As the population is increasing day by day, the demand for medical practitioners is also getting a hike. The fastest-growing economy Dubai has a high demand for qualified working professionals. With its advanced culture and working environment, the city every year welcome many doctors, nurses, and medical interns to advance their career in the health industry.
Although, there are some essential guidelines under DHA Approval that one has to follow in order to get a license to practice medicine in the United Arab Emirates. The United Arab Emirates is different from other countries as there isn’t one single license for all types of healthcare professionals. There are four different licenses; MOH, DHCC, DHA, HAAD. The license is valid during their clinical practice and must be related to the concerned field of the Dubai Healthcare Authority or DHA.
The DHA (Dubai Health Authority) has authority over licensing in the mainland of Dubai. It includes basically all territory of Dubai except Dubai Healthcare City free zone. DHA is a health regulator as he owns and operates four government hospitals in Dubai.
Getting DHA approval in Dubai:
To work in the mainland of Dubai as a healthcare professional you need a DHA license. Getting healthcare approval in Dubai is not easy unless you contact the right license approval authorities. You need to go through huge paper work and presentation of accurate documents. A well-established company in this field can unload your approval burden.
Healthcare professional can apply for two types of DHA licensure:
Provisional license: those who do not fulfill the requirement of the full license can opt for provisional license where they will work under the supervision of the specialist or consultants
The DHA issues license to doctors in three categories
Getting started with the clinic:
Getting a DHA license is one of the steps in the procedure that start with registration of trade name: for this online application and submit to the Department of Economic Development (DED). To get approval from the DED take the following things into consideration:
NOC from the owner to assign Medical Director
A building contract
List of healthcare professionals who are going to work in your clinic.
A valid passport copy. The visa requirement for entering Dubai can change without warning, so it is advised to keep yourself up to date with the latest provided information.
Understanding the process of DHA approval in Dubai:
UAE has a highly developed healthcare infrastructure. Modern medical facility offers a high standard of care both in government and private sectors.
The purpose of DHA approval in Dubai is to ensure the safe delivery of high standard healthcare services to the citizen of the country.
The DHA approval in Dubai is a step-wise process that entirely goes online. On average, the approval takes 2 months but in some cases, the process can go by up to 1 year. The overall cost, if you take care of every step that comes to your pocket is about AED 5000. You can go through the whole process by yourself or you can hire a company to ease your work.
Layout your plan before the concerned authority.
Don’t forget to attach the affection plan from the Dubai Municipality and a copy of the trade name reservation letter from the DED.
Dubai Municipality approval for your playout plan is also necessary to get the desired approval from the said department.
Proposal letters from the partners if any.
Correct submission of papers.
This is the foremost thing you need to keep in mind while applying for DHA approval in Dubai. Be familiar with the licensing process before setting up your clinic in Dubai is very important. Find a service provider to smooth going of the procedure.
As an owner of the clinic, you need to provide a complete list of medical professionals and consultants who will be working in your hospital.
The work of DHA approval in Dubai is to examine each document carefully and verify the same with its underlined procedure.
A medical fitness will also be conducted if the applicant's age is 65 and above if any of your given applicants falls in this category.
Once the process is complete, you can get your DHA Approval in Dubai and start your clinic.
November 25, 2021
The construction industry in Dubai has changed remarkably in the past decades. The government and development sector has come a long way in evolving the desert land into a concrete empire. Dubai showcases high precedence to the development of the living and work environment upgrading the lifestyle while keeping it humble on sustaining cultural significance. Authorities such as Dubai Civil Defence see through the possible ways to ensure the safety of the public and workers while construction developments roll out in every corner of the city.
We have seen the advancement of construction technology all over the world building better and safer structures to live and work in. This advancement may provide improved structure and infrastructure, however, the construction industry is yet one of the most dangerous in the world without the proper safety precautions and practices. The Dubai Civil Defence Department of Preventive Safety has been intensifying its standards and regulations to help avoid construction safety hazards. It is important to know about these safety risks in construction and what does it take to avoid them.
Construction may be one of the riskiest sectors to work in, however, the implementation of safety precautions comes with the existence of hazards regardless of the industry or the circumstances. Here are the most common safety hazards that are responsible for the majority of construction fatalities, and the precaution standards that may help to prevent further casualties impost by authorities such as Dubai Civil Defence to acquire DCD approvals.
Falls are the common accidents in construction. Regardless of how high or low a structure is falling could still result in a crippling or even fatal injury. Preventing falls could be possible with the strict implementation of the usage of proper fall arrest systems.
This is a safety hazard that is expected whenever a live wire is existent. Preventive measures for electrocution such as LOTO or lock-out/tag-out routine which is necessary for equipment that requires repairs or maintenance.
An extensive risk is caused by a variety of material fragments in different shapes and sizes. Workers and even the public can be in danger from these falling objects which can result in casualties. Safety measures such as wearing of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment or PPE like hard hats for on-site workers. For the public be cautious by using the allotted pedestrian walks or crossings or take an alternative way if possible when passing by a construction site.
Caught-In or Caught-Between
One of the most dangerous circumstances that cause serious injuries and death. The risk may happen when a part of the structure collapses or falls. The best way to prevent this safety hazard is to administer precautions keeping pedestrians from probable hazard points or areas.
Hearing difficulty instances happened to construction workers who suffered from noise hazards from their on-site job. The exposure to noise hazards can be minimized or even eliminated through the usage of hearing protection equipment and proper PPE.
Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome
Working with heavy vibrating equipment for a prolonged period of time might result in HAVS or Hand-arm vibration syndrome, a condition that involves muscle weakness, permanent nerve damage, and other issues. Taking frequent breaks while operating heavy equipment is simple prevention that needs to be implemented to prevent excessive damage.
There are various sources that can negatively affect the air quality within the construction vicinity such as smoke from vehicle exhaust, fiberglass fragments, inhalable silicon dust, and many more. These variables can put everyone on the site at risk of respiratory conditions. However, can be intercepted in multiple ways which include proper ventilation and provision of respirators in prone areas.
Lack of PPE
Without the strict implementation of utilizing Proper Protective Equipment, safety can always be at risk. Workers can use specific PPE that is essential and designed for their particular work line. Specific PPE includes respirators for poor air quality conditions, gloves to pre-empt electrocution, hard hats to prevent falling materials, and many other types of equipment preventing injury or death.
High risks stand along when working with fire hazards such as corrosive chemicals and flammable materials. These substances might cause explosions and fire breaks endangering workers and the public. Dubai Civil Defence is one of the authorities worldwide greatly implementing fire safety regulations in their respective jurisdictions ensuring that all flammable chemicals or materials are properly stored with the fire safety plan applied. And that every worker must learn and understand fire prevention and their responsibilities during the occurrence of fire or explosion.
Construction in Dubai may be one of the fastest-growing industries and the safety risks would always existent yet can be prevented. DCD implements prevention methods which are set as standards for acquiring approvals and NOCs. The common safety hazards stated can be prevented through the standards provided by authorities, yet safety varies on the implementation of safety plans in the construction sites.
October 17, 2021
Dubai Development Authority Fit-out Guideline comprises general information, procedures, technical requirements, and HSE regulations established to assist building owners and tenants, designers, fit-out consultants, and fit-out contractors to effectively plan and design overall fit-out works. It is significant that every fit-out consultant or fit-out contractor abide by the guidelines and regulations which give them the responsibilities for ensuring that the design and completion of the fit-out project are made as per local statutory requirements and relevant international standards. This fit-out guideline is applicable to all residential, industrial, institutional, or commercial establishments within the jurisdiction of the DDA Zoning Authority that undertakes new fit-out works, fit-out additions, and fit-out modifications.
A. The building owner or tenants can start their fit-out activities in any of these phases:
Building under Construction Phase.
The fit-out design review to be incorporated during the construction phase will be considered as Building Design Revision.
The main consultant shall submit through DDA Zoning Authority under the Design Revision Form.
Issuance of Taking Over Certificate from Consultant to Contractor.
Before the issuance of the building completion certificate, every initiation of Fit-out during this stage requires an undertaking from the main consultant and main contractor. The owner shall obtain an undertaking through the DDA Zoning Authority form under Undertaking for Fit-out Works.
The building owner shall appoint a Fit-out Coordinator and Facility Management Operator to collaborate with the DDA Zoning Authority.
The building owner shall submit a Fit Out Initiation Application along with the required documents, such as Undertaking for Fit-out works, and complete contact details.
The DDA Zoning Authority shall then issue a Reference Number for the Fit-out Initiation which should be referred for any further fit-out submittals, such as general or minor fir-out works.
Issuance of Building Completion Certificate from DDA Zoning Authority to the contractor.
The building owner shall appoint a Fit-out Coordinator & Facility Management Operator to collaborate with the Zoning Authority.
The building owner shall submit a Fit Out Initiation Application along with the required documents and complete contact details.
The DDA Zoning Authority shall then issue a Reference Number for the Fit-out Initiation which should be referred for any further fit-out submittals, such as general or minor fir-out works.
Building ready to be occupied.
B. The Fit-out Coordinator shall obtain As-built Drawings or building specifications from the client.
C. The client proposes fit-out requirements to the Fit-out Coordinator.
A. Fit-out Permit Request for the General Works
The fit-out coordinator is responsible to submit the proposed fit-out layout through the Fit-out Permit Request for General Works along with the required documents such as follows.
The layout of the drawings should be submitted in A1 size for hard copies and in DWG format for soft copies.
1. 2 Sets of existing As-Built drawings
2. 2 Sets of Proposed Architectural Layout
Reflected Ceiling Layouts
Corridor Width and Height, if any.
Fire and Life Safety Schemes, if any.
3. 2 Sets of Proposed Structural Layout, if applicable.
4. 2 Sets of Proposed MEP Layout.
HVAC and Ventilation Layout.
Drainage Layout, if applicable.
Water Supply Layout, if applicable.
Mechanical Equipment Schedule
Power Layout indicating the Meter Location.
Single Line Diagram
Existing DEWA approved Single Line Diagram and Load Schedule
Fire Alarm and Fire Fighting Layout certified by System Integrator
LPG Layout, if any.
Grease Interceptor for kitchen or restaurant, if applicable.
Coordinated Reflected Ceiling Plan - RCP with Final MEP Fix Layout.
B. Fit-out Permit Request for the Minor Works
Fit-out Coordinator shall submit the proposed fit-out layout through Fit-out Permit Request for Minor Works along with the required documents as follows:
August 30, 2021
To be able to implement the quality standards and approved specifications that assure the safety of buildings and structures, Dubai Municipality has imposed a set of procedures and steps for issuing permits and certificates. The Dubai Municipality approval services include specified standards and regulations on providing permits and licenses for new buildings, additions, and/or adjustments. Accordingly, DM approval services enable clients, contractors, and engineering consultants in Dubai to process preliminary approval requests and to properly execute their proposed construction project or modifications while ensuring the compliance of the approved preliminary drawings with the building standards and requirements prior to the completion of the final and detailed drawings.
This DM approval service, particularly Preliminary Approval on New Building, Additions, or Adjustment, applies to all types of construction projects in Dubai such as public buildings, multistorey buildings, industrial buildings, floor area ratio buildings, and private and villas. However, the preliminary approval of a new building, proposed modifications, and additions are not obligatory and do not entitle the contractor to commence any on-site construction work, hence, clients can apply directly for the building permit. The required drawings are submitted in order such as the approved ones first then the proposed ones marking the modifications as follows:
Modification location in yellow on the approved drawings.
Modification location in red on the proposed drawings.
Requested demolition works in green on the approved drawing.
The fees apply for every submission of application:
Private villas, investment villas, multistorey buildings up to 7 floors: AED 100
Multistorey buildings exceeding 7 floors: AED 150
Floor area ratio buildings: AED 250
Modifications or Additions for all types of buildings: 100 AED
Dubai Approvals Team offers services and assistance on the document completion and submission of requirements for the issuance of the Preliminary Approval on New Building, Additions, or Adjustment and other related prerequisites to acquire building permits under the Dubai Municipality approval services. Our team assures a smooth acquisition process of gaining DM approval for residential or villa projects, industrial buildings, multistorey buildings, and public buildings in Dubai.
July 25, 2021
Department of Planning and Development of Trakhees is the regulatory entity of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation - PCFC in Dubai and the authority responsible for licensing and regulating businesses and developments in special development zones and areas. The department consists of six main service sections for Trakhees approval which are Civil Engineering, Licensing, Inspection, Innovation and Excellence, Business Support, Research and Development. These regulations are made to provide minimum building Architectural design requirements for all types of developments, such as residential, commercial, recreational, industrial, and institutional developments that are required for approval from the authority.
Dubai upholds a breathtaking environment that contributes to the exceptional lifestyle and premium properties it offers. And to ensures that the city presents great developmental opportunities, the authorities such as Trakhees keep up with the environmental standards and regulations of the country. These approval regulations and standards also ensure that building and other infrastructure developments within their respective jurisdictions are integrated with the natural environment to enhance land and property values and to promote the health, safety, and well-being of the whole community.
These submittal stages must follow a custom PDF format of electronic copy and must be bound on a single sequence. Every page of the file must be saved in a unified size and direction, and the title block presentation must be as per Trakhees approval standards. The Architectural Drawings Submission process consists of three main stages as Concept Design Stage, Building Permit Stage, and Revision Stage.
Project Registration on e-Permit
Acquire project ID through the e-Permit Project Registration before submitting the Concept Design Drawings for Trakhees approval.
Concept Design Documents and Drawings
1. Title sheet as per Authority standards with the project name, Owners name, plot number, coverage area, car park, total built-up area, schedule of accumulated area, colored perspectives, etc.
2. Brief project description of the design theme and building usage, anticipated building population, and the environmental impact on its surroundings.
3. Set of documents including the affection plan, consultant's appointment letter, trade license, and other required documents. For resubmission, the Authority's previous comments should be included.
4. Title sheet, colored perspectives, detailed area calculations sheet, and main setting out or development plans, all with the Owner's signature.
5. Project's required population and facilities calculation.
6. Every calculation and measurement must be in Metric System.
7. Consultant's stamp and signature must appear on every page of digital drawings.
8. Detailed area calculation with entire plan's floor layout, highlighting the area for calculation on all floors, in gross, service, net, and total built-up areas.
9. Criteria and calculation for parking, garbage, and sanitation provisions as per standards and regulations.
All architectural drawing layouts must provide detailed information such as dimensions, levels, slopes, furniture, etc. If those drawings were not accommodated on one sheet, a key plan must be submitted with a partial drawing layout highlighting the enlarged portion.
1. Layout Plan
2. Setting Out Plan
6. Detailed Area Calculation
7. Colored Perspective Images
8. Traffic Study
Schematic Landscape Plan
Architectural and Structural Drawings along with calculations in addition to service drawings such as mechanical, electrical, water supply, drainage, etc. which should be conforming with the Trakhees approval and relevant Authority codes. The building permit proposal must accurately present the following requirements.
All requirements of Concept Design Stage in addition to the following:
1. Approval letter of the Concept Design issued by the
2. Required No Objection Certificate from relevant Authorities
3. Verification of the provision in Environment, Health and Safety - EHS Regulation
1. Layout Plan
2. Setting Out Plan
6. Fences and Walls
7. Schedule of External and Internal Finishing Materials
8. Necessary Construction Details
Detailed Drawings of Utilities
Garbage Calculations and Drawings
Environmental and Traffic Impact Assessments
1. EIA - Environmental Impact Assessment
2. TIA - Traffic Impact Assessment
Revisions are submittals of any modification from previously approved drawings during the construction stage before issuing Building Completion Certificate - BCC includes revised architectural drawings along with approved drawings by the Authority.
If the submission is a revision or an alteration during the construction stage there is no need for registration on e-permit. The submittal of a soft copy of revised drawings along with documents is required.
1. Title sheet with the project name and Owners name, plot number, accumulated area schedule, total built-up, car park areas, coverage area, and other necessary features with revisions highlighted from the approved.
2. Document sheets that include the affection plan, consultant’s appointment letter, trade license, building permit letter, and other documents as required.
3. Title sheet, revised detailed area calculations sheet, and main setting out or development plans with the Owner’s signature.
4. Consultant’s stamp and signature must appear on every sheet of digital drawings.
5. If the revisions in the car park area, garbage, and sanitation, including the revised calculations and criteria must be re-submitted highlighting the changes from the approved documents.
1. The affected areas on the previously approved drawings are to be highlighted in yellow and revised areas to be highlighted in red.
2. Any revision must be submitted on every related drawing such as plan, section, and details.
3. A copy of the latest approved architectural drawings by the Authority must be attached for reference.
4. The scale of the drawings must be as per Trakhees standards.
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 service 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
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 that 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
Since its industrial revolution, Dubai has provided numerous opportunities for everyone looking to achieve heights of success, and it is continuing to do so as of 2021. 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 Trakhees 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 approvals easily:
Procedure For Getting a Building Permit 2021
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 2021
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.
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, 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 master plan.
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
Ask any person around you ‘where can a place with all the luxury and ultra-modern infrastructure be found?’ The answer will surely be ‘Dubai’. Isn’t it amazing to witness everything full of life when you take a peek at your surroundings? Obviously, it is!!! And the best part is that you can be a part of this experience. It can be regarded as a human psychology that once you experience something you feel is out of this world, you automatically go in a state of awe, and you start to complement the beauty.
But the matter of fact is that no one tries to compliment the efforts behind making that place worth watching. For instance, Burj Khalifa amazes everyone by the whopping height it is standing at, but no one compliments the efforts of various public bodies and authorities who worked day and night to make the project possible. One of the authorities is the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority – DEWA, which is committed to make Dubai a place full of energy and fun. Let’s take a look at how DEWA has been, and is, committed to making Dubai a place to live in luxury.
With time, Dubai is emerging as one of the best markets in the world. If you are looking to invest and set up your own projects, then Dubai should be your first option. So don’t waste your time any further and start your dream project in Dubai – The Dream World. You just need to get some approvals from various authorities in Dubai. Dubai Approvals will make it even easier for your DEWA Application. Our team will help you with a step-by-step process so that you can get DEWA Approvals for your projects in a short span of time and give wings to your vision.
May 4, 2019
Dubai is one of the most favorite destinations of every person in the world. With new technologies and innovations being introduced every now and then, Dubai proudly holds the title of “The City of Future”. People from all around the globe come to Dubai to experience a better lifestyle but moving into Dubai was not that easy always. As Dubai was emerging as an international hub, it was attracting people from everywhere but the only problem was that foreigners were not allowed to buy properties. EMAAR made it possible for every person, irrespective of his/her citizenship, to own a property in Dubai. As most of the landmark locations in Dubai are masterpieces from EMAAR, so, let’s take a look at the 4 best engineering projects of EMAAR Dubai as of 2021:
EMAAR has not only utilized its innovative ideas to construct a luxurious Dubai, rather, it has always piloted unique projects around the globe. Though based in UAE, EMAAR has extended its reach by spreading across various countries like India – EMAAR India, Egypt – EMAAR MISR, Pakistan – EMAAR Pakistan, etc. Also, Emaar Community Management is the only organization outside the USA to become an Accredited Association Management Company providing professional association and community management services.
If you are also planning to buy a property in Dubai and are confused with the approval processes from various authorities of Dubai, including EMAAR approval, we are here to help you. Dubai Approvals team will provide you step by step information for getting approvals for your projects without any hindrance.