The Media Freelancer License setup package is designed specifically for individuals with expertise in media, print and production consultancy who wish to transition from the corporate 9-to-5 life to pursue freelancing, or want to setup a side hustle whilst remaining in employment.
This freelancer package is an easy way to start running your own media consultancy company and it provides the assurance you are legally licensed to engage in freelance work in Abu Dhabi with your own DED economic license.
With Gateway Group's exclusive Freelance License Abu Dhabi setup package, you can become your own boss without the hassle of dealing with company formation processes or procedures.
Enjoy the freedom of flexible working hours and the option to work remotely. There is no capital investment or office space requirements, and you'll have 100% foreign ownership.
Additionally, the freelancer license grants you the opportunity to apply for a residence visa, if required. (If you want a visa too, we provide a separate package for a freelancer license and a visa, or, you can apply for it separately at a later date.)
What's included in the Freelance License Abu Dhabi package
✔️ Complete license registration with the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (DED).
✔️ ALL government incorporation fees
✔️ ALL special approval fees
✔️ Company name check
✔️ Economic license (trade license) valid for 12 months
✔️ Commercial registration certificate valid for 12 months
✔️ Special approval from the Media Regulation Office valid for 12 months
✔️ Email reminder prior to license expiry
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We provide easy-to-understand information for your decision making, alongside handy company formation packages by business activity, which you can simply buy online - no need for appointments or delays waiting for quotations.
This business activity requires special approval from the Media Regulation Office.
- You need a valid UAE residence visa and Emirates ID (if you don't have these, do not purchase this package, instead you can opt for our freelancer license and visa package)
- This special approval will take approximately 2-3 working days, in addition to the standard time for setting up a freelancer license.
- Special approval fees makes this particular package more expensive than our standard freelancer packages.
From receipt of all required documents and information, the company registration and special approval application process is usually completed within five to eight working days, often sooner.
Before you buy this service, please ensure you have read and understood and agree the following:
- Abu Dhabi Freelancer License Details
- Trade License Activity
- Terms & Conditions
- Annual Fee
These five sections can be accessed in the right hand column under the 'Buy Now' button if you are viewing this on a desktop; or below, if you are viewing this on a mobile.
If there is anything you don't understand, please contact us for clarification. By purchasing this service, you confirm to have read, understood and agree to all of these informations; and, confirm you meet the requirements to apply for your Abu Dhabi Freelancer License.
Ready to start freelancing in Abu Dhabi?
- Click the 'Buy Now' button and complete the payment formalities to purchase this service.
- Upon successful completion of your purchase, you'll receive an email inviting you to upload the requirements to the online platform we use. If you purchase outside of our office hours, please allow up to 12 hours for receiving this email.
- The online platform is user-friendly and very easy to use, we promise. You'll be guided, step-by-step, to supply and upload everything required for us to apply for your license.
- When everything is successfully uploaded, our Abu Dhabi business setup team will start the process of applying for your new license. We will need to contact you at this point to request you to access the UAE Pass app on your phone to give us the confirmation to setup and submit the application (this will be during our standard office hours in the UAE). We will need to do this a couple of times during the process.
- Before you know it, we'll be congratulating you on the issuance of your trade license. You'll be a business owner and starting your freelance journey!