How can I get a business license in the UAE?

There are six types of business licenses in UAE. The type of license that will be issued to you by Abu Dhabi Department of Economy Development aligns to the nature of your business. These are:

Commercial
  • General Trading
  • Contracting
  • Real Estate
  • Transportation
  • Healthcare
Agricultural
  • Issued to owners of farms, fisheries, and the like
  • Craftsmanship (or occupational)
  • Carpentry
  • Blacksmithing
  • Printing
Professional
  • Consultants
  • Lawyers
  • Auditors
Industrial
  • Issued to factory owners
Tourism
  • Hotels
  • Travel Agencies
  • Restaurants
  • cruise boat rental
  • tourist camps
  • floating restaurants

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