Complete Guide for getting a delivery service license in Dubai

delivery service license in Dubai

Dubai is well-known for its sophisticated lifestyle and ultimate business hub. With the growth of many new business ventures of business people from all over the world, the need for delivery services has also broadened. Today, everyone wants the luxury of having everything at their doorstep. This has boosted the growth of the delivery service business. There are a few requirements and a pretty straightforward process that you need to follow to get yourself a delivery service license in Dubai and start the business.

Documents and cost requirements

Below are the documents and prices you must arrange before getting a delivery license.

Documents required to get a delivery service license in Dubai

  • Preliminary approval of the licensing authorities (Dubai Economy – Free Zones)
  • Copies of the partners’ passports
  • Emirates ID of citizen partners
  • Valid visit or residence visa for partners
  • NOC from the sponsor in case the partner is a non-GCC citizen.

After completing the submission of these documents, you will receive a NOC by RTA, and you can proceed to DED afterward.


The cost of a delivery license in Dubai is a one-time investment and has lucrative returns. Firstly, You will have to get an RTA permit which would cost approximately AED 1000.

Several other factors determine the final cost of the license, so it isn’t easy to specify the exact cost of the permit. Concluding, license costs in Dubai can be anywhere from AED 5,000 to AED 10,000, exclusive of sponsorships and other fees.

Process of application 

You need to thoroughly follow a straightforward process to get a delivery service license in Dubai:

Legal structure and Location : 

Two legal structures that issue delivery service licenses in Dubai are the professional and LLC structure. Both have pros and cons, which you must weigh before selecting. Along with this, you need to decide the type of economic zone you want to set up your service. Mainland and Freezone are the options you must compare before choosing one.

Name your service :

There are specific strict rules that you must know before giving a name to your delivery service. Your service must have a name that is legally registered.

Apply for a license :

A delivery license is categorized under a professional license in Dubai. You need to know the relevant paperwork and apply for the same.

Find partners :

You must have a potential partner to help you set up and run the business. You may find one just after the idea of business clicks you or after you receive your license. 

Hire staff : 

The people you work with contribute the most to the growth and success of your business. Therefore it is necessary to recruit well-trained, well-spoken staff skilled at what they do.

Payment gateways :

In the final step, you must open a bank account and set up payment gateways to receive your payments. For this, you have to open a corporate bank account.

 You are required to apply for visas for yourself and your family. Additionally, being an employer, You may also be required to sponsor visas for your employees from outside the country.

Why clever corp services?

Our services give you a customized solution focused on your particular business and market, and we design strategies that enable our clients to achieve continuous growth and scale sustainably. To discuss more in detail your business plan, reach us today to have a suitable solution for your business dreams. We at Clever corp hold vast experience and our expert advisors are round the clock at your service to understand your idea better and get them into reality. Contact us at +971586412031 or +97145804048 to discuss with our experts at [email protected].

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