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How To Get A Professional License In UAE

UAE is the land of opportunities and possibilities. It has become the destination of many angel investors, enterprisers, merchants, traders, and entrepreneurs across the globe for business ventures and starting a company. However, the conducive environment of UAE, comprising of robust infrastructure, competitive market, sound, and supportive legislations have something to offer to everyone, even individual professionals. To help cater the best to their requirements and welcome professional practitioners from across the globe, UAE has decreed a specific professional license. In this blog, we will dive, right into what it is, how it helps, and how to get one?

What is a Professional License in UAE?

This license is particularly given to those individuals who provide professional services of any kind. For example, business service providers, designers, artists, etc. However, such an enterprise must be owned by a single person to seek a professional license in Dubai. Otherwise, if the ownership lies with more than one individual, the organization will be deemed a civil corporation.

Another condition for seeking a professional license is that the divested individual must have an Emirati citizen as their service agent or Wakeel e Khidmat. This agent has no direct participation or interference in the business. His role is limited to obtaining the license and handling other legal activities. He is also not liable for any of the enterprise’s debts.

What are all activities involved under the Professional License in UAE?

The Department of Economic Development in Dubai has administered a system that separates various sectors into categories of licensing, providing better constructive and regulatory facilities. Therefore, among Free Zone Trade License in UAE or Mainland Company incorporation or a professional company, one has to choose the suitable license for their type of business. For a professional company, one needs a professional license.

For unwariness, ‘professional’ means any individual or company with trained skills.

Following are the professions, to practice which one needs a professional license:

  • Accountants, Auditors, and Financial Advisors
  • Health and Medical Services
  • Architectural Consultants
  • Management Consultancy
  • Teachers and Educational Professors
  • Information Technology Services
  • Business Consultants
  • Beauty Salons
  • Lawyers and Legal Advisors
  • Internet and Web Designing Services
  • Medical Representatives
  • Printing and Publishing
  • Carpentry and Artisan Activities
  • Consultancy Services
  • Technical Services
In an overview of the above roles, the following business activities are licensed under Professional license:
  • Medical services
  • Beauty salons
  • Printing and Publishing
  • Document clearing
  • Document clearing
  • Consultancy
  • Artisanship
  • Security services
  • Other noncommercial activities
Can a Professional License be renewed?

Yes, once your professional license expires, you can renew it with the authorities effortlessly without any further complications or hassles.

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