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Poultry farming has been an important sector in the agriculture industry of Dubai, supplying food and livelihood to many. The metropolis’ large population and thriving hospitality industry create a high demand for poultry products such as chicken and eggs. In addition, due to a large proportion of the population consuming poultry regularly, there is a constant need for fresh and high-quality poultry products. While UAE permits business activity 0146.00 Raising of Poultry, it is not available for selection in Meydan Free Zone.
0146.00 Raising of Poultry (Not available for selection in Meydan Free Zone)
Apply for a business license under Animal production and choose business activity Raising of Poultry with activity code 0146.00.
The poultry farm business involves breeding, rearing, and producing various types of domesticated birds for meat, eggs, or both. Poultry refers to birds such as chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, and quails that are commonly raised for agricultural purposes.
With a trade license for Raising of Poultry, you can engage in a range of activities within the poultry farming industry. This license enables you to breed and raise various types of poultry, such as chickens, capons, ducks, geese, turkeys, and guinea fowls. For example, you can establish a farm where you breed chickens for meat production or turkeys for their eggs.
Furthermore, your trade license allows you to participate in egg production. This means you can operate a facility where hens lay eggs, which can then be collected, sorted, and processed for sale. You may choose to specialize in producing eggs for consumption or supplying eggs for commercial purposes, such as bakeries or food manufacturers.
Additionally, operating a poultry hatchery is within your trade license’s domain. This means you can set up a facility where fertile eggs are incubated and hatched into chicks. These chicks can then be sold to other poultry farmers or individuals interested in starting their poultry operations.
With your trade license for Raising of Poultry, you can carry out various activities related to poultry farming. This includes the breeding and raising poultry such as chickens, capons, ducks, geese, turkeys, and guinea fowls. Additionally, you can participate in egg production and operate poultry hatcheries. Your trade license allows you to set up and operate a poultry business encompassing various activities associated with poultry breeding, egg production, and hatchery operations.
Your trade license for Raising of Poultry does not cover the production of feathers. Furthermore, it excludes activities related to operating slaughterhouses involved in the killing, dressing, or packaging of various types of meat, including beef, pork, poultry, lamb, rabbit, mutton, camel, and others. Additionally, your license does not permit the production of fresh, chilled, or frozen meat in carcass form, nor does it cover the production of fresh, chilled, or frozen meat in cuts, individual portions, or dried, salted, or smoked meat. Similarly, the production of meat products like sausages falls outside the scope of your license.
Third-Party Approvals – Post License
After obtaining your trade license for the Raising of Poultry from the respective authorities, there is a requirement for additional approval from specific government departments in Dubai. Particularly, you would be required to seek approval from the Agriculture and Irrigation Department and the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Public Health Department of the Dubai Municipality.
These additional approvals are necessary to ensure compliance with specific regulations and standards related to agricultural practices, animal welfare, public health, and environmental considerations.
The Agriculture and Irrigation Department oversees agricultural activities and may assess land suitability, farm infrastructure, and adherence to farming practices. The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Public Health Department addresses your farming activities’ public health and environmental aspects. They may evaluate the compliance of the poultry farm with health and safety regulations, waste management practices, disease control measures, and biosecurity protocols to safeguard both human health and the environment.
ESR & UBO
Neither UBO nor ESR regulations apply to Poultry Farming in Dubai. UBO stands for Ultimate Beneficial Ownership, which refers to identifying and reporting the individuals who ultimately own or control a business entity, while ESR stands for Economic Substance Regulations, which requires businesses to demonstrate genuine economic activity and substance within the jurisdiction where they operate.
Poultry Farming in Dubai is exempt from Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations. AML regulations are implemented to prevent and detect money laundering and the financing of terrorist activities. However, poultry farming does not fall under these regulations.
Please note the business activity Raising of Poultry (0146.00) is not available for selection within Meydan Free Zone.