Dubai Economy and Aramex offer logistic solutions for startups and freelancers
The partnership is part of Dubai Economy’s continuous efforts to support business activities and strengthen Dubai’s economy as well as contribute to business sustainability
The Business Registration & Licensing (BRL) Sector in Dubai Economy has partnered with Aramex, a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, to provide holders of the DED Trader licence with customised logistics solutions to help them grow their projects.
The DED Trader Licence is issued for freelancers in their place of residence in Dubai as well as for conducting business activities that operate online or on social networking sites.
The partnership is part of Dubai Economy’s continuous efforts to support business activities and strengthen Dubai’s economy as well as contribute to business sustainability. The collaboration will contibute to realising the government's digital transformation vision and enhance the ease of doing business, while reinforcing Dubai's position as a leading and highly competitive global business hub.
As per the agreement, Aramex will provide DED Trader licence holders with a variety of Domestic and International Express delivery solutions, comprehensive Freight services and Logistics solutions, and with e-commerce solutions specifically tailored to meet their needs at special rates.
All that DED Trader Licence holders need to do is to visit the link: startups.aramex.com/DED and share their contact details. An Aramex representative will contact them to complete the account registration process and provide them with solutions relevant to their projects.
“Our partnership with Aramex reflects Dubai Economy’s vision and strategy to strengthen trade and business activities in the emirate, and to enhancing its competitiveness and driving sustainable growth. Cooperating with Aramex will drive progress in the e-commerce sector, accelerate the growth of startups, and promote innovation and digital and technological advancement in the business community,” said Omar Al Mehairi, director of Development and Follow-up Division in the BRL sector.
“We launched the DED Trader license to promote e-commerce and the competitiveness within the emirate’s economy. With its advanced logistical infrastructure, Dubai has reinforced its smart trans-formation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and strengthened the adoption of e-commerce as an exceptional model for doing business,” added Al Mehairi.
Ahmed Marie, general manager of Aramex in the UAE, said: “We are honoured to partner with Dubai Economy, which underpins our strong belief in the importance of empowering entrepreneurs and startups, and supporting them to create their own opportunities. At Aramex, we are keen to facilitate access to various logistical services and solutions for startups and projects so we actively contribute to their growth and development process and help them compete locally and globally. Through this partnership, we also aim to reinforce strong partnerships with various sectors and government entities to create shared value that contribute to the prosperity of businesses and startups, and positively to the national economy.”
The DED Trader Licence can be obtained electronically anywhere within a few minutes by logging on to dedtrader.ae and following simple steps such as entering Emirates ID data, selecting the activity and trade name, and displaying the social media accounts through which the products or services are shown.
The benefits of getting a DED Trader Licence include the issuance of an establishment card, access to bank facilities, display of products in consumer points of sale (Dubai economy partners), obtain-ing Dubai Chamber membership for commercial activities, receiving a Customs Client Code that facilitates import and export via dubaitrade.ae, participation in exhibitions & conferences and train-ing workshops, temporary employment services, as well as securing workspace (DED partners).
Invest in Dubai Platform
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched ‘Invest in Dubai’, a unified digital platform to start a business in Dubai, to consolidate Dubai’s status as a leading global business destination. The ‘Invest in Dubai’ platform offers a unique business set-up experience backed by Dubai’s advanced smart solutions. The largest one-stop-shop platform of its kind, ‘Invest in Dubai’ enables investors to obtain trade licenses and launch their business easily in a matter of minutes.
An integrated portal for doing business in the emirate, ‘Invest in Dubai’ offers users various services, including commercial licensing in which government permits and approvals can be obtained from a centralised platform, eliminating the need to physically visit any service centre. Also offered on the platform are packages and value-added services that support businesses in launching commercial projects. It’s the largest integrated and trusted platform serving over 2,000 businesses in the emirate.
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