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8% Growth of New Business Licenses in Ajman during the First Half


DED-Ajman announced a growth of 8% in the new business licenses issued in the emirate during the first half of the current year, compared to the same period of the last year, while the new licenses witnessed a growth by 5%, according to the business movement report issued by the DED on periodic basis to monitor the movement of issuance and renewal of economic licenses in the emirate. The results of the report reflect the continuing confidence of business community and high optimism for the future of economic growth in the emirate, in light of initiatives and schemes implemented by the DED in order to develop the business conduct environment and promote its competitiveness at regional and global scales.

H.E. Ali Eissa Al Nuaimi, Director General of the DED said: “the growth of business licenses during the first half affirms the strength of the local economy and the investment environment attractiveness. DED initiatives during the last period contributed to promoting the business movement growth and attracting more investments, most notably the “One Window” Project which aims to facilitate the business setup process and shorten the customer trip. DED was also one of the first entities which supported “start your business in 15 mn” service. This service was adopted based on the outcomes of the annual meetings of Government of the UAE held in September 2017, and enables the issuance of the economic licenses through the e-platform (( for more than 800 eligible activities in the emirate”.

“Start your business service provides investors with many privileges, mainly the obtainment of the economic license, chamber’s membership, establishment number, an electronically notarized Company’s MOA, and 3 labor residences without the need for approaching the service center, in addition to the exemption from the location requirement in the first year, and other privileges that promote the customer happiness and encourage investors to start their commercial activity. The DED continues its efforts to support the economic growth, through an integral system of legislatures, policies and services that contribute to promoting the value-added activities, towards the achievement of our vision aiming at creating a sustainable diversified and competitive economy based on knowledge and innovation by 2021” He added.

For her part, Fatima Ahmed Alshamsi, Director of Planning & Economic Studies Division said” the total number of new licenses issued during the first half of the year is 2442 licenses, including 1699 new professional licenses with a growth of 15%, compared to the last year, 49 new industrial licenses with a growth of 17% and 653 new commercial licenses. On the other hand, the renewed licenses increased, reaching 12868 licenses, with 6291 renewed commercial licenses, 6149 renewed vocational licenses and 411 renewed industrial licenses. The number of renewed licenses through the automatic renewal service is 2297, representing 18% of the total licenses renewed during such period”.