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March 30, 2021

DCD Implements Preventive Safety Services

As of the year 2020, Dubai Civil Defence has marked its growth in transactions that mirror its efforts to provide the highest possible quality of customer service and integrate best practices as part of its vision of enhancing customer happiness. The authority continues to implementing safety and security services all over the city in accordance with UAE and international norms. DCD approval authority’s efforts on its safety preventive measures and regulations have been successful and will pursue in the upcoming years. The Department of Preventive Safety ensures the safety of the people at all costs by securing safety in all places including in and out of buildings and infrastructures.

What is the Department of Preventive Safety of DCD?

The Department of Preventive Safety is a DCD approval service tasked with implementing safety measures in engineering and construction developmental projects such as residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. This service aims to enhance building constructions according to efficiency and effectiveness standards. Dubai Civil Defence issues and renews licenses of private and public establishments as per the rules and regulations. It is a norm of the authority to conduct scheduled and surprise inspections for various establishments and factories to ensure concurrence with preventive safety measures.

Dubai Civil Defence Preventive Safety Department Services

This department includes accessible service and downloadable files of forms, standards, and regulations for various establishments and industries on categorized options such as Licensing Requirements for Building and Facilities, Reasons for Rejection, Customer Service Request Forms, and Companies Approval and Licensing

Engineering and construction sectors generally use the services under the Licensing Requirements for Building and Facilities category as major requirements to gain Dubai Civil Defence approval for developmental projects. This category includes but not limited to information, guidelines, and forms regarding services such as the UAE Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice, Drawing Submission Requirements, Facade Submission Requirements, Facade Glazing Roofing, Material Test Standards, and more as requirements for DCD approval. With the enhanced Dubai Civil Defence services, 2020 demonstrated the high prioritized places on customer happiness and its venture to implement strategic plans on preventive safety objectives that can enhance the community’s wellbeing. DCD also integrated its electronic and smart platforms that provided excellent accessibility, reliability, efficiency, and high-quality services.

Dubai is recognized as one of the safest cities in the world that proves the strong pillars of rules and regulations imposed by each and every government sector of the country including the Dubai Civil Defence. The construction and engineering industry of the city has been a milestone of innovation and Dubai Civil Defence approval high standards gave assurance of safety with the help of every relevant authority and their incredible and reliable services.

Dubai Approvals Team Dubai Civil Defence Approval Services

Dubai Approvals Team has been a run-to firm for clients who seek for a hassle-free and smooth authority approvals for engineering and construction projects around the city. We are confident to say that we have accumulated maximum experience of the Dubai Civil Defence approval process and other relevant authority approvals which upgrades our services into the best quality it can be. Our professional team assures accurate and prompt services on requirement completion and submission to approval and certificate acquisitions. 

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March 20, 2021

DM Approval Authority for Dubai 2040 Master Plan

Dubai has unlocked huge opportunities through the launching of the Dubai 2040 Master Plan. The city has again widely opened its door to more developments focusing on greener and sustainable urbanization across its jurisdiction. This endeavor gives big chances to investors, companies, professionals, skilled workers, and other individuals who want to be part of the city’s new innovative vision. Authorities will also play a big role in the implementation of the Master Plan with their respective standards and requirements in acquiring necessary approvals including from DM Dubai.

Dubai Municipality approval is one of the most important requirements to start a developmental project in the city. DM Dubai has been consistent with its approval regulations in order to set standards of innovation for high-quality projects that will benefit not only the government but the whole community. The results of the journey to innovation of the city have proven the wide range of capabilities of DM approval and other relevant authorities in giving out the highest standard of project approvals to fulfill the government’s vision. The competence of Dubai approval authorities definitely creates a huge impact on the city’s future endeavors and goals. The world has already witnessed the whole country’s rove into urbanization and now it will anticipate the continuity of this vision through Dubai 2040 Master Plan to sustainability.

DM Dubai - Approval Authority for 2040 Master Plan

Dubai Municipality or DM is one of the main authorities that holds the regulatory services for developmental projects within the city including the recent Dubai 2040 Master Plan. With the vision of the Master Plan to cater sustainable developments in five major urban areas of the city which are mostly under the jurisdiction of Dubai Municipality approval authority gives a huge responsibility to DM Dubai to raise their services to a higher level. It has been their objective to provide the highest standard of public services through innovation for many years. And with this futuristic goal, it is certain that it will set standards that will upgrade every project into the best it could be, focusing on sustainability. 

The plan emphasizes the development and progress in five main urban areas which include the three existing urban centers and two new centers in Dubai. These major areas were stated to be Deira and Bur Dubai, Downtown and Business Bay, Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence, Expo 2020, and Dubai Silicon Oasis. Focusing on the objectives of developing sustainable housing complexes, hospitals, schools, service centers, and leisure centers for the growth of the economic sector and increase job opportunities for the population. A greener environment with commercial centers and recreational facilities that aim to enhance human well-being highlights the master plan. It is a huge step to revive the huge loss of environmental features in the city and a preparation for a better and greener future. 

DM approval is expected to follow the objectives of the 2040 Master Plan for sustainable urban development across the emirate aiming to be a world-class city providing the best quality of lifestyle with the highest possible standards of urban infrastructure and facilities. For the next five decades, the plan is arranged to focus on enhancing the community’s wellbeing and quality of lifestyle. It is also set to strengthen the competitiveness of the emirate to constantly be known as a global hub for economics and innovation, and a tourism destination by providing a wide diversification of lifestyle and offer investment opportunities to citizens, residents, and visitors within two decades.

These incredible nature-friendly developments reflect the future integration of Dubai approval professionals, contractors, designers, and top engineering companies in Dubai to showcase their creativity and versatility to future sustainable and innovative projects. And its is the responsibility of DM Dubai to filter each and every proposals that are worthy of gaining Dubai Municipality approval. The consistency of outstanding urbanization through the high standards of approval authorities including DM approval admired the country and the world. Dubai proved that its diversification benefited not only the government and the citizens but also the multicultural communities that have been imparting to its economic growth and urbanization. To be a part of the Dubai 2040 Master Plan vision is a pride that every benefactor will hold on to up to the future.

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February 3, 2021

Dubai Development Authority Preliminary Design Approval Guide

Engineering and Architectural design process in Dubai involves a series of steps to create functional, versatile, and innovative buildings and infrastructures. These steps always include Design Review and Approvals from Dubai Development Authority, applicable for clusters under DDA’s jurisdiction. We will then run through the guidelines on how to apply and acquire preliminary design review and approval from DDA.

What is DDA Dubai Preliminary Design Approval?

The Building Services under the Zoning category of Dubai Development Authority regulates the Preliminary Design Approval, Final Design Approval, Design Revision, Building Permit, and many more DDA Approval services that aims for an overall development of all engineering projects under its jurisdiction.

Preliminary design begins by thoroughly evaluating the project site or any existing drawings that the client may have, and field measure and photograph the existing structure or project site. Substantial input from the clients is determined for the project goals, budget, and design objectives. It is also significant to develop a scale and to fully illustrate the scope of the proposed project, the project’s major spaces, and their connection to each other.

The preliminary design phase usually includes floor plan, site plan, primary exterior elevation studies, preliminary construction cost estimate of the project, and other major emphases on civil, mechanical, and architectural design. A set of drawings are then completed to present the design concepts. The drawings required is strictly based upon the size and complexity of the project.

DDA Approval Preliminary Design Review

Dubai Development Authority - DDA, formerly known as Dubai Creative Cluster Authority - DCCA is committed to direct engineering and construction developments that will further benefit the economic growth and set global standards on real estate development and urban planning. DDA Dubai organization has a broad control on the mandate of authority to the Emirate’s engineering industry development over selected free zone and other community clusters. The DDA Approval authorizes regulatory and licensing services governing all strategic projects and industries within its jurisdiction, which includes Preliminary Design Approval under Building Services.

Guide to Acquire Dubai Development Authority Preliminary Design Approval

Documents Required
I. Preliminary Design Approval Request (In case of applying through customer service center, check image no. 1 below)

II. Preliminary Architectural Design Drawings (as per Circular No. 229)

Authority Cover Sheet
Schedule of Drawings
Project Documents
Project Zoning Exceptions (if any)
Shaded Area Diagram (Built-Up Area calculation)
Shaded Area Diagram (Gross Floor Area calculation)
Required Calculations (Parking, Garbage, Plot coverage, Projection, etc.)
Room Types & Layouts (Unit Matrix)
Setting-out Plan
Floor plans (from Basement to the Top Roof floor)
Building Elevations (Front Elevation)
Building Elevations (Rear Elevation)
Building Elevations (Side-1 Elevation)
Building Elevations (Side-2 Elevation)
Building Sections (Section-AA)
Building Sections (Section-BB)

III. Project Details Sheet stamped & signed by the Consultant (check image no. 2 below)

IV. Gate Level Confirmation provide by Master Developer / Infrastructure Consultant / RTA

V. Consultant Appointment Letter from the Owner

The request will be accepted only if the Site Plan is valid.
The design must follow the “Accessibility Code for the Built Environment in the Clusters”.
The approved design is valid for 1 year only.

Normal submission: Not applicable
Renewal Fees: AED 2,000

Additional fee:
Knowledge Dirham: AED 10 per transaction
Innovation Dirham: AED 10 per transaction

A maximum of 4 working days for completed application.

Expert Dubai Approvals Team for gaining DDA Design Approvals

DDA Dubai offers approvals and service categories such as Registration & Licensing Services and Zoning Services, which can be accessed through the DDA E-service portal. And indeed, needs a long process with various required documents, however, there is no need to distress because engineering consultants in Dubai are experienced in the Dubai Development Authority approval process and requirements.

Dubai Approvals Team has been consistent in delivering DDA Approval services generally in the Design approval under Building Services. We certainly make sure that we provide fast, quality, and accurate assistance to every client and project that we handle. Our team aims to provide accessible services on acquiring DDA Dubai approvals and assures the acquisition of any kind of needed requirements to acquire project permits and licenses.

Image No. 1
Preliminary Design Approval Request (File is downloadable from DDA website)

DDA Preliminary Design Approval Request

Image No. 2
Project Details Sheet (File is downloadable from DDA website)

Project Details Sheet - DDA Approval

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January 18, 2021

Importance of Snag and Inspect for a Property in Dubai

Purchasing a real estate home or business property in Dubai is a stride for anyone but you should know what are the considerations before buying a new property and may not be as easy as you think. Hand-picking a certain property that offers a functional architectural and engineering design features is a bit of responsibility that needs a deep knowledge about Snag and Inspect services under the construction industry. Engineering companies in Dubai offer services to help choose the right property for you. 
Before buying a new build or renovated property, you need to ensure that the property meets the standards with all the final finishes it needs prior to the completion and handover. Property inspection and creating a snagging list will help you point out any possible snags that need to be fixed by the contractor. Snag and inspect Dubai services is the best way to identify the defects that plain sight cannot spot. Snag and inspect reports are applicable for townhouses, apartments, holiday homes, villas, residential buildings and properties, and some commercial establishments.

What is the importance of a Property Snagging and Inspection Report?

A detailed snag and inspect report will then be handed to you containing a list of defects, from the tiniest to most extensive snag, present on the property. These assessments may include architectural, structural, and MEP integrities, commonly involved but not limited to walls, ceilings and flooring, roofing system, waterproofing, quality of construction work, and the compliance to the standards of the local regulations and building codes. The report should be submitted to the building, homeowner, or developer to complete the maintenance and repair issues of the property soonest.

A property snagging and inspection report is important for a successful property deal. An independent third party, it may be from Engineering companies in Dubai who are qualified professionals and accredited engineers, assists in giving a clear and accurate understanding of the property features and pinpoint objectively every issue for effective solutions.

How often do I need to do property snagging and inspection?

Property snagging and inspection is best done before you buy or acquire a property, whether you will move in or move out, and such inspection can also be commissioned prior to and subsequent to a tenancy agreement. The move in or move out does not have to be as complex if the building is maintained regularly or in case the tenant has reported serious issues.

Dubai Approvals Team as Property Snagging and Inspection Experts

Dubai Approvals Team’s snag and inspect Dubai experts conduct inspections of various kinds of properties that included but not limited to apartments, villas, multistorey buildings, residential communities, and few commercial establishments in Dubai. The most commonly requested inspection service is for villas and apartments from our most talented and experienced inspectors visited along with a number of tools required to administer the property inspection. We provide accurate details of all the issues ranging from low, moderate to high-risk categories in the property, accompanied by photos or videos, explanations, and solution recommendations from our knowledge and expertise in Dubai Municipality Approval and other relevant approvals.

Our snag and inspect services do not end with the detailed inspection report, we always aim to avoid additional overhead expenses for our clients in the future and also improve the condition and value of your property. Over the past years, we have developed a wide range of understanding of the UAE real estate market and engineering industry process that helped us build good relationships with developers in the region, especially in Dubai. We have established our means of communication to reach the respected department and help us acquire immediate remedy for every kind of snag and inspect Dubai.

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January 3, 2021

Dubai Approvals Team 2021: Know More About What We Do

This year may have been one of the most challenging year since we started providing engineering and approval services in Dubai, contributing to UAE’s objective of becoming one of the best countries in the world that provides a world-class, safe, and secured living experience to everyone. The government has been constant with its objectives to fulfill its vision by implementing rules and standards in every aspect of its governance that includes the engineering, architecture, and construction industry. We, at Dubai Approvals Team, aim to make Dubai approvals easy for every client who needs to acquire engineering approvals, permits, and licenses from various authorities in Dubai.

What are these Dubai Approvals and Authorities?

Dubai Approvals Team has been consistent in delivering services generally in the engineering, architecture, and construction industry throughout this year. We made sure that we provided swift and quality assistance to every client and their projects. Our team never fails to provide services on acquiring Dubai approvals, and assures the acquisition of any kind of necessary requirements needed to gain project permits and licenses from various Dubai authorities. 
List of some of our services on Dubai approvals from respective Authorities

Dubai Municipality

Dubai Municipality approval or DM Approval is needed for any kind of development project in Dubai. Dubai Municipality approval sets planning requirements that focus to establish modern, sustainable, and unified communities showcasing the ethics and the culture of Dubai with the capability to provide a remarkable lifestyle to the people of Dubai. These Dubai Municipality approval standards and requirements comprise the cornerstones of architecture and civil engineering, housing and health facilities, and coordination sites and architecture, roads, economic and social studies, and statistical studies relevant to the growth of economy rates in Dubai.

Dubai Civil Defence

Dubai Civil Defence is one of the major authorities that provide an important role in maintaining the high-quality safety and security in industrial plants, factories, and commercial buildings in Dubai through Dubai Civil Defence approval. Engineering projects in Dubai involving industrial facilities, commercial establishments, and apartment complexes are all required to obtain DCD approval and inspections prior to, during, and after both construction or renovation projects from Dubai Civil Defence. 

Dubai Development Authority

Dubai Development Authority or DDA is the government entity that is responsible for governing the development control, municipal, and economic over various free zones, parks, and other communities by several master developers in Dubai. DDA also focuses on real estate planning and developments implementing standards on Dubai Development Authority approval on licenses and permits.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority or DEWA Approval in Dubai includes classifications of services considering the requirements of the building and the DEWA standards. DEWA approval focuses to become a leading sustainable innovative global corporation, and committed to sustain services with the latest global industrial innovation through providing effective and quality services in Dubai.

Dubai Health Authority

The Dubai government is dedicated to providing its residents with the best medical facilities and access to quality healthcare services. Thus, the Dubai Health Authority approval was implemented following the fulfillment to contribute to upgraded healthcare facilities. The standards on Clinic approval and other healthcare establishments under the standards of Dubai Health Authority approval uplifts quality and innovative facilities ready to provide world-class service to everyone.

Dubai Silicon Oasis

Dubai Silicon Oasis is one of the several Free zones in Dubai known to be one of a kind technology park in UAE. DSO is ruled by DSO Authority by imposing standards and regulations with necessary requirements for business and engineering approvals within its mandate. The DSO Authority approval standards help to successfully achieve Dubai’s aim to be the world’s best business hub for electronics and technology with high-quality and upskilled human resources and investors.

Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing

Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing or DTCM Dubai provides a DTCM permit which is a part of permit requirements for events and other projects involving tourism and commerce. Dubai, being considered as a top travel destination in the Middle East, proves its capabilities to provide entertainment and world-class hospitality facilities with the help of DTCM Dubai regulated by DTCM permit standards.


The world’s largest Free zone, JAFZA, has boosted Dubai’s economic industry and built up a relationship with other foreign countries. And to continuously spike up the well-started economic development, Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority set regulations in gaining JAFZA approval for any engineering projects with the largest Free zones’ dominion.


Trakhees is responsible for various developments such as lands, port areas, Dubai World, and other areas within its jurisdiction, and acts as the authorized body for providing business approvals and licenses in the development of certain areas in Dubai. Trakhees approval ensures high-quality and efficient infrastructural development with the help of its professionals in sectors such as the Environment, Health and Safety Department, Commercial Licensing Department, Civil Engineering Department, and Corporate Excellence Department.

We also provide services in acquiring approval and license for shisha cafe, smoking permit, restaurant, signage, spa, tent, solar, swimming pool, and many more. This year 2021, the Dubai Approvals Team will level up our capabilities in providing high-quality approval and engineering services and cater to our clients’ needs. We will make sure to definitely make Dubai approvals easy for everyone.

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December 21, 2020

Dubai Civil Defence Approval Procedure Drawing Submission

Dubai, being recognized as one of the top 10 safest places in the world proves the well-founded rules and regulations imposed by each and every government sector of the country. The low crime rates increase the high rating of safety in the city that contributes to the global recognition of Dubai giving pride to every sector of the government including the construction and engineering industry. Dubai Civil Defence or DCD is one of the government authorities, who ensures the safety of the people at all costs by securing safety in all places including in and out of buildings and infrastructures. 

DCD Approval: Drawing Submission

The authority strictly implements the Dubai Civil Defence Approval Procedure to continuously fulfill its objectives to protect lives by providing high-quality safety and security. Industrial facilities, commercial establishments, and apartment complexes in Dubai are all required to acquire DCD approval and inspections prior to, during, and after for both construction or renovation projects.

DCD Drawing Submission: Required Drawings & Details

Clients, contractors, and engineering consultants in Dubai are obliged to complete and submit requirements as a part of the Dubai Civil Defence Approval Procedure. The necessary requirements include documents and drawings with details that should qualify under the standards of DCD approval. 

Here are the required drawings and details needed for Dubai Civil Defence Approval Procedure drawing submission.

 Cover Sheet

 Key Plan 
     Highlight units with Rev-cloud

 Existing Floor Plan 
    2-hours Fire-rated wall in Red color
    1-hour in Blue color

 Proposed Floor Plan
    2-hours Fire-rated wall in Red color
    1-hour in Blue color

 Flooring Layout 
    Example: Ceramic, Parquet, Carpet, and others.

 Ceiling Layout 
    Example: 60×60 Gypsum Tile, Plain Gypsum, Aluminum, and others.

    Showing vertical dimensions.

 Existing Sprinkler Layout
    Sprinkler Pipes are in Green color
    Sprinkler Head in Red color

 Proposed Sprinkler Layout 
    Sprinkler Pipes are in Green color
    Sprinkler Head in Red color

 Existing Smoke/Heat Detector Layout 
    Circuits are in Red color

 Proposed Smoke/Heat Detector Layout
    Circuits are in Red color

 Existing Emergency & Exit Light Layout
    Circuits are in Green color

 Proposed Emergency & Exit Light Layout
    Circuits are in Green color

 Furniture or Equipment Layout

 Device Typical Details

DCD Drawing Submission: Required Documents 

Trade license copy

Copy of Ejari or Tenancy Contract

NOC from building owner/real estate/management

 Affection plan

Drawing review charges
    AED 1020 

Existing and proposed drawings

Dubai Civil Defence upholds the vision “To have the United Arab Emirates as one of the best countries in the world in achieving Safety and Security”, which already proves its credibility with the global acknowledgments of Dubai. The assurance of safe buildings and infrastructures in Dubai concludes the capability of the government in implementing rules and regulations over the construction and engineering industry. It also gives interest to investors and developers in further engagement into the engineering sector, providing more world-class and safe apartment complexes, commercial establishments, and industrial facilities in Dubai. 

Dubai Approvals Team or DAT provides engineering and approval services from various authorities including DCD Approval. We can guarantee a swift and accurate approval process comprising requirement completion and submission, and acquisition of approval. DAT also aims to impart in the Dubai Civil Defence vision and objectives as one of the best engineering consultants in Dubai.

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December 8, 2020

Get Event Approval from DTCM Permit in Dubai

Dubai is definitely a travel destination because of what the city offers. Its year-round sunshine, stretch of white-sand beaches, luxury shopping malls, world-class hotel and restaurants, and of course, entertainment and recreational facilities with events that attract more and more visitors locally and internationally. Being known as a travel and tourist hub in the Middle East, the city proves and increases its popularity through successful events all over the city, especially during the holidays, festivals, and winter season. The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing or DTCM Dubai provides DTCM permit to event organizers and clients as part of the requirements for an effective and successful event with the aim to raise the yearly tourism rate of Dubai.


DTCM works on Tourism Industry

Hotels, resorts, and other commercial establishments and organizations sponsor events that will attract more tourists and residents to engage more with the city’s charitable and entertainment happenings. These events also allow entrepreneurs, marketers, and investors to showcase and discover varieties of products, performances, and services from the country’s multicultural society. Dubai’s tourism is constantly in a good condition proving that the UAE has led to build a fast-growing travel and tourism industry up to the present. Beyond this development, is the productive event management and approval services of DTCM Dubai that aims to have safe and productive events yearly. DTCM Permit Dubai services include e-Permits, e-Ticketing, Walk-in ticketing, Hotel classification, Holiday homes, Tour guide training, DCT Admissions, Dubai Way, and DTCM Connect, all available on their website with the same purpose of providing quality service and continue to enhance the tourism industry of the country.


DTCM Event Regulations during Covid-19 Pandemic

If you probe to start up any kind of event and functions in Dubai, know first the guidelines, precautions, and approvals that need to be done prior to the event. This will help you to prepare the necessary documents and requirements ahead of time. During this pandemic, there are certain restrictions and precautions all around the country. Though Dubai has eased some of the restrictions to help the people and businesses get back on track, safety measures are strictly implemented. Events under DTCM Permit Dubai are carefully managed following rules and regulations as per the government's mandate. Standard safety rules such as limitation of number of people allowed in both private and public events, strict implementation of social distancing, mandatory and proper wearing of masks, and visibility and accessibility of hand sanitizer to everyone. More safety regulations may be provided by the relevant authorities depending on the kind and purpose of the event. Fines and charges may apply to those who will not follow the safety measures given by the authorities even the organizers of the simplest to the grandest events are not exempted. 


DTCM Permit Dubai along with relevant authorities from the government work together for the safety of the people while providing the best living experience in Dubai. DTCM continues to enhance its services to effectively bring forth quality and world-class events in Dubai. They make sure that every venture bears meaningful purpose to the people, whether local or tourist, and to the country as well. Professionals also offer event planning, management, and approval services to practically help clients with the processing of their events. So, start-up planning your functions with DTCM Dubai now and let us all witness the great experience that you and Dubai can offer.

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November 22, 2020

Best Place for Shisha in Dubai Safety Standards

Dubai is named as one of the busiest cities in the world with 200 different nationalities wanting to prove their luck in working with the city’s constantly growing economy. But after a long week of hard work also needs a relaxing and quality time with families and friends. And one of the famous recreational activities in Dubai is Shisha. Shisha in Dubai are mostly served with the most exotic flavors alongside the best variety of food and beverages from all over the world, and with the choices of the most epic party or the chilliest mode in the city. The perfect sceneries of Dubai such as the beaches, skyline of skyscrapers, city lights, and long stretches of desert make it more exciting to visit the best place for Shisha in Dubai. 

Every Shisha Cafe in Dubai offers different kinds of gimmicks to attract more people, expand awareness about the business, and increase sale conversions. Many cafes and restaurant owners incorporated Shisha into their businesses resulting in many destinations to choose from. This sets the opportunity to invest and start-up a business in Dubai, know the basic insights on 2020 safety standards to consider in starting up a Shisha Cafe. These standards will help a lot prior to and during the business process. 

Adherence to these 2020 safety standards for Shisha in Dubai from Dubai Municipality Approval, especially during this pandemic will guarantee the smooth run of the business.

All staff must wear face masks at all times and keep the standard pf two-meter distance from each other and customers whenever possible.

Shisha pipes must be extensively and adequately cleaned and sterilized between uses and water content should be changed after each user or smoker.

The pipes are typically made up of five parts, including a disposable, single-use mouthpiece that must be disposed of appropriately whenever are used or tampered.

Prohibiting sharing of Shisha hoses and mouth-tip pieces with other smokers.

Strictly prohibiting the customary practice of Shisha providers to first experience smoking the shisha equipment several times before providing shisha to the smoker. However, if needed to be tested, usage of a disposable mouthpiece is necessary.

Improve the regularity of proper hygiene standards, specifically cleaning and disinfection on all human contact surfaces and sections including but not limited to: 

Smoking and Service areas
Door handles
Chairs & Table
Reception area
All equipment

Document all cleaning and disinfection operations and schedules including a list of used disinfectant products.

The ventilation area and air suction devices should be in accordance with approved requirements and standards.

Other precautionary measures including limiting of clients allowed in a certain Shisha Cafe must follow only four people to one table and encouraging the use of hand sanitizers.

The growth of businesses like Shisha in Dubai prompted the government to impose standards for Shisha Approvals, licenses, and permits through relevant authorities. The Shisha Cafe in Dubai has always been part of the Arabic culture, however, considering the public health safety, not only during the pandemic but all throughout time, it is necessary to come up with regulations. Keeping up with these safety precautions from the authorities will not only help the business to acquire certain approvals for licenses and permits, yet can improve the quality of services to be the best place for Shisha in Dubai.

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October 25, 2020

What Dubai Silicon Oasis or DSO Free Zone Offers

Dubai never fails to promote world-class innovation in many ways including setting up multiple Free Zones with the finest structures, establishments, and amenities where both local and foreign citizens can establish a business. One of the city’s several Free zones since 2004 is DSO or Dubai Silicon Oasis, known to be one of a kind technology park in UAE, holding out the latest technology by supporting industries that produce materials and equipment for Information and Communications technologies with the use of semiconductors. DSO also promotes the development of photovoltaic fields, nanotechnology, and electronics optoelectronic technology enhancing all of these remarkable technologies to provide integrated living and working communities. 

Business Setup under DSO Authority

As a global and collaborative advantage to further promote modern industries based on upgraded technology in the Middle East, DSO Authority established standards and regulations with necessary requirements for business approvals within its jurisdiction. The DSO Approval standards will effectively help to successfully achieve the government’s aim to be the world’s best business hub for electronics and technology having highly educated human resources and investors. DSO Authority provides advanced and master-planned residential environment with villas and residential high-rise buildings, commercial and industrial facilities, education facilities, and healthcare units aiming to attract individuals and investors captivated in Semiconductor Manufacturing, Microelectronics, Fabless IC Design, Electronic Manufacturing Systems, Test & Assembly, and optoelectronics related ventures to take part with the vision for world-class innovation in Dubai. Living up with its economic strategy, DSO Authority contributed to the transformation of the UAE to be a knowledge-based economy through Electronics and Information Technology giving a great impact on the engineering and economic industry such as trade and services, finance, employment, and banking, etc.  Businesses operating within the jurisdiction of DSO Free Zone benefit from a wide range of incentives.

Dubai Silicon Oasis Free Zone Benefits

100 Percent Ownership
100 Percent Personal and Corporate Tax exemptions
100 Percent Repatriation of Capital and Profits
No customs duty
Advanced Information Technology network and infrastructure
Stringent IP laws and support
Business-friendly environment for the technology industry
Faster processing of employee visas
Stable and clear regulation laws
Plug and play offices
Subsidized top-end EDA tools
Conference facilities and Business support that offers tenants fast and efficient services with just a touch of a button through an online E-business system
Access to consumer market with tourists from the Middle East, North Africa, and Indian Subcontinent

Therefore, a business setup in Dubai Silicon Oasis is mutually beneficial, the companies’ presence in DSO results in an easy global business popularity. Multiple globally acclaimed companies present in DSO include AMD, Fujitsu, Henkel, Nortel Networks, Philips, Schneider Electric, Synopsys, Wavetec and Western Digital, and many more. It may seem like a huge process to be included on the company list under DSO, however, several Engineering companies in Dubai offer services in acquiring DSO Approval and other Dubai Approvals. Getting professional assistance from reliable business partners, consultants, and approval teams from Engineering companies in Dubai elevates the possibility of acquiring business setup approval from the DSO Authority. Contact us for more details about DSO Approval and other Dubai Approvals.

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September 24, 2020

Reminders before Acquiring Dubai Civil Defence Approvals

United Arab Emirates is known as one of the safest places in the world. In fact, UAE was classified as the third safest country in the whole world and second in the Gulf Region. The safety and security are evidently visible in the eyes of the local and ex-pat residents, and especially the tourists that clearly stating their safe stay in the country. This is a still-standing proof of the effective rules and regulations of the UAE government and a vision from one of its authorities, the Dubai Civil Defence or DCD. 

Dubai Civil Defence is a government authority that is responsible for securing, at any cost in any harmful situation, the safety of every single individual including every property within the jurisdiction of Dubai. The country is undoubtedly in a state of economic progress that is very perceptible through the blooming businesses and establishments of any kind. And to secure these business properties into safety together with its possible consumers by strictly implementing their standards in acquiring permits through the Dubai Civil Defence approval procedure prior to the start of the business processing phase. Keeping up with the vast economic development and engineering technology, the authority pursues to provide the highest quality of services by innovative e-services and electronic services system that is accessible for DCD approval application. DCD e-services simplifies the approach for the Dubai Civil Defence approval procedure for the public applicants of varied services and save time and effort of the government employees to process and automate all the requests and applications, as well. 

Dubai Civil Defence provides Drawings & Projects approval to new and modified businesses such as offices, restaurants, or any other business establishments in Dubai. The Drawings & Projects approval section is one of the divisions of the authority that works with the architectural and engineering growth and enhancement of the city. This particular division of Dubai Civil Defence facilitates the approval procedures by undergoing a feasibility study of the projects and applications to layout an effective solution for complex projects. 

Here are some of the important reminders to ponder before acquiring approvals through the Dubai Civil Defence approval procedure on the e-service portal.

If a project is accomplished by more than one Contractor, payment of drawing approval fee shall be substantial only once.
The project shall include fire alarm, fire fighting systems, and voice of the evacuation system, and the area of the floor levels must also be included in the drawings.
The method of payment for every single project and drawing fees must be made once by the registered Engineering Consultant companies in Dubai, not the company Contractors.
All Engineering Consultant companies in Dubai must include the built area in an official undertaking letter addressed to Dubai Civil Defence in which they will be held responsible for the accuracy of the data submitted. 


The Dubai Civil Defence approval procedure must be acquired prior to any revision or addition. Click on the link for more Tips in acquiring Dubai Civil Defence approvals

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