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Set up a Business for Repair and Maintenance of Ships/Boats in Dubai

Set up a Business for Repair and Maintenance of Ships/Boats in Dubai

The maritime industry in the UAE and particularly in Dubai is one of the most elaborated of all not only for the trading operations registered here but also for a multitude of leisure activities offered to tourists. Due to a strategic geographic location and about 20 sea ports to the Persian and Oman Gulfs, Dubai is a suitable destination for setting up a company in the maritime sector, and one of the choices can be a business for repair and maintenance of ships/boats in Dubai. One can establish such company in Dubai’s free zones and benefit from 100% foreign ownership or can register the firm in Dubai with the help of a local partner. In any case, it is best to know and understand the legal aspects, our lawyers in Dubai providing the needed support and legal advice.

Conditions to open a boat repair and maintenance company in Dubai

One of the most bountiful free zone in Dubai for doing such business in the Maritime City Free ZoneRegistering a business for repair and maintenance of ships or boats can be established just like any kind of company, but the preferred entity in this matter can be the limited liability company. Please consider that special licenses and permits are not necessary for having this kind of operations in the maritime sector of Dubai, but one should consider the requirements of how waste materials are eliminated or recycled. The necessary documents for opening a boat repair and maintenance business can be overseen by our Dubai attorneys.

Activities of a ship repair and maintenance business in Dubai

Without any questions, having a company in the maritime sector in Dubai involves hiring trained people for this job. The activities of a boat/ship repair and maintenance business may comprise carpentry, machinery fixing or installation, cleaning and verification of the equipment.

The Maritime Law in Dubai

Because in Dubai there are plenty of activities related to vessels, whether for business or leisure purposes, a particular legislation was necessary to oversee such operations. The Maritime Law in Dubai which dates since 1981 covers the registration of the boats and the included insurance, the ownership of a boat, the carriage of products or persons, mortgage, pilotage and towage, collisions of boats, marine claims, chartering of ships and many more.

If you want to know more information about the legislation related to the activities of vessels in Dubai, please feel free to get in touch with our law firm in Dubai.

You can sponsor family members to move in with you if you have a Dubai freelance visa. For this purpose, you need to consider the the UAE family sponsorship requirements. However, you cannot sponsor employees using your visa and authorization for independent work. For this second option, you can rely on our law firm.