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Dubai Business, Taxation and Offshore Information

Dubai is the best-known of the seven United Arab Emirates. It has a population of over 2.6 million and a booming ecomony.

Jebel Ali, home of a huge man-made port, has the largest free-trade zone on the Arabian peninsula. It houses an ever-growing list of international corporations that 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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