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Establish a Foundation in Dubai

Establish a Foundation in Dubai

Apart from companies, foreign investors may also register foundations in Dubai. Mainly known as social clubs, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Dubai may register with the Chamber of Commerce. One must comply with several requirements to set up one of the available types of foundations in Dubai. Foreign NGOs are also allowed to set up subsidiaries in Dubai.

Our company incorporation consultants in Dubai can offer more information on the requirements related to starting a foundation in the emirate.

Types of foundations in Dubai

As mentioned above there are several types of associations that can be established in Dubai by both foreign and local companies or individuals. A Dubai foundation may obtain one of the following statuses:

  • of a NGO;
  • of an association;
  • of a social club.

The most spread type of non-profit organization in Dubai is the social club which is registered with the Community Development Authority (CDA). Also, social clubs may be divided into two categories: social care facilities and social club event organizations. For each type of foundation, a special license must be obtained with the CDA.

Our Dubai company formation agents can offer more information on how to register a non-profit organization with the CDA.

Registering a social club in Dubai

Just like any other type of Dubai company, the association must also have, a trade name, a memorandum and articles of association and must appoint a management board. Apart from these, the following documents must be filed with the CDA upon the registration of the social club:

  • an application form issued by the CDA;
  • information about the founders and members of the foundation;
  • information on the activities the NGO will undertake;
  • a list with the professionals who will activate in the association.

Following that, the association will apply for the license based on the activities it will undertake. The social care facility or the social club event license can be obtained by a foundation in Dubai.

For full information on how to establish a foundation in Dubai, please contact us. You can also rely on our company registration representatives for assistance in preparing the documents related to the registration of the NGO and for reserving its trade name.