In case a woman wishes to start a small business at home there is a special license provided by Economic Department of Dubai which is very cost effective for new business startup and it’s valid for one year. However this license can have sole owner of local Emarati. You Must first reserve a name for your business and then provide your business proposal to the economic department. Your license will be issued within 15 days. With this license you have the right to buy, sell and sign contracts on behalf of company and etc. If you are an expat and you have intention to work at home we can assist you.
Freelancers are not protected as per UAE labor law. Whoever is working in UAE and earning money , they shall get NOC from the related authorities otherwise they cannot claim their rights in case of any dispute. Example: if you are working as the referrer or broker with the developers and you have not signed any contract or if you do not have the agency card from land department then your claim for the commission is weak before the court.