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Dubai has significant potential for educational book trading and bookshops due to its emphasis on education, multicultural environment, and various curricula. Educational Books Trading in Dubai, also called bookshops, specializes in selling educational books. You can offer a wide range of books covering various academic subjects, including textbooks, reference books, study guides, workbooks, and materials tailored to students of different ages and educational levels. In addition, it is possible to offer other services like book ordering, rental, or buyback programs, depending on the company’s policies. Moreover, you may also provide supplementary resources like stationery items, school supplies, educational toys, and learning aids to complement the books available.
With Meydan Free Zone, you can engage in various book trading activities such as the Wholesale of Stationery, Books, Magazines, and Newspapers (4649.11), Retail Sale of Books of All Kinds (4761.01), Books Trading (4761.93), and Retail Sale of Second-Hand Books (4774.01).
4649.11 Wholesale of Stationery, Books, Magazines, and Newspapers
Apply for a business license under the Wholesale of other household goods and choose the business activity Wholesale of Stationery, Books, Magazines, and Newspapers with activity code 4649.11.
Wholesale of stationery, books, magazines, and newspapers refers to the business activity of selling these items in bulk quantities to retailers, libraries, educational institutions, and other businesses rather than directly to individual consumers. For example, you can purchase stationery products (such as pens, pencils, notebooks, paper, envelopes, and other office supplies), books (including textbooks, novels, reference books, and children’s books), magazines, and newspapers in large quantities from manufacturers or publishers at discounted prices. You can then distribute these items to retailers or other businesses that sell them to the end consumers.
With your trade license for Wholesale of Stationery, Books, Magazines, and Newspapers, you can expand your business into various related product categories. These include the wholesale of household furniture, household appliances, and consumer electronics such as radio and TV equipment, CD and DVD players and recorders, stereo equipment, and video game consoles. Furthermore, your trade license allows you to wholesale lighting equipment, cutlery, china and glassware, woodenware, wickerwork, and corkware, among other household items. Additionally, you can offer the wholesale of pharmaceutical and medical goods, perfumeries, cosmetics, and soaps, catering to a diverse range of consumer needs.
Expanding your wholesale business extends to bicycles and their parts and accessories, stationery, books, magazines, and newspapers. In addition, you can diversify further into the wholesale of photographic and optical goods, including sunglasses, binoculars, and magnifying glasses. Additionally, you can wholesale recorded audio and video tapes, CDs, DVDs, leather goods, travel accessories, watches, clocks, jewelry, and more.
Your trade license for the Wholesale of Stationery, Books, Magazines, and Newspapers does not permit you to wholesale blank audio and video tapes, CDs, DVDs, and the wholesale of radio and TV broadcasting equipment. Therefore, your license excludes these specific categories. Additionally, your trade license does not allow you to conduct the wholesale of office furniture. It’s important to adhere to the limitations and exclusions specified in your license.
4761.01 Retail Sale of Books of All Kinds
Apply for a business license under the Retail Sale of Books, Newspapers, and Stationary in Specialized Stores and choose the business activity Retail Sale of Books of All Kinds with activity code 4761.01.
Retail sale of books of all kinds refers to the commercial activity of selling books directly to consumers. It involves the exchange of books for a monetary transaction between a retail establishment, such as a bookstore or an online book retailer, and individual customers. You can offer a wide range of books, including fiction, non-fiction, textbooks, reference books, children’s books, graphic novels, self-help books, biographies, and many others.
Your trade license from Meydan Free Zone allows you to engage in the retail sale of books, newspapers, and stationery in specialized stores. With this license, you can specialize in the retail sale of books of all kinds and the retail sale of newspapers and stationery items. Additionally, you can retail office supplies, including pens, pencils, paper, and similar items.
Your trade license for the retail sale of books of all kinds specifically does not cover the retail sale of second-hand or antique books.
4761.93 Books Trading
Apply for a business license under the Retail Sale of Books, Newspapers, and Stationary in Specialized Stores and choose the business activity Books Trading with activity code 4761.93.
Books trading in Dubai refers to the business activity of buying and selling books within the city. You can engage in the retail or wholesale trade of books, where individuals or businesses sell and distribute various types of books, including fiction, non-fiction, educational, reference, and more. You can conduct Book trading through physical bookstores, online platforms, or a combination of both.
Your trade license from Meydan Free Zone entitles you to sell books, newspapers, and stationery in specialized retail. With this license, you can sell books of all genres, newspapers, and stationery products. In addition, you may sell office supplies, including pens, pencils, paper, and other items.
Your trade license on the books trading exclusively encompasses new books of various genres. However, it explicitly excludes the retail sale of second-hand or antique books.
4774.01 Retail Sale of Second-Hand Books
Apply for a business license under the Retail sale of second-hand goods and choose the business activity Retail Sale of Second-Hand Books with activity code 4774.01.
The Retail Sale of Second-Hand Books refers to the business activity of buying and selling pre-owned or used books to customers. It involves the retail trade of books that have been previously owned and are being resold in bookstores or other retail establishments. You can acquire second-hand books from various sources, such as individuals, book exchanges, estate sales, or book wholesalers, and then offer them for sale to the general public.
With your trade license for the Retail Sale of Second-Hand Books, you can engage in the retail sale of second-hand books, as well as the retail sale of other second-hand goods, antiques, and the activities of auctioning houses in a retail capacity.
It is important to note that your trade license specifically excludes the retail sale of second-hand motor vehicles, activities related to Internet auctions and other non-store auctions in a retail setting, as well as the operation of pawn shops.
You do not require approval from a third party to operate a book trading business in Dubai. This means that you can setup and run your book trading business without needing additional approval or permission from any external entity.
ESR & UBO
The books trading activity in Dubai is exempt from UBO (Ultimate Beneficial Ownership) and ESR (Economic Substance Regulations) requirements. UBO refers to the identification and reporting of individuals who have ultimate ownership or control over a business entity, while ESR pertains to regulations that require businesses to demonstrate legitimate economic activity and substance within the jurisdiction where they operate.
Books trading is not subject to AML (Anti-Money Laundering) regulations. AML regulations in Dubai primarily focus on preventing and detecting money laundering and terrorist financing activities.