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Doing Business in the United Arab Emirates: Fifth Edition

November 2023
Doing Business in the United Arab Emirates Fifth Edition

Morgan Lewis assisted the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council, of which Morgan Lewis is a founding member, to update its guide to doing business in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The guide highlights reforms and their implications for US companies interested in launching or expanding operations in the UAE. In particular, it examines changes to the following:

  • Corporate income tax 
  • Bilateral trade agreements 
  • Workweek changes
  • Family businesses 
  • Unemployment insurance law  
  • Emiratization resolution 
  • Work permit extension 
  • Electronic transactions 
  • Personal status law 

The guide also addresses some of the major political and strategic measures the UAE has taken in the last year that will support its business climate, including the following:

  • Government appointments 
  • COP28 and climate change
  • The I2U2 Initiative 
  • The India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC)