Activities requiring prior approval

  • Feb 02,2017
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Licence to practice majority of the activities are directly issued by the Department of Economic Development. However, certain activities require prior approval from the relevant Ministry/Department such as:  

Activity Name Approval Authority
Financial institutions, banks, money exchanges UAE Central Bank
New industrial project, expansion Ministry of Industry
Publishing, printing, newspaper, advertising, video film, photography National Media Council  
Tourism Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing
Health care Dubai Health Authority
Agriculture, veterinary, environmental consultants Ministry of Environment and Water  
Customs clearance, freight forwarding, sea cargo Department of Ports and Customs  
Air Cargo, Travel agency Department of Civil Aviation
Construction companies, restaurants, clinics, engineering firms Municipality  
Telecommunication equipment Ministry of Telecommunication
Registration of ships, boats, yachts Maritime Authority
Branch of foreign company (distribution), insurance company, insurance agents Ministry of Economy  

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