Company Activities and Licensing in Dubai, UAE

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An activity is an arena of doing business, it is trading of some product or service. Every authority has a list of activities allowed. Based on the activity type the license is classified into a different type of indifferent authority.

Limitation of Company Activities

  • Tobacco trading, Alcohol trading
  • Oil & gas trading
  • Manpower supply
  • Interior designer, Auditing (Should have education certificate)

Approvals Required for Company Activities

  • Municipal approval for e.g. restaurant, foodstuff supply, healthcare centers
  • All activities related to education, training, and knowledge require a permit from the Knowledge and Human Development Authority
  • All activities related to medical require to permit the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).
  • All activities related to telecom require approval from the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).


In UAE Business License is mandatory to do any business. The type of license depends on the activity or type of business you choose. Each license has a limit of activities you can conduct. The number of activities permitted in “one” license, differs from one authority to another. Licensed must be renewed every year.

Types of License

  • Commercial trading License
  • Professional or Consultancy or Service License
  • Industrial / Manufacturing License
  • General Trading License