Dubai Company Register | How to Get a Trade License in Dubai

Dubai Company Register involves certain basic steps of businessman must take before he begins to do business in Dubai

Dubai Company Register | How to Get a Trade License in Dubai

We discussed on this page the categories and procedure required to get your business licensed and registered in Dubai. 

Any business of any category must have a trade license in Dubai.

The requirements of Trade license and the permissions required from various agencies and government ministries can vary depending on the category of the business.

That means some types of businesses for example financial services, health services, printing and publishing, food trading require more clearances than say a general trading business.

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There are Basically 3 Categories of Licenses Issued Concerning Dubai Company Register

Depending on the nature of the activity a business entity plans to undertake, one of these license categories will be issued:

1. Commercial License – to be issued to a company that will engage in any kind of trading activity.

2. Industrial License – to be issued to a company that will engage in manufacturing or any industrial activity.

3. Professional License – to be issued to service providers, professionals, artisans, and craftsmen.

The Economic Department of Dubai is the government agency responsible for issuing these licenses. The department operates from several locations deliver the licensing services.
However the main office located near clock tower in Dubai is the place where a businessman must go to for comprehensive range of all services.

Dubai Company Register | Requirements for Business Licensing

Business Registration in Dubai Approval Processes

  • Issuance of licenses for banks and other financial institutions must have the approval of the UAE Central Bank
  • Issuance of licenses for manufacturing companies must have the approval of the Finance and Industry Ministry. Issuance of licenses for companies engaged in insurance and other relevant firms must have the approval of the Economy and Commerce Ministry
  • Issuance of licenses for medical and pharmaceutical products must have the approval of the Health Ministry
  • For companies engaged in gas or oil production, additional endorsements and approvals from other government agencies may be needed

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Requirements for Business Ownership

Dubai Company Register | How to Get a Trade License in Dubai

Every company set up in Dubai company register or elsewhere in the UAE is required to have no less than fifty-one percent (51%) shareholding of UAE nationals.

The exception to this requirement would be any one of the following six conditions:

1. The company is established at any of the Free Zones in Dubai.

2. In cases where the law requires 100% local ownership.

3. Where a company wholly owned by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) enters into a partnership with another company wholly owned by UAE nationals.

4. In certain activities 100% ownership for GCC nationals or entities is permitted.

5. In artisan or professional companies in which total foreign ownership is allowed.

6. In the case of a foreign entity registering a representative or branch office in the UAE.

7. In the case where a professional license is being applied for such professions such as architect, doctor, artist etc. The foreign ownership can be 100%. However a local national must be taken as service agent.

Legal Business Structures

A major consideration in business registration in Dubai company register and the other emirates is the choice of a business structure. The Federal Law defines the seven legal structures of business organizations, as follows:

1. General Partnership
2. Partnership in Commendams
3. Public Shareholding
4. Private Shareholding
5. Joint Venture
6. Share Partnership
7. Limited Liability

Establishment of a Representative or Branch Office

 

A branch in Dubai or representative office of a foreign entity in Dubai is allowed to be 100% foreign owned. This privilege is given on the condition that a local agent is appointed. Said local agent must be a UAE national (or a company 100% owned by UAE nationals).

Setting up a representative or branch office in Dubai may also be a consideration worth looking into as far as some foreign entities are concerned. The business registration in Dubai company register for this option is covered by the Commercial Companies Law.

Based on the foregoing facts and details, it is evident that Dubai company register and registration elsewhere in the UAE is a process completely free of any complication.

Dubai Company Register Procedure

 

Step 1. Decide who will be your local partner – “Sponsor”

This steps requires careful consideration of what services would you expect from the sponsor.

Would you like him to be assisting you in resolving your problem with the government procedures or would you just want his name on the license and nothing else. What fees are you prepared to pay per year.

A good rapport with your sponsor prevents many potential problems.

Dubai Company Register | How to Get a Trade License in Dubai

Step 2. Get a name and activity approval from Department of Economic Development (DED)

This can be applied for and done on a standard application form and submitted at DED

Step 3. Look for business premises and make a tenancy contract

All business in Dubai must have business premises evidenced by a tenancy contract in order to get registered.

Step 4. Make a Memorandum of Association (MOA) with the sponsor and submit to DED

Any legal firm can type out the memorandum which must specify in a special arrangements and ownership percentage among all partners.

Step 5. Submit the MOA and the License application at DED along with the required legal documents and the tenancy contract.

All charges and fees must be paid at this stage. You should get a license after about a week from step 5.

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62 Responses to “Dubai Company Register | How to Get a Trade License in Dubai”

  1. NERISSA says:

    Dear Sir / Madam

    We are looking for license for General Trading Business.
    Can you please send me a detailed quotation for general trading license; for example fastners, steel suppliers, all types of construction material etc.

    Do not hesitate to contact us for further clarification and assistance.

    • ravindr says:

      Dear Nerissa

      Thank You for your comment.

      It is possible to get a licence in these items. You must specify whether you need a local company or a Free Zone company. The quote will vary from Free Zone to Free Zone. The costs also vary by the size of the office you would rent from the Free Zone.

      We have more information on website. http://www.varaluae.com
      Please also refer to the FAQ pages on these sites.

      You may also Opt In to receive answers to the top 10 questions on this topic.
      Many people have found it useful to fill in their details in the box on the upper right hand corner of this page to receive answers to the top 10 questions they have. I would urge you to do this.

      If you are keen to talk to us, you may arrange a Skype Call with Mr.Gopa Kumar, our representative.
      You can email us for further information at sales@varaluae.com

      Thanks and Regards

      Ravindr Deshpande.

  2. How do I get a business permit to do a Boxing Event in Dubai? Where do I need to go?

    • ravindr says:

      Dear Chelna

      Many thanks for the comment.

      In order to get a sport event licence permissions from the UAE ministry of sports and Culture are required.

      In order to explain the matter in detail we would suggest that you may opt to book a Skype call on the site.

      Thanks

      Ravindr Deshpande.

  3. gaurav says:

    Dear Sir,
    i want to know details for setting up a pharma TRADING co in a ftz there… cost involved ? the best ftz there ? any other rules and regulations ?

    • ravindr says:

      Dear Mr. Gaurav

      Many thanks for the comment. A pharmaceuticals trading licence in a Free Zone is open provided the goods are not entering the UAE. If they do and if they have controlled drugs in the list then a Ministry of Health certificate of clearance is needed. Costs in a cheapest free zone for smallest office would be USD 9700 including agent fees. The rules and regulations will depend upon the type of drugs you will import.

      I would suggest that you opt in on this site by filling in your contact details to receive answers to top 10 questions on this topic.

      You will also find a list of FAQ’s on our site. They provide specific information on many topics of UAE companies

      Thank You

      RAVINDR DESHPANDE.

  4. MAREA says:

    RESPECTED SIR
    I WANT TO TO DO A SMALL BUSINESS OF RESTURANT OR BEAUTY SALOON IN DUBAI WHAT I HAVE TO DO TO GET THE LICENCE PLZ REPLY ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

    • Alfred Fabito says:

      Dear Ms. Marea,

      Many Thanks for your inquiry.

      A Dubai company can be set up as a Local one or in a Free Zone. Both are popular options, and we can help you with all the formalities in both options. Local companies need a UAE or a GCC national as a Sponsor or a Service Agent. Sponsors are 51% partners if you form an LLC. Sponsors charge an agreed annual fee and leave you to run the business as you like. They do not normally share in the profits or loss. However if they act as your service agents then they do not own any part of your business. This choice depends upon the type of licence and nature of the activity of business.

      You can form a Free Zone company with 100% foreign ownership. It can be registered inside one of the many free zones in the UAE. This company is not permitted to own or rent office or a shop outside the Free Zone. It is otherwise free to do business all over the world and with clients inside Dubai and UAE too by following certain conditions.

      Many people have found it useful to fill in their details in the box on the upper right hand corner of this website to receive answers to their top 10 questions about UAE companies. I would urge you to do this.

      However, if you prefer you can sign up for a USD 7.00 Skype Call with a representative.

      Best Regards,

  5. waqas says:

    Respect sir
    i want to start a tourism company in dubai.how can i get the license and approx how much it ll cost to start a tourism company in dubai
    tnx

    • Alfred Fabito says:

      Dear Mr. Waqas,

      Many Thanks for your inquiry.

      You have two options when registering your company. You can set up your business either as a Local Company or a Free Zone Company. If you want to register your business as a Local Company, you can check this link http://www.dubaided.gov.ae/Eng.....fault.aspx for choosing specific activity. Each activity has different costs.

      You can have your company registered in any Free Zone area in UAE with 100% foreign ownership as another option. Varal LLC completes all the formalities up to getting the License.

      Many people have found it useful to fill in their details in the box on the upper right hand corner of this website to receive answers to their top 10 questions about UAE companies. I would urge you to do this.

      However, if you prefer you can sign up for a USD 7.00 Skype Call with a representative.

      Best Regards,

  6. imran says:

    Dear Sir,

    I want to open a cafeteria in dubai. kindly guide me the proceedure to get the license. what is the price. n its not in freezone. send me the quotation to my email .

    thanking you
    imran shaikh

    • Alfred Fabito says:

      Dear Mr. Imran,

      Many Thanks for your inquiry.

      If you do not want a Free Zone company, then an LLC Company is another option. We can assist you in getting a Professional License with activity – Cafeteria under the activity group of Restaurants and Coffee Shops. To start the process, you need to provide us with three names for the company for initial approval. Upon confirmation, we shall send you our official Proforma Invoice with itemized costs including our fee.

      Many people have found it useful to fill in their details in the box on the upper right hand corner of this website to receive answers to their top 10 questions about UAE companies. I would urge you to do this.

      However, if you prefer you can sign up for a USD 7.00 Skype Call with a representative.

      Best Regards,

  7. khurram dadwani says:

    Hi.
    I want to establish a general trading company. We are planing to import computer in used category and steel products such as stainless steel, cables and other non feros items mainly scrap. The warehouse area would be in shaharja industrial area.
    Two families will be migrating from pakistan to run the business kindly advise the procedure and cost.
    Regards.

    • Alfred Fabito says:

      Dear Mr. Khurram Dadwani,

      Many Thanks for your inquiry.

      We can get a General Trading License for you in Sharjah Airport Free Zone. We can also register your business in other free zone areas in UAE like Ajman Free Zone or in Jebel Ali Free Zone – depending on your choice. Upon confirmation, we shall send you an official proforma invoice with itemized costs.

      After your company has been registered, we can then start the process of getting visas for you and your family.

      Many people have found it useful to fill in their details in the box on the upper right hand corner of this website to receive answers to their top 10 questions about UAE companies. I would urge you to do this.

      However, if you prefer you can sign up for a USD 7.00 Skype Call with a representative.

      Best Regards,

  8. Erik says:

    hello I’m Erik and Swedish I want to know if I want to acquire Cargo lisense what requirements do I need to be set or cleared I will start Cargo office in Dubai or Nogan other city in the UAE thanks

    • Alfred Fabito says:

      Dear Mr. Erik,

      Many Thanks for your inquiry.

      If you want to set up a Local Company in Dubai, you can either get a Professional, Industrial or Commercial License depending on the exact activity of your business. If your business is cargo containers trading, you have to get a commercial license. If cargo containers manufacturing, industrial license or if repair and maintenance of cargo containers, then it should be a professional license. Can you please clarify as to detailed activity of your business?

      Basic requirement is your passport copy. Three proposed names for the company should be given to us for initial approval. We complete all the formalities up to handover of License to you.

      Many people have found it useful to fill in their details in the box on the upper right hand corner of this website to receive answers to their top 10 questions about UAE companies. I would urge you to do this.

      However, if you prefer you can sign up for a USD 7.00 Skype Call with a representative.

      Best Regards,

  9. ashley sanchez says:

    hi,im british, i just wanted to know how many days is the processing of trade licence? thanks
    regards

    • Alfred Fabito says:

      Dear Miss Ashley Sanchez,

      Many Thanks for your inquiry.

      Processing of Trade License differs depending on the chosen jurisdiction. If you want to open an offshore company, you can have Incorporation Certificate within the day provided that all required documents are in order. Should you decide to register a Free Zone Company, whole process may take from 2 weeks up to one month – same as registering an LLC Company.

      Many people have found it useful to fill in their details in the box on the upper right hand corner of this website to receive answers to their top 10 questions about UAE companies. I would urge you to do this.

      However, if you prefer you can sign up for a USD 7.00 Skype Call with a representative.

      Best Regards,

  10. Mansour says:

    I am planning to establish a small software consultin firm in UAE. What would be the best licence for this business ??
    The company will be providing, consulting, development and technical support for local clients. What would be the costs for the complete application ??

    • Alfred Fabito says:

      Dear Mr. Mansour,

      Many Thanks for your inquiry.

      We can get a Consultancy License for you showing activity as software consultation, development and technical support. We suggest you set up your business as a Free Zone Company like in Jumeirah Lakes Towers Free Zone. There are however lot of options on where to set up your business.

      Many people have found it useful to fill in their details in the box on the upper right hand corner of this website to receive answers to their top 10 questions about UAE companies. I would urge you to do this.

      However, if you prefer you can sign up for a USD 7.00 Skype Call with a representative.

      Best Regards,

  11. Naweed Raja says:

    Dear Sir,

    I am interested to start business of ready made garments but with minimum revenue can you just give me an idea how i will be needed initially to spend including license fee and all charges.

    • Alfred Fabito says:

      Dear Naweed Raja,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      You can register your company either as a Local or a Free Zone Company. If you want to have a shop to be located anywhere in Dubai, you have to register an LLC Company as in a Free Zone company, you can only have a shop or a showroom on a Free Zone area. Cost differs for each options.

      Many people have found it useful to fill in their details in the box on the upper right hand corner of this website to receive answers to their top 10 questions about UAE companies. I would urge you to do this.

      However, if you prefer you can sign up for a USD 7.00 Skype Call with a representative.

  12. Kashif Khan says:

    Dear Sir,

    i would like to open a copy center (printing services only). what would be the steps and this license will fall in which category. how much cost will come to obtain a license.

    • Alfred Fabito says:

      Dear Mr. Kashif Khan,

      Many Thanks for your inquiry.

      If you want to open an LLC Company, the license type would be a Professional License under activity group Typing and Translation and activity as Typing and Photocopying Services. Upon your confirmation, we shall send you itemized cost of registration including our service costs.

      Process starts by giving us three proposed names for the company for initial approval.

      Please enter your details e.g. name, email and contact number in the box on the upper right hand corner of this website so we can discuss further.

      However, if you prefer you can sign up for a USD 7.00 Skype Call with a representative.

      Best Regards,

  13. TYRON says:

    Greetings Sir,

    I would like to open a business which i beleived this is belong to professionals license category.(SERVICE PROVIDER) The kind of business i would like to open is about fitness services, whereas having a certain contract with a certain business institution by simply providing some swimming, fitness instructor. My question sir is how much will it cost us in FZ or in Dubai. What are the advantages and disadvantages in having a trading license in other area in uae like ajman which i beleive their trading license minimal cost is 3,900 – 6,500 aed

    • Alfred Fabito says:

      Dear Mr. Tyron,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      The free zones outside Dubai are cheaper. Ajman will give a consultancy licence with Flexi Office for about 34500 including our fee and office rent. SAIF zone in Sharjah will cost about AED 38500. In the case of Jumeirah Lakes Towers in Dubai it will be cheaper if you go for packaged office – Total cost will be AED 60500 approx. Upon your confirmation on where exactly to register your company, we will be sending itemized cost of registration including our service fees.

      Please enter your details e.g. name, email and contact number in the box on the upper right hand corner of this website so we can discuss further.

      However, if you prefer you can sign up for a Skype Call with a representative. Best Regards,

  14. Aamir says:

    Dear Sir,

    I want to open my small shop in Dubai of Locksmith, kindly advice me can I get a license to open such shop where lock repairing, key cutting and key duplication etc could be done…

    waiting for your reply,
    regards..

    • Alfred Fabito says:

      Dear Mr. Aamir,

      Thanks for your inquiry. Yes you can get a License with the mentioned activities. License type would be Professional License within activity group key duplicators & stamp making with activity as Key Duplicators. You can choose the particular area where would you want to open your shop. However, your business activity should have an initial approval first. Varal LLC will assist you in the process up to handover of the License to you.

      Please enter your details e.g. name, email and contact number in the box on the upper right hand corner of this website so we can discuss further.

      However, if you prefer you can sign up for a Skype Call with a representative.

      Best Regards,

  15. Ammar Javed says:

    Dear Sir,
    We are are a registered architectural Firm in Pakistan, and we are looking to expand our architectural consultancy in UAE. We are in need of a proper guideline that how can we get registration and how much would it cost us.
    Which type of license will be required. It will be of great help if you can help us in detail.

    Regards,
    Ar. Ammar Javed

    • Alfred Fabito says:

      Dear Mr. Ammar Javed,

      Many Thanks for your inquiry.

      We can have a Service License in one of the Free Zone Jurisdictions in Dubai like Jumeirah Lakes Towers Free Zone. Personal presence of shareholders are required for signing application forms, MOA and resolutions.

      Please enter your details e.g. name, email and contact number in the box on the upper right hand corner of this website so we can discuss further.

      If you prefer you can sign up for a USD 7.00 Skype Call with a representative.

      Best Regards,

  16. Mohammed Salih says:

    Sir,

    I wish to start a web designing, software development, hardware and networking company in dubai. So what all are the document required and what all are the procedures.
    Can I do this in Commercial License ?

    • Alfred Fabito says:

      Dear Mr. Mohammed Salih,

      Many Thanks for your inquiry.

      You need to have a Professional License / Service License showing activities as web designing, software development, hardware and networking. We can assist you register the company in Free Zone Authorities like Sharjah Airport Free Zone, Ajman Free Zone Authority or Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority. These Free Zone Authorities have cheaper registration costs.

      Initially we shall need only the passport copy/ies of the shareholder/s. Your personal presence is required for signing the application forms.

      Please enter your details e.g. name, email address and contact numbers in the box on the upper right hand corner of this page for further discussion.

      Best Regards,

  17. Zahiruddin says:

    Dear Ravindr,

    Good day. I came here and found the business market up & running with many priorities. I am an IT professional and wants to have trade license for my IT service company which i am planning to establish here in UAE Dubai. Can you please guide what will be best way to get the license asap and where this business will be fit in for start.

    Would appreciate if i have the reply on asap basis. Also what budget will be required for start and with what terms of partnership with LOCALs.

    Looking forward your reply.

    Regards,
    Zahiruddin Agha
    971 52 930 7190

    • Alfred Fabito says:

      Dear Mr. Zahiruddin,

      Many Thanks for your inquiry.

      If you want to register a Free Zone Company, there is no need to have a partnership with a Local Sponsor. I can suggest Jumeirah Lakes Towers Free Zone, Dubai to you. The activity in the License will be IT Consultancy.

      Please refer to http://www.uaecompanyregistrat.....-free-zone so you can have the idea as to cost of registration in JLT Free Zone.

      Enter your details e.g. name, email and contact number in the box on the upper right hand corner of this page for further discussion.

      Best Regards,

  18. Rokib says:

    Hi,

    we are a coffee company based in UK and want to set up our very first coffee shop chain in Dubai and wanted to know the legalities around that. All that info is very confusing and allot to take in!

    Iam coming over to Dubai for the Gulf Food expo in feb 2014 so might be worth while speaking than in person?

    drop me a email

    regards

    • Alfred Fabito says:

      Dear Mr. Rokib,

      Many Thanks for your inquiry.

      Do you want a branch of your coffee shop based in UK? If yes, minimum requirement will be attested incorporation documents of the parent company.

      You are welcome to visit our office when you are here in UAE. Our office location is mentioned in this website.

      Please enter your details e.g. name, email and contact number in the box on the upper right hand corner of this page so we can discuss further. Best Regards,

  19. faswil says:

    Dear sir,

    I would like to know the documents and basic expenses to start a tourism compnay

    • Alfred Fabito says:

      Dear Mr. Faswil, Thanks for your inquiry, At present the Tourism License is not given by Dubai government. You can not open a LLC company with the Tourism License.
      How Ever you can open a Free Zone with a consultancy license.
      To Know about more options, Please enter your details e.g. name, email and contact number in the box on the upper right hand corner of this page so we can discuss further.

  20. haris says:

    i wonder to open an art gallery/studio cum internet cafe. please provide info.

    • ravindr says:

      Dear Mr. Haris

      Many thanks for your comment. Please note that any retail activity needs a licence in a specific category. Art gallery and internet cafe may be difficult to combine. They will both come under separate professional licences. To know more can you please opt in on our website.

  21. haris sheikh says:

    i wonder to open a mobile repair, sale, hardware and software upgrade shop in dubai. pls reply.

    • ravindr says:

      Dear Mr. Shaikh

      Thank you for the comment about the mobile repair shop. Please can you note that this will be a professional licence. The costs including licence and sponsor charges and other costs will be about AED 28500-29000. You must also pay 5% of the annual rent as the charges for the Market fee.

  22. Ben says:

    I would like to organise and run basketball competitions around Dubai. Can I run this in free zone or it has to be in non free zone since it will be all over Dubai? Do I need an office space for such business? What is virtual office and will that be enough? Can you please direct me to what licences I need and what steps to take. Please email me what you can. – See more at: http://www.varaluae.com/compan.....ment-18994

  23. John says:

    Hi,

    I am looking to open a B2B Digital Magazine. The magazine will be sent to subscribers monthly, for free.

    Please can you confirm if this type of business can be opened in JLT free zone. And if we need a publishing license from the National Media Council?

    What are the pre-licenses needed to open a publishing company. Everything will be digital – no paper / printer services will be needed.

    • Alfred Fabito says:

      Dear Mr. John, Thanks for your mail, You can open a Free Zone company in JLT, with the activity mentioning it as Business Consultancy. The license fees will be 9000 USD. you have look for an office place in JLT area. We have to get approval from JLT to open the company. Please prepare a Business plan for the same.
      Please enter your details e.g. name, email and contact number in the box on the upper right hand corner of this page so we can discuss further. You can also visit our website for more details.
      http://www.varaluae.com , http://www.uaecompanyregistration.com

  24. Himayat says:

    Sir,I am Himayat from Kashmir I want a Trading visa in dubai because I want to do bussiness of Kashmiri Saffron.Can you tell me what is the procedure to get trading visa….

    • Alfred Fabito says:

      Dear Mr. Himayat, Thanks for your mail. you can open a Free Zone company in U.A.E, You can get a trading license, mentioning the activity as trading in saffron. The cheaper Free zones in U.A.E are Rakia, Hamriyah,Sharjah,Ajman and Dubai World central. the cost for license vary for different Free Zones. Please enter your details e.g. name, email and contact number in the box on the upper right hand corner of this page so we can discuss further. You can also visit our website for more information. http://www.varaluae.com, http://www.uaecompanyregistration.com

  25. John says:

    HI,
    I am planning to run a food business here in Dubai. but i am not sure of the licenses being provided here. Can i avail a license for delivery of cooked food? or do i need a small restaurant to be able to do this?

    • ravindr says:

      Dear Mr. John

      We thank you for the comment. The licence for food stuff supply services is a trading licence and you need a professional licence. So a licence for restaurant will be required to deliver cooked food. Would you like to opt in and get more details? Please visit the home page and fill up the email address and name.

  26. safwan says:

    Hello.sir my broblem is that… wo start a industry in sharja free zone . But not gone gone a profitable… because we are 8 partner. .. just wo want to close this .. but problems is that, our 4partner are out in uae… and thay are available for anay time.. sir plz help me what easy way to close this totally business. .. if our 4 partner not come in uae what is the easy way to close this total industry and lisence. . Plz help us…may God bless u

    • ravindr says:

      Dear Mr. Safwan

      Many thanks for your comment.
      The four partners who are out of UAE must provide you with a Power Of Attorney to do so attested by the UAE embassy in their country.

  27. Eduard says:

    Dear Sir,

    We are a Garage company (Civil company) and we are planning to shift to fabrication field is it possible to transfer the trade license to services license? or do you have any suggestion for us what is the best license we need to apply for opening a Fabrication license? this include exporting also..

    Thanks and best regards,
    Eduard Ramirez

    • ravindr says:

      Dear Mr. Eduard

      Many thanks for your comment. A Fabrication licence will come under INDUSTRIAL and as such selling your own goods is allowed under that licence. A trade licence cannot be converted to Services on. So we suggest that you may apply for another licence by making a new company.

  28. Muhammad Sajjad says:

    Hey sir/Madam
    please tell me that if i want to open a net cafe in dubai what will be the price of a license,,,,,

    • ravindr says:

      Dear Mr. Muhammad
      Thank you for the comment.
      The cafe in Dubai will need a professional licence. The cost will comprise of – Licence fee,Legal Documentation, Initial Approval, Name Reservation, Sponsor Fee, Market fee- which is 5% of the shop rent- English language name fee, expat partner fee and Consultants own charges
      – All these can total up to – AED 29000. In addition there will be visa related expenses. To know more please opt in and ask for a contact.

  29. Max says:

    Hi, I’m looking to start a video production company in Dubai – No office space required. Cheapest Trade Licence as possible! Pls advise! Thanks

    • Alfred Fabito says:

      Dear Mr. Max,

      Many Thanks for your inquiry.

      We need to register a Professional License. One of the Cheapest Option inside Dubai is Dubai World Central. You get the minimum office requirement ( Shared Flexi Desk ) good for two visas. Total Registration Cost is around AED 42, 400 including Office Space and Our Service Fees.

      There are cheaper Registrations Costs in Free Zones outside Dubai like in Ajman Free Zone, Sharjah Airport Free Zone or Ras Al Khaimah Free Zone, if you are interested, please kindly advice for further discussion please.

      Regards,

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  31. Kristaps says:

    Hi,

    how to get a trade licence number?

    Kind regards,

    Kristaps

    • Alfred Fabito says:

      Dear Kristaps,

      Hi, In order to get a Trade License Number, you must register a UAE Based Company first.

      We register companies in behalf of the client, so we can be of help for you.

      Regards,

  32. John says:

    Hi,

    Is it possible to get an LLC/Sponsor trade license without having a physical office? Are you able to have a virtual office. (Looking for the cheapest way to get a trade license without an office.

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