Offering a range of facilities including call and mail forwarding, the Virtual Office gives businesses an international presence without incurring the overheads of setting up a physical office abroad. Virtual Offices have really taken off in the UK with companies ranging from one-man home workers to Blue Chip Multinationals increasingly choosing to pay for the service which provides an Instant, Flexible and Cost Effective solution to projecting a professional image in practically any location around the world.
Below we have put together a Vitual Office report detailing the services currently being offered by our providers in Dubai. With its strong and fast growing economy, as well as its transparent and easy trade regulations, Dubai is an increasingly popular trading destination for UK businesses. The following report has been compiled in response to the large number of enquiries recently received by Easy Offices for Virtual Offices in the city.
Serviced Office Providers Regus offer Virtual Office Services with a large six-property portfolio spanning the city of Dubai. They will soon be adding the prestigious Dubai Twin Towers to their portfolio taking the count to seven and providing the most wide-ranging selection of offices of all our providers.
At each of the properties Regus offer four separate Virtual Office Services:
Mail Plus, the cheapest package offering a simple business address with mail forwarding, it is worth noting that you pay for the price of the mail forwarding plus an extra 20% postage charge
Telephone Answering, a simple telephone answering service where calls can be answered under your company name, messages can be taken or calls can be forwarded at a cost to your business.
Virtual Office, offers both the Mail Plus and Telephone answering services combined
Virual Office Plus, is the same as the Virtual Office but in addition offers companies 40 hours of office time a month so would suit companies looking to work from the country on a regular basis.
Costs vary from building to building but there is not a great deal of difference between locations. As a guideline, prices for a 12 month contract start from upwards of £58.00 per month for mail handling only, £95.00 for telephone answering and £125.00 for the virtual office, all prices exclusive of VAT. If you are considering taking any of the Vitual Services offered it is worth thinking seriously about the length of lease required as shorter leases will incur full costing whereas longer 12 month contracts could save you up to 30%.
Overall as a Dubai Virtual Office provider Regus tend to be very efficient and reliable to deal with, offering competitive pricing and a good range of locations across the city. Unlike other providers, they do not charge a surplus for receiving your post or for answering calls, the charge is only for forwarding your mail and calls onto you. Their current portfolio includes the Dubai Airport Free Zone, The Burjaman Tower, Union House on Port Saeed Road, Festival tower, Green Community Office Building on the Dubai Investment Park, Legend Building and Djebel Ali, Free Zone Building for further information please call 0800 085 5050.
Servcorp are international Serviced and Virtual Office providers with locations spanning the globe. Based in the Emirates Towers on Sheikh Zayed Road, the company offer extensive Virtual Office services from their prestigious Dubai address. Again they run four various packages which break down as follows:
Virtual Meetings, offering international access to boardrooms, meeting rooms and office space, plus a number of additional services including access to SmartOffice broadband internet, a package costing £89.34 per month with a 50% discount in the first two months meaning a reduced tariff of £44.67.
Virtual Address, a prestigious Dubai address with mail, fax and courier management as well as extras including access to SmartOffice Broadband Internet, a package costing £89.34 per month with a 50% discount in the first two months meaning a reduced tariff of £44.67.
Virtual Communications, a telephone answering and forwarding service with a dedicated receptionist answering calls in your company name, a package costing £89.34 per month with a 50% discount in the first two months meaning a reduced tariff of £44.67. Again there are a number of extras including 24/7 access to an interactive personal voicemail.
Platinum Virtual Office, a service combining all of the above for £213.02 per month with a 50% discount in the first two months meaning a reduced tariff of £106.51.
It is worth noting that when committing to a Virtual Address, Virtual Meeting or Platinum Virtual Office package Servcorp allow your company 3 days per month in any of Servcorp’s Serviced Offices/Executive Business Lounges in ANY of their worldwide locations which include Australia, China, India, France and more….
Advantages of dealing with Servcorp include the fact that they offer no minimum term lease and no registration or set up fees. They run a number of deals at all of their centres on a regular basis and as a nice little incentive they will put 10% of your virtual office spend towards a future Serviced Office with Servcorp.
RAK BUSINESS CENTRES
Serviced Office Provider RAK, an entity managed by the RAK Free Trade Zone Authority, offer Virtual Office services from their three buildings in Dubai with properties at the Twin Towers in Deira, RAKFTZ’s business park in Ras Al Khaimah and Fairmount.
Their Virtual Service package includes a dedicated telephone line with automatic call answering and forwarding, a shared fax line and fax handling and a shared P.O. box address with daily checking, administration and mail handling, mail can be forwarded to any address.
This overall package costs 7800 AED, approx. £1075.00, per year, plus a 3000 AED, approx. £413.76, refundable security deposit. Do note that RAK will charge your company for the cost of all forwarded calls and an extra 15% on top of the courier charge for forwarding mail. They will also require a 3000 AED, approx £413.76, security deposit in advance of taking a contract with them and minimum terms are 6 months.
On site they offer a number of “Flexi” desk and office facilities, as well as fully equipped conference rooms, which can be hired on an hourly basis, we are not aware of any discounts offered to existing clients.
ALLIANCE BUSINESS CENTRES
Providers of Serviced Offices, Alliance Business Centres will soon be offering Virtual Office facilities from their Silicon Oasis Headquarter Business Centre on Emirates Road, Dubai. Strategically located in the Dubai free zone where you can enjoy 100% ownership of your business, the property is one of the largest business centres in Dubai providing fully serviced offices and meeting rooms. Alliance Business Centres are part of the worldwide Alliance Network, with an impressive network of over 600 locations in more than 36 countries.
Virtual Office facilties will be coming soon to the Silicon Oasis Headquarter and are expected to be available from October of this year. Unfortunately the providers do not currently have a full break down of prices available.
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