If you are thinking of opening a business in Saudi Arabia, there are probably a lot of questions running through your mind, like why you should be investing in Saudi Arabia, which company formation structure you should adopt, what’s the first step to take, and various others, of course.
If you establish your business in a future-forward economy like Saudi Arabia, you will open doors to numerous untapped opportunities. The Saudi economy is the 20th largest in the world (IMF), taking over 48% of the GCC economy. It also has the largest stock market in the MENA region.
Saudi Arabia is also considered one of the most productive nations in the G20, ranked as the 5th large GDP per capita in PPP (IMF). This reflects a very stable economy with a low risk of default. In 2020, it ranked as the 7th largest holder of foreign assets, with the 3rd lowest debt-to-GDP ratio among G20 economies.
Saudi Arabia is relentlessly creating multiple new business opportunities by empowering industries, from Manufacturing to Agriculture, Pharmaceuticals to Food and Processing, and every other sector.
Therefore, the Saudi economy is remarkably beneficial for investors. Investing in such an economy guarantees profitability and provides diverse business opportunities for local and foreign investors.
Saudi Arabia has been a center of attraction for the past few years due to its vibrant economy. The Kingdom finally opened its doors for the world to thrive and grow, and as a result, foreign-owned businesses have seen significant opportunities and growth during this time. To cope with this, the Kingdom revised tax policies, eased the company setup procedures and provided 100% ownership without needing a local partner.
It is the right time to establish a business in Saudi Arabia for expatriates.
As a foreign-owned company, you will be entitled to the following advantages and benefits:
LLC in Saudi Arabia has become one of the most popular types of company structure for foreign-owned business establishments and can be formed with a minimum of two shareholders.
You can sponsor your employees and get flexible financing terms from the Saudi Industrial Development Fund by being a Limited Liability Company in Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, you will have limited personal liability, less paperwork to fill, management flexibility, and fully controlled profit distributions.
The government has made the entire process simple and seamless to facilitate business in Saudi Arabia for expatriates and invites them to explore diverse opportunities in the Kingdom.
However, we always recommend a professional business consulting firm because they are familiar with the local business dynamics and industry and can help you make informed decisions.
The cost of opening an LLC ranges between ZERO capital required up to 500,000 SAR, depending on various factors such as the nature of the business, location, administrative fees, legal expenses, and other associated costs.
You can reach out to us to get a detailed breakdown, and we will help you determine the cost of all variables involved in opening a business in Saudi Arabia.