Partners Nationality 

The partner’s nationality is important to evaluate the business type to set. Only UAE nationals are allowed to set the following companies:

  • Home-based businesses license
  • Joint liability companies (it should have UAE nationals)
  • Commercial or industrial sole proprietorship type
  • SME license.


Other nationalities but for the GCC countries may have other business types. This will allow involving one sponsor as UAE national and he/ she could be:

  • A 51% ownership partner of the business or
  • An LSA having 100% business ownership.