Dubai issues new resolution to regulate its tourist camps

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the Crown Prince of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

An Executive Council Resolution No. (24) of 2020 on tourist camps in Dubai has been issued by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council.

The resolution seeks to strengthen the status of Dubai as a global holiday destination by regulating the setting up and operation of tourist camps and improve the services provided by operators.

It applies to all tourist camps, including the Dubai International Financial Center, private development zones and free zones in Dubai.

The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) is the sole body responsible for regulating and setting standards for the establishment and operation of tourist camps in Dubai, specifies the resolution.

It will formulate the terms and conditions for the operation of tourist camps accordingly and they can be installed in the emirate only after obtaining a permit from the department.

Responsibilities of operators

Operators are responsible for maintaining the camp’s occupancy limits specified in the permit, not relocating the camp without obtaining a permit, respecting contractual obligations with customers, documenting all services provided within the camp and adhering to health, hygiene and safety directions including security requirements.

Tourist camp operators must comply with this resolution within six months from the date of activation. The bylaws required to implement this resolution will be provided by the DTCM Director General.

The resolution will be published in the Official Gazette and effective from the date of its publication.