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Extracts from the commercial register of the United Arab Emirates

Schmidt & Schmidt provides extracts from the commercial register of the United Arab Emirates with a translation and an apostille as pdf-file via e-mail.

The United Arab Emirates is a federal absolute monarchy sovereign state in Western Asia, at the southeast tip of the Arabian Peninsula. The country is an absolute monarchy, with the president as head of state. UAE consists of 7 emirates, namely: Abu Dhabi, Adschman, Dubai, Fudschaira, Ra's al-Chaima, Schardscha and Umm al-Qaiwain. Local currency is the UAE Dirham (AED), the offcial language is Arabic. The UAE is a member of the United Nations (UN), the Arab League, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the Organisation of Petrol Exporting Countries (OPEC), the Organisation of Arab Petrol Exporting Countries (OAPEC) and other internation organisations.

The UAE are one of the largest countries in the entire world. 78% of the GDP originates from the service sector, however the main source of income and the largest export product is petrol.

Corporate practice is regulated in the UAE. Commercial Companies Law (CCL).

Extract from commercial register of United Arab Emirates

Company profile is the single most important source of information on companies containing all relevant information.

This document is provided in Arabic and contains following information:
  • Full legal name
  • Registration number
  • Registration date
  • Type of business
  • Current status (active/inactive)
  • Contact details
  • Main activity
  • Additional data

NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable, or available for a fee.

Inquiries are processed from 5 to 6 days.



Service Price incl. German VAT 19% Price excl. VAT
Price for an Electronic Extract from UAE from 59,50 from 50,00
Price for the translation of an Extract from UAE from 59,50 from 50,00
Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping from 952,00 from 800,00


Additionally, the following certificates may be obtained from the commercial register:

  • Certificate of Registration
  • Certificate of Good standing

Main types of businesses:

  • Limited Liability Company in Dubai (LLC)
  • Private Joint-Stock Company JSC
  • Public Joint-Stock Company – PJSC
  • General Partnership
  • Limited Partnership
  • Free Zone Establishment (FZE) and Free Zone Company (FZCo)
  • Foreign Branch Office
  • Joint Venture
  • Representation

There are different types of "business-licenses":

  • Trading
  • Industrial
  • Professional
  • Service
  • Representative

Registering a company in the UAE is a rather complicated process. Outside of the free trade zones, registration is managed by the Department of Economic Development. Within the free trade zones, the administration of the respective free trade zone is responsible for registration in the commercial register and managing it.

The largest free trade zone is the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The DIFC has it's own commercial register, established in 2010.

Information on some companies, especially those registered in free trade zones, may not be publically available. Furthermore, extracts from the UAE do not contain information on a company's directors and proprietors as well as on its common stock.

Legalization of extracts from UAE

The UAE did not accede to The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents in 1966. Therefore, all emirati documents are subject to legalization.

An extract from the business register of UAE can be used in order to:

  • Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
  • Negotiate foreign trade agreements
  • File legal claims

You can order free preliminary availability check of required information on our website.

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In our video we explain the definition and function of a commercial register and how you can verify the reliability and solvency of your foreign business partner.

Should you wish to check the sincerity of your foreign business partner’s request, Schmidt&Schmidt will gladly assist you.

We offer extracts from the commercial registers of more than 100 different registers in countries spread all around the globe. Additionally, we offer annual statements for a variety of companies. The original extract from any commercial register can be sent to you by mail or as a pdf-file via e-mail. Besides that, commercial register extracts can be authenticated with an apostille.

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