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A ‘mainland company’ or DED (Department of Economic Development) license is a legal entity that can conduct business operations and transactions throughout the UAE and in other countries without restrictions. This provides expatriate shareholders with 100% financial and operational control and stronger legal rights. Dubai Mainland is chosen by entrepreneurs to set up a company because of the flexibility to trade either within the UAE (with private, local and government authorities) or overseas. There is no limit on number of visas (depending on the size of the office space) and you will get more options for business activities. There are 6 main steps involved in Dubai mainland company setup. However, there are some activities which Mainland setup requires special approval from some specific Government departments. The main 6 steps involved for company formation in mainland are:

Business Activity Selection and Name Approval
Selection of Local Partner (Local Partner in Dubai) or Service Agent
Apply for Initial Approval for Mainland company setup.
Preparation of Court Notarization and MOA.
Get Office Space and Tenancy Contact
Final Submission for Mainland company formation in UAE.

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