Freelancer License in Abu Dhabi

Freelancer License in Abu Dhabi
by Aswani

Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) has made a new announcement of issuing Freelancer licenses in Abu Dhabi. Freelancer licenses can be applied by UAE citizens and residents, as well as by Non-residents who are in UAE on Visit Visa

Non-Residents post-issuance of Freelancer license can apply for residency visas for themselves and their families. It is important to note that applicants must possess the required skill set and experience to be able to apply for a freelancer license.

Advantages of Freelancer license

  1. No need of UAE Local Sponsor / Partner
  2. Not mandatory to take office space
  3. Non-Residents can also apply for a Freelance license and can take Residency Visas along with Sponsoring family
  4. Available at minimal cost
  5. Flexibility to work remotely or  from authorized locations
  6. Freelancer licenses will eradicate the need to employ people for a specific service that is required only periodically.

There are 48 activities available to choose from for the Freelancer license, these mostly covers areas such as Consultancy and Services.

Some of the major economic activities that come under freelancer license permit include:

  1. Parties and events organizing
  2. Tourist and recreation consultants
  3. Marketing consultancy and studies
  4. Information technology consultancy
  5. Space consultancies
  6. Design services
  7. Consulting technical equipment
  8. Fashion and clothes designing
  9. Real estate consultancy
  10. Public relations consultancy
  11. Human resource consultancy
  12. Computer devices and equipment domain consultancy
  13. Economic feasibility consultancy and studies
  14. Administrative consultancy and studies
  15. Maritime consultancies services
  16. Network websites designing
  17. Jewelry design
  18. Banking services consultancy
  19. Food safety consulting
  20. Logistics consultancy

This move by Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) will be helpful for freelancers in terms of starting their ventures at minimal start-up costs and to explore the endless opportunities to showcase their talents, expertise and capabilities and offer their services.

HLB HAMT has been helping different entities avail various types of licenses over the last couple of years. We will do the required formalities to help freelancers avail the license and start the profession of their choice.