DED e-trader license in Dubai – EXPLAINED

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by | Jun 9, 2020 | 121 comments

Discussion in partnership with Female Fusion – Fearless In Business UAE,  where the Founding Partner – Kellie Whitehead and Bizzmosis CEO – Marianna Bulbuc explain all about the DED e-trader license , dispel the most common assumptions and myths around the most pocket-friendly license in the Dubai market.

DED e-trader license:

is the most cost-effective license you can get in the Emirates.

It is suitable for self-employed people, freelancers and stay at home people, however it is not suitable for everyone and any activity – it depends on multiple factors, mainly on the business activity and also there are some restrictions that you might not be aware of.

That’s why, below, we want to bring some clarity on what exactly is a DED e-trader license and more importantly what it isn’t.

Called e-trader, meaning “online trading”, this platform was not created initially with openness for foreigners registration. The DED e-trader license was initially available for UAE and GCC nationals and included a lot of options: professional, services and also trading – such as fashion trading, electronics trading, manufacturing trading, all sorts of trading activities – “trading” meaning buy-sell of goods which has been available to the UAE and GCC nationals in the past. ded freelance license

In 2018, DED e-trader was made available by the Dubai Economic Development (DED) in Dubai for the foreigners (expats that are non GCC and non UAE nationals) but without the trading part, because the commercial companies law till date requires a commercial and industrial activity to have a 51% nominal or active UAE national shareholder.

The DED e-trader license at the moment is an online platform that gives you a mainland license with a 100% foreign ownership for services and professional activities only.

You cannot take a DED e-trader license and practice a commercial activity or buy in wholesale and sell retail, buying items, repurposing them and selling them. It is allowing people to provide, let’s say – handicraft workshop services such us (imitation jewelry smithing, creating a sculpture, producing arts – such as paintings, frames, engraving different types of products to personalize them), but it does not allow you to sell with those goods (specifically to buy them from producers or wholesalers and retail them).

DED e-trader license it’s called “e-trader”, but it does not have trading and commercial activities available for foreign expatriates (non GCC and non UAE nationals).

A lot of people will debate, but DED e-trader says “I can sell my handicrafts” which is true, but it means that you have to produce that handicraft from scratch yourself (you will take the clay – you will make out of it a sculpture and you sell the sculpture; you will take a textile of whatever nature – you will tailor it and make one custom made to the person tailored dress or crocheted item and then sell it via social media platforms or directly on delivery).
But you have to do it 100% with your own hands as a handicrafted item. You cannot sublease these services further. The DED e-trader is an online license, with a 100% foreign ownership, for professional and services activities only, that allows you to have a mainland license without limitations of operations within Dubai, but it does not allow to have a commercial activity under it.

Kellie: for example: I am a photographer, with my own camera and I take a photo, can I sell it to you?

There are 2 types of activities in the photography industry on the DED e-trader platform available for foreigners: one is Commercial Photographs Production and the other one is Consumer Photographs Production.
So, if you are taking the Commercial Photographs Production activity and you are making those photos with your ownership, you are allowed to sell the rights of those images to third parties, but you have to have produced them and of course you have to make sure that those photos do not reflect areas of the city (that are regulated by the government rights). For example you take a photo with Burj Al Arab and sell it with your own rights – which is unfortunately not allowed due to the symbol of the building itself.

Kellie: But we’ve seen so many pictures with brides and grooms in front of the Burj Al Arab or Burj Khalifa.

“Selling the item” and “Providing the service” has to be separated.

On Commercial Photographs Production you are shooting photos and you are giving the rights to people to buy those photos and use them in media, newspapers, magazines, online, websites, etc.

Standalone points of the country that are regulated by the Tourism Department are not to be taken.

Taking a photo as a service, and now we are moving to the other activity which is Consumer Photographs Production – in that instance the photographer is not the owner of the picture, I am the owner of that photo as the groom or the bride and I pay for the services, not for the photos. So, the photographer does not keep the ownership in front of the law as a product and does not keep ownership over images when they are done on an event (wedding, party, entertainment event, etc.).

Kellie: So basically, with a DED e-trader license you can take a photo of me on my wedding day in front of Burj Al Arab – I pay you for those services of being my wedding photographer, I then own those photographs?

Yes!

Kellie: Brilliant!
What about fitness activities?

Anything regarding sport professionals such as nutritionist, fitness personal trainers, yoga/pilates instructors, swimming classes and so on and so forth are now regulated by the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare, and unfortunately no sport activity is allowed on the DED e-trader platform for foreigners. For UAE nationals is different and they do have some activities available to them, but for expatriates of non GCC and non UAE nationality – no sport activity is allowed under the DED e-trader.
All sport activities are regulated by the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare and people who want to operate, must obtain the relevant permits due to being a highly regulated activity.

Kellie: What about business consulting? It depends on the activities, and is it similar to what you just said regarding the coaching activities? General advice rather than bespoke/personalized advice??

Depends on the industry, with consulting in general – the consultancy activity especially in Dubai is seen as regulated and whoever takes any type of consultancy services license needs to pass an exam in the American University in Dubai, which is a general 75 questions exam proving general knowledge of economics.  

In order for you to be a consultant for HR, marketing, business development – you need to prove to the authorities that you have the expertise, the knowledge, the diploma, the studies and professional experience to become a consultant in that field.

When we use the word “consultancy” as itself management consultancy or marketing consultancy – it is a regulated industry and it is not available in the DED e-trader license because it requires the side approvals.

But when we look from the execution point of view – if you are for example a project manager – does this include that throughout managing that project you can advise the client on how to make it better, how to implement it and help them implement it? Of course, yes. And Project Management activity is available under the DED e-trader license –

but you’re seen more as an executor, you are managing that project and throughout managing that project (talking in general) of course with exceptions of regulated projects (medical, construction, engineering or oil) talking about (for example) – event industry or any other industry that has overall projects of development – were you can participate and give advice, but you are not officially a consultant – you are an executor of the project with your knowledge and expertise as well.

Also marketing services – that is an activity available or marketing management available under the DED e-trader platform – you are managing a company’s marketing presence, offline as well as online presence – this does not mean that you cannot advice the client out of your expertise how to improve that marketing platform of structure, but it means that you cannot position yourself as a consultant and charge for consultancy fees.

The consultancy or the advice comes as a part of your management of their marketing platforms – so this is how it’s seen in the activities.

Kellie: How many activities are available now on the DED e-trader platform?

Around 3000 at the moment

Kellie: I think it’s important to point out also, if you are entitled with the DED e-trader license – how may categories can you get under one license?

As per the general rule in the UAE, specifically in Dubai in the DED you can have up to 10 activities part of the same category. That’s applicable to any type of DED license. In the DED e-trader license, some categories do not even have the opening to 10 activities of that category. An example: you took in the DED e-trader the activity called separate professional activities – that has only 3 activities available in that category under DED e-trader, but it has hundreds of them in a usual licensing platform. So, given the fact that you have the availability of multiple activities, then you can take up to 10 activities part of the same group.
If we look at marketing – we have marketing management, PR, marketing through social media, portal, blogging, website content provider, etc. – so you can add up to 10 activities under the same cost that are part of the same category. You cannot combine under the same DED e-trader license different categories (for example: combining conference organizing and imitation jewelry smithing) as they are 2 separate categories and 2 individual DED e-trader licenses for each separate category must be taken.

Kellie: Can we add more than 10 activities under the same license? Do we have to pay for each additional activity?

Currently in the DED e-trader platform, if you want to change from one category to another, it is the modification fee that you have to pay for.
More than 10 activities under one license though it is not possible at the moment. A duplication of activities is not allowed under the DED e-trader platform – example: you have one portal activity called “Female Fusion” and another portal called “Happiness” – both portals, both owned by the same person. It is allowed to have 2 separate activities, example: one “portal” activity called “Female Fusion” and another activity “imitation jewelry smithing” (both different and separate activities) that can have the same name or different.

Kellie: Is the DED e-trader covering only Dubai or is available all over UAE?

As per the commercial company’s law that regulates at the federal level the operations of a commercial entity – DED e-trader is a license from Dubai Mainland and by general rule any company should operate within the emirate where the license is from.
So if you officially would like to operate in any other emirate, then legally you should have a license from that specific emirate for that scope of work.

Kellie: Going back to the marketing and social media activity, blog content, etc. does it include influencers as well or this is a regulated activity by the National Media Council and the license will cost more?

Influencer’s activity is seen as a freelance individual structure which does not come under the DED e-trader platform, because they receive income not from the handicraft or their own skills, but from selling media exposure. That is a separate category which is not covered by the DED e-trader platform and they have to be of course licensed with National Media Council as well as get the relevant freelance permits.

Kellie: What about web development? Does it come under the DED e-trader platform?

Yes, website design, web pages content, graphic design of the website are the activities available under the DED e-trader platform.

Kellie: Pet trading? Is is included in the DED e-trader?

Anything animal related activity is regulated by the Animal Welfare Department either by the municipality or MOCCAE which is UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. The training activity itself exists in the DED systems and platforms, but it doesn’t exist in the DED e-trader platform unfortunately, because the person who would become a trainer have to show qualifications and knowledge of handling animals.

Let’s summarize the DED e-trader in 3 general questions that everyone can ask themselves before deciding to get the license:

  1. Do you think it is mandatory to have studies, to have some experience or just anybody can just start and from tomorrow provide that service?
    We are not talking about the skill set, we are talking about the consultancy, advisory and management. So, if worldwide your activity is “trainer” (to be a trainer you need to be licensed even abroad, you need to have a relevant degree) – it needs to have a qualification and a regulated license as well. It has to be approved by the government, it has to be verified and it cannot be a license issued online in 5 minutes with a click of a button.

2. Can I provide this service 100% by myself or can I produce this product from scratch 100% by myself? Or do I need to subcontract parties or sublease some of the services or part of the product or process? If you answer yes – I can produce it from scratch and repurpose it 100% – for example: buying clay and selling a sculpture out of it in any type of handicraft, then yes.
The license is for you if you can do it 100% and you repurpose the item, not just improve it.

3. Third question, very common one – mostly related to the operational side, would I need to get employees and grow the business and get a visa or not – immediately (talking about short term)? DED e-trader license does not offer visas, if you do need employees under this license – let’s say 3,5 months, half a year or short term – this is not the right license for you.

You cannot sponsor anybody under the DED e-trader license – it’s a 100% based on your residency.

Ask yourself at least these 3 questions, if they make sense to you, then you’d know if this license is suitable for you.

Kellie: Can I subcontract part of my business?

Once again, is what the client is paying you for. If your client pays you for the design services, the activity is available under the DED e-trader platform and you are just charging for the design. The item itself that it’s been produced by a tailor-shop of a manufacturing line is actually sold by the tailor-shop or manufacturing line to the client. So, you are not selling the item, you are providing the service of designing.
Or you are creating the design of the business card, but then the printing press is going to sell the business cards printed (as a final product). Same for the clothes – I’m creating the design of it, and you are buying the service of the creativity of that design, and then putting specimens and specifics in place, but then the item itself is being sold by the producer (manufacturing line or the tailor-shop). If I’m selling you an already made garment made by that producer, it means I’m not selling you the design, I’m selling you the ready-made dress, even though I designed it, you are paying me for the dress – so that’s a trading experience then.

Kellie: There was another example – selling diaper cakes or gift baskets? By taking the products from elsewhere and putting them together into your gift or diaper cake – meaning that you are trading in diapers then/you are trading in goods and not actually selling a service..

Ok, let’s take it this way – when I’m invoicing you as a client, I’ve made the cake out of diapers – in that invoice do I charge you only for the hourly rate for making the cake, or do I charge the value of the diapers plus the effort? So, you have the value of the diapers, it means I’m selling the diapers along with the time I’ve taken to put it into a cake or make that beautiful decoration,

so in that instance I’m trading with the good itself. You have gift basket – you’ve assembled it with some glitter, flowers and some chocolate and some glue, scissors, etc. – have I produced that glue and scissor from scratch, from zero? If not, it means I’m taking ready made goods and I’m selling them, but I’m just adding on top efforts of making it look good or rearranging it. In that instance, it is a trading activity.

Kellie: Which categorically does not come under the DED e-trader license?

No

Kellie: Expanding on the tailoring example, if I want to design and stitch the dress and sell it to you, would that be allowed?

How about we do a crocheted hat, I’m going to buy the thread, and the thread itself will cost me roughly 4 AED. Then I make it into a crocheted hat and I’m going to sell it for 35 AED (for example). Why? Because it’s the time, the effort and the final product that has to be used. I’m not selling it as a thread. I’ve made it 100% by myself, the final product was created from scratch 100% by me. It’s the same with the dress: I took a piece of material, I didn’t sell it as a piece of material. Like I took a diaper, I sell it as a diaper? I stitched the dress, I rearranged it, I added buttons, I hand-crafted it with my own hands, and that dress can be sold under the DED e-trader license.

From this aspect the DED e-trader license is so affordable, because the government understands that only you as a person do 100% of the work (which is not as easy and as fast as a manufactory or a company with many employees – for example).

How many pieces physically per day they can create? Are they going to create 100,000 pieces per day? Obviously not!

It’s obviously a low volume of selling your own handmade goods.

Another example, I’m buying a hat from Bali, I’m just adding a decoration to it or personalize it and then sell it. In this case it is trading. Only if I produce those hats myself from scratch and then sell them, I’m allowed to be under the DED e-trader platform.

A simple example on the personalization on the DED e-trader is the engraving services which are available, but then trading with gift goods is not available. So, you can have your pen, give it to me, I’ll engrave it and charge you for it and I’ll give you your pen back, but I’m not allowed to sell you a pen with the engraving on it.

Kellie: What about personalized items: t-shirts, coffee mugs, cushions etc. – can I sell a t-shirt with my design on it and be licensed under the DED e-trader license?

No

Kellie: But I’ve made it myself

Yes, but you’re in need of the coffee mug, t-shirt or printing service. Under the DED e-trader platform you can’t sell the personalized coffee mug, t-shirt or cushion, but you can provide the service of the personalization design itself.

You are allowed to sell them as products only if you stitched the t-shirt, created the mug from scratch and painted them with your own hand.

Kellie: Are bank accounts allowed under DED e-trader license?

Provision of the law says that DED e-trader license is a business license and nobody says you’re not allowed to have a DED e-trader business bank account. But it is at the discretion of the compliance team at the bank to see if you are a high risk or low risk business model, if you are showing proof of funds and secure the continuity of the business. Also, it is not illegal to have a DED e-trader license and operate from your own private bank account, given that you are the 100% owner and sole liable for that license, the only concern you have to have is of course the bank account that services your private bank account permitting to operate commercially from that bank account. Some banks allow you to have a commercial operation and some don’t.

!!! RECENT UPDATES from the DED: The coaching activity has been suspended recently from the DED e-trader & Instant license platforms, therefore it’s no longer available.

We hope that the above information and details gave you a better understanding of what the DED e-trader license is and clarified some of the questions you probably had around it.

Watch below the entire discussion that took place live on Female Fusion – Fearless In Business UAE.

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121 Comments

  1. Evelyn

    Good morning ladies, do you know whether this ESR (Economic Substance Regulations) form – which apparently needs to be addressed by all businesses in the UAE, mainland & free zone by 30.6.20 – is applicable to the holders of a DED etrader licence? The licence from the DED Cafe, not the full DED licence? I can’t find an answer to this question anywhere.
    Looking forward to hear from you.
    Best regards,
    Evelyn

    Reply
    • Dumitra Ungureanu

      Dear Evelyn, thank you for your question.

      According to “The UAE Economic Substance Regulations” the regulation is applicable to businesses that carry out a “relevant activity”. The list of relevant activities along with other guides can be found here https://www.mof.gov.ae/en/StrategicPartnerships/Pages/ESR.aspx

      Unfortunately, this is not our area of lead advising permitted and we cannot confirm whether activities under the DED e-trader license do/do not come under the ESR regulation. We can introduce you to our legal partner, should you require further legal advice.

      Feel free to send us an email at hello@bizzmosis.com for further assistance and support.

      Kind regards

      Reply
  2. Mansi

    Hello,
    Thank you for this detailed post, it clarifies a lot of things. However, I do have one doubt – I purchase handbags and handpaint them with my own designs or customize them for a particular order. I do not sell non-painted bags, but I don’t make the bags myself.
    I also intend to take shoe-painting & bag-painting workshops with all materials included from my side.
    Am I eligible for the DED e-trader license? If yes, could you help me with the category? And if not, what kind of license is applicable for something like this?
    Thank you!

    Reply
    • Dumitra Ungureanu

      Dear Mansi, thank you for your message and feedback. DED e-trader license unfortunately is not applicable for your type of business. The DED e-trader will be applicable if the shoes/bags would be made from scratch (from zero) and then painted…

      Somebody from our team shall get in touch with you and advice further what type of license you would need.

      Kind regards

      Reply
    • Shahsina

      Thanks for sharing such informative article. Can I sell live plants whcih I propogated under dedtrader license

      Reply
      • Dumitra Ungureanu

        Good morning Shahsina. Thank you! Glad you found the article useful. Unfortunately there is no such activity under the DED e-trader.
        You can search for the available activities through the DED e-trader index – https://www.dedtrader.ae/index/

        Should you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to email us at hello@bizzmosis.com

        Reply
    • Andrea White

      Hi, thanks very much for all the info.
      I have a question related to selling the items. I would like to make kids toys, I see them from fabric or crochet them. All made by me. My question is, can I sell them through shopify or etsy or any other webdite/marketplace?

      Please let me know.
      Many thanks

      Reply
      • bizzmosis

        Dear Andrea White,
        Thank you for approaching us and trusting in our expertise.
        Yes, DED Etrader allows making handicraft items from scratch with materials sourced locally and sell these handmade items only on any platforms.
        However, kids toys are regulated by Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology, hence your products require registration from the said Authority.
        Should you require additional information and assistance, please feel free to approach us on hello@bizzmosis.com.

        Best regards,
        Bizzmosis Team

        Reply
  3. Feliz

    Hi,
    This article was definitely informative and very helpful!
    Was wondering… what about homemade bread and cakes to order? Can I apply for this DED e-trader licence (it’s like offering a baking service)?

    Reply
    • Dumitra Ungureanu

      Dear Feliz, thank you for your feedback and question.

      Catering and food preparation is a highly regulated activity and requires commercial premises. Preparing food at home is not permitted under the UAE commercial law. DED e-trader license unfortunately doesn’t cover this activity, even though it is 100% handmade.

      We remain at your availability and happy to advice you further, should you be interested in establishing such business under the correct license.

      Feel free to send us an email to hello@bizzmosis.com should you have further questions or need any support.

      Kind regards

      Reply
  4. Anna

    Hi, It’s an informative article but I have a question If I make pet clothes, should this TL will be good for me?

    Reply
    • Dumitra Ungureanu

      Glad you found this article informative and useful! Unfortunately pet clothes tailoring and handcrafting does not come under the DED e-trader. In your case, the relevant license would be an instant license with the activity: Animals Requisites Trading and the cost will be approximately 25,000-30,000 AED.

      Feel free to send us an email at hello@bizzmosis.com should you have any additional questions or need any further support and guidance.

      Reply
    • Rupu

      Hi,

      Thanks for this detailed article. However I had a question regarding under which category my service will fall. I want to host my digital print and pattern designs in one US website from where they can be purchased.

      Reply
      • bizzmosisSEO

        Dear Rupu,

        Thank you for contacting us and trusting our expertise.
        We would be glad to be of help and advise you regarding your inquiry.

        We need to get more details about your business model in order to advise accordingly. Please email us at hello@bizzmosis.com sharing more details of your business, so one of our Company Formation Specialists can assist further.

        Look forward to being of help!
        Best regards,
        Bizzmosis Team

        Reply
  5. Dania

    Hi and thank you for the great post!

    I am a GCC national and planning to register a DED e-Trader license, I print on already manufactured clothing and design home objects/accessories, wall prints and artwork. What would be the activity I fall under?

    I also noticed that part of the policy is that the activity should be included in your company name (example if I sell Gifts, I should name the company XYZ Gifts) Is this correct and mandatory?

    Also on another note, my sister (GCC national as well) is considering starting a home catering business and selling online…what category or activity would she be considered under?

    Is there a list of e-Trader commercial activities list to refer to?

    Reply
    • Dumitra Ungureanu

      Thank you for your kind feedback and interest, Dania. Glad to be of help and advice on the correct activity. One of our licensing experts shall get in touch with you soon and advice further.

      Kind regards

      Reply
      • Dania

        Thank you very much for your feedback. Your team’s advice was extremely helpful.

        Reply
        • Dumitra Ungureanu

          Glad our team’s advice was helpful Dania! We are here to help and support all entrepreneurs in taking the correct steps!

          Reply
  6. Abhijeet

    Hi Team,

    I would like to start a website and focus on affiliate marketing, basically display links to buy on other Sites like Amazon and earn commission on that. Would it be covered under e-Trader license?. Please advice.

    Regards,
    Abhijeet.

    Reply
    • Dumitra Ungureanu

      Good afternoon Abhijeet,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Somebody from our team shall get in touch soon and advice further.

      Kind regards

      Reply
    • Adnan

      Hi Abhijeet,
      Did you got the answer whether ”Online Affiliate Marketing” is covered under E Traders License ?

      Reply
      • Dumitra Ungureanu

        Good morning Adnan,

        If we understood correctly, it is the “portal activity” and is covered by the DED e-trader license.

        Somebody from our team shall get in touch via email requesting for more details.

        Reply
    • William

      Hello Abhijeet, I’m curious to know what feedback you received regarding your question above.

      Reply
      • Dumitra Ungureanu

        Hi William,

        Please send us an email at hello@bizzmosis.com describing your business activity and we will gladly provide you with a tailored and relevant answer specific to your inquiry.

        Kind regards

        Reply
  7. Priya Venkatasubramanian

    Would like to know if home studio for music comes under any category for licensing.

    Reply
    • Bizzmosis

      Good morning Priya,

      Thank you for contacting us and trusting in our expertise.

      Somebody from our team shall get in touch with you and advise on your inquiry.

      Kind regards

      Reply
    • blinky

      Hi good afternoon,
      Im an expat filipino here in UAE and
      This site was very helpfull,
      just want a clarification, If I will be selling pre loved stuff toys in social media like facebook, should I get also a license, and if do what kind of license it will be,can you please give me an idea on how much is the cost for having this license?
      Hope you can help me on this matter.
      thank you so much. 🙂

      Reply
      • Dumitra Ungureanu

        Good afternoon Blinky,

        Thank you for your inquiry and kind feedback.

        Please note, in order to operate trading/commercial activities in the UAE, you have 2 options:
        · A trade Mainland license (complete license) with a UAE local sponsor which will have a 51% stake of the company – that will allow you to have no limitation within the UAE market;
        · A Freezone license that will restrict you to that specific Freezone, otherwise a UAE local distributor must be appointed to be able to trade on the Mainland.

        The total cost will depend on various factors and we would need more details about your business model to be able to advice more specifically. Feel free to send us an email at hello@bizzmosis.com and we will gladly assist you.

        Kind regards

        Reply
  8. Farah

    I want to make phone straps and accessories from scratch at home and the only thing I’m purchasing are the equipment, can I get a DED e-license as a person that has an emirates ID but is not from a GCC country?

    Reply
    • Bizzmosis

      Good morning Farah,

      One of our consultancy team will contact you shortly regarding your inquiry?

      Thank you for contacting Bizzmosis.

      Reply
  9. Aditya

    Hi Team,
    I have two questions that I would like your expert advice on:
    Will the DED e-license cover
    1) Affiliate Marketing, Dropshipping, Print-on-demand services that I would like to do through my website, Blog and social media channels.
    2) What is the minimum age that I have to be to apply for the DED e-license
    Thanks and Regards

    Reply
    • Bizzmosis

      Good morning Aditya,

      One of our consultancy team will contact you shortly regarding your inquiry?

      Thank you for contacting Bizzmosis.

      Reply
    • William

      Hello Aditya, I’d like to know the feedback you received regarding your question 1 above.

      Reply
    • Nenncha Dorsainvil

      Hello Aditya,

      Could you tell me the reply you got from this question?

      I am interested as well.
      Thanks.

      Reply
      • bizzmosisSEO

        Dear Nenncha,

        thank you for your comment.
        In response to your question addressed to Aditya, it depends on the target market hence the license jurisdiction rules will apply accordingly – free zone or mainland.
        As for print on demand, we need to have more details of which exactly items will be printed.

        Under e trader license, affiliate marketing and dropshipping will not be covered, as for print on demand we need to know more details on which exactly items will be printed. For example, T-Shirts printing won’t be allowed under the said license, however, greeting cards can be done.
        So, to advise fully and according to your specific requirements, we would be happy to arrange a consultation.

        Please feel free to approach us on hello@bizzmosis.com for further advice.
        Look forward to being of help!

        Reply
  10. sara

    This is by far the most informative article i read on this subject! Many thanks.
    I have a question regarding Drop Shipping. What if you want to start a dropshipping store but you won’t be selling to customers in UAE. Would this type of license work for this?

    Reply
    • Dumitra Ungureanu

      Good morning Sara,

      Thank you for your feedback.

      DED e-trader does not allow trading/commercial activities under it, hence an e-commerce/trading license will be required in this case…

      If you do have any further questions or need more clarity on the above, please do let me know and I’ll introduce you to one of our licensing experts and they can explain what options you have and the costs involved.

      Kind regards

      Reply
  11. Mary Young

    Hi Dumitra,

    Greetings, Thank you for all the valuable information, I am a calligrapher, can I get a e-trader license and how many activities I can do under that License? Can I teach calligraphy? calligraphy workshops?
    TIA

    Reply
    • Dumitra Ungureanu

      Dear Mary, Thank you for your comment and kind feedback.

      Calligrapher activity is indeed available on the DED e-trader platform, but it does not allow teaching.

      Our licensing expert will get in touch shortly and provide more details.

      Kind regards

      Reply
  12. suhani

    Hi!
    I want to start selling (retail) jewelry online, would that be covered in an e trader’s license? Also, I am a 14 year old but the age min. age requirement for application is 18 years, so can I get6 my parents to register or something? please help

    kind regards,
    suhani

    Reply
    • Dumitra Ungureanu

      Dear Suhani, Thank you for your comment.

      Please note that DED e-trader license does not allow trading/commercial activities under it, unless the jewelry will be done by you 100% from scratch materials.

      According to the UAE Law, license holders must be above 21 years old. Operating under another license name is illegal in the UAE.

      Should you have any further questions, feel free to send us an email at hello@bizzmosis.com.

      Kind regards

      Reply
  13. Irish Jacobe

    Hello,

    I read that crochet, macrame and similar handicrafts is covered under the DED e-trader license, if I want to offer gift wrapping services under this license, will that be allowed?
    I plan to offer sustainable gift wrapping as an additional option too, but I will buy materials like cloth, jute, ribbons, etc.

    Thank you!

    Irish

    Reply
    • Dumitra Ungureanu

      Hello Irish Jacobe,

      Thank you for your question.

      Yes, this activity is covered by the DED e-trader. Our licensing expert shall get in touch and advice you further.

      Reply
  14. Ahmed

    Dear Dumitra,
    Thanks for such a detailed article on the subject,
    I have one question though, could DED e-trader license cover VAT filing for third parties ?
    e.g. lot of small stores and petty buisnesses who had registered for VAT and has no emplouyees to look after accounting part of VAT filing, can I file there vat returns for a fee by having this e-trader license ?

    Thanks,

    Reply
    • Dumitra Ungureanu

      Hello Ahmed,

      Thank you for your question and kind feedback.

      Yes, this activity is covered by the DED e-trader. Our licensing expert shall get in touch and advice you further.

      Reply
    • Saba sayed

      Hello, I want to know about e traders license. I want to start making cotton bags and totes for fresh produce there by reducing plastic use. I will sew the bags and hand paint them myself. Would this ok under the license. Also would VAT apply to my product..please help me understand this. Many thanks.

      Reply
      • Dumitra Ungureanu

        Hi Saba,

        Thank you for your inquiry.

        I will introduce you to one of our experts from the team and they will guide you further.

        Kind regards

        Reply
  15. Arlene

    Hello!!
    Very nice article and well explained.
    I crochet items myself, so what kind of activity would my license come under if I were to register?

    Appreciate your suggestion.

    Thanks,
    Arlene

    Reply
    • Dumitra Ungureanu

      Hi Arlene,

      Thank you for your inquiry and kind feedback.

      The activity for crochet items hand-crafting is Traditional Handicraft Works.

      Our licensing expert shall get in touch with you and advice further.

      Reply
  16. Narsin

    Hello,

    This article actually have covered almost all my doubts.

    But Still for more personal.

    I would like to start a Social media platform to sell Gift Services, which means I will be buying Flowers, Chocolates, Cakes, Cosmetics, Baby Garments, etc from a Retailer or a wholesaler and make an arrangement in a basket or a gift box and deliver as per the requests.

    What type of Activity or License would be required for this?

    Reply
    • Dumitra Ungureanu

      Hi Narsin,
      Thank you for your inquiry.

      Commercial and trading activities are not allowed under the DED etrader license. Also for your general information, food and cosmetics related activities are highly regulated and a complete business license will be required in this case.

      If you do have any further questions or need more clarity on the above, feel free to send us an email at hello@bizzmosis.com and we will address all your concerns.

      Reply
  17. Gamini

    Good Morning Dumitra,
    I am a painter and doing personalised portrate painting and greeting card
    can I do that with DED trader licence

    Reply
    • Dumitra Ungureanu

      Good morning Gamini,

      Thank you for your inquiry. You can definitely do that with a DED etrader license. Somebody from our team shall get in touch and advice your further.

      Reply
  18. Natalie

    Hello Dumitra

    In your example above of the crocheted and tailored items, there is no mention of the activity and I was unable to find it on the DED site. Some information on that would be very appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    Reply
    • Dumitra Ungureanu

      Hello Natalie,

      Thank you for your question.

      For crocheted items hand crafting – the activity will be Traditional Handicraft Works
      For tailored items – the activity will be either Ladies or Gent tailoring

      Feel free to send us an email at hello@bizzmosis.com, should you require our further assistance with obtaining the license.

      Reply
  19. lorraine

    Hello Dumitra,

    Great article.
    How about making & selling 3D printed products (custom gifts etc). The material is bought in a wire-like reel & then prints into an actual object. Is this covered by the trader license?

    Reply
  20. S Ranganath

    Hello, I am an Expat resident in Dubai with my own Business Trade License in JLT. Now I am authoring a Book on Meditation ( not covered in my consulting license). I wish to (a) Sell my Ebook online (b) Printed Paperback copies – in UAE & around the world. Will e-Trader license help? Thankyou.

    Reply
    • Dumitra Ungureanu

      Hi S Ranganath,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      Anything related to the education is highly regulated by Media Council Authorities, therefore the activity you described above is not covered by the DED e-trader.

      Should you require more clarity or want to know what options you have, feel free to send us an email at hello@bizzmosis.com – we will gladly assist.

      Kind regards

      Reply
  21. Ishara

    Hi Thank you for your detailed article.
    I am a fashion designer who works in a UAE factory. Currently I am having my Emirates ID under my factory. Currently our factory is not functioning due to covid pandemic situation and I’m under unpaid leave in this situation. Can I also apply for DED e traders license. I’m doing some crochet, knitting and sewing things by 100% my own.

    Reply
    • Dumitra Ungureanu

      Hi Ishara,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      The activity described above can be under the DED etrader platform. I will introduce you to one of our experts from the team and they will guide you further.

      Kind regards

      Reply
  22. Rohan

    I am an avid aquascaper. I would like to use this license to canvas my work of building aquarium tanks by using glasses and then design the tank with rocks, soil, plants etc and sell them off on facebook page.
    But this will not have any livestock in it when it will be sold.
    All materials will be bought locally from the store & i will personally build it from the scratch.

    Reply
    • Dumitra Ungureanu

      Hi Rohan,

      Thank you for your inquiry and details provided.

      Somebody from the team will get in touch and advice you further.

      Kind regards

      Reply
  23. ALI AKBAR

    Hello Team ,

    I want to sell bags , Electronics & other stuffs on E-commerce platform like Amazon or Noon . Can i sell that on this DED E-Trader License . I had a consultancy with DED , they told it is possible under activity “Commercial Broker ” but when i went DED cafe , they told Noon.com is not accepting such license .

    Kindly Advise

    Regards

    Reply
    • Dumitra Ungureanu

      Hi Ali,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      DED etrader platform allows trading/commercial activities only to GCC and UAE nationals. Out of our knowledge, noon accepts such license.

      Somebody from our team shall get in touch and advice you further.

      Kind regards

      Reply
  24. Jeevan

    Hi,
    I would like to start a website with one company electronics equipment from china. Basically, I will act as local support for the company. People can buy the item online by credit card or pay the money after receiving the item. Can I use e-trade licence for such activity? Can I start such activity using Etrade licence?

    Reply
    • Dumitra Ungureanu

      Hi Jeevan,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Note that trading/commercial activities under the DED etrader platform are allowed only to GCC/UAE nationals.

      Somebody from our team shall get in touch and advice you further.

      Kind regards

      Reply
  25. Arya

    Hello,
    I am an artist & I would like to sell my original artworks (as well as printed out versions & stickers which I make at home), I would also like to offer personalization services (engraving), will this license cover that?
    Thank you.

    Reply
    • Dumitra Ungureanu

      Hi Arya,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      Somebody from our team will get in touch soon and guide you further!

      Kind regards

      Reply
  26. Shab

    Hi there . First of all thanks a lot for such information which is hard to find..
    I am an artist but never sold any works of mine till now as I am working for a company.
    My 1st query is, if I want to sell my paintings through online platforms like Etsy, Art platforms, and also on my own website (I will get my website created as well once I get clarity) Can I do these through e-trading license from Dubai? upon selling any of paintings, will be required to pay VAT?
    2nd query, Do I need to have an NOC from my existing company who is my sponsor in UAE for this? If yes, then I am sure they will not give an NOC, therefore shall I opt for a UAE resident visa on my own as well? Should it be a freelance visa for Artists?

    Thanks so much and I look forward for your reply as these processes are extremely confusing and less clear especially for artists..

    Reply
    • Dumitra Ungureanu

      Hi Shab,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      Somebody from our team will get in touch soon and guide you further!

      Kind regards

      Reply
  27. Zulfiqar Ali

    can you help me in registering e-trader licenses

    Reply
    • Dumitra Ungureanu

      Hi Zulfiqar Ali,

      Definitely! Please send us an email at hello@bizzmosis.com describing the business model and activity you want to provide, your nationality and visa status of the emirate you live in.

      We look forward to being of help!

      Reply
  28. Syd

    Hi Dumitra, I am an expat working for an Sharjah-based LLC company and want to offer Web Content services as a side business. My company can offer NOC and I reside in Sharjah. Can I avail the DED e-trader license?

    Reply
    • Dumitra Ungureanu

      Hi Syd,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      Please note that only Dubai residents are entitled to obtain a DED etrader license.

      Should you require any further assistance or support from our side, don’t hesitate to contact us at hello@bizzmosis.com

      Reply
  29. Zainab Jamal

    My friend works for a large local bank in Dubai. Even though she is not required to obtain an NoC, does she have to declare this as an additional income source to her sponsor? Can her sponsor block her from obtaining this license?

    Reply
    • Bizzmosis

      Dear Zainab,
      Thank you for your comment.
      We would recommend your friend to carefully review the contract as it depends on the type of work she is doing additionally. If she has further questions, please feel free to send us an email at hello@bizzmosis.com and we would be happy to help.

      Reply
  30. Desiree

    Good Morning, thank-you for this very informative and helpful article. I am planing to create crafts from home. It is very similar to the example used regarding buying clay and making a sculpture. My question : with an E trader license can I participate in the local community markets or am I limited to only selling my product online ? Also I am based in Dubai can I send orders to another Emirate ? Thank you

    Reply
    • Bizzmosis

      Dear Desiree,
      Thank you for your inquiry!
      Yes, you can participate in the local community markets. The license is issued in Dubai, therefore you can provide services within the Emirate of Dubai, however some occasional orders to another emirate are also allowed. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us on hello@bizzmosis.com
      Kind regards,
      Bizzmosis Team

      Reply
  31. Honey

    Hi Bizzmosis,
    This article is very informative and helpful, especially at this time of the pandemic. You can earn extra by selling your own homemade goods online, legally!
    But I’d like to ask one more thing.. is DED E-trader license applicable for affiliate marketing..? Cuz basically affiliate marketing does not require buying or selling goods, it is simply earning commissions by promoting products of other people or companies. If it’s not, what could be the appropriate license to acquire for this type of side income..?

    Reply
    • Bizzmosis

      Dear Honey,
      thank you for your warm feedback. For us to guide you further, an email with some questions for clarification has been sent.
      Happy to be of help!

      Reply
  32. Ritu Jhaveri

    Dear Bizzmosis,

    We are an edtech service – we connect teachers from around the world to students in and outside of UAE. The lessons are conducted online. Our company charges a commission. Everything is done online and virtually. Can we apply for a DED e-trading license?

    Reply
    • Bizzmosis

      Good morning Ritu Jhaveri,

      Thank you for contacting us and trusting in our expertise.
      Any activity related to educational classes, courses targeted to the audience inside the UAE are strictly regulated by KHDA and would require obtaining a permit and a physical space (office). Such activities cannot be carried out under DED e-trading license.
      Should you require further assistance, please feel free to connect at hello@bizzmosis.com and we would be happy to help!

      Best regards,
      Bizzmosis Team

      Reply
  33. Guillaume Loiseau

    Great article ! It answers a lot of questions I had.
    I am founder of the brand KAZARTT: https://www.kazartt.com
    I used to sell them in Europe but now that I moved to UAE, I would like to continue this activity here.
    I don’t need any visa as I already have mine. So my idea is to be able to purchase my products from Spain and resell them in this region. Could you confirm that this is possible ? Can I sell them via other platforms such as Amazon / noon / … ?
    Also, as per the article, I understand that selling in Europe won’t be allowed. Is that correct?
    Thanks in advance for your help,
    Guillaume

    Reply
    • Bizzmosis

      Dear Guillaume Loiseau,

      Thank you for your kind feedback.

      E-trader license allows carrying out handicraft activity, handmade items made by you from scratch with all materials sourced locally. You can order materials from a mainland importing trading company in the UAE. You can sell the handmade items (made by you from scratch) without any limitations, online. As the license is obtained from mainland, it allows to sell all across the UAE and internationally, including Europe. E-trader license allows trading/reselling activity to Emirati and GCC nationals only.

      Should you require any further support, please feel free to send us an email at hello@bizzmosis.com and we would be happy to assist you further.

      Kind regards,
      Bizzmosis Team.

      Reply
  34. Zainab

    This article clarifies a lot of things, thanks so much.

    I make candles 100% from scratch at home and am interested in acquiring an E-trader license for the same. Please can I have some more information regarding the same.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Regards,
    Zainab

    Reply
    • Bizzmosis

      Dear Zainab,

      Thank you for contacting us and trusting in our expertise.
      We would love to be of help and advise you regarding your inquiry.

      Making candles at home is strictly prohibited in the UAE and is a highly regulated activity.
      Under E-trader license there is no available activity.
      Proper facilities should be rented to produce the candles, and manufacturing license should be obtained.

      If you would like to know in depth about company set up and licensing options, we recommend a paid consultation.
      Please feel free to email us at hello@bizzmosis.com should you be interested.

      Look forward to being of help and hopefully celebrating your business soon!

      Best regards,
      Bizzmosis Team.

      Reply
  35. Szilvia

    Hi! I’m looking to freelance as a yoga teacher and I was wonder if. the DED trade license could cover me for that? I’d love to hear back from you! And thank you in advance.

    Reply
    • bizzmosis

      Dear Szilvia,

      Thank you for contacting us and trusting in our expertise.
      We would love to be of help and advise you regarding your inquiry.
      Please note, any sports related activities such as Yoga/Pilates will require Mainland DED license, and subject to obtaining permit from Ministry of Youth and Sports.
      Should you require any additional assistance, please feel free to approach us at hello@bizzmosis.com

      Best regards,
      Bizzmosis Team

      Reply
  36. Lina

    Hi – thanks for the article, was extremely helpful! I am looking to open an online Jewelery & Accessories store where i can sell online via website and social media sites. I will be making some of the jewelery at home using items (e.g. beads, pearl ..etc) and I will also be selling some other ready made designs. Will the DED Trader license work?

    Thank you

    Reply
    • bizzmosis

      Dear Lina,

      Thank you for contacting us and trusting in our expertise.
      We are glad the article was helpful!

      E-trader will cover only handmade from scratch items and if the materials sourced locally. But selling ready made items will require a commercial trading license.

      Should you need more clarification and details on the above subject please feel free to get in touch at admin@bizzmosis.com and our company formation specialists will gladly address all your concerns you might have in regards to the E Trader license.

      We look forward to being of help!
      Bizzmosis Team.

      Reply
  37. Kate

    Hi – this a great article. I’ve been in touch with the DED as I want to host small sugar craft workshops in a space in a cafe or restaurant. They said I can have a licence to hold workshops but will need a food permit from Dubai Municipality. Ive contacted DM and they have sent me round in circles. Do you have any experience with this type of activity that you could share please.

    Reply
    • bizzmosis

      Dear Kate,

      Thank you for contacting us and trusting in our expertise.
      We would love to be of help and advise you regarding your inquiry.

      Indeed bakery activity is regulated in UAE due to the consumption of good risks as well as for the need of government to regulate the preparation place (kitchen) on sanitization and safety requirements, therefore apart from obtaining a mainland license DM permit will be required from Food Safety Department.

      Should you need more clarification and details on the above subject please feel free to get in touch at hello@bizzmosis.com and our company formation specialists will gladly address all your concerns.

      We look forward to being of help!
      Bizzmosis Team.

      Reply
  38. Radhika

    Thanks to the team for such a well written and detailed article. Cleared most of the questions. But still confused about art products. I make mostly products from scratch like coasters, trays. etc out of Resin (which is in liquid form and I add colors, fillers and allow it to cure). Will this license work for that? Is yes, where can I trade, only online? Or at markets like arte and ripe market?

    Reply
    • bizzmosisSEO

      Dear Radhika,
      Thank you for contacting us and trusting in our expertise.
      Appreciate your kind feedback about our Blogs.

      The DED e-trader license is not a commercial license, it is a service license. Hence, handmade items made by you from scratch using materials purchased locally, can be sold online and in markets.

      Should you require any additional support, please feel free to reach out on hello@bizzmosis.com.

      Look forward to being of help!

      Best regards,
      Bizzmosis Team

      Reply
  39. Hamid

    Hi, Great article and very informative.

    Under DED e-trade license, can we provide the software development services to the international clients ?

    Thanks

    Reply
    • bizzmosisSEO

      Dear Hamid,
      Appreciate your kind feedback on the blog post.
      Kindly note, under DED e-trader license, it is possible to provide services to local and international clients as it is considered a mainland license. However, certain activities are open to certain nationalities. An email has been sent to you with a few questions for clarification, based on the answers we will be able to advise you accordingly.

      Look forward to being of help!
      Best Regards,
      Bizzmosis Team

      Reply
  40. Suhani Mukherjee

    Hi! Thank you for this super informative article, I just wanted to ask; what is the price for this license?

    Reply
    • bizzmosisSEO

      Dear Suhani,

      Thank you for contacting us and trusting in our expertise.

      We would be glad to be of help and advise you regarding your inquiry.

      An email with relevant information has been sent.

      Look forward to being of help!
      Bizzmosis Team

      Reply
  41. Turan

    Hi, Great article,
    I’m a software engineer and I develop mobile apps. Under DED e-trade license, can I sell my mobile app on App Store? I develop the app(software) myself from scratch.
    Thanks

    Reply
    • bizzmosisSEO

      Dear Turan,

      Thank you for contacting us and trusting in our expertise.
      We would be glad to be of help and advise you regarding your inquiry.

      The requested activity can be availed under E-trader. However, please keep in mind, to obtain DED e-trader license, there are certain requirements as mentioned in the article. For further assistance, please feel free to approach us on hello@bizzmosis.com and our talented team will be glad to be of help!

      Best regards,
      Bizzmosis Team

      Reply
  42. GP

    Hi, is there a limitation on where your clients are located when you have an e-trader license? For e.g. if you design web pages in your residence in Dubai, but your client is in the US – is this allowed under the e-Trader license? Thanks!

    Reply
    • bizzmosisSEO

      Dear Georgina,

      thank you for your comment.
      Please be informed, as e-trader license is a mainland license, you can provide your services online, offline, inside and outside of UAE.

      Kind regards,
      Bizzmosis Team

      Reply
  43. shahd

    Hey,
    Thank you for this helpful article but I was wondering about something,If I want to sell from my home like a home food business in dubai and want to get the DED e-trader what kind of DED License do I need and do I need a sponsor or not for it?
    Thank You

    Reply
    • bizzmosisSEO

      Dear Shahd,

      Thank you for approaching us and trusting our expertise.
      We would be glad to be of help and advise you regarding your inquiry.

      Kindly note, e trader license does not allow carrying out any regulated activity.
      Home food preparing is not allowed neither under e-trader, nor at home for expats. due to the consumption of food risks as well as for the need of government to regulate the preparation place on sanitization and safety requirements, relevant permit will be required from Food Safety Department in Dubai Municipality.
      Should you require any further assistance, please feel free to send us email at hello@bizzmosis.com.

      Look forward to being of help!
      Bizzmosis Team

      Reply
      • Teena

        Extremely informative article! A quick question I would like to clarify. If I intend to sell crocheted items like appliqué attached to hairclips, hair ties or headband. Will it still be legal as although the crocheted appliqués are 100% made by me, the things which they would be attached is locally bought. Appreciate your feedback

        Reply
        • bizzmosisSEO

          Dear Teena,
          Thank you for contacting us and trusting our expertise.
          We would be glad to be of help and advise you regarding your inquiry.
          Crocheted items made by you will be possible to sell under E trader, but not the hairclips with crocheted appliqué on them, as these are considered personalized items and not handmade from scratch.
          Should you require any further assistance, please feel free to approach us by emailing at hello@bizzmosis.com
          Look forward to being of help!
          Bizzmosis Team

          Reply
  44. Nenncha Dorsainvil

    This article is very informative and helpful, especially at this time of the pandemic. You can earn extra by selling your own homemade goods online, legally!
    But I’d like to ask one more thing.. is DED E-trader license applicable for affiliate marketing..? Cuz basically affiliate marketing does not require buying or selling goods, it is simply earning commissions by promoting products of other people or companies. If it’s not, what could be the appropriate license to acquire for this type of side income..?

    Reply
    • bizzmosisSEO

      Dear Nenncha,

      E Trader license is indeed a great opportunity launched by a government for home based start ups who wish to monetize their hobby and later on develop it in a main source of income.

      The license covers only non regulated activities (handicrafts, professional and services activities). Affiliate marketing where you increase traffic to your different social media pages, which is done through various marketing tools. Such activity is regulated by National Media Council authority and requires full company set up with office requirement.

      For further advise you can approach us by emailing at hello@bizzmosis.com.

      Look forward to being of help!
      Best regards,
      Bizzmosis Team

      Reply
  45. CJ

    Good Afternoon,

    I have a question regarding Jewelry. We started making wire wrapped Jewelry as a hobby and it has turned in to so much more. Would the E Trader license cover our small home based handmade custom pieces for sale online and/or say at the Ripe/Arte Markets for example . for example I take raw wires , and say a rose quartz stone . I then spend hours designing, creating weaving, coiling and working the wire to create a beautiful designed pendant or earrings etc. Would this license cover the sales of these items At markets, online and trough IG/Facebook?

    Thank you for your assistance and advice
    Best Regards,
    CJ

    Reply
    • bizzmosisSEO

      Dear CJ,

      thank you for approaching us and trusting our expertise.
      We would be glad to assist.

      Please be informed, that as long as a raw material sourced in the UAE for jewelry making and items are done by you 100%, then e trader would cover such activity. You have to be a Dubai resident with Ejari available.

      Should you have any further questions and require our assistance, please email us at hello@bizzmosis.com and our talented team would be glad to be of help!

      Best regards,
      Bizzmosis Team

      Reply
  46. Shaik Faiz

    Hi there,

    I would like to know about to sell books on Amazon platform as an individual seller from home.

    Which category of DED trader license can obtain, and how about National Media Counsil (NMC License) ?

    is it also comes together with DED trader license ?

    Please help me in this regards.

    Thank you

    Reply
    • bizzmosisSEO

      Dear Shaik Faiz,
      thank you for approaching us and trusting our expertise.

      DED e-trader license does not cover trading books. DED mainland trading license along with NMC license for books reselling will be required to set up a business in a legal way. Please feel free to drop us details of your business model at hello@bizzmosis.com and we will be able to assist accordingly.

      Best regards,
      Bizzmosis Team.

      Reply
  47. xpertadvisory

    nice and very informative post. thank you for sharing this great content

    Reply
    • bizzmosisSEO

      Dear xpertadvisory!

      thank you for your positive feedback on our blog post.

      Look forward to being of help!

      Reply
  48. PRADEEP

    my question is regarding ded license.
    MY activity is i provide service for computer repair to my clients for a full 12 months and charge them yearly. Can I use this license?
    My transactions will not be more than 180000 aed for sure am i exempted from tax.
    Can I open a bank account with this license?

    Reply
    • Bizzmosis

      Dear Pradeep,

      Thank you for contacting us and trusting our expertise.
      We would be glad to be of help and advise you regarding your inquiry.

      We have received your email with the same inquiry and one of our Solutions Consultants has already contacted you via email.

      Should you require any further support, please feel free to email us at hello@bizzmosis.com

      Look forward to being of help!

      Reply
  49. Tina

    I would like to get the DED e-trader license, to sell my own crafts. My visa is sponsored by my parent (I’m a foreigner), on the visa it says ‘profession: student / not allowed to work.’ I assume this is the same for anyone who is sponsored by family. Does this mean I cannot stay on this visa? What if I want to get a freelance or a business license later, will I need to change this visa?

    Reply
    • bizzmosis

      Dear Tina,

      Thank you for contacting us and trusting our expertise.
      We would be glad to be of help and advise you regarding your inquiry.

      An email has been sent introducing you to our talented team who shall guide you further.

      Look forward to being of help!
      Best regards,
      Bizzmosis Team

      Reply
  50. Maisa Al Beik

    Thank you for the all the great detailed info regarding the DED E-trading license. I have a question though that I am confused about.

    For a freelance musician artist (who is currently not holding a freelance license) but holds a Golden Visa – are they allowed to continue providing their services by playing music for entertainment purposes in venues around Dubai?

    If not, bearing in mind that the artist promotes their services on social media platforms, does the DED E-trade license allow the artist to provide their services and what category would it be under?

    And if so, does the DED E-trading license issue necessary paperwork when applying for a Schengen Visa for instance.

    Visa applications require proof of income as either Salary and NOC letters which is difficult to some freelancers.

    That is my main reason for applying for this license. How can I solve these issues through the DED E-trading license.

    Reply
    • bizzmosis

      Dear Maisa,

      Thank you for contacting us and trusting our expertise.
      We would be glad to be of help and advise you regarding your inquiry.

      A golden visa is your residency only and does not permit you to carry out any kind of paid or unpaid business transactions or work. You would need to obtain a license for the same. The DED Trader license does not have any activity related to your profession but a freelance Musician permit might be suitable for you.

      For further assistance kindly send an email to hello@bizzmosis.com.

      Look forward to being of help!
      Best regards,
      Bizzmosis Team

      Reply

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