Large number of diversified population and business friendly government makes Dubai an ideal location for all types of businesses. Business, whether large or small, has an opportunity to flourish after its establishment in Dubai. Even if there is lot of competition in the market the chances are available to gain huge profit due to large population with good income. This is especially evident with businesses related to necessary items like opening retail shop in Dubai. Another such case is with the establishment of clothing business in Dubai. There is no shortage for clothing shops in Dubai. Everyone is present in the market from famous multinational brands to those providing regular garments. But that doesn’t end chances for growth of new businesses.
There are several reasons behind this. The most important one is the diversification of population. People from all over the world reside in Dubai and they have their own likes and preferences. There is also difference in their financial status. But clothing is a basic requirement that has to be fulfilled by everyone. In Dubai, we can see people in western wears, local Arabic clothes and several others wearing clothes representing their own areas and cultures. There is also a craze among wealthy to adopt latest fashion. All these factors play their role in enhancing opportunities for growth of business related to garments.
As a shop owner, you can decide to open general clothing shop or provide exclusively men’s, women or children garments according to your economy. You can also open a shop with garments worn in the area you are serving. You may provide western wears or local dresses accordingly. So, there is lot of scope in Dubai for clothing business that makes chances of growth of this business very bright. You only have to do it sensibly and it will certainly prove beneficial.
You can open a garment shop in Dubai mainland as well as in several free zones present in the emirate. But there is more density of population in any area in Dubai mainland as compared to any of the free zones. Therefore, it is more profitable to establish such business in mainland area of Dubai. If you are going to open a clothing shop in Dubai mainland, then the main registration authority is Department of Economic Development (DED). Following are important steps that to need to take in this regard.
- Submit all initially-required documents including copies of passport, visit visa and others
- You will require NOCs for name approval of your shop and its initial approval
- Now find a local partner and sign the MOA (Memorandum of Association) with him/her
- In the next step, select a suitable place for your business according to your requirement
- You will be required to select a business centre in case of a wholesale garment shop
- Submit application form along with all the above documents in DED that will allow you to get license to open garment shop in Dubai
Taking license from DED will allow you to import, manufacture and sell your garments in Dubai and UAE. Along with that, you can also re-export these clothes in other countries as well. This process seems a bit lengthy and difficult. So, it is advisable to contact a reliable and experienced consultancy firm to ensure approval of your license.
We at Riz & Mona Consultancy can assist you in getting quick and trouble-free approval from DED and other relevant departments. You can contact us via our WhatsApp # 971-56-9971225 or email address [email protected]