Department of Economic Development / Dubai Economy


Commencing a business with the Department of Economic Development (DED) is easier and quicker without the need for elongated procedures and administration.

A DED license is required when a business trades physical goods in Dubai. These companies include local manufacturing, construction and related activities. Service based companies will also need a DED license if they intend to work with government departments.

GCC Solutions is formally endorsed by Dubai Economy / the Department of Economic Development / Dubai FDI as we have signed an MOU with the CEO of Dubai FDI Mr. Fahad Al Gergawi. GCC are a corporate member of Dubai SME and work in close cooperation with the Dubai Government’s SME initiatives under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Ruler of Dubai.

Setting up a company in Dubai mainland can often seem to be perplexing, expensive and a lengthy process. GCC Solutions can ease and simplify the formation process. We start off by thoroughly understanding your company, the services you provide and your needs. The process can be confusing given the numerous types of free zones in the UAE. To further assist in DED company formation, we also provide PRO services, clearing important documents provided by the government and ministry required for the formation of a company.

Mainland companies licensed by the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai are required to rent physical office space.

There are three types of company formation under the Department of Economic Development

Limited Liability Company
Local Service Agent / Professional License
Commercial Agent

For more information on Department of Economic Development (DED) Company Formation in Dubai, please contact us to arrange a consultation.