Abu Dhabi: The Department of Culture and Tourism — Abu Dhabi (DCT) has launched an online event ticketing system to streamline event registration and licensing procedures.
The system aims at establishing a database for tracking tourism performance, growth trends and types of events, collating event information, including segments, speakers and activities, and providing indicators of rates of success and achievement of objectives.
DCT held a series of specialised workshops for those interested in using the system, including hotel establishments, event organisers, shopping centres and hall owners.
Nasser Al Reyami, director of Regulatory and Licensing Department at DCT, said: “This move is a new starting point for the Event Licensing System, which is managed by DCT with the aim of providing solutions and infrastructure to support its activities and maintaining the steady growth of the emirate’s tourism sector.
In March 2017, DCT launched a unified system for licensing all events held in Abu Dhabi, providing an integrated online platform that delivers efficient methods to record and license all events held in the emirate.
Instead of obtaining the necessary approvals from each of the 22 relevant entities separately, event organisers can access the online platform, submit an application for obtaining an event license along with the required documents, and obtain the approvals within a maximum of three to seven days, depending on the event type.