Dubai is fast becoming one of the trendiest cities in the world. With a fast-growing and diverse population, the culture scene in the United Arab Emirates’ biggest city now rivals that of Paris and Milan. Unsurprisingly, the beauty industry is also growing quickly, and there is an increased demand for professional beauticians.
Furthermore, Dubai has a high standard of living and many residents have significant disposable income. As a result, they are willing to pay handsomely for top-quality beauty treatment, and salons are opening up all over the city.
If you’re planning to start a beauty salon business in Dubai, here’s everything you need to know:
Some important requirements
To run a beauty salon in Dubai, you are going to need an approval license. Before you get approved, you’ll be required to:
- Submit to inspections from all relevant agencies.
- Design your salon’s layout to meet the strict specifications laid down by the Dubai Municipality.
- Light up the space properly and use furniture that are within specification.
- Place a signboard in front of the salon.
- Have a water heater installed, as well as drawers and cupboards to hold towels and cosmetic products.
Starting your salon in 6 steps
The first thing you need to do is get approval from the relevant authorities in the jurisdiction you want to set up shop in. Before you do that, however, you must do market research to see which areas your potential customers can be found. You may also need to carry out a viability study.
For example, studies indicate that running a beauty salon in Mainland Dubai is more profitable than setting up in a free trade zone. If you plan to start a salon in Mainland Dubai, here is a summary of the six steps you need to take:
a. Obtain a license from the Department of Economic Development (DED), the organization that regulates all businesses in Mainland Dubai. This requires you to submit the passport copies of all partners and investors, as well as the visa copies of all partners in the business.
b. Choose a name for your beauty salon and submit it to the DED for approval.
c. The DED may grant you an initial approval based on the information you submitted. Afterward, you’ll need to sign the Memorandum of Association or get it done via a Local Service Agent.
d. Rent out space for the salon based on the infrastructure requirements of the DED, get a tenancy contract and the Ejari number.
e. Get approval from the Planning Section and the Health and Safety Division of the Dubai Municipality.
f. Lastly, gather all the documents from above and submit them to the DED to get your license.
The entire process should take between 2 to 4 weeks. Once the DED grants you a license, you can open your beauty salon.
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