The Department of Economic Development (DED) offers different licenses for several business types. If you want to trade, you will need a commercial license, an industrial license for manufacturing and a professional license, if you want to offer professional services.
Dubai Visa and Investment Centre will provide the necessary assistance to get a DED professional license in Dubai.
Dubai attracts professionals and providers from different parts of the world, and getting a professional license allows you to have full ownership of your service business. The professional license permits a sole proprietorship company structure, making it popular for investors and entrepreneurs.
A DED professional license is a license issued by the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai, UAE. It is specifically for companies and individuals engaged in professional services, such as engineering, legal services, healthcare and other specialised fields.
Getting a DED professional license allows companies and individuals to offer professional services in Dubai legally. It also ensures compliance with local regulations and shows credibility to customers and clients.
You will need to tender educational certificates and prove your area of expertise to get a professional license in Dubai. This is important because the professional license is given based on the level of education and expertise on the subject.
Companies and individuals engaged in professional services, such as doctors, lawyers, engineers, and consultants need a DED professional license. The license is specifically for those who offer professional services as their main business activity in the Emirate. The license is mandatory for operating legally and offering professional services.
The following are professional services requiring a professional license in Dubai.
These are only the popular professionals. Several other sectors have professionals that need a professional license.
The professional license is popular for investors and entrepreneurs in Dubai, so it is relatively quick to get. However, if you want to start a business, you need professionals to assist you, and we can help you.
The following are necessary to start a service business and obtain a professional license.
The DED in Dubai needs a few documents from businesses for regulator purposes. These documents will vary depending on the business activities, but some documents are common to all businesses.
These documents include
A professional license costs about AED15,310. This fee covers different charges, including the professional license itself, service agent fees, trade name registration, market fees (depending on the tenancy amount), local fees, government cultural fees and administrative service fees.
The cost may vary depending on the specific requirements and circumstances of the professional license application.
Starting a business that offers a service in Dubai has several advantages due to the population, which has lots of expendable income. Getting a professional license to run a service-related business in Dubai has the following benefits.
If you want more information on how to get a professional license in Dubai, call Dubai Visa and Investment Centre on 971 544563095. You can also locate us at office No. 4108, 41st floor, Churchill Tower, Business Bay, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A popular benefit of getting a DED professional license in Dubai is it allows 100% ownership of the business. Unlike other trade licenses requiring you to partner with a UAE national who will have 51% of the shares, the professional license allows you to have full ownership with no local partner.
You only need an agreement with a local service agent with whom you will pay an agreed amount yearly. The agent handles government-related procedures for you while you maintain 100% control of your business.
You will decide on the business activity you want to perform, then hire a local agent to handle the legal formalities on your behalf. You also need to make important decisions for your business. For example, you will decide on the trade name, company structure, and office address, amongst others.
Different types of business trade licenses are available for specific purposes. Each of the business trade licenses allows several business activities. The professional license allows business activities in the service industry.
For example, a business that wants to provide healthcare services will need a professional licence to render their services legally.
You can check your professional license on the official UAE website. This website has different links for various areas of your business. For example, you can check the business activities allowed, the options for business trade licenses, and if a trade name is available. You can also check your professional license through the business trade license link.
You can contact us if you want to set up a business that offers services in Dubai and doesn't know how to start. We will assist you in getting a professional license to ensure you legally render your services.