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Retail Activities Guide

Activity Description (English)Activity Description (Arabic)ClassificationDescriptionAdditional Government Entity Approval Required
Antiques & Rare Collections Repairاصلاح المقتنيات الاثرية والثمينةJewellery tradingIncludes the firms specialized in repairing and maintaining antiques and precious collections, including luxurious furniture, work of arts, manuscripts, books.
Art Galleryصالة لعرض الاعمال الفنيةHalls and exhibitionIncludes Galleries which constantly show art works such as drawings, sculptures, photographs, handicraft works, masterworks etc. or allocate these works of art for holding exhibitions for artists from time to time. This also includes promotion activities for these works.
Aircondition & Refrigeration Spare Parts Tradingتجارة قطع غيار اجهزة التكييف والتبريد ومكوناتها


Includes reselling spare parts of air-conditioning systems, central, window or split units as well as coolers, cold storage compartments, central water cooling and other refrigeration equipment.
Artificial Flowers & Plants Tradingتجارة الزهور والنباتات الصناعية والمجففةReady made garments groupIncludes reselling artificial flowers and plants made of fibers, glass, ceramic and metal, also, flowers arranging.
ATMماكينة الصراف الآليAutomated Teller MachinesIncludes Automated Teller Machines of banks that are licensed by the U.A.E Central Bank.
Auction Hallصالة بيع بالمزادHalls and exhibitionIncludes firms engaged in buying and selling goods by offering them up for bid whether indoor for items like jewellery and vehicles and phone numbers, or outdoor bidding for items like cars and real estate, it doesn't include authentic artifacts and antiques .
Auctions Organisingتنظيم المزادات العلنية وادارتهاExhibition organisersIncludes firms organize public auctions to sell properties or movables by experienced auctioneers and appraisers, and in specialized galleries or in any place specified by the concerned authority, also, carrying out related procedures, mainly obtaining auction permits, announcements, venue leasing, sorting out sold materials, transfer of ownership and value collection.
Audio Recorded Media Tradingتجارة الوسائط السمعيةVideo and recordingsIncludes reselling audio materials recorded on cassettes and discs and other magnetic and optical recording media, including radio programs, songs, lectures, educational courses, religious materials.
Audio-Visual, Recording Equipment & Accessories Tradingتجارة الاجهزة السمعية والمرئية واجهزة التسجيل ولوازمهاElectronics groupIncludes reselling audio-visual electronic equipment, involving radio sets, gramophones, loud-speakers television and video sets, cinematography projectors, slides projectors, instant translators respectively, also, cinematography and television photographing systems, as well as other non-commercial. Equipment used for photographing and recording inside studios or for commercial purposes.
Authentic Artifacts & Antiques Auction Houseصالة مزادات الأعمال الفنية والمقتنيات القديمةHalls and exhibitionIncludes firms which conduct auctions of genuine artifacts, antiques and/or artworks. Auctions may be held for either commercial or non-commercial purposes and may be held on behalf of a third party (e.g. art gallery, charity).
Auto Accessories Fittingتجهيز السيارات بالأجزاء الإضافيةMotor vehicle repairingIncludes fitting non-essential automotive exterior and interior accessories which embellish the look and feel of an automobile or add functionality, also installing window film to reduce sun heat and glare
Automobile Driving School معهد لتعليم قيادة السياراتMotor vehicle & motorcycles driving institutes Includes providing theoretical education and practical driving instruction on light motor, heavy trucks and buses, lifting trucks and motorcycles, before attempting the practical driving test conducted by the concerned authorities. Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)
Baby Food Tradingتجارة اغذية الاطفالFoodstuff tradingIncludes reselling baby food, such as liquid or powdered milk, beverages, juices and other dried or liquid foods.
Beauty & Personal Care Equipment Tradingتجارة معدات التجميل والعناية الشخصيةEquipment tradingIncludes reselling equipment and supplies used in beauty and hair saloons, rehabilitation and personal care centers, also, health oriented equipment like pure and flavoured oxygen generators, relaxation and message equipment like chairs, beds, steam and sauna rooms, other similar ones unclassified as medical or sport equipment.
Beauty & Personal Care Requisites Tradingتجارة ادوات ولوازم التجميل والعناية الشخصيةMedicines tradingIncludes reselling of personal beauty treatment scissors ( hair and nails), shaving articles and brushes( hear, teeth and shaving), combs, small mirrors, rasps, wigs, hair dryers and shaving devices.
Beauty Salon Training Centerمركز لتدريب العاملين بصالونات التجميلSalonIncludes provide training to professionals working in ladies salons involved in cosmetic and hair and skin care
Body Building Clubنادي كمال اجسامSport ClubIncludes sport clubs which accommodate sport facilities for exercising body building in order to optimize trainees performance and qualify for regional and international sport excellence.
Books Bindingتجليد الكتبPrinting and publishing servicesIncludes workshops engaged in manual and automated book binding to prevent book damage and make easier to use, including deluxe binding using textiles or plastic or leather
Books, Newspapers & Publications Tradingتجارة الكتب والصحف والمطبوعات الاخرىStationary and books tradingIncludes reselling different knowledge books in different languages as well as magazines and newspapers.
Businessmen Servicesخدمات رجال الاعمالConsultancy -D- management, information and marketingIncludes firms engaged in providing to businessmen secretarial services, shorthand writing, minutes taking as well as managing their affairs by means of scheduling their time, airline booking, hotel reservation, receive and see off at the airport, arrange their meetings with other parties.
Cafeteriaبيع الوجبات الخفيفةRestaurants and coffee shopsIncludes cafeterias that sell snacks, juices and beverages to the public.
Car Cleaningتنظيف السياراتCleaning ServicesIncludes shops which offer mobile washing services for various kinds of cars. These services include cleaning or washing the car on-site at the parking.
Calligraphersمشغل خط ورسمAdvertisingIncludes preparing small wooden or plastic advertising boards, drawing and painting, designing simple firms' logos and trademarks, magazine covers.
Car Park Rental & Managementتأجير مواقف السيارات وادارتهاReal EstateIncludes firms engaged in operating parking facilities in public and private places and in airports and shopping malls.
Car Rentalتأجير السياراتCar rent and passenger transportIncludes firms which lease cars without drivers.Roads and Transport Authority (RTA
Cards & Envelops Printingطباعة البطاقات والمغلفاتPrinting and publishing servicesIncludes printing business cards, invitation cards to official events and celebrations, season's greeting cards and weddings congratulations cards. This also includes printing the envelopes.
Carpets Cleaningغسل السجاد و تنظيفهLaundryIncludes shops which offer washing services for various kinds of carpets, be it maquette, machines-made decoration pieces, hand-made oriental carpets. These services include cleaning or washing the carpets either on site or at the laundry, or redying or treating the carpets with materials to restore or strengthen the original colors in addition to the repair and sewing up operations.
Carpets & Textiles Mendingرفي السجاد و المنسوجاتCleaning servicesIncludes shops which undertake repairing clothes, carpets, garments, curtains etc.
Carpets Tradingتجارة السجادFurniture tradingIncludes reselling all types of carpet, including maquette and decor machine-made pieces.
Cloth Pressing Servicesكي الملابسLaundryIncludes providing pressing all kinds of clothing and textiles, provided by hand, by mechanical equipment, or by self-service coin-operated machines, whether for the general public or for industrial or commercial clients.
Coffee Servingخدمة القهوةOther trading activitiesIncludes selling and serving of coffee drinks and coffee related mixes.
Coffee ShopمقهىRestaurants and coffee shopsIncludes shops sell coffee, tea, Juices, biscuits and certain sweet cakes and ice-creams to the public.
Commercial Photographs Production إنتاج الصور الفوتوغرافية التجارية Print & MediaIncludes photographing in specialized studios or on location to produce pictures for different commercial purposes such as press documentaries, fashion shows, tourist items, advertising agencies pictures, as well as air shooting of landscape and urban landmarks
Computer & Data Processing Requisites Tradingتجارة مستلزمات الحاسب الآلي ومعالجة البياناتElectronics groupIncludes reselling tapes, CD-Roms, ribbons, printers ink, paper and other requisites used in computer operation and data storage.
Computer Electric Accessories Tradingتجارة تمديدات شبكات الحاسب الآليElectronics groupIncludes reselling computer electric accessories such as distributors, switches, surge suppressors and battery back-ups and cables and connectors
Computer Equipment & Requisites Tradingتجارة اجهزة الحاسب الآلي ولوازمهElectronics groupIncludes reselling computers and accessories, including servers, modems, monitors, central processing units, printers, drawing and programmed discs, disc readers, memory and file storage requisites.
Computer Graphic Design Servicesخدمات التصميم بالحاسب الآليConsultancy -D- management, information and marketingIncludes carrying computer drawing and designing for decorations, wedding and greeting cards, fashions, internet sites and many other activities, such works shall then be executed by specialized companies.
Computer Repairing & Maintenance اصلاح اجهزة الحاسب الآلي وصيانتهاRepairing of electrical & electronic appliances includes the repair of desktop and laptop computers and peripheral equipment , involving magnetic disk drives, flash drives and other storage devices, printers, monitors, keyboards, internal and external computer modems, servers.
Computer Software Tradingتجارة نظم الحاسب الآلي وبرامجهElectronics groupreselling the set of application software and its documentation concerned with realizing the user's needs and problems, and is applicable in different domains, medicine, accounting, and engineering.
Catering Equipment Tradingتجارة معدات المطاعم والمطابخ المركزيةMechanical & engineering equipment tradingIncludes reselling industrial kitchens equipment and machinery usually used by hotels, restaurants and hospitals to prepare, preserve and serve meals. These equipment are ovens, grillers, dishwashers, cold rooms, chillers, warmers and refrigerators, (glass fronts) service counters, conveyor belts,... etc.
Confectionary & Chocolate Tradingتجارة الحلويات والشوكولاتهfoodstuff tradingIncludes re selling of all kinds of flavored confectionaries such as caramels, toffee, gums, lollipops, boiled sweets.
Consumer Photographs Production خدمات التصوير الفوتوغرافي - التصوير الفوتوغرافيPrint & MediaIncludes personal photographing either in or outside specialized studios for different purposes such as passports, employment immigration visa applications. It also involves photographing weddings and other personal events. Firms which use coin photography machines are also included.
Cutlery & Silverware Tradingتجارة الفضيات وادوات المائدةHome appliances tradingIncludes reselling cutlery spoons and knives and other household trays, plates, candlesticks, whether made of silver or gold or silver-plated metal, or of stainless steel.
Calligraphers & Paintersخدمات الخط والرسمAdvertisingIncludes firms engaged in the art of writing through hand lettering to produce different forms artistic writings such as, certificates, invitations, envelopes, business branding and logos, Leather products and others , it involves drawing and painting works as a form of different arts, including visual, arts, abstract arts, sketch arts, decorative arts, illustration arts, as well as graffiti, also, body painting, where artwork is painted directly onto the adults and children skin, unlike tattoo which is prohibited.
Dates Tradingتجارة التمورFoodstuff tradingIncludes reselling of all kinds of dates whether soft, semi crunchy or crunchy.
Detergents & Disinfectants Tradingتجارة المنظفات والمطهراتChemicals tradingIncludes reselling chemical and non- chemical detergents for cleaning clothes, carpets, floors, destainers, bleachers, deodorants, bathrooms, kitchens and drainage points disinfectants, also, included utensils and glass polishers and air fresheners.
Design & Artwork Servicesخدمات التصميم الفني للمطبوعاتPrinting and publishing servicesIncludes providing a wide range of design and artworks to firms engaged in printing and publishing. This includes designing books, magazine covers, stamps, greeting cards and brochures, the process may take the traditional for modern techniques.
Dieting & Weight Control Servicesخدمات الحمية الغذائية و السيطرة على الوزنMedical ClinicIncludes firms specialized in diet systems and weight loss or control programs. This process involves consultations advice, support and regular follow-up to ensure the customer is sticking to his lifestyle changes, in addition to offering low calorie package meals and menu planning as well as providing related audio-visual tapesDubai Health Authority (DHA)
Distribution of Advertising Materials & Samplesتوزيع المواد الاعلانية والعيناتAdvertisingIncludes distributing promotional materials such as pamphlets, catalogs, posters and gifts, besides distributing samples of the products which a company produces and is bidding to promote.
Documents Clearing Servicesخدمات متابعة المعاملاتManagement, information and marketingIncludes firms which undertake submitting commercial and personal documents belonged to others to government and non-government bodies and follow up until finalization.
Documents Copying Servicesخدمات نسخ الوثائق والمستنداتTyping and translationIncludes firms which carry out the copying of documents, whether printed, audio or video taped, photographed, microfilmed or otherwise. These firms may use their own facilities or those of other firms.
Documents Transportنقل الوثائق والمستنداتPostal servicesIncludes Delivering documents having personal messages nature like contracts, tenders, cassettes and compact discs, in addition to the courier services, private firms can obtain licenses from the General Postal Authority to perform such services.

Emirates Post Group (Empost)

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)

Dried Vegetables & Fruit Tradingتجارة الخضار والفواكه المجففةFoodstuff tradingIncludes reselling vegetables and fruit dried through sun, or through dryers or dehydrators, such as figs, pineapple, peaches, and apricots.
Dry Cleaning Servicesخدمات تنظيف بالبخارLaundryIncludes shops which offer clothes washing, cleaning and ironing services by using steam powered machines. Included also are dry-cleaning services. These laundries also undertake washing and cleaning bedsheets, curtains, blankets, carpets etc.
Educational Aids Tradingتجارة الوسائل والنماذج التعليميةStationary and books tradingIncludes reselling drawings, specimens, maps, samples, as well motion pictures and T.V. documentaries and slides usually used as educational and demonstratives.
Electronic Precision Instruments Tradingتجارة الاجهزة الالكترونية الدقيقةEquipment tradingIncludes selling electronic devices to observe different phenomena indiscernible by ordinary senses, such as sound waves and vibrations detectors, minute objects observers and measuring instruments. Laboratory and medical equipment are not included herein.
Electronic Cigarettes & Accessories Tradingتجارة السجائر الالكترونية ولوازمهاTobacco and smoking accessories tradingIncludes reselling electronic cigarettes which are electronic devices that work by heating a liquid called e-juice which generates vapor that is inhaled by the user, the e-juice may or not contain nicotine, e-cigarette is intended to simulate the experience of smoking cigarettes and narghiles and may help users to quit smoking.
Electronic Games Arcadeصالة للألعاب الالكترونيةRecreation hallsIncludes operating halls where people get together for playing electronic and video games.
Fabrics, textiles & readymade garments screen printingطباعة المنسوجات و الملابس الجاهزةprinting and publishing servicesIncludes silk-screen printing on textiles and wearing apparel by transferring a multicolored image or design image from a screen to textile articles through lithographic, gravure, screen or flexographic printing.
Fashion Designingتصميم الازياء والملابسTailoring and designIncludes shops which design fashions and clothes for men, women and children, including uniform suits for the official bodies' personnel.
Fine Arts Trainingالتدريب في مجال الفنون الجميلةInstitutes and EducationIncludes institutions primarily engaged in offering instruction in performing arts, involving theatrical representation, music, singing, speech, simulation, dance, also, arts and handicraft training, such as drawing, sculpture, calligraphy, floral arts, glass crafts, embossing, fine arts printing, pottery, etc. KHDA
Film Developingمعالجة أفلام التصوير Print & MediaIncludes laboratories specialized in processing photographic films and personal motion pictures (Commercial activities listed under class 9211) – along with developing and printing this activity also includes enlarging the pictures.
Flowers & ornamental Plants Tradingتجارة الزهور ونباتات الزينةFlowers and plantsIncludes reselling various types of raw flowers and ornamental plants.
Folklore Dances Performanceتقديم عرض الفنون الشعبيةEvent organisersIncludes firms which provide performances of traditional folklore dances for private or public functions for a fee or without cost to the customer.
Food & Beverages Tradingتجارة المواد الغذائية والمشروباتFoodstuff tradingIncludes reselling of canned, preserved and frozen foodstuff, or any of the items mentioned in this class.
Fine Arts Consultanciesاستشارات الفنون الجميلةConsultancy -D- management, information and marketingIncludes firms which provide consultancy and advisory services on the investment, collection, storing and restoration of original art works, as well as services related to the coordination and curating of fine arts exhibitions, festivals and events, the minimal qualifications required is bachelor degree in fine arts, along with three years hands-on experience.
Full Service Postal Agencyوكالة بريدية كاملة الخدمةPostal servicesIncludes firms appointed by the General Postal Authority as full service agencies to carry on full postal services, which cover mail receipt and delivery, stamps and publications sale, registration services, parcels, mumtaz post and Empost services.

Emirates Post Group (Empost)
Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)

General Clinicعيادة الطب العامMedical ClinicA licensed health facility where one general practitioner or more is/are permanently available. It is specialized in examining patients, prescribing proper medicines and referring cases to specialists if necessary. Dubai Health Authority (DHA)
Gents Cosmetic & Personal Careمركز تجميل وعناية شخصية رجاليSalonIncludes firms licensed to provide cosmetic care services for gents, including skin cleansing, skin hair removal, muscles treatment by special ingredients or exercises, also using ingredients to support hair strength.
Gents Haircutting & Hairdressing Salonالحلاقة وقص الشعر للرجالSalonIncludes Gent's salons engaged in one or more of the following: cutting, trimming, shampooing, coloring, waving or styling hair and providing facials.
Gents Spa Clubنادي صحي رجاليSalonIncludes clubs specialized in a wide variety of water therapy and relaxing activities for men, such as steam bath, Jacuzzi, sauna.
Gents Tailoringخياطة البدل والملابس الرجاليةTailoring and designDescription Includes shops engaged in tailoring men's and boys' suits, shirts and pyjamas, also, men formal uniforms such as military and school clothing as well as work wear for staff and workers in the public and private sector.
Gents Wears Tailoring & Embroidery Workshopمشغل خياطة وتطريز رجاليTailoring and designIncludes shops comprising numerous sewing machines and tailors for sewing men and boy apparel, as well as men formal uniforms such as military and school clothing as well as work wear for staff and workers in the public and private sector
Gift Tradingتجارة الهداياTradingIncludes reselling pen sets, lighters, purses, key holders, exquisite gift boxes, golden buttons, make-up sets, tiny antiques and handicraft souvenir and other miscellaneous items used for personal use or presenting as gifts.
Gift Wrapping Serviceخدمات تغليف الهداياPacking servicesIncludes gift preparing services. The process involves wrapping, fixing, bands, flowers, artificial buttons, designing and typing greetings cards, as well as home or office delivery.
Gifts & Jewellery Box Makingشغل علب الهدايا و المجوهراتHandicraft workshopsIncludes the decorated boxes made of different materials and usedin keeping jewellery and presenting gifts.
Gifts Tradingتجارة الهداياReady made garments groupIncludes reselling pen sets, lighters, purses, key holders, exquisite gift boxes, golden buttons, make-up sets, tiny antiques and handicraft souvenir and other miscellaneous items used for personal use or presenting as gifts.
Glass & Plastic Engraving الحفر على الزجاج والبلاستيكHandicraft workshops Includes incising a design on glass and plastic by cutting grooves on it whether by hand or laser.
Grocery Storeبقالةother trading activitiesIncludes commercial firms whose activities are based on the marketing of certain consumer products and goods , such as fresh, preserved and canned foodstuff, household utensils, and detergents.
Handbags & Leather Products Tradingتجارة حقائب اليد والمنتجات الجلديةReady made garments groupIncludes reselling of handbags made out of leather, fiber, textile or plastic, also, leather purses, belts, leather, and office requisites, leather clothes are excluded.
Health Food Tradingتجارة الاغذية الصحيةFoodstuff tradingIncludes reselling foodstuff prepared for people suffering from certain diseases, involving foods manufactured from natural substances in such a way that they do not contain any artificial materials, flavors, nor colors that are usually added to canned or preserved food, also, nourishing substitutes for athletes and diet recipes such as vitamins and drinks.
Heavy Duty Equipment & Machinery Repairing & Maintenanceاصلاح المكائن والمعدات الثقيلة وصيانتهاRepairing of equipmentsIncludes firms repair machinery and equipment, lifts, escalators, boilers, central kitchens, automatic washing equipment, electric generators, water pumps, also, operation and regular maintenance.
Home Furniture Tradingتجارة الأثاث المنزليFurniture's tradingIncludes reselling household beds, bedroom sets, wardrobes, sofas and chairs, tables and requisites, mirrors, hangers, also, furniture for hotels and restaurants totally or partially made of wood, plastic, glass, metal, fiberglass or others.
Ice Cream Shopبيع المثلجاتRestaurants and coffee shopsIncludes shops which prepare and sell ice cream to the public for immediate consumption
Ice Cream Tradingتجارة المثلجاتFoodstuff tradingIncludes reselling made from dairy products, such as milk and cream, and combined with fruits or other ingredients and flavors.
Illustrated Magazines & Catalogues Tradingتجارة المجلات والمصورات المتخصصةStationary and books tradingIncludes reselling of magazines, directories, catalogues and other specialized publications used for promoting fashions, furniture, interior designs, household items and others.
Imitation Jewellery Tradingتجارة الحلي من غير المعادن الثمينةReadymade garments groupIncludes reselling costume or imitation jewellery, such as brooches, earnings, necklaces, bracelets, rings made from base metals plated with precious metals, or jewellery containing imitation stones such as imitation gems stones, imitation diamonds.
Instant Tea Preparationتجهيز الشاي السريع التحضيرFood IndustriesIncludes preparing, mixing and packaging of instant tea, tea creamers and mixes there off in well-sealed packs, bags or jars
Invitation & Greeting Cards Tradingتجارة بطاقات التهنئة والدعوةStationary and books tradingIncludes reselling the cards exchanged by individuals on special occasions to feature an expression of friendship or other sentiments or to convey thanks, it involves invitation cards for different occasions and events
Jewellery Repairingاصلاح المجوهرات و المصوغات و الحليGoldsmith & gold repairingIncludes repairing adornment jewellery such as brooches, earnings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, which are made of gold, platinum, palladium, titanium, silver and gemstones.
Jewellery Tradingتجارة المجوهرات والمصوغات من الذهب والفضةJewellery tradingIncludes reselling adornment Jewellery such as brooches, earnings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, which are made of gold, platinum, palladium, titanium, silver and gemstones.
Juice & Soft Drinks Shopبيع العصيرRestaurants and coffee shopsIncludes shops that provide fruits juices for immediate consumption.
Key Duplicators نسخ المفاتيح Key duplicators & stamp makingIncludes firms specialized in duplicating and handling the keys and locks for residential and commercial facilities, as well as car keys, keys for heavy duty locks.
Ladies Cosmetic & Personal Careمركز تجميل وعناية شخصية (نسائي)SalonIncludes firms licensed to provide cosmetic care services for ladies, including makeup, skin cleansing, skin hair removal, muscles treatment by special ingredients or exercises, also using ingredients to support hair strength, as well as nails treatment, service providers must be females
Ladies Gown's tailoringخياطة العباءات النسائية وتطريزهاTailoring and designIncludes the tailoring, sewing, embroidering and stitching of ladies' gowns, such as long Arab traditional dresses "Jalabya" and shawls. This also includes cutting, sewing and embroidering of ladies' head and face veils and covers
Ladies Haircutting & Hair Dressingقص وتصفيف الشعر للسيداتSalonIncludes ladies salons involved in beautification and hair care, including, hair washing, trimming, setting, dyeing, waving, straightening, as well as the makeup, henna, manicure, pedicure.
Ladies Oriental Bathحمام شرقي للنساءSalonIncludes providing ladies with sauna type rooms heated by a continuous flow of hot air which allow the bather to perspire freely, and then follow with a full body wash to enable bodies go relaxed and clean.
Ladies Physical Fitness Clubنادي لياقة بدنية للنساءSport clubIncludes firms which offer sport exercises training for securing fitness and losing weight
Ladies Spa Clubنادي صحي نسائيLadies SalonIncludes clubs specialised in a wide variety of water therapy and relaxing activities such as steam bath, Jacuzzi, sauna,..etc.
Ladies Tailoringخياطة الملابس النسائيةTailoring and designIncludes shops engaged in tailoring women and girls dresses, skirts, blouses, party dresses, wedding dresses, nightdresses, women formal uniforms such as military and school clothing as well as work wear for staff and workwomen in the public and private sector.
Laundry & Dry Cleaning Equipment Tradingتجارة معدات تنظيف الملابسMechanical & engineering equipment tradingIncludes reselling laundry machinery and equipment for cleaning and ironing clothes, textiles, linen, curtains, carpets and others, whether by steam or dry cleaning.
Laundry Servicesغسل الملابس والمفارشLaundryIncludes automatic and manual laundries which undertake washing clothes, curtains, bedsheets, small carpets etc.
Leather & Similar Products Repairing اصلاح المنتجات الجلدية ومايماثلها Personal requisites repairingIncludes repairing leather goods other than footwear, such as hand bags, wallets, and belts, wearing apparel, whether made of natural or synthetic leather.
Legal Translationالترجمة القانونيةTranslation groupIncludes specialized offices engaged in providing written translation to documents and texts with contents of general nature or to texts of specific and professional nature, like commercial contracts, legal, commercial, technical and scientific texts. It also includes instant and simultaneous translations provided by specialized translators in meetings, seminars or conferences.
Letters & Post Items Deliveryنقل بعائث بريد الرسائلPostal servicesIncludes delivering surface and registered mail, usually letters, postcards, publications, small packs and publication pouches weighing 1 kg at most.

Emirates Post Group (Empost)
Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)

Locks Repairingاصلاح الاقفال والكوالين Personal requisites repairingIncludes repairing the mechanical or electronic fastening device which are released by a physical object, such as key, keycard, fingerprint, security token.
Meditation centreمركز للاسترخاء والتأملMedical ClinicIA health facility specialized in using natural methods in the treatment such as healthy nutrition, fasting, hydrotherapy, and natural health habits, e.g, simple exercises, relaxation contemplation, optimism and herbal medicines. Dubai Health Authority (DHA)
Musical Instruments & Requisites Tradingتجارة الآلات والأدوات الموسيقية ولوازمهاElectronics GroupIncludes reselling electronic and normal musical instruments like stringed, wind, percussion instruments, pipes, accordions, organs, including also the parts and accessories.
Men physical fitness clubنادي لياقة بدنية للرجالSport clubIncludes firms which offer sport exercises training for securing fitness and losing weight
Metal Products Engravingالحفر على المنتجات المعدنيةHandicraft workshopsIncludes incising a design on metal by cutting grooves on it whether by hand or laser, in order to embellish advertising medals, jewelry and watches, making stamps, trademarks and tags
Mini Storeمتجر استهلاكيother trading activitiesIncludes mini stores linked to public utilities, hotels, petrol stations, airports and others, they provide refreshments, gifts, magazines and newspapers and some personal goods and requisites.
Mobile Phone Repair اصلاح الهواتف المتحركةRepairing of electrical & electronic appliances Includes firms engaged in cellular mobile phones maintenance and repair, including reconditioning, screen replacement, antenna, phone housing, water damaged phones and damaged parts change.
Mobile Phones Tradingتجارة الهواتف المتحركةOther Trading ActivitiesIncludes reselling cellular phones which make and receive telephone calls over a radio link while moving around a wide geographic area beside telephony they support a wide variety of services such as text messaging, email, internet access, gaming and photography, it involves selling different accessories such as memory card, car chargers, batteries, leather cases, screen protectors, Bluetooth headset, data cables, silicone skins, holders...etc
Novelties Tradingتجارة التحف الفنيةReady made garments groupIncludes reselling of paintings, historical photographs, statues, antiquity utensils, as well as other art works made of silver, copper, wood, ivory, crystal, glass or others.
Nurseryدار حضانةNurseryIncludes firms specialized in receiving and caring for children while their parents are absent.Ministry of Education
Nuts Tradingتجارة المكسراتFoodstuff tradingIncludes reselling of all kinds of nuts, such as pistachio, almond, and peanuts, whether raw or after peeling, processing, roasting, salting or packing in well-sealed packs for consumption.
Office Furniture Tradingتجارة الاثاث المكتبيFurniture's tradingIncludes reselling of office desks, chairs, tables, cabinets and others, trading of office equipment and shops fittings.
Oriental Carpets Tradingتجارة السجاد الشرقيFurniture tradingIncludes reselling manually woven oriental carpet.
Paintings & Frames Tradingتجارة البراويز والصور واللوحات الفنيةReady made garments groupIncludes reselling paintings made by renowned artists or others.
Para Pharmaceutical Products Tradingتجارة المستحضرات الصيدلانية غير الدوائيةMedicines tradingIncludes reselling para-pharmaceutical products not directly used for medication or treatment, including plasters, after-shave lotions, creams, anti-smoking products, tooth pastes, mouth wash and others sterilization products.Dubai Health Authority (DHA)
Parcels Deliveryنقل الطرودPostal servicesIncludes delivering well-wrapped parcels in specific weights and dimensions of 1.5 meters at most, as well as providing courier services.

Emirates Post Group (Empost)
Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)

Pastry Tradingتجارة المعجنات والحلويات الشرقيةFoodstuff tradingIncludes reselling pastries in deferent fillings and ready for consumption..
Pearls & Precious Stones Tradingتجارة اللؤلؤ والاحجار الكريمةJewellery tradingIncludes reselling of natural, cultured and artificial pre-formed pearl, as well as diamond, corundum, emerald, coral and other jewellery and precious stones prior to cutting, polishing and making various types of jewels, artificial precious stones are also included.
Perfumes & Cosmetics Tradingتجارة العطور ومستحضرات التجميلReady made garments groupIncludes reselling different types of concentrated or light perfumes whether manufactured synthetically or extracted from plant or animal sources, also cosmetics, such as body creams and lotions as well as various types of eye make-ups and facial cosmetics
PharmacyصيدليةOther trading activitiesA specialized facility licensed to sell and prepare registered drugs, pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and dispense herbal and medical drugs against medical prescription, according to the laws and regulations issued by competent authority of UAE. It is supervised by a licensed pharmacist who works permanently in the pharmacy.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Centreمركز طب طبيعي و تأهيلMedical ClinicA licensed health facility where a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation is permanently available. It’s specialized in rehabilitating patients through simulation of natural body functions after conducing all necessary medical tests to verify reasons of therapy, upon instructions by the treating doctorDubai Health Authority (DHA)
Physiotherapy Centreمركز علاج طبيعيMedical ClinicA health facility licensed to provide rehabilitation services through stimulating body movement and improving abilities to perform body functions. This includes manual- motor therapy, therapeutic exercises, physio electric- mechanical devices, supportive tools and electric diagnosis methods applied by licensed physiotherapist.Dubai Health Authority (DHA)
Plastic Cards Printingطباعة البطاقات البلاستيكيةPrinting and publishing ServicesIncludes printing the electronically programmed plastic cards such as membership cards, magnetic key cards , ATM cards, credit cards, smart cards, phone cards, finger print identification cards, it involves using different printing processes and techniques such as letterpress, photogravure, offset lithography printing, engraving and intaglio.
Poly Clinic-Medical ClinicA health facility licensed where there is more than one doctor licensed permanently in different specialties under central management. It is specialized in examining patients and prescribing therapy on an outpatient basis.Dubai Health Authority (DHA)
Promotional Gifts Preparingتجهيز الهدايا الاعلانيةAdvertisingIncludes firms which engrave and print names or drawings or stick photos and trademarks on promotional gifts, such as pens, watches, stationery etc.
Publishing of Books & Other Publications Servicesنشر الكتب ومنشورات أخرى الخدماتPrinting and publishing servicesIncludes firms involved in publishing books as well as literature and scientific references, school books, atlases, geographical maps, presentational brochures and other publications mentioned in details in this division, whether the process involves printing or not, or whether the firm owns its own printing press which can carry out the publishing, or the activity of such a firm is limited to the provision of publishing facilities and the conclusion of contractual agreements with printing house.
Readymade Garments Tradingتجارة الملابس الجاهزةReady-made garments groupIncludes reselling outerwear and underwear for men, women and children such as coats, suits, jackets, skirts, shirts, trousers, shorts, coats, gloves, swimming wear, socks.
Recreational Playgroundساحة لألعاب التسلية والترفيهRecreation hallsIncludes facilities for recreation and enjoyment and furnished with recreational equipment such as inflatable items, electric cars, swings, climbers, water parks, electronic games, boats, airplanes, it also accommodates various entertainment and hobbies activities, such as drawing, music, dance, reading, karaoke etc.
RestaurantمطعمRestaurants and coffee shopsIncludes restaurants equipped with the suitable installations to prepare and serve food and snacks inside, as well as various beverages for immediate consumption by the public.
Restaurant & Barمطعم وبارRestaurants and Coffee ShopsIncludes restaurants equipped with the suitable installations to prepare and serve food and snacks inside, as well as drinking places such as Bars primarily engaged in preparing and serving beverages for immediate consumption.
Restaurant & mini storeمطعم و متجر استهلاكيRestaurants and coffee shopsIncludes restaurants equipped with the suitable installations to prepare and serve food and snacks inside, such firms are allowed also to sell some consumer goods such as fresh, preserved and canned foodstuff, beverages, dairy and bakery products as well as newspapers and magazines, the sale of such goods should not predominate the role of the restaurant.
RoasteryمحمصةRoasteryIncludes small shops engaged in roasting nuts, coffee beans, spices, cereals or others, and make the packing in small consumer packs, as well as carry out roasting for others, also, reselling gifts, novelties, artificial flowers and some foodstuff items
Sandwich Shopبيع الشطائرRestaurants and coffee shopsIncludes shops that provide sandwiches, juices, and beverages for immediate consumption
Sculpture & Beautification Elements Works For Private Showsعمل المنحوتات والمشغولات التجميلية للعروض الخاصةArtIncludes producing sculpture works like statues, shapes, decoration pieces, made out of disposable materials such as polystyrene, paper, Ice, sweets and used decoratives in hotels and restaurants parties and feasts or to put in shop display windows.
Selling Commodities By Automatic Vending Machinesبيع السلع بواسطة معدات البيع الآليoutlet groupIncludes vending machines located in public places for selling beverages and snacks, newspapers and publications, DVD's, cigarettes, photo booths...etc.
Shoe Makingشغل الاحذية والنعالHandicraft workshopsIncludes small workshops that manufacture various types of shoes by cutting and fitting to design and produce special types as per customer requirements.
Shoe Polishingمسح الاحذيةoutlet groupIncludes firms engaged in shoe polishing
Shoe Repairingاصلاح الاحذيةPersonal requisites repairingIncludes manual and mechanical repairing of different gents, ladies and children footwear
Shoe Tradingتجارة الاحذيةReadymade garments groupIncludes reselling footwear made from leather, rubber or plastic and intended to protect and comfort the human foot while doing various activities..
Smoking Requisites Tradingتجارة لوازم التدخينTobacco and smoking accessories tradingIncludes reselling of smoking pipes, pipe holders, narghile (water pipe), lighters, ash trays, match boxes, tobacco boxes and other smokers requisites
Snack Food Tradingتجارة الاغذية الخفيفةFoodstuff tradingIncludes reselling snacks packed in bags or well-sealed packs, such as potato chips or cheese balls...etc.
Soap & Hair Care Products Tradingتجارة الصابون و مستحضرات العناية بالشعرMedicines tradingIncludes trading in hair care products like shampoo, oils, lotions, tonics, whether chemically originated or being natural extracts (herbs). Also included is trading in toilet and hand washing soap in bars and liquid, in addition toilet foamy soap and similar products.Dubai Health Authority (DHA)
Social Clubنادي اجتماعيother professional activitiesIncludes social clubs with membership, which offer cultural and entertainment activities such as lectures and film show or carry out social activities like holding ceremonies that mark various occasions, such services are offered against fixed charges or subscription, such clubs are not allowed to organize summer activities or camps.
Spectacles & Contact Lenses Tradingتجارة النظارات الطبية والعدسات اللاصقةMedical eye glasses trading & eyes testing servicesIncludes reselling spectacles and accessories, frames and multi-focal lenses, as well as contact lenses and eyewashes, sterilizers and optical and eye treatment devices.Dubai Health Authority (DHA)
Sports & Recreational Clubنادي رياضي ترفيهيSport ClubIncludes clubs which have facilities to practice a number of sports and entertainment activities such as rowing, sailing, driving powerboats, ground tennis, driving sport cars, polo, swimming etc. These facilities are restricted to members against periodical subscriptions or fixed fees.
Sports Wear Tradingتجارة الملابس الرياضيةEquipment tradingIncludes reselling sportswear for exercising sports, including socks, shoes, hats, gloves, balls, bags and training.
Sport Equipment & Articles Tradingتجارة المعدات والادوات الرياضيةEquipment tradingIncludes reselling sports and fitness fixed equipment, including cycling bikes treadmills, ping-pong tables, other sports accessories, nets, spears, beech canes and games results calculators, also, equipment for exercising sailing, boat races, skiing, horse and camel races and any accessories used by sportsmen.
Stamp & Seal Making نسخ المفاتيح واعداد الاختامKey duplicators & stamp makingIncludes making rubber, wood, steel stamps which are used primarily to authenticate documents and products.
Stationery , Drawing & Writing Instruments Tradingتجارة الادوات المكتبية وادوات الكتابة والرسمStationary and books tradingIncludes reselling stationery, such as copying and writing paper, notebooks, record books, various types of pens and pencils, rulers, sharpeners, paper perforators, paper clipping requisites, ready stamps, typewriters ribbons and other stationery materials, also, drawing requisites including geometrical drawing pencils, decorative pens, rulers, triangular rulers, colors, color pencils, ink, drawing paper and others.
Sub- Postal Agencyوكالة بريدية جزئيةPostal servicesIncludes selling postal stamps and publications by private firms according to contractual bases with the General Postal authority AgencyEmirates Post Group (Empost)
Suitcases & travel requisites tradingتجارة المنتجات الشخصية و المنزلية التي لم تصنف في مكان آخرReadymade garments groupIncludes reselling of various traveling leather, metal, plastic or textile and fabrics suitcases and bags, as well as luggage wrapping and transporting and any other item used only for travelling
Sunglasses tradingتجارة النظارات الشمسيةMedical eye glasses trading & eyes testing servicesIncludes reselling darken lenses glasses used to prevent sunlight and high energy lights from damaging or discomforting the eyesDubai Health Authority (DHA)
Supermarketمجمع استهلاكي (سوبرماركت)SupermarketIncludes commercial complexes involved in marketing consumer fresh, preserved and canned foodstuff, household utensils and tools, detergents and other consumer goods for personal use.
Tea Blending & Packagingخلط الشاي وتعبئتهFoodstuffs mills and PackagingIncludes blending different types of tea to produce specially flavored brands and then pack for final consumption.
Tea Tradingتجارة الشايFloor mills / RoastryIncludes reselling tea, whether in bulk or consumer packs
Traditional Handicraft Worksشغل التحف والادوات والاواني التقليدية والتراثيةHandicraft workshopsIncludes making a wide variety of types of traditional and local useful and decorative objects made completely by hand or by using simple tools, and using different material such as wood, metal, clay, bone, glass, stone, textiles, leather or plants.
Telemedicine Counseling Centerمركز إستشارات طبية عن بعد Medical ClinicA centre specialised in using different communication means to provide diagnostic, therapeutic and learning services for individuals residing in places far from specialised medical centese. It includes direct contact with specialists around the world for consultation, diagnosis and therapy without providing any therapeutic services.Dubai Health Authority (DHA)
Telephones & Telecommunications Equipment Tradingتجارة الهواتف واجهزة الاتصال السلكيEquipment tradingIncludes reselling telephone sets and intercommunication equipment (intercom) and other telecommunication devices including fax and telex machines and internal switch boards.
Textile Tradingتجارة المنسوجات والاقمشةReadymade garments groupIncludes reselling of textiles and fabrics used for sewing and fashion wear or making readymade garments.
Tobacco & Cigarettes Tradingتجارة التبغ المعالج والسجائرTobacco and smoking accessories tradingIncludes reselling of processed and prepared tobacco for smoking, as well as cigarettes, cigars, snuff, minced and manufactured tobacco...etc.
Tobacco Tradingتجارة التبغTobacco and smoking accessories tradingIncludes reselling crude or dried tobacco leaves before making any other converting process
Tour and Travel Agencyوكيل سفر وسياحةTourismIncludes firms acting as agents in selling travel, tour and accommodation services to the general public and commercial clients, arranging and assembling tours, providing guide services such as archeological, museum, tourist, hunting or finishing and providing reservation services (e.g., accommodations, entertainment events and travel).
Tourism and Recreation Consultantsالاستشارات السياحية والترفيهيةConsultancy management, information and marketingIncludes specialized firms engaged in preparing marketing and feasibility studies along with the required surveys and field questionnaires, involving identifying opportunities for new tourist facilities and services, business plans and project evaluations programs, project management.
Tourism Guidance Servicesخدمات الأرشاد السياحيTourism ActivitiesIncludes firms providing tourist guiding services by arranging guided visits to tourist destinations in Dubai or all over U.A.E., or to supply other tourist firms with tour guides on demand. These guides are licensed by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing provided that they hold the right tourist qualifications.
Travel agentوكيل سفر و سياحةTourism ActivitiesIncludes selling air tickets to individuals on behalf of the authorized agents. The role of these offices is restricted to seats reservation, issuing tickets in co-ordination with the agent as well as carry out hotel booking, car rental related servicesl.
Trees Seedings, ornamental plants & annual flowers tradingتجارة شتلات الأشجار و النباتاتAgricalturalIncludes firms that resell plant palm, fruits and shade trees, seedlings like odorous plants, ornament plants, flowers, bulbs.
Typing & Photocopying Servicesخدمات الطبع والنسخTyping and translationIncludes firms undertake typing and photocopying documents to be submitted to governmental and non- governmental bodies.
Used Jewellery tradingتجارة الحلي و المصوغات المستعملةother trading activitiesIncludes reselling second-hand adornment jewellery such as brooches, earnings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, which are made of gold, platinum, palladium, titanium, silver and gemstones.
Valet Parking Servicesخدمات استيقاف وصف السياراتSeparate professional activitiesIncludes providing hotel and restaurants or other firms with employees to perform car parking services, in private or public parking lots, to the customers of said places.
Ventilators & Fans Tradingتجارة اجهزة التهويةElecricals tradingIncludes reselling units used in ventilating residential facilities and offices like electric fans and ventilators as well as ducts, towers, ventilation flues, chimneys and silencers.
Vegetables & Fruit Tradingتجارة الخضار والفواكهFoodstuff tradingIncludes reselling fresh vegetables and fruits prior to any drying or canning processes.
Watches & Clocks & Spare Parts Tradingتجارة الساعات وقطع غيارهاReadymade garments groupIncludes reselling watches, clocks, alarm clocks and timing mechanisms, instrument panel clocks, time-recording equipment and equipment for measuring, recording and displaying intervals of time such as parking meters, time clocks, process timers, also, all the accessories and components..
Watches & Clocks Repairingاصلاح الساعاتRepairing of electrical & electronic appliancesIncludes repairing and maintaining watches, clocks, alarm clocks and timing mechanisms, instrument panel clocks, time-recording equipment and equipment for measuring, recording and displaying intervals of time such as parking meters, time clocks

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