Business Setup in Dubai

Mainland in the UAE is a specified area famous for being a center of economic development and fast growing business. All companies created here need to get a license from the Department of Economic Development (DED), but they face no restrictions when trading in the UAE or abroad.

We offer professional consultations and setup services to start a successful and prosperous business in the UAE.


  • Tax benefits enable you to get more profit
  • You have a sense of stability in the economy and currency
  • Companies are exempted from corporate tax
  • Complete business ownership
  • Government support for business provides you with high level infrastructure
  • Semi-government & government entities in UAE are ready to make business with companies
  • UAE and worldwide markets are open for you to trade
  • Bank services are available and easy to get for you and your business
  • Your business can be easily expanded: you can create new branches and get more manpower.


Commercial License

This type of licenses is created for businesses that specialize in commercial trade. It gives the opportunity to trade not only in the UAE but all over the world as well. Pay attention that it is obligatory to have at least one shareholder of the UAE national to own 51% of the business.

Professional License

A professional license can be granted to businesses owned by a single person if they provide professional services. 100% of such businesses can be hold by foreigners, but you will need to get a local service agent.

Industrial License

Industrial Licenses are granted to businesses that create products for further trade. They can be factories and manufactures that transform natural materials and resources. It is obligatory for the companies to have a local owner who has at least 51% of it.

Steps to obtain a trade license in Dubai

Reserve company name and Apply for initial approval

Notarize the company's Memorandum of Association at DED

File company documents

Apply for the establishment card at the Ministry of Labor Register native workers with the Ministry of Labor

Register native workers with the General Authority for Pension and Social Security

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