Abu Dhabi Mainland
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What is Mainland Company Formation in Abu Dhabi?
Types of Licenses
Adepts Chartered Accountants can guide you through the process of securing the appropriate license for your company. Here are the main types of licenses available in Abu Dhabi:
- Commercial License
- Professional License
- Industrial License
- Tourism License
- Agricultural License
- Construction License
Procedure For A Mainland Company
Our Mainland Company Formation Services In Abu Dhabi
Our team of experts provides a comprehensive consultation, understanding your business requirements, and advising on the optimal business structure, suitable licensing options, and the most strategic location for your mainland company.
Benefits of Setting Up a Mainland Company in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, being the capital city of the UAE, offers strategic advantages in terms of connectivity to other major markets. Its robust infrastructure, international airports, and ports enhance trade activities with global markets.
Unlike free zones, mainland companies can conduct business anywhere in the UAE, including free zones, without any restrictions.
For most of the business activities, there is no mandatory minimum capital requirement to establish a mainland company in Abu Dhabi.
Mainland companies can take part in local and federal government tenders and projects.
There are no restrictions on capital repatriation or profit transfer, providing a favorable environment for investment.
frequently asked questions
The key difference is the area of operation. A Free Zone company is allowed to operate only within the specific free zone and outside the UAE, while a Mainland Company can operate anywhere in the UAE. Moreover, Free Zone companies enjoy 100% foreign ownership, while Mainland Companies typically require a local sponsor with 51% ownership.
The most common forms of mainland businesses in Abu Dhabi include Limited Liability Companies (LLC), Joint Stock Companies (Public and Private), and Sole Proprietorships.
Mainland companies in Abu Dhabi can carry out a wide range of commercial, professional, and industrial activities. However, certain sectors like oil and gas, water and electricity provision require additional approvals.
The process generally takes around 2-4 weeks, depending on the type of license and approvals required.
Yes, a physical office is required to establish a mainland company in Abu Dhabi. The size and nature of the office depend on the type of business activity and the number of employees.