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Fancy running a 'floating consumer store'? Now you can in Dubai

Department of Economic Development adds 44 new business activities across a number of sectors in first 10 months of 2018

Fancy running a 'floating consumer store'? Now you can in Dubai
The new floating consumer store will enable retailers to sell beverages, snacks, gifts, newspapers, magazines, and personal items, in a fixed location along a beach.

The Business Registration & Licensing (BRL) sector in Dubai's Department of Economic Development (DED) has added 44 new business activities across a number of sectors in first 10 months of 2018.

The DED said the move, which is part of efforts to facilitate business for licensees and enable them to respond to market needs, will promote business development and healthy competition among businesses in Dubai and the UAE.

The new activities cover various specialised business sectors in Dubai, and include the floating consumer store. The activity will enable stores to sell beverages, snacks, gifts, newspapers, magazines, and personal items, in a fixed location along a beach.

DED said the floating customer store will add to the convenience of both tourists and visitors to beaches, while enabling docked boats and those on their journey the option to provide a retail experience.

Marwan Al Marzouky, senior manager of activities classification section in BRL, said: "Our team is constantly evaluating market needs, gathering views and suggestions from license holders as well as those looking to start their business in Dubai where there are always changes and new developments.

"The decision to add new activities is also an extension of Dubai’s ongoing efforts to facilitate licensing for limited liability companies and develop BRL services in general. It will have a positive impact on private sector growth and ensure that license holders can reap further benefits by eliminating obstacles for entrepreneurs who have new business ideas, and thus create more jobs.”

DED has a directory of economic activities, which explains the procedures and guidelines governing business activity in Dubai.

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