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Dubai Business, Taxation and Offshore Information

The Emirate of Dubai extends along the Arabian Gulf coast of the UAE for approximately 72 kilometres with an area of 3,885 square kilometres, and a population of more than 2 million, according to Q2 2012 figures, 50% Arab and 50% mixed. Arabic and English are the dominant languages.

Jebel Ali, home of a huge man-made port, has the largest free-trade zone in Arabia, housing an ever growing list of international corporations which use the zone for both manufacturing and as a redistribution point.

Dubai international airport is second only to Tokyo in the number of daily transit passengers it handles and second only to Seattle as a sea-air hub.

In November 2005, in anticipation of a huge increase in the numbers of tourists, business travellers and rising trading volumes, the Dubai authorities announced the launch of a project to build the world's largest airport in the Jebel Ali Free Zone. More »


Dubai Knowledge Base

Dubai: Country and Foreign Investment
A quick overview of Dubai - its history, geography, and business advantages.
Dubai Executive Summary »
Dubai Geography »
Dubai Population, Language and Culture »
Dubai Government »
Dubai Economy and Currency »
Dubai Entry and Residence »
Dubai Business Environment »
Dubai Stock Exchange »
Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) »
Dubai International Financial Exchange (DIFX) »

Dubai: Types of Company
A look at various types of company in Dubai, providing options to suit different business needs.
Dubai Company Introduction »
Dubai Joint Venture Company »
Dubai Public and Private Shareholding Company »
Dubai Limited Liability Company »
Dubai Branches and Representative Offices »
Dubai Branches and Representative Offices of Foreign Professional Companies »
Dubai Sole Proprietorships »

Dubai: Offshore Business Sectors
The key sectors of Dubai's offshore economy.
Dubai Offshore Business Introduction »
Dubai Banking and Finance Sector »
Dubai International Finance Centre »
Dubai International Finance Exchange »
Dubai Jebel Ali Free Zone »
Dubai Shipping »

Dubai: E-Commerce
A description of how e-commerce operations are enabled in Dubai, and how the offshore tax regime can best be utilised for e-commerce.
Dubai Internet City »
Dubai Internet Activities in Dubai »

Dubai: Offshore Legal and Tax Regimes
This section looks at available offshore operations in Dubai and the criterion required for obtaining offshore tax status.
Dubai Offshore Introduction »
Dubai Forms of Offshore Operation »
Dubai Tax Treatment of Offshore Operations »
Dubai Taxation of Foreign Employees of Offshore Operations »
Dubai Exchange Control »
Dubai Employment and Residence »

Dubai: Law of Offshore
A hub for information about the main laws and statutes affecting offshore and non-resident businesses in Dubai.
Dubai Table of Statutes »
Dubai Intelectual Property Law »
Dubai E-Commerce Law »
Dubai Money-Laundering Law »
Dubai Banking Law »
Dubai International Financial Centre Law »

Dubai: Labour Regulation
An analysis of employment law, industrial relations, and social security schemes in Dubai.
Dubai Regulatory Environment »
Dubai Work Permits »

Dubai: Domestic Corporate Taxation
A guide detailing the scope and rate of taxes affecting companies in Dubai.
Dubai Corporate Tax Introduction »
Dubai Customs Duties »
Dubai Business Properties Tax »

Dubai: Double Tax Treaties
Treaties and international agreements that Dubai has in place, to mitigate the effects of double taxation.
Dubai Tax Treaty Introduction »
Dubai Other International Agreements »

Dubai: Related Information
Other useful information pertinent to Dubai.
Dubai Personal Taxation »
Map of Dubai »
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