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New business licences create over 12,000 Dubai jobs in September

Department of Economic Development says it issued 4,057 new licences in Dubai in September

New business licences create over 12,000 Dubai jobs in September

Real estate, leasing and business services accounted for 51.9 percent of the new licences issued.

More than 12,000 new jobs were created in Dubai in September as the emirate's Department of Economic Development (DED) issued 4,057 new licences for various professional, commercial, industrial and tourism activities.

According to the Business Registration and Licensing (BRL) sector in DED, 65.2 percent of the new licences were professional, 33.2 percent commercial, 1.2 percent related to tourism and 0.4 percent industry, creating 12,102 jobs.

The top nationalities who secured licences in September were Bangladeshis, Indians, Pakistanis, Egyptians and Brits.

The ‘Business Map’ digital platform of DED saw 30,523 business registration and licensing transactions being completed during September.

Real estate, leasing and business services accounted for 51.9 percent of the new licences issued, followed by trade and repair services (23.4 percent), community and personal services (7.4 percent), building and construction (7.3 percent) and transport, storage and communications (3.2 percent).