Now you can open your business from a car or a van

Eudore R. Chand

SHARJAH 19 May 2021: Sharjah Economic Development Department (SEDD) has allowed economic activities through vehicles and trucks in the Emirate of Sharjah.

Sharjah Executive Council decision No. 11 of 2021 regarding the regulation of engaging in economic activities through mobile vehicles and trucks in Sharjah is aimed at creating a mechanism for opening new channels for sales and service provision, and stimulating economic movement in Sharjah.

The decision specified many commercial and economic activities. Such activities included:

  • Veterinary clinics
  • Ladies spa
  • Gents barber shops
  • Gents tailoring
  • Women tailoring
  • Pets spa
  • Car washing
  • Changing car tires and oil
  • Car electrical repair
  • Car window tinting, as well as f
  • Flower and plant trading

The decision also specified that the permit applicant must commit to not providing the service except upon consumer request.

Sultan Abdullah bin Hadda Al Suwaidi, SEDD Chairman, said that the decision aims to enhance entrepreneurship and contributes to providing more services in the emirate. Also, it helps to provide solutions in order to avoid consumers congestion in the economic establishment by providing service in front of their homes, in addition to reducing the operational cost of economic establishments, said Wam.

Al Suwaidi explained that providing services through mobile vehicles and trucks in Sharjah includes a number of conditions that ensure providing the best services to consumers, in addition to a number of advantages and incentives that support the owners of projects and develop the commercial and economic movement in the emirate.

He added that what the Department is doing contributes to transforming the emirate’s economy into a diversified and innovative knowledge-based economy that is capable of achieving sustainability. This is positively reflected in the commercial activities that are witnessing great demand, which indicates the economic and investment environment that stimulates business owners, projects and diversification in commercial activities.

Fahad Al Khamiri, Director of Registration and Licensing Department at SEDD, illustrated that the practice of this activity will be subject to number of conditions. Such thing would contribute to regulating the granting of a license to provide services by mobile cars in the Emirate of Sharjah.

Also, Al Khamiri emphasised that SEDD focuses on overcoming the obstacles and challenges facing investors in the Emirate of Sharjah, which falls within its role and responsibilities to improve business environment. In addition, it pays attention to create a sustainable knowledge-based economy in Sharjah with high benefit that encourages private investment projects and increases the interest of individuals, especially citizens, by facilitating procedures and requirements in order to enable them to expand their activities.


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