Foreign companies can enter UAE market by setting up a representative office. Representative office in UAE/foreign office setup in Dubai are not allowed conduct business or trade in UAE but can undertake marketing and promotional activities on parent company’s product on behalf of the mother /parent company.
Features of Representative Office in UAE
100% ownership with parent company are permitted in UAE representative office
Representative office are only allowed to promote/market the business activity of parent company.
Local service agent is compulsory for the formation of representative office in UAE.
Local service agent must be an UAE national or a company fully owned by UAE national.
Local agent doesn’t have any rights in the representative office.
Representative offices are not permitted to enter business transactions.