Licences & Benefits

Which licences are available?

There are three types of mainland visa: Commercial Licence, Industrial Licence and professional Licence.

For a Mainland Company, it is mandatory to have a presence of the UAE national to hold at least 51% of the company equity. However, there are few exceptions to this regulation that can apply.  Certain business activities will allow 100% Foreign Ownership.

What are the benefits of a Mainland licence?

  The benefits of a Mainland Company Licence are the potential of not just undertaking business in the UAE, but also internationally. A Mainland company can then have an office in the mainland, which has a stronger reputation than a Free Zone, and there is a wide discretion of business activities that the company can undertake.

How can we help?

We want to help you.  Whether you are registering your business under Commercial, Industrial, or Professional license in the mainland, we can support you with the establishment of:


  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Branch (Local or Foreign)
  • Representative Office
  • Sole Establishment
  • Civil Company
  • Public Shareholding Company/Public Joint-Stock Company (PJSC)