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10 Aug 2016

Locating the Best Investment Property for Sale in Dubai

For most investors, an investment property for sale in Dubai should fulfill a few different criteria to be considered a “good investment”. Most will agree that a great return is the one goal that every investor is looking to accomplish, though there are aspects of an investment that must exist for this goal to be met. Arguably, there are actually very few investment property for sale in Dubai that would be considered “poor investments”. The following criteria should be considered […]

10 Aug 2016

Dubai Company Setup – Benefits for Global Business Owners

Dubai looks more and more like the ideal place to setup  a company. With easy geographical access to the tiger economies of the East and perfectly placed to access the growth and cash rich economies of the gulf as well as being by far the most live able place in the Middle East and with no tax, low rents, a free lifestyle and great weather, Dubai company setup makes the perfect choice. There has never been such a growing charm […]

10 Aug 2016

Dubai Company Formation: A List of Required Contracts and Documents

To date, there are at least quite a number of business structures/forms that are legally permissible to do business in Dubai. Here is a list of the required documentation for Dubai Company Formation, referring to the most commonly-used vehicles. Dubai Company Formation Options 1. Limited Liability Companies Documents needed for Registration of Business and Trade Name ( Limited Liability Company) First: Documents required for Initial Approval Registration and licensing application, as well as proof of reserved trade name Photocopy of applicant’s […]

05 Aug 2016

UAE Free Zone Company Set Up – What You Need To Know

Setting up a business entity in one of the United Arab Emirate’s Free Trade Zones (FTZs) may be an engrossing alternative for foreign investors. For investors who are considering to physically moving (part of) their business to the UAE, a Free Zone Company is the obvious choice. Free zone companies also meet the growing necessity in international tax planning of having necessary substance. This is often impossible to deliver from the traditional offshore jurisdictions since they typically only offer an IBC regime. […]

05 Aug 2016

Why Setting up Mainland Company in UAE Makes Sense

United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one of the most popular trading environments in the Gulf and an ideal location for mainland company setup due to its strategic location (situated midway between Africa and CIS countries, and Europe and the Far East), vibrant economic policies, and positive planning.  As per the mainland company incorporation law, a UAE national has to mandatorily hold at least 51% of total equity in any commercial company, except in the following cases: Activities with 100% GCC […]

05 Aug 2016

Offshore Company in UAE – The #1 Choice for Business Leaders

Going offshore has become increasingly popular in recent years as a way of managing modern business, mainly as a cost-efficient and tax-efficient strategy for entrepreneurs. Important prima facie benefits of an offshore company include freedom of operations, confidentiality and ease of running business. An offshore company established in the UAE is ideal for any type of business that does not require a local office. This includes any passive investment activity e.g. holding shares in local or free zone companies, holding UAE real estate, or […]

04 Aug 2016

Real Estate Dubai – Top Property Developments for Investors

Zola Group Real Estate Dubai has its finger on the pulse of Dubai’s real estate market. With thousands of investors entering the Dubai real estate market every month, it is evident which properties attract strong investor response, and which ones simply do not. Investor interest can be triggered by several factors, including: Market prices Government initiatives to develop the property location Flexible and investor-friendly payment plans Developer trust Handover dates Lifestyle opportunities Zola Group Real Estate Dubai aims to guide […]

02 Aug 2016

A Step by Step Guide to Registering a Company in Dubai

Each and every year, more and more individuals and businesses express their interests to register a company in Dubai. The authorities of the Emirate have deliberately sought to create an environment which is well ordered without being unduly restrictive. The incorporation procedure is a simple step by step process and does not require endless visits to a lawyer at every juncture of company formation. The steps required to register a company in Dubai Business people in Dubai should know that […]

31 Jul 2016

Dubai Real Estate Highlight – Azizi Residences

Dubai Real Estate Community Highlight Al Furjan Al Furjan, Dubai’s latest residential community, is the location of the fascinating and diverse residences by Azizi Group. With Nakheel as the Master Developer, a community plan was formed to comprise of four unique villages: North Village, South Village, East Village and West Village. Each village will boast its own distinct characteristics to harbor a close-knit community feel. Al Furjan includes roughly 4,000 villas, apartments, hotels and commercial properties with some mixed-use plots […]

31 Jul 2016

Buy an Apartment in Dubai – 3 Popular off-plan Investments

Of the several reasons given by property buyers in Dubai to go “off-plan” when looking to buy an apartment in Dubai, investment usually tops the list. In a previous article we showed evidence that apartments have the potential to generate higher yields, when compare to villas in Dubai. Although capital gains are better had through villa investments, apartment investments generally have lower buy-in amounts and they benefit from higher rental demand by the expat community – so it makes sense […]