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Dubai has emerged as a prominent global hub for crypto-asset platforms, witnessing a significant transformation in the business landscape worldwide.
This growth has attracted numerous investors and entrepreneurs to establish their crypto-related ventures in Dubai and specially DMCC Crypto License which is most popular free zone for Crypto Trading Business in Dubai
If you're interested in establishing a crypto assets/NFT E-Marketplace company in Dubai, Smart Zones® UAE provides a range of relevant activities to choose from for obtaining Crypto trading license in Dubai
1 visa package
Tailored package for individual shareholders
Articles of Association (AOA)
Special Flexi Desk (1 visa quota) - (Time Share*)
Company Stamp and a Commemorative Certificate
3 visa package
Ideal for start-ups, SME’s and entrepreneurs
Articles of Association (AOA)
One 2-year residency visa
Co-working desk (3 visa quota) - (Time Share*)
Company stamp and a Commemorative Certificate
*Time Share: A shared workspace for a specific period on first come first served basis.
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The entire company setup process will take around 2-3 weeks.
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A crypto license is a regulatory authorization that allows a business to operate cryptocurrency-related activities in Dubai. It is required to ensure compliance with local laws, protect investors, and maintain the integrity of the financial system.
Getting a trading licence in UAE for crypto should take approximately 4 weeks.
In order to obtain a UAE crypto licence, you must ensure you meet the following eligibility requirements.
The VARA Virtual Assets and Related Activities Regulations 2023 are specific rules for Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs). These rules aim to provide clear guidelines for offering Virtual Asset services and activities.
VARA's licensing framework is in place to oversee and regulate VASPs. This regulation ensures consumer protection and prevents illegal financial activities. The framework includes various license categories for different activities.
VASPs must ensure that their Senior Management team includes qualified individuals and appoint two 'Responsible Individuals' (RIs). These Responsible Individuals should be full-time employees of the VASP, Fit and Proper Persons, and residents of the UAE or UAE passport holders. Fit and Proper Persons must be approved by VARA.
The UAE boasts a highly welcoming atmosphere for businesses, featuring a minimal corporate tax rate and an array of free zones that grant full ownership and tax-free earnings. The country offers a favorable regulatory landscape for cryptocurrency enterprises, backed by a transparent and supportive legal structure. Moreover, the UAE hosts a flourishing community of cryptocurrency and blockchain companies, creating a nurturing environment for emerging ventures to commence their operations.
You have the opportunity to obtain a cryptocurrency license through DMCC. Cutting-edge cryptocurrency center has emerged as a leading source of cryptocurrency licenses for businesspeople and innovators. With a DMCC cryptocurrency license, you gain the authorization to engage in various cryptocurrency-related endeavors, including cryptocurrency software development, cryptocurrency management, cryptocurrency trading, and cryptocurrency consulting, among other cryptocurrency services.
Through our exclusive promotion, you can obtain a cryptocurrency license for approximately AED 48,000, which encompasses various expenses, including but not restricted to those associated with company formation and the crypto license application.
Entities need a VARA Licence or Acknowledgment of Application Notice (AAN) for conducting VA activities, including VA Advisory Services, VA Broker-Dealer Services, VA Custody Services, VA Exchange Services, VA Lending and Borrowing Services, VA Management and Investment Services, and VA Transfer and Settlement Services. AANs are issued to firms carrying out VA activities before 7 February 2023. Entities issuing Virtual Assets must seek VARA's approval as described in the VA Issuance Rulebook.
Event organizers must apply for event permits in Dubai (excluding DIFC) through the e-Permit system of the Department of Economy and Tourism. Apply for a VA event permit under the category "VA event" and adhere to VARA's Marketing Regulations and Guidelines.
Advertising companies must apply for permits through Dubai Municipality's central government advertising system. Select the category "Virtual Asset Activity" and adhere to VARA's Marketing Regulations and Guidelines.
Unlicensed VASPs can conduct marketing activities in or from Dubai if they obtain the relevant marketing permit. However, they are not allowed to onboard Dubai residents as customers, and all marketing materials must clearly state that products or services are not available for Dubai residents.