E Commerce License in Dubai-UAE – Quickbiz Business Setup Services

E Commerce License in Dubai-UAE


E-Commerce License

The demand for e-commerce in Dubai is increasing day by day. And due to Covid-19 pandemic, more people are heading toward online shopping. The UAE e-commerce market is around AED 59 billion and it is growing at a tremendous speed. So, if you are planning to start your own e-commerce business in UAE, then it’s a really wise decision. Every country has its own rules and regulations for businesses. In Dubai, if you want to start a business, you have to follow all the guidelines and require a license to start the business.

Quickbiz Business Setup Services has been in the business consultation for many years and with professional and experienced staff, we can help you from scratch to finish to get an e-Commerce license in Dubai.


Starting an e-commerce company in Dubai is not a big task, but you have to pass through each and every law and regulation decided by the UAE government. As per the Dubai Government, if you want to set up your e-commerce business in Dubai, then you have to give an application for a valid license. This license is issued by the Department of Economic Development (DED). The business without the license is considered as illegal. And that’s why an individual has to follow all the process to get the e-commerce license in UAE.


Here we have described the step by step process to get the e-commerce license, it seems easy but there are many hurdles to pass them. As a professional business setup consultant, Quickbiz Business Setup Services can help you at every step and even we can handle the whole process on your behalf. We have described the licensing process in detail so an individual can understand it better.

Step 1: Think About the Business’s Legal Structure

UAE offers different types of legal structure to businesses so it’s important to decide whether the firm needs to be registered as an LLC (Limited Liability Company), A single-person company, parent company’s branch, representative office or anything else. Most of the businesses follow either LLC formation or Branch office because of their advantages. So first of all decide what kind of company you want to start.

Step 2: Decide the Jurisdiction

In Dubai, the location depends on the particular region. The term location doesn’t mean the particular place where you want to start your business but it means where you want to apply for the e-commerce license.

  • Free Zone: If you don’t want to share your business ownership with anyone, then you have to register your business in the Free Zone. It offers 100% ownership to the owner.
  • Mainland: To set up business in Mainland, you have to get a local business partner who will take a minimum 51% and the remaining 49% will be yours.

So before choosing any location, you should do a deep analysis of advantages and disadvantages. At Quickbiz Business Setup Services, our professionals can help you to choose the best location according to your business.

Step 3: Trade Name Registration

Generally eCommerce business does not have any specific physical presence and that’s why you should choose a short name that comes to everyone’s mind when they are planning to purchase online. This is our suggestion, that the trade name and domain name should be the same so customers can easily navigate to the website quickly. When you are choosing a domain name, make sure the same business name should not be registered by any other business.

Step 4: Give An Application for License

Once you have finished the location selection part, now it’s time to give an application for an e-commerce license. This will be issued by the Department of Economic Development. If you are planning to start the business in the Mainland, then you have to pay some amount to the DED for various procedures such as trade name registration, initial approval, and license issuance. But if you want to set up your company in the Free zone then you have to take approval from the Free zone authorities. The license type completely depends on the nature of the business.

Step 5: License Approval

If all your documents are correct then it will take maximum 7 days to get the license approval and this is depending on the authority.


  • Import/Export requirements: Generally eCommerce business consists of some important import and export activities. But for the import and export business, you have to register with one of the posts and customs authorities. They will provide you with an importer’s code. As per the UAE government, an individual has to pay 5% customs duty on imported goods. But if the company is located in the Free Zone then it will not be charged with import duty because they have to sell their products or services limited to free zones only.
  • Corporate Bank Account Opening Procedure: After getting the license, you should start the process of setting up your corporate bank account. Just decide the bank from your end, and we will handle all the procedures from our side. With good contacts and professional relationships with local banks, Quickbiz Business Setup Services can help to open your business account as quickly as possible.

E-commerce business growth is increasing day by day. People are connecting globally with the help of the internet and that’s why you can increase the reach of your business tremendously with the help of an E-commerce portal.


Our Expertise in Setting up an E-Commerce license UAE

At Quickbiz Business Setup Services, we work by keeping the process transparent. You will get all the details clearly for E-Commerce license UAE. There will be no hidden cost or any other kind of charges. We will provide the clear information regarding ecommerce license cost in Dubai and other charges. We have been in the business for many years and we helped hundreds of businesses in registration and setup. Whether you are looking for business setup in Dubai, company formation or any other kind of PRO services, Quickbiz Business Setup Services can help you from scratch to finish.
So what are you waiting for? Pick up your phone and call us on +971 56 406 6546. Our professional team will provide you with all the authentic details as per your requirement. You can also mail us your query or requirement at info@quickbusinesssetup.com. We will be happy to serve you.

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