Trade License in Dubai

Trade License in Dubai

Trade License in Dubai

In order to start a business in Dubai, UAE business owners need to have a trade license also referred to as a commercial license or a business license. Trade license in Dubai is a legal document that outlines the activities that can be carried out across jurisdictions in Dubai.License issuance process varies from one emirate to another. In Dubai, the Department of Economic Development (DED) issues the trade licenses. Licenses can be issued normally or instantly. In a normal license,  a Memorandum of Association (which can be obtained either electronically or manually) and a site lease agreement is required. Instant Licenses are issued in just one step and within five minutes for a group of activities that do not require outside approvals, with the option to issue a memorandum of association and a virtual site for the first year. This is a great program that provides a grace period of one year for companies to do business in Dubai. The licensee gets an instant membership in the Dubai Chamber, an establishment card from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, and three work permits for employees from the Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratization. Read more about this in our blog here: 

Types of Licenses

Mainly there are three types of business licenses in UAE:
  • Commercial (General Trading, Real Estate, Transportation etc.,)
  • Professional (Lawyers, Healthcare, Information Security etc.,)
  • Industrial (specific to manufacturing sector – Food, Textiles, Petroleum etc.,)
  • Other Licenses (specific to certain activities like Agriculture, Tourism, Craftsmanship)
The process of setting up a business and obtaining a trade license in Dubai involves the submission of various documents to the government departments. YABS document clearing services makes it easy for businesses to obtain the business permit in a seamless manner. We assign dedicated account managers for each of our clients and provide customized solutions according to the requirements.

Endless possibilities to realize your business dream!

With  professional support from YABS,you can easily get business licenses for setting up business activities like:
  • HR Consultancy
  • Event Management
  • Recruitment & Staffing Agencies
  • Interior Designing
  • Media & Advertising
  • and many more licenses

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