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Abu Dhabi Ranked as Second Best City in the World

UAE Company Formations to Rise as Abu Dhabi is Ranked Second Best City in the World

July, 2017

Abu Dhabi has been ranked the second best city in the world, overtaking both London and Paris.

The 2017 Ipsos Cities Index has ranked Abu Dhabi the second-best city globally to work, live and do business in…… moving up two places since the previous survey in 2013 (as reported by The National).

This latest achievement further cements Abu Dhabi’s reputation of being an appealing location to work, live and do business in, that international investors and entrepreneurs are highly attracted to.

It is clear that the number of new UAE company formations will continue to rise as more and more investors are setting up their businesses in the UAE.

The UAE is and will remain one of the world’s top business destinations.

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These encouraging results were announced by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) a few days ago.

The top cities were selected from a list of 60 cities, including major cities like Sydney, Toronto, Moscow and Hong Kong.

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The Benefits of a UAE Company Formation

There are many reasons why your UAE company will thrive:

Financial Advantages

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 0% income tax
  • 0% corporate tax
  • Zero custom duties
  • Increasing number of double tax treaties
  • Zero restrictions on repatriation of profits
  • No minimum requirement for company formation
  • Resilience to economic crises

Strategic Location

  • World-class Airports and seaports for easy imports and exports
  • Easy access to regional markets
  • Located between Europe, Africa and Asia
  • Easy access to China and India

Ease of Doing Business

  • Unique, world-class transport infrastructures
  • Common law jurisdictions
  • Simple business procedures
  • Pools of low cost skilled professionals
  • Quick and hassle-free UAE company formation processes and licensing
  • Independent regulations
  • Superb telecommunications and IT infrastructures
  • Unique business facilities

 Abu Dhabi Lifestyle Advantages

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Moreover, Abu Dhabi has unique lifestyle advantages, some of which are:

  • One of the safest cities globally
  • Ranked 2nd best city in the world and ranked best city in the Middle East for quality of life
  • Sunny throughout the year
  • Varied landscape of coastline, mountains, islands, desert, oasis
  • Spectacular entertainment facilities
  • World-class, unique facilities such as museums, malls, water parks, hotels, spas, restaurants etc
  • International tennis, golf, Formula One tournaments, concerts and more
  • World class education and healthcare systems
  • Political stability

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FBS Kotsomitis – How We Can Help with UAE Company Formation

We are pioneer UAE Company Formation Specialists.  FBS Kotsomitis can help you deal with all the legal hassle involved in setting up your UAE company as well as handle all your business needs so you are free to successfully operate your business.

UAE, RAK and Dubai Company Formation – 5 Simple Steps

1st Step – Get in Touch With FBS Kotsomitis to set up and license your company in RAK, Dubai or other UAE location.

2nd Step – Choose UAE, RAK and Dubai Company Structure: 

Select the ideal company type for your particular needs, in Dubai, RAK or other UAE location and the services required from FBS Kotsomitis to run your company.  FBS Kotsomitis serves as a one-stop-shop providing all necessary services and support for you to operate your company smoothly.

3rd Step – Kick Off the UAE Company Formation Process: 

UAE Company Formation, Licensing and Residence Visa issuance. We obtain and process all the necessary documents and complete and submit all the necessary applications.

4th Step – Open Your Corporate and Personal Bank Accounts:

Select a bank and open company and personal accounts. We assist you in selecting a bank and organize the bank account opening process for you after the UAE company formation process is complete.

5th Step – Begin Running your UAE, RAK or Dubai Company with  Continuous Support from Us: 

We provide consulting, document clearing, corporate services of all types including UAE tax and VAT services, legal, accounting, auditing, PRO services for the operation of your company or for your personal needs.

Ipsos Top Cities Index

Ipsos was founded in 1975 and is a leading global market research firm with a presence in 88 countries worldwide.

Over 18,000 people, aged between 16 and 64, in 26 countries were interviewed for the 2017 survey.  They were asked which cities they believed were the best cities to live in, do business in and visit. The scores from these questions were added to create the Ipsos Top Cities Index.

The results of the 2017 survey revealed that the city of New York maintains its number one spot as the most popular city in the world for work, rest and play.

Ipsos Top 10 Cities Index 2017 (from
City2017 Ranking2013 Ranking
New York11
Abu Dhabi2 (↑)4
London3 (↓)2
Paris4 (↓)3
Zurich5 (↑)6
Tokyo5 (↑)7
Rome8 (↑)9
Los Angeles9 (↑)10
Amsterdam10 (↑)14
  • New York retains its position as the world’s leading city.
  • Abu Dhabi has moved into second position, overtaking London and Paris. When the first survey was carried out in 2013, Abu Dhabi was ranked fourth as the most popular city in the world.
  • Tokyo has risen two places, and is in joint-fifth position with Sydney and Zurich.
  • Amsterdam is the only city that has entered the top 10 cities since 2013.

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Abu Dhabi’s Rankings in “Best City to do Business in” and “Best City to Live in” Categories:

Best city to do business in
  • 1st Position: New York, selected by 23% of the sample
  • 2nd Position: Abu Dhabi, 21% – just 2% from the top position
  • 3rd Positions: London and Hong Kong, both 16%
  • 4th Position: Tokyo, 15%
Best city to live in
  • 1st Position: Zurich, 18%
  • 2nd Position: Sydney, 17%
  • 3rd Position: Abu Dhabi, has moved upwards from 7th position to 3rd position in 2013

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Last but not least, it is interesting to note that Abu Dhabi ranked the highest amongst the three younger generations, namely Generation X, Millennials and Generation Z.  These categories of participants all chose New York and Abu Dhabi as the best two cities in the world.

It is clear that the Government of Abu Dhabi’s robust efforts in innovation are steps in the right direction, succeeding to making the emirate hugely popular with the younger generations.

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Prices and Start-Up Packages:Fees for the First Year and Subsequent Years
RAK ICC Offshore Company Registration for $1025Company Formation Fees and Annual Fees
Dubai or RAK Free Zone Company Formation for $3100Incorporation Fees and Annual Running Fees
UAE VAT, Tax, Accounting and Other FeesFees for Other Services
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UAE Company Formation Packages
Start-up Fee PackagesCompany Set-up in Dubai, RAK and UAE
UAE Offshore Company FormationStartup Fee Package - 1st year

By forming an offshore company in the UAE you can have a UAE address and run your business tax free internationally, open a bank account in the UAE or outside the UAE and own property in Dubai or RAK

Dubai  Offshore Company: $2100 + annual fees $1840 = $3940

Ras Al Khaimah - RAK ICC: $1025 formation + $1840 annual fees = $2865

Free Zone Company Incorporation in the UAEStartup Package - 1st year

By setting up a free zone company in the UAE you can enjoy the privileges of onshore presence and UAE and international trading  tax free, open a bank account in the UAE or outside the UAE and own property in Dubai or RAK. Residence Visa is given to investors and staff.

Dubai Free Zone Company: $3100

RAK Free Zone Company: $3100

Sharjah Free Zone Company: $3100

Abu Dhabi Free Zone Company: $3100

Extra UAE Company Set-up Services on requestPrices

Virtual office, telephone  answering, mail forwarding, accounting, tax and VAT services and consulting, PRO services and Visa processing

On request - we price our services very competitively and are flexible to find fair agreements with clients

Offshore Companies and Free Zone Companies in Dubai, RAK and UAE
RAK Offshore Company - RAK ICCDubai Offshore Company - JAFZA
DMCCRAK Trade Free Zone
DAFZAAjman Free Zone
JLTRAKIA - RAK Investment Authority

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