Dubai approves 55,000 business licenses in 2021

Share
1 min read
Share
  • According to a report by the Business Registration and Licensing sector, 59% of the new business licenses issued were professional, and 41% were commercial
  • Among the legal forms of the new licenses issued, the report showed that Sole Establishment companies topped the list with 38%

More than 55,000 new business licenses were issued during the first ten months of 2021 by the Business Registration and Licensing sector at Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism, a growth of 69 percent as against 32,626 issued during the same period last year.

According to a report by the Business Registration and Licensing sector, 59% of the new business licenses issued were professional, and 41% were commercial. Bur Dubai accounted for the largest share (37,562) of new licenses issued followed by Deira (17,572), and Hatta (60), while the top sub-regions during the first 10 months of 2021 were: Al Fahidi, Burj Khalifa, Port Saeed, Al Marrar, Trade Centre 1, Qubaisi, Al Barsha 1, Naif, Al Garhoud and Al Karama.

Among the legal forms of the new licenses issued, the report showed that Sole Establishment companies topped the list with 38%, followed by Limited Liability companies with 28% and Civil Companies with 24%. The legal forms also included: One-Person Limited Liability Companies, Branches of companies based in other emirates; Branches of Foreign Companies; Branches of Free Zone Companies; Branches of GCC Companies, General Partnership Companies; Public Shareholding Companies; and Private Joint-Stock Companies.

The report saw 233,908 business registration and licensing transactions being completed during the first 10 months of 2021, a growth of 17% compared to the same period in 2020, when total transactions reached 199,888. The total number of renewal transactions reached 120,120, a growth of 3% compared to the first 10 months of 2020 (117,030).

The number of Initial Approvals reached 1,703, a growth of 44% compared to the same period last year (1,184), while Commercial Permits increased by 9% from 4,709 during the first 10 months of 2020 to 5,141 in October 2021.

Investors can obtain any trade license or launch a business in a matter of minutes through ‘Invest in Dubai,’ the first integrated digital business set-up platform, which simplifies the business journey.

SPEEDREAD


Today's Headlines

The most important news stories of the day, curated by Post editors and delivered every morning.

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.

By signing up you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

MORE FROM THE POST