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Great Opportunities for Young Emirati Talents

Get the Unified Tour Guide License

With an aim to enhance the UAE citizens’ role in representing their country, as well as to introduce the UAE’s tourism potential and the civilisational, heritage, and cultural capabilities to the world, the UAE Ministry of Economy offers the young Emirati talents the opportunity to obtain the unified tour guide license, in cooperation with local tourism bodies and departments. This initiative will help promote the tour guide profession and encourage young Emirati talents to join and have a career in the promising tourism sector, contribute to its development and upgrade its services to be one of the engines of economic development during the next fifty years. The Ministry of Economy is currently designing an advanced and unified digital platform that allows Emiratis to register for a unified tour guide license that qualifies them to work in various emirates of the UAE.

For Tour Guides

Advantages of the Unified Tour Guide License

Advantages of the Unified Tour Guide License

One license allows tour guides to work in various emirates of the UAE

Easy online application process and issuance of license

Flexibility in contract to work part-time or as a freelancer

The license is valid for up to two years

Free entry to most major tourist attractions

How to obtain the Unified Tour Guide License

Learn about the eligibility criteria and easy procedures for obtaining the Unified Tour Guide License to turn your passion into a promising profession.



The applicant must be a UAE citizen.

The applicant must possess a valid tour guide license from one of the emirates in the country.


  • 01 Complete the registration via the ‘Unified Tour Guide License’ online platform.
  • 02 Activate your account on the online platform and fill in the required information.
  • 03 Familiarise yourself with the UAE tourism sector information and facts that a tour guide should be familiar with.
  • 04 Book an appointment for the assessment test.
  • 05 Pass the unified tour guide license test.
  • 06 If the test has been cleared and all requirements are met, the Unified Tour Guide License will be issued and the applicant can start practicing the tour guide profession.
  • 07 In the event that the applicant does not pass the test three times in a row, he can re-apply after 12 months

Note: The validity of the Unified Tour Guide License is a maximum of 2 years, in accordance with the validity period of the applicant’s local tour guide license.

Register Your Interest in Applying for a Unified Tour Guide License

We, at the Ministry of Economy, look forward to getting acquainted with Emirati talents who have a passion for imparting knowledge about our homeland and enthusiasm for introducing others to the tourism treasures of the UAE, its history, heritage, achievements, culture and its captivating characteristics. Please fill out the form below to inform us of your interest in joining the first group of Emirati tour guides.


Register Your Interest in Applying for a Unified Tour Guide License

Form in Tourism Tour Guide Licenses page

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The applicant has a period of three months to clear the Unified Tour Guide License test, and it starts from the date the verification process is completed.

After completing the registration, the applicant should log in to the platform and start the verification process.

The verification process usually takes 3 days. If three working days pass without the verification process being completed, the applicant can contact us via e-mail, or contact the Call Centre of the Ministry of Economy.

The applicant can contact us by e-mail, or contact the Ministry of Economy Call Centre.

The purpose of the verification process is to ensure that your local tour guide license is valid and usable, and that your information is 100% correct. If your local tour guide license has expired, you can start the verification process, but your verification request will be rejected because your license is not valid.

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