Dubai: Types of Company
Branches and Representative Offices of Foreign Professional Companies
Branches and representative offices of foreign professional firms may be 100% foreign owned, so long as UAE nationals or 100% UAE-owned companies are appointed as local agents. As mentioned in Branches and Representative Offices, such agents are not involved in the operations of the firm but assist in obtaining visas, labour cards etc and are paid a lump sum as remuneration. The Economic Department is the authority in charge of licensing such branches or representational offices.