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Dubai cuts hotel pre-approval times to 2 months

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January 22, 2014

Dubai cuts hotel pre-approval times to 2 months

Hospitality News: Dubai Marina cityscape, UAE
Dubai Marina cityscape, UAE

Dubai government has announced a series of new regulations which will reduce the hotel construction pre-approval process for private developers to two months, from the previous range of three to six months.

The Ruler of Dubai, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, issued the series of directives which have been designed to enhance and streamline hotel investment and development in the emirate.

Also announced was the creation of a ?one-stop-shop? for all sector approvals to be created and managed by Dubai Municipality, to help reduce red tape for hotel developers, as well as for all hotel planning approvals to be managed through Dubai Municipality. Currently some Dubai free zones manage their own building regulations approvals processes for hotels, with this now be moved to Dubai Municipality.

Speaking after the announcement, His Excellency Hussain Lootah of Dubai Municipality said: ?Dubai Municipality is fully committed to working with our Government partners and with hotel Investors and investors to ensure that we deliver on His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum?s directives and on His long term strategic vision?.

?In partnership with public and private sectors, we will identify opportunities for streamlining in the hotel development sector, and work together to address them. Our aim is to continue Dubai?s journey; to further progress from our position as the region?s leading tourism and business destination to being recognised as a global leader in trade and tourism. To achieve this, we will demand and help our partners to deliver world-class buildings standards and to create an environment of high quality, sustainable growth,? he added.

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Source Hotelier Middle East,

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