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DED Professional License

A professional license is issued to a service-oriented company or an individual to do any profession which he/she likes to make it as a business. This is why, to have a company setup in UAE, professionals, and specialists need to obtain a UAE professional trade license. DED professional licenses are issued on the grounds of educational entitlement and in the field of expertise. Several variables require obtaining a professional license. These require paperwork, Chamber of Commerce permits, municipality formalities, etc. This license allows 100% foreign ownership with the advantage of the sole proprietorship.

If you want to commence a service-based firm in Dubai, then obtaining a valid professional license is necessary. We are always here to help you with the process of obtaining a professional license in Dubai. So, do get in touch with us!!


    Benefits of Professional License

    • You will have several options to choose the type of firm you want to set up
    • 100% foreign ownership
    • Secure business arrangements and engagements with DED
    • Nil tax when you’re doing your business in Free Zones
    • A professional license is cost-effective.

    How to Get a Professional License in Dubai?

    If you are applying for a professional license, the first and foremost step you have to do is to give a clear description of the activities carried out in one’s business. To acquire a professional license in Dubai, the next move will be to select a local service agent to look at all the legal formalities, and for this, Bytes can help you. This agent will be with you to complete all the legal formalities of company formation but will not involve in your business. You can offer him an annual fee for his service. Next, you have to get initial approval from the DED after your nomination. You must also reserve a name for the company (pay a charge for the same) and then apply all the documentation needed for approval to the DED.

    DED Professional Business License in Dubai

    Procedure Included

    • Fill up a local service agreement form alongside the UAE national form a local translator’s and get the approved form from a public notary service.
    • If the agreement is in Arabic, there is no legal translator seal needed.
    • Issue a Memorandum of Association (MOA) with the sponsor specifying the early fee of the sponsor in the agreement.
    • If you want to get a license for a civil firm, you need to fill in one more application form to get it approved.
    • Obtain consent for the tenancy and attach all the forms with proper attested (one original copy each).
    • Submit passport copies of owner/partners and NOCs to every division of the DED for expatriate owner/partners (if any).
    • Pay at the counter and collect the license; a payment voucher will be given simultaneously.

    Documents Required

    • Filled application form to receive a professional license
    • Copies of passports by owners or partners
    • Copy of the naturalization book of the local partner (Jinsiya)
    • No-Objection Certificate (No-Objection Certificate) from sponsors to international partners if the ex-pat is already on a work visa. If the shareholder is on a visa tour, his or her UID number is required.
    • The international partners must request a copy of a visit, a visitor visa, or a transit visa
    • Initial approval by the competent authorities, depending on the form of operation to be undertaken

    Types of Activities in the License

    The professional license in UAE includes all but not limited to the activities mentioned below;


    • Artisanship
    • Carpentry
    • Consultancy services
    • Medical services
    • Beauty salons
    • Repair Services
    • Security Services
    • Document Clearing
    • Printing and publishing, etc.

    What is the Cost?

    The approximate cost of a professional license in Dubai includes:


    • Professional license fees
    • Service agent fees
    • Trade name fees
    • Market fees (depending upon the tenancy amount)
    • Administrative service fees
    • Government cultural fees
    Why BYTES?

    When you avail of our services, we ensure that you are entirely pleased with our working style. The following perks you can get from us:

    • Taking the trade name approval
    • Initial or security approval
    • Bank account assistance
    • Any external approvals if required
    • Government approvals
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