Business setup

Start your business
in the UAE

We offer 360-degree business launch services, advice on the right company setup
(Free Zone, Offshore or Mainland), banking & financial services, market research and corporate structuring.

Market Research and Introductions

We help you grow

We help you understand better if there is a suitable market fit for your product or service; find and introduce you to the right partners and clients and liaise on your behalf, to interface with private businesses, corporations, associations, and governmental organisations.

Banking and Financial Services

Banking made easy

We assist you with banking related services such as opening of bank accounts, credit card applications, merchant services, lending facilities, accounting and VAT related services. We understand the availability of reliable banking with the complete range of banking services as an absolute must for our clients.

Other services

Visa & Administrative

We assist you with your visa application from start to finish - entry permit application, personal assistance with the medical exam, visa stamping and Emirates ID application. We also provide other Administrative and Company Management services that help manage your day-to-day operations without hassle.

UAE Business setup consultancy

About NHBC

We are a Dubai based consultancy firm, specialized in setting up businesses and conducting market research for our clients in the United Arab Emirates. 

Setting up a business doesn't merely consist of getting the right structure and license, it entails much more such as selecting the right office space or warehouse, meeting the right partners, clients or investors, hiring of personnel, amongst others.

With more than 15 years of combined experience spanning across several industry sectors, we understand your needs and advise you on your new business endeavours and the best way forward: be it a setup in a Free Zone or a setup in UAE Mainland, individual or corporate shareholder, flexi desk or office space or even ensuring a smooth business operation on an everyday basis.

We know all the ins and outs, all the possible problems you might face and issues you might encounter while setting up your business, but more importantly - we know how to avoid them.

Looking to setup a business in the UAE?

We speak your language

We welcome clients from all over the world and our proficiency in English, Dutch, Spanish and French help our European and global clients be comfortable and communicate in the language of their choice while we work with them through the process of business setup in Dubai and the UAE.

We understand the language of business and have in-depth knowledge about double taxation treaties between our clients' country and the UAE which is paramount to provide proper corporate advice.

We provide honest timeframes, a direct approach, and end-to-end service to our European and global clients. Even after our services have concluded, we communicate regularly with our clients and work towards being strong partners in their success.



Francesca has advised numerous international companies and European individuals with business setups and market introductions.

She started NHBC as a consultancy firm to deliver a personalised tailored approach to clients, instead of generic cookie-cutter solutions that were being offered in the industry.

Her knowledge on UAE business setups, banking, marketing, project management and government related services have helped clients find suitable, profitable expansion and sound fiscal solutions for their businesses.

In addition to working in the UAE, Francesca has worked in Australia, Spain and the Netherlands. Her fluency in European languages and intercultural communication skills make clients feel at ease.

News, Articles and Insights

Our Blog

Zakendoen in de Verenigde Arabische Emiraten

Wellicht heeft u nagedacht over verschillende groeimogelijkheden voor uw bedrijf of uitbreiding naar nieuwe markten en regio’s. New Horizons Business Consultants helpt u met uw internationale ambities en informeert u graag over ondernemen in Dubai en de Verenigde Arabische Emiraten!

December 10, 2018

UAE Cabinet approves long-term visa system

UAE Cabinet approves long-term visa system. The decision aims to maintain the position of the UAE as an optimal business environment. Long term visas will be granted to investors, entrepreneurs, specialists in the medical, scientific, research and technical fields and outstanding students.

November 25, 2018

The impact of SMEs on the UAEs economy

You’ve had your "eureka moment" and have decided to setup your own company. What are the next steps? And how do you turn your ideas into your very own business? Perhaps you should look at the UAE as a business-friendly hub to setup your business, rather than Europe? What would make sense from a tax perspective? Where should I start?

December 10, 2018

EXPO 2020 Dubai UAE

The 35th universal World Expo will be held in Dubai from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021. It is the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East. Under the motto ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, with this being expressed into three sub-themes: Mobility, Sustainability, and Opportunity, 170 countries will present their ideas, innovations and technologies.

November 14, 2018

Dubai – The World’s First Smart City

The Smart Dubai initiative is to make Dubai the happiest and smartest city on earth. Its initiative presents huge opportunities for European businesses.

November 7, 2018

Free Zones in the United Arab Emirates

Feel free to contact NHBC for more information on the services and possibilities of a setup in a UAE Free Zone.

October 23, 2018

An introduction to doing business in the United Arab Emirates

Perhaps you’ve been contemplating business growth opportunities or expansion into new markets. Or maybe you’re looking for a better way to optimize your business? We would like to give you more insight into doing business in the United Arab Emirates!

October 23, 2018

Opening a corporate bank account in Dubai made possible!

At NHBC, we have excellent contacts at all major UAE local banks and we therefore know which documents are required and can push for your corporate account opening without any hassles.

October 23, 2018


"Applying for my residence VISA, the Emirates-ID and a company bank account were daunting tasks for me. I didn’t know where to begin or which questions to ask, and office employees never seemed to follow through when I asked.

New Horizons Business Consultants did everything – with almost no time or effort for me. The best part was that I could completely trust their managing director Francesca to represent my company professionally and guide me through the labyrinth of public authorities and bank branches.

When Francesca says "no worries" you can consider tasks as done. Many thanks to the team of NHBC and my best compliments for Francesca!“

Ralph Szabo - Delta P Pumps and Equipment Trading DMCC / Pharmtrade EU

Testimonial from Delta P Pumps and Equipment Trading
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