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Abu Dhabi DED
Mainland Licenses

The Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi (AD DED) has the vision to achieve a sustainable, balanced, and diversified knowledge-based economy as part of the Emirate’s economic agenda. Its mission is to be a stakeholders-focused organisation that is capable of enabling sustainable economic development in Abu Dhabi, encouraging competitiveness and ensuring the welfare of Abu Dhabi’s community.

Business Incorporation Zone makes business setup in Abu Dhabi straightforward and easy by simplifying the incorporation processes. By purchasing an Abu Dhabi business license and setting up your DED company here, you can take advantage of being located in the UAE capital with ultimate access to major seaports and international airports. That’s vital for any outward-looking business.


An Abu Dhabi business license give you flexibility to do business in any part of the UAE with local and government authorities

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

Fewer restrictions

Benefit from Fewer nationality restrictions in ownership and visas compared to other jurisdictions

License Options


A professional license is for a service-oriented company rendering a range of professional consultations. With a professional license, 100% shares are owned by the expat partner and a UAE national is appointed as a Local Service Agent.


Companies involved in any sort of commercial trade activity can avail themselves of this license, both general and specialized traders need to obtain the license to carry out business operations safely throughout Abu Dhabi.

Branch or Representative

A Branch Office is a legal extension of the parent company and is permitted to secure contracts and conduct business activities, which are similar to those of its parent company subject to the approval of the UAE Ministry of Economy.

Our Packages

Whether you need office space, retail facilities, storage or distribution, we can help you find the perfect physical space in Abu Dhabi for your startup. Prefer the flexibility of a coworking license? With our coworking facilities you can have all the benefits of an office space without the regular financial commitments. The UAE’s business infrastructure is up there with the best in the world, and we can find you a package to suit your needs.


  • Package includes Abu Dhabi mainland license, corporate sponsorship and office space
  • Flexibility to conduct business throughout the UAE
  • Dedicated Account Management Team

Disclaimer: All prices are subjective to the type of business activity selected. Some activities will require further approvals from specific
government bodies within the emirate of Dubai. Some activities will require a physical office or retail space to be setup.

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