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The most significant step in establishing a business in Dubai is obtaining a business license. Because your license is what makes your business lawful, you won’t be able to have it set up without it.

The procedure is simple and quick. We really mean it! In Dubai, you can get your trade license in as short as five days. Let Express PRO to guide you through the procedure to avoid any delays.

What is Trade License in Dubai

A business license is an important document given by the UAE Department of Economic Growth that allows a corporation to execute particular activities. A general trade license allows you to import and export goods as well as engage in other economic operations. A Dubai trade license is also available for enterprises operating within the Dubai Free Zone as well as experts delivering industry-specific services. Every trade license is issued by the Department of Economic Development.

Different Types of Trade Licenses in Dubai

In Dubai, business licenses will be issued by the Department of Economic Development.
You must decide on your business activity and apply for the necessary licenses.

Here are four of the most popular forms of company licenses available in the UAE.

Commercial License

This license is mainly designed for trading and other business purposes. This is the best choice for a license if you have a trading company and want to sell your products inside Dubai and UAE. It is also required when establishing a trading corporation in the Free Zones.

Companies that require a commercial license include:

  • Car rental
  • Logistics
  • Real estate brokerage

Industrial License

This license is primarily utilized by manufacturing enterprises and major industries involved in the transformation of natural materials into finished products. With this license, a company can produce, accumulate, and manufacture raw or semi-manufactured materials. This includes:

  • Textile manufacturing
  • Paper manufacturing
  • Metal casting industries
  • Engine manufacturing

Tourism License

A tourism license is required to start a travel and tourism business in Dubai. In Dubai, there are three categories of tourism offers available:

  • Outbound tour operator

With this license, you can organize inbound tourist trips for visitors.

  • Inbound tour operator

This license allows the operator to organize inbound trips, including global conferences and exhibitions.

  • Travel agent

This enables the licensee to sell airplanes tickets outside of the country.

Professional License

Someone who performs services is granted a professional license. With this license, it can only be a single person, if more than one person is involved in the company, then this is considered a civil corporation. This includes:

  • Accountants, auditors, and financial advisors
  • Architectural consultants
  • Teachers and educational professors
  • Business consultants
  • Beauty salons
  • Health and medical services

How Do You Get a Trade License?

The DED is in responsible for issuing business licenses in Dubai. Here are the steps you’ll need to take:
  • Reserve your trade name
  • Apply for initial permission for the business activity
  • Get business premises and tenancy certificate
  • Get the company’s Memorandum of Association (MOA) notarized
  • File trade license application
  • Submit the required documents
  • Pay the required fees

You will receive your license within a week after paying your costs.

How Do You Get a Trade License?

The DED is in responsible for issuing business licenses in Dubai. Here are the steps you’ll need to take:
  • Reserve your trade name
  • Apply for initial permission for the business activity
  • Get business premises and tenancy certificate
  • Get the company’s Memorandum of Association (MOA) notarized
  • File trade license application
  • Submit the required documents
  • Pay the required fees

You will receive your license within a week after paying your costs.

Documents Required for a Dubai Trade License

During the application process, there are several documents that you will have to provide that will need to be reviewed before approval. You’ll need

 

1

Application form

2

Your business plan

3

Passport copies from the shareholders and partners

4

Reference from the bank

5

Letter of intent

6

A No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from your sponsor

7

Notarized copy of Registry Identification Form

8

Passport-sized photo of the Director or the Manager

9

Details of share capital

How Can You Renew a Trade License?

In Dubai, a business license is only good for one year. You’ll need to remain on top of renewals to avoid having your business activities suspended and paying a penalty cost.

The following is the procedure you must follow with the DED to renew your license:

  • The first step is to check your tenancy contract. Make sure you have a tenancy contract that has a least one month left before it expires. If the contract does not have a month or more left on it, you must first renew it.
  • Next, you’ll have to submit the required documents for review:
  • A typed BR/1 form
  • Copy of tenancy contract
  • Copy of current trade license
  • Copies of business partners’ and investors’ passports
  • After the documents are approved, then you’ll get an invoice from the DED. After you pay the payments, your license will be renewed immediately.

How Can You Renew a Trade License?

In Dubai, a business license is only good for one year. You’ll need to remain on top of renewals to avoid having your business activities suspended and paying a penalty cost.

The following is the procedure you must follow with the DED to renew your license:

  • The first step is to check your tenancy contract. Make sure you have a tenancy contract that has a least one month left before it expires. If the contract does not have a month or more left on it, you must first renew it.
  • Next, you’ll have to submit the required documents for review:
  • A typed BR/1 form
  • Copy of tenancy contract
  • Copy of current trade license
  • Copies of business partners’ and investors’ passports
  • After the documents are approved, then you’ll get an invoice from the DED. After you pay the payments, your license will be renewed immediately.

How Can You Get Dubai Trade License Instantly?

We have wonderful news for you if you can’t wait to start your business! You could get your license in roughly five minutes. All you have to do is apply for an instant license using the DED’s e-service portal, happy lounge, service centers, and smart lounges. This alternative is quick and does not necessitate as many permissions. This license, however, will be restricted to the establishment of a business in Dubai.

Here are the steps to take to apply for an E-trader license:

  • Create a Trader account on the DED Trader website
  • Register and make the necessary payments
  • Provide all the information about your social media accounts that you will use

Why Should You
Get a Trade License in Sharjah, Dubai, or Abu Dhabi?

There are many advantages to obtaining a trade license in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, or any of the UAE’s emirates. The chances for growth and international recognition are one of the key factors attracting businesses to the country.

Here are some other benefits for getting a trade license in the UAE:

  • Import duty is low
  • Easy access to the corporate bank account
  • Tax-free benefits
  • Paid-up capital is not necessary
  • Gateway for local and international trading
  • Business-friendly government

Trade License Dubai Fees

The cost of a trade license varies according to the business activity and the requirements. So, while we cannot provide a specific pricing, we can provide an estimate of what you might expect.

The trade license charge starts around AED 12,000 and goes up from there. You will also be charged an activity fee, which can range from AED 150 to AED 500.

If you have any questions concerning Dubai trade license prices, call Express PRO at +971 4 584 0955 for a quote.

Express PRO Can Help Get Your Trade License

Do you want to start your business in the UAE? What are you waiting for? Apply for your trade license today! The process is quick and easy, and with Express PRO on your side, we will make sure there aren’t any roadblocks standing in the way. Contact us today at +971 4 584 0955 for a FREE consultation.

WHAT WE DO?

We assist you with everything necessary to correctly organize your company and register it for operation in the UAE. We also offer financial and legal guidance, so you have everything you need to start a successful firm.

HOW DO WE HELP?

We have a knowledgeable team of advisors, lawyers, and PRO executives on staff. We will assist you in registering your company for business purposes, but that is not all. We can also assist with documentation, legal counsel, and financial guidance.

WHY CHOOSE US?

We truly care about our customers and will work constantly to deliver the services that you require. We are easily approachable, we are always looking for new tactics, and we have the highest quality services to fulfill all of your needs.

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FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions On Trade License in Dubai

The most often used and applied trade license in the UAE is a General Trading License, also known as a Commercial License or Business License. It provides for business and trade activity in Dubai and throughout the UAE, such as importing and exporting items and goods and trading commodities. This license provides oversight and protection to companies operating in Dubai Free Zone. If you need assistance determining which license is ideal for your company, contact with a business setup consultant at Express PRO.

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  • Register native workers with the Labor Ministry
  • Register native workers with the General Authority of Pension and Social Security

No. You can utilize a single Dubai trade license to sell many products.

Yes. Even if you’re opening a branch office in Dubai, you’ll need to apply for a trade license.

It all depends. A business license is only valid for specific types of company activity. There is a possibility that you will require another license. Express PRO can assist you in determining which business licenses are appropriate for your company.

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