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Launch Your Business
In The UAE

Immigration

Land of opportunities

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Mont Blanc UAE Business Gateway

At Mont Blanc, our mission is to simplify the process of establishing your business in the UAE, providing expert guidance and valuable resources tailoured to South African businesses. Our platform offers comprehensive information and services to navigate the UAE's business enviroment, covering legal frameworks, tax benefits, free zones and local partnerships. Our Team of experts, with deep knowledge of both South African and UAE markets, is here to support your smooth and successful transition. Whether you're a small business, startup, or established corporations, we provide personalised solutions for your UAE venture.

Benefits of UAE Residency

Depending on the type of business, you qualify for some of the following benefits

  • Hold assets, including ownership of other companies
  • Open a business bank account
  • Sponsor your family
  • Sponsor Employees
  • Open a personal bank account
  • Have a UAE Tax residency
  • Gain access to UAE Finance, Loans, Mortgages, etc

Packages

Economy

Services

  1. Single Ownership
  2. Virtual Workspace
  3. Trade Licence
  4. English Name
  5. Visa Included

Pros

Cost Effective Solution

Cons

Time Intensive
Freezone not in Dubai

Business

Services

  1. 100% Foreign Ownershipp
  2. Virtual Workspace
  3. Trade Licence
  4. English Name
  5. Visa Included
  6. Concierge Service

Pros

Mainland Entity
Cost Efficient

Cons

Sole Establishment
Local Service Agent Required

First Class

Services

  1. 100% Foreign Ownershipp
  2. Virtual Workspace
  3. Trade Licence
  4. English Name
  5. Visa Included
  6. VIP Concierge Service

Pros

LLC with Foreign Ownership
Premium Licence

Cons

More Costly

Setting up a Business in the UAE?

What are the main points that you would need to consider when you want to setup a business in the UAE

Business Activity
Business Activity
Choose the right sector, consider market demand, competition, regulations, and investment opportunities. Take advantage of the UAE government incentives, such as tax exemptions, funding, and streamlined processes.
Business Location
Business Location
Choose where to operate your company from. Free Zones allows some tax exemptions, while the mainland offers access to the UAE market and government tenders. Consider your business needs when deciding.
Business Name
Business Name
Consider brainstorming ideas that reflect your offerings, mission, and values. Follow the UAE's naming conventions and register your name with the DED.
Trade Licence Application
Trade Licence Application
Applying for the right trade license is crucial for businesses immigrating to the UAE, and it's important to renew it annually. You can use the DED's services for assistance throughout the application and renewal process.
Business Registration
Business Registration
Register your company with the DED or relevant authority and obtain necessary permits before commencing operations. Assistance is available from the DED and other relevant authorities.
Workers Visa Applications
Workers Visa Applications
When hiring employees for your UAE-based business, apply for the relevant visas and work permits and ensure compliance with labor laws. Relevant authorities provide assistance with the visa application process.

Advantages for South African clients
to setup a business in the UAE

Strategic location

The UAE is located at the crossroads of Europe, Africa, and Asia, making it an ideal business hub for companies looking to access a diverse range of markets. Its world-class infrastructure, including ports and airports, allow for the efficient logistics and supply chain operations.

Tax advantages

The UAE has a favourable tax environment, with corporate tax of only 9% being implemented by June 2023 and no personal income tax. This can lead to significant cost savings for South African businesses.

Stable economy

The UAE has a stable and diversified economy, which has been growing steadily over the years. This economic stability, coupled with a supportive government, makes the UAE an attractive destination for businesses looking for a stable environment to operate in.

Excellent quality of life

The UAE offers a high standard of living for its residents, with world-class healthcare, education, and leisure facilities. This makes it an attractive destination for South African business owners and their families.

Business-friendly enviroment

The UAE government actively encourages foreign investment and offers a range of incentives for business owners, including simplified business registration processes, tax exemptions, and 100% ownership in certain free zones.

Free zone

The UAE is home to numerous free zones, which offer unique benefits such as 100% foreign ownership, 100% repatriation of capital and profits, zero import and export duties, and exemption from various taxes. These free zones cater to specific industries, allowing businesses to benefit from industry-specific support and infrastructure.

Skilled workforce

The UAE has a diverse and skilled workforce, with a large expatriate population. This means that businesses can access a wide range of skills and expertise from various countries, making it easier to find the right talent for their needs.

Strong legal framework

The UAE has a robust legal framework in place to protect businesses and their intellectual property. This includes strict enforcement of contracts and arbitration centers for resolving business disputes.

What other clients also insured

Travel Insurance
Travel Insurance
Traveling safe is one thing, keeping your valuables safe is another. We're here to give you a peace of mind during all your travels.
Aviation Insurance
Aviation Insurance
From weekend sports and small experimental kit aircrafts, to very light jets and turbine helicopters.
Business Trust Protection
Business Trust Protection
Business Trusts are first and foremost about protection, they are a way of protecting your business assets from exposed risk