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As outlined in our section on UAE Company Set-up Steps, one of the very first decisions to take in your journey towards incorporating a UAE free zone company, and any company in the UAE for that matter, is to select the most suitable business activity. This process is a very straightforward one, and did you know you can even select multiple business activities? In your initial free consultation with us we will help you identify the most suitable activity or activities for your business to ensure a seamless application process when it comes time to apply for your UAE trade license.

The categories below outline the business activities you can choose from when setting up your UAE free zone company with Virtuzone. While our focus is mainly on consultancy and service-related activities, we are also able to support DED, offshore, commercial or general trading-related activities.

Industrial Business Activities


Industrial licenses cover manufacturing and the processing of raw goods. These activities often coincide with warehousing requirements.

Manufacturing Business Activities


Trading activities can be related to any import or export related transactions.

New Media Activities

New Media

New media covers activities such as photography, web design, and broader digital media services – including the creation and management of mobile phone applications.

Film and Production Activities


This category covers licenses for activities including film, art and video production, as well as post-production.

Education and Training Activities

Education and Training

A wide range of activities fall under the education and training categories, but please note these are only available under packages with visa eligibility.

IT Services

IT Services

IT services covers a range of activities within the information and communications technology sector, including e-commerce.

Media and Marketing Services

Media and Marketing Services

This category covers an array of activities including advertising, public relations, research, and much more.

Music and Entertainment Activities

Music and Entertainment

This category specifically relates to music production and recording, music promotion and management, music rights management, as well as theme parks management.

Publishing Activities


Publishing includes activities such as publishing of directories and guides, education and consumer books, magazines, newspapers, online and electronic content, and much more. Special approval from authorities will be required.

Broadcasting Activities

Broadcast Management

Activities supported include radio broadcasting, TV broadcasting, and web streaming. Authority approval is required and only certain packages support this activity.

Consultancy Activities


Consultancy covers a wide range of consulting activities including business consultancy, lifestyle consultancy, investment consultancy, legal consultancy, and human resource consultancy.

Event Management Activities

Event Management

Event management covers many activities, from conference organisation and management, to theatre production, to sports management, to much more.