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The UAE – Live and Work in Dubai – No Property Purchase Required

The United Arab Emirates is a modern and dynamic country.

The United Arab Emirates, abbreviated as the UAE, or shortened to “the Emirates”, is situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia on the Persian Gulf, consisting of seven emirates. The constituent emirates are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, RAK (Ras al Khaimah), Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain. The capital is Abu Dhabi.

Dubai is the site of the ultramodern Burj Khalifa tower, enormous shopping centres, the biggest shopping mall in the world – Dubai Mall and extravagant attractions, such as the indoor Ski Dubai. Abu Dhabi, the island capital, is home to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

Whether you are looking to establish a new residence and/or a business in a fabulous lifestyle in a favourable business climate, the UAE is one of the best places in the world.

Safety in the UAE

Safety in the UAEWith the negative press about the Middle East and Arabs one would think there is a huge amount of crime in the UAE. The fact is, the UAE is probably one of the safest places in the world. Many foreign expatriates are here to make more money than they can at home to give their families a better life and nobody wants to endanger their income generating potential. Hence, crime is very low.

If you play by the rules you are safe in the UAE.

Business and Taxation

A paradise for entrepreneurs. Whether local business, business in the Free Zones, asset protection or stable banking , it seems like an ideal location.

There are no corporate or personal income taxes in the UAE. The UAE offers tax free living for everyone. Whether you are employed or you are running your own business in the emirates, there are no kind of taxes on your income in Dubai and the UAE. In addition to that your worldwide income is entirely tax-free. There are no other taxes like capital gain tax or corporate taxes in the emirates. You can now even own a Dubai property due to the freehold laws of property ownership. These things have made the city of Dubai a perfect place to live and invest your money.

Municipal taxes are levied in most Emirates on annual rental paid at 5 per cent for residential premises and 10 per cent for commercial premises.

Other local taxes include a 5 per cent tax on hotel services and entertainment.

The possibilities are immense and should be tailored to individual needs. We are glad to assist you choosing your appropriate residence and business set-up in the United Arab Emirates.

Fun and Leisure Activities in Dubai

Dubai has a breathtakingly diverse range of sights to offer.

Dubai and the UAE are not only a land of opportunities for business and job seekers. The UAE offers so much to travellers, visitors and holiday makers from across the world. Enjoy unlimited fun activities at any time even during night time. There is such a huge variety of activities and events available for people of all age groups. Dubai provides very impressive entertainment activities as nightlife entertainment. You can find bars, pubs and clubs to make your nights full of fun.

Easy to reach Destination

Well connected and easy to reach Destination 24/7

Dubai is well connected with various major countries worldwide. It has one of the busiest airports in world that is home to various airlines that operates flights from Dubai to almost every corner of the world. Airlines also offer connected flights to distant places. Emirates Airlines is the national airline of the UAE that is world famous for its top class services. Its air crew staff can speak and understand minimum 7-8 languages.

Purchasing a Car & getting a Driving Licence

Purchasing A Car And Getting A Drive LicenceCars in the UAE are cheaper than in Europe or the US. In addition, expats will enjoy the benefit of living in an oil-rich country. Petrol is inexpensive, maintenance and car insurance affordable.

Once you have received your UAE visa you have to apply for a UAE driving licence to drive in the UAE.

Holders of driving licences from many countries may replace their licences in the Emirates without having to pass a driving test. You will keep your national licence.

Sport in the UAE

Sport in the UAEFootball is the most popular sport in the UAE.

Camel Racing is a traditional Arab sport that is a part of their native lives.

Horse Racing and Endurance Riding is an essential part with various tournaments arranged and lessons held for those interested to learn.

Traditional Boat Racing and Dhow Sailing held between October and April during the colder months when dhows with huge rigs are competing to win the race.

Falconry is one of the oldest traditional sports in UAE dating back nearly 2000 years. Originally enjoyed only by the rich Sheikh’s it was also used as a means to source food such as hares and large birds.

Cricket is also a popular sport in the UAE. The UAE ia a member of the International Cricket Council and participates in various international competitions.

Currently Ongoing Construction Projects

There are many major construction and development projects, major tourist and leisure attractions across the UAE under way. Developers continuing to announce new projects, bigger and better than ever. It seems that nothing is impossible and the sky is really not the limit, it is just the beginning.

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The UAE Residence Program

Transferring your residence to a Low or Zero Tax Environment is one of the few remaining ways to legally minimize taxes and enhance international business growth opportunities. It is also a great possibility for many entrepreneurs and their families to improve lifestyle and income they cannot earn in their home countries. Many businesspeople from all over the world move to Dubai to set up their international businesses, have their children educated in excellent international schools and eventually return to their home countries after a number of years.

Dubai can be a good place for those who love to live in a multicultural environment with numerous opportunities in a highly progressing environment. If you compare minimum living standard or lifestyle of Dubai with other countries, you will find it improves all the time.

The rate of improvement is much higher than other fast progressing economies in the world. Lifestyle options are diverse. Dubai offers world class infrastructure and quality products that enhances lifestyle and let you live your life as you want to. You can also afford luxury living in the posh areas of this UAE city.

Entrepreneurs who seek to establish domicile should fall into the following categories:

  • You are required to set up a free zone company in one of the emirates.
  • Once the company has been established you are entitled to apply for a residence/business visa.

The processing time for both free zone company and visa issue is approximately 30 days. Please contact us for details.

Residence Criteria for Non-GCC Citizens (Gulf Cooperation Council)

  • Establish a Free Zone Company (100 per cent ownership)
  • Lease a business unit (we have very reasonable options)
  • Open a UAE business bank account
  • The average set-up costs for a free zone company including business license and the required business unit (office) giving you 100 per cent ownership are US$ 8,800 to 11,900
  • After 12 months the business owner has to renew the business license and office lease on an annual basis. The average costs for the renewal and office are USD 7,700 to 8,800 per annum
  • Once the company has been established the owner can apply for a business/residence visa
  • The number of visas will be determined by the size of the business unit
  • The above example we have given includes 2 visas for 2 businesspeople
  • Each businessperson can in addition apply for an extra visa for their spouse/children
  • The average visa issue fees range between US$1,100 to 2,500 depending on the emirate the company is established in
  • The visa validity is in general 3 years and thereafter a renewal visa has to be obtained

Residence Visa Procedure

  • Once the company is operable the owner/s can apply for a visa
  • The applicant needs a special entry visa when entering the UAE which will be deposited for collection at the airport by an agent – this visa is necessary to apply and open a new immigration file
  • The applicant needs to undergo a brief medical check-up
  • A visit to the immigration authorities is required which includes the taking of fingerprints and photographs to issue the new Emirates ID Card which is the door opener to all services, opening of bank accounts and other banking services and the issue of credit cards
  • After 6 months the new resident is eligible to apply for a mortgage should the purchase of a home be preferred
  • During the time of the visa processing the applicant/s has/have to stay in the UAE for approximately 8-10 days and submit their passport/s to the immigration authorities for visa stamping purposes
  • After around 10 days the applicant/s receive their visa/s and the passport is returned
  • The Emirates ID Card is then delivered after 10-14 days depending on the emirate
  • The validity of visa and emirates id is generally 3 years, employees have to renew their visas every 2 years
  • We arrange all services, provide convenient fast track solutions when it comes to medical check-ups and immigration visits

Physical Presence in the UAE to Maintain the Visa

  • The UAE visa entitles the holder to reside all over the UAE
  • Many residents set up their company in Rash Al Khaimah or Ajman to simplify the incorporation procedure and keep the costs low and reside in Dubai
  • Those who obtain the visa for business and fiscal reasons do not have to rent a property in the UAE but need to enter the UAE at least every 6 months to keep their visa in good condition
  • Many businesspeople utilize their UAE visa to combine the best of both worlds – enjoying global tax exemption and living in different places, less than 6 months, e.g. on the Cote d’Azur, the UK or Cyprus – our friendly and well trained consultants can advise you accordingly

Qualifying Criteria for all Citizens (Entrepreneurs not Employees)

  • Clean criminal record – no documentation required
  • Establish your own business, foreign branch
  • Live or enter the UAE every 6 months once, to maintain visa in good standing
  • The formation of a UAE free zone company, provided the required documents are complete, takes – depending on the emirate – 3 to 21 days
  • The required time for the issue of the business/residence visa is 7-10 days