August 16, 2021

Public Water Transport and Tourist vessels Licencing

Registration of public water transport vessels operating in Abu Dhabi waters
Main Service

Registration of vessels

Steps and procedures for applying the service
  1. Complete application form (online)
  2. Pay the prescribed fee
  3. Attach below documents:
  • Safe Manning Certificate (as required)
  • Registry Certificate (as applicable)
  • List of numbers and types of marine safety equipment (life saving devices and equipment, life
    jackets and firefighting equipment) with all necessary valid certificates
  • Ship Details/ Specifications, Design and General Arrangement Plan
  • Ship Radio License Certificate
  • Insurance Certificate
  • Class Certificate (as required)
  • Small Passenger Ship Safety Certificate Inland Waters/ Exemption Certificate
  • Name and address of the owner
  • UAE ID or passport attested copy
  • Copy of Trade License
  • Copy of the Custom Clearance Certificate (as applicable)
  • Copy of cancellation of last registry (as applicable)
  • A copy of the mortgage contract of the boat
  • Valid Certificate of passing the technical examination of the boat
Cost of the Service


The number of visits to obtain the service