Types of licenses and related business activities for Dubai, UAE.

There are three major types of trade license here in the UAE, they’re:

  1. Industrial license
  2. Commercial license
  3. Professional license

Jotted here are the types of license and activities under them,

INDUSTRIAL LICENSE COMMERCIAL LICENSE PROFESSIONAL LICENSE
1.  Appliances and Machinery Manufacturing 1. Advertising 1. Accounts
2.  Block and Building Stones Industry 2. Aircraft and Train Spare Parts Trading 2. Agricultural
3. Bread Manufacturing 3.  Amusement Equipment and Supplies Trading 3. Animal Welfare Organization
4. Carpet and Mat Manufacturing 4. Animal Skin Trading 4. Applied Studies
5. Casting of Steel and Iron 5. Art Production 5. Business and Professional Organizations
6. Charcoal Production 6. Auto Spare Parts Trading 6. Business Aviation Association
7. Coating, Insulations, Seals and Protection Materials’ Manufacturing 7. Bags, Packaging Materials and Paper Trading 7. Business Council
8. Cotton and Metal Nets and Ropes Manufacturing 8. Banks, Finance and Credit Group 8. Businessmen Forum
9. Equipment and Engines Manufacturing 9. Beauty and Baby Care Requisites 9. Car Registration and Transfer Services
10. Fish Canning and Freezing 10. Broadcasting and Communications 10. Charity Market
11. Fodder and Fertilizers Manufacturing 11. Building Maintenance 11. Charity Society
12. Food Industries 12. Building Materials Trading 12. Cleaning Services
13. Foodstuff Mills and Packaging 13. Car Rent and Passenger Transport 13. Combing and Upholstery
14. Glass and Chinaware Manufacturing 14. Chemicals Trading 14. Commercial Library
15. Glass Industries 15. Cinema and Theaters 15. Consultancy – Agriculture and Soil
16. Goldsmith and Gold Repairing 16. Cleaning Equipment Trading 16. Consultancy – Engineering
17.  Lenses Cutting and Glass Repairing 17. Commercial Brokerage 17. Consultancy – Petrol and Water
18. Light Aircraft Maintenance and Manufacturing 18. Consumer Stores Group 18. Consultancy – Management
19. Lighting Equipment Manufacturing 19. Contracting and Building Works 19. Information and Marketing
20. Manufacture of Batteries 20. Cooperation Societies 20. Documents Destroying and Storage
21. Manufacture of Eye-glasses 21. Domestic Gas Distribution 21. Education
22. Manufacture of Gold and Precious Stones Cutting 22. Electricals Trading 22. Event Organizers
23. Manufacture of Mats and Rugs 23. Electronics Group 23.  Exhibition Organizers
24. Manufacture of Medicines 24. Exchange and Financial Services 24. Facilities Management Group
25. Manufacture of Motor Vehicles its Spare Parts 25. Facility Management 25. Finance Consultants
26. Manufacture of Petroleum Products 26. Fish Trading 26. Fishing Cages and Net Manufacturing
27. Manufacture of Tires and Rubber Products 27. Flour Mills 27. Gents Salon
28. Manufacturing of Bags, Shoes and Leather Products 28. Flowers and Plants 28. Gents Tailoring and Design
29. Manufacturing of Chemicals 29. Fodders and Animal Food Trading 29. Government Liaison office
30. Manufacturing of Garments and Rugs 30. Fuel and Petroleum Products Trading 30. Events and Exhibition
31. Manufacturing of Paper and Paper Products 31. Foodstuff Supply 31. Handicraft Workshops
32. Manufacturing of Tobacco and Cigarettes 32. Foodstuff Trading 32. Hospitals and Recovery Houses
33. Manufacturing of Wood, Wood Products and Furniture 33. Fuel Supply 33. Institutes and Education
34. Meat Processing 34. Furniture Trading 34. Insurance Consultants
35. Metal Containers and Boxes Manufacturing 35. Home Appliances Trading 35. Key Duplicators and Stamp Making
36. Metal Home Appliances Manufacturing 36. Insurance 36. Kids Salon
37. Other Metal Industries 37. Investment 37. Laboratories
38. Oven and Stove Manufacturing 38. Jewellery Trading 38. Labour Supply and Employment Agency
39. Paper Home Appliances Manufacturing 39. Leather Trading 39. Ladies Salon
40. Personal Requisites Manufacturing 40. Livestock Trading 40. Ladies Tailoring and Design
41. Petroleum and Metal Extraction 41. Machinery and Equipment Rental 41. Laundry
42. Pipes and Wires Manufacturing 42. Mechanical and Engineering Equipment Trading 42. Legal Services
43. Plastic Home Appliances Manufacturing 43. Medical Eye Glasses Trading and Eyes Testing Services 43. Livestock Farming
44. Plastic Industries 44. Medicines Trading 44. Medical Clinic
45. Power Generation and Transmission 45. Metals and Its Products Trading 45. Medical Laboratories
46. Separate Industrial Activities 46. Office and Electronic Equipment Rental 46. Motor and Motorcycles Driving Institutes
47. Ship Building and Repairing 47. Other Personal and Trading Services 47. Motor Vehicle Repairing
48. Stationary Manufacturing 48. Other Rental Services 48. Not Grouped
49. Steel Tool Manufacturing 49. Other Trading Activities 49. Nursery
50. Steel Workshop 50. Packing Services 50. Office of International Organization
51. Structural Steel Manufacturing 51. Perfumery 51. Other Engineering Services
52. Textiles and Products Manufacturing 52. Pets Nursery and Trading 52. Outlet Group
53. Waste Collection and Treatment 53. Postal Services 53.  Personal Requisites Repairing
54. Water Manufacturing and Bottling 54. Poultry Trading 54. Printing and Publishing Services
55. Ready-Made Garments Group 55. Recreation Halls
56. Real Estate 56.  Regional Liaison office
57. Roastery   57. Repairing of Electrical and Electronic Appliances
58. Separate Trading Activities 58. Repairing of Equipment
59. Ships and Boats Trading 59. Representative office
60. Sports Equipment Rental 60. Restaurants and Coffee Shops
61. Sports Equipment Trading 61. Separate Professional Activities
62. Stationary and Books Trading 62. Sewage and Cleaning Services
63. Supermarket 63. Social Club
64. Surveillance and Cleaning Services 64. Social Work Activities
65. Tents and Tarpaulin Trading 65. Special Purpose Firm
66. Time Sharing 66. Studio – Professional License
67.  Tobacco and Smoking Accessories Trading 67.  Studio – Trade License
68. Trading in Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles 68. Technical and Professional Workshops
69. Transport, Shipping and Storage 69. Translation Group
70. Used Articles Trading 70. Typing and Translation
71. Used Auto Spare Parts Trading 71.Veterinary Clinic and Women Clubs
72. Used Electronics and Furniture Trading 72. Sport Club
73. Used Heavy Equipment Trading 74. Fishing and Fish Farming
75. Vending Machines Trading
76. Veterinary Equipment Trading
77. Video and Recordings
78. Waste Trading
79. Filling Station