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The TECOM Dubai Creative Clusters Authority (DCCA) is a regulatory body established to foster the development of creative industries in Dubai. Formed in 2000, the DCCA supports Dubai’s strategy for innovation by regulating several free zone parks and providing a conducive environment for knowledge-based industries. This guide outlines the process and requirements for obtaining TECOM DCCA approvals, ensuring your business setup or project aligns with Dubai’s high standards for innovation and development.

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What is TECOM DCCA Approval?

TECOM DCCA approvals are necessary for businesses and projects within the TECOM free zones. These free zones include prominent clusters such as Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City, and Dubai Knowledge Park, among others. The approval process ensures that all projects meet the stringent quality and design standards set by DCCA, contributing to Dubai’s reputation as a global hub for creativity and technology.

Why Choose TECOM DCCA Approval?

Securing TECOM DCCA approval provides numerous benefits:

  • Access to Specialized Free Zones: Operate within industry-specific clusters designed to foster collaboration and innovation.
  • High Standards: Ensure your project meets Dubai’s high standards for quality and safety.
  • Streamlined Processes: Benefit from efficient and transparent approval processes that reduce time and administrative burdens.

Key TECOM Free Zones

  1. Dubai Internet City (DIC)
  2. Dubai Media City (DMC)
  3. Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP)
  4. Dubai Studio City
  5. Dubai Design District (D3)
  6. Dubai Outsource City
  7. Dubai Production City (DPC)
  8. Dubai International Academic City
  9. Dubai Science Park

TECOM DCCA Approval Process

  1. Initial Application:

    • Start by creating an account on the TECOM DCCA online portal.
    • Submit the initial application with detailed project plans.
  2. Document Submission:

    • Provide necessary documents such as trade licenses, passport copies, and tenancy contracts.
    • Include detailed architectural, structural, and MEP drawings for review.
  3. Compliance Review:

    • DCCA reviews the submitted documents and plans to ensure compliance with their standards.
    • Address any required modifications as communicated by DCCA.
  4. Final Inspection and Approval:

    • After meeting all requirements, DCCA conducts a final inspection.
    • Once the inspection is passed, final approval is granted, allowing the project to proceed.

Required Documents

For Personal Lease:

  • Copy of passport and visa page
  • Employment letter or work permit
  • Copy of Emirates ID card
  • Contact details
  • Proof of legal tenancy

For Company Lease:

  • Confirmation letter
  • Copy of valid trade license
  • Passport copies of occupants
  • Contact information
  • Rental cheque issued by a legal tenant

For Fit-Out Approvals:

  • NOC from property owner or management company
  • Property tenancy contracts
  • Work undertaking letters
  • Proposed fit-out drawings and existing plans
  • Health and safety certificates
  • Relevant risk and compensation insurances

Benefits of TECOM DCCA Approval

  • Operational Excellence: Access to state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities within specialized free zones.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Assurance that your project adheres to Dubai’s regulatory standards.
  • Enhanced Collaboration: Opportunities to collaborate with leading organizations and businesses within TECOM clusters.


Obtaining TECOM DCCA approvals is essential for businesses and projects within Dubai’s creative clusters. By following the outlined process and ensuring compliance with DCCA standards, you can efficiently navigate the approval process and establish a successful presence in Dubai’s vibrant business environment. DAEM Contracting LLC provides expert support throughout the approval process, ensuring your projects meet all necessary standards and are completed efficiently.

Contact Information:

  • Website: daemuae.com
  • Office Address: 20 18 St. RAS AL KHOR industrial area, Dubai, UAE
  • Phone Number: +971 50 884 9955
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