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Business Setup Guide

Get an E-commerce license in Dubai

Growing business online is a new sensation and with e-commerce trading, you can boost your sales. Breaking the conventional offline sales and marketing, the e-commerce trend in UAE has taken a strike. Thanks to the internet and government bodies that came up with an e-commerce license in Dubai, UAE. Business setup Dubai in the e-commerce industry is yet fresh and vivid and one can undoubtedly start with a specific industrial activity.

Business to Consumer

Often referred to as business to consumer where one can set an online store and sell the products on a website, blog, etc.

Business to Business

Selling online products or services to another company or business

According to the industrial activity, you can set up your e-commerce business

But wait! what are the requirement for an e-commerce business setup?

Obtaining an e-commerce license in Dubai, UAE

In Dubai e-commerce license is an obligation to set up an online business. One needs to decide the basic step of choosing among the administration.

There are mainly two jurisdictions when it comes to e-commerce license



Trade name

You'll need to decide on a company or trade name for your business. You need to abide by the law. Such as your trade name should be available to get registered. If you have any trade name, the business consultants at emirates first will ensure that you get your desired trade name at no extra cost.

Applying for an Ecommerce License

Ecommerce license application depends on the jurisdiction (mainland and free zone)

In Mainland application needs to be submitted to the Department of Economic Development. Contrary several free zones empower e-commerce license approvals.

Documents Required for the License Application

Passport/Visa copies of the applicant

Copy of sponsors passport/Emirates ID

Memorandum of Association

Company Registration Form from the desired Free zone or the Dubai Economy

Visa Application

After the license application, it's finally time to apply for the UAE residence visa. One can easily apply visa for its employees or dependants.

Bank account

Emirates First opens a corporate bank account with the license. This can be a challenging task for foreign ex-pats seeking 100% ownership. An overhead of choosing among different banks can be an overhead. Certified consultants can easily open a corporate account according to your business requirement.

Payment Gateways

Payment gateways are the most basic yet important component of an e-commerce website. Online payment gateways including wallets, credit and debit cards should be incorporated.

Ecommerce Website

Online business is incomplete without a website. A user interactive and friendly website that drives customers with ease from selecting the products to purchasing goods should be implemented.

Benefits of e-commerce license with Emirates First

Visa Allocation with license application

E-channel deposit is not required

E-channel registration

No hidden charges

Installment plans

With the above benefits, Emirates first is specialized in several activities like foodstuff E-trading, Garments, gifts, and vehicle e-trading. There are other activities provided by the DED department and the Freezone which are included in the e-commerce business setup guide. Get in touch with our consultants to get an overview of activities and in-depth packages. In this digitalization where everything seems to be on the internet, certified and experienced business consultants at emirates first are offering various e-commerce license packages.

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If you are looking for dedicated and professional assistance in setting up a business in UAE, get in touch with us. Our expert consultants can get your business registered and help you further for a smooth operation.

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