Licensing Requirements for Professional Services

Includes license requirements for key professional services that are open to U.S. service providers.

Last published date: 2022-01-09

All businesses require a license, and licensing procedures vary from one emirate to another. Specific information is available for each emirate through the following Chambers of Commerce and Industry or Departments of Economic Development websites. They are listed below in alphabetical order:

  • Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development
  • Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Ajman Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Dubai Department of Economic Development
  • Fujairah Department of Economic Development
  • Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Ras Al Khaimah Department of Economic Development
  • Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Sharjah Department of Economic Development
  • Umm Al Quwain Chamber of Commerce and Industry