MAINLAND CIVIL COMPANY
A civil company is a company owned by 100% foreign ownership with up to 3 shareholders and a local service agent. It's applicable for professional and service activities/license.
Local service agent owns 0% of business shares and profit, whereas a foreign partner or a company owns 100% of business shares
Local service agent main task is to perform the role of a signatory for the fulfillment of all government- related tasks
Local service agent has no administrative powers and is only entitled to annual payment for government services
The local service agent can be a professional, a UAE Government employee, or a company owned by a UAE National
For certain activities, the professional qualification of a local service agent is required
Prerequisites to start a mainland business in Dubai, UAE