Professional Trade License
Dubai UAE

Securing a Professional Trade License for Business Ventures in Dubai, UAE

Professional Trade License Dubai UAE

In Dubai, the Department of Economic Development (DED) issues various licenses tailored to distinct business types: commercial licenses for trading, industrial licenses for manufacturing, and professional licenses for professional activities. Our focus is on comprehensive insights into obtaining a DED professional license in Dubai. 

What does a DED professional license entail?

Companies operating in service-related sectors within Dubai are required to obtain a professional license. The issuance of this license (DED) is solely within the jurisdiction of the Department of Economic Development.

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Who needs a DED professional licence in Dubai?

Furthermore, any company or individual possessing specialised skills can be categorised as a professional. The individuals and companies in Dubai that necessitate a DED professional license encompass : 

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Accountants, Auditors, and Financial Advisors

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Advertising Professionals

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Entertainment Artists

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Architectural Consultants

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Teachers and Educational Professionals

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Business Consultants

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Lawyers and Legal Advisors

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Medical Representatives

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Carpentry and Artisanal Activities

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Technical Services

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Consultancies

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Printing and Publishing

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Internet and Web Design Services

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Beauty Salons

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Accounting and Auditing Companies

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Information Technology Services

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Management Consultancies

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Healthcare and Medical Services

Accountants, Auditors, and Financial Advisors

Advertising Professionals

Entertainment Artists

Architectural Consultants

Teachers and Educational Professionals

Business Consultants

Lawyers and Legal Advisors

Medical Representatives

Carpentry and Artisanal Activities

Technical Services

Consultancies

Printing and Publishing

Internet and Web Design Services

Beauty Salons

Accounting and Auditing Companies

Information Technology Services

Management Consultancies

Healthcare and Medical Services

Documents required for Professional license

The documents which are required for a professional license are as follows:

Passport copy(s) of the expatriate business owner(s)
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Visit visa copy(s), if the expatriate business owner(s) is not a resident of the UAE
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Passport size photograph of the local partner

Cost of a professional license in Dubai, UAE

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Dubai professional license costs around AED 15,000* including the following Professional license fees, Trade name fees, Service agent fees, Market fees (depending upon the tenancy amount), Government cultural fees, administrative service fees, Local fees, etc. 

Is complete ownership possible for a
professional company?

The most advantageous aspect of obtaining a DED professional license is its provision for 100% ownership of your Dubai-based business. 

When operating under a professional license, you will only need to establish an agreement with a local service agent, to whom an agreed-upon annual fee is paid. However, the sole ownership remains with you. Businesses holding a professional license in Dubai are required to have a local agent for all government-related processes. Fortunately, with Shuraa Business Setup, we can serve as your local service agent, crafting an agreement that safeguards your investment and ensures your ownership remains intact. 

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