Are you looking to establish a business in mainland Dubai? If so, you'll need to rent office space and submit an Ejari (lease registration document) to the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED). Most of the free zones in Dubai require you to rent physical office space, but there are some exceptions. For instance, DMCC and Dubai South offer flexible desks starting at AED 16,000 per year. Dubai Internet City and Dubai Media City also provide exclusive desktop services starting at AED 35,000 per year.
The Estidama service from Dubai Economy and Tourism (DET) is another option for entrepreneurs who don't want to rent physical space. This virtual office lease allows small businesses to operate without having to rent a physical office. However, this option requires hiring a large number of independent talent, meaning that you can only buy the services you need when you need them. PRO Partner Group (PPG) has extensive knowledge of government regulations and trade regulations in the United Arab Emirates and across the Middle East.
This may be a more expensive option for small businesses, but it's the most suitable solution for companies that require physical office space for their employees. Al Daker further explained that flexible desks are usually cheaper than fixed desks and are usually included in the basic initial package of a lease when setting up a business in a free zone. The Dubai Technology Business Campus (Dtec) at Silicon Oasis in Dubai offers an option to create your company for around AED 15,000 with a flexible desktop option. This has changed the traditional structures that have defined companies and their office spaces to a more fluid, mobile and flexible work environment.
The elements of the business plan will have an impact on the daily decisions of business owners and will provide guidance for the expansion, diversification and future evaluation of the business. The options range from workstations in an open-plan office in a business center, already equipped offices or main and central premises to warehouses with attached office space. If you already have a local business with a local sponsor, you may be able to use your current office space to create a new limited liability company, as long as you use the same local sponsor. It's also possible to start a business without a physical office structure.
If you're an entrepreneur with a business idea, contact FAR Consulting Middle East for assistance. Whether or not you launch with an office installed will depend on your company's unique requirements, including your industry, employees and customers.