Dubai government established RTA with its vision to facilitate the region with the modern state of the art, sophisticated road and transport infrastructure. It has been entrusted with the responsibility of assessing and planning the transport, roads and traffic situation in Dubai and between other states of the Emirates in order to provide integrated and efficient transport system and thereby enhance the overall growth of the nation as a whole.

The RTA is responsible to provide services related road and transport activities such as driving licenses, appointment of Vendors, parking services, toll (Salik) services, NOL(Bus, tramp & Metro train pass) services, Vehicle testing eligibility, Vehicle Registration, Water taxi booking and NOC services of Trade license issuance.

Business which are related activities such as private taxi, car rentals, sale of cars/commercial vehicles/bikes (new/pre-owned), sale of imported cars/bikes, car / bike modification workshops, garages etc. require approval / NOC from RTA before they can have license from DED or any other licensing authority.

Following are the NOCs / permits issued by RTA 1) NOC for New Trade License Request - Steps as stated below
    • Provide New company details (Initial approval from Licensing authority, location, activity, name of       partner(s) / shareholder(s) & Manager)
    • Service fee is AED 5,000/-
    • Payment of the fees and upon approval, receive NOC / Permit

2) Review Trade License Request- Steps as stated below
• Organization search - Checking that the company registered under respective authority
• Confirm Active application information – Checking on the company details provided in the review application
• Service fees depends upon the activity under review
• Payment of the fees and upon approval, receive NOC / Permit

3) Modify Trade License Information – Need to follow the steps as mentioned above, service fee depends upon the nature of Modification of Trade license information.

4) Update Trade License Information - Steps as stated below
• Organization search
• Filling the application with information on required updation on the Trade license
• Service fee is not applicable as it is done free charge by the Authority
• Select the Mode of delivery
• Upon approval the NOC will be delivered to the applicant

5) NOC for Renew Trade License Request – Steps as stated below
• Organization Search
• If no modifications / updations on the Trade license then file the renewal application with the previous information.
• Service depends on the activity of the Trade license
• Select the Mode of delivery
• Upon approval the NOC will be delivered to the applicant

6) NOC for Branding of Vehicle – Steps as stated below
• Fill in the application with the details of the vehicle and nature of the advertising
• Submit the Mulkia copy of the Vehicle
• Submit the art work of the advertisement on the vehicle
• Submit the graphic images of the vehicle (pre/post advertisement)
• Service fee depends on the branding activity
• If the advertisement is as per the UAE laws it will approved and NOC / Permit will be issued.

Apart from above the RTA also issues permits for hosting of events and functions as and when required by the respective departments such as DED, DTCM, and Dubai Police etc.

Note: For NOCs / Permit the RTA reserves the right to demand for additional documents wherever required within the stipulated time from the applicant, failure to produce such documents may result in automatic cancellation if the application.