UAE: Service Fees To Reduce Across Government Entities

  • Publish date: Sunday، 01 August 2021
UAE: Service Fees To Reduce Across Government Entities

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, issued Executive Council Resolution No. (19) 2021 on waivers and reductions of fees for a total of 88 services provided by various Dubai Government entities.

Dubai Maritime City Authority

According to the Resolution, the Dubai Maritime City Authority will waive some fees related to various types of residency visas including the processing of residency visas for applicants outside the country, issuance of employment residency visas, urgent renewals of residency visas and residency visa transfers from a government entity to the Authority, among others.

It will also reduce fees related to the issuance and renewal of annual representative office licenses and replacement of lost certificates and licenses, among others.

Dubai Municipality

Dubai Municipality will waive a number of fees related to permits for labour supplies rooms, re-issuance of cheques, urgent medical certificates and renewal of occupational health card, among others.

Dubai Tourism

Fees that will be waived by Dubai Tourism include those for tourism permits and replacement of lost tourism permits, tourism permits for people under 16 years, and permits for fashion shows, among others.


Fees waived by RTA include those for issuing non-objection letters for transfer of traffic file, permits for closing roads for major construction works, and fees related to recreational bikes, among others.

Dubai Land Department

Dubai Land Department will waive fees related to the replacement of broker cards for real estate agents, and amendment of information on real estate brokers, among others.

Dubai Courts

Dubai Courts will waive fees for obtaining certified copies of rulings of civil cases.

Dubai Economy

The Executive Council Resolution No. (19) of 2021 also reduces fees charged by some government entities. Dubai Economy will reduce fees related to issuing and renewing licenses of business centres, and issuance of licenses for providing government services, among others.


DHA has reduced the fees for medical fitness certificates for maritime activities.

The Resolution also authorises heads of government entities to take decisions to reduce or waive any payments other than fees imposed for its services and products, subject to prior approval from the Department of Finance in Dubai. Cancellation or reduction of such payments has to be formalised by the enactment of a legislation and its publication in the Official Gazette.

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