About Digital Marketing License:

Now is a good time to consider starting a digital marketing business in the UAE as a lot of new businesses are being set up that need digital communications specialists. Inorder to start your digital marketing company, you must obtain a digital marketing license.

With the growth of entrepreneurialism and startups in Dubai, quality digital marketing agencies that really know the city’s consumer market are in high demand.

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Key steps to get your digital marketing license in Dubai, UAE :

Choose Company Structure

Government authorities regulate the kind of formal structures a company can take to maintain uniformity across the business landscape. Whether it’s a free zone or a mainland company formation, new investors should explore the wide range of legal structures and types of business activities available in the UAE.

Choose Company Name

Choose a name for your business in the UAE after reading the do’s and don’ts of naming a company here for initial approval.

Obtain Initial Approval

Submit Necessary Documents

  • passport
  • visa copies of shareholders

Get Final Approval

Get a final approval from the Department of Economic Development (DED) or the Free Zone authority depending on your jurisdiction.

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Why choose Decisive Zone as your UAE business setup specialists?

  • To choose the right location for your business.
  • Suggest different company structures that suit you best.
  • Suggest different activities you can include under the digital marketing license in order to maximize license benefit.
  • We take care of the necessary paperwork and approvals required to set up your business.

General requirements

  • Sponsor’s passport with residence visa and Emirates ID
  • Dependents’ passport copies
  • Dependents’ passport-size photo
  • Attested marriage certificate (MOFA, country attestation, Arabic translation)

Minimum salary requirements:

  • For male expatriates: AED 4,000 or AED 3,000 plus accommodation.
  • For female expatriates: AED 10,000 or AED 8,000 plus accommodation.
  • The minimum monthly salary to sponsor parents and parents-in-law is AED 20,000.

Proof of relationship and dependency:

  • Marriage certificate (attested & translated copy).
  • Birth certificate for children (attested & translated copy).
  • With a non-objection certificate from the biological parent for stepchildren.
  • With legal adoption papers for adopted children.
  • Sponsor’s birth certificate for parents.
  • Additional documents to show proof of parents’ dependency may be required.

A sponsor may also apply for dependent visas for parents-in-law by submitting a marriage certificate and the spouse’s birth certificate. In this way, a connection between the sponsor and the parents-in-law can be established.

Proof of domicile:

The sponsor must be able to show that the dependent will have a decent place to stay while residing in the UAE, that the domicile will have enough rooms for the number of dependents, and that the domicile actually has active utilities.

  • Tenancy contract or title deed.
  • At least 1 bedroom for immediate family – spouse and children.
  • At least 2 bedrooms for extended family – parents or parents-in-law.
  • Recent utility bills (DEWA, SEWA, ADDC, etc.)

In addition to this, family members over 18 years of age have to pass the medical fitness test from a health centre approved by the UAE government.