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Dubai is one of the Middle East's most rich and cosmopolitan cities, mixing features from both the East and the West. It is one of the most advantageous business locations in the globe. Only with Dhanguard's assistance will you be able to register your LLC in the UAE without any problems.

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Table of Contents 

  1. 1.The Advantages of a Dubai Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  2. 2.Benefits for the Investors
  3. 3.Requirements to Register a Dubai Limited Liability Company
  4. 4.Usage of a Limited Liability Company in Dubai
  5. 5.Taxation of a limited liability company in Dubai
  6. 6.How to Form a Limited Liability Company in Dubai with help of Dhanguard?
  7. 7.Documents Required for LLC Formation

Limited Liability Company Formation in Dubai, UAE

A Limited Liability Company, or LLC for short, is one of the ways to start a business in Dubai. The most frequent type of business in Dubai is a Limited Liability Company. It can be founded by a minimum of two and a maximum of fifty shareholders, each of whom is only liable for their portion of the companys capital. Because an LLC is the only option that offers an expatriate maximum legal ownership, i.e., 49 percent, for a local business, most companies with foreign partners choose it. Because a UAE national must be a partner in the LLC (with a 51 percent shareholding), the potential investor can choose one UAE national (sponsor) to be a partner in the company.

LLCs are adaptable, allowing for multiple profit-sharing structures. Because 51 percent of legal stock is held by a local partner, this gives the foreign investor a significant advantage.

Dhanguard consultants, who have extensive experience in company creation in Dubai, can assist international investors in forming limited liability businesses in the Emirate. They can rely on us to prepare and submit the documentation required for the limited liability company to be registered with the Dubai Companies Register.

The Advantages of a Dubai Limited Liability Company (LLC)

  • Dubai LLC provides unrivalled access to the UAE economy as a whole.
  • There is no requirement for a set amount of capital.
  • The business can be managed by the investors without the involvement of the local partner on a day-to-day basis.
  • Opening corporate bank accounts is simple, and credit facilities are readily available.

This corporate structure is perfect for a company that wants to provide advisory services while partnering with an Emirati national. The cost of forming a Dubai LLC is determined by the sort of activity you choose for your company.

Benefits for the Investors

  • The investors family is granted preferential visa rights.
  • Branches can be started by the investor.
  • The investor can concentrate on his or her business without being disturbed by a sleeping companion or a corporate service agent.
  • The firm would own the paper and assets, not the local partner.
  • Credit cards and bank accounts are available to the investor.

Requirements to Register a Dubai Limited Liability Company

There are other conditions for forming a limited liability company in Dubai, in addition to the shareholder structure. The firm must have a minimum of two and a maximum of 50 shareholders. Except for the Department of Economic Developments sufficient capital test, there are no minimum share capital requirements to create a limited liability company in Dubai (DED). In this scenario, DED determines if the capital pledged by the founders is sufficient for the ventures they propose to undertake. The managerial requirements for a Dubai limited liability business are another necessity. The firm must have between one and five managers, according to the Dubai Company Act.

Our Dubai company registration agents will provide you with information on the new Commercial Code.

Usage of a Limited Liability Company in Dubai

Foreign investors are allowed to use the limited liability corporation for a variety of objectives, making it a particularly versatile corporate form. The following are the several types of limited liability companies that can be formed in Dubai:

  • Concept of a Dubai-based onshore private limited liability corporation that is used for business reasons.
  • That of a Dubai-registered offshore firm engaged in trading activities outside the Emirate.
  • Joint stock firms can be registered as limited liability corporations in Dubai, just as public companies.
  • That of a free zone company - a free zone limited liability companys registration requirements are determined by the free zone in which it is incorporated.
  • that of a subsidiary company - overseas corporations can establish subsidiaries in Dubai using limited liability companies.

Aside from them, most shelf or ready-made businesses in Dubai are registered as limited liability corporations. In Dubai, the limited liability company can also be utilised to form a joint venture.

You may count on us for complete company registration services in Dubai if you are interested in forming a limited liability business and require guidance.

Taxation of a limited liability company in Dubai

The Dubai limited liability company provides a number of tax benefits. Apart from the oil and petroleum industries, Dubai enterprises are not subject to corporation taxes in the majority of industries. However, due to a recent change in tax legislation, the value added tax (VAT) was implemented, which is levied at a very low rate. The VAT rate in Dubai is 5%.

Apart from this tax, the Dubai limited liability company offers a number of benefits, including free repatriation of profits for foreign investors who create the firm and fall under the UAEs double tax treaties.

How to Form a Limited Liability Company in Dubai with help of Dhanguard?

The Department of Economic Development is the regulatory body in charge of establishing LLCs in Dubai. The steps are as follows:

Choose a Trade Name

Choose a name that is both unique and relatable to your business. Our experts will assist you in selecting your Trade Name.

Select a Location

Choose a location that is appropriate for your sort of business. A physical/virtual office or warehouse is required to carry out company operations. Everything regarding the Location requirement will be guided by our experts.

Find a Local Sponsor

Make an arrangement with a local sponsor to own 51 percent of your LLCs shares, with you owning the remaining 49 percent. Dhanguard will assist you in finding a local sponsor for your business.

Required Documents

Dhanguard will guide you in gathering all relevant documentation and send it to the Department of Economic Development (DED) along with a fully completed application for you.

Obtain a licence

Dhanguard will assist you in obtain a trade licence, a Memorandum of Association (MoA), stock certificates, a tenancy agreement, a certificate of incorporation, visas, Labour cards, and other legal documents from the appropriate authorities.

Following incorporation, the company must register its employees with the Ministry of Labour and the General Authority for Pensions and Social Security.

Documents Required for LLC Formation

According to the type of LLC to be formed in Dubai, the following documents are required-

  • Form of application for registration that has been completely filled out, Dhanguard will fill out the form on your behalf.
  • Copies of all shareholders and managements passports.
  • Copy of the local sponsors passport
  • Sponsors approval (if manager or partner has residence visa in UAE).


Dhanguard provides the business setup and company formation services in Dubai, UAE with the guidance of our professional team of consultants. Faster and hassle-free company setup in Mainland and Freezone in UAE.

Dhanguard provides the company formation services in Dubai, UAE with the guidance of our professional team of consultants. Faster and hassle-free offshore company formation services and company formation services in Mainland and Freezone in UAE.

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