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Dubai FDI is an agency of the Department of Economic Development in Dubai that offers essential information and provides invaluable support to foreign companies who intend to invest

Dubai FDI guides, advises and provides practical assistance with all aspects of business decisions and management, starting from determining the best legal structures to identifying the appropriate business activities.

There are twenty four free zones in Dubai

No corporate tax, no personal income tax. VAT is introduced in January 2018.

Dubai has more than 140 private schools that offer a variety of curricula including American, British, French, German, Indian, International Baccalaureate, and Russian.

World class hospitals and clinics reside in Dubai.

Dubai FDI services are available to foreign investors. However, UAE nationals can approach Dubai SME or Dubai DED directly.

The regional GCC market can be accessed through air and road networks, while the broader MENA & SA network can be accessed through air infrastructure. Once setup in Dubai, companies can leverage the GCC FTA to easily reach various markets.

Dubai is one of the most connected destinations in the GCC, MENASA and World. Emirates serves 16 destinations from Dubai to GCC region daily. Dubai's quality of life is unparalleled in the region, allowing people of all different ethnicities to work and live in a safe harmonious environment. UAE is ranked 21 in the Doing Business report, ahead of any other GCC country, reinforcing Dubai's business friendly environment.

The UAE currently works on enhancing its Intellectual Property laws. The UAE works closely with The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and has been a member since 1974. For more information on the IP laws, kindly visit this link:

http://www.economy.gov.ae/english/Ministry/MinistrySectors/Pages/CopyRightSector.aspx

All foreign investors are eligible for assistance from Dubai FDI.

Advisory Services

Dubai FDI can advise you on selecting locations that conform to your business and target customers.


Investment Promotion

Dubai FDI can introduce you to a dedicated account manager in any free zone of your choice.
Dubai's strategic sectors are: Logistics, Health, Finance, Education, Renewables, Technology, Tourism, Retail, Light assembly and Manufacturing.

All of Dubai FDI's services are free. The city of Dubai offers great incentives such as: No corporate tax, no limitation on repatriation of profit, Tax free personal income, growing economy and a strategic geographical location.

Investment Support

Dubai FDI can introduce strategic projects to possible partners.
Dubai FDI can recommend potential local partners who are involved in various industries but we cannot recommend one partner over the other.
Dubai FDI can recommend Emirati companies whom you may partner with.
Dubai FDI services encompass Dubai only. Although we can't assist in other Emirates, but we can refer you to Government entities that could.

Dubai FDI can guide you throughout the whole process of set-up and provide all necessary assistance when required.