Includes license requirements for key professional services that are open to U.S. service providers.
Last Published: 8/13/2019
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:
Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development
Ajman Chamber of Commerce
Dubai Department of Economic Development
Fujairah Department of Economic Development

Address:  Fujairah Zip Code: 829 - City of Fujairah
Phone:  +971-9-2370336 

Ras al Khaimah Department of Economic Development:
Address:  Al Muaireed – Ras Al Khaimah
Phone:  +971-7-227 1222

Sharjah Chamber of Commerce/Department of Economic Development
Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Phone:  +971-6-530 2222

Sharjah Department of Economic Development
Address:  Al Layyeh Suburb, Sharjah – UAE
Phone:  +971-6-512 2222

Umm Al Quwain Chamber
Address:  Sheik Ahmed Bin Rashid Al Moalla Street, Umm Al Quwain - UAE
Phone:  +971-6-765 1111

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