Media License

The National Media Council (NMC) provides media licensing in the UAE in addition to other essential services for ministries, government departments and public institutions. The Media License Department of the NMC provides media trade license services to businesses operating in the UAE and within the free zones. Such services include: license issuance, renewal, cancellation and license waiver. NMC also provides permits for circulation and production of a wide range of content, both print and audio-visual. NMC also provides permits for foreign journalists and correspondents based in the UAE. Further, NMC offers subscriptions to newsfeeds from the Emirates News Agency (WAM) to both media organizations and individuals in addition to daily news bulletins and SMS services. For more details, please visit: