Gym and fitness centers are one of the major businesses in Dubai as people there are concerned about their fitness and health. But what happens when you do it in the wrong way? Making mistakes while doing exercises or improper training means you are in trouble. That is why it is important to train under a personal trainer. There are more than 1,400 fitness centers spread across Dubai, which means, the demand for personal trainers is high in Dubai.
If you are passionate about fitness and have the skillset needed to train others, you can be a personal trainer in the UAE.
How to be a personal trainer in the UAE
There are a few criteria you need to fulfill to apply for a business license.
First, you need to establish yourself and your business activity. You can take help from a professional business consultancy to ensure all the requirements are done.
Choosing a company name is the next step. while choosing a company name make sure that you abide by the strict naming rules of Dubai. And after choosing a company name, check whether your chosen name is available to register.
Applying for a personal trainer license is the third step. There are two ways to apply for a personal trainer business license in Dubai. You can start your business either in Freezone or on the mainland.
One can easily apply to a UAE Freezone, like Fujairah Creative City directly for a business license. You can hire a business consultancy also, to manage the entire application process on your behalf.
Free zones avail plenty of benefits for the ones who start doing business there.
No paid-up share capital requirement
No annual audit
An easy incorporation process, is some of the benefits free zone provides.
Free zones also offer freelance licenses, allowing one to set up a business by themselves. Freelancing offers also comes with all the provisions of a regular business setup.
If you wish to be a trainer on the mainland, you will need to apply for a work permit on the mainland. Work permits in the mainland are issued by the General Authority of Youth & Sports Welfare in Dubai
To apply for a business license you are required to provide some documents;
Completed application form
Passport copy of the proposed owner
Two colored photos
Proof of address
Business activity questionnaire
Applying for your personal trainer visa in Dubai
You require a visa to work or stay in Dubai. Most of the free zones offer visa eligibility. If you wish to be a freelancer, a freelancer package comes with eligibility for up to four visas.
Obtaining a regular visa or a freelancer visa for a personal trainer has the same procedure for application and passport stamping. You can sponsor visas for your family or staff also
To ensure that everything is in place while applying for a business license, you can take help from a trusted business consultancy like Bizvise. Bizvise is a committed team of professionals who has years of first-hand experience in acquiring a business license for our clients. we will help you with the licensing, visa application, and any other procedures regarding business setup in Dubai.