How to start a travel agency in Dubai

How to start a travel agency in Dubai?

Dubai is one of the best tourist attractions of all time. Dubai’s Infrastructure and buildings excite and bring millions of tourists to the UAE every year.

If you are planning to start your travel agency in Dubai, you have made the best decision. With an increasing number of tourists, businesses will always grow without any kind of doubt about sustainability.

Step to set up your agency in Dubai

Pick your business activity

The first step is to decide what activities you will perform. If you choose a travel agency, then make sure if you are looking to operate an inbound or outbound tour operator. You will have plenty of sub-activities to choose from in the location you select.

Register company name

Now it is required to pick a name for your agency and get it registered with DED. To get more information on what name to choose for your company click here.

Apply for a business license

Once you have your business name registered, it is time to register for your business license in Dubai. This will allow you to carry on with your business operations smoothly.

Here it is always advised to apply for a Tourism license. In this license, you will be able to select an outbound operator, inbound operator, or travel agent.

Apply for an employment visa

If you are bringing your employees from another country, make sure to apply for an employment visa within 30 days or as soon as your receive the Tourist visa

Open your corporate bank account

To start with your business activities in Dubai, you need to have a corporate bank account in any of the local or international branch banks. This allows businesses to track their income.

To open a corporate bank account in Dubai, you need to follow certain rules and guidelines which you can check here.

Documents required for Travel agency business in Dubai

You have to be ready with the below-mentioned documents beforehand you set up your company

  • No objection certificate(NOC) from Civil Aviation Authority
  • Permission from the Department of Tourism and commerce marketing (DTCM)
  • Trade name registration copy
  • Passport copy of your VISA
  • Photo
  • Identity card
  • Business plan
  • Lease agreement/office location address
  • Memorandum of Association (MOA)

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