UAE Federal Law on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

According to the UAE Federal Law, the law grants up to 100% ownership for foreign investors along with incentives and competitive advantages.

The Scope:

  • The law shall be applied to foreign direct investment projects that are established in the land of the country, while it does not apply to the financial and non-financial free zones.

The Direct Benefits and Guarantees:

  • The licensed foreign investment companies are treated like national companies.
  • No expropriation ensuring the property is not expropriated except for public benefit in exchange for fair compensation.
  • Not to seize or confiscate project funds unless by a court hearing.
  • Ownership 100%.
  • The right to use real estate.
  • Make financial transfers for project returns outside the country.
  • Ensuring the confidentiality of technical, economic, and financial information and investment initiatives.
  • Insert a partner or a number of partners.
  • Transfer ownership to a new investor.
  • Amending the articles of association.
  • Change the legal form of the company.
  • Merger, acquisition, or liquidation.

Truth Economic and Management Consultancy is qualified and has accumulated experience in establishing Public Stock Joint Companies (PJSC) in the UAE. Moreover, Truth will arrange the required steps to change the existing company license to the Foreign Direct Investment license under the positive list to achieve up to 100% ownership.

Read more information on :
UAE federal law on foreign investment and the incentives are given to investors (PDF, 6.61 MB).

Learn about the business regulations applicable in the UAE and laws that are specific to the industry.

Check the UAE Foreign Direct Investments Dashboard from the Ministry of Economy.

Supporting Foreign Direct Investment in the Various Emirates

  • Foreign Direct Investment in Abu Dhabi

 Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) is the government hub supporting investment in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. ADIO enables opportunities for domestic and foreign investors aligned with Abu Dhabi’s economic priorities. ADIO offers a range of targeted programs for private sector entities including competitive cash and non-cash incentives, small to medium enterprise (SME) enablement, and public-private partnerships. Check FDI programs in ADIO.

  • Foreign Direct Investment in Dubai

Dubai FDI offers essential information and invaluable support to foreign companies who intend to invest in Dubai. Dubai FDI guides, advises, and provides practical assistance with all aspects of business decisions and management, starting from determining the best legal structures to identifying the appropriate business activities. Check legal business forms for foreign investment in Dubai.

  • Foreign Direct Investment in Sharjah

Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) launched Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah) to promote a diverse set of investment opportunities in the emirate. Sharjah FDI Office helps investors to fully understand processes, investment advantages, and insights on key sectors that fit their business profiles.

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