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

Here are the types of license and activities listed below:

INDUSTRIAL LICENSE COMMERCIAL LICENSE PROFESSIONAL LICENSE
Appliances and Machinery Manufacturing Advertising
Block and Building Stones Industry Aircraft and Train Spare Parts Trading Agricultural
Bread Manufacturing Amusement Equipment and Supplies Trading Animal Welfare Organization
Carpet and Mat Manufacturing Animal Skin Trading Applied Studies
Casting of Steel and Iron Art Production Business and Professional Organizations
Charcoal Production Auto Spare Parts Trading Business Aviation Association
Coating, Insulations, Seals and Protection Materials’ Manufacturing Bags, Packaging Materials and Paper Trading Business Council
Cotton and Metal Nets and Ropes Manufacturing Banks, Finance and Credit Group Businessmen Forum
Equipment and Engines Manufacturing Beauty and Baby Care Requisites Car Registration and Transfer Services
Fish Canning and Freezing Broadcasting and Communications Charity Market
Fodder and Fertilizers Manufacturing Building Maintenance Charity Society
Food Industries Building Materials Trading Cleaning Services
Foodstuff Mills and Packaging Car Rent and Passenger Transport Combing and Upholstery
1Glass and Chinaware Manufacturing Chemicals Trading Commercial Library
Glass Industries Cinema and Theaters Consultancy – Agriculture and Soil
Goldsmith and Gold Repairing Cleaning Equipment Trading Consultancy – Engineering
Lenses Cutting and Glass Repairing Commercial Brokerage Consultancy – Petrol and Water
Light Aircraft Maintenance and Manufacturing Consumer Stores Group Consultancy – Management
Lighting Equipment Manufacturing Contracting and Building Works Information and Marketing
Manufacture of Batteries Cooperation Societies Documents Destroying and Storage
Manufacture of Eye-glasses Domestic Gas Distribution Education
Manufacture of Gold and Precious Stones Cutting Electricals Trading Event Organizers
Manufacture of Mats and Rugs Electronics Group Exhibition Organizers
Manufacture of Medicines Exchange and Financial Services Facilities Management Group
Manufacture of Motor Vehicles its Spare Parts Facility Management Finance Consultants
Manufacture of Petroleum Products Fish Trading Fishing Cages and Net Manufacturing
Manufacture of Tires and Rubber Products Flour Mills Gents Salon
Manufacturing of Bags, Shoes and Leather Products Flowers and Plants Gents Tailoring and Design
Manufacturing of Chemicals Fodders and Animal Food Trading Government Liaison office
Manufacturing of Garments and Rugs Fuel and Petroleum Products Trading Events and Exhibition
Manufacturing of Paper and Paper Products Foodstuff Supply Handicraft Workshops
Manufacturing of Tobacco and Cigarettes Foodstuff Trading Hospitals and Recovery Houses
Manufacturing of Wood, Wood Products and Furniture Fuel Supply Institutes and Education
Meat Processing Furniture Trading Insurance Consultants
Metal Containers and Boxes Manufacturing Home Appliances Trading Key Duplicators and Stamp Making
Metal Home Appliances Manufacturing Insurance Kids Salon
Other Metal Industries Investment Laboratories
Oven and Stove Manufacturing Jewellery Trading Labour Supply and Employment Agency
Paper Home Appliances Manufacturing Leather Trading Ladies Salon
Personal Requisites Manufacturing Livestock Trading Ladies Tailoring and Design
Petroleum and Metal Extraction Machinery and Equipment Rental Laundry
Pipes and Wires Manufacturing Mechanical and Engineering Equipment Trading Legal Services
Plastic Home Appliances Manufacturing Medical Eye Glasses Trading and Eyes Testing Services Livestock Farming
Plastic Industries Medicines Trading Medical Clinic
Power Generation and Transmission Metals and Its Products Trading Medical Laboratories
Separate Industrial Activities Office and Electronic Equipment Rental Motor and Motorcycles Driving Institutes
Ship Building and Repairing Other Personal and Trading Services Motor Vehicle Repairing
Stationary Manufacturing Other Rental Services Not Grouped
Steel Tool Manufacturing Other Trading Activities Nursery
Steel Workshop Packing Services Office of International Organization
Structural Steel Manufacturing Perfumery Other Engineering Services
Textiles and Products Manufacturing Pets Nursery and Trading Outlet Group
Waste Collection and Treatment Postal Services   Personal Requisites Repairing
Water Manufacturing and Bottling Poultry Trading Printing and Publishing Services
Ready-Made Garments Group Recreation Halls
Real Estate   Regional Liaison office
Roastery   Repairing of Electrical and Electronic Appliances
Separate Trading Activities Repairing of Equipment
Ships and Boats Trading Representative office
Sports Equipment Rental Restaurants and Coffee Shops
Sports Equipment Trading Separate Professional Activities
Stationary and Books Trading Sewage and Cleaning Services
Supermarket Social Club
Surveillance and Cleaning Services Social Work Activities
Tents and Tarpaulin Trading Special Purpose Firm
Time Sharing Studio – Professional License
  Tobacco and Smoking Accessories Trading   Studio – Trade License
Trading in Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles Technical and Professional Workshops
Transport, Shipping and Storage Translation Group
Used Articles Trading Typing and Translation
Used Auto Spare Parts Trading Veterinary Clinic and Women Clubs
Used Electronics and Furniture Trading Sport Club
Used Heavy Equipment Trading Fishing and Fish Farming
Veterinary Equipment Trading
Video and Recordings
Waste Trading
Filling Station
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