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Guide to obtaining a Dubai business license

Looking to start a business in Dubai? Obtaining a license is an essential step. We have created this guide to help simplify the process and provide you with a step-by-step overview of everything you need to know.

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Guide Highlights

  • Benefits of Obtaining a Licence in Dubai
  • Different Types of Licences
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Documents Required to Apply
  • Application Process Time
  • License Renewal Process

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is a Dubai business licence?

This is a legal document that allows an individual or company to conduct business activities in Dubai.

Who needs a Dubai business licence?

Whether foreigner or local, if you want to start a business in Dubai or conduct business activities in the city, a business licence is mandatory.

What types of business licences are available in Dubai?

There are several types of business licences available in Dubai. The most common ones are commercial, industrial, professional and tourism licences.

How do I apply for a Dubai business licence?

You can apply for a Dubai business licence through the Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) or through your chosen Free Zone authority.

How long does it take to get a Dubai business licence?

The time it takes to get a Dubai business licence varies depending on the type of licence and the completeness of your application, but it typically takes between 1-2 weeks.

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