According to the UAE Government Rules, to start a mainland company, an expat must have a UAE National as a partner in the license.
The equity share distribution will be based on the legal structure of the company. For Limited Liability companies, at least 51% of the equity shares will be with UAE National and balance 49% shares will be with Expat. For the Professional company, Expat will be eligible for 100% of the equity shares and UAE National will act as a Local Service Agent. The UAE National will be only a sleeping partner in the company license. The profit sharing can be mutually agreed upon by the concerned parties. Whereas the business operational powers can be fully granted to the Expat.
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