The number of foreign investors seeking to obtain residency in Dubai by investing in real estate has led to a fast increase of the construction sector in the emirate, considering the value of properties dedicated for such purposes is quite high. Whether building real estate for residential or commercial purposes, opening a company in the construction industry in Dubai is one of the most profitable businesses in the long run. With the 2020 Dubai Expo approaching quickly the number of construction projects is growing month after month.
Our company incorporation agents in Dubai can offer information on the legal requirements to set up a construction business in the emirate.
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Registering a construction company in Dubai
Foreign investors seeking to open a construction company can choose Dubai where they must have a local partner, or in a free zone where they have the advantage of full ownership. No matter where one decides to establish the company, they must respect the provisions of the Building Law in the UAE which was amended in 2013.
Our Dubai company formation consultants can assist with the company registration process, including preparing the documents and filing them with the Department of Economic Development.
Special requirements for companies in the construction sector in Dubai
After obtaining the commercial license, which is the business permit related to the formation of the business, a construction company must hire specialists, such as engineers or consultants, who can apply for the building permit necessary to start its activities. The consultant will be in charge of evaluating the soil of the construction site.
The building license issued by the Dubai Municipality or the free zone authority is known as the G+1 permit. Construction companies in Dubai must also apply for environmental licenses and civil work permits.
Special approvals from the Dubai authorities
Once the special licenses are obtained, a company operating in the Dubai construction industry must also obtain special approvals from:
- the Dubai Water and Electricity Authority;
- the Drainage and Irrigation Department;
- Building Department;
- Dubai Civil Defense Authority.
For full information on the requirements for creating a company in the construction industry, please contact our company registration representatives in Dubai.