Dubai Economic Department Mainland Licenses

The DED is the government body entrusted to set and drive the economic agenda of the emirate of Dubai, UAE. to obtain an official approved document through which he can start practicing business activities legally in the emirate. During this service, the customer can issue a memorandum of association or a service agent contract according to the legal form that is previously specified in the initial approval.

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We work alongside the DED to facilitate company formation in Dubai Mainland and support a more diversified and innovative service-based economy. our business setup services are designed to meet all required government formalities and document legalities.

No corporate tax Mainland companies in Dubai are exempt from paying corporate tax.

No paid-up capital Mainland Majority of business activities do not require paid-up capital.

Business freedom Complete access & freedom to trade within and outside the UAE; an advantage available only to companies located in the mainland.

Office setup A feature which allows companies to not only trade with local markets but also open up multiple branches.

Government projects Mainly companies are allowed to take on government projects – a benefit not available in Free Zones.

Unlimited visas No restriction on the number of visas an individual can apply for.

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licensing options

When it comes to setting up a company in Dubai, (Dubai Mainland) is the most popular and realistic option as it has the maximum benefits offered by the United Arab Emirates in the field of project and business creation. It is a coastal company licensed by the Department of Economic Development (DED) of the relevant emirate which is allowed to conduct business in the local market and outside the UAE without any restrictions

Professional In the professional license, 100% of the shares are owned by a foreign partner and a UAE national is appointed as a local service agent. The license is obtained for intangible services such as consulting.

Commercial Companies involved in any type of brand activities can benefit from this license, both merchants in the public domain or specialized field need to obtain a license to carry out business operations safely throughout Dubai. Under this license, 51% of the shares are owned by a UAE national and 49% by the expatriate owner.

Tourism Dubai provides 3 main types of licenses which are: Travel Agency License as Domestic Tourism Operator, Travel Agency License as Outbound Tourism Operator and Travel Agency License as Travel Agent.

Industrial An industrial license in Dubai is issued to those companies that transform natural materials or natural resources into other products or into any other type of manufacturing activity. Under this license, 51% of the shares are owned by the UAE local and 49% by the expatriate

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Types of Trade Licenses

Normal License

It requires the existence of a Memorandum of Association (that can be obtained either electronically or manually) and a site lease contract.

Instant License

It is issued for a group of activities that do not need external approvals with the option to issue a memorandum of association and a virtual site for the first year. The below bundle services are issued simultaneously with this license:

  • Dubai chamber membership for commercial activities
  • The establishment card from the general directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs
  • The establishment card from The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization where the customer receives a text message approving the opening of the establishment card and opening an automatic file for the employment of 3 employees. This license is available for the following legal
    1. Limited Liability Company (L.L.C)
    2. Limited liability company Single owner (L.L.C – SO)
    3. Sole Establishment
    4. Civil company

DED Trader License

It is a sole establishment license that can be obtained by Dubai home-based businesses issued with the trade name, Dubai Chamber membership simultaneously with this license.

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