Category : Corporate Services

05 Dec 2016

Mapping the Path to Setting Up a Business in Dubai

When starting on your path to setting up a business in Dubai, it’s helpful to have a compass to point you in the right direction. Preparing a road map for your journey can save you time, money and a lot of headache, as many aspects of this endeavor are difficult to navigate without a good understanding of Dubai’s business environment. The following is a step by step guide to assist you in preparing for the journey ahead. Business Activity Decide the specific […]

04 Dec 2016

Getting Documents Attested for Business in the UAE

Any undertaking by an individual or mutual agreement between two or more parties may require a certificate attestation. When setting up a business in Dubai it is crucial to have an understanding of which documents you will need from your home country that need to be translated, attested and legalised in the UAE. In general these documents may include marriage certificates, establishing commercial agent, withdrawal of partnership, diplomas, clearance certificates etc. In order to begin the process of attestation, the […]

04 Dec 2016

Top Emerging Business Destinations – Sharjah

Its location, affordable real estate, open business environment and booming population make Sharjah the perfect place to set up a company in the U.A.E. Explore this article to discover the advantages of setting up your company in Sharjah. Sharjah has engaged in a considerable modernisation drive to renew its appeal to international investors through diversifying its industries. Although the UAE accounts for 10% of the world’s proven oil reserves, Sharjah holds just 1.5 billion barrels of oil. The government sought to industrialise Sharjah’s economy from […]

04 Dec 2016

Top Emerging Business Destinations – Ras al Khaimah

Compared to the glamour and opulence of its neighbour, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah does not get nearly the amount of publicity it deserves. Although Ras al Khaimah is hailed for its natural beauty and touristic magnetism, it’s not typically brought up in topic of business. If you’re an entrepreneur seeking to expand into emerging markets abroad, there are crucial elements why this emirate should be on your radar. History Ras Al Khaimah has a long, rich economic history focused on trade and export. As […]

04 Dec 2016

Free Zones and How they Affect Dubai’s Economy

With much credit due to Dubai’s Free Zones, today, Dubai is one of the world’s leading business destinations for entrepreneurs, investors, startups and corporations. The city has set the standard for banking and business within the region and, arguably, across the globe. An incredibly impressive accomplishment when you consider the age of this City and its humble beginnings. One of the key factors behind its success has been the introduction and development of Free Trade Zones (Free Zones) by the UAE government. So, […]

04 Dec 2016

Which Free Zone is Right For You? See This Chart

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20 Nov 2016

The Benefits and Myths of UAE Offshore Banking

There are many benefits to UAE offshore banking if you’re a expat. Read on to see a list of what we believe to be the top 7. 1. Security By using an offshore bank, based in a highly regulated, transparent jurisdiction with statutory protections for investors, such as the UAE, you can feel secure in the knowledge that your money is safe. 2. Service Offshore bank accounts provide services catered to your personal needs, giving you 24 hour access to your money through […]

20 Nov 2016

Not Sure if an Offshore Bank Account is Right for you?

Most of us feel safest when we’re in the comfort of our own home. This is because we’re familiar with our surroundings and we understand it. It can be difficult when moving overseas, as an expat, to trust people and a system that we do not fully understand; especially with something as important as our financial security. Read: 3 Reasons Why All Expats Need Offshore Banking By choosing offshore banking, you can have access to the personalised world of private […]

20 Nov 2016

3 Reasons All Expats Need Offshore Banking

You may think the biggest risk to your finances is credit card debt or a beyond-your-means lifestyle preference. However, if you are a UAE expat, there is a far greater risk to your (and your family’s) financial well-being and security. What is it? Many are surprised to discover it’s your own bank account. UAE expats who are new, inexperienced or have been lucky enough to avoid the pitfalls of being an expat in the UAE don’t realise that their money […]

17 Nov 2016

3 Ways to get a UAE Residency Visa

The UAE is, by far, one of the most attractive destinations in the world to reside. It offers those who reside hear the benefits of a luxury lifestyle, numerous business opportunity and world-class amenities. A high standard of living, coupled with economic and personal safety makes the UAE Residency Visa a highly valuable document to have. Relative to its value, getting a UAE residency visa is not difficult. There are typically three pathways available to foreign nationals to gain residency in […]