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98 economic activities added in 2021

Brings total to more than 2,200


The Business Registration and Licensing (BRL) sector at the Department of Economy and Tourism (DET), Dubai, has added 98 new economic activities across a number of vital sectors in 2021 bringing the total number of economic activities to more than 2,200. This is an increase of 88% compared to 2020, when 52 new economic activities were added.

The results follow periodic evaluation and survey of local market needs, supply, and demand across key economic sectors, as well as the BRL sector’s efforts to facilitate licenses and enable enterprises to respond to market needs, which in turn will promote business development and healthy competition.

The new activities cover specialized business sectors in Dubai and include:

  • Green Hydrogen Production
  • Artificial Intelligence Developing Services
  • Gaming Localization Services
  • Industrial Consultancies
  • 3D Printing Building Construction Contracting
  • Space Consultancies
  • Plant Based Diary Manufacturing
  • Early Childhood Centers
  • Gaming Production Service Providers
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Provision and Development Services
  • Video Game Console Manufacturing
  • Storage Environments Temperature Verification Services
  • News Services via Websites
  • Coworking Spaces Operation
  • Underwater Photography Services

Dubai keeps pace with economic changes at local, regional, and global levels and transforms challenges into opportunities. The city has expanded the horizons for business sectors to meet the needs of urban development, upgraded infrastructure, and enhanced legislative environment to establish the city as one of the leading investment, commercial, and tourism centers in the world.

The BRL sector highlighted the importance of communicating with entrepreneurs and investors to develop economic and governmental performance to establish Dubai as a model at all levels. The team focuses on facilitating the procedures for obtaining a license for companies, and developing services led by its positive impact in promoting the growth of the private sector, a key contributor to the economy.