Engineering License

The Emirate of Abu Dhabi has provided a framework for which to classify Engineering & Architectural Consultancies based upon the Administrative Resolution No. (58) for the year 2010 Concerning instructions of Consulting Engineering Offices Classification. The Abu Dhabi Municipality and the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development require the appointment of a local partner with the following attributes:

1. To be a UAE National
2. To be holder of a Degree in Engineering from a recognized university in one of the recognized engineering fields
3. To have experience in the specialization field not less than three years

There are three types of Engineering Consultancies based upon experience, capital value and project volume completed:

Special Category
Capital Value – 4,000,000
Previously executed projects must not be less than AED 480,000,000

First Category
Capital Value – 3,000,000
Previously executed projects must not be less than AED 120,000,000

Second Category
Capital Value – 2,000,000
Previously executed projects (Not applicable)

Foreign Company Branch

Special Category
Capital Value – 3,000,000
Previously executed projects must not be less than AED 480,000,000

First Category
Capital Value – 1,500,000
Previously executed projects must not be less than AED 120,000,000

Second Category
Capital Value – Not Applicable
Previously executed projects (Not applicable)

The incumbent UAE Managing Partners of GCC Solutions hold Masters Degrees in Civil Engineering from the United Kingdom, are Chartered Engineers and fulfill the requirements to act as a Local Service Agent for a Foreign Company Branch or as a Corporate Nominee Sponsor for an Engineering Firm in the Emirates of Dubai, Abu Dhabi as well as the UAE.

For more information on establishing an Engineering Consultancy or Architectural Practice, please contact us to arrange a consultation.