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Apply for a Permit to Utilise Pavements by Restaurants and Coffee Shops

This service enables you to use part of the pavement to put tables, chairs and grilling machines, or ATM machines, in accordance with the rules and regulations adopted by RTA, in order to ensure the smooth movement of pedestrians and provide sufficient space for walking.

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Eligibility
Companies that own restaurants and coffee shops are eligible to apply for this service.
Required documents
  1. Trade licence
  2. A plan detailing the shop location, the area to be utilised, the pavement width, and the names of neighbouring streets if any, or any other landmarks.
  3. Copy of the tenancy contract information registration certificate (ejari).
Service fees

Tables and Chairs

  • 200 AED application fees +20 AED Knowledge and Innovation fees
  • 10,000 AED deposit amount
  • From 3,000 AED up to 100,000 AED permit fees (in accordance with the formula adopted by RTA)
  • +20 AED Knowledge and Innovation fees.

Payment Machines

  • 200 AED application fees +20 AED Knowledge and Innovation fees
  • 3,000 AED permit fees +20 AED Knowledge and Innovation fees.
Process time
  • 2 to 5 working days.
Website
Customer Happiness Centres
Process

Through Website

  • The customer logs in to RTA website.
  • The customer fills in the application form and uploads the required documents.
  • The customer settles the application fees.
  • The inspector contacts the customer and schedules a site visit.
  • In case of approval, the customer receives an SMS to pay the permit fees, then receives the permit through email.
  • In case of rejection, the customer receives an SMS with the reason for rejection (documents incomplete, attached plan unclear, conditions not met, etc.), and he can apply again.

Through Customer Happiness Centres

  • The customer submits the required documents at the centre.
  • The customer fills the application form.
  • RTA validates the submitted documents.
  • The customer settles the application fees.
  • The inspector contacts the customer and schedules a site visit.
  • In case of approval, the customer receives an SMS to pay the permit fees, then receives the permit through email.
  • In case of rejection, the customer receives an SMS with the reason for rejection (documents incomplete, attached plan unclear, conditions not met, etc.), and he can apply again.
Average waiting time
  • Website: instantly
  • Customer Happiness Centres: 10 minutes.
Validity

1 year.

What you will get

Permit to Utilise Pavements by Restaurants and Coffee Shops

Terms and conditions
  • The customer must detail all areas to be occupied on the submitted plan and secure enough space for pedestrians.
  • The customer must leave a space of at least 2m from the pavement width for the movement of pedestrians.
  • The customer must make sure that flower and plant containers are not anchored to the pavement and their space does not exceed 1m.
  • The customer must make sure that sunshades are not anchored to the pavement, do not cover all the utilised area and maintain the overall aesthetic appearance.
  • The customer must make sure that chairs and sunshades do not block the view of vehicle drivers and do not affect the general safety of pedestrians.
  • The customer is not allowed to use rugs to cover the utilised area.
  • The customer is not allowed to install concrete columns that are higher than 1m, or lamp posts unless in certain ways specified by the concerned department, insuring that they are not reflective nor have any influence on the traffic safety.
  • The customer is not allowed to install televisions or any other screening machines in the utilised area on the pavement or in any other place, because they might affect the traffic safety.
  • The customer is not allowed to place statues or sculptures in a way that affects the movement of pedestrians.
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