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Apply to sell event tickets

Apply to sell event tickets

If you are planning to sell tickets for an event in Dubai, you need a valid ticketing permit.

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Required documents

Documents required for registration:

  • Emirates ID
  • Trade licence copy
  • Event organiser NOC
  • Tourism ID

Documents required for event:

  • Valid e-Permit
  • Completed ticketing fee forms
  • Venue NOC
  • Manager's cheque receipt (if applicable)

Service requirements

  • A valid e-permit is required prior to completing your application.
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) is required from the venue prior to completing your application.
  • The completed ticketing fee forms and manager's cheque details (if required) must be attached to your form New Event Notification (NEN).
  • Manager's cheque funds are blocked in your account but are not debited.
  • Once approved, we will add your event to the DET system and share the details with your appointed ticket sales agents.

Service users
Event organisers
Service delivery time

  • One business day for non-seated events
  • Five business days for seated events

Service fees

It is free to apply, but additional fees may apply depending on the type of event.

1. Entertainment events

  • Paid ticketed/registration event: 10% of total ticket/registration sales
  • Free ticketed/registration event: AED 1 per ticket/registration
2. Sports & charity events
  • Paid ticketed/registration event: 10% of total ticket/registration sales
  • Free ticketed/registration event: AED 1 per ticket/registration
3. Business events
  • Paid ticketed/registration event: 10% of total ticket/registration sales
  • Free ticketed/registration event: AED 1 per ticket/registration

Note: As a general rule, paid events attract 10% ticketing fee on sold tickets whilst free events attracts AED 1 on all the tickets, unless your event is exempt, or there is an advance payment of ticketing fees. Further, an invoice will be generated within 10 days and payment will be due within 30 days post-event.

Payment method

  • Online payment
  • Direct payment
    • Bank Name: Dubai Islamic Bank
      Account Name: Govt. of Dubai - DTCM
      Account Number: 001520005097601
      Branch: Main Branch
      Swift Code: DUIBAEAD
  • Al Ansari, cash or cheque
    For cheque payment, account name is Al Ansari Exchange

Note: Any deposit in Dubai Islamic Bank or ENBD requires payment confirmation on the related system.

eForm user manual
Ticket fee Calculation Form - Free events
Ticket fee calculation form - paid events
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