After incorporating a company in the UAE, there are a few more important legal steps that an entrepreneur needs to take. Here is a concise overview:

Obtain necessary licenses:
Depending on the nature of your business activities, you may need to obtain specific licenses and permits from the relevant authorities in the UAE.

Open a bank account:
Set up a corporate bank account in the UAE to facilitate business transactions and comply with financial regulations.

Register for taxation:
Depending on turnover, Register for taxation with the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) in the UAE and comply with the applicable tax regulations. This includes obtaining a Tax Registration Number (TRN) and filing regular tax returns.

Comply with employment regulations:
Ensure compliance with labour laws by registering your employees with the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE). This includes drafting employment contracts and adhering to the minimum employment standards.

Register for social security:
Enrol your employees in the applicable social security schemes, such as the General Pension and Social Security Authority (GPSSA) or the Dubai Retirement Savings Scheme (DEWS).

Comply with data protection regulations:
If your business involves processing personal data, ensure compliance with the UAE’s data protection regulations, such as the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Data Protection Law or the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) Data Protection Regulations and related regulations.

Secure necessary permits:
Obtain any additional permits or approvals required for specific activities or sectors. This may include environmental permits, health and safety certifications, or industry-specific licenses etc.

Understand and comply with commercial laws:
Familiarize yourself with the UAE’s commercial laws, contract laws, and intellectual property regulations to protect your business interests and ensure compliance.

Comply with accounting and auditing requirements:
Maintain accurate financial records and prepare regular financial statements in compliance with accounting and auditing standards applicable in the UAE.

Renewal and compliance:
Regularly renew your licenses and permits, visas, and ensure ongoing compliance with all applicable regulations, reporting requirements, and governmental obligations.

Disclaimer: Please note that this is a general overview, and the specific legal steps and requirements can vary depending on the type of business, the emirate in which you operate, and other factors.

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Shakeel A. Mian
Managing Partner
Prudential Middle East
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