutorials, case studies and opinions from our advisors

  • Requirements to open bank account in Dubai

    BY: Elena Ovchinnikova

    17 Jun 2020

    Being an international business hub, UAE has a big number of local and international banks. Almost all well-known global banks can be found here. However, companies registered in the UAE will have better chances of bank account opening in big local banks, fully or partially owned by UAE government: FAB (First Abu Dhabi Bank), Emirates NBD, Emirates Islamic Bank, ADIB (Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank), Mashreq (a semi-government bank), Dubai Islamic Bank, Sharjah Islamic Bank, RAK Bank.

  • MOFA attestation online

    BY: Elena Ovchinnikova

    15 Jun 2020

    There are different reasons to attest the documents with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC). In most cases the purpose of the attestation is to use the UAE issued documents in the foreign country or to legalize the international documents for the UAE.

  • Cheap company formation

    Helen setup advisor Emirabiz company

    BY: Helen

    07 Apr 2020

    Very often we get asked about the cheapest way to do the business setup in Dubai. And it is quite understandable, however, when you are choosing the registration options you have to consider not only the price but what you get and what you need.
    A lot of our clients ask us about hidden fees. Why is that and what kind of hidden fees can be there?

  • How to get UAE family visas?

    BY: Elena Ovchinnikova

    12 Feb 2020

    UAE is an ideal place for family life: safety, good weather, high education standards. Needless to say that most expats moving to the UAE, want to bring their families with them. Whether you got a job or did a starting a business in Dubai, you want your family to be near.

  • What is a flexi-desk?

    BY: Andrey Ovchinnikov

    11 Feb 2020

    Flexi-desk, also known as smart office, is basically a desk in a sharing office. It is an obligatory minimum office requirement, and you cannot register a Free Zone company without at least a Flexi-desk. It is usually included into the License package.

  • What is the meaning of DMCC

    BY: Andrey Ovchinnikov

    06 Feb 2020

    DMCC stands for Dubai Multi Commodities Center. It is one of the largest and most recognized free zones of the UAE. It is located in Dubai in the district of Jumeirah Lakes Towers, or JLT.

  • Emirates ID 2020. Guide for residents

    BY: Andrey Ovchinnikov

    30 Jan 2020

    Check here all you must know about Emirates ID in 2020: how to get it, where to apply, how long it is valid for and how much it costs. What to do if you lost your Emirates ID? Fresh information from UAE business setup and residency advisors.

  • Economic substance 2019

    BY: Elena Ovchinnikova

    15 Sep 2019

    Economic substance came into force in 2019. How to satisfy substance requirements in UAE? Is your company in the scope? How to comply if you are in a low tax jurisdiction? Key facts you must know about it and best jurisdiction to move to. Check out now before it's too late!

  • UAE resident visa – guidelines 2019

    BY: Andrey Ovchinnikov

    26 Jun 2019

    Guide on getting UAE residence visa: types of visas and detailed visa procedure for a business owner. Types of companies eligible for visas. How to maintain and renew your UAE visa. How to sponsor a family in the UAE. Medical check and Emirates ID process. Clear answers to all your visa questions here.

  • Dubai Visa rules changed in 2018

    BY: Andrey Ovchinnikov

    09 Aug 2018

    The United Arab Emirates have offered miscellaneous implementations this year in several spheres. The most significant updates have touched Immigration related matters. Even though it’s too early to do summaries of the year but why not to sum up what happened within past 7 months and coming soon?

  • Details about setup company in DMCC

    BY: Andrey Ovchinnikov

    20 Nov 2014

    DMCC (ex. JLT) the largest and fastest growing free zone is located in a lake front development called Jumeirah Lakes Towers in the heart of Dubai with an unrivalled location on intersection 5 close to Dubai Marina and Mall of the Emirates and ten minutes from Jebel Ali Sea and Air Ports and the Logistic corridor.

  • Real Estate license in Dubai

    BY: Andrey Ovchinnikov

    18 Oct 2014

    Dubai’s real estate market is witnessing huge expansion. It outperforms some of the biggest capitals of the world. Foreign investors are coming to setup a real estate business and facing many questions which we are now going to discuss.

  • Free Zone business setup with no capital

    BY: Andrey Ovchinnikov

    17 Oct 2014

    Most Free Zones in Dubai require some capital amount before they actually issue your license. However, there are some Free Zone which do not require any capital or require it to be shown at later stages of your business development. Here we go…