Foreign investors interested in the hospitality industry in the UAE can set up various types of businesses in any emirate. However, Dubai is one of the most sought touristic destination in the UAE, therefore starting a restaurant or any other type of food business can bring significant incomes to an investor.
Following the general trend, catering businesses have also gained popularity along with food trucks, representing now one of the best business ideas in the restaurant industry.
Our company formation consultants in Dubai can explain the requirements related to setting up a catering business in the emirate.
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Why start a catering company in Dubai?
First of all, compared to setting up any other type of food establishment, a catering business is cheaper to set up. Secondly, this type of company is suitable for single entrepreneurs who want to create sole proprietorships. Then, a Dubai catering company can carry out its activities from the home of the owner. Even so, the company will be subject to the same requirements related to the storage and handling of food products as restaurants.
These requirements are established by the UAE Food Code. Our company incorporation agents in Dubai can explain the conditions imposed under the Food Code for catering establishments.
How to open a catering business in Dubai
No matter the type of structure chosen or the size of the business, the Dubai company formation procedure is mandatory when opening a catering business. Once the company is registered, the owner must ensure the establishment meets the safety of foods and the public health conditions imposed by the authorities. For this purpose, the Food Safety Department in Dubai will inspect the premises and issue a license for the catering business.
The Dubai catering business must also apply for an import license if the ingredients used to prepare the food are imported. For this purpose, it must register with the Dubai Municipality. The company must also comply with the packaging and labeling requirements imposed by the Food Code before delivering the products.
Foreign investors interested in starting a catering business in Dubai can contact our local advisors for assistance with the company registration process.