Joint Liability Company – A joint liability company can conduct only commercial and industrial activities.
Limited Liability Company (LLC) – Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) have permissions to conduct any industrial, commercial, professional and tourism business.
Public Joint Stock Company – A public joint stock company can practice any industrial, commercial or professional business activities.
Private Joint Stock Company – A Private joint stock company can undertake only commercial and industrial activities.
Civil company – Professional businesses in such fields as medicine, law, engineering and accountancy fall under Civil Company
Branch of a local or GCC Company – A branch of a local or GCC company can conduct activities incorporated in the main company license.
Branch of a foreign company – A branch of a foreign company can conduct selected commercial and professional activities but this should be in line with what the head office conducts.
Branch of a free zone company – A branch of a free zone company can conduct commercial, industrial and professional businesses as long as the activity of the main company is authorized on the mainland.
Sole establishment – A business owner can practice any industrial, commercial or professional business activities. An industrial or commercial type sole proprietorship is only permitted for UAE nationals or GCC nationals
Please note that some business activities can be conducted exclusively by UAE nationals.