We are an authorized agent to apply for DTCM event permits.
Our professional event support team will handle your applications efficiently, educate and guide you through the entire process of e-permits & e-ticketing.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is DTCM permit?
You need an event permit from Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM). As per Dubai Government decree no. 25 of 2013 events in category of sport, entertainment, business, fashion, art, culture, ticketed or non-ticketed, require a DTCM permit.
Do all events permits be issued through the e-Permit?
Yes. All events requiring a permit have to get the e-Permit through e-Permit platform.
What are the types of performers that require a permit?
Types of performers on entertainment event are: Acrobatic Performer, Belly Dancer, CD Music Player, Choir, Clown, Dancer, DJ, Drummer, Folkloric Dancer, Maestro, Magician, Oud \ Lute Player, Performer, Pianist, Poet , Show presenter, Singer, Stage/theater Actor, Story producer, String Instrument Player, Speaker
Are there any event types that do not require an e-Permit?
Yes, certain event types taking place in hotels and public venues are not required to go through the e-Permit platform as long as they don’t sell tickets or do not require registration process. The hotel has to communicate the event information as a notification containing basic information to the relevant entities.
Event types include:
- Personal events (weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, meals, reunions, etc.)
- Internal events conducted by corporates and other entities for the benefit of their employees.
- Events conducted by diplomatic delegations in UAE entities (embassies, consulates,UN entities, etc.).
- Internal events held by schools and universities in their premises for their students or employees.
Do conferences and exhibitions require permit?
All conference and exhibition events require permit regardless of the venue type nature like conference centre, exhibition centre, hotel, and university or school auditorium.
What is the timeline for getting approval?
The timeline for processing a permit application is minimum 5 – 8 working days, with the application only able to be processed once payment has been received. The exact timeframe depends on the type of event and activities involved, and will be communicated for each application separately.
What are the required documents to apply for the event permit?
Required Documents for each Event type:
Charity and Religious Event
Entertainment Activity Permit
Shopping Mall Activity Permit
Retail outlet Activity Permit
Private Activity (Notification)
What are the charges for DTCM permits?
The fees depends on the type of event, activity and number of performers in the application. We will charge the actual DTCM fees + Service fee for processing the application. This amount can only be confirmed once we have received all details and documents to process the application.