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Start a laundry business in Dubai, UAE

If you’re asking the question – how do I start a laundry business in Dubai? – then we have everything you need in order to get started in this recession-proof business. In fact, the laundry business is so robust, the use of technology has given rise to new approaches during the pandemic, including websites and apps which allow customers to get their laundry done without leaving home.

A laundry business can potentially cover a number of very different areas, from simply washing clothes right up to specialist services including very delicate clothing, curtains or even small carpets. Plus, your client base might be private individuals or even large institutions.

So let’s jump in. In this article, we will look at:

    • Advantages of starting a laundry business in Dubai
    • Steps to register a laundry business in Dubai
    • Cost of starting a laundry business in Dubai
    • Working with Creative Zone

Advantages of starting a laundry business in Dubai

The first advantage is that it’s always going to be needed. No matter what else happens, there’s always laundry to be done.

You could focus on private individuals (either opening a laundrette for people to come and wash their clothes or creating an app-based pick-up and delivery service). Or you might focus on Dubai’s busy hospitality sector, or you might look at even more specialised areas such as healthcare.

Whatever your choice, it’s unlikely you’ll run out of work if you set up and market your company correctly.

Plus, you can start your business small and grow as you see fit, bringing in other employees where needed. It’s the chance to be your own boss and to a certain extent make your own hours. Finally, you’ll benefit from a dynamic economy with huge numbers of visitors every year.

Steps to register a laundry business in Dubai

When you’re looking to register a business in Dubai there are a number of steps to follow. Let’s break these down:

Step 1: Decide on your business activity: It is vital that your chosen activity aligns exactly with the business activity you are going to undertake. To make sure everything here is clear and compliant, it’s worth bringing in the services of a company formation specialist. This is not an area where you want to make a mistake as it can cause serious issues if you are carrying out unlicensed activities, even unknowingly. It’s important to note that every activity you carry out – within your business – must be specified so you have the correct license.

Step 2: Choose a company name: The UAE is fairly strict when it comes to naming companies, so it’s important to be aware of the regulations. Essentially, you must avoid any language that could be seen as offensive or blasphemous. You must avoid any name that is already held by a well-known organisation. If you’re naming your company after yourself, ensure that you don’t abbreviate your name. So Janice Strong Laundry is fine, but J. Strong Laundry is not. Of course you will also need to ensure your chosen company name is still available for you to register.

Step 3: Select free zone of mainland setup
The next decision you need to make is whether to set up on the mainland or in one of the UAE’s free zones. Free zone setup is popular and often very cost-effective – however, if you do take this route you would have to take some additional steps (such as opening a branch or using a distributor) if you want to trade directly with the UAE market. Only a mainland setup allows you to trade with the UAE market without extra steps.

It’s here that a company formation specialist can advise you on the best option for your chosen business.

Cost of starting a laundry business in Dubai
The cost to register a business in Dubai will depend on your chosen business activity, company size and where you set up. But as an approximation, you might expect a free zone setup to be around AED 20,000 – AED 25,000 for both license and visa.

It’s worth getting in touch with Creative Zone as we have the latest pricing and can tailor-make a package that suits your exact needs, and give you an accurate quote.

Working with Creative Zone

So those are the key points around registering your laundry business in Dubai. It’s fairly straight-forward and you should be up and running quickly.

When you’re looking to set up a new company, or even as a freelancer, you can be sure that what you’re getting from Creative Zone is the latest, up-to-date info on business setup in Dubai from people who deal with this every day.

While the setup process can be somewhat stressful, you can fast-track it by working with a company formation specialist. It’s the quickest way to get set up in the UAE, letting us take care of all the details and ensuring your application is free from errors.

We can also help you with opening a corporate bank account and also offer important advice on the type of financial institution that would best suit your requirements.

Here at Creative Zone, we offer you the best solutions to start your company in the UAE. You get fast, reliable and unbiased advice on your unique business setup requirements. We can help you choose the right kind of license for your chosen business activity/activities and take you through the entire process from start to finish.

You can let us deal with the hassle of registering a company while you focus on your business. And working with us means you get the best budget friendly and cost-effective solution to help make your business dream a reality.

Over 10 years, Creative Zone has helped over 36,000 entrepreneurs set up their businesses. Whether it be a mainland business setup, offshore company setup, free zone company setup or issuing of trade licenses and any related activity for registering a company, Creative Zone is your one-stop-shop.


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