Business Set Up in the UAE

The pandemic has completely altered the business dynamics, requiring businesses and entrepreneurs to reinvent the business wheel. The unique situation has also accelerated global mobility and flexibility when it comes to running companies. Now more companies are opting to set up shop in a place that supports ease of doing business, has the intelligent infrastructure, a favorable environment for entrepreneurs, and finally provides safety and security for individuals and families.

Join us for a power-packed session with Lorenzo Jooris, CEO, and Alistair Paine, Business Setup Manager of Creative Zone who will take us through the entire process of business setup in Dubai. The session will discuss some key actionable strategies that will help you launch your business in Dubai, advise on best-suited zones for your business, and familiarize you with the industry changes and answer all your related questions.

Objectives/takeaway points

Advice on the right jurisdiction
Overview of the entire business setup process
Acquiring long-term visas
Banking solutions
Newly introduced rules and regulations
The most viable business activities in today’s age


Lorenzo Jooris is the CEO of Creative Zone, Dubai’s leading business advisory firm. Mr Jooris holds extensive and diverse experience in the Middle Eastern and South Asian business markets and retains an expert opinion on the regions’ SMEs and startup culture. He was the founder of One World Communications, a full-fledged multi-media powerhouse advising governments around the world in branding and communication strategies. He, later on, started LEADERS Middle East Magazine in the UAE and formulated ‘Leaders without Borders’ an initiative that promotes young social entrepreneurs’ development and Power Women of Arabia Debate. In 2018, he joined Arton Capital as the Vice President of global growth and strategy where he oversaw the international expansion of the company and was in charge of sales, marketing and events worldwide.

Lorenzo is a firm believer in giving back to the community, and within Creative Zone he has spearheaded significant initiatives to help and support promising startups and entrepreneurs. He is also the author of “Recipes for a Better World” and serves as an advisor to the James Michel Foundation.

ALISTAIR PAINE – Business Setup Manager, Creative Zone

Alistair Paine is the lead business advisor at Creative Zone and has assisted thousands of entrepreneurs in starting their business in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Alistair holds extensive experience in company incorporation, structuring, jurisdiction selection, including offshore SPV creation and providing risk mitigation solutions to entrepreneurs, SMEs and large corporations seeking to establish or expand their presence in the UAE.

Event Details

Dates 28 April 2021
Times 11am – 12pm
Venue Online
City Anywhere in UAE
Prices Free Event