Do you want to start a business in UAE?

Starting your company in the UAE can be very lucrative as it is the hub for businesses in the region. The country has seen a rapid rise in businesses of all sizes, in all sectors. The process of starting a business, can however, be slightly overwhelming.
From understanding the business zoning to trade licences, finances and more, opening a company demands a lot of tedious work. To tackle this, Etisalat partnered with some of the top companies in the region to open the Hello Business Hub, the region’s first-of-its-kind, one-stop destination to help you start your business.

4 main steps to set up a company in the UAE:


Prepare documentation
To start a business in Dubai, you first need to understand the difference between mainland, free zone and offshore company formation. We’ll help you prepare the relevant documentation through our partners, Virtuzone and DMCC.
Business licence
Receive license notification
We’ll help you decide on the business activity, which best suits your business and its needs (select your trade license).
Bank account
Open corporate account
We’ll help you open your corporate account. RAKBANK is our partner in the hub with dedicated offers for startups.
Complete visa process
We’ll help you with visa applications for both you and your dependents, ensuring you meet the entry criteria and have all the required paperwork in place. Complete visa process is done through our partner in the hub, Amer.

What is Hello Business Hub?

Etisalat’s Hello Business Hub is a one-stop shop designed to help you with all the requirements of starting a business. At Hello Business Hub, you walk in with your business idea and walk out with a fully functioning business. With 12 partners on board that take care of everything, right from Trade Licensing & registration, Banking, Insurance, VAT Consultation to Office Space, Furniture, connectivity and much more, you will receive the entire array of services, all under one roof. This means more convenience and less hassle for you as an entrepreneur.

Our Partners

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We believe that SMBs are a primary engine of growth for the UAE economy. We are committed to enabling the government’s vision of making the UAE the business hub of choice globally and to participate in building a diversified and sustainable economy to achieve UAE Vision 2021 to be among to the best countries in the world.
Enabled by our robust network and state-of-the-art infrastructure and services, we aim to "Drive the Digital Future” and create a connected future in the UAE.
We promise to provide the best services and experiences to our customers in the UAE, support small and medium businesses to fully realise the potential of the digital economy and build on our history of innovation. Be our strategic partner!



Whether you want to use our Hello Business Hub services or become our partner, you can call us at 8001HUB (8001428), email us at hellobusinesshub@etisalat.ae, or visit us at One JLT Building, Level 2, Jumeirah Lake Towers.