The Department of Economic Development (DED) is the responsible government entity for issuing all licenses for corporate entities or individuals who desire to carry out business in the mainland of Dubai outside the free zones. A DED licensed enterprise is often known as a “local company”. In an effort to facilitate doing business in Dubai, DED acts as a one window service centre for all local companies.
For many SME’s, getting a local license works out as a preferred option because you can open an office anywhere in Dubai. For certain business activities, you will have no choice but to open a locally licensed company. However, unlike a free zone, you cannot own 100% of the company and will require a local sponsor (UAE National) or local service agent based on the activity that you choose.
Our Business Setup Consultants & Lawyers can provide in-depth consultancy, guidance, and assistance to entrepreneurs and foreign companies looking to establish a local presence in the UAE. We have teamed up with one of the most reputable and dependable local company incorporators in Dubai to provide a variety of solutions to our clients.
We can facilitate a fast, cost-effective, and seamless trade license acquisition, through our experienced business consultants and in-depth knowledge of the application process. We can assist in the preparation of documents vital to the application, ensuring that all are certified and deemed valid under UAE rules and regulations. Our team can also carry out documents submission, fee payments, and lease application of the business premise to obtain approval from the Department of Economic Development.
With our efficient end-to-end service, clients benefit from a value-driven and hassle-free process that allows their business to hit the ground running.
More importantly, we take away the stress and the hassle of processing applications and facilitating payments towards government agencies. Simply choose which of the three licenses your business falls under, and we can get your application underway:
Industrial – issued to entities that will be engaged in industrial activity or manufacturing
Commercial – issued to entities that will be engaged in trading of any sort
Professional – issued to individuals who provide professional service, create crafts, and other artisanal works