How To Get A Cafeteria / Restaurant Business License In Dubai And The UAE

Full detailed guide on how to open restaurant License in Dubai and UAE. Business setup consultants at Alfa Zone can guide you in each step of getting restaurant license and approvals for food license. 

Trade License

Restaurant License will be Professional License which is issued by DED office.

Food License

Food License application should be provided to the department along with a copy of your trade license and a restaurant floor plan.

Special Approvals

Additional Approvals are required for Non-Halal Items, Alcohol Permit, Delivery Permit & Ramadan Permit

Why Restaurant in Dubai ?

Food and Beverage (F&B) industry is one of the fastest growing sectors all over the Middle East. Despite the economic slowdown and pandemic, food & beverage industry is growing. Restaurant business is valued at US 13.2 billion dollars in UAE and forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 5.22 % during 2021-2026.


Our Amazing Prices For Obtaining Restaurant Service License

Restaurant License Mainland

AED 24,000 / year
  • Restaurant License
  • Local Sponsor not required
  • 100% Foreign Ownership
  • License Vouncher Fees
  • Free Company Stamp
  • Free Website Domain
  • Free Logo Design

Looking for the cheapest restaurant license in UAE?

The most affordable Restaurant License in UAE

Price is a factor for many entrepreneurs looking to set up in the UAE. If you’re looking for the cheapest restaurant license in the UAE then applying directly with Alfa Zone Businessmen Services is a good option. 

Free Zone License starts from AED 12,500, including fees. This is an incredibly affordable option as there are few, if any, additional costs on top of this. 
There are many other benefits to set up in a Free Zone like

  • Cheapest License in UAE
  • 100% repatriation of the capital
  • 0% corporate and personal income taxes
  • Can do business in Mainland (B2B) 

UAE Free Zone business owners also have full freedom to repatriate all invested capital and profits.

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Cost Of Visa for Investor & Employment Visa

Business setup license in free zone is having one of the most flexible systems of visa allocation. A company can have a maximum number of visa’s from 0 to 6.

Note : Visa Charges for Investor or Employment in Mainland and Free Zone are different

The Multi-Year License package from Sharjah Media City is an ideal choice for investors looking at a long-term plan. Also, the Multi-Year License Package is beneficial for investors who would like to avoid the hassles of yearly payment for the renewal of the company license.

The only way to get more visa quota allocations would be Mainland. 

Your SHAMS package plan can be upgraded at any time

                             COST OF VISA’S IN SHAMS (AED)

 SHAMS fee (AED)Medical checkup (AED)Emirates ID (AED)
Investor/partner3,500700 (approx)370
Employee3,080700 (approx)370

1) Visa Validity will be 3 years
2) Charges are from the official website but may vary from time to time.

You need to get health insurance or sign an undertaking letter that you will complete within the next 10 months before applying for a SHAMS residence visa

Sharjah Visa - SHAMS
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