Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Membership
  • What are the general procedures for obtaining a trade licence?
  • What are the general terms conditions for establishing companies according to the Federal Law No.8 of 1984 Concerning Commercial Companies?
  • What is an Individual business? What is the difference between it and a company?
  • What are the forms of commercial companies as per the law?
  • What are the terms and conditions and the required documents for establishing a limited liability company?
  • What is the maximum share for a foreigner in the capital of a company that is established inside the UAE?
  • What are the procedures and the required documents to establish a branch for a foreign company in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi?
  • Is it possible to be relieved of the fine in case of late membership renewal?
  • Can a licence be renewed after a week of its expiry?
  • How to deal with commercial complaints and what is the role of the Chamber in resolving them?
  • Are GCC nationals allowed to practise trade activities?
  • Are there free zones in Abu Dhabi?
  • What is the competent authority for issuing trade names?
  • Is there an ad hoc authority to issue industrial licences in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi?
  • How long is the validity period of a trade license?
  • Is it permissible for GCC nationals to have full ownership of a business or a company?
  • Is it permissible to add activities to the license of a company?
  • Is a foreign investor allowed to take part in more than one licence?
  • Are GCC nationals treated the same way as the UAE citizens?