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Starting a manufacturing unit or industrial business may be a time-consuming procedure that is best handled by a qualified professional. Organizations that transform natural resources or raw materials into completed products are granted industrial licences, which are essentially permits to operate.

How does one go about establishing an industrial business in Dubai?

In order to establish a business in Dubai with the goal of producing or manufacturing new goods, semi-made products, or even completely produced products, you must first complete the procedures outlined below.

The following are the steps to take in order to establish an industrial business and get an industrial trade licence in Dubai, United Arab Emirates:

First and foremost, you will need to choose which manufacturing activity is most suitable for your product.

Following the selection of the appropriate activity, you must choose a reputable local UAE partner (Sponsor) for the purpose of establishing your business.

Submit papers to the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai in order to get name permission as well as initial approval, also known as Pre-approval (in Arabic).

Customers are required to sign the Memorandum of Association – MOA with a notary public in addition to the UAE local sponsor after obtaining the company name and receiving initial approval.

Once the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is completed, you must get a Notice of Compliance (NOC) from the Ministry of Economy in order to obtain approval for your industrial project. This will also include the submission of the necessary documentation.

In addition, while establishing your manufacturing facility, you must choose an appropriate warehouse.
At this point, you may negotiate with the warehouse’s landlord to get a lease contract and Ejari for the space.

Additionally, in order to get an industrial licence in Dubai, you will need to obtain permission from the planning department of the Dubai Municipality.

After the necessary procedures have been completed and the necessary permissions have been obtained, you may submit the necessary papers to the environmental department for industrial clearance.

It is necessary to get a letter of authorization from civil defence.

Additionally, you may be required to get permission from external departments in some circumstances.

These are for specific manufacturing units – for example, permission from food control if you are producing food items, approval from the narcotics department if you are manufacturing chemicals, or even clearance from the Dubai Police if you are creating jewellery.

After receiving all of the necessary approvals, you can now submit all of the necessary paperwork to the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai in order to get your industrial trade licence in the United Arab Emirates.

Last but not least, submit the required payment and your industrial trade licence will be granted immediately.