Dubai is one of the major business locations for businessmen and entrepreneurs. UAE is considered to be one of the most popular trading ports around the world. Starting a general trading business in Dubai is going to be beneficial for entrepreneurs. However, there are certain steps to be followed in order to start a business in Dubai.

Procedure to start a general trading business in Dubai:

  1. Business Plan:

Prepare a business plan in order to set up a general trading business in Dubai. It has to be done after comprehensive market analysis.  A business plan is mandatory for the progress of the business. The business plan should have the following information:

  • Market
  • Products and activities
  • Total number of employees
  • Initial investment
  • Office space
  • SWOT analysis
  • Competitors

2. Obtain a license:

If a company wishes to export, import or trade goods you can apply for a general trade license. Obtaining a general trading license is expensive but has its own perks and advantages. The process of obtaining a trading license is quite easy. This license is issued by the Department of Economic Development (DED)

3. Find a local Sponsor:

To set up a business in Dubai, one has to appoint a local sponsor. A local sponsor will have 51% of the shares of the company and the remaining goes to the owner. 

Steps to obtain a general trading license in Dubai:

  • Choose the trade name for the company
  • Plan all business activities
  • File the necessary applications
  • Choose the business location
  • Submit the application to the Department of Economic Development (DED)
  • Pay the requisite fees

Documents required:

  • License application signed by the legal representatives or managers
  • Memorandum of Association (MOA)
  • Attested company name and approval letter from the Department of Economic Development (DED)
  • Passport copy of the managers

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