About Us


The Department of Commercial Registration is an independent government department, the commercial licensing of the communities in the Dubai World special development zones, and provides all support for the commercial license in these areas, with the attendant services.

The Commercial Licensing Division CLD of Trakhees is a one-stop-shop business services hub where a company can apply for all their business requirements of licensing and government related services.

To enhance customer satisfaction and present a quality experience to our valued clients, Trakhees also encompasses the Civil Engineering Division CED and the Environment, Health and Safety Division EHS to facilitate permissions and services to our clients, our licensees, pertaining to building permits, inspections, approvals and NOCs and so on.

CLD's integrated bouquet of licensing and government services are offered for all types of Commercial activities, Professional services, Industrial operations and Tourism businesses to clients wishing to establish within Dubai World Communities, which extend to cover the world-class projects built by Nakheel, Istithmar and Limitless.

The key objective of the CLD is to  ..

  • ensure our valuable clients acquiring those services enjoy a quality, hassle-free and integrated experience.

  • enhance the growth of their establishment.

This guide has been compiled with the aim of creating awareness of the services available and to assist Dubai World clients in applying for them.

The Commercial Licensing Division (CLD), the youngest regulatory arm of Trakhees, is proud to announce having gained full operational status since 1st July 2008, through a record time of 7 months from concept to inception.

The first busy months witnessed a steadily growing influx of new business as new applicants queued to obtain Licenses and related Government Services, accompanied by existing business applicants which so far had been licensed by Jafza who began to transfer their licenses to Trakhees.

CLD has inaugurated their Head Quarters in the month of October within the Dragon Mart for its’ strategic location within one of the fastest growing Dubai World Communities, Nakheel’s International City in Al Aweer.

CLD is also actively pursuing strategic alliances and establishing strong communication channels with Dubai’s government authorities to strengthen its position as a new governmental regulatory authority with agreements with DNRD for sponsoring employees for Trakhees free zone businesses, DTCM for licensing hotels and tourism businesses which kicked off with the iconic Atlantis, and many more strong ties with other authorities.

These corporations have already yielded strongly not only in business but also in other areas, with host blood donation campaign annually with the Health Authority, and a campaign with the civil defense.

It is divided into two main sections:

1. Commercial Licensing & Government Affairs Section

2. Business Development Section

Commercial Licensing Division has won the award for Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Government Excellence in the category of Best government service in the Emirate of Dubai in 2014 for " chamel " initiative as part of the Hamdan bin Mohammed Award for Smart Government categories in its second session. The audience award winning strong indication of the public and customers satisfaction for the service.