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.


Managing Director

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

NHBC aims to deliver a personalised tailored approach to clients, instead of generic cookie-cutter solutions that are 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

NHBC authorized reseller of International Free Zone Authority

New Horizons Business Consultants DMCC is an official authorized reseller of the International Free Zone Authority (IFZA), a new Free Zone based in the heart of Fujairah.

August 6, 2019

UAE – the right jurisdiction for your FinTech or Blockchain related business?

The UAE continues to strengthen its position as a hub for FinTech startups as the country is home to highest number of startups and investments into this sector, thanks to government support and initiatives taken by financial Free Zones in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

April 30, 2019

Entrepreneurship and SMEs: future in the UAE

Since 2002, SMEs have been in the forefront to mobilise support for entrepreneurial ideas and initiatives from the government and the private sector in the UAE. Many entrepreneurs have benefited from start-up, advisory and development services which the UAE offers.

March 25, 2019

Wij helpen u graag bij het openen van uw zakelijke bankrekening in de VAE!

Wij hebben de expertise om uw zakelijke bankrekening te openen en wij helpen u graag bij dit proces, zodat u waardevolle tijd, geld en energie kunt besparen!

March 10, 2019

Oportunidades ilimitadas para hacer negocios en los EAU

New Horizons Business Consultants (NHBC Dubai) es una empresa especializada en la puesta en marcha de negocios en los Emiratos Árabes Unidos (EAU). Nos hemos percatado de la creciente tendencia por parte de empresas europeas y de América Latina interesadas por el marco fiscal favorable del país, de poder expandir sus negocios utilizando Dubai como centro.

March 25, 2019


"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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