The Department of Economic Department (DED) is an authority which is entrusted to formulate economic agenda of the emirate of Dubai, UAE. It withholds the Dubai government vision of structural transformation of the region into a modified, innovative, service based economy in order to boost the business environment and stimulate productive growth of the economy.

DED and its agencies establish economic policies and plans, classify and support expansion of strategic sectors and administer services to domestic and international businesses.

DED is also the licensing authority for businesses established in the emirate of Dubai.

Following are the services licenses are provided by DED:

1) Trade License Issuance
2) Trade License renewal
3) Amendment of Activities in Trade License
4) Amendment related to partner(s)/ shareholder(s)
5) MOA Amendment