- UAE Civil Code entities (an Individual Establishment or Civil Works Company) are formed under UAE Civil Code which restricts them to perform only “non-commercial” or civil activities.
- 100% foreign ownership.
- Any trade-related activity is not allowed under professional trade license Dubai.
- Depending on the business activity, professional firm can be a LLC (Limited Liability Company) if 51% ownership is given to a UAE National or Company. In that case, the shareholders of the UAE Company must meet the same criteria as the expat partner/s.
- A foreign company can become a partner in Civil Company if it reflects the same business activity as the parent company.
Professional Business Activities include but not limited to the following;
Artisans, Event Management, Businessmen Service, Internet content provider, Cleaning services, Consultancy services, Computer Graphic design services, Document Clearing, Web Design, Printing & Publishing, Repairing (Watch, Mobile etc.) & furnishing, Salon & Spa (ladies and gents), Security Services, Typing & photocopying, Training.