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Get your E-commerce License

Starting an e-commerce business in the UAE has proven profitable, with the constant increase in the value of e-commerce sales over time.

The digital community is growing fast, positively impacting the demand for e-commerce services. Therefore, getting an e-commerce license in the UAE can help you exploit the increasing digital population by meeting consumer demands. 

UAE, specifically Dubai, is a hotbed for online and offline businesses. The online business is booming thanks to the young internet-savvy demographic. In 2021 alone, UAE recorded an estimated $23.4 billion in e-commerce sales, making it one of the leading countries in the broader MENA region in terms of e-commerce.

Acquiring an e-commerce license in the UAE is relatively quick and easy with the proper procedure.

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Benefits of Having an E-commerce License

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Store products and sell them online

An e-commerce license lets you store products in a warehouse and sell them online to the UAE market. 


Low VAT rate

As part of the UAE’s VAT law, you will pay only 5% VAT on all transactions.


Enhanced flexibility

An investor enjoys more flexibility in expanding into a fully-fledged company by adding extra business activities and acquiring more staff to the established e-commerce license.


Accessible logistics that support door-to-door delivery

Therefore, this distribution network will facilitate easier customer reach and fast delivery. 


Cost-effective solutions

Affordable low-cost office setups, storage options, and warehousing are available on Dubai’s mainland.


Cheapest E-commerce License Options in the UAE

Deciding on which E-commerce license to go for is a challenging process if you do it independently. With our Sharjah Free Zone, Dubai Free Zone, and Dubai Mainland options, you can easily find out which option is the right choice for your business. In some instances, it may vary on the number of visas you want to apply for, where you’re setting up the e-commerce business, and its size. However, considering all these factors, applying for a Sharjah Free Zone e-commerce license is the cheapest option in the UAE.

Sharjah Free Zone

at AED 5,750

Dubai Free Zone

at AED 12,500

Dubai Mainland

from AED 14,500

No License Processing Fee. No Hidden Charges.

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How To Get An E-commerce License

Sharjah Free Zone License Option

Getting an E-commerce license with Sharjah Free Zone is the cheapest option for only  AED 5,750. Submit the necessary documents and combine up to 5 activities under 1 license. You can also enjoy 100% foreign company ownership with no office space required for your business. Choose UAE can process your application and get your license ready in just 2-3 days.

Dubai Free Zone License Option

Dubai Free Zone E-commerce license allows you to sell anywhere locally and internationally. Sell your products online without a hassle. Choose UAE team will handle all the documentation and Government liaison from A to Z. You can get your license issued in a week. This license option also offers a guaranteed IBAN that serves as an online wallet for your E-commerce business. Enjoy 100% foreign ownership of the company and all its other benefits.

Dubai Mainland Trading License

Trade freely online and offline, locally and internationally with a Dubai Mainland trading license. Our team of Company Formation Experts will take care of the whole process from Initial Approval, Trade Name Registration, and License Issuance. Our team can get your license issued in a week’s time so you can kickstart your business and start right away. Enjoy 100% foreign ownership without the hassle of having a Local Sponsor.

How Choose UAE Can Help

Choose UAE assists in Company Formation for all different business types, including E-commerce. We have designed our services to help you with all the legalities from licensing, visa processing, and bank opening and to allow you to expand your business in the UAE. Our essential business services have helped clients focus on growing their businesses while we take care of the rest.

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Business Formation & Visa Services

Jumpstart your business with no license processing fee and no hidden charges. 

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Startup Foundation

Be prepared for your business launch, start by enhancing your branding and website. Let us help you get your business ready, up, and running once you get your license issued.

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Growth Foundation

Kickstart your business with the experts and get guided through the whole process of branding to help you achieve your goal– to stand out from competition.

Why Choose UAE

Official Partners with Government Authorities

Benefit from our partnership for company licensing and visas to bring all Government Authorities under one umbrella.

Impartial Business Setup Advisory

Get the most out of starting a company that is customized to your business needs.

Transparent & Straightforward Pricing

Avail the lowest prices in the market with no license processing fee and no hidden charges.

Hassle-free, Fast, & Efficient

Enjoy end-to-end and seamless licensing and PRO services with a dedicated account manager and Government relations officers.

Customer-Centric Company

We value your trust, making it our goal to give an optimal customer service experience and unrelenting customer support.

Support Services to Run Your Business

With a full solution for your company setup— from company licensing, visa services, corporate banking, marketing, web development, and more.

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