Dubai Approvals is a company based in Dubai that provides Engineering services for getting any Dubai Approval that includes DEWA Approval. We have a very professional and qualified team that helps you acquire DEWA approval for commercial as well as residential water and electricity requirements.
DEWA is an acronym of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority. It is known as a public structure company that was founded on Jan 1, 1992. This company includes all technology innovations from energy generation to smart homes to big data management and how they solve issues and/or create new opportunities in the utility sector. This company also covers billing, customer and supplier metrics, energy usage analysis, and production as well. So DEWA is known as a sole provider of electricity, sewerage, and water in Dubai. In April 2015, DEWA had established a capacity of 9,656 MW of electricity and 470 million gallons of desalinated water per day which has also a plan to increase this to over 10,000 MW by the year 2018. DEWA has also started to add solar power to boost up its energy. The latest start of DEWA’s solar plant has its capacity of 800 MW which will complete by the year 2020. DEWA also has a multidimensional plan of starting 250MW capacity pumped-storage hydroelectricity at Hatta place. DEWA has an enormous number of workforce (over 9,000 employees) for serving over 6,00,000 customers for electricity connection and 5,00,000 customers for water connection.
DEWA has a vision of a Sustainable Innovative World-Class Utility. Its objective is to provide world Class Customer Service. So by maintaining its motive it has developed its latest guidelines for Dubai Electricity and Water Customers for the NOC’s submission under DEWA approval. Following are the approvals provided by DEWA application:
The application for this service is free of charge but the service may be chargeable. It enables the enrolled contractors to obtain electricity/water NOC for issuing a building permit.
This service helps the customers to get Electricity or Water connections. Accessing this service customers can fill detailed DEWA application form through ‘One Window System’ using their User ID and Password. This application will be reviewed by the DEWA’s authority for giving confirmation of the DEWA Approval. Application service is fully free of cost while service is chargeable.
This service enables customers to obtain a fit-out power connection to their shops and offices. This is also free of cost.
Infrastructure Department and Information Department enable the enrolled contractors to submit an online application to obtain Electricity and Water Infrastructure Services. This service for applying the application is free of cost but the service is chargeable.
Getting the DEWA approval can be quite a daunting task. It requires you to submit many documents and can be a hassle for you.
Dubai Approvals team helps you get all the DEWA Approval within a few days. Our highly skilled professionals provide various other approvals too in Dubai.
November 22, 2020
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 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 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
Chairs & Table
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.
May 4, 2019
Before commencing any work related to the planning and construction of a project under the Dubai Municipality or DM jurisdiction, it is important to first acquire approvals from the DM. DM provides various approvals for individual, commercial, and Government services, i.e., individuals, businesses, as well as Government bodies need to acquire a permit or approval before commencing any project work in Dubai. So, let’s discuss some of the approvals provided by DM and what procedure it requires for you to get a DM approval.
In order to make sure you get the approval easily, you must follow the given procedure:
In order to ensure a smooth procedure for this approval, follow the given instruction:
There are various other hundreds of approvals provided by DM which can be availed from the official website of DM or various DM approved offline centers. The procedure to get DM Approval can be very easy but understanding the nature of your project and then submitting the application for the service can be very complex. If you are also looking forward to getting DM Approval, then do not worry and leave all the difficulties and complexities to us. Our experts at Dubai Approvals Team will help you step by step so that you can get your Dubai Approvals on time without any hassle.
We also help you for getting Dubai Approvals from various other Dubai Authorities like Trakhees, DEWA, NAKHEEL, DSO, JAFZA, Food Control Department, EMAAR, RTA, TECOM and DCCA, and Warehouse approvals. So, Contact Us, save your precious time, and start working on your dreams right away.
May 4, 2019
Dubai is one of the countries that has been recording immense development over the years. Many industries have been coming up yearly creating a big job market for many Dubai people thus the growth of the economy of Dubai. With this immense economic growth, there arose a need to have a body that will oversee the management of infrastructure. The rapid growth of buildings and other infrastructure requires strict guidelines to ensure that quality is not compromised. For this reason, Trakhees regulations and standards were then created, in 2009, with the main intent of guarantying the development of very sustainable and environmentally friendly structures.
Trakhees is in charge of various entities such as lands, port areas, Dubai World, and other areas within its mandate. Additionally, Trakhees are also responsible for the issuance of business licenses and approvals in the development of certain areas in Dubai. Trakhees is comprised of four sections that all ensure quality and efficiency are maintained in infrastructural development. These sections include Environment, Health and Safety Department, Commercial Licensing Department, Civil Engineering Department, and Corporate Excellence Department.
Adherence to these rules is a must if you are looking forward to getting a Trakhees approval. Other than the mentioned rules, you must also observe the space area, various business facilities are accorded different floor cover. Even after getting Trakhees approval for your business, that’s not all, you still need to ensure that you continue complying with these rules day in day out. Trakhees online will help you understand these rules and regulations in a better way.
Dubai Approvals team can help you get Trakhees approval easily without any hassle. Contact us today to know more.
May 4, 2019
The Dubai Municipality has come a long way since its establishment on February 28th, 1957 by the first decree. It provides Dubai Municipal Approval and other services to the population of Dubai and its work includes urban planning, construction supervision, environmental protection and improvement, public parks conservation, regulating and ensuring international quality standards compliance in aspects such as
Having begun with just 3 operating employees, it has grown into an organization having more than 15,000 staff working in 32 organizational units, making it a major driving force in the development of Dubai City. With a vision of “Developing a happy and sustainable city,” the Dubai Municipality Approvals or DM Approval is also instrumental in maintaining the architectural heritage of the emirate by revival and maintenance of many cultural landmarks.
The services offered by these sectors are segregated into individual, government, and business-centric, with the focus of DM Approval quality control on areas such as: Environment and waste, Financial and business, building and land planning, lab testing and accreditation, Public health and consumer safety, drainage and irrigation, veterinary, agriculture and public markets services.
The Dubai Municipality or DM has a planning division that allows streamlined submissions to be made from the user end and a legislative system in place to demarcate its jurisdiction. One example of planning assistance is guidelines for submission of Masterplan for building plan proposals. Here, the applier submits a draft proposal for preliminary assessment that covers ownership, on-site and surrounding region description. Following this, a final assessment submission requires Non-Objection Certificates from the concerned local authorities (Dubai Police, Civil aviation, Road transport authority, Dubai Electricity and water authority, etc.) Finally, the DM Approval provides a “sign off sheet” to all service authorities for their approval of the master plan.
After completing all these procedures, a follow-up application needs to be filed online at www.dm.gov.ae which consists of paying the application fee as well. A tutorial to filing this online application is available here.
The year 2011 was a dramatic one for the DM. This was primarily due to the disconnection of utility services to many residential, industrial and commercial buildings as a result of illegal modifications, partitions, and additions that were made. Warning notices were first sent following which heavy fines were levied to discourage non-compliance. Repeated offenses meant that utility services to the offenders were cut through the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). Sometimes unauthorized changes to buildings also run the risk of lack of fire exits or basic health requirements and ambiance quality like lighting and ventilation. Once the corrective action was taken, the services were restored to these locations.
If you are looking for Dubai Municipality Approval, you can Contact Us.
May 4, 2019
Warehouses are required to abide by certain Building Regulations and Design Guidelines in order to get a license and Dubai Approvals for both establishments and for any subsequent Fit-out modifications done to it. The relevant Dubai Approvals for warehouses mezzanine are demarcated by various jurisdictions under different Dubai authorities. Warehouses located in Al Quoz, Dubai Investment Parks, and Ras Al Khor come under the jurisdiction of the Dubai Municipality and Dubai Civil Defence whereas, the Jebel Ali Free Economic Zone - JAFZA is required to get a Trakhees Approval. Let’s have a look at the general guidelines:
1 parking space per 50 square meters of office space to be provided. For vehicles such as buses, parking space provided depends on the operations carried out and the number of workers. Parking provision for visitors is 10% of the space provided for the staff.
Mezzanine floor constraints
A mezzanine floor is simply an intermediate floor space provided above the warehouse floor. Its function may pertain to the space below or above it.
Fire safety provisions
Any Fit-out / Modifications that are made onto existing warehouse structures require an inspection by the Trakhees authorities to obtain a Fit-out/Modification completion certificate.
May 4, 2019
In the past couple of decades, Dubai has expanded its industrial and commercial market at a very rapid pace, allowing more opportunities for individuals and businesses. So, it becomes very important for Dubai authorities to manage and maintain a proper set of guidelines in order to maintain quality and safety in all the services. Trakhees has also set up various service codes, wherein every business has to follow certain rules and regulations in its operations.
Trakhees provides five types of licensing services which include New Licenses, License Amendments, License Renewal, License Cancellation, and Commercial Permit. So, in short, if you want to acquire any type of licensing services be it requesting a new license or make changes in your old license, your destination should be Trakhees. So, let’s discuss the procedure for various licensing approvals of Trakhees:
Procedure for New License: This type of procedure is used to get a new license and it is applicable for those parties who come under the jurisdiction of Trakhees. Here are the steps to apply for a new license:
1. For new licensing services, you should visit the Trakhees office.
2. Trakhees CLD provides two types of licenses – Free Zone Licenses and Local Licenses.
3. In the Trakhees office, you can request for a Trade Name Reservation. For that, you need to submit the Name Reservation Form, Passport Copy of the local owner. If you are not a local owner, then your visa copy along with the passport is required.
4. The payment advice will be generated by the Trakhees-CLD. Make the payment, show the receipt and collect your Trade Name Certificate from the office.
5. To get the initial approval for federal licenses, you need to visit the office and make a request for the initial approval.
6. To do so, submit the Registration Licensing Application Form, the passport copy, and the Visa copy if you belong to some other nation. If you are a citizen of Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Somalia, Palestine, Morocco, Lebanon, Libya, Syria, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Christopher and Nevis then the last six months bank statements are also required along with the Visa Copy.
7. Make the payment and collect the Initial Approval Certificate from the office.
8. To get initial approval for a free zone license, you need to submit the following documents: application for license, trade name certificate, FZ/FZCO registration form, environment health & safety form, NOC copy from the employer in case of a non-local, passport copy + visa copy of all shareholders, personal information form, board resolution, and the specimen of signature of manager or owner.
9. Trakhees will check & validate all these documents. If your application has been accepted then you need to make the payment.
10. After completing the payment transaction, you can collect the initial approval certificate from the office.
Procedure for License Amendments: If you have to make certain changes in your existing license, then you have to follow the below-mentioned steps. It must be noted that the amendments which can be made are Changing Trade Name, Changing or Adding an Activity, Change in Address or Location, Changing or Appointing a Manager, Increase in Capital, Changing the Local Agent, Adding or Withdrawing a Partner, and Changing Legal Type. Also, each type of amendment procedure takes a certain amount of time.
1. In the case of companies under Free-Zone Laws, an applicant has to visit the Trakhees-CLD office and submit the mentioned documents according to the nature of the amendment.
a. For Trade Name Changes, an applicant has to submit Board Resolution from the company, Application amendment form, Original Trade license, Original MOA, Original Share Certificate, Amendment to the Memorandum of Association
concerning the change of Trade Name, and Trade Name certificate.
b. For Changing or Adding an Activity, an applicant has to submit an FZ License amendment form, Original Trade license, EHS activity form, and Amendment to the Memorandum of Association concerning the change of activity.
c. For Change in Address or Location, an applicant has to submit an Original Trade License, FZ license amendment form, Request Letter, EHS approval, and Copy of Lease agreement registered in Ejari.
d. For Changing or Appointing a Manager, an applicant has to submit Board resolution from the company, FZ license amendment form, Copy of the new manager’s passport along with NOC if the manager is a non-local, NS approval for new manager, Accommodation agreement, Amendment to the memorandum of Association duly authenticated by the Notary public, and Personal information for the manager.
e. For Increasing the Capital, an applicant has to submit Board resolution from the company, FZ license amendment form, Original Trade license, Original share certificate, Confirmation from the bank, and Amendment to the Memorandum of Association.
2. Once the applicant is done with all the document submissions, a submission reference number will be generated.
3. The Trakhees-CLD will check all the documents and if all the requirements are fulfilled correctly by the applicant, a payment advice will be generated.
4. The applicant can submit the fees online and present the receipt to front desk offices. The printed license will be available to collect by the applicant.
There are various other options for licenses from Trakhees Approval for companies under Federal Law, General Partnership, and Simple Limited Partnerships. You can Contact Us and let our experts help you will all your license-related services.
May 4, 2019
With the rapid development in Dubai, it was important for the government to come up with an authority that will be responsible to supervise the infrastructure. In 2009, Trakhees – Department of Planning and Development was introduced in Dubai and since then it is providing various public services. Trakhees manages all the lands, complexes & areas owned by Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporations, Dubai World, in the areas defined by PCFC, and its jurisdiction. Trakhees is also responsible for providing business licenses in special development zones and areas.
Trakhees consists of four major departments which include the Corporate Excellence Department, Commercial Licensing Department, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Department, and Civil Engineering Department. Each of these departments is working through creativity and excellence so as to provide quality rich services.
Now, if you are looking forward to get Trakhees approval, depending on your business (be it an eatery, hotels, any food-related activity, or any health-related activity), you have to fulfill certain requirements. In order to not miss out on any formality, these requirements are categorized. Let’s discuss the various requirements to obtain Trakhees Approval:
|Activity||Minimum Net Area (sq. ft)||Activity||Minimum Net Area (sq. ft)|
|Pet Salon||500||Restaurant with Shisha||1500|
|Hotel Commissary||2500||Coffee Shop with Shisha||1500|
|Catering||700||Fruit Seller In Supermarket||250|
|Other Shops||500||Fruit Seller – Stand Alone||500|
There are other area requirements set by Trakhees, that need to be followed strictly.
As mentioned above, you must comply with various rules and regulations so that you can get approvals from Trakhees. Even if you get the approval for your business, you still have to maintain quality and standard as per the rules and regulations of Trakhees so that you can retain your license. This is because all the authorities of Dubai are very strict when it comes to the safety and security of infrastructure and the environment. So, if you are also looking forward to getting a Trakhees approval or any other authority of Dubai, you must comply with the rules and regulations set by the Government of Dubai.
Furthermore, you can also check our Dubai Approvals services and let our team help you with your approvals. Our experts will guide you step by step so that you can easily get your job done without any hindrance.
May 4, 2019
Established in 1954 by Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the then crown prince, Dubai Municipality or DM looks after all the facilities provided to the people of Dubai by the Dubai government. It has jurisdiction over all the city services and provides a tremendous amount of online services to residents as well as government sectors of Dubai. In 2001, Dubai Municipality Approval started its online service portal, wherein 40 city services were provided online in its initial phase. Today, almost all the services provided by the Dubai Municipality Approval or DM Approval can be accessed online. Being a resident of Dubai, or a businessman, it might be necessary for you to avail certain services every now and then. But the question arises is what type of services can you actually avail of depending on your requirement and category.
Dubai Municipality Approval or DM Approval provides various services to businesses, individuals, as well as to government sectors. In order to make it easy for you to understand, let’s list down all the services available to individuals and business sectors:
These are the DM Approval services provided to residents of Dubai, be it citizens or visitors include:
These DM Approval services are provided to businesses in Dubai.
If you are looking forward to avail any of these Dubai Approvals services, our experts will help you throughout all the steps and will guide you so that you obtain any type of DM Approval quickly and hassle-free.
May 4, 2019
The Dubai Municipality or DM has come a long way since its establishment on February 28th, 1957 by the first decree. It provides municipal services to the population of Dubai and its work includes urban planning, construction supervision, environmental protection and improvement, public parks conservation, regulating and ensuring international quality standards compliance in aspects such as
DM, having begun with just 3 operating employees, it has grown into an organization having more than 15,000 staff working in 32 organizational units, making it a major driving force in the development of Dubai City. With a vision of “Developing a happy and sustainable city” the Dubai Municipality is also instrumental in maintaining the architectural heritage of the emirate by revival and maintenance of many cultural landmarks.
The DM Dubai is currently composed of 34 departments under six sectors, namely:
The services offered by these sectors are segregated into individual, government, and business-centric, with the focus of DM Dubai quality control on areas such as Environment and waste, Financial and business, building and land planning, lab testing and accreditation, Public health and consumer safety, drainage and irrigation, veterinary, agriculture and public markets services.
An example in planning assistance by DM
The DM Dubai has a planning division that allows streamlined submissions to be made from the user end and a legislative system in place to demarcate its jurisdiction to acquire the Dubai Municipality Approval. One example of planning assistance is guidelines for the submission of a Master plan for building plan proposals. Here, the applier submits a draft proposal for preliminary assessment that covers ownership, on-site, and surrounding region description. Following this, a final assessment submission requires Non-Objection Certificates from the concerned local authorities (Dubai Police, Civil aviation, Road transport authority, Dubai Electricity and water authority, etc.) Finally, the DM provides a “sign off sheet” to all service authorities to get Dubai Municipality Approval for their masterplan.
After completing all these procedures, a follow-up application needs to be filed online at the Dubai Municipality which consists of paying the application fee as well.
Non-Compliance crackdowns – Serious Quality Assurance
The year 2011 was a dramatic one for the DM. This was primarily due to the disconnection of utility services to many residential, industrial, and commercial buildings as a result of illegal modifications, partitions, and additions that were made. Warning notices were first sent following which heavy fines were levied to discourage non-compliance. Repeated offenses meant that utility services to the offenders were cut through the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority - DEWA. Sometimes unauthorized changes to buildings also run the risk of lack of fire exits or basic health requirements and ambiance quality like lighting and ventilation. Once corrective action was taken, the services were restored to these locations.
May 4, 2019
Since its industrial revolution, Dubai has provided numerous opportunities for everyone looking to achieve heights of success, and it is continuing to do so to date. Today, Dubai has become an international hub where people from all backgrounds are competing against each other. In order to cope up with the growing industrialization and infrastructure demand, it becomes very important to set a bar of standards for ensuring safety and security. The government of Dubai has handed over this responsibility to Trakhees.
It is worth noting that if you are planning to set up your own project in Dubai (under Trakhees Jurisdiction), you have to follow certain rules and regulations set by Trakhees. Moreover, you need to have a permit or approval for commencing the construction work. But the matter of fact is that sometimes the whole process of getting approval can be a bit difficult if you have not followed the procedures properly. Let’s make it simple for you and discuss what you need to do so that you can get Trakhees approvals easily:
Procedure For Getting a Building Permit
You cannot commence any construction work at your site before getting a building permit from Trakhees. You must follow the given procedure in order to get Trakhees Approval:
Procedure for Getting an Environmental Permit
Before discussing how to get an environmental permit, it should be noted that there are various types of environmental permits and each of them has its own specific applicability. They can be listed as:
The step by step procedure for getting environmental approval from Trakhees is as follows:
|Type Of Permit||Amount To Be Paid Per Approval|
|Open Sea Discharge Permit||AED 500|
|Irrigation Permit||AED 500|
|Groundwater Discharge Permit||AED 500|
|Air Emission Permit||AED 500|
|Permit to Cut and Relocate Trees||AED 1000 for Application fees.
AED 500 for every 10 trees to be cut.
|Permit to Operate Captive Marine Mammal Facility or Public Aquarium Facility||AED 1000 for Application fees.
AED 5000 for Approval Fees.
|Permit to Transport Marine Mammal or Aquatic Animal||AED 1000 for Application fees.
AED 500 for Approval Fees.
|Permit to Conduct Scientific Research
on Marine Mammal or Aquatic Animal
|AED 1000 for Application fees.
AED 200 for Approval Fees.
|Permit to Export / Import Marine
Mammal or Aquatic Animal
|AED 1000 for Application fees.
AED 500 for Approval Fees.
|Coral Translocation Permit||AED 1000 for Application fees.
AED 10,000 for Approval Fees.
|NOC for Dredging and Reclamation||AED 1000 for Application fees.
AED 500 for Approval Fees.
|Permit to Transport Sand||AED 500|
If you follow the procedure as per the given guidelines, it will be easy for you to get Trakhees Approval. Let us help you with your Dubai Approvals procedures wherein our experts will help you anytime and anywhere so that you do not have to deal with the re-submission of your application. Not only that, but we also help you with DEWA approval, Dubai Municipality Approval, Jafza Approval, and approvals from many more authorities of Dubai. So, feel free to visit us and allow us to serve you for easy approvals.