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Dubai has rapidly grown into a leading tourism and real estate capital of the world. It has gained the status of a progressive employment capital. A lot of international companies in the field of construction, hospitality, finance, media etc are setting business in Dubai. They need a lot of qualified staff to work with them and hence there are great job opportunities here....

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Dubai, the shopping capital of the Middle East, is a shopper’s paradise! What better way to spend your leisure time and beat the Dubai heat than go on a shopping spree in one of the many classy air-conditioned shopping malls which adorn the Dubai landscape.....

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Besides the Burj-al-Arab, Dubai offers a wide variety of hotel accommodation which is generally considered to be of very high standard and great value for the money. The range includes everything from budget hotel Dubai accommodation to luxury hotels. ...

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Burj Dubai

Mirror mirror on the wall, which is the tallest tower of them all? Very soon the answer will be “Burj Dubai”. Burj Dubai is an Arabic word which means "Dubai Tower" when translated to English. This soon to be the tallest man made structure in the world is currently under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ...

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Dubai Jobs

Simple guide to business in Dubai

The Opportunities

Dubai presents international business with a wide range of opportunities for different activities and operations, including:

  • » Trade
  • » Transport and distribution
  • » Manufacturing and processing
  • » Regional offices

 

The Market in Dubai

Dubai business bayAs the leading regional trading hub, Dubai offers access to a market of outstanding potential for overseas companies in a wide range of sectors. Among its key characteristics are:

  • » A large market - more than $17 billion in domestic imports annually; gateway to a $150 billion p.a., 1.4 billion population regional import market;
  • » A growing market - Dubai's imports have more than doubled since 1989; regional economic growth and liberalisation is set to boost demand;
  • » A prosperous market - strategic location at the heart of one of the world's richest regions;
  • » A diversified market - wide import requirements; opportunities for suppliers of most products; An accessible market - served by more than 170 shipping lines and 86 airlines; An open market - no exchange controls, quotas or trade barriers.

The Dubai Business Environment

Dubai offers incoming business all the advantages of a highly developed economy. Its infrastructure and services match the highest international standards, facilitating efficiency, quality and service. Among the benefits are:

  • » Free enterprise system.
  • » Highly developed transport infrastructure.
  • » State-of-the-art telecommunications.
  • » Sophisticated financial and services sector.
  • » Top international exhibition and conference venue.
  • » High quality office and residential accommodation.
  • » Reliable power, utilities etc.
  • » First class hotels, hospitals, schools, shop
  • » Cosmopolitan lifestyle.

 

The Costs

Overseas companies setting up in Dubai can secure cost advantages not generally available internationally. Among the reasons are:

  • » No corporate taxes.
  • » No corporate taxes.
  • » No income taxes.
  • » No foreign exchange controls.
  • » No trade barriers.
  • » Competitive import duties (4% with many exemptions).
  • » Competitive labour costs.
  • » Competitive energy costs.
  • » Competitive real estate costs.

Doing Business

Dubai offers foreign companies a wide choice of business options, including:

  • » Direct trade - selling directly to established dealers and distributors.
  • » Commercial agency arrangements - appointee must be a UAE national or company; agreement to be registered with Ministry of Economy and Commerce.
  • » Branch or representative office - 100% foreign ownership permitted; local agent (sponsor) must be appointed; Economic Development Department licence required.
  • » Limited liability company - foreign ownership restricted to 49%; Economic Development Department licence required.
  • » Special free zone investment incentives.

Special Investment Incentives

Dubai's highly successful Jebel Ali Free Zone and new Airport Free Zone provide all the advantages available elsewhere in the emirate, with the following additional benefits:

  • » 100% foreign ownership and control.
  • » Renewable 15-year guarantee of no taxation.
  • » No customs duties.
  • » Flexible investment options
  • » Efficient transport and distribution facilities.
  • » Full administrative and recruitmentsupport.