Business setup in Dubai and UAE

Specialists in owner managed businesses

Our business setup consultants will help you choose the most affordable mainland company license in the UAE.

Starting a business in Dubai involves understanding the difference between mainland, free zone and offshore company formation. Followed by that you need to choose a license based on the activities and services you wish to provide. Finally, you need to prepare all legal documents, open a corporate bank account and start the visa process.



  • COMMERCIAL – Commercial business licnese is LLC (Limited Liablity Company) where UAE Natinal is 51% share holder & expat investor is 49% share holder. However 100% of assets and profit & loss is protected in favour of expat investor by internal agreement signed between UAE National and expat investor.
  • PROFESSIONAL – Professional business license is 100% owned by expat investor. UAE national is a service agent for the company.
  • LICENSE AUTHORITY – Department of Economic Development (DED) is the responsible Government Department to issue the license.
  • RESIDENCE VISA – Expat share holder will be entitled for 3 years renewable reisdence visa.
  • BRANCH – By Opening Branch or Representative Office of Foreign or Freezone Companies to exercise its main activity in Mainalnd UAE.
  • RENEWAL : Cost Effective Trade License Renewal for LLC, General Trading & other licenses in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Ajman and RAK Mainland.


Assist in formulating the company’s long term plan, future direction and supporting tactical initiatives


Reporting financial results to the board of directors with analysis


Understand key risk elements for the company and design appropriate mitigation measures.


MARKEF provides a premier corporate nominee to act as your 51% local sponsor in Dubai.

Providing support when you need it

Markef works alongside Department of Economic Development (DED) to facilitate company formation in Dubai Mainland, providing comprehensive business setup services to meet all the required government formalities and document legalities. Setting up a DED company ensures that businesses are able to access the entire UAE marketplace to help increase brand visibility and business growth.

In addition to LLC company we are able to assist you to setup any of the below entities in Dubai mainland

“We really do go that extra mile to make as many suggestions and improvements as we can to add value to our clients.”