Fees and timelines

Fees

pay by installmentsThe average total fee per UAE entity type is outlined in the table below. These fees include business registration, opening a corporate account and all estimated government fees:

Different UAE entity types   
UAE mainlandYear 1 CostYear 2 CostDraft Invoice
Dubai trading LLCUS$22,980US$9,850View invoice PDF
Dubai professional services LLCUS$22,980US$9,850View invoice PDF
Dubai subsidiary LLCUS$22,980US$9,850View invoice PDF
Dubai joint stock companyUS$22,000US$9,850View invoice PDF
Dubai representative officeUS$26,200US$4,900View invoice PDF
Dubai branch of a foreign companyUS$39,059US$13,750View invoice PDF
Abu Dhabi LLCUS$24,500US$11,050View invoice PDF
Abu Dhabi representative officeUS$14,750US$9,100View invoice PDF
Abu Dhabi branch of a foreign companyUS$37,400US$11,750View invoice PDF
RAK LLCUS$23,400US$10,400View invoice PDF
RAK joint stock companyUS$23,400US$10,400View invoice PDF
RAK branch of a foreign companyUS$23,400US$10,400View invoice PDF
RAK representative officeUS$23,400US$5,450View invoice PDF
Sharjah LLCUS$30,995US$13,960View invoice PDF
Sharjah private joint stock companyUS$30,995US$13,960View invoice PDF
Sharjah representative officeUS$32,795US$9,010View invoice PDF
Sharjah branch of a foreign companyUS$32,795US$13,960View invoice PDF
Ajman LLCUS$28,075US$9,950View invoice PDF
Ajman joint stock companyUS$28,075US$9,950View invoice PDF
Ajman branch of a foreign companyUS$28,075US$11,400View invoice PDF
Ajman representative offieUS$28,075US$12,400View invoice PDF
Ajman residence visaUS$27,115US$9,950View invoice PDF

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UAE OffshoreYear 1 CostYear 2 CostDraft Invoice
Jebel Ali - Dubai offshoreUS$18,300US$12,400View invoice PDF
RAK offshoreUS$11,870US$4,470View invoice PDF
Ajman offshoreUS$11,870US$4,470View invoice PDF
UAE free zonesYear 1 CostYear 2 CostDraft Invoice
Abu Dhabi free zone company (FTZ)US$24,350US$7,050View invoice PDF
Dubai FTZ - DIFC financial companiesUS$56,700US$23,400View invoice PDF
Dubai FTZ - DIFC non financial companiesUS$45,500US$19,000View invoice PDF
Dubai FTZ - BPFZUS$21,150US$9,000View invoice PDF
Dubai FTZ - Dubai AirportUS$22,063US$12,329View invoice PDF
Dubai FTZ - Dubai Internet CityUS$23,770US$11,695View invoice PDF
Dubai FTZ - Dubai Logistic CityUS$19,350US$12,000View invoice PDF
Dubai FTZ - Dubai Maritime CityUS$23,520US$10,920View invoice PDF
Dubai FTZ - Media CityUS$19,650US$11,900View invoice PDF
Dubai FTZ - DMCCUS$25,500US$11,470View invoice PDF
Dubai FTZ - Dubai Knowledge VillageUS$21,375US$10,750View invoice PDF
Dubai FTZ - Dubai Cars and AutomotiveUS$22,413US$8,229View invoice PDF
Dubai FTZ - Dubai Auto Parts CityUS$22,650US$13,400View invoice PDF
Dubai FTZ -Dubai SouthUS$25,250US$9,950View invoice PDF
Dubai FTZ - DHCUS$22,620US$10,350View invoice PDF
RAK free zone companyUS$21,800US$11,200View invoice PDF
Hamriyah free zone companyUS$25,550US$9,970View invoice PDF
Sharjah free zone companyUS$29,890US$13,857View invoice PDF
Ajman free zone companyUS$23,125US$10,500View invoice PDF
Ajman Media City free zone companyUS$17,300US$10,950View invoice PDF
RAK free zone companyUS$21,950US$8,200View invoice PDF
RAK Media City free zone companyUS$24,600US$16,850View invoice PDF
Jebel Ali FTZ - JAFZAUS$22,413US$8,129View invoice PDF
Umm Al Quwain FTZUS$20,520US$7,170View invoice PDF
Fujairah FTZUS$23,215US$7,840View invoice PDF

Timelines

The average UAE setup engagement period is 19 weeks as outlined below:

ServiceLLC/Subsidiary/
professional LLC
BranchRep. officeFree zone companyOffshore company
Engagement planning2 weeks2 weeks2 weeks2 weeks2 weeks
Company incorporation8 weeks8 weeks8 weeks8 weeks2 weeks
Corporate bank account approval5 weeks5 weeks5 weeks5 weeks6 weeks
Corporate internet banking approval3 weeks3 weeks3 weeks3 weeks3 weeks
Engagement completion1 week1 week1 week1 week1 week
Total engagement period19 weeks19 weeks19 weeks19 weeks14 weeks

UAE business registration engagement period timeline

  • Preparing a detailed project plan;
  • Our Client confirms the corporate structure;
  • Collecting due diligence from our Client.
  • Our Client signs the corporate bank account opening forms;
  • Healy Consultants prepares a business plan;
  • Healy Consultants visits the bank for interview;
  • The bank’s Legal and Compliance Department reviews and approves the banking application;
  • The bank emails the corporate bank account numbers to our client.
  • The Bank Operations Department mails the internet username and passwords to our Client;
  • Some of our Clients’ request Healy Consultants to activate the internet banking on their behalf.
  • Healy Consultants confirms all Client due diligence is received;
  • Healy Consultants couriers the complete original company and bank account documents to our Client;
  • Our Client completes our web-based feedback survey.

Contact us

For additional information on our company registration services in UAE, please contact our in-house country expert, Ms. Chrissi Zamora, directly:
client relationship officer - Chrissi