1. Choose business type
Initial step of setting your business is to choose the type or category of business you have. There are more
than 2000 business categories provided by the Dubai Department of Economic Development
2. Trade Name
Naming your business is the most basic and important step for setting up your business in Dubai. One you
select the unique or most appropriate name for your business, you need to pay the trade name reservation fee.
Minimum share capital is usually set out in the contract of Association of your proposed company. Mostly, you
don’t have to pay the minimum capital at the time of setting up.
Once you have finalized the business type, trade name and investment, the next step is to get the “NOC”
(no-objection Certificate) from the Department of Economic Development. You can also avail this from the
government service centers and Happiness lounges.
Once you have your legal procedures and forms ready to go, the free zone can assist you find the suitable
Premises to your requirements along with help to set electricity, water, internet and other amenities
6. Document submission
The final stage of setting up your business in Dubai is to make sure your business does not require any
additional approvals from any government institutions. Once everything is done, you just have to submit all the
documents and process all the payments. You have the trade license fees within 30 days of document