The type of business license you will apply for depends on the primary activity of your business.
Types of business activities you can conduct in a Free Zone depends on the Free Zone itself. For example, twofour54 focusses on Media and Broadcasting.
In DMCC, there are about 600 business activities to choose from. This includes sectors such as energy, commodities, gold and diamonds, technology, constructions, FMCG, healthcare, aviation, shipping, education, media, professional services, financial services and personal and community services.
DIFC allows conducting business in the financial and non-financial sectors such as banks, insurance, wealth management and capital markets and non-financial businesses such as retail shops, restaurants, five-star hotels, art galleries and academic institutions.
Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) allows establishing ‘single family offices’. These have the standard FZ LLC structure. They can provide services to a family member, family business, family entity (corporate structure) or family trust. It can be owned by one or more individuals or a corporate entity where all shareholders are of the same family.