Ayub Ahmed Sait, CEO & Managing Director, Capital International Group Image Credit: Supplied

Capital International Group is Dubai's largest and most reputable business set-up advisory company. The company is a pioneer in providing skilled company formation services to worldwide and regional entrepreneurs and investors, having assisted over 20,000+ entrepreneurs in establishing their businesses in the UAE.

Capital International Group’s team of accredited business setup specialists supports SME and startup owners right from acquiring a trade license, Visa, Emirates ID, Office Lease, Bank Accounts, Tax and Accounting Services, and office spaces.

“The development is a huge boost for regional enterprises and a testament to the UAE's regulatory structure and economy's strength. It is expected to increase foreign direct investment and provide significant cost-cutting and cost-cutting opportunities," says Ayub Ahmed Sait, CEO & Managing Director, Capital International Group

What has changed, and how will it help you?

The new rule permitting 100 per cent foreign ownership of onshore companies has been heralded as a game-changer for the region's entrepreneurial community and the expected inflow of foreign investment.

What Changes?

Onshore companies will no longer require an Emirati national as a majority shareholder (51%), nor will they require a UAE national or local company as their registered agent. A Limited Liability Company (LLC) can now have a single owner or several shareholders, according to the new law.

Which companies are eligible for 100% ownership in the UAE?

There are 1,059 activities in Dubai that enable 100 percent ownership, with 554 in trading and 505 in manufacturing, leaving the bulk of mainstream businesses open to 100 percent ownership. In professional services, entrepreneurs continue to own 100 percent of the company, needing a local service agent and adhering to the sole establishment structure rather than the Limited Liability Company (LLC).

What are the benefits of 100% ownership? 

 It lowers the costs of starting a business.

 Facilitates international investors' ease of doing business.

 Allows any business to operate anywhere in the country with operational flexibility.

 An investment-friendly legislative environment

 The amendments open the door to the establishment of more companies by investors of all nationalities.

Capital International Group is offering complimentary consultation to clients looking to establish a 100% owned company in Dubai.


• One-stop-shop for all business needs
• Corporate structure offering
• Specialized in mainland incorporation
• Corporate sponsorship
• Expert of UAE free zone set-up
• Corporate bank account opening
• Trusted and continuous relation with banks
• FDI partners
• Second passport services
• Safe and reliable
• Two decades of hands on experience in UAE market
• 0% interest on payment plans
• Free network events with large CIG clientle
• Access to angel investor and funder rising

Speak to the experts now: 800 CIG (244) / www.cigdubai.ae