A Business trade license is a mandatory requirement for every business entity in Dubai or anywhere else in the UAE. There is quite a lot of licensing and paperwork procedure and governmental permits to be considered to register your business in Dubai.

Mainland businesses in Dubai and Free zone companies have different trade license requirements and costs.

Prices range from AED 8,000 – AED 60,000, for just the basic license, other factors which you would need to consider are as below:

  • Location of business (free zone – non free zone). Cost of Business Setup in any Free zone of Dubai depends upon free zone you choose. There are more than 45 free zone operating in the UAE.
  • Nature of business
  • Size and rent of registered office / shop
  • Share capital requirement
  • UAE national sponsor
  • Multiple Partnerships
  • Business Structure
  • Immigration
  • Labor card registrations
  • Cost for visas
  • Any external authority approval if it is a regulated activity and also
  • Insurance if required.


Hence, the exact cost of a trade license in Dubai can only be arrived upon once the above factors are decided and finalized.

To get a customized cost of a trade license in Dubai talk to our Business Advisors at PMC Solutions DMCC. You will receive professional advice and guidance with the most affordable and suitable solutions for your company registration and business trade license.

For further details log on to www.pmcsolutions.me or e-mail at setup@pmcsolutions.me.

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