Special Approval and Prohibitions of issuing Licence
See below asome samples of certain activities that require “special approvals”.
Central Bank of the UAE- Banks and financial institutions required clearance
Dubai Municipality ( Environment Protection Section)- Tents, awnings and Tarpaulin manufacturing required approval
Ministry of Health – Pharmaceutical and medical products trading
Dubai Maritime City – Cargo Clearing, Cargo packaging, Canal dredging contracting and Fishing cages manufacturing
Municipality – Contracting and Building Maintenance and related must be cleared
Road and Transport Authority – Transportation and vehicle rental
Ministry of Finance and Industry – Manufacturing facilities
Community Development Authority – Social Club registration and licensing
Knowledge and Human Development Authority – Social Club registration and licensing
Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) – Travel and tourism activities
Dubai Sports Council – Gym and Fitness Centers
National Media Council – Printing, publishing and advertising
Finacial guarantee issued by the Bank for some trade activities like Jewellery/Insurance
The special fees and requirements:
- For Inbound Tourism AED 100,000/- (On Actual) to be deposited in a UAE Bank
- For Outbound Tourism AED 200,000/- (On Actual) to be deposited in a UAE Bank
- These deposits are irrevocable till the license cancelled.
AED 100,000/- (On Actual) is to be deposited at Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing and this deposit is irrevocable till the license is cancelled.
Building Contracting Companies
AED 10,000/- (On Actual) additional fee is charged by the DED, when the license is issued initially.
AED 15,000/- (On Actual) additional fee charged by the DED when the license issued initially.
AED 50,000 is to be deposited at Dubai Customs and this deposit is irrevocable till the license is cancelled.
RTA Activities (Below fees to be paid to RTA for initial approval)
- Rent a Car: AED 5000/- (On Actual)
- Bus Rental: AED 1000/- (On Actual)
- Passenger Transport by rented Buses: AED 1000/- (On Actual)
Security Service: Property guard & Surveillance Services, Party security & private guarding services
Initial approval from Department of Protective Systems
Special approvals apply.
2000 square feet area is mandatory.
Telephones & Telecommunications Equipment Trading
AED 5500/- (On Actual) to be paid at Telecommunications Regulator Authority (TRA).
Oilfield & Natural Gas related activities / Law firms
From Ruler’s Court
Money Exchange / Foreign Exchange Remittance Service
Central Bank of UAE and Department of Protective Systems
Note: The information above is subject to change at the discretion of the relevant authorities. Provided only informational purposes for you to get updated information, please contact the relevant authorities.
Banknotes in circulation
Banknotes not yet in legal circulation
Decision by Israel Boycott Office prohibiting goods from Israel, bearing Israeli marks or logos
Crude ivory (ivory) and rhinoceros’ horn
Gambling tools and machineries
3-layer nylon fishing nets
Printed matter, oil painting, photograph, pictures, cards, books, magazines, and stone sculptures that contradict Islamic teachings, decency or deliberately imply immorality or turmoil
Works of art that contradict the Islamic teachings, decency or deliberately imply immorality or turmoil
Used and reconditioned tyres
Candies in cigarette form
Children’s toys in form of dinosaur, etc. consisting of lead
Toys representing animals or non-human creatures, stuffed
Toys representing animals or non-human creatures, not stuffed
Falcon hunting is prohibited from September until March each year except for:
falcons with permits under CITES Convention;
falcons bearing passports; and
sick falcons arriving for treatment with permits from the Environment Research Authority
Ozone layer depleting substances
Halogenated derivatives of hydrocarbons
Halogenated, sulphonated or nitrosated derivatives of phenols or phenol-alcohols containing only halogen substitutes and their salts
Chopped or compressed tobacco (pan)
Swine and its products
Steel wire articles for fishing
Ferrous waste and scrap
Copper waste and scrap
Nickel waste and scrap
Aluminium waste and scrap
Lead waste and scrap
Zinc waste and scrap
Tin waste and scrap
Waste and scrap of other base metals
Waste and scrap of primary cells, primary batteries and electric accumulators; spent primary cells, spent primary batteries and spent electric accumulators