How to Setup Data Networking & Switching Company in Dubai

How to setup data networking & switching company in Dubai

How to Setup Data Networking & Switching Company in Dubai

After receiving transaction requests from several interfaces such as the ATM, POS, and payment gateway, a Data Networking Company and Switching Company routes transaction data to financial institutions, hosts, and merchants for processing and approval of electronic transactions. A switching firm must get a Switching License from the DED or freezone authorities in order to operate in the UAE. Switching Companies make it easier for financial service providers, retailers, their consumers, and other stakeholders to exchange value.

A data network is a system that uses data switching, transmission lines, and system controls to transport data from one network access point to another or more network access points. Circuit switches leased lines, and packet switching networks are examples of communication technologies used in data networks.

IT market growth in UAE

The UAE is driven by technology and innovation, according to the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry Report, with IT spending expected to grow at an annual pace of 8% to AED 23.1 billion by the end of 2019.

IT spending is expected to increase at a 7.2 percent annual rate over the next five years.

Where to set up a data networking & switching company in Dubai

In the growth of Data Networking Company and switching firms, both the government and international investors play key roles. Before beginning the incorporation procedure, you must first select a location. Dubai has a variety of free zones and Mainland options dedicated to different industries, which attracts a huge number of foreign investors.

1. Freezone 

There are several advantages to forming a business in a Free Zone, including:

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • 100% corporate and personal income tax exemptions
  • Exemption from all import and export duties (but you cannot import into mainland UAE)

Trading in a Free Zone has a number of extra advantages. Many Free Zones have monthly training and networking activities that are typically open to the public. Most provide privately rented conference spaces for a charge, and many encourage members to exchange business possibilities within the Free Zone.

2. Mainland

The benefits of setting up in the mainland are that there is flexibility to do business with local and government agencies in any area of the UAE. There is no limit on the number of visas that can be obtained (depending on the size of the office space). You may rent an office anywhere on the mainland. You get more business activities to choose from.100% ownership in Dubai Mainland for foreigners is also possible.

Documents required 

The following papers must be submitted to the DED in order to incorporate or start a networking & switching company in Dubai:

  • Copies of the firm owner’s and partners’ passports
  • Proof of payment of the first approval fee 
  • NOC from the sponsor (if any)
  • A notary will witness the signing of the partnership agreement.
  • A single investor must pay AED 10,000 as a security deposit, while partners with a professional license must pay AED 20,000.
  • The firm is required to have a registered office, which the owner may supplement with a tenancy agreement.

The Emirates allows firms to be registered as both a professional firm with full ownership and a sole proprietorship.

Steps to set up a company

While the technical, administrative, and financial components of company creation in Dubai may appear intimidating, following a basic step-by-step process with the proper help is considerably more simple and cheap than you would imagine.

1. Choose your business activity 

The type of your firm may influence which free zones or mainland locations you can or should establish your business in. Some free zones and the mainland, for example, only allow specific sorts of activities. It is advantageous to be near other firms in the same industry. Take a look at the transportation options as well. The ultimate choice can be made later in the planning phase, but determining your company activity can give you a direction and help you rule out certain alternatives early on. There is no requirement to categorize your firm because various business activities can be included under a single trade license.

2. Choose your company name 

Before settling on a firm name, double-check that it complies with UAE naming rules. Any corporate names that involve derogatory language, as well as any names that relate to Allah, Him, or any other religious, sectarian, or political groups, such as the FBI or the Mafia, are prohibited. If you want to name your firm after someone, they must be a partner or owner, and their entire name must be used – no initials or abbreviations.

3. Finalise all incorporation paperwork 

You’ll need to fill out an application for your selected business name and activity, which you’ll need to submit to the appropriate government authorities along with copies of shareholders’ passports and other documents that are mentioned above.

4. Collect your license 

This is the simplest of all the steps. The government will grant you a business license once your application has been processed.

5. Open a bank account 

You will have all of the documents you need to open your business bank account once your paperwork is returned. You can do so by contacting your bank.

6. Process your visa 

And that brings us to the last step in the Dubai company formation process. Many locations enable you to apply for visa for your workers and dependants in addition to your own visa – the exact number you may submit will depend on where you choose to open a business. So, whether you need a visa for a spouse, child, maid, or driver, it’s better to get professional help. Assuming everything checks out, the procedure consists of four easy steps: obtaining an entry permit, adjusting your status, passing a medical fitness exam, and finally registering for an Emirates ID and stamping your visa.

You’re ready to do business in your selected UAE jurisdiction once you’ve completed these six procedures.

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