Do you want to start a business in Dubai?

Before starting a business in Dubai, you have to decide on the type of company formation. You also need to choose a licence, based on the activities and services your company will provide. The next step is to prepare all legal documents, open a bank account and start the visa process.
All these tasks may be a lot of work. You can complete these steps at the Dubai Economic Department (DED) ,TAS’HEEL, but also at Hello Business Hub by Etisalat, where we can help you with some additional advices.

What is the Hello Business Hub?

The Hello Business Hub is a one-stop shop designed to help you with all the requirements for starting a business, and offers free startup consultancy. At the Hello Business Hub, we can set up your new company, and you can get access to a corporate bank account, insurance, VAT consultation, telecom services and much more. This means more convenience and less hassle for you as an entrepreneur.

4 basic steps to set up your company

Before you get your trade licence, make sure you have your answers to these questions:

1. Do you know what problem you are solving with your business?
2. Have you identified your target audience?
3. Did you survey your target group to make sure your idea is validated?
4. Do you have a plan on how to get your first client?

While the technical and administrative aspects of setting up a business in the UAE may seem complex, we make it easier for you at the Hello Business Hub through our partners Virtuzone, DMCC, RAK Bank, AMER and others.

We will help you understand the difference between mainland, free zone and offshore company formation and decide on the type of company that’s best for you. We will also prepare the relevant documentation with our partner Virtuzone.
Get a business licence
We will help you decide on the business activity which suits your business and its needs (selecting your trade licence).
Get a bank account
We will help you open your corporate account. RAK Bank is our partner in the hub with dedicated offers for startups.
Get visas
We will help you to process visa applications for both you and your dependents, ensuring you meet the entry criteria and have all the required paperwork in place. The complete visa process goes through our partner in the hub, Amer.

Our Partners

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We believe that SMBs are a primary engine of growth for the UAE economy. We are committed to enabling the government’s vision of making the UAE the business hub of choice globally and to participate in building a diversified and sustainable economy to achieve UAE Vision 2021 to be among to the best countries in the world.
Enabled by our robust network and state-of-the-art infrastructure and services, we aim to "Drive the Digital Future” and create a connected future in the UAE.
We promise to provide the best services and experiences to our customers in the UAE, support small and medium businesses to fully realise the potential of the digital economy and build on our history of innovation. Be our strategic partner!



Whether you want to use our Hello Business Hub services or become our partner, you can call us at 8001HUB (8001428), email us at, or visit us at One JLT Building, Level 2, Jumeirah Lake Towers.