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Frequently Asked Questions on VAT

Last updated on 17 August, 2018


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Who is eligible to apply for a licence to provide access, and allow people to attend or participate in an exhibition or conference?

If you want to apply for a licence to provide access, and allow people to attend or participate in an exhibition or conference, you would need to meet the following criteria: 

  • You must obtain a permit for the event from the concerned government authority. 
  • The duration of the event must be seven days or less. 

If you are a local resident and organiser, then you must also:

  • Be registered with the FTA.
  • Have a valid trade licence, for which your commercial activity section falls under the event management and organisation industry/sector/business. 
  • Be registered as an organiser with the concerned government entity. 

If you are a non-UAE resident organiser, then you must provide proof of establishment

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