Country:                                            Dubai

Region:                                               UAE - Middle East (EMEA)

Currency:                                          Dirham (AED) (DH)

Languages:                                        Arabic, English

Time Zone:                                         UTC +4


Phone Code:                          +9714

Communications:                  Good


Formation Cost:                    8000 - 14000 USD$

Formation Time:                   13 - 21 days

Maintenance cost:                 3000 - 5000 USD$


Dubai, part of the UAE, is home to Jebel Ali, a huge man-made port with the largest free-trade zone in the region and 5,500 resident companies. A new airport will be the world's largest. Dubai's state-of-the-art air cargo village helps ensure the world’s fastest sea-air transport in as little as 4 hours. There are no foreign exchange controls, quotas or trade barriers. Import duties are extremely low, and many products are exempt. The UAE dirham is freely convertible and is linked to the US dollar. Other tax-free zones in Dubai include the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a financial centre with nearly 1,000 international financial institutions, and Dubai Internet City, which already hosts 1,400 resident companies. Apart from the oil industry and domestic banking, there are no income or capital taxes in Dubai, and no withholding tax. Dubai has a number of double tax treaties with high-tax countries and is often used in international tax planning by major corporations.




Suitable for:

Wealth Management, Treasury Management, Banking, Insurance, Fund Management, Yachting, Trading Goods, Trading Financial, Holding Companies, Property Ownership


Vehicle Types:

Limited companies, public limited companies, shareholding companies, general partnerships, limited partnerships, branches and sole proprietorships


Capital primary business districts:



Good Relationships:



Bad Relationships:

Burma, Cuba, Iran, Korea (Democratic People's Republic of), Libya, Somalia


Tax Burden - Business:

Very Light


Tax Burden - Individual:

Very Light


Headline tax rates:

CIT 0%, PIT 0%, VAT 0%


Treaty Jurisdictions:

Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Korea, Republic of, Latvia, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen


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