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VIDEO: How To Reduce Your Trade License Costs In Abu Dhabi

29th August 2022 (Updated below where indicated.)

If you are planning to start a business in Abu Dhabi, the easiest way to to keep your trade license costs to a minimum is ensuring every part of the company formation process is just right for YOU and YOUR specific circumstances.

We show you how to reduce your trade license costs

In our latest YouTube video, we show you four ways, which if implemented, can save you, literally tens of thousands of Dirhams registering your company in Abu Dhabi, significantly reducing your startup costs.

We recommend watching the whole video so you don't miss any tips. It is structured into four sections:

  1. Trade Names

  2. Business Activities

  3. Commercial Premises - comparing the costs of mainland office locations and offices in free zones

  4. Business Structures - comparing the costs involved for a freelance license, tajer license, Limited Liability Company (LLC) and a foreign branch.


Updated 4th 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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