Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority facilitates the licensing procedures, ensuring quality in the early stages of the operation and control processes. Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority licences and classifies hotels, resorts, hotel apartments, holiday homes, guest houses, motels, floating hotels, hotel establishment management, travel and tourism offices, and tourist and floating restaurants.
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority also licences activities, including tourist voyages, excursion boats and ship rentals, mountain adventures and tourist guide services. Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority provides tourism permits for counters or kiosks, event and entertainment permits, artist permits, massage and relaxation permits inside hotels, and water games permits inside hotels, night clubs and tourist camps. The authority licences the wholesale or retail sale of alcoholic drinks, trading and providing alcoholic beverages.


As one of the region’s most progressive destinations, Ras Al Khaimah is proud to offer couples from around the world and at home with the opportunity to arrange a Civil Marriage ceremony during their stay in the emirate. In the UAE, Civil Marriage is a legal contract that binds a man and a woman of non-Muslim faith. It is a popular option for couples who choose to marry but are not religious. To make the process of applying for a Civil Marriage license as simple and easy as possible, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority enables Wedding Planners to apply for a permit on a couple’s behalf.
Wedding Planners can request a Civil Marriage application through accessing the below portal.
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This online system offers stakeholders the services of issuing and renewing tourism licenses, facilitating e-payments, and amending tourism licenses.
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All Ras Al Khaimah hotel establishments must register on the hotel classification system and list all services related to their venue in order to have their hotel officially classified.
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In 2020, The United Arab Emirates government introduced new regulations that govern the provision and use of holiday homes in Ras Al Khaimah. The UAE government strives to create a broad range of accommodation options to service whilst safeguarding and maintaining parity across the hotel sector.
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This service is for any venue or organiser who wishes to organise entertainment, sport, charity, religious or business events.
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Request an entertainment permit for various entertainers, including but not limited to singers, dancers, artists, and other types of performers that can be considered for entertainment.
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