Dubai’s Deputy Ruler has announced the launch of a virtual and global business license. It will be available to 101 countries and is the region’s first virtual business license. It will allow freelancers and business people across the world access to a regulated ecommerce platform and allow them to work easily with Dubai-based companies and explore new markets and investment opportunities remotely. It is hoped it is will bring more than 100,000 companies to the Emirate in the creative industries, technology and services sectors. Applications can be submitted to www.vccdubai.ae or through VFS Global offices in 11 locations globally.
Dubai Healthcare City-registered companies can now register onshore. They will only be able to register onshore if they have successfully applied for a no-objection certificate from the Dubai Healthcare City Authority-Regulatory and successfully obtained a commercial permit from Dubai’s Economic Development Department. The regulatory changes are part of new regulations developed by the City and the Economic Development Department.