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How can I set-up a Web & Graphic Design Company in Dubai?

PROFESSIONAL LICENSE: SOLE ESTABLISHMENT / CIVIL COMPANY
License Type:
UAE National-Local Service Agent, Expatriate- Owner(s)

NOTE:
This license cannot be made LLC. Option 1: UAE National will be appointed as Service Agent and Expatriate investor will be sole owner.
Option 2:
UAE National will be appointed as Service Agent and Expatriate investors will form a Partnership Company. This is called Civil Company.
Option 3: 100% ownership  for UAE National and expatriate Investor can make employment visa under this license. This is called Sole Establishment.
 

Following business activities can be included in this License:
1. Web Design
Activity Code 722903
Activity Type: Professional
Activity Description: Firms specialized in designing the pages of the electronic services sites, the internet is used here as infrastructure


2. Internet Content Provider
Activity Code 722904
Activity Type: Professional
Description: Firms specialized in providing the internet sites with contents and make them available for users

3. Computer Graphic Design Services
Activity Code 722906
Activity Type: Professional
Description: Includes carrying out computer drawing and designing for decorations, wedding and greeting cards, fashions, internet sites and many other activities, such works shall then be executed by specialized companies

4. Computer Software House
Activity Code 722901
Activity Type: Professional
Description: Firms specialized in computer systems analysis and software design, operation, maintenance and training. This also includes analyzing the user's needs and problems and offering consultancy on the best economical solution and the programs necessary for realizing such a solution. This activity also includes a simple chart of the program upon the user's directives, particularly in the activities which cover the developing, offering, preparing and documenting of the "custom-designed" software


STEPS TO FOLLOW

DESCRIPTION

FEES IN AED

Commercial Name Reservation from Tas'heel Centre at Al Tawar Centre Qusais or Business Village near Clock Tower, Muraqabat.  Documents required: Any one of the partners' passport copy and list of proposed names. Name Reservation can be completed same time (Dh210 government fee+ Dh50 service charge)

260

Initial approval from Economic Department (DED) or Tas'heel Centre at Al Tawar Centre Qusais. Type (BR1) form, get signature of the Sponsor, Owner/partners and submit at DED. Form can be filled from Typing Centre
Attachments: Name Reservation Certificate, BR1 Form and Passport copies of owner/partners, NOC from sponsor for expatriate owner/ partner who holds Employment Visa/Residence Visa. Visit/Tourist Visa holder can attach his/her visa copy. No need NOC for Partner/Investor visa holders.

110

1. Type Local Service Agent Agreement appointing UAE National as Service Agent of the Establishment from a legal translator and get them attested from Notary Public at Al Tawar Centre or Al Barsha or DED at Business Village near Clock Tower. Legal translator's seal is not required if the the agreement is only in Arabic. You should mention Sponsor's yearly fees in this Agreement.
2. If there is more than one owner, you should make one more agreement (Civil Company Partnership Agreement) and get attested from Notary Public.
CAPITAL:
You can write the capital amount in Civil Company Partnership Agreement as much as you want. No need to show Capital deposit certificate from bank. Notary will charge a small percentage at the time of attestation according to the Capital amount and number of partners. You can divide the shares as you like and increase capital amount according to the number of partners. A partner's share value should be Dh70,000 or more to apply for Partner/Investor Visa.
INVESTOR VISA: A partner in a professional license (Civil Company) will be required to pay Dh20,000 as security deposit. An investor in sole establishment license (professional license without partner) needs to deposit Dh10,000 only.
Deposit amount is refundable after visa cancellation.

Agreement Typing Charge
300 (Approx)

All Partners or Attorney have to attend at Notary to sign the Court Agreement
Attestation fee at the court (Notary Public)

400 (Approx)

Make ready Tenancy contract of the office/shop and register through EJARI only system.

195 for Ejari

Get approval for Tenancy contract from Municipality Planning Section which is available at DED branches
Documents required: (BR1) form, Name Reservation Certificate, Initial Approval, Tenancy Contract and EJARI Registration Certificate. Planning Section will put a seal of approval on back side of the BR1 form.

No fees

Submit the attested Agreement (one original copy each), BR1 form (Initial Approval),  Passport copies of owner/partners and NOC for expatriate owner/partners (if any), at any branch of DED. Payment voucher will be issued same time or you can take print from DED website. Make payment at the counter and get the license. You can also pay using Credit Card/Direct Debit through DED website after issued the payment voucher.

 
Approximate fees for Professional License at DED

9600

 

Break-up cost of New Professional License at Dubai DED

Description

Fees in Dhs

Professional License Fees 600.00
Service Agent Fees 700.00
Trade Name Fees (Non Arabic). No need to pay this amount If the name is full Arabic. Dh2000 extra fees for words like Emirates, Gulf, International, Abbreviation. Maximum Trade Name Fees: Dh3000 2000.00
Government Cultural Fees 10.00
Administrative Service Fees 50.00
Trade Name Advertisement Fees 350.00
Market Fees (5% of your shop/office rent) amount varies depends on tenancy amount 2500.00
Partner Accommodation Fees (Dh500 for each expatriate Partner). If any of the partner paid his accommodation fees with any other license, you can approach DED to remove his fees after get issued the Payment Voucher 1000.00
Public Waste related service fees 2000.00
Service Improvement Fees (Professional) 240
Local Fees - Professional License 150.00
Total License cost (approximately)

9600.00

NOTE: You have to take online appointment to submit initial approval application at Economic Department (DED).
Create a new user account in DED Website for your company. After submitting required information, you will get username and password. Enter the site and make appointment. Submit the documents at the selected DED branch.
If the available date is too long, you can go to DED branch and pay Dh500 urgent fees to get your document cleared same day. Urgent fees will show in your final payment voucher.
No need Chamber of Commerce registration for Professional License.

DESCRIPTION

FEES IN AED

Immigration Establishment Card (Application can be prepared from Typing Centre). Submission at Immigration Office. Card will be issued within five minutes.

850 (Approx)

Labour Establishment Card (Application should be typed from Tas'heel Centre). Submission at Labour Office. Card will be issued within five minutes.

2200 (Approx)

SILENT SERVICE AGENT
A UAE national must be appointed as Local Service Agent (Wakeel Khidmaat), but he has no direct involvement in the business and is paid a lump sum sponsorship fees per year. The role of the Local Service Agent is to assist in obtaining license, visa, labour card, etc.

LICENSE RENEWAL:
Professional license is valid for one year. After expiry, 30 days grace period is there.  If not renewed within grace period, Dh200 fine per month will be charged at DED. Apart from the above mentioned fees, employee accommodation fees to be paid extra according to the number of staff. For Managers and Degree/PG level profession holders should pay Dh500 per head and for low level staff Dh300 per head. This amount should be paid every year.

DED (Economic Department) Branches
Head Office: Business Village
Near Clock Tower
Deira, Dubai
Tel:04-222 9922

Location Map (Click here)

Dubai Mall
Deira, Dubai
Tel: 04-382 7777

Al Tawar
Deira, Dubai
Tel: 04-6013333

TECOM Branch
(To register licenses in TECOM area)

Dubai
Tel: 04-3754115
Location Map (Click here)

DED Timing: Saturday to Thursday 7:30am to 1:30pm
Call Centre: 7000 40000

Website: www.dubaided.gov.ae
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