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Offshore Company Formation in Dubai

Many service providers offer a competitive offshore package for your offshore incorporation in the UAE. Services such as operating your business, employing local staff, signing into agreements, renting office space, selling goods and corporate services, preparing contracts, and offering investments, taxation, and banking advice are all included in such packages.

Because UAE offshore incorporation necessitates the use of an agent, you will need to select one before registering your business. Any service provider's offshore package provides that the service provider's agent will function as a liaison between the newly formed offshore firm and the local government.

Why open an offshore company in Dubai?

The main benefit of forming an offshore company in Dubai is that it can deliver services outside of the Emirate without having to comply with certain regulations that apply to onshore enterprises. There are numerous other advantages to forming an offshore corporation in a Dubai free zone, including:

There are no capital gains taxes or profits repatriation taxes; full foreign ownership is permitted; only one shareholder and a director are required to register the company; any currency can be used as capital; there is no requirement to deposit the capital in a bank account; shareholders enjoy privacy.

Offshore companies in Dubai’s free zones

Dubai's free zones are home to offshore enterprises.

In certain free zones in Dubai, 100 % of ownership is available. Offshore enterprises offer a variety of advantages, including the following:

  • Offshore enterprises in Dubai are protected by double taxation agreements.
  • There is full access to a business-friendly legal system with inexpensive start-up costs.
  • The free zones in Dubai offer the opportunity to purchase real estate.
  • Those who own offshore enterprises have access to worldwide money.

If you have an offshore firm in Dubai, you can expand your market internationally.


  • Registration and renewal are both inexpensive.
  • Various commercial activities (allowed to combine many unrelated business activities)
  • It is not necessary to be present in person to register.


  • Doing business in the UAE is prohibited.
  • Visas for residents are not accepted.)
  • Opening a bank account takes longer and has additional criteria.

Offshore Company Formation in Dubai FAQs

Do I have to visit Dubai for offshore company formation?

offshore company formation in dubai you can get your registration completely done over post considering you have provided all the required documents along with your signature on the company registration documents would be duly certified.

The documents required from your side are :
  • 1.) Passport photocopy
  • 2.) Utility Bill
  • 3.) Bank recommendation
  • 4.) letter
  • 5.) CV
  • If you come to Dubai, the account opening and signing of the required documents can be done within one day, and there is no need to verify your signature.

    Is it possible to open a bank for an offshore company in Dubai?

    A bank account for an offshore company in Dubai can be opened with any of the banks in the UAE or abroad. Alhadif business setup can help you with the account opening for offshore company formation in Dubai with the banks in the UAE and abroad. Some banks provide options to open accounts without a personal visit.

    What is the possibility of getting a resident visa through an offshore company in Dubai?

    When compared to other business setups, there is no possibility of getting resident visas through offshore company formation in Dubai. This is the main difference between offshore and onshore companies.

    Can offshore companies lease or rent an office in Dubai?

    This is another limitation of offshore company formation in Dubai. You cannot lease or rent an office. You can only have a registered address, which is the address of your business setup consultant. If you choose Alhadif to help you with offshore company formation in Dubai, then your registered address would be Damac Business Tower 603, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

    Can a single person be a shareholder in multiple offshore companies?

    Yes, a single person can be a shareholder of multiple offshore companies in Dubai. Moreover, an offshore company in Dubai can be a shareholder of another offshore company.

    What are all the jurisdictions available for offshore company formation in Dubai?

    There is only one jurisdiction available if you are willing to have an offshore company formation in Dubai, which is Jafza offshore location in the Jabel Ali Freezone.

    Are there any renewal or yearly fees?

    Yes, there is a yearly fee for offshore companies in Dubai.

    What is the time required for offshore company formation in Dubai?

    The minimum time required for offshore company formation in Dubai is 5–7 working days.

    What are the documents required?

    • 1.) Either an original bank reference letter or six months of bank statements (stamped by the bank).
    • 2.) Proof of Address (utility bills, for example)
    • 3.) The shareholders' curriculum vitae
    • 4.) Passport copies of the shareholders.
    • 5.) 3 name reservation options
    • 6.) Business Activity

    Dubai is one of the largest business hubs in the Middle East, which actively encourages foreign investors and entrepreneurs to take advantage of different business set up formations in Dubai.

    Offshore shore companies are also known as non-resident companies as they are owned and controlled by investors outside Dubai. If you are looking for an offshore company formation in Dubai, Alhadif business setup is a one-stop solution for all your needs. Contact us now at +971558104646.

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