eCommerce License in Dubai [2021 Guide] -

eCommerce License in Dubai [2021 Guide]

E-commerce license guide 2021 - Alfa Zone

ECommerce License in Dubai

Why ECommerce License in Dubai ?

During COVID-19 pandemic, E-commerce industry has boomed  and one of the world’s fastest growing industries. E-commerce license in Dubai is also referred as an online business license, the process to get the license is both ease and affordable. Direct visit to the market is not healthy and necessary for the purchase. 

UAE E-commerce industry has grown tremendously with the global trend. The Middle East e-commerce market currently totals around USD 27bn and is expected to grow by approximately 16% over the next three years – up to USD 48.6bn in 2022. This growth is largely driven by the UAE along with Saudi Arabia.

Choose Sharjah Media City (Sams) Free Zone with Alfa Zone and get your business license works done and receive it within a days.

Shams Free Zone - Alfa ZOne

Shams Free Zone is one of the preferred choices for majority of the entrepreneurs considering the promotional price and ease process to acquire the license. 

Our Amazing Prices For Obtaining ECommerce License

ECommerce License Mainland

AED 11,999 / year
  • E-portal License
  • Local Sponsor not required
  • 100% Foreign Ownership
  • 0 Visa Allocation
  • Free Company Stamp
  • Free Website Domain
  • Free Logo Design

Types of eCommerce License in UAE

3 types of ECommerce License from DED in UAE are as follows:

Entrepreneur can obtain E-trader License from DED department if he wishes to offer service or trade products through online. E-trade License are as follows :

1. Can have Single Ownerhip

2. License can be obtained by UAE residents or GCC nationals

3. Physical address for your company is not allowed under this license

Portal License is obtained from DED department for those who wish to have an e-commerce license to link with buyers and sellers. This license is for listing the websites that includes products, services or reservations. portal License are as follows :

  1. License can be obtained by non-UAE residents.
  2. Cost of Portal License is AED 12,000.
  3. License is used to link with different websites which includes products, services or reservations.

Virtual Company License are as follows :

1. License can be obtained by Non-UAE residents.

2. License can be obtained for three purposes.

(i) Computer Programming and other activities
(ii) Designing Activities
(iii) Printing and Advertising and other related activities


Looking for the cheapest ecommerce license in Dubai, UAE?

Best Ecommerce License in Dubai

Just like online shoppers, price is a factor for many entrepreneurs looking to set up in the UAE. If you’re looking for the cheapest e-commerce license in the UAE then applying directly to a free zone is a good option.

Several free zones, such as Sharjah Media City (Shamz), offer e-commerce licenses starting in the region of AED 5,750, including fees. This is an incredibly affordable option as there are few, if any, additional costs on top of this. Upfront share capital is not required and there’s no need to take on physical premises. All you need is a laptop, an internet connection and some knowledge about your chosen market and you are good to go.

There are many other benefits to set up in a UAE free zone like 0% corporate and a personal tax, free zone businesses benefit from 100% exemption from customs tax.

UAE free zone business owners also have full freedom to repatriate all invested capital and profits. There are also no foreign exchange controls and currency restrictions.

Starting from

AED

5,750

FREE ZONE BUSINESS SETUP

Alfa Zone Businessmen Services works with all government entities. 

Documents Required to obtain ECommerce License

Benefits Of Ecommerce License

ECommerce License from Free Zone

  • 100% foreign ownership (no requirement for a local partner/sponsor)
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • 100% corporate and personal income tax exemption
  • Absence of currency restrictions
  • Wide variety of licensable activities
  • Abundant and inexpensive energy
  • Modern, efficient communications
  • Logistic efficiencies due to business cluster effect
  • Serviced desks and offices for SMEs and start-ups
  • Excellent support services

Cost Of ECommerce License

2 Ways of Getting ECommerce License from Dubai

ECommerce License can be acquired from Mainland or Free Zone. The entrepreneur have to choose from where to obtain the ecommerce license.

Cost Of ECommerce License in Mainland  = AED 12,000 to 25,000

Cost Of ECommerce License in Free Zone = AED 5,750 to 12,000

ECommerce License Fees in Mainland

  • DED registration Fees
  • Office Rent
  • Sponsorship cost for UAE local partner
  • Cost for Investor Visa 
  • Cost for Immigration Card 
  • Free for

Visa Quota on ECommerce License in Dubai

Number Of Visas allocated on the ECommerce License In Dubai

How many visas an ECommerce company can get? 
As we discussed earlier, a ECommerce License in Dubai can be from Mainland or from Free Zone. A Mainland ECommerce Company doesn’t have any limitation on the number of visas. Visas are allocated to the proportion of office space.

CALCULATION OF VISA QUOTA

Number Of Visas = 9 sqm per person

15 sqm per person (in case of renting a warehouse)

ECommerce License in Dubai Free Zone has a definite constraint on visa quotas allowed. The maximum number of visas in the Free Zone will be in a range of 1 to 6. 

Steps to get eCommerce License in Dubai

How to get ecommerce license in Dubai ?

Step 1

Decide legal structure of your business whether you want to setup in Free Zone or Dubai Mainland 

Step 2

Decide Your Business Activity if you want to sell your own products then best option would be Free Zone or if you want to create a platform where sellers sell their products or third party services to buyers then we highly recommend Dubai Mainland E portal License

Step 3

Registration of name for your E Commerce License.

Step 4

Fill the Application Form for a business license and get initial approval from Govt Authorities.

Step 5

Receive E-commerce License after approved. 

Step 6

We will help you in opening Bank Account & Payment Gateway for receiving payments online

FAQ's - E-Commerce license in dubai

Frequently Asked Questions on E-Commerce License in Dubai

E-Commerce License from Free Zone = AED 5,750

E-Commerce License (E-portal) from Mainland = AED 11,999


Cost Of ECommerce License in Dubai is completely depends upon from where you acquire the License. It can be a Mainland or Free Zone ECommerce LicenseE-Commerce License in Dubai Price Range = AED 5,750 to AED 25,000 range. 


Step 1

Decide legal structure of your business whether you want to setup in Free Zone or Dubai Mainland 

Step 2

Decide Your Business Activity if you want to sell your own products then best option would be Free Zone or if you want to create a platform where sellers sell their products or third party services to buyers then we highly recommend Dubai Mainland E portal License

Step 3

Registration of name for your E Commerce License.

Step 4

Fill the Application Form for a business license and get initial approval from Govt Authorities.

Step 5

Receive E-commerce License after approved. 

Step 6

We will help you in opening Bank Account & Payment Gateway for receiving payments online

1. Prepare the Documentation

Documentation for business license in Dubai, UAE is different according to their geographical location.  We helps in preparation of required documentation for business license in Dubai, UAE

2. Get a Business License

Entrepreneur should decide from where to get the license.

(i)   Mainland Business Setup License
(ii)  Free Zone Business Setup License
(iii) Offshore Business Setup License


3. To start with Visa Processing

After receiving the business license approval we will proceed for visa application and get it approved within 24 hours. 

Major visa services includes

(i)    Tourist visa
(ii)   Investor visa
(iii)  Work visa
(iv)  Family visa
(v)   Business visa
(vi)  Maid visa, and more.

VISA PROCESS IN DUBAI
First of all should apply for entry permit, Emirates identity card and resident visa. Once receives residence visa, he can apply for work permit or labour card. All these approvals are done from different government departments where a lot of time and efforts are invested.

Alfa Zone Businessmen Services have a years of expertise in business setup services and visa processing services makes all of your approvals with ease and cost effective. 

4. Open a Bank Account

A Business or Company without corporate bank account is meaningless. To open a corporate bank account, involves 3 steps.

1. Get a business license
2. Have the necessary documents
3. Choose the right bank

To open corporate bank account you need to submit certain documents like

  • Copy of the Emirates ID card
  • Company Trade License
  • Certificate of Registration
  • Lease Agreement
  • Passport copies for shareholders and authorized signatories
  • Company Memorandum & Articles of Association

However, opening a corporate bank account in Dubai / UAE can be hassle-free and quick with Alfa Zone Businessmen Services. Help our clients to choose their bank account opening accordingly to their corporate structure or trade license activity. 

E-Commerce License is issued for 1 year from Dubai DED / Mainland License.

E-Commerce License from Dubai Free Zones can be applied for one-year, two-year or even three-year validity.

No, since 100% foreign ownership is now possible Free Zones Business License and for offshore UAE-based businesses.

No, you do not require a physical address in the country to obtain an E-Commerce License. 

It’s usually takes 24 hours to form a company whether in Mainland or in Free Zone.

It’s completely depends upon what kind of business license that have applied whether it’s an LLC or a Free Zone Company. It will also vary depending on which Free Zone and if the company has an individual or corporate shareholder.

Alfa Zone Businessmen Services works with all government entities. 

Bank Assistance with our partnered bank

ADCB Bank
Dubai Islamic Bank
Mashreq BAnk
Emirates NBD Bank
Instant Bank Account Opening Assistance with all Banks.

Government Departments

We Work Closely with all Government Departments

Expo 2021
Federal Tax Authority
Dubai Health Authority
Government Of Dubai

Free Zone Government Departments

We are Partnered with Free Zone Departments in all the Emirates of UAE

Rakez Free Zone
hamriyah Free Zone Alfa Zone
international freezone authority
jebel ali free zone
Dubai South Free Zone
dubai airport freezone
dubai multi commodities center

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