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Dubai Economy and Akshaak cooperate to support DED Trader licencees

The Business Registration & Licensing (BRL) sector in Dubai Economy has partnered with Akshaak, an online platform, to support projects operating under the ‘DED Trader’ licence of Dubai Economy, which allows start-ups in Dubai to conduct business activities online and across social networking accounts.


As per the agreement, DED Trader licence holders can display and sell their products for free on with no commission on sales, delivery service, secure online payment, professional marketing for digital stores and smart control panel. This enables them to reach a larger number of consumers online.


Ahmad Alshaer, Senior Manager of Awareness division in BRL sector said: “Through ‘DED Trader’, Dubai Economy seeks to regulate doing business electronically and making it easier, as well as enabling businesses to connect with customers and grow. This is in line with our strategy that focuses on enhancing the ease of doing business as well as driving the overall competitiveness and sustainable growth of Dubai”.


“The cooperation between Dubai Economy and Akshaak is in line with the emirate’s e-commerce strategy to create an inspiring environment that promotes talent, and accelerates the growth of e-commerce. Together, we provide support to start-ups, such as DED Trader licence holders, to conduct business electronically and accelerate their pace of growth in alignment with the global trends to ensure their success and growth,” added Alshaer.


Fahim Al Zubaidi, Chief Executive officer and Co-founder of Akshaak said: “Akshaak was founded and established not only as simple app to promote and list creative products, but also to align with the UAE’s direction to lead in digital based services competing with global firms. Akshaak’s objective is to build a digital community ecosystem that include a large share of talented artisans to keep human connection at the heart of commerce”.


Fahim added: “We help people to locate projects and start-ups using our platform as we provide the opportunity for them to turn their ideas into successful businesses. The platform will record statistics on start-ups in Dubai in the following categories; accessories, food & drinks, arts & crafts, fashion, health and beauty as a first phase.”


Dubai Economy focuses on providing support to DED Trader licence holders by signing partnerships with government and private sectors, providing facilities for their business growth as well as opening new channels by enhancing cooperation with major sales outlets.


All DED Trader licence holders willing to participate on the platform need to register via the link to create an account and follow the instructions. Traders can also find related questions on Akshaak with descriptive videos and infographics for assistance.


Akshaak is an online marketplace to promote creative, talented startups to turn ideas into successful online businesses. For more information, please contact the Customer Service on +971561723478 or via email


The ‘DED Trader’ licence can be obtained from anywhere by logging on to and following a few simple steps - create username and password; enter address details, and social media accounts for the project/business; select the activity and trade name, and finally, make payment and receive the licence electronically.


The licensee cannot open a shop/store but can avail of three visas if the ownership is 100% Emirati and legal liability falls under the licence holder.


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