Dubai Mainland Company is the most common type of business entity in the emirate of Dubai. It has several benefits for which many foreign investors choose this basic type of structure for their company formation. But there are few shortcomings in this type of business formation also. The most important one is that foreign company owners only get 49% shares of Dubai Mainland Company while local sponsor holds remaining 51% shares of a foreign company.
But a foreign company can easily avoid this condition and gain complete ownership of its business by opening a branch office or representative office in Dubai. There is a slight difference between branch office and representative office of a foreign company.