Which legal structure will the license have?
The home business license’s offered legal structures are either Sole Establishment (UAE Nationals only) or a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in the case of expats who must have a local sponsor. If you have a current business trade license, Dubai Business Advisors will help you renew or modify it according to the new home license.
What is the fee structure?
- For expats starting an LCC, the fees will be approximately 6000AED*.
- For UAE Nationals, the fees will approximately be 700AED*.
Contact us to get a quote with the exact pricing for your home business.
Which activities are available for home businesses?
There are over 1200 business activities available under the home business license / Bashr, you can get in touch with our advisors to verify the eligibility of your activity.
Here are some of our suggestions for starting a home-based business:
- Fashion Boutique
In Dubai, branded clothing and accessories are always in high demand. Understanding market trends and finding a cost-effective supply chain is a sure-fire way to maximize your profit margins.
- Tutoring (teaching)
Having a skill or expertise in any field can be offered as a service to those wishing to learn. Whether it is the ability to play a musical instrument, instruct yoga, or provide business coaching – you determine the value of your service!
- Becoming a Social Media Influencer / Video Blogger (Vlogger)
In the age dominated by social media, some of the most successful businesses influence users to purchase sponsored products and services. Your success is determined by your ability to engage and attract a large number of followers consistently. Influencing to buy on social media is a delicate process, your content should not feel like an advertisement, this is key to maintaining the trust of your audience.
YouTube is renowned for the success of thousands of vloggers around the world. YouTube is a medium for either education, reviews, or entertainment – if you have what it takes to engage and attract viewers, this business is for you.
We can provide you with a Social Media Influencer License, you can send an inquiry for more details.
- Web Design & Development
If you are a computer wiz, you can put your coding skills to the test by freelancing as a web developer and graphic designer! You will need a keen eye for design, social media mastery, and a neat portfolio showcasing your abilities.
We have written a blog about the variety of services that you can provide with a freelancing license! This is a popular choice for skilled individuals looking for a more flexible work schedule. Freelancers will always have a high demand from corporations and SMEs in the UAE.
- E-Trading (eTrading)
In 2017, the DED introduced the eTrader license, allowing GCC Nationals & expats to sell products through social media networks such as Facebook, and online marketplaces such as Amazon or Souq.
E-Trading is a legal way to sell online, customers trust eTraders, and these sole traders are protected with LLC status, a registered trade name, and intellectual property rights.
DBA will assist you in setting up your home business or receiving the most affordable freelancer permit!