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Legislation, Bylaws and Documents https://www.visitdubai.com/en/department-of-tourism/about-dtcm/legislation-and-bylaws 20140909T082351 20180829T105209:636711367298149065 About DTCM The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) encourages the development of Dubai’s tourism industry through appropriate regulation and oversight. This means we can ensure a high standard of experience for all visitors across every tourism touch point DTCM is empowered by the Government to issue legislations and instructions from time to time that govern Dubai’s tourism industry. 

The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) encourages the development of Dubai’s tourism industry through appropriate regulation and oversight. This means we can ensure a high standard of experience for all visitors across every tourism touch point.

Regulatory updates for nine key segments of our industry are available below, just click on the menu headers and then select the download icon for the relevant regulations.



Events Events

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Decree No. (25) of 2013 concerning the Events elicensing and eTicketing system in the Emirates of Dubai (422 KB)
By-law No. (3) of 2002 concerning the Registration Fees for the Participation in Exhibitions and Seminar (121 KB)
Guidelines as regards entering the outlets (28 KB)
The “Regulatory Rules” concerning the Entertainments Activities (928 KB)
Law No. (3) of 2013 concerning the Dubai Corporation for Festivals and Retail Sector Promotion (586 KB)
Executive-Resolution-No. (1) of Year 2015 Concerning The Electronic System for Event Permitting Marketing & Distribution of Tickets within the Emirates of Dubai (1015 KB)

governance Governance

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Law No. (1) of 1997 Establishment the Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (321 KB)
Law No. (3) of 1999 Amending Law No.(1) of 1997 Establishing the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (308 KB)
Decree No. (1) of 2013 Appointment the Director General to the Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (301 KB)
Decree No. (14) of 2013 of Vesting the Director General of the Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing with the Powers of Head of Department Prescribed by the Law Concerning Contracts of Government Departments (305 KB)

holiday homes Holiday Homes

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Executive Resolution No. (3/2015) Issuing "Dubai Holiday Home Rental Regulations" (5120 KB)
Decree No. (41) of 2013 Regulating the Activity of Leasing out Holiday Homes in the Emirate of Dubai (345 KB)
Executive Resolution No. (3/2015) Dubai Holiday Home Rental Regulations (5120 KB)
Executive Resolution No. 1-2016 Concerning the Second Edition of "Dubai Holiday Home Regulations" (1557 MB.)
Desert Tour And Camp Regulations (459 KB)

hotels Hotels

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Administrative Order No. (3) of 1998 concerning the Rules of Inspection on Hotels, Guesthouses and Furnished Apartments (83 KB)
Decree No. 13 of 2011 Regarding the e-programme for Hotel and Tourism Establishments in the Emirate of Dubai (80 KB)
Regulation No.(2) of 2000 Concerning Qualification of Persons Working in the Tourism Sector in Dubai (314 KB)

safari Safari

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Administrative Penalties Rules for the Regulatory Rules of the By-law No. (5) of 2002 concerning the Overland Tourism Safari (424 KB)
Regulation No. (2) of 2000 Concerning Qualification of Persons Working in the Tourism Sector in Dubai (314 KB)
Bye–law No. (4) of 2006 About Overland Tourist Camps (373 KB)

Tourism Dirham Tourism Dirham

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Executive Resolution No. 4/2015 Dubai Tourism Dirham regulations (2490 KB)
Executive Council Resolution No. (10) of 2014 amending the Executive Council Resolution No. (2) of 2014 concerning Approving the Tourism Dirham in the Emirate of Dubai (309 KB)
Executive Council Resolution 2 of 2014 Approving the Tourism Dirham Fee in the Emirate of Dubai (373 KB)

Tourism Establishments Tourism Establishments

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Regulation No. (1) of 2009 Amending Regulation No. (6) of 2006 Concerning the Licensing of Tourist Establishments and Travel Agencies (319 KB)
Executive Council Resolution No. (33) of 2012 Regulating the Registration of Representatives of Tourist Establishments in the Emirate of Dubai (347 KB)

Tour Guides Tour Guides

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Bylaw of 2000 Regulating the Tour Guide Profession in the Emirate of Dubai (320 KB)
Regulation No. (2) of 2000 Concerning Qualification of Persons Working in the Tourism Sector in Dubai (314 KB)

Tourism Information Tourism Information

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Processing Visa Fees (54 KB)
Keeping Passports of Visitors (107 KB)
Delays in Airport Pick up of Guests (44 KB)
Visitors from 25 Countries are allowed to drive with their local licenses in the UAE (58 KB)
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