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Incorporations and Formations

Incorporations and Formations

An extensive range of options exist to private individuals and corporate entities who seek to establish a commercial presence in the United Arab Emirates.

Those looking to incorporate an entity should decide whether they wish to set up that entity under the Commercial Companies Law or whether they wish to pursue incorporating within the various Free Zones here in the UAE. The incorporation team at Horizons & Co. routinely provides professional and tailor-made advice to clients on such matters, and assist in setting up companies incorporated in all seven emirates.

The team are able to assist with the following types of registrations:

  • Limited Liability Companies;
  • Branches and/or representative offices of non-UAE companies;
  • Free zone companies; and
  • Offshore companies incorporated within UAE Free Zones


Horizons & Co. are also registered offshore agents at JAFZA, and are fully authorized to assist clients with set ups within JAFZA.
We offer tailored advice and all legal documentation for company formation, including:
Memorandum & Articles of Association

  • Shareholders Agreements
  • Board and Shareholders Resolutions
  • Commercial licenses
  • Professional licenses
  • Consultancy licenses
  • Representative company licenses
  • Branch licenses
  • Manufacturing licenses
  • Specialised licenses
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