Apply for desert camp permit

Apply for a new desert camp permit

If tourism companies wish to open and operate a desert camp as a tourism activity, then they require a desert camp permit. Apply for a new permit online via the ePermits portal.

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Document requirements
For the camp, you will need a no objection letter from Dubai civil defence, a copy of the tenancy contract from Dubai Municipality, and a permit from Dubai Municipality. For each tour guide, you will need a copy of the tour guide's DET ID, and a copy of the tour guide's residency visa.
Service users
Tour and desert safari companies
Approximately 5,000AED – 25,000AED per year depending on the camp size
Processsing time
Up to one business day
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