How to Set Up a Manufacturing Business in the UAE

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If you are an aspiring entrepreneur and possess technical proficiency in manufacturing, then the best path for you is to set up a manufacturing business in the UAE.

According to Emirates NBD research, the launch of Operation 300bn in March 2021 brought the growth of the UAE’s manufacturing base to the forefront. The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) is in charge of coordinating the 10-year strategy, which aims to increase the industrial sector’s contribution from AED 133 billion to AED 300 billion by 2031.

This is a dynamic sector that provides a chance to explore the field of manufacturing goods and services that people want and need, which, as a result, helps the economy thrive. Manufacturers greatly contribute to innovation and consumer solutions all across the UAE through their work in product design, production, and delivery. In addition, entrepreneurs who create their own manufacturing businesses have more say over every step of the production process, from acquiring raw materials to ensuring product quality and distribution

Additionally, scalability is a common feature of manufacturing companies, allowing them to increase production capacity and foray into new markets as they develop. By combining creativity, innovation, and operational excellence, you can create useful items that meet the growing consumer demands in the UAE.

Here, you will find business activities you can select under this license to start your manufacturing business:

7110.22 Manufacturing and Materials Engineering and Consultancy

This is an activity that encompasses the expertise of professionals who have the skills and knowledge covering manufacturing, material engineering and consultancy. This category includes a wide range of services offered to clients by delivering high-quality products through the development of efficient systems, processes and machinery. It also involves the study and development of materials through computational analysis, resulting in solutions across electrical, mining, chemical, industrial, systems engineering, etc. 

This type of activity covers all parameters of engineering to ensure the smooth implementation of complicated infrastructure projects, which also include civil, hydraulic, traffic, and water management-related projects. Engineers from a wide range of fields rely on this type of business for assistance with project planning and execution across various aspects of manufacturing and material engineering. 

Manufacturing industries rely on the knowledge of these professionals as they overlook other aspects that include construction-related project management tasks, such as monitoring spending, deadlines, and quality. Experts in manufacturing, materials, and consulting in the field usually overlook activities that cover air conditioning, refrigeration, sanitary engineering, pollution control, and acoustical engineering work on projects, all with an eye toward creating sustainable and innovative infrastructure solutions.

Although an extensive range of activities are covered, the following activities are not included in this category: test drilling in connection with mining operations, development or publishing of associated software, activities of computer consultants, technical testing, research and development activities related to engineering, industrial design, interior decorating, and aerial photography.

Third-party Approval: No third-party approval is required for this business activity.

Filing of Economic Substance Return: Business activity 7110.22 is exempt from this requirement.

Anti-Money Laundering Compliance: Business activity 7110.22 is exempt from this requirement.


7110.29 Building Material Manufacturing Consultancy

This category covers the expertise of professionals who provide building material manufacturing consultancy. These consultants have technical proficiency in designing, manufacturing and developing building materials. This type of business offers clients full-service engineering design and consultancy that in turn, improves their long-term viability, sustainable practices, and quality of construction materials. 

Consultants in this area work with manufacturing companies to enhance product performance, decrease costs, and refine production processes by applying their understanding of manufacturing methods to meet industry standards. In order to satisfy the demanding quality standards and regulatory requirements, these consultants provide guidance on raw material selection, material formulation, and manufacturing procedure optimization. 

Furthermore, consultants are usually up-to-date with the latest innovations in the market and recommend the use of environmentally friendly materials and energy-efficient production methods. Building material manufacturing consultancies greatly contribute to the development of new ideas and long-term sustainability. Through their experience and support, these consultants contribute to the development of high-performance building materials that improve construction projects in terms of safety, comfort, efficiency, and environmental effects.

Although an extensive range of activities are covered, the following activities are not included in the category: test drilling in connection with mining operations, development or publishing of associated software, activities of computer consultants, technical testing, research and development activities related to engineering, industrial design, interior decorating, and aerial photography.

Third-party Approval: No third-party approval is required for this business activity.

Filing of Economic Substance Return: Business activity 7110.29 is exempt from this requirement.

Anti-Money Laundering Compliance: Business activity 7110.29 is exempt from this requirement.


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