Fines and fees okayed for event licensing

The resolution aims to facilitate the organisation of events as well as issuance, marketing and distribution of system tickets in Dubai, and will also support the tourism sector in the emirate.



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Published: Wed 18 Feb 2015, 11:27 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 11:57 PM

Dubai — Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, has approved Resolution No 01 of 2015 concerning fines and fees related to e-licensing and ticketing system for all events in Dubai.

The resolution aims to facilitate the organisation of events as well as issuance, marketing and distribution of system tickets in Dubai, and will also support the tourism sector in the emirate.

The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) will be tasked with the collection of ticketing fees and distribution of tickets as set forth in an annexed table.

The resolution further specifies the value of fines imposed on violations. The value of fine may be doubled without exceeding Dh100,000 in case the violation occurred twice within a year.

The DTCM may suspend the activities of the violating entity for a period not exceeding six months. The violator’s trade licence may also be terminated by the department. The resolution is to be published in the Official Gazette and will be valid from the date of its publication.


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