Tourism License in Dubai, UAE

Take the hassle out of applying for your Tourism License in Dubai with the help of MSZ Consultancy

Dubai is one of the most visited cities in the world. There’s amazing architecture, beautiful parks, and artificial islands that draw millions of international tourists to the city each year. Because Dubai is so visited, it’s no surprise that tourism is a big moneymaker for the city. So not only are tourists coming to the City of Gold but so are entrepreneurs who are looking to take part in the booming industry.

If you’re interested in setting up a tourism business in Dubai, you’ll need a business license to get started. If you’re wondering how to start with the licensing process, we can help! MSZ Consultancy is your business consultant expert.

What Documents You Need for Getting Tourism License in Dubai

Here’s a list of the required documents that you will need to apply for a Dubai Tourism License
A filled application form
A copy of the applicants’ passports
Certificate of professional qualification or work experience certificate from the manager
A clean criminal record certificate or certificate of good conduct from the owner
Economic and technical feasibility report on your company
No objection letter from the Civil Aviation Authority
Site inspection form with office details and location map
A notarized LLC Agreement
A notarized Court Agreement
Tenancy Contract

What You Need to Do to Get a Dubai Tourism License

There are several steps you need to take to get your Dubai Tourism license:

1. Determine what type of license you will need.

Because there are so many opportunities for tourism business in Dubai, the government has broken the licenses into three different categories:

  • Tourism license for an outbound tour operator
  • Tourism license for an inbound tour operator
  • Tourism license for travel agent

The type of business you have will depend on the type of license that you will apply for. We will get into the description of each license a little later on.

2. Gather all the required documents.

3. Meet other requirements.

  • Your company will need to be setup as an LLC and will require a local sponsor that will own 51% of your shares.
  • The manager of the company has to meet several requirements:
    1. ► They must have at least 3 years of experience certificate if they hold a bachelor’s degree.
    2. ► If they don’t have a bachelor’s degree, then they must have a Certificate in Travel Tourism with at least 3 years of experience.
    3. ►They will need 5 years of experience certificate if they hold a secondary certificate.
  • Depending on the license you want to be issued, you have to meet these requirements:
  • Travel agent license
    1. ► Approval on behalf of the Department of Civil Aviation is required.
    2. ► Dh 100,000 of irrevocable bank guarantee in the name of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing.
  • Outbound tour operator
    1. ► A feasibility study
    2. ► Dh 200,000 irrevocable bank guarantee in the name of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing
    3. ► Inbound tour operator
      1. ► A feasibility study
      2. ► Irrevocable bank guarantee in the name of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing

4. Submit the application for your license and all of the required documents.

What You Need to Do to Get a Dubai Tourism License

The Different Types of Tourism Licenses in Dubai

As we mentioned earlier, there are three different types of Tourism Licenses that you can apply for in Dubai. Here are the differences between the three licenses:

  1. Tourism license for outbound tour operator

This license allows a company to organize outbound trips. They assist people in the UAE who are visiting other countries. This company can operate from inside the UAE or from another country.

  1. Tourism license for inbound tour operator

With this license, the business owner will be able to organize trips for those visiting Dubai. This includes global conferences and exhibitions.

  1. Tourism license for travel agents

Travel agents will be able to sell plane tickets outside the country and help get visit visas for travelers.

What You Need to Do to Get a Dubai Tourism License

New Government Requirements for the Tourism Industry in Dubai

There have been some changes to the requirements that are needed when applying for your Dubai Tourism License. The DTCM put these new changes into place to help simplify the license approval process.

  • Bank Guarantee Changes

The government has changed the bank guarantee requirements for tourism licenses in Dubai. Originally there was a guarantee of AED 100,000 to AED 200,000 that was required for all licenses. This doesn’t apply anymore, which is great news for reducing travel agency license costs in Dubai.

  • Space Requirement Changes

There was once a requirement of 300 sq ft. of space, but that doesn’t apply anymore.

  • Document Changes

Educational certificates and experience letter for the company’s manager used to be required, but now they aren’t needed.

What You Need to Do to Get a Dubai Tourism License

Benefits of Getting a Tourism License in Dubai

There are so many reasons for taking advantage of a tourism business in Dubai. The UAE already offers so many great business benefits, including a strategic location for travel and a world-class infrastructure, but you get other great benefits with a tourism license like:

  • Ability to organize global conferences, shows, and exhibitions which are huge in Dubai.
  • Promote tourism activities inside and outside of the country.
  • Government support for tourism businesses.
  • Tourism businesses get to enjoy tax-free incentives offered in the UAE.

Hassle-Free Tourism License Process with MSZ Consultancy

If you’re ready to start your tourism business in Dubai, we are ready to help get you started! There are several steps and procedures that you have to take to get your tourism license issued. Don’t chance any mistakes that could throw a big wrench in your plans. We can take care of your license process to make sure you get your business up and running in no time! What are you waiting for? Call MSZ Consultancy today at +971 52 544 1248 or chat with us at for a FREE consultation.


We help you form your company from scratch. We provide you with everything that you need to get your tourism business license issued in Dubai without any problems. We are also here to help you with all your business needs along the way. We provide financial advice and legal suggestions for a successful business journey.


We help with all aspects of business setup. We do it all, we mean it! We have a team of business setup consultants, lawyers, and PRO executives that can help you with everything from registering your business, completing paperwork, providing legal advice, and more! We can even help you find an office space to set up your business in. We are your one and only stop for all your business needs.


We are the best business setup consultant in Dubai, and we mean it! We take pride in providing the best services at the best quality. Our customers are our main priorities, and it shows. We tailor our services to fit your exact needs. Our team of professionals will analyze your needs and find a way to meet them in every way possible.

Trade License

The demand for a Tourism License for sale in Dubai is constantly growing. We can assist you with the licensing process to make sure you don’t have any issues.

E Trader License

Do you plan on running your company all online? Then you’ll need an E Trader License. Let MSZ Consultancy guide you through the process to get your license.

Trademark Registration

We specialize in trademark registration, renewal, and amendments, as well as copyright registration and protection, web domain help, and more.

Local Sponsorship

If you’re a foreign entrepreneur, then you will need a local sponsor that will own 51% of your business. We have access to the most trustworthy local sponsors out there and can help find a perfect match for your company.

PRO Services

We can take care of all the legal paperwork so you can focus on the core of your company. We offer Public Relations Officer services like license renewals, labor contracts, immigration paperwork, and more.

Bank Account Assistance

You’ll want to open a corporate bank account to secure your monetary assets. We can save you time and open the account for you! Each bank has different requirements. We can make sure you get an account open without any trouble.

Product Registration

Any company that plans on manufacturing and distributing products in Dubai will need to get them registered. We can assist you through the registration process and help get your products ready to be sold.

Business Centers

It can be difficult finding a location for your business if you aren’t familiar with the area. We have Business Centers located in strategic locations throughout the UAE that are perfect locations for tourism business.

Company Liquidation

There are several legal procedures that you have to go through to end your company. We will make sure you’ve met all the legal requirements for a successful liquidation.

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