Industrial License

Industrial License is required to set up any kind of manufacturing or industrial business in the UAE. As a nation which has made its mark in industrial development, UAE has stringent rules and regulations that ensure the safety of public and environment. That’s the reason you need to get the approvals from certain authorities, such as Civil Defense Authority, Water and Electricity Authority, Environment Department and Ministry of Economy before obtaining Industrial license. Kiltons guides you through the entire licensing process, taking care of the registrations, preparing documents, and getting approvals for your business projects.

Procedures to obtain a Industrial License

Trade Name Reservation


Trade name reservation at the Department of Economic Development (DED)

Initial Approval

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Take Initial approval from the Department of Economic Development (DED)by submitting passport copy and emirate Id of the UAE national, as well as the passport copy and visa copy of the foreign investor (Resident visa holder requires an NOC from the sponsorship

Memorandum of Association


Memorandum of Association (MOA) authenticated by the Notary Public (UAE National’s share should not be less than 51% of the total share)

Tenancy Contract


  • Lease contract for the premises (warehouse, office, shop)where the business intended to be executed.
  • Registering office/shop tenancy contract at Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA)



  • Inspection of the company premises by the DED
  • Make a Memorandum of Association (MOA) with the Sponsor and submit to DED
  • Submit the MOA and the License application at DED along with the required legal documents and the tenancy contract.

Ministry of Interior


Foreign investors should obtain the approval of the Immigration & Naturalization Department (i.e. investor’s visa)

Ministry of Labor


Registration in Ministry of Labor.