Who we are

MESA is a professional service provider firm based in Dubai for over six years, specializing in, incorporation of off-shore companies, free zone and on-shore establishments, in all seven Emirates of the UAE. Our experienced professionals carefully analyze the requirements of each client, and suggest the most appropriate legal structure, with a view to provide the most cost effective solutions. Our senior partner has over 11 years of legal experience in the UAE, advising clients in relation to the complex legal structures and assisting them to establish business presence in the UAE. MESA is the sister concern of Emirates Legal, and we are in a unique position to provide the right advice to our clients.

We also assist our clients in incorporating companies in Dubai International Financial Center Free Zone (DIFC). This free zone is helpful for Clients that are intending to carry out regulated business activities, such as providing Banking & Brokerage Services, Wealth Management, Reinsurance & Captive Insurance, Islamic Finance Capital Markets, and non- regulated activities, such as the Retails Services and Ancillary Service Providers.

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Off-Shore Companies in UAE

Off-Shore companies may be 100% owned by expatriates. They are ' used as asset, property or holding companies for other businesses, operating inside or outside of the UAE.

We assist our clients with incorporation of the off-shore companies, share transfer in off-shore companies, obtaining share certificates, attestation of the offshore company documents and all other associated services...

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Free Zone Companies in UAE

Free Zone companies may be 10% owned by expatriates. Business can be conducted within the UAE with some restrictions. The UAE has over 44 free zones. Upon understanding the business requirements of our clients, we suggest the most appropriate legal structure in a given free zone. We assist the clients in preparing all incorporation documents and also assist in obtaining the commercial license....

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On-Shore Companies in the UAE

On-Shore companies are normally used to trade within the local UAE market. There are several types of specific activities that only On-Shore companies can pursue in the UAE. On-Shore companies require a UAE National to own 51% shareholding in the company. We assist our clients with the incorporation of onshore Limited Liability Companies/Sole Establishments, Joint Ventures Companies,...

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Business in UAE

One of the main attractions for establishing a business presence in the UAE is due to its unique geographical location, providing easy access to Asia, South Asia, Middle East and Europe. UAE’s growing knowledge and service based economy, ensures that it will remain a sustainable economy, and hence, is an ideal business location for all investors. The greatest incentive is that it is a tax-free jurisdiction.

We assist our clients with incorporation of the off- shore companies, share transfer in off-shore companies, obtaining share certificates, attestation of the offshore company documents and all other associated services.

We also assist individuals or investors who wish to own a property in the UAE by advising them to purchase property under the off-shore structures, in view of certain advantages under the applicable local laws. We have also assisted individuals that have already purchased property in the UAE, to transfer the same to off-shore companies owned by them, with a view to avoid Sharia law implications.

We also assist the clients with the opening of the bank accounts relating to off-shore companies, and also in relation to all other companies that we incorporate in the UAE. We also advise the clients as to how the off-shore companies can be used as an SPV for the purposes of carrying out cross border or local transactions.

Basic steps to setup a business in UAE

While the technical and administrative aspects of setting up a business in the UAE may seem complex, it's in fact all very easy with MESA.


Prepare documentation

Business license

Receive license notification

Bank account

Open corporate account


Complete visa process

Our Services

  • Setting up of any type of Business (L.L.C, Est., Professional, Industrial, Trading, Construction);
  • Setting up of Branch/ Representative Offices of Foreign Companies;
  • Reliable Sponsors/ Local Partner/ Service Agents available;
  • Drafting of Agreements/ Contracts to protect foreign investors;
  • Renewal of Trade License;
  • Liquidation/ Closure of Company;
  • Corporate Consultation;
  • Transfer of Shares and ownership of the property;
  • Transfer of ownership of properties;
  • PRO Services.