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Travel and Tourism Business in Dubai

Travel and Tourism Industry is one of the best and profit-making industry in Dubai as UAE is becoming a tourism hub for global tourists. Last 2 decades UAE government has established many projects for developing tourism in Dubai including beaches, Burj Khalifa, Malls, Night Safari, Dubai Park and Resorts, Ferrari world, Palm Jumeirah etc.. so, Tourism business in Dubai inspires many of the serial entrepreneurs to start a travel and tourism Company setup in Dubai!. Dubai is well known as a shopping destination from the past 1 decade which brings more tourists in UAE. All of these encourages investors who plan to open a travel company in Dubai.

Dubai became the second home for many of investors because of its strategic location, ease of doing business, less visa requirement, great infrastructure, political stability in the country which shows higher growth in the tourism business in Dubai.

With a rising number of international Tourists annually. Consequently, planning to Tour Operator Company formation in Dubai requires to certain formalities to start a tourism company in Dubai.

Dubai hosts above 14 million visitors annually. Dubai is a major touristic city in the Middle East and the world in general that hugely contributes to the UAE Economically due to its beautiful infrastructures, luxury shopping, skyscrapers, seven-star hotels, and famous buildings like Burj Khalifa and other fancy architecture.



What process of a Travel and Tourism company registration in Dubai?


Before it was a huge requirements to open a tourism company in Dubai but after June 1, 2021, UAE Government has taken a big decision to amend the law no 2 of 2015 of commercial Companies which allows foreign nationals to become 100% owners of the company. So, by implementing the law specially Department of Economic Development, Dubai has changed the legal type of tourism company from commercial to professional type where foreign nationals can become 100% owner of tourism business in Dubai. it was a mandatory requirement before in UAE if any foreign national wants to open a tourism company in Dubai then they must have to hire UAE national as 51% shareholder of the company but that requirement is removed and now foreign national can form a tour operator company in Dubai without partnering with UAE national however foreign national has to appoint a UAE national as an agent of the company against fix sponsorship to the national. Following will be the steps to open a tour operator company in Dubai:

  • Take name approval and Preapproval from the Department of Economic Development (DED)
  • Take Tourism department NOC.
  •  Rent an office or shop Premises
  • Sign the MOA /LSA agreement at Notary public or DED itself.
  • Take liability insurance up to 2 million Dirhams.
  • Get in touch with Avyanco Business Setup before you start tourism company in Dubai for the new rules and regulations to avoid any misunderstanding or penalties.

The experience business setup advisors like Avyanco Business Consultancy LLC will help you in different procedures, such as the preparation of the application, fulfilling the requirements and regulations as per the tourism authorities, and guiding you towards the best choices of each step and through any phase!




What kind of activity can be done in the tourism business in Dubai?

A tourism license in Dubai will allow you the below listed activities to tourism agencies or companies

  • To Sell tourism packages offline
  • To Sell tourism packages online
  • To Issue travel insurance
  • To Provide accommodation or stay choices
  • To Cater visa-related supporting services
  • To Sell transportation tickets including flights, railway, etc.
  • To Avail car rental services

All the above activities can operate in Dubai impeccably under the same license.

What are the Types of Tourism Company in Dubai?



Inbound Tour Operator License will allow your company or agency to offer services such as local travel, Visa Issuance, events, and also transportation requirements for the locals, the residents, and foreign nationals and any Dubai tourists.



Outbound Tour Operator License will allow your company or agency selling travel and tourism packages that are outside of the UAE via an e-commerce, or opine agents’ network.

Travel Agent License


Travel Agent License will permit your company or agency to do vendor’s activities for tickets and booking and other related services. Those services include and they are not limited to flight ticketing, and transportation ( using buses, trains, etc.) hotel accommodation, any vacation-related bookings, car rental business services.

Required Documents to get the Tourism License in Dubai.

The documents required to get a travel and tourism business’ license are:

  • Passport Copy, Visa Copy of Foreign National
  • If residence visa then Emirates ID and NOC from the current sponsor is required
  • Complete Tourism License Application
  • Work qualification certificates
  • No Objection letter for Travel agent activity from Civil Aviation Authority

A travel and tourism Business formation in Dubai could only be a mainland business setup for business’ purposes. As per the new rule license would be professional and foreign nationals can become 100% owners of the company.

Cost for Tourism Company formation in Dubai

License Registration and Approval Fees

AED 12,000* /-

Local Agent Fees

AED 15,000* /-

Immigration and MOHRE registration

AED 1,500* /-

Office or shop rent

As per Requirement

Visa for investor

AED 5,000* /-

Each employee visa fees

AED 6,500* /-

Insurance premium Fees

AED 5,000* /-

Note: *Terms and Condition Apply

How Avyanco helps you setup a Travel and Tourism Company in Dubai

Avyanco is a business setup consultancy company based in Dubai, UAE that provides professional services and we can guide you on how to start a Travel and Tourism agency in Dubai at a low cost.

Setting up a Travel and Tourism Business in Dubai is hassle-free when you choose to hire Avyanco to help you open a new Travel and Tourism Company in Dubai. Let us ease the process for you and make it faster so that you can open a Touristic Business in one of the most visited cities in the world.


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