How to Start a Hair Accessories Shop or Hair Care Products Trading with Meydan Free Zone?

Dubai is known for its bustling beauty and personal care market, making hair care a vital sector. In addition, the city has substantial demand for hair accessories and hair care products due to the numerous salons, spas, beauty retailers, and online platforms catering to residents and tourists alike.

In this business, you can import, export, distribute, and sell a variety of hair care products and accessories. Hair accessories include hair clips, hair bands, hair ties, hair pins, hair extensions, headbands, hair bows, and other hair styling and management accessories such as hair clips, hair bands, and hair ties. Having a Hair Care Products Trading license allows you to sell a wide variety of hair care products, such as shampoos, conditioners, hair masks, hair serums, hair oils, styling products, hair dyes, brushes, and combs.

4772.96 Soap & Hair Care Products Trading 

Apply for your business license under Retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods, cosmetic and toilet articles in specialized stores and choose the business activity Soap & Hair Care Products Trading with activity code 4772.96.

Soap and Hair Care Products Trading refers to the buying and selling soap and hair care products. This activity involves the distribution, retail, or wholesale trade of these products to customers or other businesses.

Soap products include a wide range of cleansing agents used for personal hygiene and cleaning. Among these products are bar soaps, liquid soaps, hand soaps, body washes, shower gels, and specialized soaps like antibacterial, moisturizing, or exfoliating soaps. Hair care products, for instance, consist of various items used for maintaining and styling hair. This includes shampoos, conditioners, hair treatments, masks, oils, serums, sprays, gels, mousses, dyes, and other products designed to cleanse, condition, nourish, style, or color hair.

Hair care products and soap have always been in high demand due to their essential roles in personal care and hygiene. Businesses engaged in soap and hair care products trading with Meydan Free Zone can operate through physical retail stores, online e-commerce platforms, or a combination of both. You can also distribute products to other retailers, salons, spas, or hospitality establishments catering to various customer needs.


Along with Soap & Hair Care Products Trading, your business license, which covers the Retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods, cosmetic and toilet articles in specialized stores, allows you to engage in specific retail activities. Here’s an overview of what each component entails:

  • Retail Sale of Pharmaceuticals: Your store can sell pharmaceutical products, including prescriptions and over-the-counter medications. Among the medicines you could offer are pain relief, cold and flu remedies, vitamins, and others.
  • Retail Sale of Medical and Orthopaedic Goods: Your store is allowed to sell medical and orthopedic goods. It includes medical equipment, mobility aids (such as crutches or wheelchairs), braces and supports, compression stockings, orthopedic shoes, and other health and wellness products.
  • Retail Sale of Perfumery and Cosmetic Articles: You can sell perfumes, colognes, cosmetics, and other beauty products under your license. Cosmetic products include makeup, skincare, hair care, fragrances, toiletries, and other cosmetics.


Soap & Hair Care Products Trading in Dubai is not subject to specific regulatory requirements such as Ultimate Beneficial Ownership (UBO) or Economic Substance Regulations (ESR).

Ultimate Beneficial Ownership (UBO) refers to identifying and disclosing the individuals who ultimately own or control a company. However, no specific UBO requirements exist for Soap & Hair Care Products Trading. It means you are not obligated to disclose your company’s ultimate owners or controllers for this activity.

Economic Substance Regulations (ESR) ensure that companies in certain jurisdictions have substantial economic activities and are not merely engaged in passive income generation. These regulations require companies to demonstrate economic substance by conducting core activities and meeting specific criteria. However, Soap & Hair Care Products Trading is not subject to Economic Substance Regulations, as this activity is not among the activities targeted explicitly by the ESR.

AML Regulations

Soap & Hair Care Products Trading is not subject to Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations. AML regulations are laws and regulations aimed at preventing illegal activities like money laundering and terrorist financing. These regulations apply to financial institutions and businesses involved in financial transactions, but Soap & Hair Care Products Trading does not typically engage in such transactions. Therefore, AML regulations do not apply to them explicitly.

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