The BCB is a business-to-business professional services company established with the mandate to provide operational support and market entry services in Dubai to British companies. We are a member of the international UK business network, created by the British Chambers of Commerce and UK Trade & Investment, working together to create an international business network, providing practical support for UK exporters.
Our primary aim is to help British businesses, particularly SMEs, expand into the UAE. Through the UK-Dubai Business Centre, we provide UK companies with incubator-style support to help them get underway in the UAE.
Main features & points:
Companies are established ‘onshore’ allowing for complete market access (i.e. rather than in a Free Zone)
The company formation types available are ‘Branch of a Foreign Company’ or ‘Representative Office’
The mandatory local UAE National Service Agent is provided by the Dubai / Abu Dhabi governments, managed through the BCB
The BCB provide the mandatory commercial office address & registration required for all companies in the UAE
UK firms incubate with the BCB for a period of 24 months
A single employment visa is available to each UK company
Membership of the British Business Group is included in the programme
UK firms have quarterly access to UKTI sector leads in-country
The BCB has developed pre-approved shortlists of corporate support & suppliers for incoming British firms to tap into
Annual cost of AED 90,000 (split over 4 quarters)
Meeting, video conference & breakout rooms available; monthly hot desk rental (at additional cost)