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Request for License Exemption

Issuing license for exempting entrepreneurs from special fees related to the project and paying a minimal fee for the issuance and renewal of the license annually.
Main Service and Procedural.
Copy of National ID card.
Copy of the passport or original decree (for non-abstract holders), addressed to the DET.
  1. Apply to Dubai SME by sending an email to info@sme.ae
  2. Reviewing the terms, conditions and fill out the service application form.
  3. The applicant submits the required documents.
  4. The Dubai SME representative communicates with the applicant to discuss the business idea. 
  5. The applicant receives an exemption approval letter for exempting the TL from licensing fees
  6. Refer to external service centers (outsourcing); to complete the registration and licensing process. 
The exemption approval letter is valid for six months.
All projects in various sectors with the exception of activities that violate the provisions of Islamic Sharia.
  • UAE Nationals.
  • GCC Nationals (UAE residents).
24/7 via e-mail. 
What is Exemption License Request? And what are its most important features?
Issuing licenses with the aim of reducing the initial costs of starting the project by exempting entrepreneurs from special fees related to the project and paying a minimal fee for the issuance and renewal of the license. In addition to providing support through cooperation with partners from governmental, semi-governmental and private entities.

What are the conditions required to obtain an Exemption License request?
The enterprise shall be100% owned and managed by UAE or GCC national(s).
The enterprise shall be in Dubai, including selected free zones.
The Applicant or any of the partners shall not have more than five Trade licenses (including licenses that he/she fully or partially owns or manages).
How can I apply for?
Apply by sending an application to info@sme.ae

What are the documents required to obtain an Exemption License request?
Copy of National ID card.
Copy of the passport or original decree (for non-abstract holders), addressed to the DET.
Service Application Form.

What are the fees of Exemption License Request?
When issuing or renewing the license, a fee of (1,000) thousand dirhams is collected annually for the first three years from the date of issuance of the license, and (2,000) two thousand dirhams annually for the fourth and fifth years of this license, with the exception of fees and guarantees for federal authorities, government agencies and some other entities.

How many licenses am I exempted from?
The applicant can obtain exemption for two licenses through the institution.