E-commerce License in Dubai, UAE

Easily obtain your trade license for an E-commerce business in Dubai

You can buy just about anything online these days, there’s no denying it! From clothes to furniture, kitchenware, and even patio furniture, you can find whatever you’re looking for and buy it with just the click of a button.

You can take part in this profitable industry too with the help of MSZ Consultancy. We can help you quickly get your E-commerce license in Dubai so you can get your business up and running.

Documents Required

What Documents Are Required for Getting an E-commerce License in Dubai?
Passport/visa copies of the shareholders
Copy of sponsors passport and Emirates ID
Local service agreement and civil works agreement
No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from the relevant authority
Draft a Memorandum of Association (MoA)

What Does it Take to Get an E-Commerce License in Dubai?

It’s important to follow the necessary steps and procedures through the Department of Economic Development (DED) in order to get your license issued.

Here are the steps you’ll have to take:

1. Decide on a legal structure for your business.

  • Limited Liability Company
  • One-person company
  • Branch of a parent company
  • Representative Office

2.Choose a location.

    • E-commerce Free Zone Dubai
    • E-commerce Mainland Dubai

3. Register a trade name.

4. Apply for a license.

5. Apply for an initial approval certificate.

6. Draft an MoA and local service agent agreement.

7. Set up a physical office in Dubai.

    • It is mandatory to have a physical office in Dubai to be considered legal.

8. Get your license approved in 1-7 days.

9. Register your business with one of the ports and customs authorities.

10. Open a corporate bank account.

How Much Does an E-Commerce License in Dubai Cost?

When it comes to the cost of an E-commerce trade license in Dubai, it’s hard to give an exact price without knowing all the details. You can usually expect to pay between AED 15,000 and AED 50,000 depending on some requirements.

Here are some factors that can play a role in the price of your Dubai E-commerce license:

  • Office space
  • The number of visas needed
  • Location of business
  • The size of the business

Benefits of Getting E-commerce License in Dubai

There are plenty of benefits for getting an E-commerce trade license in Dubai. For starters, you still get all of the great benefits that the UAE has to offer, like a strategic location and a business-friendly government.

Here are some other benefits of doing E-commerce business in Dubai:

  • Autonomy to repatriate capital and income
  • No currency restrictions
  • 100% foreign ownership in the Free Zones
  • 0% corporate and personal tax
  • Low operating costs
  • No import duties
  • Resident visa for three years

Get your E-Commerce License with MSZ Consultancy

If you’re ready to get your E-commerce license, we are ready to help you get started! At MSZ Consultancy, we are experts at the business setup in Dubai and all throughout the UAE. Don’t take the chance of having any errors during the application process. Let us guide you through all the steps you need to take to easily get your E-commerce license in Dubai. Call us at +971 52 544 1248 for your FREE consultation today!


We help your business dreams come true! At MSZ Consultancy, we help you form your company from scratch. We will guide you through the entire process to make it hassle-free. We will also give you the tools you need along the way to become self-reliant to help better your business journey.


We help in every way possible; we mean it! We have a unique team that includes everything you need to get your business up and running. We have lawyers, business consultants, and PRO executives that can help with everything from registering your business to giving legal advice.


At MSZ Consultancy, our clients come first. We truly believe in providing the best service possible. We tailor our services to fit your exact needs. Whatever it is that you need, we will find a way to go above and beyond. And not only do we help you with business setup, but we will stick around for the life of your business and offer other services to keep your business running smoothly.

Trade License

A trade license is the most important step in starting your business. If you don’t have a trade license, then your business will not be legal. We will help you get your trade license quickly so you can start doing business in Dubai.

E Trader License

If you plan on running your business online, then you’ll need an E-Trader License. We can guide you through all the steps to make sure this is a hassle-free process.

Trademark Registration

We specialize in trademark registration, renewal, and amendments. We can also help with copyright registration and all other aspects that involve protecting your work.

Local Sponsorship

Foreign entrepreneurs will need a local sponsor that will own 51% of their business. Don’t trust your company with just anyone! We have access to reliable sponsors that will be a perfect match for your business.

PRO Services

Let us handle the legal processes! Our Public Relations Officer (PRO) service can help you with license renewals, visas, labor contracts, and other paperwork that is required by the DED.

Bank Account Assistance

It’s important to have a corporate bank account to keep track of your assets. Each bank has its own requirements to get an account setup. We can save you the trouble and get an account setup for you!

Product Registration

If you plan on manufacturing and distributing products in Dubai, then you will need to get them registered before they can be sold. We can take care of the registration process for you to make sure you can quickly get your products on the market.

Business Centers

Not sure where to start when looking for an office or warehouse for your business? Let us help! We have Business Centers located in strategic locations throughout Dubai that will be perfect for your business.

Company Liquidation

There are several legal procedures you have to go through when it comes to company liquidation. Our legal team is familiar with all the requirements that are needed to have a successful company liquidation. Let us help guide you through the process to minimize your legal procedures.

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