In Dubai, business events are required to obtain a permit regardless of the venue they are taking place in, i.e. conference centre, exhibition centre, hotel, university or school auditorium. Exempted from obtaining permits are internal events (e.g. meetings, seminars or training courses etc.) conducted by companies and other entities for the benefit of their employees.
Dubai Tourism has developed an online system through which all procedures related to the application, processing and licensing of event permits are operated. All events requiring a permit shall use the e-Permit platform.
Event organisers with a trade license from Dubai can apply for permits. International event organisers and organizers based in Free Zones can have the event hotel or venue apply on their behalf.
For more information, please download our FAQ document or contact Dubai Business Events.