Get Trading License in Dubai, UAE

To start a new business in UAE, the investor should determine the place of work after conducting a good deal of research. The location of work must be identified with respect to the type of business. However, to make it successful, you need to obtain an original trade license from the Department of Economic Development (DED). Hence getting a valid trading license in Dubai, UAE forms an integral aspect of company formation in the Emirates. Kiltons Business Setup Services offers DED trade license services in the UAE along with other license solutions. We offer Trade License issuance as well as Trade License renewal in Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Ras-Al-Khaimah, Sharjah, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah.

One of the benefits of getting a DED trading license is that a company can trade within Dubai and other Emirates. Dubai gives 3 main possibilities to its entrepreneurs for business setup in the Emirate, i.e., one can set up the company in the mainland, free zones or offshore. The business owner or investor needs to decide the location of their business to get a trading license in Dubai. To obtain a trade license in Dubai, UAE, the business person has to choose a suitable trade name as well as the legal structure of the start-up. Besides, decide all the business activities to be included in the license, submit the application for initial approval, arrange the required documents like Memorandum of Association (MOA), get approval from the concerned Govt authorities, get a tenancy agreement attested by the EJARI, and finally submit the application to Department of Economic Development for the license.

Kiltons DED trade license services in UAE is helpful to make things simpler in arranging a trading license in Dubai, UAE. We at Kiltons have experts who can help you through the whole process of arranging trade license in UAE.

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  • Abu Dhabi Mainland trade license

    Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE and is the largest among the 7 Emirates. Abu Dhabi is rich in oil reserves and hence one of the largest exporters of oil in the world. Tourism, real estate and industrial manufacture are the major business sectors that thrive in Abu Dhabi.

    Company formation procedures in Abu Dhabi are straight-forward and simple. Kiltons Business Setup Services provides Trade license issuance service in Abu Dhabi for diverse business sectors. Get in touch with Kiltons consultants for information related to Abu Dhabi business setup.

    Trade licenses issued in Abu Dhabi

    For company formation in Mainland Abu Dhabi, the investors need to attain a suitable trade license. Trade Licenses are issued based on the type of business activity.

    Trade licenses issued in Abu Dhabi Mainland jurisdiction are listed below. 

    Occupational License - is issued to consultants, R & D enterprises, accounting firms etc that make use of the intellectual competence, talent of the employee.

    Industrial License - are issued to production and manufacture-oriented enterprises. 

    Commercial License- is issued to the firms that involve in public trading, real estate firms, hospitals etc.

    Professional License - is issued to an individual or a group who excels in a particular craft or profession like artisanship, carpentry etc. 

    Tourism License - the firms that involve in tourism-related activities require a valid Tourism license. The firms include hotels, travel consultants etc. 

  • Ajman Mainland Trade License

    When it comes to the area of each UAE Emirate, Ajman is the smallest. The major businesses that operate in Ajman are transport companies, real estate firms, production companies, business consultancies etc. 

    Kiltons provides Trade License issuance services for clients based in Ajman. Trade license issuance and business setup require a decent knowledge of business norms and regulations concerning Ajman.  Kiltons's clients based in Ajman operate in the field of construction, transport and industrial manufacture.

    Trade Licenses issued in Ajman

    A valid trade license is necessary to set up and operate any business establishment in Ajman. The trade licenses issued in Ajman are listed below. 

    Trading License - Investors planning to set up a trading company in Ajman are required to acquire a Trading license. Trading comprises of all import and export activities. 

    National Industrial License- Issued to manufacturing and industrial concerns based on certain criteria regarding registration of the business and the location of manufacture. 

    Industrial License - Issued to all expat, UAE or free zone businesses that are involved in manufacturing.

    Professional License - Issued to all expat, UAE or free zone businesses that are involved in service-oriented activities. 

    General Maintenance License - Acquiring a Maintenance license is essential to conduct building-related repair and maintenance works. The license is issued for individuals.

    E-Commerce License -E-Commerce license is issued to the firms that provide E-Commerce services in Ajman. 

  • Ras-Al-Khaimah Mainland Trade License

    Ras-Al-Khaimah is fast developing as one of the most sought after financial hubs in the Middle east. Ras-Al-Khaimah enjoys a strategic geographical location and is well-known for its business-friendly ambience. Ras-Al-Khaimah government offers many financial concessions when it comes to corporate tax and customs duty. Mina Saqr is a cargo and container port located in Ras-Al-Khaimah. Get in touch with Kiltons advisors for trade license issuance requirements in Ras-Al-Khaimah.

    Trade licenses issued in Ras-Al-Khaimah

    The trade licenses issued in Ras-Al-Khaimah are listed below.

    • Industrial License – Issued to industrial concerns
    • General Trading License or Professional License – Issued to General trading/ Professional license endeavours
    • Commercial License – Issued to all Commercial establishments
  • Sharjah Mainland Trade license

    The economy of Sharjah is said to be the 3rd largest in the UAE. The report published by the Economic Development Department, Sharjah claims that 92% of the overall GDP generated comes from the sectors other than oil. The strategic location of Sharjah and the easy access to the nearby ports offer a great investment opportunity for seasoned investors as well as startups. Sharjah has access to both the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The Emirate has 3 ports and 2 free zones. Sharjah maintains high safety standards and the crime rate is low. Moreover, the Emirate provides tax exemption, repatriation benefits, and other financial incentives for the investors.

    Trade licenses issued in Sharjah

    The trade license issuance is carried out by the Sharjah Economic Department. The different types of trade licenses issued are listed below. 

    Industrial License - applicable for manufacturing and industrial enterprises. 

    Professional License - issued to service-oriented firms like consultancies 

    Commercial License - Issued to those firms involved in trading.

    Kiltons offers Sharjah Trade license issuance and Sharjah business set up services in a very professional and cost-effective manner. 

  • Umm Al Quwain Mainland trade license

    When it comes to population and area of the Emirate Umm Al Quwain is on the lower side. Fishing sector has great significance in the economy of the Emirate. The export of seafood to Europe is one of the major trading activities popular in Umm Al Quwain. The Emirate generates substantial revenue via tourism. The Emirate is a well-known tourist destination in the UAE and Middle-east and offers the tourist a wide variety of recreational facilities like skydiving. Camel racing is another popular event conducted in the Emirate.

    Trade licenses issued in Umm Al Quwain

    The authority in charge of issuing the trade licenses is the UAQ Department of Economic Development. Umm Al Quwain is mostly preferred by trading, construction and industrial manufacture and processing companies. 

     Industrial concerns prefer Umm Al Quwain as open lands are available at affordable costs. Kiltons is specialized in acquiring Industrial license for big industrial establishments aiming to set up a business in Umm Al Quwain. 

    If you have any queries regarding business set up in Umm Al Quwain, feel free to call one of our business advisors. 

  • Fujairah Mainland trade license

    Fujairah occupies the east coast of the United Arab Emirates adjacent to the Gulf of Oman. As Fujairah is located along the east coast, it enjoys a strategic position due to two reasons. And the reasons are Fujairah is the only Emirate located along the east coast of UAE. The second reason is that Fujairah has direct access to the Indian ocean. Agriculture and fishing sectors play an important role in the economy of Fujairah. The access to the Indian ocean is perfectly leveraged by the shipping companies. The port of Fujairah is a fully-equipped, multipurpose port that connects UAE and South Asia. Stone crushing and mining units that operate in Fujairah aid the construction sector. 

    Trade licenses issued in Mainland Fujairah

    Acquiring a valid Trade license is required for business set up in Fujairah Mainland. The license is issued by the concerned economic Department. Fujairah is suitable for business establishments irrespective of their size or capital investment. This means that the Emirate is suitable for big businesses, SMEs, startups and individual concerns. Affordability, transportation benefits, accessibility and scope for business expansion are the major benefits of setting up a business in Fujairah. To get the best advice on Fujairah business set up, contact Kiltons Business Setup advisors ASAP. 

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Frequently Asked Questions on Trade License in Dubai, UAE

  • What are the advantages of a Mainland company in Dubai, UAE?
    • Setting up a mainland company in Dubai will give you the opportunity to trade in a wide and lucrative market across the country and beyond the border. The boundless market and trading options will be instrumental in the optimum growth of your entity.  You can set up a mainland company in Dubai quickly without any hassles. The ultra-modern infrastructure facilities of the region are conducive for businesses. The visionary political leadership in the country has been lenient to formulate investor-friendly policies to attract more businesses. This has a remarkable effect on the economy of Dubai too.

  • How much time it will take for the establishment of a business set up in Dubai?
    • Kiltons has been supporting ex-pats and residents to realize their business dreams for more than two decades. We are the top business set up services in the UAE since 1999. We have cordial relations with officials and organizations in the country. Therefore, we can get the business set up done in three business days if you have all the documents and certificates ready.
  • What is the validity of trade license in Dubai?
    • The trade license in Dubai has to be renewed annually. You may undertake the same one within one month from the due date.
  • What are the business structures in Dubai?
    • You can opt for any of the following business structure: - Public shareholding - Private shareholding - Joint Venture - Limited Liability Company - General partnership
  • What are the types of business licenses in Dubai?
    • There are four types of licenses available for business in Dubai: - Commercial license - Industrial license - Professional license - Tourism license
  • What are the steps to obtain a trade license in Dubai?
    • The steps for obtaining a trade license or business license in Dubai are as follows: - Initial approval - Reservation of trade name - Agreement with a local sponsor - Preparation of the legal structure of the firm - Additional approvals from departments and ministries - Renting or leasing of office and commercial space - Notarization of Ejari - Submission of all documents to the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai - Payment of fee for a business license - Issuance of business license

Documents Required for Trade License in Dubai

You must prepare an application in the format laid down by the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai and submit it, along with requisite documents.

The documents required are:

- Initial approval obtained from the DED

- Document indicating reserved trade name

- Agreement concluded with local Emirati sponsor

- Copy of UAE ID and family book of the sponsor

- Copy of passport of the sponsor

- Copy of passports of the ex-pats and partners

- Notarized Ejari

- Additional approvals obtained if any

- Copy of UAE ID if the business owner is a resident of the UAE

Estimated Cost for Trade License in Dubai

The cost of setting up a business in Dubai and obtaining a trade license will depend on varying factors including the type of business activity you plan, the number of partners, the size of the business firm, the number of visas required, the jurisdiction of the business (i.e. Mainland or Free Zone), location of the firm and so on.

The charges will be approximately AED 15K to 50K. You may discuss with us to know about the exact charges. We will complete the business set up and process the trade license on behalf of you. The reliable and credible services from Kiltons will support you through the entire process.