Dubai Tour Guide License

Dubai is known to be one of the most preferred tourist countries in the world. There are several reasons that Dubai has developed to be an attractive tourist place across the globe. The marvelous architecture that attracts tourist for sightseeing and grand shopping malls that interests people to visit Dubai and have a great time along with their friends and families. The beautiful city attracts people to visit the place again and again and it is no surprise that any person intends to return to this marvelous city.The tourism industry in Dubai is booming and many investors are interested in investing funds in such a business in Dubai.

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What is the procedure to start a tourism company in Dubai?

The entrepreneur needs to obtain a license from the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing in Dubai. The entrepreneur is allowed to start business operations only after acquiring the license in Dubai.
The entrepreneur is required to spend from 100,000 to 200,000 AED to acquire the tourism license in Dubai.

The Government of Dubai provides three types of licenses mainly. They are:-

  • Travel Agency License as a Travel Agent
  • Travel Agency License (Operator of Outbound Tourism)
  • Travel Agency License (Operator of Inbound Tourism)

Travel Agency License as a Travel Agent

The travel agent license is acquired by the people who carry out activities such as accommodation of tourists, selling sir tickets, tour organization, visa assistance and providing other transport facilities.The travel agent is required to obtain a No Objection Certificate that is the NOC from the Department of the Civil Aviation of the Emirate. A request letter in Arabic needs to be submitted by the aspiring candidate in the name of the local name of the sponsor. The candidate is also required to make a deposit of 100,000 AED in the name of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing that could be issued by any of the banks in the Emirate. The entrepreneur needs to provide the tenancy contract along with the blueprint of the travel agency office location.

Travel Agency License (Operator of Outbound Tourism)

The outbound tourism license would enable the agency to arrange for tours in Dubai city as well as the locations that are outside Dubai. The agency organization can also arrange for several conferences, exhibitions, meeting and events internationally. The agency organization need to obtain insurance in order to be well equipped to face all the uncertainties in the future. The company is also required to provide an irrevocable guarantee of AED 200,000 in the name of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing issued by any of the banks in the Emirates.

Travel Agency License (Operator of Inbound Tourism)

This type of agency is permitted to conduct inbound tours and trips in Dubai for the foreigners who visit Dubai for meetings, events and conferences. The company is also required to provide an irrevocable guarantee of AED 100,000 in the name of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing issued by any of the banks in the Emirates.The entrepreneur is also required to obtain insurance in order to be well informed and equipped when unforeseen and unwanted circumstances occur in the future.