Mnc companies in Dubai?

The foreign company which opens a branch in the Dubai may exercise freely the activities for which it is licensed whereas a representative office may practice only promotional business for the products and services provided by the parent company.

Unlike a foreign branch a representative office cannot conduct business operation or market directly its product. In order to engage a foreign branch to conduct its operation in Dubai it should obtain a license from the Ministry of Economy & Planning prior to obtain the license from the concerned authority in the respective Emirate. Foreign companies licensed to operate in UAE may not start their activities before being inscribed in the Ministry's Register of foreign services.