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15 March

Tips for starting your own business in Dubai

Ever since it started as a small desert city, Dubai has grown over the past few decades to become a huge trade centre and the most expensive city in the Middle East. That’s what makes it the perfect location for the headquarters of your future business.

Here are some tips and tricks that will help you start your business efficiently:

1. Plan for the basics!

Don’t forget that you are still at the very beginning of your dream project. This means that you need to think about your funding source, business plan, infrastructure, and employees. In other words, it is necessary to know how to deal with the basics of work long before you start choosing a location. 

2.     Do your research!

It is true that doing business in the UAE has some advantages. For example, the UAE provides a safe environment for investments, not to mention that it enjoys a significant infrastructure and stable economic growth. However, some business activities are prohibited in Dubai. You need, therefore, to check whether your business is permitted in Dubai or not.

3.     Choose a suitable location!

Choosing a good location for your business overseas depends entirely on the nature of the company you wish to set up. There are three main locations: the mainland, the free zone, and finally, sea areas. The free zone seems ideal for those who would like to start without a local partner, and here, the “SME” team will help you. We are experts when it comes to dealing with most free zones in Dubai, especially since free-zone companies in Dubai are the most in-demand.

4.     Find reliable local partners

It is critical to look for reliable local partners that can be your logistics services provider in Dubai. That’s where “SME” comes in. “SME” will help you structure your business and get visas and licenses. We will also provide the needed management consulting in every step you take with the help of some of the best local lawyers.

5.     Familiarize yourself with the local culture!

Last but not least, Dubai might be an international modern city, and even the city of the future, in accordance with a number of criteria. Nevertheless, you still need to do some reading on work ethics in the United Arab Emirates.

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