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Country:                               Dubai Region:                                 UAE - Middle East (EMEA) Currency:                              Dirham (AED) (DH) Languages:                           Arabic, English Time Zone:                            UTC +4 Phone Code:                          +9714 Communications:                  Good  Formation Cost:                    8000 - 14000...

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UAE Golden Visa for 1,000 people: Are you eligible?

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Incentives Pay Off as Dubai's DMCC Takes in Record 2,025 New Companies in 2020

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The Abu Dhabi Global Market: an Analysis of its Asset Protection Laws in Relation to Foundations and Trusts.

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UAE Extends 10-year Golden Visa System

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Citizenship vs Fiscal Residency: Becoming a UAE Fiscal Resident

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United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Country:                                United Arab Emirates (UAE) Region:                                   Middle East (EMEA) Currency:                              Dirham (AED) (DH) Languages:                Arabic, English Time Zone:                 UTC +4 Phone Code:              +971 Communications:      Good About Ras Al Khaimah Ras Al Khaimah is one of seven emirates that form the UAE. The city of Ras Al Khaimah itself is located in the picturesque northern Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, just an hour’s drive from Dubai. The Emirate is also known as the ‘Rising Emirate’, having gained a reputation for its recent economic growth and emerging business opportunities. The Emirate is known for its...

Corporate and Wealth Holding in a Global Environment - Through a UAE Company

Having worked for over 20 years in the United Arab Emirates, I have always been fascinated by the clarity in direction demonstrated by the country’s leaders and their persistent efforts to execute their strategy in a swift and methodical manner. During this time, the UAE – like the rest of the world – has gone through economic cycles of growth and contraction. But throughout it all, the country’s clarity in what it stands for and what it aspires to be has prevailed. The resolute focus maintained by the country’s leadership has helped the country to securely move forward by constantly...