Fit-out Permit (General Work)

Documents Required

  • Dubai Civil Defence Completion Certificate is required prior to obtaining Fit-Out Completion Certificate
  • For coring less than 200mm, there should be no impact on any Structural elements such as tendons and should be atleast 1m far from the column
  • For adding Structural Elements, Changing the Use or Additional GFA, Requestor to submit for Design Modification Approval request
  • If DDA reviewed the submission and found out that it should be Design Modification , then there will be no refund of Fit-Out General fees
  • NOC from the main contractor, main consultant and plot owner is required if the building did not obtained a completion certificate yet


  • Normal submission: AED 0.90 per ft2 (minimum AED 3,000) (Maximum AED 100,000)
  • Fast track submission: AED 5,000 + normal submission fees
An additional fees of AED 10 as “Knowledge Dirham” and AED 10 as “Innovation Dirham” is applicable per transaction.


  • Normal Submission: 3 working days
  • Fast track submission: 2 working days


Important Notes: Any legal documents consisting of more than one page must be sealed. The Power of Attorney shall clearly set out the delegated powers and needs to be accompanied with a valid passport copy of the Attorney-in-fact when presented to the Authority. The Authority reserves the right to request for any additional documents or attestations by the UAE embassy or other embassies or government entities it may require, as and when necessary. Board Resolution and/or Power of Attorney is required from the Manager: this should state the Manager's full name, nationality and passport number. The legal documents must be in English and /or Arabic. Documents prepared in any other language other than English or Arabic must be legally and officially translated.

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