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Special Permits and Licenses in Dubai

Special Permits and Licenses in Dubai

Updated on Tuesday 21st June 2016

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Any new business in Dubai must be registered and obtain the necessary licenses for functioning. Regardless of the type of business, any new company must obtain a business (trade) license in Dubai. The issuance of this business license can depend on the specific business field and the activities performed by the company. This means that some companies might need to receive more approvals than others before they can begin their commercial activities.
Our Dubai law firm offers legal services and can also help you submit the necessary documents and requests for obtaining the right special permits and licenses

Business licenses in Dubai

The Department of Economic Development in Dubai is responsible for issuing business licenses in the emirate. According to the type of activities that will be undertaken by the company, the types of licenses available are:
- commercial license for companies that perform trading activities;
- professional license for companies that provide services, various professionals, artisans, craftsmen;
- industrial license for companies that perform manufacturing or industrial activities.
The maximum number of business activities that can be included in each business license is ten. Our Dubai attorneys can help you submit the necessary documents and apply for such a business license.
Our lawyers invite you to watch a video about the special permits and licenses needed for companies in Dubai: 


Special requirements for businesses in Dubai

Branches in Dubai are limited to conduct an activity within the business activity specified by the parent company. Financial institutions and banks that want to expand their activities to Dubai need to obtain approvals from the UAE Central Banks. Manufacturing companies need to obtain the approval of the Finance and Industry Ministry and insurance companies and those performing similar services need the approval of the Ministry of Economy and Commerce.
The UAE Health Ministry issues the approvals and licenses for companies operating in the medical and pharmaceutical field.
Our lawyers in Dubai can also offer you information about foreign business ownership in Dubai if you are interested in opening a company there. We can help you invest in a free zone in Dubai.
You can contact our law firm in Dubai if you need assistance in applying for special permits and licenses for companies.


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