UAE offshore company formation

Dubai is a perfect destination in which to form an UAE offshore company for many reasons, but it is important to know that there are two entrepreneurial formats in this country.

The advantage of the United Arab Emirates as an offshore financial centre is based on tax exemption. It is also worth remembering that this offshore jurisdiction is not considered a tax haven, which has allowed it to sign some 47 double taxation agreements with other countries.

UAE offshore company incorporation is certainly very attractive, but we recommend forming a company in a Free Zone .

Starting a business in a free zone allows you to gain residency in the United Arab Emirates in addition to being able to operate there. But most importantly, companies created in the free zone can take advantage of double taxation agreements, while offshore companies do not enjoy this benefit.

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

The United Arab Emirates is a sovereign country or federation of the Middle East, located on the Arabian peninsula, whose form of government is federal constitutional monarchy. Its territory is made up of seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain. It has borders with Oman to the southeast, with the Persian Gulf to the north and with Saudi Arabia to the west and south.

Oil is the main source of income and makes up a significant part of its GDP. The United Arab Emirates is the 30th largest world economy by GDP, and the human development index prepared by the United Nations ranked it #38 out of 178 countries in 2013.

UAE offshore company incorporation service fees

100% online.

3 – 4 days formation process.

United Arabe Emirates offshore company

An UAE offshore company formation makes possible to carry out international trade activities worldwide (sales of goods or services), with the exception of activities that require regularization such as banking and financial activities.

United Arabe Emirates company incorporation can take charge of our assets, and act as a property protection and / or asset protection company or also as a Holding company.

Share Capital

No minimum required


Absence of VAT

Corporate Tax

exemption from corporate tax for offshore and free zone companies.


Bank secrecy and privacy.

Financial Stability

UAE is not considered a tax haven
Dubai offshore company incorporation

UAE offshore company main characteristics

Incorporation time frame 3 – 4 working days
Type of business entityIC, FZE, FZC, DMCC
Corporate tax 0 %
ISO standardsAvailable
Exchange controlsNo
Information concerning ShareholderDisclosed
Information concerning directorsDisclosed
Nominees servicesAvailable
Financial licenseAvailable