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Start an online educational business: 2021 Guide

If you want to start an online educational business, then the UAE is a great location. A recent report noted that the sector – often called EduTech (or EdTech) – has grown five-fold over the last couple of years. Sign-ups to online educational platforms are soaring, and while the pandemic forced much education online, post-pandemic it remains just as popular as new, innovative ways to deliver education are brought in.

The UAE is a major regional business hub, and with its global population base it’s no wonder that EduTech and online education in general has flourished here.

You don’t need to be a large corporation to enter this market. There is scope to becoming a tutor – someone who supplements a student’s other studies – in many different areas.

Setting up an online educational business is quick and easy if you work with a reputable company formation specialist, who can have you up and running with minimum hassle. So in this article, we will cover:

  • Benefits of an online education business
  • Steps to start an online education business in Dubai
  • Documents required to start an online education business in Dubai
  • Working with Creative Zone


Benefits of an online education business

There are a number of key benefits if you want to start an online educational business. These include:

  • You can be flexible in your work: You are able to choose the hours you work and the students you take on. In short, you can make your schedule work for you.
  • You can have variety in your work: You will be able to work with many different clients, often dealing with different areas within your subject expertise. It keeps your working life interesting.
  • The chance for growth: As mentioned, EduTech is growing fast in Dubai, so with growing demand there is a chance for you to scale as interest grows. The key is to ensure your area of expertise fills a hole in the market.
  • Start small – or big: Whether you set up as a freelancer or as a company, you can start at (and grow to) a size that works for you, at your own pace.

Steps to start an online education business in Dubai
The next question to address when you want to start an online educational business is the actual process of applying. The first two questions to resolve are as follows:

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 to avoid fines or even cancellation of your license.
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 Michael Lewis Tutoring is fine, but M Lewis Tutoring is not. Of course you will also need to ensure your chosen company name is still available for you to register.
From there, you can follow these steps:

  • Prepare your documents and make the payment
  • Reserve your business name
  • Receive approval
  • Apply for your visa
  • Receive visa

In all cases, speaking with a company formation expert means that they can guide you through the exact requirements, so you can set up not just quickly, but remain fully compliant throughout.

Documents required to start an online education business in Dubai
Whether making your application yourself, or through a company formation agent, you are usually only required to provide a few details and some basic documentation, including:

  • Completed application form
  • Passport copy of the proposed business owner/s
  • Two colour passport size photos.

The application process is also fast. With all company documentation in place it can usually be issued within a week.

Working with Creative Zone
So those are the key points around licenses for those entering online education in Dubai. It’s fairly straightforward 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 what you’re getting from Creative Zone is the latest, up-to-date info 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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