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 Renew Business License

Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) has a commitment to saving time and energy when creating and renewing business licenses. Its processes are being continually upgraded to maximize​ efficiency and encourage ease of business. You can apply online to get your license renewal.


Renewing your business license consists of three steps: ​​

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  • Ensure the validity of you​​​​r tenancy co​​ntract
  • Collect activity-specific licensing approv​als (if required)
  • Apply for license renewal

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ A 'legal form' is a description of what sort of business you are starting up. It is not a form that needs to be filled in. When you select a legal form for your business in Dubai, you must take into account the business type, business activities, the number and the nationality of owners and the ownership options.

Companies in Dubai can take various legal forms. Depending on your particular business activity not all of these legal options may be open to you. Please check which business activities go with which legal forms.

 

A 'legal form' is a description of what sort of business you are starting up. It is not a form that needs to be filled in. When you select a legal form for your business in Dubai, you must take into account the business type, business activities, the number and the nationality of owners and the ownership options.

Companies in Dubai can take various legal forms. Depending on your particular business activity not all of these legal options may be open to you. Please check which business activities go with which legal forms.

 

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DED STEP 1 Ensure the validity of you​​​​r tenancy co​​ntract
  • ​​At the time of renewing your business license, your tenancy contract must be valid.
  • ​​Should your tenancy contract require renewing, please ensure that it is attested by the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (Ejari).​


DED STEP 2 Collect activity-specific licensing approv​als (if required)

If your business falls under he following activities, then you need to acquire ​RTA's approval:

  • Taxi Services (602201)
  • Luxury Motor Vehicles Services (602207)
  • Car Rental (711105)
  • Non-emergency transport services (602209​)
  • Out Bound Tour Operator (630411)
  • In Bound Tour Operator (630412​)



DED STEP 3 Apply for license renewal ​

Now that you have completed the steps above, you need to submit the required documents through various approved application channels:

Auto Renewal: 


With the aim of providing a high standard of customer service, DED has launched the Auto Renew service. Send an SMS with your license number to 6969. Renewal Fees will be generated automatically and a payment voucher will be sent to the mobile number.
Customer can pay online or offline through authenticated payment channels​. DED will send a copy of the renewed license to the customer through SMS and registered email address. 


Online: ​

DED eServices​ - an online user account should be available.

Business in Dubai App (iOS​Android​​)


Offline: 


Please consider attaching all required documents for each of the previous steps.​

Note: For branches of UAE, Free zone, GCC and foreign companies, a copy of the trade license of the parent company is required.


Upon submitting the required documents, you will be issued with a payment voucher or a transaction number, which you will need to use as a reference when you pay. ​

Remember:

The license must be renewed before its expiry date. You will have to pay AED 200 monthly fine after expiry date.


 

 

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