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United Arab Emirates - Obtain a Fishing License

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  • Apply Online: You may apply for a fishing license online. To start your application you will need to register and signup to have your personal user name in the system. Online Registration.
    After you have logged in, fill out and submit the e-form.
  • In person: You may use the link provided under "Documents to Use" section to download the application form. Bring the completed form to a registration center that processes fishing license applications.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed application
  • A photograph of the applicant

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

Call Center: 8003050
Email: [email protected]

Abu Dhabi Main Office:
Old Airport Road
Behind Carrefour
Opposite Abu Dhabi Retirement Pensions & Benefits Fund
P.O. Box 213
Tel : 971 02 4444747
Fax: 971 02 4490444

Dubai Main Office:
Abu Hail
Abu Hail Street
P.O. Box 1509
Tel: 971 04 2148424
Fax: 971 04 2655822

Branches that provide the service:

Abu Dhabi:

  • Delma Fishing Boats Registration Center
  • Abu Dhabi Fishing Boats Registration center


  • Al Hamriah Fishing Boats Registration center
  • Um Suqeim Fishing Boats Registration center


  • Sharjah Fishing Boats Registration center
  • Khor Fakkan Fishing Boats Registration center


  • Ajman Fishing Boats Registration Center

Um AlQuwain:

  • Um Al Quwain Fishing Boats Registration center

Ras Al Khaimah:

  • Ras Al Khaimah Fishing Boats Registration

Fujairah :

  • Debba Fishing Boats Registration Center



Provide eligibility criteria's for going through this procedure.


Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

Application for License for Fishing Shark/Migratory Fish


Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

Application submitted online: 5minutes, the average time to obtain approval on complete applications that fulfill the terms and conditions: 10minutes.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


Need for the Document[edit]

This procedure provides you information on how you can obtain a fishing license for migratory fishes or sharks in certain seasons.

Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Shark fishing: Holders of fishing licenses are permitted to catch fish from Lanch. Shark fishing allowed only by Lanch. Allows practice of shark fishing in presence of the owner of the fishing boat (Lanch) or his Vice Captain provided that Captain License or Vice-captian License is Valid.

Migratory fish: Holders of fishing licenses are permitted to catch migratory pelagic fish. Migratory fishing is allowed for the owner of the boat or one of his relatives (father, son, brother) provided captain or vice-captain card is valid

External Links[edit]

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment


More information which might help people.