Business Setup Services

Issuance of a license for a Sole Proprietorship (Mubdia’h Program)

Service Procedures:

1- Visit the Information Center (reception) to obtain the necessary information and the License form, or call, or check our electronic services:

2- Visit any Customer Service Center or branch of the Department to submit the application.

3- All required documents shall be submitted as electronic copies on a CD or Flash Memory in PDF format in order to obtain the trade name and initial approval.

Required Documents:

  • Trade Name Registration Form signed.
  • Copies of valid passports.
  • Copies of Valid UAE ID Card.
  • Copies of Family Book.

After obtaining the trade name and the initial approval, the following documents are required to issue the license:

  • License application Formduly signed.
  • Certificate of Trade Name
  • Certificate of Initial Approval
  • Copies of valid passports.
  • Copies of Valid UAE ID Card.
  • Copies of Family Book.
  • A copy of the valid lease contract (Home).
  • A copy of the signatures authentication duly attested by the Notary Public.
  • An approved photo or photocopy of the trade name sign board, which carries the calligrapher’s signature, seal and board measurements.
  • No objection letter from the competent authorities in case that the activity may not be practiced except with an authorization from the competent authorities.


  • No objection letter from the Abu Dhabi Business Women Council (Abu Dhabi Chamber), prior to starting licensing procedures.
  • The owner shall practice her activities at home.
  • Activities   licensed by Mubdia’h Program are not allowed to bring foreign workers.
  • The License Application Form shall be submitted by the owner of the establishment or by a legally authorized representative.
  • The owner of the establishment must be at least 21 years of age.
  • All required documents shall be attached as electronic copies in PDF format. Originals shall be presented for verification.​
  • Mubdia’h Program activities are limited to only 19 activities.
  • Terms and Conditions apply.