Licence Required for Business In UAE

Licence Required for Business In UAE (Business Activity)

There is a requirement of various trade licenses and permissions from agencies to start a business in UAE. The category of business activities will decide the trade licenses and permissions you need for your company. Department of Economic Development in Dubai is responsible for business registration and licensing. Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry is also involved in the business registration process.

Depending on type of business activities Department of Economic Development has classified business licenses in three categories:

Commercial Trading License

For companies engaged in any kind of trading activity commercial license in required. It includes import, export, storage and distribution of specific products.

Industrial license:

For companies engaged in manufacturing, processing, and packaging activities industrial license is required.

Professional License

For personally offered services professional license is required which includes artisan activities, technical services, consultancy, medical services, and beauty salons.

Allows the clients to sell products and collect payments online.

Types of Company

  • Free Zone Company
  • Limited Liability Company
  • Marketing Management
  • Offshore Company
  • Branch of Foreign Company