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How To Start Personal Fitness Training Business In UAE?


UAE is a tourist place, thousands of people will travel every day from all over the world for spending their vacations, for employment, for business and enjoying lifestyle of UAE. Population in UAE are very fond of food, no one can able to resist the food and definitely who are staying in UAE for long time or short time, they will gain fat, calories, etc, most important they will enjoy everything and at the same time they are very conscious about health, nutrition, physical appearance to impress or concern about their personality.

Currently there are more than 800 fitness centers available in UAE and population of UAE are found of fitness. So, they prefer to go GYM, Yoga Center, join fitness centers to maintain physical appearance and health.

But everyone will not get the time to join Gyms/Clubs/Fitness Centers, due to their busy work schedule, at the same time they want to relieve their work stress, tensions, want to build body etc.

People were spent their time in indoors working and they will avoid to go out during summer, but still want to loose their weight , excess fat to get more stronger to make their appearance great.

Marketing of the fitness training center

For engaging the clients you need to market your business by Personalizing programmed advising, distributing pamphlets, preparing the programs in such way, which attract the clients, Building a business portfolio etc.

What are the trainings you can give as a personal Trainer:

  • Online coaching
  • Recommend nutrition food
  • Relieve with work stress
  • Fitness expert
  • Weight loss expert
  • Physical therapy
  • Corporate wellness
  • Muscle building, body building
  • Tone up, increase strength and energy levels

How to obtain a license for personal training business in UAE?

Personal training is a good profession and to start the Business in UAE, there are few steps which you have to take care before applying for the business license.

  • Select your Business Activity and the activity must align with one of the thousands permitted in UAE to make sure that your license covers you for the activity chosen
  • Select a Trade name as per your activities
  • Apply for the license

How to start personal training business in UAE

Applying for a personal trainer license in Dubai

There are two options for applying license in UAE, you can apply for license in DED (Dubai Economic Department) and in UAE Free zone

The easiest way to get the license is to apply in UAE Free zone authority such as Fujairah Free zone, below are few advantages listed:

  • No Share capital
  • No physical office
  • No Physical presence to establish a new co.
  • Incorporation process is very easy
  • Freelance packages with desk facilities
  • License packages with visa
  • License will issue in a weeks time

Documents required for new company formation

  • Application
  • Shareholder Passport copy
  • Photo with white background
  • Tourist Visa copy/Residence Visa copy/Entry date in UAE

Applying for visa in freezone as a personal trainer

You need to apply for visa to work in UAE and in free zones packages will come along with the visa.

After completion of co. formation and license issued from the authority, obtain a visa from free zone, follow the process from application through residence visa.

You may also hire employees for your co. and get the visa process from free zone.

You may also sponsor your family for getting dependent visas for mother, wife, children, domestic worker.

Ready to set up a business as a personal trainer in the UAE?

For setting up a business in UAE or establishing a new company or business, you required a prior knowledge of the process.

To make sure your application is complete with no errors and have all required documents, we advise you to work with company formation specialist.

This blog is written by Ms. Zaibunissa, Business Advisor at Flyingcolour Business Setup, VAT and Accounting Services, Dubai. If you have any query related to setting up a fitness training center Dubai or anywhere across the UAE then feel free to call +971 4 4542366 today for a quality consultation or please send inquiry to info[at]flyingcolour[dot]com.

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