Fees and timelines in 2022

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 mainland Year 1 Cost Year 2 Cost Draft Invoice
Dubai trading LLC US$28,187 US$13,513 View invoice PDF
Dubai professional services LLC US$22,980 US$9,850 View invoice PDF
Dubai subsidiary LLC US$22,980 US$9,850 View invoice PDF
Dubai joint stock company US$22,000 US$9,850 View invoice PDF
Dubai representative office US$26,200 US$4,900 View invoice PDF
Dubai branch of a foreign company US$35,450 US$13,800 View invoice PDF
Abu Dhabi LLC US$24,500 US$11,050 View invoice PDF
Abu Dhabi representative office US$14,750 US$9,100 View invoice PDF
Abu Dhabi branch of a foreign company US$37,400 US$11,750 View invoice PDF
RAK LLC US$23,400 US$10,400 View invoice PDF
RAK joint stock company US$23,400 US$10,400 View invoice PDF
RAK branch of a foreign company US$23,400 US$10,400 View invoice PDF
RAK representative office US$23,400 US$5,450 View invoice PDF
Sharjah LLC US$30,995 US$13,960 View invoice PDF
Sharjah private joint stock company US$30,995 US$13,960 View invoice PDF
Sharjah representative office US$32,795 US$9,010 View invoice PDF
Sharjah branch of a foreign company US$32,795 US$13,960 View invoice PDF
Ajman LLC US$29,375 US$8,960 View invoice PDF
Ajman joint stock company US$28,075 US$9,950 View invoice PDF
Ajman branch of a foreign company US$28,075 US$11,400 View invoice PDF
Ajman representative offie US$28,075 US$12,400 View invoice PDF
Ajman residence visa US$27,115 US$9,950 View invoice PDF

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UAE Offshore Year 1 Cost Year 2 Cost Draft Invoice
Jebel Ali - Dubai offshore US$17,400 US$7,550 View invoice PDF
RAK offshore US$11,870 US$4,470 View invoice PDF
Ajman offshore US$12,670 US$3,200 View invoice PDF

UAE free zones Year 1 Cost Year 2 Cost Draft Invoice
Abu Dhabi free zone company (FTZ) US$24,350 US$7,050 View invoice PDF
Dubai FTZ - DIFC financial companies US$56,700 US$23,400 View invoice PDF
Dubai FTZ - DIFC non financial companies US$45,500 US$19,000 View invoice PDF
Dubai FTZ - BPFZ US$21,150 US$9,000 View invoice PDF
Dubai FTZ - Dubai Airport US$22,063 US$12,329 View invoice PDF
Dubai FTZ - Dubai Internet City US$23,770 US$11,695 View invoice PDF
Dubai FTZ - Dubai Logistic City US$19,350 US$12,000 View invoice PDF
Dubai FTZ - Dubai Maritime City US$23,520 US$10,920 View invoice PDF
Dubai FTZ - Media City US$19,650 US$11,900 View invoice PDF
Dubai FTZ - DMCC US$28,786 US$19,707 View invoice PDF
Dubai FTZ - Dubai Knowledge Village US$21,375 US$10,750 View invoice PDF
Dubai FTZ - Dubai Cars and Automotive US$22,413 US$8,229 View invoice PDF
Dubai FTZ - Dubai Auto Parts City US$22,650 US$13,400 View invoice PDF
Dubai FTZ -Dubai South US$25,250 US$9,950 View invoice PDF
Dubai FTZ - DHC US$26,015 US$17,902 View invoice PDF
Hamriyah free zone company US$25,550 US$9,970 View invoice PDF
Sharjah free zone company US$29,890 US$13,857 View invoice PDF
Ajman free zone company US$23,125 US$10,500 View invoice PDF
Ajman Media City free zone company US$18,245 US$11,500 View invoice PDF
RAKEZ company US$21,950 US$8,200 View invoice PDF
Jebel Ali FTZ - JAFZA US$24,499 US$8,315 View invoice PDF
Umm Al Quwain FTZ US$20,520 US$7,170 View invoice PDF
Fujairah FTZ US$23,215 US$7,840 View invoice PDF
DMCC free zone LLC US$25,735 US$12,671 View invoice PDF

Timelines

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

Service LLC/Subsidiary/
professional LLC
Branch Rep. office Free zone company Offshore company
Engagement planning 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks
Company incorporation 8 weeks 8 weeks 8 weeks 8 weeks 2 weeks
Corporate bank account approval 5 weeks 5 weeks 5 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks
Corporate internet banking approval 3 weeks 3 weeks 3 weeks 3 weeks 3 weeks
Engagement completion 1 week 1 week 1 week 1 week 1 week
Total engagement period 19 weeks 19 weeks 19 weeks 19 weeks 14 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