After dealing with Dls Dubai for the past few months I thought it was a good way of giving back writing a review of their service.
I had been looking at setting up an overseas business account for quite a while before finding DLS. One thing that became blatantly obvious is that things are constantly changing and I often spent a lot of time going down one route only to find it was a dead end or information was outdated and could have cost me a lot of money or worse. After numerous frustrating attempts on my own I decided to use a professional and chose to go with Fred.
Being a highly skeptical person I entered our dealings with a lot of care, looking for the gotcha or the scam along the way which didn't materialize. Once we began to know each other I gradually became more comfortable with Fred, he has a real in-depth knowledge of how things work in Dubai and believe me they are complicated. If you're thinking of doing this yourself stop right now and reconsider, there are so many pitfalls and curve balls that you will be pulling your hair out with frustration and likely lose a lot of money, far more than the cost of his service. It's like navigating a minefield without a metal detector or climbing Everest without a Sherpa, seriously don't do it.
Even with Fred's depth of local knowledge and contacts things were still frustrating at times, setting up a business and opening a business bank account in Dubai is like hitting a moving target, add in the Covid travel restrictions and you are in for many hurdles along the way. From the time we started to the time I flew out to Dubai things had already changed and we had to rethink things as we went along. I can honestly say without Fred's help I would have gotten nowhere with this.
Fred is a genuinely nice guy trying to help his customers.
I have nothing but praise for the service I received, we were hitting problems from day one and Fred handled them all professionally and with aplomb, maybe people don't realize the patience required to undertake something like this, you will need patience and it will be tested but rest assured Fred does everything he can to make the right things happen, as he did for me.
Never did I ever imagine that one day I would end up living in Dubai, let along starting a business here. However fate would have it otherwise!
It went like this; I reached out to Fred and he called me within 15 minutes, where other providers took days to contact me, he was available right away. We spoke for 40 minutes, I already knew what my goals were and I was dead set on getting a set up and getting it fast, Fred said he could do it, so I took the shot. That same day, I went out and got passport photos and passport scans, sent them over and wired over the set up fee.
I have to admit, after that I was a bit nervous, but after a few days the funds arrived and Fred told me the company formation process was underway, still I didn't know what to expect. I visited a government site and checked it every day to see if my company was formed, and after a few days, the company name showed up in the online registry, I was super excited and told Fred.
After that, I felt I wanted to go to Dubai right away and get my feet on the ground and explore the city I was soon going to be owning a business in but had never visited or known much about. When I got there, I fell in love with the place.
The process was fast, really fast, everything seemed to be moving at breakneck speed; we got the establishment card, employment contracts, I went out and bought a stamp, then when the visa came through, Fred's driver picked me up and we went and got everything done on the same day; super smooth. The driver was absolutely awesome and really personable, happy to share things and useful advice around the city.
I picked up my business documents from the Free Zone directly with the driver, and signed them and stamped them there and then. Then got back to the hotel, everything practically completed. A few days later the Emirates ID showed up and my personal bank card.
Then I flew out, feeling really gutted to be leaving the place, because I loved the speed, pace and rush of the city; all I could think about was getting back there.
When I got back home I said to my wife that we're going to live there, and in a matter of three weeks we took our kids out of school, sold our vehicle and packed everything up and got to Dubai. On the first week there (yesterday as of writing this) the business banking got approved and we finally got settled.
It really was an awesome experience, DLS didn't just set up another company; they literally changed my life and my families, this is one of those moments where your path changes and you'll never forget it.
To top it all off, I actually got invited by Fred to head over to the office today, which I did, I hopped on the metro to the Marina and took the elevator to the top floor where he made me a coffee and we chatted about the whole experience, he shared a ton of cool stories. Super appreciative of this guy, seriously, give him a shot, he is well worth it.
It has been a wonderful experience working with DLS to get my company and business bank account set up. Surprisingly smooth experience for both the company and Emirates ID (only had to stay for 10 days in Dubai for the process). Business Bank had minor issues due to my case being unique but Fred resolved them fast and made sure I received it.
Overall I don't think I would've been able to complete the process without their help and highly recommend them..
I can highly recommend DLS Dubai for the establishment of a Freezone Company in Dubai, with everything needed from an Emirates ID to a private and business bank account.
Especially the process of getting an Emirates ID and business bank account, would not have been possible so smoothly and fast without the amazing service of DLS Dubai. Fred has an amazing team with local agents helping you on every step during your stay in Dubai.
Moreover Fred was really helpful and could provide help us with requests from our payment provider.
DLS Dubai have an amazing service and a more than fair price on a market full of high price low service providers.
Ich kann DLS Dubai für die Gründung einer Freezone Company in Dubai mit allem, was benötigt wird sehr empfehlen,. Von der Beantragung der Emirates-ID bis hin zu einem privaten und geschäftlichen Bankkonto.
Insbesondere der Prozess, die Emirates-ID und ein Geschäftsbankkonto zu erhalten, wäre ohne den großartigen Service von DLS Dubai nicht so reibungslos und schnell möglich gewesen. Fred hat ein fantastisches Team mit lokalen Agents, die einem während des Aufenthalts in Dubai bei jedem Schritt zur Seite stehen.
Außerdem war Fred sehr hilfsbereit und konnte uns auch bei Anfragen von unserem Zahlungsanbieter helfen.
DLS Dubai bietet wirklich einen erstaunlichen Service und das zu einen mehr als fairen Preis.
I used the DLS Dubai services for company formation in Dubai, getting a residence visa and opening both personal and business bank account. Everything was done in a professional way, detailed explanations provided for every step of the process, and even my most stupid questions were answered.
DLS offered a very good value package at a competitive price. The process was handled quickly on their end, although there is a lot of waiting involved with this kind of thing, DLS had a few ways to speed up the process compared to doing it without their help, and in the end everything was set up as promised.
Fred and the team members at DLS were professional to deal with and made sure to keep things moving along smoothly. If anyone asks me in future about help with company setup and bank account I would not hesitate to recommend their service.
I would like to thank company DLS Group and Fred personally for taking care of my Emirates ID, my personal bank account, for establishing a free zone company in very short time and opening a corporate bank account. I recommend DLS Group services for everyone who wants to move to Dubai with no headache. Please do not do it by yourself as there are a lot of things that must be taken care of. The price of DSL Group services is very low if you compare with other real competitors and not fake companies who just promise to do things. If you need a free zone company with corporate bank account just contact Fred and he will help you.
Thank you very much to the campaign - DLS Group. I am a Russian citizen who left after the events of February 24. I chose Dubai to relocate my business, as it has the law and comfortable conditions for business. With the help of guys from DLS Group I opened a company, received the Emirates Id in 4 days and opened a personal account in 2 days. In 2 weeks I already had a working corporate account in the bank. I recommend everyone to contact this organization.
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I was searching for a banking and residence setup, comparing various jurisdictions when I came across a DLS Dubai ad. After reading their reviews I decided to schedule a call with Fred.
He was knowledgeable and had other clients similar as me (nomads, crypto) so it was good to talk to someone that understood my needs. I had previously looked into Caribbean islands, Cyprus, Malaysia, etc. before and in my experience dealing with other agents and other countries was not as straightforward.
I sent him the full payment upfront in stablecoins. He registered the company and set up my visa remotely. A month later I took a flight to Dubai. I had no problem entering the country. A DLS PRO came to pick me up in the morning and we went to the medical test and filled out the EID application. It was quick and easy. At that point, you usually need to wait a month or 2 to get the fingerprint appointment. With DLS, we were able to do it immediately. I then received my EID and my personal bank account with a debit card. This entire process took around 8 days.
While I was out of the UAE, Fred applied for a corporate bank account. It is worth noting that before that I had no bank accounts whatsoever making it more difficult to obtain a bank statement for the due diligence process. We got it done nonetheless.
My corporate account was approved last week and I’ll be returning to Dubai to sign the paperwork and complete the opening. The personal and business accounts are with Mashreq.
Overall I’m very satisfied with Fred service. He also gave me some ideas on how to optimize my FX fees overseas.
Ich war schon länger auf der Suche nach einem vernünftigen Partner um eine Firma zu gründen in Dubai. Daher ich am Anfang sehr skeptisch war, da sehr viele angeben, dass sie den gleichen Dienst anbieten, aber meistens für einen komplett übertriebenen Preis.
Da empfiehl mir ein Kollege, DLS-Group. Mich kontaktierte von Anfang an der Fred und er erklärte mir von Anfang an alles im Detail und wie alles ablaufen wird.
Da ich immer alles sehr genau wissen will, war es sicher nicht einfach mit mir. Aber ich kann in Fred hier bestens weiterempfehlen! Es hat alles bestens geklappt. Er steht einem immer bei Seite und hilft überall, wo es geht.
Von der Ausstellung der ID, Visums sowie der Firmengründung und einem privaten und Geschäftskonto hat alles bestens geklappt.
Ich kann den Kontakt DLS-Group wärmstens weiterempfehlen.
Preis-Leistung mit dem Service ist hier einfach unschlagbar!
Danke für alles!
I've been looking for a reasonable partner to set up a company in Dubai for a long time. So I was very skeptical at first as so many say they offer the same service but mostly for a completely inflated price.
A colleague recommended it to me, the DLS group. Fred contacted me from the beginning and he explained everything in detail to me from the beginning and how everything will work.
Since I always want to know everything very precisely, it was certainly not easy for me. But I can highly recommend Fred here! Everything went well. He is always by the side and helps wherever possible.
From issuing the ID, visa and founding the company and a private and business account, everything went well.
I can warmly recommend contacting the DLS group.
Price performance with the service is simply unbeatable!
Being a passport holder of a tiny African country it can be really a challenge to open a personal bank account let alone a business bank account in a world class jurisdictions like the UAE. That scenario played out when DLS Group was working to open a business bank account for my company in one of Dubai’s top commercial banks, the application process was tedious with what suggested that my passport made me a high risk client. At some point I was willing to give up on getting the account opened. Fortunately, Fred was committed in delivering the bank despite the back and forth requests by the bank for more information and clarification, ultimately Fred’s resilience paid off and the bank account is now open. I’m great full for Fred and team, they get the job done!
We set up our offshore structure more than 20 years ago because we were operating in a number of different countries around the world and at the time of setting up the structure the offshore agent introduced us to Euro Pacific bank (EPB) for our banking. This all worked well with good service from their professional bankers until 2017/2018 when the news regarding the Plutus Payroll scam broke in Australia. This together with the release of the Panama Papers saw an exodus of the professional bankers from EPB and the appointment of non-banking call center staff at EPB provided by staff placement agencies such as Global Corporate Staffing.
In 2019/2020 Australia, Netherlands, USA Canada, and the UK launched Operation Atlantis to investigate EPB. Even though our business was totally legitimate and fully tax compliant in the different countries in which we operated we knew the writing was on the wall regarding EPB. So we started searching for bankers to replace EPB. However we had been out of the loop regarding aspects such as the EU Black and Grey lists, new AML laws, and the Due Diligence surrounding the KYC laws. After 18 months contracting many offshore agents and bank introduction services without any success it was obvious that our offshore structure was obsolete and we needed a total restructure of our business.
So we started a search for a company that could assist us in understanding our structure and in recommending a domicile and re-structuring for our business. This took almost a year with many false starts by people making huge promises and unable to deliver. Eventually we came across Fred and DLS Dubai. By this time we had information that things were going to get very bad for EPB so we knew that we had very tight deadlines to get our money safely out of EPB.
Having been burnt by EPB and outdated company structures we were extremely cautious and conducted as in-depth research as possible into Fred and DLS Dubai and except for one dodgy review everything looked very good for Fred.
After calls with Fred we did get a feeling that he has a real in-depth knowledge of how things work in Dubai, and they are complicated, and he grasped our predicament with EPB and our very tight deadlines.
The initial contact with DLS Dubai was impressive we received email responses within hours and then a very detailed timeline of how the process would progress.
I flew to Dubai and arrived on a Sunday. That afternoon Mr Mohammed the DLS Dubai PRO collected me from my hotel and we went to collect the original company registration documents. The next day, Monday, Mr Mohammed took me to complete the forms, photos, finger prints, and medical for the Dubai residence application.
On Tuesday I received my residence card and applied for personal bank account which Fred assisted me in completing on Tuesday evening. On Thursday I received my ATM card from the bank and deposited funds and tested the ATM card for withdrawals.
I left Dubai on the Saturday having achieved my goals of the restructuring and applying for bank account.
After leaving Dubai, Fred assisted me in applying for a business bank account. When I say assisted, Fred handled 95% of the work, I only provided aspects such as a photo, resume, and other personal information, all the rest was handled by Fred. To say that this process was frustrating is an understatement as the bank kept on coming back with ever more compliance questions even requesting the same document about 5 times. But Fred handled everything with aplomb, and after a month the business account was opened.
I am glad to report the we moved our funds out of EPB 1 week before they basically went out of business in June this year.
Having spent many years working with offshore agents I have nothing but praise for the service I received from DLS Dubai, Mr Mohammed was an absolute pleasure to work with, Dina in the office was very efficient, and all issues were handled by Fred extremely professionally.
I may have made it sound as if everything is very quick and easy but believe me without Fred’s contacts, knowledge, and guidance on what is required, what to submit, and how to respond to questions it would not have been possible to succeed in achieving what we did.
Excellent company to work with. Smooth process and assistance every step of the way. Great assistance with business setup and also cryptocurrency solutions. So glad I chose DLS. Fred was helpful and always offering assistance with everything.
This is really the only company you should consider to assist with your company formation in Dubai. I have heard about so many bad experiences from friends trying to get set up in Dubai, but did my research and found DLS. I had none of the problems that so many other people experience. They know what they are doing and offer a comprehensive service that takes care of everything.
I was really hesitant to trust DLS at first, since it was difficult to know that they won't be like all the others. After some research, I took a leap of faith and went with their services. This was the best possible. I sent them the money and waited - but not for long. All the initial processing was done very quickly and then I had to wait for the travel ban to be lifted.
I arrived in Dubai at a particularly difficult time as there were holidays and the visa system had recently changed. This caused some problems, but DLS handled it amazingly well. Everything went smooth, right through to getting banking set up. The whole process took about 7 weeks, and would probably be quicker under different circumstances.
Beware of trusting anyone with this type of service. There are people who have been struggling for years to get set up properly. Avoid the cheap setup companies, and avoid the expensive free zones that cause nothing but trouble. Pay a professional company like DLS to get the job done properly.
I met Fred around November 2021 after having wasted 6 months (and 10K USD) trying to establish a bank account due to wrong advice from a competitor. Fred told the truth, knew the problems and explained the process. I engaged Fred in December 2021 - the company was set up in a week or so, and the residence visa done a week after.
Banking in the UAE is not easy and Fred warned it would take time. It did take time, and due to an error within the bank (not due to DLS) my applicable was held up for a couple of months. Fred stood by his word and offered a refund (even though the error was not his). Finally after some chasing we got it resolved and the account got opened.
After two long phone calls with Fred, and him taking the time to go through all the options that would meet my targets, I decided to pull the trigger and start the process. I have to say, Fred is probably one of the most knowledgeable guys out there regarding UAE administration and company set-ups.
Through a difficult period, and what I'm sure was an extremely busy time for him, we managed to finish the whole process relatively quickly. A big thanks to DLS and Fred for the help, looking forwards to continuing doing business with him.
I Just met Fred in Dubai today. Let me tell you he is the most honest and genuine and transparent guy you can find with your Dubai residency and company formation or banking questions ever, including crypto. After research and talking to multiple people he is the one I will go with for sure. Rob
Fred has an intimate knowledge of all issues related to the UAE and Dubai. The company formation process went as expected. Both bank accounts were finally opened, personal and business. If you are thinking of opening a company in Dubai I highly recommend DLS DUBAI services.
I would now also like to publish my personal experiences with Fred and DLS Dubai here.
After an long phone call with Fred, I decided to use his services. I have to say that I had a lot of bad experiences with company founders (get company but no bank account...) abroad and therefore went out with no expectations. But I was absolutely positively surprised by Fred.
I transfered him the money and he started work immediately. The company was registered within a very short time, my visa was there and I was able to enter Dubai. I stayed there for 7 days on my first visit and did everything like health check and some little things. Then I flew back home.
Unfortunately, after that came the first complication. What Fred couldn't do anything about but what you just couldn't know beforehand. My tourist SIM was deactivated because in Dubai you have to change the tourist SIM to a resident SIM if you have a visa. You have to do this personally because you have to give your fingerprint for it.
That meant I had to fly to Dubai again to personally switch my tourist SIM to resident SIM. My advice to everyone. Stay in Dubai until you have switched the SIM from tourist to resident. You can do that as soon as you have received the physical resident ID from Dubai. Unfortunately, this is not possible beforehand. I took advantage of this second unforeseen trip to Dubai to open a private bank account. Thanks to Fred's help, this was also possible quickly and easily.
After I had done that, my business account was opened and I flew back to Dubai 3 weeks later to sign everything. The banker told me I would receive the debit card for the account in the mail within 1-3 days. So I kept waiting and only extended my hotel by one day at a time. After 13 days and around €4000 for hotel rooms, I received my debit card and was able to fly back home full of happiness.
My overall conclusion: DLS-Dubai is the best. I am really very grateful that Fred made all this possible for me.
But you must not forget that Dubai is not a Western European country where time specifications or something are kept.
My advice to anyone using Fred's service. Allow 10 days for the first stay and 14 days for the second stay. Book the hotels... in advance otherwise it will be really expensive.
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