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UAE Business Setup – LLC, Free Zone & Offshore

We offer expert and quick company incorporation services and have been assisting clients in establishing Limited Liability Companies, Free Zone Entities and Offshore Companies and opening their bank accounts across the seven emirates of UAE.

UAE has always been a strong business incubator in the Middle East region and has been a favorable business hub for ambitious entrepreneurs who are looking to grow their businesses both regionally and internationally. The UAE government has always provided a very favorable, positive and stable economic and political environment for the set-up of businesses for both multinational companies and aspiring entrepreneurs in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and other emirates. Incorporation of a new company is an easy task though there are still particular rules and regulations that need to be adhered to and documentation to be completed as per the legal requirements of the respective authority. At Sun Management, we provide most suitable solutions for those planning to incorporate, establish and run their business in UAE.

Having made the decision to be an entrepreneur or to rightly expand your footsteps in UAE, it is important to decide the best legal and feasible structure for your enterprise. The most appropriate structure for you will depend on your corporate or personal requirements, goals and your future plans.

Company formation decision in the most suitable jurisdiction is a wise choice and deciding factor which may catapult and shape up your visionary business. There are many alternatives available and one of them may suit for your business and governance, but without speaking to experts you may land into uncalled difficulties and unseen troubles. Many times, it can be quite daunting without having access to the right and ever-changing information, wherein simple processes can still be complicated for an outsider. We would always advise you with the best option which would take off to flourish your business with all the factors and ensure that your business runs smoothly with sufficient number of visas, required trade license activities, office space, land or a ready to move warehouse.

As per your business aspirations, we assist you in making the decision about the structure of your business by providing the requisite information, we take care of set-up formalities like documentation and coordination to make sure that your company can be quickly registered without any hassles. Our team of professionals keep themselves regularly updated on the rules and regulations of the country, which enables us to offer you a smooth set of services.

We can register your company with the respective authority with all necessary documentation including but not limited to Memorandum and Articles of Association which are needed to make your business compliant and ready to begin trading. There is a lot on the initial checklist, but our experienced team can make this process as smooth as possible. In addition, we can assist you in getting import export code, registering your business with FTA for excise and VAT and Chamber of Commerce as and when required.

We offer a quick company incorporation service and can assist you with establishing the following entities across the seven emirates of UAE:

  • Mainland limited liability company
  • Branch of a foreign company
  • Sole establishment
  • Civil company
  • Representative office
  • Free zone company
  • Offshore company – UAE
  • Offshore company – Overseas
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)

    A mainland Limited Liability Company (LLC) is the most popular and excellent vehicle to be used by entrepreneurs doing business within UAE and globally. An LLC can be formed by a minimum of 2 and maximum of 50 shareholders whose liability is limited to their shares in the capital of the company.

    Most foreign companies have opted for an LLC due to the fact that this is the only mainland option that will give maximum legal ownership i.e. 49% to the foreign investors for a license issued by the economic development department of the respective emirate. The remaining 51% ownership must always remain with one or more UAE nationals who are also known as local sponsors. This is a mandatory requirement for a Limited Liability Company.

    Salient features of an LLC:
    • While foreign equity in the company does not exceed 49%, profit and losses can be shared at a ratio different from the shareholding ratio
    • The most popular method of establishing a commercial company across the UAE
    • No specific minimum capital requirement but with adequate capital
    • The investor becomes the partner in the company
    • The investor gets the investor visa
    • Under investor’s status in the emirate he / she can sponsor his/her family
    • Option to open branches anywhere in UAE
    • The investor can manage the business without the day-to-day interference by the local sponsor
    • The assets and capital created will remain in the name of the company and not in the name of the local sponsor
    • Most of the activities can be done by an LLC apart from the restricted ones like insurance, banking and investment of money for others
    • Easy to open global / local corporate bank accounts
    • Banks also offer credit facilities after few years of operations

    Companies which are established for activities like tourism, healthcare, architectural & engineering consultancy, shipping, freight forwarding, and logistics etc. also require special approvals from ministries and / or government departments.

    How can we help?
    • Applying and getting approvals and clearances from government departments
    • Drafting memorandum of association
    • Drafting POA
    • Introducing local sponsors
    • Finding a proper office location
    • Handling other documentation formalities
    • Getting you the trading license
    • Completing A to Z incorporation formalities
    • We can also provide all other integrated services
  • Free Zone company

    A Free Zone Company is registered with one of the several free zone authorities in UAE and does not require any local UAE citizen shareholding. Expatriates and foreign companies can own 100% shares in a free zone company. There are a wide range of Free Zones across the seven emirates of UAE that offer a vibrant, dynamic working environment and encourage innovation and investment.

    Salient features of a free zone company:
    • 100% Foreign ownership is allowed
    • 100% Exemption from corporate income tax
    • 100% Exemption from personal income taxes for the owners
    • 100% Exemption from personal income taxes for employees
    • 100% Exemption from import and export duties (subject to terms & conditions)
    • 100% Repatriation of capital and profits
    • 100% Free transfer of legitimate funds
    • No requirement of local sponsor
    • Easy and fast track incorporation
    • No restrictions on hiring of expatriate staff
    • Strategic location in the Middle East and Asia
    • Availability of extensive logistics network including air, sea and land
    • Safe and friendly working environment
    • Availability of high quality and modern infrastructure
    • Availability of land, prebuilt industrial warehouses and hi-tech executive offices
    • On site accommodation for employees
    Free Zones in UAE

    There are number of free zones exist in the United Arab Emirates, these are different in terms of the location, cost, and permitted activities and number of allocated visas and available infrastructures. We can incorporate your company in the following free zones which are located in different parts of UAE -

    • DUBAI
      • Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA)
      • Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA)
      • Dubai Multi Commodity Centre (DMCC)
      • Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO)
      • Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)
      • Dubai Internet City (DIC)
      • Dubai Media City (DMC)
      • Dubai Car and Automotive City Free Zone (DUCAMZ)
      • Dubai Academic City
      • Dubai Biotechnology & Research Park
      • Dubai Gold and Diamond Park
      • Dubai Healthcare City
      • Dubai Knowledge Village
      • Dubai Logistics City
      • Dubai Flower Centre
      • Dubai Maritime City
      • Dubai Outsource Zone
      • Dubai Production City
      • Dubai Studio City
      • Dubai Techno Park
      • Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone
      • International Media Production Zone
    • SHARJAH
      • Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF)
      • Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA)
      • Sharjah Media City (Shams)
    • RAS AL KHAIMAH
      • RAK Economic Zone (Formerly RAK Free Trade Zone & RAK Investment Authority)
      • Ras Al Khaimah Media Free Zone
    • AJMAN
      • Ajman Free Zone
    • ABU DHABI
      • Masdar City Free Zone
      • Industrial City of Abu Dhabi
      • Twofour54
      • Abu Dhabi Airport Free Zone (ADAFZ)
      • Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD)
      • Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones
    • FUJAIRAH
      • Fujairah Free Zone
      • Creative City
    • UM AL QWAIN
      • Um Al Quwain Free Trade Zone
  • Offshore Company

    Sun Management is a registered agent for all the three offshore jurisdictions in the UAE and we are one of the market leaders in offshore incorporations offering solutions to clients looking for structural solutions, minimization of international taxation, confidentiality, ease of running business, protection of assets and limitation of liabilities. UAE offshore companies can only be incorporated through local Registered Agents who are authorized by the local offshore authorities to act as registered agents. Our team of expert consultants possess an in-depth local expertise and extensive hands-on experience, which enables us to understand our client requirement and tailor the most suitable, practical and effective solutions for business set up with minimal hassles and effort.

    When you register offshore company with Sun Management your company’s registered office address shall be our office address which is situated on prestigious Sheikh Zayed Road.

    UAE Offshore Jurisdictions
    • JFAFZA Offshore (Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority)
    • RAKICC (RAK International Corporate Centre)
    • AJMAN Offshore (Ajman Free Zone Authority)

    The following are some of the salient features, purposes, permitted activities and limitations of the UAE offshore companies, which can help you decide whether it is an ideal corporate structure for you to fulfill your global business requirements.

    Salient features of an offshore company
    • 100% Foreign ownership
    • 100% Tax exemption
    • Quick and easy setup and operations
    • No minimum capital requirement
    • No limitations on maximum capital and denomination
    • Complete financial privacy and confidentiality
    • Ability to maintain local / offshore / multi-currency bank accounts
    • Option to open company with minimum one shareholder and director
    • Worldwide recognition
    • No bearer shares
    • UAE national is not required as a shareholder or sponsor
    • There is no public register of company officers
    • Anonymity and privacy
    • Company can own real estate properties on approved areas by the respective authority
    • No corporate or income tax
    • Repatriation of profit and capital are allowed
    • Setting-up and annual maintenance costs are comparatively lesser
    • No onshore office
    • There are no employees and related costs
    Common purpose of incorporation
    • Commonly used investment vehicle
    • Holding company
    • International employment contracts
    • Real estate purchase
    • Tax exemptions (depending on the jurisdiction and structure)
    • Lawsuit protection
    • Flexible business laws
    • Own intellectual property such as patents, trademarks and copyrights
    • Yacht registrations
    • International trading vehicle
    • Facilitates joint ventures
    Permitted activities in offshore companies
    • Holding company (Buy/Sell stakes in companies)
    • General trading
    • Consulting services
    • Advisory services
    • International services
    • Investments and joint investments company
    • Commission agent services
    • Property ownership
    • Professional services
    Limitations of an offshore company
    • UAE offshore companies cannot rent office and warehouse in UAE
    • UAE offshore companies cannot employ staff in UAE
    • No visa is provided to investors of offshore company
    • UAE offshore companies cannot carry any business in UAE. Business in UAE is possible only through a subsidiary company
    • UAE offshore companies cannot carry on the business activities like banking, insurance, financial services etc.
    • Banks usually follow strict due diligence and KYC while opening a bank account
    • Appraisal and financing from banks or financial institutions become very difficult
    • Trade benefits available to the LLC and free zone companies may not be available to offshore companies
    Sun Management Offshore Services:
    • Registered office address on prestigious Sheikh Zayed Road
    • Assistance in opening multi-currency bank accounts
    • Registered agent
    • Preparation of memorandum and articles of association
    • Preparation of registration forms
    • Completion of KYC
    • Preparation of incorporation certificate
    • Filing with the registrar of companies
    • Assistance in getting certificate of good standing
    • Assistance in getting certificate of incumbency
    • Annual renewal
    • Processing of NOC for real estate purchase
    • Managing the changes in the organization structure

Online Privacy Policy

Sun Management Consultants, www.sundubai.net and its employees and directors (collectively "Sun Team") are committed to protecting the privacy of visitors of our website www.sundubai.net. By accessing, browsing or using the website, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the terms and conditions of our Online Privacy Policy and you agree to that. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not access, browse or use this website.

At our website, we collect both personal information and aggregate information that the visitor voluntarily provides either while on the website or in response to emails in relation to features provided on the website. We don’t require you to register or provide information to us to view our website or have access to its content. We may collect personal information otherwise with your consent or as permitted or required by law. 

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  • 1. Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern our relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.
  • 2. The term ‘Sun Management Consultants’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is located at office no. 1504 -1505, Burj Al Salam, Opposite World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai – United Arab Emirates. The term ‘you’ or ‘visitor’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.
  • 3. Our country of domicile is United Arab Emirates and any dispute or claim arising out of or about this website shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of United Arab Emirates.
  • 4. When you agree to our terms and conditions to purchase our services and provide your Credit Card & Debit Card details, these details are directly and solely collected by E-Payment gateway service provider to securely process the order and are not accessible to us. The cardholder must retain a copy of transaction records and Merchant policies and rules as a proof of transaction.
  • 5. The content of the pages of this website is only for general information and use of the website visitors and should not be construed as advice and we do not take any responsibility of the actions taken by visitors based on the available information on our website. The content of the pages is subject to change any time without notice. Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
  • 6. From time to time, this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide you further information which may be of your interest and use. These links do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the contents of the linked website(s).
  • 7. We will not trade with or provide any services to individuals and companies owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, OFAC targeted countries, individuals, groups and entities, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers designated under the OFAC programs that are not country specific.
  • 8. The purchaser of services must ensure that the credit card owner is either the owner /manager or the partner of the company or he/she has the authorization from the owner of the credit card. Credit card verification may be required at the time of delivery of the service.
  • 9. If fraudulent credit card is used or the purchaser of service fails to submit the authorization from the owner of the credit card, the service will be immediately cancelled and reported to concerned authorities.
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Product Pricing & Refund Policy

  • 1. The prices of our services are based on client’s requirements. Each client may have a unique requirement and the prices may vary accordingly, depending on the work scope, delivery time and nature of business. We accept payments online using Visa and Master Card credit/debit card in AED and USD.
  • 2. Our consultancy and advisory fees are non-refundable after 8 hours of the transaction. Please make sure that you contact us as soon as you have decided not to proceed with the services within 8 hours. To do so, please call us and also send us an email to info@sundubai.net with a copy to avinash@sundubai.net as soon as possible to process the refund request.
  • 3. Our customer service representative will reply to you on your request within 3 working days and if the refund is authorized, you will be asked to fill a form to process your request. Any refund request approved towards any service cancellation where the payment is made through E-Payment Gateway will be subject to deduction of administration fee of 5% and our policies.
  • 4. Any funds credited erroneously to our account will be subject to administration fee of 5% and will be refunded within 15 to 20 working days after receiving the email from the authorised person only after submitting the requested and authorised documents. Refunds will be done only through the original mode of payment or any other mode decided by us.
  • 5. Multiple transactions may result in multiple postings to the cardholder’s monthly statement. The purchaser should contact us if there are multiple postings for the same transaction in the cardholder’s monthly statement.

Delivery Policy

  • 1. The purchaser of our services will receive an instant payment notification by email once the payment is debited from his debit or credit card and we will share the payment acknowledgment within four working days to the registered email address of the purchaser.
  • 2. Our services will be delivered once the payment has been received from the purchaser. Our service delivery is based on the information, explanation, clarification, documentary evidence and relevant documents provided by the purchaser. We do not have a standard service delivery time as we provide variety of services and each service may take different time under different circumstances.