Trade License in Dubai

Business Trade License in Dubai UAE

Foreign investors starting a business in Dubai must be aware of the requirements of the Company Law to know the steps one must follow to establish a company for smooth functioning. Companies also need to obtain their business or trade license in which they have plans to operate. It will be proof in what sector the company will operate. A company in Dubai can apply for one of the following licenses:

  • Trade license (Commercial license)
  • Industrial license
  • Professional license

We at OBK Business Centre provide complete information about each type of business license and at the same time assist companies with the registration in Dubai, which is necessary to start a business here, be it in Freezone or Mainland Dubai. Whatever paperwork is needed to accomplish the process, OBKBC representatives help you at each step.

Whether you are a UAE national or a foreign investor, our company formation representatives are well-trained to fast-track your process without any difficulty.

How to Obtain a Trade License in Dubai?

Companies looking forward to starting a business in Dubai and seeking a trade license must provide the incorporation documents of the company for the activity related to the trading field. One must note that most trade activities in Dubai can be done under a general trade license.

Companies first select their trade name, get the Memorandum and Articles of Association prepared and then apply with the Dubai Department of Economic Development for initial approval. A rental agreement as proof of the registered address of the Dubai company is also essential to apply for a trade license. After you have all these documents with you, you can apply for a trade license in Dubai.

At OBK Business Centre, we ensure to assist you in the entire process for a hassle-free and stress-free service. With us, it becomes easier for our clients to obtain all the essential documents before applying for a trade license.

Trade License in Dubai

What are the Documents Required to Obtain a Dubai Trade License?

  • Application form filled out and signed by the company’s legal representative
  • Company’s statutory documents, both in original and copy
  • The DED’s letter with the approval of the company name
  • The DED’s letter attesting the approval for company setup
  • The tenancy agreement
  • All shareholders’ details (copies after their passports)

NOTE: Do find out if any other special licenses or permits are required.

FAQs for Trade License Dubai UAE

What are the Types of Licenses to Set Up Business in UAE?
There are three different types of license required as per your business activities:

● Commercial license to engage in the trading business
● Professional license for professional services
● Industrial license if you have a manufacturing or industrial business.
How Many Business Activities can I do Under a Single License in UAE?
In most of the free trade zones, you can run only two business activities under one license. On the other hand, on the Mainland, you are allowed to undertake 10 activities. However, the activities must be as per the DED standards.
Do I Need a Local Agent/Local Sponsor for My License in UAE?
If you are starting a mainland company, you need UAE national as your local agent or local sponsor. Whereas, in free trade zones, you get 100% ownership of your company.

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