The Business Registration & Licensing (BRL) sector in the Department of Economic Development (DED), Dubai, added 44 new business activities across a number of sectors in the first 10 months of 2018.
The move, which is part of the DED’s efforts to facilitate business for licensees and enable them to respond to market needs, will promote business development and healthy competition among businesses in Dubai and the UAE.
The new activities cover various specialised business sectors in Dubai, and include the ‘floating consumer store’. The activity will enable stores to sell beverages, light food, gifts, newspapers, magazines and personal items in a fixed location along the beach.
The floating customer store will add to the convenience of both tourists and visitors to beaches, while enabling docked boats and those on their journey the option to provide a retail experience. The activity is suited for the provision and transport of quality consumables.
Marwan Al Marzouky, senior manager of activities classification section in BRL, said: “Our team is constantly evaluating market needs, gathering views and suggestions from licence holders as well as those looking to start their business in Dubai. The decision to add new activities is also an extension of Dubai’s ongoing efforts to facilitate licensing for limited liability companies and develop BRL services. It will ensure that licence holders can reap further benefits by eliminating obstacles for entrepreneurs.”