Dubai Business

Dubai business

Dubai business

General Information about Business Registration in Dubai

Dubai Business setup

Start your Business in Dubai

Prior to operating any business in Dubai, the steps outlined below must be undertaken in order to meet the legal requirements of all concerned government authorities and to guarantee maximum commercial benefit for the business owner:

  • Determine, in the beginning, the category/categories (commercial, industrial and/or professional) and type of business activity/activities to be practiced. Please determine all the related business activities that can be included within each business license, subject to a maximum of ten activities per license.
  • Determine the appropriate business legal form for your business taking into consideration the desired business activity/activities and the number and nationalities of the business owners.
  • Confirm all the requirements of the license to be issued. For more details
  • Determine the trade name of the business. To review the terms and conditions for the selection and approval of trade names.
  • Submit an application to the Department for an Initial Approval and registering the trade name
  • After getting the Initial Approval you can lease premises and contact the counter of the Planning Department of Dubai Municipality in order to verify that this said premise is suitable for the business.
  • Prepare all required documents and submit an application to the Department or one of its external branches for paying the required fees to obtain a final license.
  • Submit an application to one of the Department external branches for a signboard permit for a business trade name as required by the economic regulations.

Choose your Business consultant in Dubai
Saif Chartered Accountants, Dubai


  1. Luigi Lattimer September 19, 2012
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