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Business relocation to the UAE

Business relocation – it is the process of transferring an enterprise or business activity from one region to another. One of the popular areas for relocation is the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

In this article, we will consider why Ukrainian businessmen choose to relocate their business to the UAE, the main requirements of this process, possible obstacles, and how our company “Prikhodko and Partners” helps in carrying out this relocation.

Why Ukrainian businessmen choose to relocate their business to the UAE

Ukrainian businessmen choose to relocate their business to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for various reasons, and this is becoming an increasingly popular phenomenon.

Here are some key reasons why this country has become attractive for Ukrainian entrepreneurs:

  • Economic stability. The UAE is famous for its economic stability and low inflation. This stability creates reliable conditions for business and investment development.
  • Tax benefits. The UAE has a very attractive tax system. For example, some emirates do not have an income tax, dividend tax, or inheritance tax. This can significantly reduce the tax burden on businesses and individual entrepreneurs.
  • Geographical location. The UAE is strategically located, making it ideal for expansion into the Middle East, Gulf, and Asian markets.
  • Ease of business management. In the UAE, the procedures for establishing and registering companies have been simplified. Business infrastructure and services are highly developed, which facilitates convenient business operations.
  • Opportunities for investment diversification. The UAE offers a variety of investment opportunities, including real estate, financial services, tourism, technology, and other industries.
  • Security and stability. The UAE is known for its high security and stability, which attracts businessmen who appreciate the reliability of the investment environment.
  • Promotion of innovation and technological development. The UAE is actively developing the technology sector and encouraging innovation, which can be attractive to businesses specializing in these industries.

All these factors make the UAE an attractive location for Ukrainian businessmen looking for opportunities for the growth and development of their enterprises.

Basic requirements for business relocation in the UAE

Relocating a business in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) requires compliance with certain basic requirements and procedures.

Here are some of them:

  • Company registration. To relocate a business to the UAE, it is first necessary to register a company in one of the emirates. Each emirate has its own rules and procedures for registering companies.
  • Licenses and permits. Depending on the nature of your business, it may be necessary to obtain special licenses or permits from the relevant regulatory authorities.
  • Choice of legal structure. You should determine which legal entity structure best suits your business. Choices may include setting up a local company, a branch of a foreign company, or a free zone.
  • Financial Statements. The UAE requires regular financial reporting and compliance with financial accounting requirements. You must ensure that accurate accounts and tax returns are kept.
  • Office location. Some emirates may have requirements regarding the location of your office, including minimum floor space and convenient location.
  • Bank accounts. You must open a bank account for your company in the UAE to conduct financial activities.
  • Compliance with local legislation. A successful relocation must comply with all local laws and regulations, including employment and migration laws.
  • Cultural aspects. For a successful relocation, it is also important to understand the local culture and communication norms in order to maintain positive relationships with local partners and customers.

These are the general requirements for business relocation to the UAE, but it should be noted that each emirate may have its own unique rules and requirements.

Therefore, before starting the relocation process, it is recommended to get professional advice and learn about all the necessary detailed requirements for your specific case.

How our company helps with business relocation to the UAE

  • Consultations and support. Our company advises on all aspects of relocation to the UAE and provides support at every stage.
  • Legalization of documents. We help clients with all legal aspects, including the legalization of documents.
  • Finding local partners. We help to find reliable local partners, if necessary.


Relocating a business to the UAE can be beneficial for Ukrainian businessmen due to economic stability, tax benefits, and the country’s geographical location. However, this process requires meeting the requirements and overcoming some obstacles.

Our company is ready to provide comprehensive support for the successful implementation of business relocation in the UAE.

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