Friday, May 6, 2016 | 5-7 pm

An introduction to the set up options, business climate and location-driven costs

Setting up business in Dubai


The seminar is aimed at providing managers and professionals dealing with the expansion of companies in the Middle East region with a good understanding of the options and issues linked to the setting-up of corporate entities in Dubai. The seminar also provides an understanding of the costs and cash requirements associated with operating a business out of the UAE.


To provide an understanding of the options available to foreign companies setting up business units in Dubai, as well as the local customs impacting costs, cash requirements and risk management.

Target recipients

The seminar is aimed at those who work as corporate executives in international markets, general managers, lawyers and consultants involved in the internationalization of local companies.


  • Dubai – key facts
  • Business in the UAE vs. Business out of the UAE
  • Free Zones statuses and on-shore companies
  • The role of the sponsor
  • Foreign company subsidiaries
  • The licensing system
  • Residency and Labour Visas
  • Outsourcing in Dubai
  • Payment terms in Dubai
  • An overview of the cost of living


Maurizio Bisicky ProfileMaurizio Bisicky has spent the last 15 years turning around businesses, setting up S&M organizations and restructuring troubled business units across various countries, both in Europe and the Middle East.

A game changer with experience ranging from manufacturing to leisure and consumer finance, Maurizio is currently a director of Sunriser, a consulting company based in the UAE, and a Board Member of Arabian Falcon International (KSA), a leader in the vacation ownership industry in the Middle East.

For the previous 10 years Maurizio was Vice President, E&ME for Marriott Vacations Worldwide (NYSE: VAC). Prior to that he has worked for Diners Club, Enel and Indesit throughout Europe.


Seminar Registration Form

The seminar can be attended on campus or online (through a live Webinar). If you would like to take part in the “Setting up business in Dubai” Seminar, please fill out the Registration Form below and you will be automatically registered. Places are limited for the on campus option, unlimited for the webinar.
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