You can contact us by phone and book an appointment to meet us. At the first meeting you will share your idea/project and we will introduce Dubai SME services and provide you with all the guidance and support you need.
Dubai SME is a non-profit organization offering Development Advisory services to support the owners of creative ideas free of charge. Dubai SME does not profit off any project.
Yes you are eligible but you have to set up your business in Dubai.
No, it's not. We will help you to prepare a preliminary study of your idea/project to be submitted with required documents for financial support.
The initial approval is valid for six months from the date of issuance. As for the trade name reservation, the approval is valid for two months from the date of issue.
Yes, you can get the consent of Dubai courts for economic activities (trade permission certificate).
Yes, you must submit a copy of your CV, diplomas and/or certificates in case of consultancies activities only.
Yes, after obtaining a suitable site for the project.
Yes, but not to be owned by a relative, and so would be exempt from the licensing fees for a period of 3 years from the date of purchase. In the case of buying it from a relative, it would exempt from fees for the remaining period only.
Yes, if you keep renewing membership annually.
A lawyer can not obtain a trade license as per the terms of the Ruler's Court.
Maximum 3 years.
No you can't. It should be a startup or at idea level.
Yes, we are committed to helping you develop, enable, and nurture your business idea.
Up to 5 employees(it depends on the office space and the project need for hiring employees)
Committing to your business, being in the office regularly, meeting the HI2 team and providing monthly report enable us to offer the appropriate guidance and support you need.
From 10 to 15 working days.
There is no specific list of activities but you can ask directly about the permitted and prohibited ones.
Was established by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, under Law No. (11) for the year 2012 and the fund aims to support and finance the UAE youth projects.
You must set up your business in Dubai. Expanding your project to any other place inside or outside UAE is permissible.
Potential and existing projects in Dubai.
The startup loan ranges between 50,000 to 500,000 DHS. Bank Guarantee starts from 500,000 up to 5 million DHS.
Loan interest rate ranges between 1% to 2% + EIBOR(8-9%)
Up to 7 years including grace period.
Startup loans and bank guarantees.
The applicant must be between 21 and 65 years.
The minimum financial contribution by applicant is 20%-25% of the total project cost, to be paid in advance upon bank approval.
The Fund is part of the department of economic development of Dubai and Dubai SME.
No, an SME is eligible for the Fund one time only.
Government procurement program enables members to obtain contracts, procurement, marketing, support, and guidance in accordance with the local directions to allocate 5% of all Dubai Government departments annual purchasing budget to participants of the GPP.
GPP membership is free and lasts as long as the member meets the conditions and criteria of Dubai SME.