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Dubai Municipality Approved Contractor

We are a registered contractor with Dubai Municipality, licensed to practice consulting and interior fit outs in Dubai. Licenses for these activities are only issued through the Economic Development Department by providing credentials for a qualified engineer who has taken the relevant examinations and courses. Dubai Municipality is the main authority that all contractors should be registered with.

Requirements to be a DM Certified Contractor:

  • University degree (Bachelor of Civil/Architectural Engineering)

  • Experience certificate (minimum of three years) attested by UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs (if not issued in the UAE)

  • UAE Society of Engineers membership

Dubai Municipality Approval Process:

  • Applications are submitted through the Dubai Municipality (DM) online portal. Our team will help you compile and upload all the required documents and drawings. We recommend preparing the documents for the application in advance and having it checked by our team to ensure a smooth process without delay.

  • Once submitted, applications can be tracked online and are viewed within five working days. We’ll receive a notification once the application is approved and can then download both the stamped drawings and the relevant permits.

  • In case an application comes back with comments, an online meeting can be booked to discuss the same with a DM engineer. This service is especially helpful when applying for health or F&B industry permits as it helps speed up the approval process.

  • Finally once everything is approved, we’ll apply for an inspection of the site. Only when this inspection is passed and the certificate issued, can you start your business.

Documents and Drawings Required for DM Fit-Out Approvals:

  • Copy of the trade license

  • Copy of Ejari

  • NOC from building owner/real estate/management

  • Affection plan showing plot and number

  • Initial approvals from DEWA and DCD

  • Existing and proposed drawings

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