Dubai and the other six emirates of the UAE are a market where busy expatriates, who make up to more than 80 per cent of the population, are eager to contract out the cleaning of their houses, workplaces, clothes and other such duties to professionals.
In fact, the market for such a business is so good that the numbers of cleaning businesses registered in Dubai has been increasing markedly in recent years and shows no signs of slowing down.
Cleaning by Category – know where you fall
Within the category of cleaning businesses, there are a wide range of sub-categories that you may wish to consider pursuing. Each one attracts a different license category, so be sure to know where your business may be situated before initiating the registration process. Here are a few examples of how Dubai’s Department of Economic Development breaks up the umbrella cleaning category:
- Building cleaning
- Carpet cleaning
- Dry cleaning (clothing)
- Car washing
- Aircraft cleaning
These licenses fall into broader activity groups including cleaning services, laundry and motor vehicle repair and have different ‘activity codes’.
It is worthwhile to do thorough market research to understand where there are still gaps in the market and where you may be able to make a space for yourself; however, it is clear demand is high in this category of business.
How can we help?
We can be your partners as you start setting up your new venture, helping to clarify for your business model and advise on category selection. In this market, you will mostly likely need to set up a business as a Limited Liability Company. This has various implications, including the need to find a local sponsor who must own at least 51 per cent of your business. Registration formalities also require a registered local service agent to act on your behalf. This is where we can come in. Call us today to book a free consultation and get started on your way to cleaning up the profits!