An increase of 15% since the beginning of 2020 until the end of last July

Automatic renewal of 47,000 commercial licenses in Dubai within 7 months

  • Dubai Economy stressed the need to update the personal data of license holders. Archives


The Dubai Economy, represented in the commercial registration and licensing sector, renewed 47,37 commercial licenses automatically during the first seven months of this year, with an increase of 15%, compared to the same period last year, which confirms the continuity of moving forward to apply the continuous improvement approach, to provide services Dedicated to serving the business community and promoting economic movement in various sectors.

She indicated that the "automatic renewal" initiative comes within the framework of the efforts to implement the strategy of Dubai, a paperless city by the year 2021, as the service is an opportunity for different categories of dealers to complete their transactions and pay the required amounts without the need for paper transactions or visiting the Dubai Economy. .

Previously renewed

Dubai Economy explained that in the past it required the customer to renew a commercial license, four visits to the headquarters of the department with seven steps, which are: Inquiry about the service, through the website or contacting the call center, then applying for the service (visit) to submit the required documents and to obtain External approvals, followed by external approvals (visit) based on the type of economic activity for the trade license, visits to government agencies to obtain approvals, then submitting a rental contract / certified real estate ownership certificate, submitting the required documents (visit), and then the Dubai Municipality payment voucher, Finally, pay the renewal fee (visit).

Automatic Renewal

The department added that currently, during the “automatic renewal” service, the process of renewing commercial licenses is being simplified and developed, as the license holder only has to send the license number to be renewed to the number (6969), then the “payment permit” is sent via a text message to the customer, and then He can pay the fees at any of the manual or electronic payment outlets, through the link provided in the text message in one step, without any visits or paper transactions.

Payment channels

Dubai Economy stated that customers can pay the automatic renewal service fees through electronic payment channels, which include the Dubai Smart Government portal, “Afaq for Collection”, the DED Business smart application, Commercial Bank of Dubai (for the bank’s customers), and Dubai Islamic Bank (for the bank’s customers). She indicated that payment can also be made through Afaq Islamic Finance, by bank transfer, or by depositing in private ATMs at Dubai Islamic Bank, and cash can also be paid through Commercial Bank of Dubai and Emirates Islamic (all branches / ATMs). ).

Activities not covered

The department clarified that there are four economic activities of the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority, which are not covered by the advanced "automatic renewal" service, which are: passenger transport by public taxi, passenger transportation in luxury cars, car rental and non-emergency passenger transport services, in addition to two activities The Department of Tourism and Trade Promotion has two: organizing domestic tourism and foreign tourism trips.

She emphasized that it is incumbent upon all license-holders to update their personal data with the Dubai Economic Department, so that the commercial registration and licensing sector team can provide services more effectively.

Facilitate business

Dubai Economy focuses in its strategy on facilitating the conduct of business and commercial activities, by coordinating with the concerned authorities in the emirate, to harness all efforts and capabilities that ensure putting strategies into actual implementation, and facilitating procedures for commercial transactions and licenses in Dubai, to be able to apply best practices in work methodology, And improving commercial licensing procedures, which are a key factor in business competitiveness and sustainability.

The commercial registration and licensing sector seeks to follow a wise leadership approach to sustainability and competition, and to strengthen the mechanisms followed in conducting commercial activities in the Emirate of Dubai, by adopting the latest technology and smart programs, which are in line with the highest international standards.

Renewing a license previously required four visits to Dubai Economy, with seven steps.


Activities related to "Dubai roads", which are not covered by the "automatic renewal" service.

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