More than 500,000 business licences issued in UAE in 2018
As many as 540,359 business activity licences were issued in the UAE in 2018.
According to the Ministry of Economy, permits from Dubai and Abu Dhabi accounted for more than 70 per cent of the total number.
They said Dubai registered nearly twice as many companies than the capital.
Meanwhile, just under 81,300 business licences were issued in Sharjah.