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Dubai Economic Department
Mainland Licenses

The Department of Economic Development (DED) is the government body entrusted to set and drive the economic agenda of the emirate of Dubai, UAE. The DED supports the structural transformation of Dubai into a diversified, innovative service-based economy that aims to improve the business environment and accelerate productivity.

Business Incorporation Zone works alongside DED to facilitate company formation in Dubai Mainland, providing comprehensive business setup services to meet all the required government formalities and document legalities. (😖 Quite a lot to swallow there, we know.)

Setting up a DED company, which includes all DED license fees – nothing worthwhile comes for free – ensures that businesses are able to access the entire UAE marketplace to help increase brand visibility and business growth.

Benefits

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

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

Freedom to carry out business
Complete access and freedom to trade within and outside the UAE; an advantage available only to companies located in the Mainland.

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

Can take 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.

License Options

Professional
License

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

Commercial
License

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 Dubai.

Branch or Representative
Office

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

Coworking License

Our coworking facilities are uniquely designed to provide you with the benefits of a Dubai Mainland setup and coworking facilities in Dubai, giving you the flexibility to conduct business throughout the UAE and the accessibility to a vibrant coworking community in Dubai. With our coworking facilities, you could operate with all the benefits of having an office, without the hassles and operational expenses to pay for one.

Benefits

  • Package includes Dubai mainland license, corporate sponsorship and office space
  • Flexibility to conduct business throughout the UAE
  • Dedicated Account Management Team
  • Coworking space with phone & banking account opening assistance
PROFESSIONAL LICENSE STARTING FROM AED 21,000* COMMERCIAL LICENSE STARTING FROM AED 23,500*

Benefits

  • No limit on the number of visas (depending on the size of the office space)
  • Office premises anywhere in mainland Dubai
PROFESSIONAL LICENSE STARTING FROM AED 31,500* COMMERCIAL LICENSE STARTING FROM AED 36,750*

Physcial Space

Whether you need office space, retail facilities, storage or distribution, we can help you find the perfect physical space in Dubai for your startup. The UAE’s business infrastructure is up there with the best in the world – and we can find you a monthly payment package to suit your needs.

Instant License

The Instant License is an express form of professional or commercial license that can be obtained within minutes. It allows entrepreneurs to start trading in Dubai quickly with minimal paperwork.

This is great if your business doesn’t expect to hire staff in the first year and unlike a traditional trade license, you don’t need a Memorandum of Association (MOA) or to take on a tenancy agreement for the first 12 months of operation.

Benefits

  • Fast application process – with license issued in under ten minutes
  • Less paperwork – with no requirement for MOA or a tenancy agreement
  • Minimal initial costs – no tenancy requirement keeps overheads low
  • Quick to market – start trading as soon as you receive your license
  • Broad scope – explore the Dubai market with minimal commitment or investment
LICENSE STARTING FROM AED 30,000*

Disclaimer: All prices are subject 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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