How to start a beauty salon in Dubai?

If you are asking yourself, how to start a salon business or a barber shop in Dubai, then this article can help you through the process!

Deciding to open a beauty salon in Dubai is a good idea, as there will always be a demand for this service. With a high standard of living and high levels of disposable income per capita in Dubai, people take great care of their looks and as a result salon businesses do extremely well in the city.

You can either get into a salon franchise; open a brand new salon on your own; setup a small salon in Bur Dubai for instance or start a luxurious one in Jumeirah. Whatever you decide to open, either men’s salon or women’s salon there are a few requirements you must fulfill to get your license.

Dubai Mainland is an ideal location to start a salon business or a barber shop. Starting a business in Dubai Mainland is suitable for a salon activity, as you can attract the maximum number of customers. Mainland business setup will also create more business opportunities, in comparison to a free zone business setup.

The Department of Economic Development (DED) is the regulatory body for all types of businesses in Dubai Mainland. The DED has aligned some major requirements to start a beauty salon in Dubai.

Here are the top 10 step-by-step requirements to start a salon business in Dubai:

1. Submit the passport copies of the partners in the business.
2. Submit the visit visa copies of the partners in the business.
3. Decide a name for the salon business.
4. Get the name approved from the Department of Economic Development.
5. Get the initial approval from the DED.
6. Draft & Sign the LSA / MOA of the company – Local Service Agent / Memorandum of Association.
7. Rent a salon shop with the required infrastructure and get tenancy contract along with the Ejari number.
8. Get approval from the Planning Section of the Dubai Municipality.
9. Get approval from the Health & Safety Division of the Dubai Municipality.
10. Submit all the approved documents & collect the License from the DED.

Still not sure how to get your salon license in Dubai? Simply get in touch with a Shuraa Business Setup to get a FREE consultation on registering a salon business in Dubai and getting your business license. We can also assist you through the entire process of any business setup from barber shop to men’s salon, or women’s beauty salon all at an affordable cost. For more information call us on +97144081900 or WhatsApp us on +971507775554. You may also drop in an email on or log on to Shuraa