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Offshore company formation in Dubai - UAE


Advantages of forming a company in Dubai (UAE - United Arab Emirates):

Type of the company

International Business Company (IBC)
IBC can only have customers and suppliers outside UAE

Minimum one. Corporate Shareholder is permitted. Not listed in a public register.
The par value of each share must be AED 1000. Bearer shares are permitted.


Minimum one director (corporate director’s allowed). Not listed in a public register.
A local registered office is required.

To commence company incorporation, the following supporting documents are required; unless otherwise indicated COPIES are acceptable:


Natural person shareholder/s:


Corporate shareholder/s:

Opening an offshore bank account

We offer you the service of assisting in opening a bank account. For more information, please visit our Bank Accounts page.


Price List

Full list of optional costs available upon request.

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Frequently asked questions

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a Middle Eastern country in Western Asia, at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula. The country is a federation of seven emirates and was established on December 2nd, 1971. Ras al-Khaimah is one of the seven emirates that make up the UAE. The emirate is in the northern part of the UAE, located less than 100km from Dubai. The United Arab Emirates is a federation of hereditary absolute monarchies. It is governed by a Federal Supreme Council made up of the seven emirs. All responsibilities not granted to the national government are reserved to the Emirates. The International Business Companies (IBC) Registry allows foreign investors to register offshore companies as RAK Offshore, a division of RAK Investment Authority (RAKIA) without the need to establish a physical presence in the UAE. Many jurisdictions are considered only tax havens. The United Arab Emirates is a ‘real’ country with a ‘real economy’.
RAK launched an offshore facility regulated by the RAK Free Trade Zone (‘RAKFTZ’) Authority International Company Regulations in 2006, which allows for international business to be conducted free of local taxes and regulations. This particular model was based on the international business company regime model followed by the British Virgin Islands. RAK-IC Companies can operate globally with the exception of UAE.

There are NO corporate tax, personal tax, capital gains tax, or VAT in the UAE with exception of oil-producing companies and branches of foreign banks.
No taxation information exchange agreements with other countries. There are no foreign exchange controls.

Nominee Service consists of Nominee Director and/or Nominee Shareholder. Corporate and Individual non-resident Nominees are available in Delaware.

The RAKIC must maintain accounting records which should be retained for a period of 7 years from the relevant period/year-end. These accounts are for internal management purposes only and are not required to be filed with the RAKFTZ authorities. The Audit is not required.

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Declaration of Consent to Act as a Director
  • Share Certificate
  • Certificate of Incumbency
  • M&AA
  • Board and Meeting Resolutions
RAK currently has not entered into any tax information exchange agreements. Details of company directors/shareholders are not available for public inspection.

The company name must not contain the following words and must not pursue listed business activities: BANKING, INSURANCE, and REINSURANCE.
The name of the company must end with “LTD” or “LIMITED”.

For UAE-RAKIC we can assist you with the bank account opening in UAE or internationally. The banks we cooperate with are reliable financial institutions with a long tradition in private and corporate banking. Our clients are provided with excellent customer service, online banking, Visa and/or Master cards, and other services, such as factoring, foreign exchange, savings, and specialized banking solutions.


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