Small businesses have a special place in the lucrative market of Dubai. Although Dubai provides the best opportunities and incentives to all types of businesses and most of the businesses are run by small traders. Among all these small businesses, those related to the food and beverages industry have their own importance and growth opportunities.
Restaurants have additional importance in Dubai because millions of tourists also visit Dubai every year and enjoy their food during their trips to these restaurants. Apart from that, many employees and workers live independently in Dubai and they use these restaurants for their daily meals. This makes Dubai an ideal location for such a type of business.
There are already many restaurants operating in Dubai and new ones are regularly opening in several areas. These restaurants are present all over Dubai including mainland areas and free zones. But there is no problem with setting up new restaurants in the city despite competition due to the rise in population and tourism on a consistent basis.
There is a complete procedure to open a restaurant in Dubai. A restaurant license is required for opening this food business in Dubai. This is a trade license that allows the opening and operating of restaurants in Dubai. An important thing about this license is that it depends on the nature of the restaurant that one wants to start in Dubai.
There is a total of 4 types of restaurant licenses available in Dubai that target 4 different types of restaurants. This variety in a license is a really important step by the government as it not only increases chances for small investors but also provides different options to residents and tourists.
Following are 4 main types of restaurant licenses available in Dubai.
It is the simplest type of license that is available for the establishment of typical restaurants that can serve food, snacks, drinks, etc. that are available for immediate consumption by customers. The main authority to issue and regulate this professional license is Dubai Municipality (DM).
Mini Store & Restaurant License:
This type of license allows the restaurant to prepare and serve food, snacks, etc. for customers. Apart from that, these businesses can also sell consumer goods like beverages, canned foods, bakery products, dairy, daily newspapers, etc. This is a commercial license.
Multi & Restaurant license:
This is the largest of all the static restaurants. This type of license allows for establishing a common area having several shops of coffee and food vendors. Here, the customers can either enjoy their food and drink inside shops or by seating in the common area. This is a professional license.
Floating Restaurant License:
This is a different type of license as compared to the above-mentioned ones. This is a commercial license that is commonly used to entertain tourists in an entertainment area. After acquiring this license, the trader can serve food and beverages on a ship, yacht, or boat. Dubai is a coastal city and such business can result in gaining huge profit. This license is mainly issued and regulated by Dubai Municipality (DM).
These are the main restaurant licenses available in different business locations in Dubai. One can expect huge profit after setting up any of these restaurants following an appropriate license. You have to contact various departments and prepare the required documents for this purpose. We at Riz & Mona Consultancy can make this process simpler for you thanks to our experience in the market of Dubai. For further details and assistance, you can contact us via WhatsApp # at 971-54-582-1012.