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Dubai Municipality Launches A Single Window System For Building Permits


Dubai Building Permit Development Committee has developed a unified electronic platform for building permits.

This will prevent prolonged waiting to securing pre-approvals and permits from multiple authorities. All licensing authorities in Dubai are included in this single permit system.


The platform provides building licensing services to Dubai Municipality, Dubai Development Authority and Trakhees, and Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority, and is electronically linked with the Dubai Engineering Qualification System of Dubai Municipality.

The unified inspections will also take place under the theme ‘One Window, One Step, One User’.


Making customer satisfaction a priority, the committee was formed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in 2017 for providing specific services in the field of building permits.


It was announced at the press conference held at the Museum of the Future, by Maryam Al Muhairi, CEO, Engineering and Planning Sector, Dubai Municipality, who leads the committee along with members from government agencies participating in the licensing process.


"Applicants such as engineering consultants and construction contractors can save time and effort with a unified login using the UAE pass, instead of using multiple logins on multiple platforms", Al Muhairi said.


"The licensing system is electronically linked with the Dubai Engineering Qualification System of Dubai Municipality. The requirements for applying to the single window are in line with the recently launched Dubai Building Code. It integrates with Building Information Modeling, GIS, and Automated Auditing of Blueprints", added Al Muhairi.


The new licensing system will make it easier for getting pre-approvals from different entities such as the Civil Defense, RTA, DEWA, and telecommunications companies (Etisalat and Du) together. This will shorten the time and effort of the customers to gain a permit.


The Dubai municipality has unified the application process, reduced documents and made the procedures easier, along with reducing the time for completing transactions, and promoting electronic projects. The licensing process was shortened to three main steps:

1. Request for a building

2. Unified inspection

3. Execution and delivery of services



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