The Fitness Inkubator understands the need to provide a cost-effective, flexible and complaint solution to fitness professionals within the UAE market especially in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah. While also allowing them to operate and provide professional services freely. With the knowledge that they are fully compliant, hence risk-free.

The Fitness Inkubator helps fitness professionals kick-start their business story in the UAE mainly in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah. We also help them develop and build their own brand and business. All at a cost-effective, flexible solution and we also offer full Backoffice support. Accordingly, the Fitness Inkubator covers all areas of the fitness industry. Fitness Industry such as personal trainers, sports coaches, fitness professionals, and yoga instructors who want to work as freelancers compliantly within Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah.

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Most Fitness Professionals are currently linked to Free Zone visas or Free zone licenses. Also, most of these entities that provide such visas in the UAE do not have the required approval from the Government entities. The licenses also do not match the required activities to practice this trade.

Most Fitness Professionals like yoga instructors, personal trainers, gym instructors are currently linked to Free Zone visas and Free zone licenses or entities who provide visas in the UAE from licenses that are not matching the activities and EBBF regulatory body requirements.

For example, all personal trainers must hold the designation of Sports Trainers on their Visa and the company must hold activities specific to their services like male & female gymnasium, bodybuilding and fitness training, etc.

It is also important to have a visa linked to an onshore license and not a free zone license. This is because a visa under labour allows you to operate anywhere whether onshore and offshore. Of course, this is as long as you meet all regulatory and UAE labour requirements.


As a certified fitness instructor, the Fitness Inkubator is here to ensure you can practice your trade with no hiccups. Hence, we will let you concentrate on your core business, while we provide you with additional support. For instance, we support you with third-party liability insurance coverage, back-office and invoicing support and the required legal compliance.

To know more about the Fitness Inkubator platform, call us on +971 52 667 9677 or email us at


  • Compliant: The Fitness Inkubator meets all the regulatory requirements for functioning in UAE.
  • Marketing support and support services: With the Fitness Inkubator you have access to professionals, hence, we will give you complete support.
  • Back office & Administrative Support: Our Team of professionals will also give you Back office & Administrative Support
  • Onshore Residency Visa: The Fitness Inkubator provides you with an Onshore Residency Visa.



  • Cost Effective: Flexible payment terms, limited initial investment.
  • Scalable: The Fitness Inkubator provides scalable solutions designed to help your business grow in the UAE mainly Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah.
  • Risk free
  • Create and market your own brand.
  • Be an entrepreneur compliantly.


Mainland Onshore Company Free zone Company Freelance Visa FZE Freelance Visa Onshore INKUBATOR
Included / Available Owned by individual/s Owned by individual/s Individual Individual Individual
Physical License & Company Documentation Yes Yes No No No
Ownership of Brand Yes Yes No No Yes
Provision of visa Yes - partner visa is possible Yes Yes Yes Yes
Medical Insurance Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Professional Indemnity insurance Not Included - can procure Not included - can procure No No Included
Bank account Yes Yes No No Yes
Registered address Yes Yes No No Yes
Restrictions in territory No Yes, only allowed to operate in territory of issue Yes, only allowed to operate in territory of issue and industry specific Yes No
Compliant / Regulated Yes Yes, if in the jurisdiction of issue- not onshore Yes, if in the jurisdiction of issue and industry specific - not onshore No Yes
Backoffice support Not Included - can procure No No No Included
Average Set up cost 50,000.00 35,000.00 7,500.00 30,000.00 13,000.00
Average annual costs 27,500.00 25,000.00 7,500.00 30,000.00 13,000.00



Starting from AED 1,000 per month or AED 12,000 annually. Terms & Conditions Apply.



  • Back Office Support: Corporate Structure
  • Third Party Liability Insurance
  • Invoicing
  • WPS – Payroll (Employee)
  • Commercial Agreement Support


You have up to three visa quotas allocated under the Fitness Inkubator, T&C’s apply.
The Fitness Inkubator operates a Ministry of Labour License. Hence, this permits our Visa Holders to work with multiple clients. Also, choosing to work under our Freelance program means that you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that you are legally working as a Freelancer.
Freelance Visa /Freelance license holders under our platform can work at any government entity. Also, all private sector mainland companies in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the rest of the Northern Emirates. In addition, you can also work with Freezone’s.
We extend our invoicing support to all our Freelance visa holders who require to raise a VAT Invoice for their customers. The Fitness Inkubator transfers the invoiced amount to your bank account upon receipt from the client. We also take care of all VAT reporting and compliance.
Even if you already hold an active residence/dependent visa, it is possible to get freelance licence under our program. We will provide you with a work permit under our entity. This will then, allow you to legally freelance in the UAE. So, when we get your work permit processed, it is legal for you to begin to freelance.
Yes, you can apply for a freelance visa from outside of the UAE. You are however required to enter the UAE within 60 Days of the entry permit issuance to complete the procedure of getting the visa stamped in your passport. Failure to enter within 60 days may result in a forfeiting of the entry permit. After which the application will have to be reapplied, bearing the entire cost once again.
To apply for a freelance visa, you require the following.
  • Passport Copy
  • Photograph
  • Completed Application form
  • Payment for first year of permit.
  • CV and/or an Attested Educational Certificate.
There are no hidden charges for the Freelance Visa. Also, payment for the visa charges is on an annual basis. Moreover, charges for the freelance visa are charged at the beginning of the contract. It covers everything mentioned as part of the package.
The platform provides a 2 Years Onshore/ Mainland Visa. Additionally, the Ministry of Human Resources, Immigration and Labour issues the visa.
To sponsor your family, you require a ministry of labour contract. Also, the contract must mention a minimum monthly salary of AED 4,000. It takes approximately 2 weeks to get the family visa. You will receive an invoice for the salary mentioned on a monthly basis. You will then have to pay yourself the monthly listed salary + VAT. The salary amount is then transferred back to your bank account. This is done through the Wage protection system every month.
Visa Holders can travel in and out of the UAE with no restrictions. Visa holders must ensure not to stay outside of the UAE for more than 6 months at a time. This is to ensure to keep the visa valid as per immigration regulations. Moreover, Visa Holders who stay out of the UAE for over 6 months will face an automatic visa cancellation as per UAE Immigrations Guidelines.
Yes, you can market your brand freely across the industry within the UAE.
Yes, all The Fitness Inkubator clients are covered specific to their industry.
Yes. The Fitness Inkubator is industry specific
There are two options in support of availing the visa offered under The Fitness Inkubator. Option 1. High education in a field relevant which should be fully attested. (Stamped by Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the country of issue. Also, the UAE embassy in the country of issue and then stamped by the Ministry of Foreign affairs and Ministry of Justice in UAE) Option 2. qualification /certificate / experience in the related field of expertise
The process takes approximately 2 – 3 working weeks
AED 1,250 per month T&C’s apply
Yes, we collaborate with many industry leaders to help, promote and add value to the ever-changing and regulating fitness industry.
Yes, you can operate anywhere within the UAE, under the Fitness Inkubator on both a B2B and B2C basis
To allow fitness professionals the ability to provide services in the UAE, knowing they are fully compliant. Also, allowing them to grow and add value to the industry whilst meeting all the prerequisites at a cost-effective and support oriented solution.
Yes, we support our clients through their entire business story and help where we can in their success.
Yes. fitness professionals need to have a specific designation and activity under their license to operate within the UAE.
Dependents sponsored under their Husbands/ Parents qualify to freelance. However, there is a requirement for a work permit along with an NOC from the primary sponsor.