Planning and Construction

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  1. A license holders must be a citizen for local businesses, and given the degree of ground +1.
  2. For the branches of companies from other emirates must previous experience of the last three years to provide for evaluation and give the appropriate class.
  3. For the branches of foreign companies must - in addition to previous experience - the appointment of a local agent.
  4. services provide all the requirements as stated in the preceding items.
  5. Provide a certified engineer on every activity of the license for the activities of activated after the breasts.


1.One of the owners of the license must be a citizen for local businesses, and given the degree of ground +1
2. For the branches of companies from other emirates must previous experience of the last three years to provide for evaluation and give the appropriate class.
3. For the branches of foreign companies must - in addition to previous experience - the appointment of a local agent.
4. Services provide all the requirements as stated in the preceding items.
5. Provide a certified engineer on every activity of the license for the activities of activated after the breasts


1.One of the owners of the license must be a citizen for local businesses, and given the degree of ground +1
2. For the branches of companies from other emirates must previous experience of the last three years to provide for evaluation and give the appropriate class.
3. For the branches of foreign companies must - in addition to previous experience - the appointment of a local agent.
4. Services provide all the requirements as stated in the preceding items.
5. Provide a certified engineer on every activity of the license for the activities of activated after the breasts


​Maintenance are two companies (General maintenance and maintenance of buildings) The Activity general maintenance no longer exists as this activity (general maintenance) may fork of the two activities (maintenance of buildings and business electrical wiring) and after getting the license must provide technical staff for each activity so that the (civilian cadre or architect) for the maintenance of buildings and electric cadre and experience are 5 years for a diploma and two years of the Bachelor. (as shown in the detection of activities and experiences.

1. A license holders must be a citizen for local businesses, and given the degree of ground +1.
2. For the branches of companies from other emirates must previous experience of the last three years to provide for evaluation and give the appropriate class.
3. For the branches of foreign companies must - in addition to previous experience - the appointment of a local agent.
4. Services provide all the requirements as stated in the preceding items.
5. Provide a certified engineer on every activity of the license for the activities of activated after the breasts.


you Can set a new date by reviewing Al Tawar Center Counter number 24.

All transactions planning permits take a minimum of 5 working days and a maximum of 10 working days to finish the transaction from the date of the transaction

Yes, the distribution of sand reclamation was prerogative of the department the environment in the municipality and now prerogative of the department buildings specifically (Karama Center), Mr. / Mohammed Eid will help you.

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  • You have to send an online  application  for plan permit for this purpose. Planning Department will verify tenure type and use as well as   examine  your application as to whether it has fulfilled all the planning criteria such as minimum area, dimensions and depth and  if the required fees has been remitted duly. Please note ,one percent of the total cost of land as per valuation certificate  by Land and Property Department has to be remitted as fees and it is based on legislation no 3 for the year 2007, by Executive Council.


  • Municipality  prevents housing singles and  multiple families in private residential areas for several reasons which can be summarized as the follows:

    1 - violation building laws and  regulations.

    2 – violation of  allotted use  of building.

    3 - pressure on networks of public services.

    4 - Negative effects in terms of security aspects  and violation of customs and traditions of local  community.


  • To get the  floor area ratio , take the   total floor space as shown in the previous point, and subtract from it the following.

    1.space for parking lots 2. ramps 3. corridors leading to it 4.areas for loading and unloading, 5. area of service floors that does not exceed  the net height of  7 feet 6. and space for service floors on the roofs of buildings 8.

    the space is closed if the protrusions were located outside the boundaries of the land or prominent at the external borders of the mass of the building, as well as the external space corridors on the ground floor if required under the terms of construction in the form of information.


  • There is no fee for change of use if the change is falls under the allowed list, and this fees is only imposed when  you submit exception application to change in to other uses that are not described in the plan of the plot. in this case fees is  1 % of the value of plot or building. for example ,if you want to change the first floor from “residential” to “restaurant”  the fees will be as detailed before for the space change sought.

There is no direct fees to  be remitted for the used areas in construction. The fees mentioned is one which is meant for Fees of the exception according to the following equation.


30x(area of land x price of square feet)  X used area

Authorized area


In this case,  any used space is understood as extra  of prescribed space in the planning and building  laws  and as used space , For example, if an exception is approved to reduce the recoil of a party, the additional space resulting from this exception is the area learned.


  • ·  It is Required to provide track history of works /projects during the last three years done  by the foreign company (Parent company)like  same activities sought for license  for the branch in Dubai, E-Service: application for registration of a new contractor to a foreign branch of engineering or the status of co-temporary. Required Documents listed in the e-service.


  Requirements: see the local order No. 95 and its executive regulations see the link (http://login.dm.gov.ae)
Page: Buildings Department of the Engineering and Planning Sector.

  Attachments take queries from the counter in the Al Twar center for 20 AED


·     For this, The licensee should be a UAE citizen. You may have partners provided the percentage of their shares in the capital does not exceed 49%. Lastly, The license holder or any of his partner should not have  a license for the same purpose sought or for the activities with consultancy  services.

Steps to submit application are as follow

1. Obtaining  approval from the Economic Department (query slip includes the activity + certificate of  trade name booking)

2. Obtaining approval from the municipality through the e-service: ‘application for registration of  new contractor’

3. You can access e services after registering the name and password in the Municipality website http://login.dm.gov.ae/ as   citizen user and selecting  e-service

‘application for registration of the contractor’.

Required documents listed in the e-service


​     Yes. You are permitted to build one villa in agricultural plot granted to you.

  • ​      No. it is not allowed to build more than one villa.



  • ​      No. it is not allowed to build more than one villa.


نعم، في حال كانت الإضافات بسيطة يمكنكم عن طريق إدارة الصيانة في بلدية دبي التقديم للمعاملة.



  • Yes. you can apply for that with Dubai Municipality Maintenance department, if the addition sought is minor.



  • Yes. you have to apply for it through minor changes service or  regular or decoration permit services




  • Yes . you should have permit for any additions to your house.


Yes, you must obtain a building permit for any new additions to your home/building. Application should be submitted online. Please note..

1. submit application after uploading required documents and paying due  fees

2. Provide commitments according the type of deal.

3. Remit fees ,complete insurance procedure and print out printing  the building permit


  • It is not allowed to accommodate more than one family in villas and residential houses.


  • No. It is not allowed to accommodate singles in residential villas.


  • You have to send an online  application  for plan permit for this purpose. Planning Department will verify tenure type and use as well as   examine  your application as to whether it has fulfilled all the planning criteria such as minimum area, dimensions and depth and  if the required fees has been remitted duly. Please note ,one percent of the total cost of land as per valuation certificate  by Land and Property Department has to be remitted as fees and it is based on legislation no 3 for the year 2007, by Executive Council.


  • One cannot annex land in possession of other, to that of his property because it is  latter’s right. But you can avoid internal fencing between the land properties of relatives by submitting  application for it.

Railing   was started in Dubai to facilitate and reduce the cost of public services to  different areas such as electricity, water and communications.

Rail tracks  assigned only for  these services. But if one wishes to annex the tracks rail, he should have to apply before  the Planning Department. The department will study   the application and make sure that these tracks are not used for any service and will  not be needed for any government sections  in future . Approval for the annexation of tracks needs  consent of the neighbor.

Selling of tracks can be done with each neighbor’s Tanasuf , and  after pricing it with pricing authority .


​Depends upon study on the case and place.

​Depends upon study on the case and place.

  • In general villas can only be used for residential purposes. But as per approved planning changes purpose change is allowed in some areas like Jumeira street al Wasl Road. There you can use villas for running business  after meeting the  certain conditions of Planning Department such as availability of parking in the compound and service roads in front of villas. certain  fees will be charged for approval to get purpose of use changed.​

  • Please contact Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities which co -ordinates with The Planning Department with Dubai Municipality for this kind of projects.

    Contact details as follow.

    Tel: 046087777

    Website: http://www.iacad.gov.ae/AR/Pages/default.aspx


​You can purchase  land from of the real estate market (authorized  real estate services in Dubai)  To make sure the source of real estate offices  authorized to work, or to inquire about the protocol  regarding ownership of industrial and commercial lands  in Dubai, please call: 04 2222254 or 04  2222253

You can have  industrial land  for rent  from Dubai Investment Corporation or Dubai Industrial City or Real Estate Market.


​You have to purchase it from real estate market.

Contact Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment for this purpose.
Tel.  04-6062400 , Website. http://mrhe.gov.ae