Holding companies are legal entities that incorporate subsidiary business entities.
Holding companies are ideal for shareholding, trademark and patent ownership or purchasing real estate and other assets. Holding companies are not permitted to engage in any standalone commercial activities.
Types of Dubai / UAE based Holding Companies
In Dubai, one can set up different types of holding companies such as –
The Onshore / Mainland Holding Company
The Free Zone Holding Company
Under UAE law holding companies have only a supervisory structure with no active management within subsidiaries i.e. they can own shares and implement processes for running operations and can benefit from assets transactions, services supply and dividends. Depending on their structure, holding companies can appoint a director or a board of directors to supervise subsidiaries operations, set out regulations and control the flow of money to and from subsidiaries.
Owning a property through holding companies is a quick way to obtain a residency visa in the UAE. Visa options include up to 10 years validity for Investors and the new UAE Golden Visa.
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