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How to start an E-commerce Business in Dubai with Meydan Free Zone

Dubai is a hotspot for business, and when it comes to e-commerce adoption it’s at the cutting edge.


Despite a challenging year for retail, global e-commerce sales grew 27.6% in 2020, totaling over USD 4tr. And this figure is expected to increase significantly in the coming years, up to USD 6.4tr by 2024.


Whatever your business, there is space for you in this vast market. And when you start your UAE business with the help of JSB Incorporation, you can be up and running in no time.


With the right guidance, setting up an e-commerce business in Dubai is fairly quick and easy. So in this article, we’re going to look at how to get a Dubai e-commerce license.


Step 1: Talk to an expert


The first thing to do when setting up in the UAE is to seek out expert advice. While the process of setting up out here is well-designed and time-tested, it can require some local insight.


When you work with JSB Incorporation, we can handle the entire company formation process for you, guiding you through the steps below and liaising with all relevant government and industry bodies.


Step 2: Choose a name for your business


To comply with Dubai’s business naming rules, your company name must not include any terms that could be considered offensive or potentially blasphemous.


Step 3: Choose your business location


Choosing a business location is a major consideration when starting an ecommerce business in Dubai.


Many companies choose to base themselves at the Meydan Free Zone because it offers a 0% tax rate and 100% foreign ownership.


Step 4: Complete your application and pay fees


In order to receive your business licence you will need to complete your application form. This process requires you to provide a number of documents and other paperwork. It is also essential to pay the associated fees as part of your business licence application.


At JSB Incorporation, we can support you fill in all this paperwork fast.


Step 5: Receive your license and open a business bank account


Receiving your license takes just a few days – so long as all your paperwork is in order and your application form and fees are all correct. We can support you by ensuring all your paperwork will comply with requirements and avoid any unnecessary paperwork errors.


Once your license has been approved, the final step is to open a business bank account so you can make and receive payments from clients in the UAE and abroad.




Meydan Free Zone is a thriving, centrally located economic district with one of the most prestigious business addresses in the region.


It provides businesses a host of innovative investment and lifestyle benefits in a secure regulated environment that empowers productivity.


Setting up your business in Meydan Free Zone gives you exclusive access to a networking community that inspires growth through innovation and collaboration. Dubai is home to countless startups, SMEs, and multinational corporations, making it the perfect city for you to start and grow your business.




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