DTCM Permits & E-Ticketing

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:

1

Entertainment Event

  1. No objection certificate from venue
  2. Event owner passport copy
  3. Passport and photo copy for each performer

2

Business Event

  1. No objection certificate from venue
  2. Event owner passport copy
  3. Emirates ID if speaker UAE citizen / UAE resident
  4. If Exhibition\Product launch: list of all company thatparticipate on the exhibition\ Product launch

3

Sports Event

  1. page16image3393850400No objection certificate from venue
  2. Event owner passport copy
  3. Event brief or sponsorship package

4

Charity and Religious Event

  1. No objection certificate from venue
  2. Event owner passport copy, Emirates ID, and copy of company trade license
  3. Copy for a form of advertising material (if required)
  4. If auction – attached photo of items
  5. Passport copy and photo for each speaker/ lecturer

5

Entertainment Activity Permit

  1. Passport and photo copy for each performer 

6

Shopping Mall Activity Permit

  1. Passport and photo copy for each performer 

7

Retail outlet Activity Permit

  1. No objection certificate from Mall (not yet implement)
  2. Passport and photo copy for each performer

8

Private Activity (Notification)

  1. page16image3393954480 Event owner passport copy \ Emirates ID

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.

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