Setup an Engineering Consultancy License in Dubai
(Dubai Municipality Requirements)
To be a UAE national
To be holder of a BSc. Degree in engineering from a recognized university in one of the engineering fields for which he requires to obtain a license.
To have experience in the specialization field not less than three years after obtaining the university degree
To be a member of the Engineers’ Association in the Country
Not to be an owner or a partner in any of the contracting companies nor building materials trading companies
Expatriates may, pursuant to the stipulations and conditions provided for, apply for registration in the register of engineers subject to the following conditions:
To be exclusively dedicated to the business of the Engineering Firm
To have experience in the concerned engineering field not less than 5 years after obtaining the university degree.
Expatriate engineer must reside in UAE not less than 9 months in a year. One more expatriates may join the firm; provided they are entered in the Register of Practicing Engineers and the maximum shareholding in the capital allowed shall not exceed 49%. Engineering firm operating in Dubai shall adopt one of the following forms:
Local Engineering Firm A local engineering firm is the firm owned by one or more UAE nationals who are entered in the Register. One or more expatriates may have share in the ownership of the firm, provided that they are entered in the Register and maximum such ownership allowed in 49%. A local engineering firm can be classified as follows:
For UAE nationals ( Not Less Than )
Category I 10
Category II 5
Category III 3
For Expatriates ( Not Less Than )
Category I 15
Category II 10
Category III 5
An Associate Engineering Firm :
A local engineering firm classified as first category may associate with a foreign engineering firm in establishing not more than one associate engineering firm to carry out some specialised engineering works, provided that such firms should have previously practiced the engineering profession for a period not less than 10 years inside or outside the country in the field required to be licensed.
An Expert Engineering Firm :
An expert engineering firm is the firm carrying out some of the sophisticated specialised engineering works. Its work shall be limited to provide opinion to the local engineering firms, the associate engineering firms or any of the official bodies. The applicant of the expert engineering firm license must hold a scientific degree in a sophisticated engineering specialisation, have practiced the profession in his sophisticated specialisation for a period of not less than 15 years and require to carry out the activity personally. It is conditional for an expert engineering firm ( if the licensee is an expatriate ) to appoint a UAE national as a local service agent whole domicile is in Dubai.
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