Tourism License Dubai | Procedures to get tourism license in Dubai

Tourism License Dubai

Tourism License Dubai – In order to start a travel and tourism business in Dubai, you need to obtain a travel and tourism license from the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).

What are the types of tourism license available in Dubai?

According to the activity of tourism business, there are three main types of tourism licenses available in Dubai.

  1. Outbound tour operator
  2. Inbound tour operator
  3. Travel agent

For the outbound tour operator

Activity code 630411
License Type Tourism
  • This license holder mainly assists people visiting to other countries from UAE.
  • It allows a company to organize trips in Dubai as well as outside Dubai.
  • Visa for the outbound tour operator is helpful to work inside as well as outside the country.

For the inbound tour operator

Activity code 630412
License Type Tourism
  • This license permits operator to organize trips within the Dubai for visitors.
  • This type of license permits the operator to organize global conferences and exhibitions.

For the travel agents

Activity Code 630402
License Type Tourism
  • This license holder can sell air tickets outside the country and also offer visit visa to customers.

What are the important documents for obtaining travel and tourism license in Dubai?

  • Filled application form
  • Applicant’s passport copy
  • Also, Clean criminal record certificate regarding the owner and manager of a company
  • Reports for the economic feasibility of the project.

Recently, the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has announced a new rule to make the license approval process simpler and easier for the tourism companies.

  • Before, bank guarantee of AED 100,000 to AED 200,000 was required for all licenses such as outbound tour operator, inbound tour operator and travel agent. But this condition is not applicable now anymore.
  • Minimum 300 sq. ft space required for obtaining tourism license in Dubai.
  • Before, the documents like educational certificates and experience letter of company’s manager; was a mandatory requirement. But now these documents are not required.

Definitely, all these positive changes will make the whole licensing process of tourism business simpler and cost-effective.

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