Abu Dhabi Freelancer License: Comprehensive Guide [2024]

Last Updated on July 10, 2024 by Vadim

Key Details

  • Cost: Dh530
  • Validity: 2 years
  • Available to: UAE citizens, residents, and non-residents
  • Family sponsorship: Allowed (2-year visa)
  • Office space: Not mandatory

Application Process

  1. Call ADDED: 02 815 8888
  2. Register online: www.adbc.gov.ae
  3. Use mobile app: ‘AD Business Centre’ (Android/iOS)

Registration Requirements

  • Full name
  • Passport number
  • Mobile number
  • Email address

Required Documents

  1. Proof of expertise:
    • University degree
    • Experience certificate
    • Accredited accomplishments
  2. For residents:
    • Government sector: NOC from employer
    • Private sector (permanent contract): NOC if similar activity
    • Private sector (part-time): No NOC required

48 Approved Economic Activities

  1. Working soap forming
  2. Events organizing
  3. Tourism consultancy
  4. Green building consultancy
  5. Marketing consultancy
  6. IT consultancy
  7. Translation services
  8. Heritage consulting
  9. Plastering and carving
  10. Floral arrangement
  11. Space consultancies
  12. Design services
  13. Technical equipment consulting
  14. Fashion design
  15. Real estate consultancy
  16. Public relations
  17. HR consultancy
  18. Energy marketing
  19. Computer hardware consultancy
  20. Handcrafted products
  21. Landscaping services
  22. Marketing management
  23. Parliamentary consultancy
  24. Economic feasibility studies
  25. Administrative consultancy
  26. Event photography
  27. Lifestyle development
  28. Calligraphy and painting
  29. Agricultural extension
  30. Pest control consultancy
  31. Procurement consulting
  32. Quality and standardization
  33. Maritime consultancies
  34. Commodities design
  35. Project management
  36. Web design
  37. Jewelry design
  38. Statistical services
  39. Videography
  40. Gift-wrapping
  41. Banking consultancy
  42. Cosmetic craft artwork
  43. Project development
  44. Food safety consulting
  45. Photography services
  46. Architectural consultancy
  47. Fine arts consultancy
  48. Logistics consultancy

This comprehensive license offers professionals in Abu Dhabi a flexible way to operate independently, sponsor family members, and engage in a wide range of economic activities without the need for traditional company sponsorship.

Further Reading

In our latest blog article, we cover several key topics related to employment in the UAE. For those looking to stay updated on the latest employment trends and practices, here are some essential reads:

  1. Etihad Airways Pilot Recruitment
  2. UAE Job Loss Insurance: Can You Claim After Leaving the Country? [2024 Guide]
  3. Get Free UAE Job Experience Certificate Instantly [2024]
  4. UAE Job Market Insights: 10% Workforce Growth, IT Jobs Surge 77%
  5. Who Pays for Visa and Recruitment Costs in the UAE?
  6. UAE: Travelling while Pregnant? Rules and Guidelines