Business Setup

At SpiderWorks, in addition to comprehensive digital marketing solutions, we are experts in facilitating seamless and efficient business setups in the dynamic and thriving city of Dubai. Whether you're an entrepreneur, investor, or multinational corporation, our business setup experts are here to guide you through every step of the process, from initial planning to obtaining your trade license and beyond. And we don't stop with the business setup. 

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The social media marketing experts from SpiderWorks use innovative ideas and thought-provoking creatives to generate leads and bring the best out of social media marketing. Connect with us today to explore social media marketing opportunities and take advantage of social media for the benefit of your business.

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We develop tailored websites amalgamating creativity, novelty and aesthetics that can turn the wind in favour of you. Impress the visitors to your website and turn your website into a channel for generating leads to promote your business.

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We will channelize the potential clients to you by optimizing your website through organic SEO, to enhance the search engine visibility and conversion rate.

Pre & Post Launch Campaigns

Announce the arrival in the most remarkable manner, generate momentum to pull users and continue it effectively to gain more.

Brand Identity Design

Give a unique identity to your brand to have a significant effect among the prospective audience. Design it with élan to mark your presence felt in the rain of brands.

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The Process Behind our Business Setup Company in Dubai

By following this structured process and leveraging our expertise in business setup services, we aim to provide our clients with a smooth and hassle-free experience as they establish their presence in Dubai's dynamic business environment.


Initial Consultation

We begin by scheduling an initial consultation with the client to understand their business goals, requirements, and preferences. During this consultation, we gather information about the type of business, desired activities, ownership structure, budget, and timeline.


Requirement Assessment

Based on the information gathered, we conduct a thorough needs assessment to determine the most suitable setup option (mainland, free zone, or offshore) and jurisdiction for the client's business. We also identify any specific industry regulations, licensing requirements, or special considerations that may apply to the client's business activities.


Proposal and Planning

We prepare a detailed proposal outlining the recommended setup approach, services to be provided, associated costs, and timelines. Our business setup experts work closely with the client to finalize the setup plan, ensuring alignment with their objectives and expectations.



Once the proposal is approved, we assist the client in gathering the required documentation for company registration. This may include passport copies of shareholders and directors, proposed company name, business plan, Memorandum of Association (MOA), Articles of Association (AOA), lease agreement (if applicable), and any other relevant documents.


Company Formation

We handle the entire company formation process, including submitting the necessary applications and documents to the relevant authorities. For mainland businesses, we liaise with the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) or other relevant government departments. For free zone companies, we coordinate with the respective free zone authority.


Licensing and Approvals

Our team facilitates the processing of trade licenses, permits, and approvals required for the client's business activities. We ensure timely submission of applications, follow up with authorities, and address any queries or additional requirements as they arise.


Visa Processing

We assist the client in obtaining visas for themselves and their employees, if required. Our services include visa application preparation, submission to the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) or the relevant free zone authority, and coordination of medical tests and Emirates ID registration.


Post-Setup Support

Once the company is successfully established, we provide ongoing support and assistance to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. This includes guidance on annual renewals, financial reporting, corporate governance, tax compliance, visa renewals, and other legal obligations.


Branding & Marketing

Setting up a business is only the beginning. In order to make any business successful, you need branding and marketing. Setting up a corporate website is the starting point. We have a strong web development team which can develop an intuitive, conversion-oriented business website for you.


Additional Services

In addition to core setup services, we offer a range of supplementary services to support our client's ongoing operations and growth. These may include corporate secretarial support, accounting and bookkeeping, VAT registration and compliance, office space solutions, and more.


Client Satisfaction and Feedback

Throughout the process, we maintain open communication with the client, providing regular updates, addressing any concerns, and soliciting feedback on our services. We strive to ensure that our clients are fully satisfied with the setup process and the support they receive from our team.

Testimonials from Our Clients

Check out some of the testimonials from our reputed clients in Dubai

H.H Sheikh Humaid Rashid Humaid Abdulla Alqassimi

SpiderWorks' expertise, creativity, and dedication have transformed our online presence, allowing us to effectively communicate our mission of providing top-notch nursing and care services in Dubai. Thanks to their strategic approach, our website not only reflects the essence of Marhaba Care but also engages our audience effectively. We highly appreciate and thank SpiderWorks for their outstanding work and would wholeheartedly recommend their services to any organization seeking excellence in digital marketing.

H.H Sheikh Humaid Rashid Humaid Abdulla Alqassimi

Director of Marhaba Care
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We have known and been working with SpiderWorks Technologies for the last few years, for our website development and digital marketing needs. Needless to say, we are very happy with the quality of service and uninterrupted support they provide. Also, the team is up-to-date on digital trends and advanced technologies. They have always kept our best interests at heart and continue to deliver remarkable performance. Looking forward to more wonderful years of association with Team SpiderWorks!

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Managing Director, Charles & Darwish Associates UAE
Hykon Marketing Client
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We have associated with SpiderWork for our Digital marketing & eCommerce website development activities. We were glad to associate with them since the support & work quality was of high class. We used to get good appreciation from customers regarding unique designs. The website they developed is user-friendly & one of the best in the industry. We used to get a good amount of leads from our website itself. Overall, we were 100% satisfied with the support SpiderWorks team has given us. Thank you SpiderWorks

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Manager - Digital Marketing, Hykon India Pvt. Ltd.
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Our Commitment

Making the business setup a seamless process for you is our commitment and making your business successful is our goal. Let's work together to launch your business in Dubai at an affordable cost with the least headaches for you.

Client-Centric Approach

We are dedicated to understanding our clients' unique needs, goals, and challenges. Our solutions are tailored to meet their specific requirements, ensuring a personalized and client-centric approach at every stage of the process.

Transparency and Integrity

We uphold the highest standards of transparency and integrity in all our dealings. We provide clear and honest communication, upfront information about costs and procedures, and full disclosure of any potential risks or challenges.

Expertise and Guidance

Our team consists of experienced professionals with in-depth knowledge of Dubai's business environment, regulations, and procedures. We provide expert guidance and support, leveraging our expertise to navigate the complexities of business setup effectively.

Efficiency and Timeliness

We are committed to delivering efficient and timely services, ensuring that our clients' business setups are completed within the agreed-upon timelines. Our streamlined processes and proactive approach help minimize delays and ensure a smooth and expedited setup process.

Quality and Accuracy

We maintain a relentless focus on quality and accuracy in everything we do. From document preparation to application submissions, we adhere to the highest standards of quality control, ensuring that all requirements are met with precision and attention to detail.

Compliance and Legal Obligations

We prioritize compliance with all legal and regulatory obligations governing business setup in Dubai. Our clients can trust that their setups are conducted in full compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and licensing requirements, minimizing the risk of any legal issues or penalties.

Ongoing Support

Our commitment to our clients extends beyond the initial setup phase. We provide ongoing support and assistance to help our clients navigate post-setup challenges, maintain compliance, and address any evolving business needs or regulatory changes.

Client Satisfaction

We value feedback from our clients and are committed to continuously improving our services based on their input. We strive to ensure that every client is fully satisfied with their experience and the outcomes achieved through our partnership.

Long-Term Partnerships

We view our client relationships as long-term partnerships built on mutual trust, respect, and shared success. We are committed to supporting our clients throughout their business journey in Dubai, helping them achieve their goals and grow their businesses sustainably.

Innovation and Adaptability

We embrace innovation and adaptability to meet the evolving needs of our clients and the dynamic business landscape in Dubai. We continuously seek new ways to enhance our services, leverage technology, and stay ahead of industry trends to deliver value-added solutions to our clients.

Marketing Support

We don't stop at registering your company in Dubai. We are a 360° digital agency which has an expert team who can help you through all aspects of digital marketing including setting up a website, creating your social media channels and marketing your business to reach the target audience.

Our Guarantee

By upholding these commitments, we aim to be the trusted partner of choice for businesses seeking to establish and grow their presence in Dubai, providing them with the support, expertise, and resources they need to succeed. Connect with SpiderWorks today to learn more about our business setup and company formation services in Dubai.

Case Studies

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Kiltons Business Setup Services LLC

Kiltons Business Setup Services LLC is one of the leading business setup services across the UAE providing unparalleled business services for those who desire to start an initiative by leveraging the UAE market. SpiderWorks associated with Kiltons to handle the SEO, PPC, and Social Media Marketing for the UAE location. Right from a structured website to an established presence over the Internet, we help Kiltons grow and emerge as one of the top business service providers across the Middle East. From nowhere in the top 100s of Google SERP, SpiderWorks has improved the SEO performance of our client, ranking 120+ keywords on the first page of the search results, and increasing social media audience by 3K+ users.

CDA Accounting & Bookkeeping Services LLC

CDA Accounting and Bookkeeping Services LLC is one of the leading accounting and auditing firms in Dubai, providing outstanding financial services across the UAE for more than a decade. CDA’s association with SpiderWorks was to establish their online presence, SEO footprint and to improve keyword ranking and organic traffic. With our perfect strategic plans and digital marketing efforts, we ranked CDA in the first of Google SERP for more than 150 keywords and generated more organic leads to their website. In two years, CDA’s total website traffic increased by more than 50%, and the organic search traffic by more than 40 percent. To be specific, CDA has achieved significant improvement in the number of new users, sessions, and total users in two years.

Sage Education Services

Sage Education Services, a renowned tutoring and admission consulting service provider in Dubai, UAE, partnered with SpiderWorks to improve their online presence, keyword ranking and traffic to the website. SpiderWorks has been collaborating with Sage for more than two years providing digital marketing services including SEO, Social Media Marketing, and Google Ads. Through this association, SpiderWorks could rank more than 60+ high search volume keywords of Sage to the top positions of Google SERP and generate high traffic to the website. When we reach our 2+ years of association, we could grow the total number of visitors to the Sage website by 88%, and the total organic traffic by 138%. Besides growing the traffic via Google and Bing searches, we brought substantial progress in the website page views and sessions. Above all, our constant efforts could improve the website look, site authority and health, and leads, thereby improving the business conversions.

Talk to Our Business Setup Experts

Do you have any questions regarding registering a company in Dubai? Our consultants are always happy to help. Contact us today to speak to our company formation experts.


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Yes, if you are unsure how to start your business in Dubai, we can offer you a free consultation. Our experts will help you understand different types of company formation in Dubai and the legalities and costs of setting up a new business. Feel free to contact us any time and fix your appointment with our business setup consultants. You can visit our office or do an online consultation.

The typical cost to start a new business in Dubai is about AED 15,000. However, the cost varies according to where you start the company, what type of company you register, whether you choose a sponsor or not, who is your sponsor and many other parameters. If you start your company within a Freezone, the cost can be as low as AED 6000. On top of this, the business setup consultant will charge you a service fee. Our business setup consultant can offer company formation services at a relatively low cost.

A Freezone business in Dubai refers to a business entity that operates within one of Dubai's many Freezones. These Freezones are designated areas where foreign companies can set up with full ownership, without the need for a local partner (which is otherwise required for mainland businesses in the UAE). However, businesses set up within a Freezone can do business only within that Freezone and not in other parts of the UAE. Our consultants can help you set up business within many Freezones in UAE.

Free zones offer various benefits, including:

  1. 100% foreign ownership: Unlike businesses outside the free zones, where a local partner is typically required to hold at least 51% ownership, free zone businesses allow 100% ownership by foreign investors.

  2. Tax incentives: Free zone companies usually enjoy tax exemptions, including zero corporate and personal income tax for a specified period, often up to 50 years.

  3. Customs duty exemptions: Import and export duties are often waived within free zones, making it advantageous for businesses involved in international trade.

  4. Ease of doing business: Free zones provide streamlined processes for business setup and licensing, often with minimal paperwork and quicker approval times compared to setting up on the mainland.

  5. Modern infrastructure: Free zones offer state-of-the-art facilities, including office spaces, warehouses, and logistics support, designed to attract businesses from various sectors such as technology, finance, media, healthcare, and manufacturing.

There are several Freezones in Dubai. You may choose one according to your specific preferences. Some popular free zones in Dubai include Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), Dubai Internet City (DIC), Dubai Airport Freezone (DAFZA), and Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), among others. Each free zone may have its specific regulations, benefits, and target industries.

A mainland business in Dubai refers to a business entity that operates outside of the designated free zones in the emirate. Mainland businesses are subject to the regulations and requirements set forth by the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) and other relevant governmental authorities.
Setting up a mainland business in Dubai involves obtaining a trade license from the DED or relevant authorities, registering the business with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and fulfilling other legal and regulatory requirements. While mainland businesses do not benefit from certain incentives like tax exemptions available in free zones, they offer advantages such as flexibility in ownership structure and access to a larger market.

Key features of mainland businesses in Dubai include:

  1. Local partnership: Unlike free zone companies, mainland businesses typically require a local partner who holds at least 51% ownership in the company. This local partner can be an individual or a UAE-owned company.

  2. Flexibility in location: Mainland businesses have the freedom to set up their operations in any location within Dubai, allowing them to cater to the local market more effectively.

  3. Access to government contracts: Mainland businesses may have advantages when bidding for government contracts and projects, as they are seen as local entities.

  4. Availability of visas: Mainland businesses can sponsor employee visas without the need for a third-party sponsor, facilitating the recruitment of expatriate talent.

  5. Ability to trade within the UAE: Mainland businesses have the freedom to conduct business throughout the UAE without restrictions, enabling them to tap into the entire domestic market.

If you look solely at the registration cost, freezone business setup is relatively cheaper. However, if you are planning to expand your business beyond the boundaries of a freezone, you should consider mainland business registration. Our business setup consultants can help you understand the pros and cons of both mainland business and freezone business. 

Many business setup consultants in Dubai claim they can help you register and launch a new company within 72 hours. However, in reality, it can take longer. 

The time it takes to start a business in Dubai can vary depending on various factors, including the type of business, the chosen location (mainland or free zone), the completeness of documentation, and the efficiency of the registration process. However, here's a general overview:

  1. Free Zone Business: Setting up a business in a free zone in Dubai is typically faster compared to mainland registration. The process can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the specific free zone and the completeness of the documentation submitted.

  2. Mainland Business: Establishing a mainland business in Dubai may take longer due to additional steps such as finding a local sponsor or service agent, obtaining approvals from various government departments, and registering with the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED). The process can take anywhere from a few weeks to a couple of months, again depending on factors like the type of business and the efficiency of the registration process.

Starting a company in Dubai involves several steps, whether you're setting up in a free zone or on the mainland. Here's a general overview of the typical procedure:

  1. Decide on Business Type and Activities: Determine the type of business entity you want to establish (e.g., LLC, sole proprietorship, branch of a foreign company) and the activities your company will engage in. Ensure that your chosen business activities comply with the regulations of the jurisdiction where you plan to register your company.

  2. Choose a Business Location: Decide whether you want to set up your company in a free zone or on the mainland. Consider factors such as ownership restrictions, tax implications, proximity to your target market, and specific benefits offered by different free zones.

  3. Select a Company Name: Choose a unique and appropriate name for your company, adhering to the naming conventions and guidelines set by the relevant authorities. Ensure that the proposed name is not already registered by another entity.

  4. Prepare Required Documentation: Gather the necessary documents for company registration, which may include:

    • Passport copies of shareholders and directors
    • Proposed company name
    • Business plan
    • Memorandum of Association (MOA)
    • Articles of Association (AOA)
    • Lease agreement for office space (if applicable)
    • NOC from relevant authorities (if required)
  5. Submit Application and Documentation: Submit the required application forms and documentation to the relevant authority, such as the free zone authority or the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) for mainland businesses.

  6. Obtain Initial Approvals: Await approval from the authorities, which may involve reviewing your application, verifying documents, and conducting background checks. Depending on the jurisdiction and type of business, you may need approvals from multiple government departments.

  7. Payment of Fees: Pay the necessary registration and licensing fees as per the fee schedule provided by the relevant authority.

  8. Sign Legal Documents: Sign the Memorandum of Association (MOA) and any other legal documents required for company incorporation. For mainland businesses, this may involve notarizing and registering the MOA with the DED.

  9. Receive Trade License: Upon approval, you will receive your trade license, which officially authorizes your company to conduct business in Dubai. This license will specify the permitted activities, validity period, and any other relevant details.

  10. Setup Business Operations: Set up your company's physical presence, including office space, facilities, and necessary infrastructure. Hire employees, if required, and commence business activities as per the terms of your trade license.

It's essential to work with a reputable business setup consultant or legal advisor who can guide you through the process, ensure compliance with local regulations, and expedite the registration process. Additionally, the specific requirements and procedures may vary depending on the type of business, the chosen jurisdiction, and any recent regulatory changes.

SpiderWorks is a 360° digital agency, which can help you through the entire process of registering. launching and marketing your business. Our service range includes business setup and registration, company website development, business branding, setting up social media accounts for the business, lead generation and complete software solutions for automating the business.

We understand starting a business in Dubai is a heavy investment. You can break down the expenses into multiple payments and pay us at each stage. That way, you will be relieved from investing heavily in the beginning and keep aside some of your funds for business marketing and promotions. It is a good idea to start developing a website and plan your digital marketing strategies when you are in the process of registering your business.

After starting a company in Dubai, there are several annual legal obligations that businesses need to fulfill to maintain compliance with local regulations. These obligations may vary depending on the type of company, its activities, and the jurisdiction (mainland or free zone). Here are some common annual legal obligations for companies in Dubai:

  1. License Renewal: Companies are typically required to renew their trade licenses annually. This involves submitting the necessary documents and fees to the relevant authority, such as the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) for mainland businesses or the respective free zone authority for companies operating within free zones.

  2. Financial Reporting: Companies are required to maintain proper accounting records and prepare annual financial statements in compliance with the applicable accounting standards. Depending on the company's size and structure, audited financial statements may be required.

  3. Corporate Governance: Companies are expected to adhere to corporate governance principles and hold annual general meetings (AGMs) as per the legal requirements. Resolutions passed during AGMs, such as the appointment of directors or auditors, must be documented and filed appropriately.

  4. Tax Filings: While the UAE does not impose federal corporate or income taxes on most businesses, certain taxes and fees may still apply, such as value-added tax (VAT) and excise tax. Companies must ensure timely filing of tax returns and payment of any applicable taxes to the Federal Tax Authority (FTA).

  5. Visa Renewals: If the company sponsors employee visas, it must renew them annually to maintain the legal status of its workforce. This involves submitting the necessary documents and fees to the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) or the respective free zone authority.

  6. Employee Benefits and Compliance: Companies must comply with labor laws and regulations concerning employee benefits, including gratuity payments, health insurance coverage, and annual leave entitlements. Ensuring compliance with labor laws helps maintain a positive work environment and avoids legal disputes.

  7. Regulatory Compliance: Depending on the nature of the business, companies may have additional regulatory obligations related to health and safety standards, environmental regulations, industry-specific licensing requirements, and more. It's essential to stay updated on relevant regulations and ensure compliance to avoid penalties or legal issues.

  8. Record-Keeping: Companies must maintain accurate and up-to-date records of their operations, financial transactions, corporate documents, and regulatory filings. Proper record-keeping is essential for demonstrating compliance and facilitating audits or inspections by regulatory authorities.