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VIDEO: Best License For Arts & Crafts In Abu Dhabi

7th July 2022

If you are an artist or crafter and wondering what the best trade license is for you in Abu Dhabi, then this video is for you. Gateway Group's CEO, Jenny Hunt, gives an overview of the licence options explaining in what scenarios they are most suitable.

So whether you are just starting to think about monetizing and selling your handmade creations; or, you are thinking big and visioning a full on retail space to commercialize your hobby and take it to the next level; this video explains the different licences to consider in Abu Dhabi, including: Limited Liability Company (LLC),

Jenny Hunt, is herself a crafter, and has a side-business called Gateway Hand Crafted. In this video, she shares her own licensing journey for that business, as an example.

Updated 5th September 2023

What are the different types of trade licenses in Abu Dhabi?

In the video we cover four of the license-types available for businesses in Abu Dhabi. For complete, up-to-date license information, including eligibility, legal structure, visas, setup time, requirements and so much more, check out Gateway Group's new Guide to Abu Dhabi Licenses.

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Written by Jenny Hunt

Founder, Gateway Group, Abu Dhabi & Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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