Business Activities in a UAE Free Zone

One of the very first decisions to take on 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 very straightforward, and 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 for your UAE trade licence.

The categories below outline some of the most popular business activities you can choose from when setting up your UAE free zone company with Golden Gates.

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

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.

Event Management

Event management covers many activities, from conference organization to theatre production and more.

Film, Production and Post-Production

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


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

IT Services

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


Media and Marketing Services

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

Music and Entertainment

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

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.


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


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