Trade License

Trade License

Business licenses

If you want to start any business set up in the United Arab Emirates, a trade license is essential, depending on the nature of the business, the requirements of licenses and permissions may differ in accordance to the mainland or free zone, all the business activity in UAE is categorized into three groups commercial, professional and sole

Commercial licenses

The commercial license of the trading activities is essential to conduct any business activity. The license type enables General trading activity, Equipment’s trading activity, Food and beverages trading, marketing and consultancy services.

How to apply for a commercial license in Dubai:

Deciding upon the nature of the business, one would be conducted under the same, the tertiary activities along with the main activity cannot be more than the quota in the license. Find the below activities that fall under the commercial license

  • Import and export activities
  • Trading electronic products
  • Real estate service
  • Supply of brokerage service
  • Trading construction material
  • Logistics activities
  • Auto vehicle rental services
  • Travel & tourism
  • General trading and retail
Documents Required for Commercial License Renewal in Dubai:

Deciding upon the nature of the business, one would be conducted under the same, the tertiary activities along with the main activity cannot be more than the quota in the license. Find the below activities that fall under the commercial license

  • The original or a copy of the trade license
  • A copy of the office space lease contract
  • Approval from the relevant authorities, if required
  • Details of employees’ accommodation, for companies with a foreign shareholder

Professional licenses

As we know, a professional license is issued to an individual or a company to conduct any professional activities, it depends on the abilities and nature of the professional activity. The UAE government allows attractive tax policies, it is the perfect place for any professionals to start in the Global market. The professional license, issued to a company engaged in the Trading activities with a professional license, we at PROhub assist in all documentation service to get a professional license, issued to service providers, artisans and/or craftsmen. We at PRO hub, help you with how to get a professional license in Dubai.

The activities covered under a professional license are:
  • Medical services
  • Carpentry
  • Consultancy services
  • Printing and publishing
  • Beauty salons
  • Artisanship
  • Marketing and printing services
  • Repair services
  • Security services

Sole Proprietorship

A Sole Proprietorship is a business owned by an individual. This person will be the sole owner with 100% of their business, they are in the contact of the all the operations and activities and keep 100% of any profits. They will also be 100% responsible for the business activity, financial responsibilities.

The activities covered under a Sole Proprietorship are:
  • Industrial or commercial type for sole Proprietorship can be owned only by UAE Nationals or GCC Nationals.
  • The owner of a sole proprietorship engaged in consultancy activities must have obtained the actual qualification for the activity
  • The owner of a sole proprietorship engaged in consultancy activities must have obtained the actual qualification for the activity

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