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 LICENSECOMMERCIAL LICENSEPROFESSIONAL LICENSE
Appliances and Machinery ManufacturingAdvertising
Block and Building Stones IndustryAircraft and Train Spare Parts TradingAgricultural
Bread ManufacturingAmusement Equipment and Supplies TradingAnimal Welfare Organization
Carpet and Mat ManufacturingAnimal Skin TradingApplied Studies
Casting of Steel and IronArt ProductionBusiness and Professional Organizations
Charcoal ProductionAuto Spare Parts TradingBusiness Aviation Association
Coating, Insulations, Seals and Protection Materials’ ManufacturingBags, Packaging Materials and Paper TradingBusiness Council
Cotton and Metal Nets and Ropes ManufacturingBanks, Finance and Credit GroupBusinessmen Forum
Equipment and Engines ManufacturingBeauty and Baby Care RequisitesCar Registration and Transfer Services
Fish Canning and FreezingBroadcasting and CommunicationsCharity Market
Fodder and Fertilizers ManufacturingBuilding MaintenanceCharity Society
Food IndustriesBuilding Materials TradingCleaning Services
Foodstuff Mills and PackagingCar Rent and Passenger TransportCombing and Upholstery
1Glass and Chinaware ManufacturingChemicals TradingCommercial Library
Glass IndustriesCinema and TheatersConsultancy – Agriculture and Soil
Goldsmith and Gold RepairingCleaning Equipment TradingConsultancy – Engineering
Lenses Cutting and Glass RepairingCommercial BrokerageConsultancy – Petrol and Water
Light Aircraft Maintenance and ManufacturingConsumer Stores GroupConsultancy – Management
Lighting Equipment ManufacturingContracting and Building WorksInformation and Marketing
Manufacture of BatteriesCooperation SocietiesDocuments Destroying and Storage
Manufacture of Eye-glassesDomestic Gas DistributionEducation
Manufacture of Gold and Precious Stones CuttingElectricals TradingEvent Organizers
Manufacture of Mats and RugsElectronics GroupExhibition Organizers
Manufacture of MedicinesExchange and Financial ServicesFacilities Management Group
Manufacture of Motor Vehicles its Spare PartsFacility ManagementFinance Consultants
Manufacture of Petroleum ProductsFish TradingFishing Cages and Net Manufacturing
Manufacture of Tires and Rubber ProductsFlour MillsGents Salon
Manufacturing of Bags, Shoes and Leather ProductsFlowers and PlantsGents Tailoring and Design
Manufacturing of ChemicalsFodders and Animal Food TradingGovernment Liaison office
Manufacturing of Garments and RugsFuel and Petroleum Products TradingEvents 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 TradingVeterinary 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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