Dubai is a land of Opportunity and has always help Investors looking out for setting up a Business in different sectors. The authorities in Dubai have created an environment for investors by laying down certain guidelines and processes listed in DED (Dubai Economic Department) which is fruitful and informative. We at PRO Desk Documents Clearing Services help investors across the globe to set up a business in Dubai and Free Zones depending on the requirement and value for money.

There are various options available in UAE for the Investors and International companies looking out for establishing a business relation in this region. The Investor can opt for either Mainland License or Free Zone license.

Doing a business in Dubai have a good exposure to entire GCC, Middle Ease and MENA region. Investors over the world coming in this region always want to have vital partner in providing a smooth and healthy business relationship in this region. At PRO Desk we understand the client needs and help them complete the entire process of issuing the license and PRO services. We also help clients in providing Local Emirati as a Partner or Local service agent to sponsor the license.


Mainland License

DED (Dubai Economic Department) has divide the all the business activity in three different categories:-
Commercial License – All the activities relating to Trading is covered in this category and as termed as LLC formation
Professional License – All the activities relation to Services, Profession, artisans and Craftsmen are covered in this category.
Industrial License – All the activities related to Manufacturing are covered in this category.

All the above license is issued by Dubai Economic Department. There are certain activities which require approval from certain ministries and other government authorities. Below are the list of activities requires approval from external ministries:-

• Restaurant License fall under Dubai Municipality
• Rent a Car License fall under RTA (Road and Transport Authority)
• Advertising, Publishing and Printing fall under National Media Council
• Banking service and Financial Institutions fall under Central Bank of UAE
• Insurance License fall under Insurance Authority
• Industrial and Manufacturing License fall under Ministry of Economy
• Pharmaceutical License fall under Ministry of Health
• Contracting License fall under Dubai Municipality
• Logistic, Cargo packaging, Cargo Clearing License fall under Dubai Maritime City
• Travel and Tourism License fall under DED
• Sports Activity License fall under Dubai Sports Council
• Jewellery and Precious metals License fall under Dubai Protective System

All commercial license and industrial license in Dubai needs to be registered under Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Some of the License needs Bank Guarantee and additional charges to be paid to the third Party

Tourism License

Inbound Tourism – Bank Guarantee of Dh100,000 to be deposited in Bank
Outbound Tourism – Bank Guarantee of Dh200,000 to be deposited in Bank
Once the license is cancelled the deposit will be refunded

Travels

Travel Agency – An amount of Dh100,000 to be deposited at Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing. Once the license is cancelled the deposit will be refunded.

Building Contracting Companies

Building Contracting Company License needs to pay Dh10,000 extra at the Department of Economic Development as one time fee.

General Trading

General Trading License needs to pay Dh15,000 extra at the Department of Economic Development as one time fee.

Customs Broker

Custom Broker license requires deposit of Dh50,000 to be paid at Dubai Customs. The deposit can be refunded on cancellation of License.

RTA Activities

Following fees need to be paid to RTA at the time of Initial Approval
For Rent a Car activity fee Dh5000
For Bus Rental activity fee Dh1000
For Passenger Transport by rented Buses activity fee Dh 1000

Telecommunications Equipment Trading

A one-time fee of Dh5500 to be paid at Telecommunications Regulator Authority (TRA).

Security Service & Surveillance Services activity

This activity requires approval from Department of Protective Systems.

Oilfield & Natural Gas related activities

This activity requires approval from Ruler's Court

Money Exchange

This activity requires approval from Central Bank of UAE and Department of Protective Systems

Jewellery & Precious Metal, SIM Card Trading, Stamp & Seal Making

This activity requires approval from Department of Protective Systems

Supermarket requirement

A minimum of 2000 square feet is required for getting the approval from DED.

For any other license an Ejari of 200 square feet is required to process the License.

Partners Requirement:

In LLC (Limited Liability Company) the local Emirati holds Fifty-one per cent of shares in the Trade License and the balance 49% is held by the Expat. This is the general requirement for all UAE established companies.

In Professional License 100% ownership can be an Expat under DED License. The Local Emirati will be the Local service agent in the License.

100% Ownership by Expat without Local sponsor is possible for the below:

• In Any Free Zone Expat can be 100% Owner
• Company owned by GCC national
• Branch of a Foreign company
• Representative Office of Foreign Company.

Types of Legal Structure in Mainland

In Dubai all business entities fall under commercial, professional & sole establishment and registered under DED (Dubai Economic Department) are known as Dubai Mainland License. All the Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras AL Khaimah, Umm AL Quwain & Alain follow the same practise. In all Mainland Commercial License the Local Emirati is 51% shareholder or a local service agent in Professional License.

Limited Liability Company(LLC)

In Dubai Mainland LLC formation falls under Commercial category and can be formed with a minimum of Two shareholders or a maximum of 50 shareholders in the license. The liability of the shareholder is limited to the shares invested in the company. In this license the 49% shareholders can be an Expat and 51% shareholder can be a Local Emirati.

At Present there is no need for Minimum capital requirement to form the company as in August 2009 the minimum capital requirement law was abolished. In this license the Partners can appoint a Manager to run the business among them or to a third party. The minimum share required to get a Partner Visa in LLC is 24% in the license.

To form a LLC license we at PRO Desk assist in setting up a business in Dubai by following the below steps:-

Trade Name Reservation

The first and foremost step in registering the License in DED is to select a name and it needs to be approved by DED.

Initial Approval

On completing the Trade name reservation, we need to get the Initial approval for the activity from DED.

Drafting of MOA & Legalisation

On receiving Initial approval, the MOA needs to be drafted in English & Arabic and get it notarised from Dubai court.

Ejari

The Tenancy contract required to submit the documents to the DED for final approval. Minimum of 200 square feet is required.

Commercial License

On submitting all the above documents the company will be registered in the Commercial Register. The license will then be issued by the DED.

Branches and Representative Offices of Foreign Commercial Companies

Those Foreign companies who are interested to open a Branch or a Representative office in Dubai are governed under Commercial Companies law to do the formation in Dubai and other Emirates. These companies can be 100% owned by the foreign entity with the appointment of Local service agent.

The term Local service agents mean the UAE nationals or a firm which is owned 100% by UAE national. These local service agent are also referred to as sponsor for the license and are not involved in the day to day operations, but helps the companies in getting Establishment Card, Company Labour Card, etc and are being paid as a lump sum in terms of remuneration and or a percentage in profit or turnover as per the agreement made. The Branch of a Foreign companies are not allowed to conduct any Importing activity except for re-export.

To form a Branch of a Foreign Companies or Representative office license we at PRO Desk assist in setting up a license in Dubai by following the below steps:-

Initial Approval

The first and foremost step is to get the approval from Ministry of Economy and Commerce by submitting the Local service Agreement with a Local Emirati or a company 100% owned by Local Emirati.

DED Approval

The application will be forwarded to the DED for getting the Initial approval.

Federal Foreign Companies Committee

The activity listed in the application will be then forwarded to the Federal Foreign Companies committee for their approval.

Ministry of Economy

The Ministry of Economy will then issue the Certificate to carry out the activity mentioned in the application.

Commercial License

With the copy of the Certificate issued from MOE (Ministry of Economy) submit the final application to the DED to register in the Commercial Register.

Dubai Chamber of Commerce

The Branch license then must be registered in the Dubai Chamber of Commerce.

Professional License

PRO Desk assists Investors or clients who want to set up a Professional License in Dubai. This activity related to any Profession falls under this category. The Foreign Expat can be 100% owner in the License and the legal Entity of the License could be a Sole Proprietorship or Civil company. Under this license the Local Emirati will be appointed as a Local Service Agent, however he doesn’t have direct involvement in the business and for his appointment he is remunerated with a lump sum fee annually. The Local service agent assists the companies in obtaining Establishment card, Company Labour card, Visas, etc. We at PRO Desk assist clients in getting good Local service agent at a very reasonable rate.

Joint Venture Companies

A Joint Venture company is bound by a contractual agreement between two or more parties like Foreign entity and Local Entity establishing license to conduct a desired activity. The Local party should be 51% shareholder in the License; however the profit and loss can be shared as per the agreement between the two parties. This kind of formation is best suitable for companies who are working on a specific project.

Public and Private Shareholding Companies

Those companies who would like to start a business comprising of Insurance, banking or financial services should run as a public shareholding companies as stipulated in the Law. Companies who want to open a branch license in the field can establish a Branch of a Foreign company or a representative office.

The capital required for a Public Shareholding companies for a large projects is Dh. 10 million and for a Private shareholding company is Dh. 2 million. As per the law the Chairman and the majority of Board directors must be a UAE local nationals.

GCC Nationals

The UAE provides an option for GCC to set up a business in Dubai without involving Local Emiratis as a Sole Proprietorship. Inorder to have Partnership with Expat without local Emirati the Investment for a particular project should be minimum of Dh. 10 million and should have sound business knowledge. The business fall under this categories are Tourism, services, Industrial activity and any other such business which will add value to the UAE economy.

We at PRO Desk assist customer in setting up a New business and formation of LLC. The following are the steps required to start a new license in Dubai.

Trade Name Reservation

The first and foremost step in registering the License in DED is to select a name and it needs to be approved by DED. The client needs to give Three name options and depend on the availability in the DED the name will be approved. The activity code will be a part of the Trade Name reservation.
(Kindly note: - The name cannot be reserved by Name of the country & Continent, Famous Regions and Town, etc)

Initial Approval

Once the Trade Name is reserved, then the next step is going for Initial Approval. For Initial approval the activity needs to be specified. In DED there are list of activities specified. The client can choose for more than one activity provided it should be from the same activity group. Eg. Technical Activity such as AC fitting, Plumbing, Tile fitting, etc falls under Building and Contracting work category and could be in one license. However if you need to add Building cleaning activity then it is falling under Facility Management activity group and hence can’t be added in the Technical work license. All the documents needs to be submitted at DED for approval and Issuance of Initial approval Certificate.

Drafting of MOA agreement

MOA (Memorandum of Association) needs to be drafted once we receive the Initial approval from DED. The MOA agreement can be typed in Arabic or English and Arabic as per the clients need. If the MOA is drafted in English and Arabic it needs to be legalised from a Legal Consultancy firm.

Notary Public

Once the MOA agreement is ready, then all the partners and local partner needs to proceed to Dubai court for notarising the agreement in the presence of the court person. Four copies of the agreement is done, one for the Court Original, once copy for Partner, one copy for Local Sponsor and one for the service provider if required.

Ejari (Tenancy Contract)

The Tenancy contract must be registered in the Land Department between the Landlord and the Tenant and on submission they will issue an Ejari. The minimum square feet required is 200.

Payment Voucher

Once the Notary and Ejari is done submit all the documents to DED to get the Payment voucher. The DED will register the company in the Commercial Register and the Payment Voucher will be out.

Trade License

On receiving the Payment voucher, we can pay the voucher in the DED either through Cash or by Card and get the Trade License immediately. Once the license is received you can then do the amendment by adding PO. Box and other details.

Documents Required for Trade Name Reservation:Passport copy of Partner or Local Sponsor

Documents Required for Initial Approval: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.

Documents Required for MOA: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate.

Documents required for Notary Public: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate to be attached.

Documents required for Ejari: NOC from Landlord, DEWA deposit slip, EID of the Tenant and Landlord, Passport copy of tenant.

Documents required for Payment Voucher: Trade Name reservation copy, Initial Approval Certificate copy, Attested MOA from Notary public, Ejari copy, Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.

We at PRO Desk assist customer in setting up a new business and formation of Professional License. The following are the steps required to start a new license in Dubai.

Trade Name Reservation

The first and foremost step in registering the License in DED is to select a name and it needs to be approved by DED. The client needs to give Three name options and depend on the availability in the DED the name will be approved. The activity code will be a part of the Trade Name reservation.
(Kindly note: - The name cannot be reserved by Name of the country & Continent, Famous Regions and Town, etc)

Initial Approval

Once the Trade Name is reserved, then the next step is going for Initial Approval. For Initial approval the activity needs to be specified. In DED there are list of activities specified. The client can choose for more than one activity provided it should be from the same activity group. Eg. Technical Activity such as AC fitting, Plumbing, Tile fitting, etc falls under Building and Contracting work category and could be in one license. However if you need to add Building cleaning activity then it is falling under Facility Management activity group and hence can’t be added in the Technical work license. All the documents needs to be submitted at DED for approval and Issuance of Initial approval Certificate.

Drafting of LSA agreement

LSA (Local Service Agent) agreement needs to be drafted once we receive the Initial approval from DED. The LSA agreement can be typed in Arabic or English and Arabic as per the clients need. If the LSA is drafted in English and Arabic it needs to be legalised from a Legal Consultancy firm.

Civil Agreement

If there is more than one Partner in the Professional License the partners need to make a civil agreement among the all Partners describing their shares and appointment of manager in the license. In the agreement there will be no Local sponsor.

Notary Public

Once the MOA agreement is ready, then all the partners and local partner needs to proceed to Dubai court for notarising the agreement in the presence of the court person. Four copies of the agreement is done, one for the Court Original, once copy for Partner, one copy for Local Sponsor and one for the service provider if required.

Ejari (Tenancy Contract)

The Tenancy contract must be registered in the Land Department between the Landlord and the Tenant and on submission they will issue an Ejari. The minimum square feet required is 200.

Payment Voucher

Once the Notary and Ejari is done submit all the documents to DED to get the Payment voucher. The DED will register the company in the Commercial Register and the Payment Voucher will be out.

Trade License

On receiving the Payment voucher, we can pay the voucher in the DED either through Cash or by Card and get the Trade License immediately. Once the license is received you can then do the amendment by adding PO. Box and other details.

Documents Required for Tradename Reservation: Passport copy of Partner or Local Sponsor

Documents Required for Initial Approval: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.

Documents Required for LSA Agreement: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate.

Documents Required for Civil Ageement: Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate.

Documents Required for Notary Club: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate to be attached.

Documents Required for Ejari: NOC from Landlord, DEWA deposit slip, EID of the Tenant and Landlord, Passport copy of tenant.

Documents Required for Payment Voucher: Trade Name reservation copy, Initial Approval Certificate copy, Attested MOA from Notary public, Ejari copy, Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.

We at PRO Desk assist customer in Changing Name and Activity in LLC license. Following are the process to be followed:-

Trade Name Reservation

The first and foremost step is changing the Trade Name in the existing License. The client needs to give Three name options and depend on the availability in the DED the name will be approved. The activity code will be a part of the Trade Name reservation.
(Kindly note: - The name cannot be reserved by Name of the country & Continent, Famous Regions and Town, etc)

Initial Approval

Once the Trade Name is reserved, then the next step is going for Initial Approval. For Initial approval the new activity needs to be specified. Application needs to be filled for adding the new activity along with the Trade Name certificate. All the documents needs to be submitted at DED for approval and Issuance of Initial approval Certificate.

Drafting of Amended MOA agreement

Amended MOA (Memorandum of Association) needs to be drafted once we receive the Initial approval from DED. The Amended MOA agreement can be typed in Arabic or English and Arabic as per the clients need. If the amended MOA is drafted in English and Arabic it needs to be legalised from a Legal Consultancy firm.

Notary Public

Once the amended MOA agreement is ready, then all the partners and local partner needs to proceed to Dubai court for notarising the agreement in the presence of the court person. Four copies of the agreement is done, one for the Court Original, once copy for Partner, one copy for Local Sponsor and one for the service provider if required.

Ejari (Tenancy Contract)

The Tenancy contract must be registered in the Land Department between the Landlord and the Tenant and on submission they will issue an Ejari. The minimum square feet required is 200.

Payment Voucher

Once the Notary and Ejari is done submit all the documents to DED to get the Payment voucher. The DED will register the company in the Commercial Register and the Payment Voucher will be out.

Trade License

On receiving the Payment voucher, we can pay the voucher in the DED either through Cash or by Card and get the Trade License immediately. The new license is out with Change in Name and the new activity.

Documents Required for Tradename Reservation: Passport copy of Partner or Local Sponsor

Documents Required for Initial Approval: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.

Documents Required for Amended MOA agreement: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If ythe Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate.

Documents Required for Notary Public: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate to be attached.

Documents Required for Ejari: NOC from Landlord, DEWA deposit slip, EID of the Tenant and Landlord, Passport copy of tenant.

Documents Required for Payment Voucher: Trade Name reservation copy, Initial Approval Certificate copy, Attested MOA from Notary public, Ejari copy, Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.


Question – What are the procedure for Adding and Withdrawal of Partner in DED licnese?

We at PRO Desk assist customer in Adding & Withdrawal of Partner in LLC license. Following are the process to be followed:-

Initial Approval

The first and foremost step is to take Initial Approval from DED. The application needs to be filled mentioning the details of the New Partner and the details of the Withdrawal Partner. All the Partners needs to sign this and then submit to the DED for the approval. On submitting the Initial Approval Certificate will be printed from the DED.

Drafting of Amended MOA agreement

Amended MOA (Memorandum of Association) needs to be drafted once we receive the Initial approval from DED. The Amended MOA agreement can be typed in Arabic or English and Arabic as per the clients need. If the amended MOA is drafted in English and Arabic it needs to be legalised from a Legal Consultancy firm.

Notary Public

Once the amended MOA agreement is ready, then all the partners and local partner needs to proceed to Dubai court for notarising the agreement in the presence of the court person. Four copies of the agreement is done, one for the Court Original, once copy for Partner, one copy for Local Sponsor and one for the service provider if required.

Ejari (Tenancy Contract)

The Tenancy contract must be registered in the Land Department between the Landlord and the Tenant and on submission they will issue an Ejari. The minimum square feet required is 200.

Payment Voucher

Once the Notary and Ejari is done submit all the documents to DED to get the Payment voucher. The DED will register the company in the Commercial Register and the Payment Voucher will be out.

Trade License

On receiving the Payment voucher, we can pay the voucher in the DED either through Cash or by Card and get the Trade License immediately. The new license is out with the New Partner name and withdrawal of Old Partner.

Documents Required for Initial Approval: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the New Partner, Passport copy of the Withdrawal Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.

Documents Required for Drafting of Amended MOA agreement: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate.

Documents Required for Notary Public: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate to be attached.

Documents Required for Ejari (Tenancy Contract): The Tenancy contract must be registered in the Land Department between the Landlord and the Tenant and on submission they will issue an Ejari. The minimum square feet required is 200.

Documents Required for Payment Voucher: Initial Approval Certificate copy, Attested MOA from Notary public, Ejari copy, Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.

Question – What are the procedure for Adding of New Partner / Investor and Increasing the Share Capital in the Licnese?

We at PRO Desk assist customer in Adding of New Partner & Increase in Share Capital in LLC license. Following are the process to be followed:-

Initial Approval

The first and foremost step is to take Initial Approval from DED. The application needs to be filled mentioning the details of the New Partner and the Amendment in the Share Capital. All the Partners need to sign this and then submit to the DED for the approval. On submitting the Initial Approval Certificate will be printed from the DED.

Drafting of Amended MOA agreement

Amended MOA (Memorandum of Association) needs to be drafted once we receive the Initial approval from DED. The Amended MOA agreement can be typed in Arabic or English and Arabic as per the clients need. If the amended MOA is drafted in English and Arabic it needs to be legalised from a Legal Consultancy firm.

Notary Public

Once the amended MOA agreement is ready, then all the partners and local partner needs to proceed to Dubai court for notarising the agreement in the presence of the court person. Four copies of the agreement is done, one for the Court Original, once copy for Partner, one copy for Local Sponsor and one for the service provider if required.

Ejari (Tenancy Contract)

The Tenancy contract must be registered in the Land Department between the Landlord and the Tenant and on submission they will issue an Ejari. The minimum square feet required is 200.

Payment Voucher

Once the Notary and Ejari is done submit all the documents to DED to get the Payment voucher. The DED will register the company in the Commercial Register and the Payment Voucher will be out.

Trade License

On receiving the Payment voucher, we can pay the voucher in the DED either through Cash or by Card and get the Trade License immediately. The new license is out with the New Partner name and Increase in the Share Capital.

Documents Required for Initial Approval: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the New Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.

Documents Required for Drafting of Amended MOA agreement: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval & Trade License Copy.

Documents Required for Notary Public: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade License copy.

Documents Required for Ejari (Tenancy Contract) NOC from Landlord, DEWA deposit slip, EID of the Tenant and Landlord, Passport copy of tenant.

Documents Required for Payment Voucher Initial Approval Certificate copy, Attested MOA from Notary public, Ejari copy, Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.


Question – What are the procedure for changing of location in DED for the Trade license?

We at PRO Desk assist customer in Changing of Business location in LLC license. Following are the process to be followed:-

Tenancy Contract

The first and foremost step is to make ready new Tenancy contract and register the same through EJARI online.

Initial Approval

The Initial approval needs to be taken from Economic Department on change of location. Application needs to be filled for changing of location in the License along with the Trade license copy attached. All the documents need to be submitted at DED for approval and Issuance of Initial approval Certificate.

Payment Voucher

Submit the above documents to the DED counter and the payment voucher will be generated along with the change in the location.
The Fees for the same will be Dh 610.00

Trade License with Change of Location

On receiving the Payment voucher, we can pay the voucher in the DED either through Cash or by Card and get the Trade License immediately. The new license is out with the New Location address in the License.

Documents Required for Tradename Reservation: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required, Ejari copy.

Documents Required for Initial Approval: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.

Documents Required for Drafting of LSA agreement: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate.

Documents Required for Drafting of Civil agreement: Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate.

Documents Required for Drafting of Notary Public: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate to be attached.

Documents Required for Ejari: NOC from Landlord, DEWA deposit slip, EID of the Tenant and Landlord, Passport copy of tenant.

Documents Required to be submitted to KHDA: Initial Requirements: Duly filled Application Form
Required Application Fees
Details Business Plan (elements/structure provided)
Agreement Copy with the Certifying Body for Courses undertaken or any documents supporting application (if applicable)

For Individuals: Passport copy of the Partner, Tourist Visa copy or Residence Visa copy, Passport copy of the Manage of the Institution, CV of the Manager of the Institution, Specimen Signature of individual shareholder(s) and Manager of the institute (template provided)

For Corporate: Original TL or Notarized copy of valid Commercial Trade License/Certificate of Incorporation
Notarized copy of Board Resolution calling for the setup of new establishment of Training Institute, and hereby appointing Manager/Representative in the Trade License.
Passport copy of the Manager / Representative.

Documents Required for Payment Voucher: Trade Name reservation copy, Initial Approval Certificate copy, Attested MOA from Notary public, Ejari copy, Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.

Documents Required for KHDA Final Approval: Copy of the Commercial Trade License from DED or Free Zone Authority (as applicable)
Copy of the EHS Certificate (Environment, Health and Safety)
Ejari Copy along with the Location map



Question – What are the requirements to start up a new Educational Institute License?
What are the requirements to start up a new Training centre in Dubai?
What are the requirements to get a KHDA approval?

We at PRO Desk assist customer in setting up an Educational Institute License in Dubai. The following are the steps required to start a new license in Dubai.

Trade Name Reservation

The first and foremost step in registering the License in DED is to select a name and it needs to be approved by DED. The client needs to give Three name options and depend on the availability in the DED the name will be approved. The activity code will be a part of the Trade Name reservation. (Kindly note: - The name cannot be reserved by Name of the country & Continent, Famous Regions and Town, etc)

Initial Approval

Once the Trade Name is reserved, then the next step is going for Initial Approval. For Initial approval the activity needs to be specified. The list of Training activities can be selected from the activity list. All the documents need to be submitted at DED for approval and Issuance of Initial approval Certificate.

Drafting of LSA agreement

LSA (Local Service Agent) agreement needs to be drafted once we receive the Initial approval from DED. The LSA agreement can be typed in Arabic or English and Arabic as per the clients need. If the LSA is drafted in English and Arabic it needs to be legalised from a Legal Consultancy firm.

Civil Agreement

If there is more than one Partner in the Professional License the partners need to make a civil agreement among the all Partners describing their shares and appointment of manager in the license. In the agreement there will be no Local sponsor.

Notary Public

Once the MOA agreement is ready, then all the partners and local partner needs to proceed to Dubai court for notarising the agreement in the presence of the court person. Four copies of the agreement is done, one for the Court Original, once copy for Partner, one copy for Local Sponsor and one for the service provider if required.

Ejari (Tenancy Contract)

The Tenancy contract must be registered in the Land Department between the Landlord and the Tenant and on submission they will issue an Ejari. The minimum square feet required is 200.

Approval from KHDA

In Dubai all types of Private Education Institutions are registered and controlled by KHDA (Knowledge and Human Development Authority).
Once the Initial approval and Court Agreement is done the Partner needs to apply fo NOC from KHDA. The application is available online and the applicant needs to fill the application along with the below mentioned required documents to be submitted to KHDA for getting New Educational Permit. Once the Business plan is approved the KHDA will issue the NOC. The NOC is valid for 60 days.

Payment Voucher at the DED

Once the Notary and Ejari is done submit all the documents to DED to get the Payment voucher. The DED will register the company in the Commercial Register and the Payment Voucher will be out.

Trade License

On receiving the Payment voucher, we can pay the voucher in the DED either through Cash or by Card and get the Trade License immediately. Once the license is received you can then do the amendment by adding PO. Box and other details.

Final Approval from KHDA

On receiving the Trade license, the below documents needs to be submitted to the KHDA for getting the KHDA certificate.

Documents Required for Trade name reservation: Passport copy of Partner or Local Sponsor

Documents Required for Initial Approval: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.

Documents Required for Drafting of LSA agreement: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate.

Documents Required for Civil Agreement: Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate.

Documents Required for Notary Public: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate to be attached.

Documents Required for Ejari (Tenancy Contract): NOC from Landlord, DEWA deposit slip, EID of the Tenant and Landlord, Passport copy of tenant.

Documents Required to be submitted to KHDA:
Initial Requirements:
Duly filled Application Form
Required Application Fees
Details Business Plan (elements/structure provided)
Agreement Copy with the Certifying Body for Courses undertaken or any documents supporting application (if applicable)

For Corporate:
Original TL or Notarized copy of valid Commercial Trade License/Certificate of Incorporation
Notarized copy of Board Resolution calling for the setup of new establishment of Training Institute, and hereby appointing Manager/Representative in the Trade License.
Passport copy of the Manager / Representative.

Documents required for Payment Voucher:
Trade Name reservation copy, Initial Approval Certificate copy, Attested MOA from Notary public, Ejari copy, Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.

Documents required for Final Approval from KHDA:
Copy of the Commercial Trade License from DED or Free Zone Authority (as applicable)
Copy of the EHS Certificate (Environment, Health and Safety)
Ejari Copy along with the Location map



Question – What are the requirements to start up a Web & Graphic Design License?
What are the requirements to start up a Software Development License?

We at PRO Desk assist customer in setting up a Web & Graphic Design License in Dubai. This License is falls under Professional category and cannot me made LLC. The following are the steps required to start a new license in Dubai.

Trade Name Reservation

The first and foremost step in registering the License in DED is to select a name and it needs to be approved by DED. The client needs to give Three name options and depend on the availability in the DED the name will be approved. The activity code will be a part of the Trade Name reservation. (Kindly note: - The name cannot be reserved by Name of the country & Continent, Famous Regions and Town, etc)

Initial Approval

Once the Trade Name is reserved, then the next step is going for Initial Approval. For Initial approval the activity needs to be specified. The list of Training activities can be selected from the activity list. All the documents need to be submitted at DED for approval and Issuance of Initial approval Certificate.

Drafting of LSA agreement

LSA (Local Service Agent) agreement needs to be drafted once we receive the Initial approval from DED. The LSA agreement can be typed in Arabic or English and Arabic as per the clients need. If the LSA is drafted in English and Arabic it needs to be legalised from a Legal Consultancy firm.

Civil Agreement

If there is more than one Partner in the Professional License the partners need to make a civil agreement among the all Partners describing their shares and appointment of manager in the license. In the agreement there will be no Local sponsor.

Notary Public

Once the MOA agreement is ready, then all the partners and local partner needs to proceed to Dubai court for notarising the agreement in the presence of the court person. Four copies of the agreement is done, one for the Court Original, once copy for Partner, one copy for Local Sponsor and one for the service provider if required.

Ejari (Tenancy Contract)

The Tenancy contract must be registered in the Land Department between the Landlord and the Tenant and on submission they will issue an Ejari. The minimum square feet required is 200.

Payment Voucher at the DED

Once the Notary and Ejari is done submit all the documents to DED to get the Payment voucher. The DED will register the company in the Commercial Register and the Payment Voucher will be out.

Trade License

On receiving the Payment voucher, we can pay the voucher in the DED either through Cash or by Card and get the Trade License immediately. Once the license is received you can then do the amendment by adding PO. Box and other details.

Documents Required for Trade name reservation: Passport copy of Partner or Local Sponsor

Documents Required for Initial Approval: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.

Documents Required for Drafting of LSA agreement: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate.

Documents Required for Civil Agreement: Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate.

Documents Required for Notary Public: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate to be attached.

Documents Required for Ejari (Tenancy Contract): NOC from Landlord, DEWA deposit slip, EID of the Tenant and Landlord, Passport copy of tenant.

Documents required for Payment Voucher:
Trade Name reservation copy, Initial Approval Certificate copy, Attested MOA from Notary public, Ejari copy, Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.


Question – What are the requirements to start up a Real Estate License?
What are the requirements to start up a Buying & Selling of Property License?

We at PRO Desk assist customer in setting up a Real Estate License in Dubai. This License is falls under Sole Establishment category. This License is owned 100% by UAE National only. This license can be LLC when more than one UAE National is Partner in the license. The following are the steps required to start a new license in Dubai.

Trade Name Reservation

The first and foremost step in registering the License in DED is to select a name and it needs to be approved by DED. The client needs to give Three name options and depend on the availability in the DED the name will be approved. The activity code will be a part of the Trade Name reservation. (Kindly note: - The name cannot be reserved by Name of the country & Continent, Famous Regions and Town, etc)

Initial Approval

Once the Trade Name is reserved, then the next step is going for Initial Approval. For Initial approval the activity needs to be specified. In DED there are list of activities specified. The client can choose for more than one activity provided it should be from the same activity group. All the documents need to be submitted at DED for approval and Issuance of Initial approval Certificate.

Approval for RERA (Real Estate Regulatory Authority)

In Dubai all types of Real Estate License is covered under RERA (Real Estate Regulatory Authority). The below is the requirement for RERA Approval:-
• The UAE National must be at least 21 years old to have the license in his name.
• The UAE National must complete Real Estate Practitioner Course if he is a Bachelor Degree holder or Diploma in Real Estate if he is a non-graduate.
• The Manager in the License must have Visa under this license.
• Need to submit Certificate of Good Conduct from CID.

On filling the application at the RERA based on the qualification of the local sponsor, a Registration receipt will be issued to be submitted at DED.

Ejari (Tenancy Contract)

The Tenancy contract must be registered in the Land Department between the Landlord and the Tenant and on submission they will issue an Ejari. The minimum square feet required is 200.

Payment Voucher at the DED

Once the Notary and Ejari is done submit all the documents to DED to get the Payment voucher. The DED will register the company in the Commercial Register and the Payment Voucher will be out.

Trade License

On receiving the Payment voucher, we can pay the voucher in the DED either through Cash or by Card and get the Trade License immediately. Once the license is received you can then do the amendment by adding PO. Box and other details.

Note for RERA :

• Once the License is issued from DED, All Owners, Partners, Managers and sales staff must register at RERA for getting Broker ID Card.
• Owners of this license are not allowed to own more than one real estate brokerage license.
• Branch License is allowed only if the Parent License are having minimum of 15 staffs.

Documents Required for Trade name reservation: Passport copy of Local Sponsor

Documents Required for Initial Approval: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, EID copy of local sponsor. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. The Manager should have the Visa from the company itself.

Documents Required for Ejari (Tenancy Contract): NOC from Landlord, DEWA deposit slip, EID of the Tenant and Landlord, Passport copy of tenant.

Documents required for Payment Voucher:
Trade Name reservation copy, Initial Approval Certificate copy, Ejari copy, Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, EID copy of local sponsor. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.


Question – What are the requirements to start up an Electronics Trading License?
What is the process to form an Electronic License in Dubai?

We at PRO Desk assist customer in setting up an Electronic Trading License in Dubai. This License falls under Commercial category and is termed as LLC. The following are the steps required to start a new license in Dubai.

Trade Name Reservation

The first and foremost step in registering the License in DED is to select a name and it needs to be approved by DED. The client needs to give Three name options and depend on the availability in the DED the name will be approved. The activity code will be a part of the Trade Name reservation. (Kindly note: - The name cannot be reserved by Name of the country & Continent, Famous Regions and Town, etc)

Initial Approval

Once the Trade Name is reserved, then the next step is going for Initial Approval. For Initial approval the activity needs to be specified. The list of trading activities can be selected from the activity list. All the documents need to be submitted at DED for approval and Issuance of Initial approval Certificate.

Drafting of MOA agreement

MOA (Memorandum of Association) agreement needs to be drafted once we receive the Initial approval from DED. The MOA agreement can be typed in Arabic or English and Arabic as per the clients need. If the MOA is drafted in English and Arabic it needs to be legalised from a Legal Consultancy firm.

Notary Public

Once the MOA agreement is ready, then all the partners and local partner needs to proceed to Dubai court for notarising the agreement in the presence of the court person. Four copies of the agreement is done, one for the Court Original, once copy for Partner, one copy for Local Sponsor and one for the service provider if required.

Ejari (Tenancy Contract)

The Tenancy contract must be registered in the Land Department between the Landlord and the Tenant and on submission they will issue an Ejari. The minimum square feet required is 200.

Payment Voucher at the DED

Once the Notary and Ejari is done submit all the documents to DED to get the Payment voucher. The DED will register the company in the Commercial Register and the Payment Voucher will be out.

Trade License

On receiving the Payment voucher, we can pay the voucher in the DED either through Cash or by Card and get the Trade License immediately. Once the license is received you can then do the amendment by adding PO. Box and other details.

Documents Required for Trade name reservation: Passport copy of Partner or Local Sponsor

Documents Required for Initial Approval: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.

Documents Required for Drafting of MOA agreement: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate.

Documents Required for Notary Public: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate to be attached.

Documents Required for Ejari (Tenancy Contract): NOC from Landlord, DEWA deposit slip, EID of the Tenant and Landlord, Passport copy of tenant.

Documents required for Payment Voucher:
Trade Name reservation copy, Initial Approval Certificate copy, Attested MOA from Notary public, Ejari copy, Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.


Question – What are the requirements to start up a General Trading License?
What is the process to form a General Trading License in Dubai?
Does General Trading license includes all trading activity?

We at PRO Desk assist customer in setting up a General Trading License in Dubai. This License falls under Commercial category and is termed as LLC. In LLC License the UAE National will be 51% and the Expat will have 49%. General Trading License includes all type of trading activities under one category, but it doesn’t include Pharmaceutical, Chemical Trading, Gold and Precious Metal and Real Estate. The following are the steps required to start a new license in Dubai.

Trade Name Reservation

The first and foremost step in registering the License in DED is to select a name and it needs to be approved by DED. The client needs to give Three name options and depend on the availability in the DED the name will be approved. The activity code will be a part of the Trade Name reservation. (Kindly note: - The name cannot be reserved by Name of the country & Continent, Famous Regions and Town, etc)

Initial Approval

Once the Trade Name is reserved, then the next step is going for Initial Approval. For Initial approval the activity needs to be specified. The list of trading activities can be selected from the activity list. All the documents need to be submitted at DED for approval and Issuance of Initial approval Certificate.

Drafting of MOA agreement

MOA (Memorandum of Association) agreement needs to be drafted once we receive the Initial approval from DED. The MOA agreement can be typed in Arabic or English and Arabic as per the clients need. If the MOA is drafted in English and Arabic it needs to be legalised from a Legal Consultancy firm.

Notary Public

Once the MOA agreement is ready, then all the partners and local partner needs to proceed to Dubai court for notarising the agreement in the presence of the court person. Four copies of the agreement is done, one for the Court Original, once copy for Partner, one copy for Local Sponsor and one for the service provider if required.

Ejari (Tenancy Contract)

The Tenancy contract must be registered in the Land Department between the Landlord and the Tenant and on submission they will issue an Ejari. The minimum square feet required is 200.

Payment Voucher at the DED

Once the Notary and Ejari is done submit all the documents to DED to get the Payment voucher. The DED will register the company in the Commercial Register and the Payment Voucher will be out.

Trade License

On receiving the Payment voucher, we can pay the voucher in the DED either through Cash or by Card and get the Trade License immediately. Once the license is received you can then do the amendment by adding PO. Box and other details.

Documents Required for Trade name reservation: Passport copy of Partner or Local Sponsor

Documents Required for Initial Approval: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.

Documents Required for Drafting of MOA agreement: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate.

Documents Required for Notary Public: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate to be attached.

Documents Required for Ejari (Tenancy Contract): NOC from Landlord, DEWA deposit slip, EID of the Tenant and Landlord, Passport copy of tenant.

Documents required for Payment Voucher:
Trade Name reservation copy, Initial Approval Certificate copy, Attested MOA from Notary public, Ejari copy, Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.


Question – What are the requirements to start up a Technical Service License?
What is the process to form a Technical Service License in Dubai?
Does Technical Service license cover all Building and contracting works activity?

We at PRO Desk assist customer in setting up a Technical Service License in Dubai. This License falls under Commercial category and is termed as LLC. In LLC License the UAE National will be 51% and the Expat will have 49%. Technical Service includes all type of building works activity which is listed in the activities list. The following are the steps required to start a new license in Dubai.

Trade Name Reservation

The first and foremost step in registering the License in DED is to select a name and it needs to be approved by DED. The client needs to give Three name options and depend on the availability in the DED the name will be approved. The activity code will be a part of the Trade Name reservation. (Kindly note: - The name cannot be reserved by Name of the country & Continent, Famous Regions and Town, etc)

Initial Approval

Once the Trade Name is reserved, then the next step is going for Initial Approval. For Initial approval the activity needs to be specified. The list of trading activities can be selected from the activity list. All the documents need to be submitted at DED for approval and Issuance of Initial approval Certificate.

Drafting of MOA agreement

MOA (Memorandum of Association) agreement needs to be drafted once we receive the Initial approval from DED. The MOA agreement can be typed in Arabic or English and Arabic as per the clients need. If the MOA is drafted in English and Arabic it needs to be legalised from a Legal Consultancy firm.

Notary Public

Once the MOA agreement is ready, then all the partners and local partner needs to proceed to Dubai court for notarising the agreement in the presence of the court person. Four copies of the agreement is done, one for the Court Original, once copy for Partner, one copy for Local Sponsor and one for the service provider if required.

Ejari (Tenancy Contract)

The Tenancy contract must be registered in the Land Department between the Landlord and the Tenant and on submission they will issue an Ejari. The minimum square feet required is 200.

Payment Voucher at the DED

Once the Notary and Ejari is done submit all the documents to DED to get the Payment voucher. The DED will register the company in the Commercial Register and the Payment Voucher will be out.

Trade License

On receiving the Payment voucher, we can pay the voucher in the DED either through Cash or by Card and get the Trade License immediately. Once the license is received you can then do the amendment by adding PO. Box and other details.

Documents Required for Trade name reservation: Passport copy of Partner or Local Sponsor

Documents Required for Initial Approval: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.

Documents Required for Drafting of MOA agreement: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate.

Documents Required for Notary Public: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate to be attached.

Documents Required for Ejari (Tenancy Contract): NOC from Landlord, DEWA deposit slip, EID of the Tenant and Landlord, Passport copy of tenant.

Documents required for Payment Voucher:
Trade Name reservation copy, Initial Approval Certificate copy, Attested MOA from Notary public, Ejari copy, Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.


Question – What are the requirements to start up a Trading License?
What is the process to form an Electronic Trading / Machinery Trading / Garments Trading / Toiletry Trading / etc License in Dubai?

We at PRO Desk assist customer in setting up an Trading License in Dubai. This License falls under Commercial category and is termed as LLC. There are various activity involved in Trading License such as Electronic Trading, Machinery Trading, Garments Trading, Toiletry Items Trading, Spare Parts Trading, Toys Trading, Baby Products Trading, etc. The following are the steps required to start a new license in Dubai.

Trade Name Reservation

The first and foremost step in registering the License in DED is to select a name and it needs to be approved by DED. The client needs to give Three name options and depend on the availability in the DED the name will be approved. The activity code will be a part of the Trade Name reservation. (Kindly note: - The name cannot be reserved by Name of the country & Continent, Famous Regions and Town, etc)

Initial Approval

Once the Trade Name is reserved, then the next step is going for Initial Approval. For Initial approval the activity needs to be specified. The list of trading activities can be selected from the activity list. All the documents need to be submitted at DED for approval and Issuance of Initial approval Certificate.

Drafting of MOA agreement

MOA (Memorandum of Association) agreement needs to be drafted once we receive the Initial approval from DED. The MOA agreement can be typed in Arabic or English and Arabic as per the clients need. If the MOA is drafted in English and Arabic it needs to be legalised from a Legal Consultancy firm.

Notary Public

Once the MOA agreement is ready, then all the partners and local partner needs to proceed to Dubai court for notarising the agreement in the presence of the court person. Four copies of the agreement is done, one for the Court Original, once copy for Partner, one copy for Local Sponsor and one for the service provider if required.

Ejari (Tenancy Contract)

The Tenancy contract must be registered in the Land Department between the Landlord and the Tenant and on submission they will issue an Ejari. The minimum square feet required is 200.

Payment Voucher at the DED

Once the Notary and Ejari is done submit all the documents to DED to get the Payment voucher. The DED will register the company in the Commercial Register and the Payment Voucher will be out.

Trade License

On receiving the Payment voucher, we can pay the voucher in the DED either through Cash or by Card and get the Trade License immediately. Once the license is received you can then do the amendment by adding PO. Box and other details.

Documents Required for Trade name reservation: Passport copy of Partner or Local Sponsor

Documents Required for Initial Approval: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.

Documents Required for Drafting of MOA agreement: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate.

Documents Required for Notary Public: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate to be attached.

Documents Required for Ejari (Tenancy Contract): NOC from Landlord, DEWA deposit slip, EID of the Tenant and Landlord, Passport copy of tenant.

Documents required for Payment Voucher:
Trade Name reservation copy, Initial Approval Certificate copy, Attested MOA from Notary public, Ejari copy, Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.


Question – What are the requirements to start up a Food Stuff Trading License?
What is the process to form a Food Stuff License in Dubai?

We at PRO Desk assist customer in setting up a Food Stuff Trading License in Dubai. This License falls under Commercial category and is termed as LLC. The following are the steps required to start a new license in Dubai.

Trade Name Reservation

The first and foremost step in registering the License in DED is to select a name and it needs to be approved by DED. The client needs to give Three name options and depend on the availability in the DED the name will be approved. The activity code will be a part of the Trade Name reservation. (Kindly note: - The name cannot be reserved by Name of the country & Continent, Famous Regions and Town, etc)

Initial Approval

Once the Trade Name is reserved, then the next step is going for Initial Approval. For Initial approval the activity needs to be specified. The list of trading activities can be selected from the activity list. All the documents need to be submitted at DED for approval and Issuance of Initial approval Certificate.

Drafting of MOA agreement

MOA (Memorandum of Association) agreement needs to be drafted once we receive the Initial approval from DED. The MOA agreement can be typed in Arabic or English and Arabic as per the clients need. If the MOA is drafted in English and Arabic it needs to be legalised from a Legal Consultancy firm.

Notary Public

Once the MOA agreement is ready, then all the partners and local partner needs to proceed to Dubai court for notarising the agreement in the presence of the court person. Four copies of the agreement is done, one for the Court Original, once copy for Partner, one copy for Local Sponsor and one for the service provider if required.

Dubai Municipality Approval

Once the Notary Public is done, we need to visit the Dubai Municipality for taking the approval from Food Control Department. The Food Control Department will approve the storage area for storing the goods.

Ejari (Tenancy Contract)

The Tenancy contract must be registered in the Land Department between the Landlord and the Tenant and on submission they will issue an Ejari. The minimum square feet required is 200.

Payment Voucher at the DED

Once the Notary and Ejari is done submit all the documents to DED to get the Payment voucher. The DED will register the company in the Commercial Register and the Payment Voucher will be out.

Trade License

On receiving the Payment voucher, we can pay the voucher in the DED either through Cash or by Card and get the Trade License immediately. Once the license is received you can then do the amendment by adding PO. Box and other details.

Documents Required for Trade name reservation: Passport copy of Partner or Local Sponsor

Documents Required for Initial Approval: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.

Documents Required for Drafting of MOA agreement: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate.

Documents Required for Notary Public: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate to be attached.

Documents Required for Ejari (Tenancy Contract): NOC from Landlord, DEWA deposit slip, EID of the Tenant and Landlord, Passport copy of tenant.

Documents required for Payment Voucher:
Trade Name reservation copy, Initial Approval Certificate copy, Attested MOA from Notary public, Ejari copy, Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.


Question – What are the requirements to start up a Gold & Precious Metals Trading License?
What is the process to form a Gold & Precious Metal Trading License in Dubai?

We at PRO Desk assist customer in setting up a Gold & Precious Metals Trading License in Dubai. This License falls under Commercial category and is termed as LLC. The following are the steps required to start a new license in Dubai.

Trade Name Reservation

The first and foremost step in registering the License in DED is to select a name and it needs to be approved by DED. The client needs to give Three name options and depend on the availability in the DED the name will be approved. The activity code will be a part of the Trade Name reservation. (Kindly note: - The name cannot be reserved by Name of the country & Continent, Famous Regions and Town, etc)

Initial Approval

Once the Trade Name is reserved, then the next step is going for Initial Approval. For Initial approval the activity needs to be specified. The list of trading activities can be selected from the activity list. All the documents need to be submitted at DED for approval and Issuance of Initial approval Certificate.

Drafting of MOA agreement

MOA (Memorandum of Association) agreement needs to be drafted once we receive the Initial approval from DED. The MOA agreement can be typed in Arabic or English and Arabic as per the clients need. If the MOA is drafted in English and Arabic it needs to be legalised from a Legal Consultancy firm.

Notary Public

Once the MOA agreement is ready, then all the partners and local partner needs to proceed to Dubai court for notarising the agreement in the presence of the court person. Four copies of the agreement is done, one for the Court Original, once copy for Partner, one copy for Local Sponsor and one for the service provider if required.

Good Conduct Certificate from police

Once the Notary Public is done, all the Partners along with the Manager in the license needs to apply for Good Conduct Certificate from Police. The application needs to be filled along with the required documents and submit in the Police station for approval. This takes minimum 3 working days. Once the Certificate is ready pay the relevant fee and collect the Certificate copy form the Police.

DPS (Dubai Protective System) Approval

Once the Good Conduct Certificate is received, the Partner then needs to apply for Dubai Protective System (DPS) approval. On reviewing the application the DPS will sent the team for Inspection of the site. The Inspector will contact the Partner before coming for Inspection. On successful completing the Inspection the audit report needs to be collected from the Inspection office. The same needs to be submitted to the DPS for getting an NOC. Once received the NOC the same needs to be submitted to DED.

Ejari (Tenancy Contract)

The Tenancy contract must be registered in the Land Department between the Landlord and the Tenant and on submission they will issue an Ejari. The minimum square feet required is 200.

Payment Voucher at the DED

Once the Notary and Ejari is done submit all the documents to DED to get the Payment voucher. The DED will register the company in the Commercial Register and the Payment Voucher will be out.

Trade License

On receiving the Payment voucher, we can pay the voucher in the DED either through Cash or by Card and get the Trade License immediately. Once the license is received you can then do the amendment by adding PO. Box and other details.

On receiving the Trade License submit it to DPS to obtain the DPS Certificate.

Documents Required for Trade name reservation: Passport copy of Partner or Local Sponsor

Documents Required for Initial Approval: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.

Documents Required for Drafting of MOA agreement: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate.

Documents Required for Notary Public: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate to be attached.

Good Conduct Certificate from police: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Two Photographs of Each person.

DPS (Dubai Protective System) Approval: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Initial approval copy along with the location map.

Documents Required for Ejari (Tenancy Contract): NOC from Landlord, DEWA deposit slip, EID of the Tenant and Landlord, Passport copy of tenant.

Documents required for Payment Voucher:
Trade Name reservation copy, Initial Approval Certificate copy, Attested MOA from Notary public, Ejari copy, Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.


Question – What are the requirements to start up a Freight Forwarding & Logistics License?
What is the process to form a Freight Forwarding & Logistics License in Dubai?

We at PRO Desk assist customer in setting up a Freight Forwarding & Logistics License in Dubai. This License falls under Commercial category and is termed as LLC. This license includes Cargo packing, Cargo Clearing, Freight Forwarding License, etc. The following are the steps required to start a new license in Dubai.

Trade Name Reservation

The first and foremost step in registering the License in DED is to select a name and it needs to be approved by DED. The client needs to give Three name options and depend on the availability in the DED the name will be approved. The activity code will be a part of the Trade Name reservation. (Kindly note: - The name cannot be reserved by Name of the country & Continent, Famous Regions and Town, etc)

Initial Approval

Once the Trade Name is reserved, then the next step is going for Initial Approval. For Initial approval the activity needs to be specified. The list of trading activities can be selected from the activity list. All the documents need to be submitted at DED for approval and Issuance of Initial approval Certificate.

Drafting of MOA agreement

MOA (Memorandum of Association) agreement needs to be drafted once we receive the Initial approval from DED. The MOA agreement can be typed in Arabic or English and Arabic as per the clients need. If the MOA is drafted in English and Arabic it needs to be legalised from a Legal Consultancy firm.

Notary Public

Once the MOA agreement is ready, then all the partners and local partner needs to proceed to Dubai court for notarising the agreement in the presence of the court person. Four copies of the agreement is done, one for the Court Original, once copy for Partner, one copy for Local Sponsor and one for the service provider if required.

Dubai Maritime Approval

Once the Notary is done, the applicant needs to fill in the application for getting approval from Dubai Maritime City. Dubai Maritime City will issue a NOC for registering the company in DED. Once the license is formed the copy of the Trade License needs to be submitted to the Dubai Maritime City.

Ejari (Tenancy Contract)

The Tenancy contract must be registered in the Land Department between the Landlord and the Tenant and on submission they will issue an Ejari. The minimum square feet required is 200.

Payment Voucher at the DED

Once the Notary and Ejari is done submit all the documents to DED to get the Payment voucher. The DED will register the company in the Commercial Register and the Payment Voucher will be out.

Trade License

On receiving the Payment voucher, we can pay the voucher in the DED either through Cash or by Card and get the Trade License immediately. Once the license is received you can then do the amendment by adding PO. Box and other details.

On receiving the Trade License submit it to DPS to obtain the DPS Certificate.

Documents Required for Trade name reservation: Passport copy of Partner or Local Sponsor

Documents Required for Initial Approval: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.

Documents Required for Drafting of MOA agreement: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate.

Documents Required for Notary Public: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Copy of Initial Approval and Trade Name Certificate to be attached.

Dubai Maritime Approval: Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required. Initial approval copy along with the Notarised MOA.

Documents Required for Ejari (Tenancy Contract): NOC from Landlord, DEWA deposit slip, EID of the Tenant and Landlord, Passport copy of tenant.

Documents required for Payment Voucher:
Trade Name reservation copy, Initial Approval Certificate copy, Attested MOA from Notary public, Ejari copy, Passport copy of the Local Sponsor, Passport copy of the Partner, EID copy of local sponsor and Partner. If the Manager is a third person then the Visa page copy and EID copy of the person is required.


Question – What are the procedure for Dubai Municipality Exams?

We at PRO Desk assist customer in giving guidance how to apply for Dubai Municipality Exams. Following are the process to be followed:-
Inorder to apply for Dubai Municipality Exams, the applicant needs to fill the form online. On successfully filling the form the applicant will be called for Interview too. Dubai Municipality conducts test Oral as well as written too. The application will be approved in 2 working days and the charges for the examination can be paid at the DM cashier. The date and time for the Interview will be shown online once the payment is done.
At the time of oral interview Original Educational Certificate and Passport should be carried. Once the oral interview is done the results will be shown online.

Fees Structure:

Dubai Municipality Test fees for Electrical Fitting Contracting is Dh 410
Dubai Municipality Test fees for Building Contracting is Dh 510

The below are the other categories under which applicant can apply:

Applicant having Diploma Certificate must have 5 years experience inorder to apply under the license G+1 or below.
Applicant applying for Interior Decoration Engineer Test must have 3 year Diploma Certificate.
Applicant applying for Civil Engineer should have Bachelor Degree Certificate and must have 3 years experience.

Trade License Upgrade

The Trade License of the contracting company can be upgraded from G+1 to G4 if the License is 3 years old and the company has completed minimum 7 projects in the last 3 years of its operation.
The license can be further upgraded from G4 to G12 if the license is 7 years old and it has 2 Engineer registered.

Documents Required: Trade License copy, Passport copy of the Engineer along with his Visa page, Duly attested Education certificate from UAE Embassy in Home country followed by MOFA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) attestation. Photograph of the Engineer, No Objection letter from the company for the Engineer or Technical staff applying for the exams, If the application is under Tourist or Visit Visa then the applying company can attach a letter, An undertaking letter addressing UAE Engineers Association stating that once the Dubai Municipality exam is cleared the applicant will participate in UAE Engineers Association Membership.

Question – What are the procedures to Cancel LLC license in Mainland?
How to Cancel LLC License in Mainland?

We at PRO Desk assist customer in Cancellation of LLC license in Dubai. Following are the process to be followed:-
First Step – The first and foremost is to Cancel all Employment Visa of existing employees in the MOL (Ministry of Labour) list.
Second Step – Draft Board of resolution among the Directors for dissolution of firm and appointment of Liquidator duly signed by all the Directors.
Third Step – Notarised the Board of Resolution at the Dubai Notary Public.
Fourth Step – Once the Liquidator is appointed, the Liquidator needs to draft an appointment letter duly signed and attested by Notary public along with the License copy of the Liquidator company and Auditor Registration certificate.
Fifth Step – Submit all the documents to the DED (Department of Economic Development) to issue company Liquidation Certificate.
Sixth Step – On receiving the Liquidation Certificate, the company needs to put Liquidation advertisement in two local Arabic newspaper and need to wait for 45 days to check whether any client has any financial claim against the company.
Seventh Step – On completing 45 days from the date of advertisement, submit Original Newspaper Ad and Audit report of the company to the DED.
Eight Step – Confirmation from the Liquidator and Partners that there is no any objection or claim from the third Party during the AD period.
Ninth Step – Now we can proceed with the cancelation of Partners Visa.
Tenth Step – Get clearance certificated from Ministry of Labour department and Clearance Certificate from Immigration department.
Eleventh Step – Submit all the documents along with copy of Liquidation Certificate to the DED.
Twelveth Step – DED fees of Dh 3000 to be paid at Economic department as Final Payment Voucher.