Dubai Maritime City Authority- Commercial Licensing section is a centre for licensing of all things maritime in Dubai. Companies and establishments can obtain the license to carry out any maritime activities in Dubai while individuals can obtain the license to engage in recreational activities in Dubai waters in a hassle-free and cost-effective manner.

Commercial Licensing Services:



NOC of Issuance and Renewal of Licenses for Maritime Companies and Establishments Operating in the Emirate of Dubai

In addition to any requirements for issuance of a license required by the Dubai Department of Economic Development, the applicant must submit to DMCA:

(a)        New Application

  1. Initial approval (copy) issued by Dubai Department of Economic Development;
  2. Supporting documents to prove expertise and competence in the maritime activity(ies) sought for issuance of license
  3. If carrying out the maritime activity(ies) require the use of vessel(s), inspection of the vessel(s) must also be carried out by DMCA.

(b)        Renewal

  1. Current license (copy);
  2. Supporting documents to prove expertise and competence in the maritime activity(ies) as stated in the current license
  3. If carrying out the maritime activity(ies) require the use of vessel(s), inspection of the vessel(s) must also be carried out by DMCA.

NOC of Issuance and Renewal of Licenses for Maritime Companies and Establishments Operating in the Special Development Zones

In addition to any requirements for issuance or renewal of a license required by Trakhees, the applicant must submit to DMCA a business plan for its review and approval. Upon review and approval of the business plan, DMCA shall issue a No Objection Certificate to the applicant within 3 working days.

Requirements:

(a)        New Application

  1. Business plan
  2. Initial approval (copy) issued by Trakhees
  3. Supporting documents to prove expertise and competence in the maritime activity(ies) sought for issuance of license
  4. If carrying out the maritime activity(ies) require the use of vessel(s), inspection of the vessel(s) must also be carried out by DMCA.

(b)        Renewal

  1. Current license (copy);
  2. Supporting documents to prove expertise and competence in the maritime activity(ies) as stated in the current license
  3. If carrying out the maritime activity(ies) require the use of vessel(s), inspection of the vessel(s) must also be carried out by DMCA.

NOC of Renewal and Amendment of Licenses for Maritime Companies and Establishments Operating in the Jebel Ali Free Zone

In addition to any requirements for issuance of a license required by Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority, the applicant must submit to DMCA:

(a)        Renewal

  1. Letter from applicant (authorized signatory) to renew the license;
  2. Current license (copy) (JAFZA and DED, if applicable);
  3. Supporting documents to prove expertise and competence in the maritime activity(ies) as stated in the current license; and
  4. If carrying out the maritime activity(ies) require the use of vessel(s), inspection of the vessel(s) must also be carried out by DMCA.

(b)        Amendment


  1. Letter from applicant (authorized signatory) to request for an amendment to the license;
  2. Current license (copy) (JAFZA and DED, if applicable);
  3. Supporting documents to prove expertise and competence in the maritime activity(ies) as stated in the current license; and
  4. If carrying out the maritime activity(ies) require the use of vessel(s), inspection of the vessel(s) must also be carried out by DMCA.

NOC of Issuance and Renewal of Licenses for floating restaurants in Dubai

Dubai Maritime City authority is responsible for floating restaurants activity in Dubai, therefore the client has to obtain DMCA approval in order to complete the new issuance / renewal of the license with DED.

In order to obtain approval DMCA inspector will inspect the floating restaurant, and if the floating restaurant comply with all the safety rolls and regulation requirements, DMCA will provide approval online on the DED system.

Requirements:

  1. Follow up receipt (Transaction number)
  2. Inspection pass result for floating restaurant