Food Products Registration in Dubai

In the UAE, there is a procedure for mandatory registration of food products with the Dubai Municipality.

A mandatory requirement is to have a trade license and company in the UAE.

First, you will need to register on the Dubai Municipality (IRS) portal and then after checking the documents and confirming the registration, you will need to create a user.

To register food products, you must have the following information:

A clear image of the product from all sides of the packaging (artwork), illustrating all related information about the product.

2. Required documents:

  • Barcode;
  • Product article;
  • Product name;
  • Photo or artwork;
  • The country of origin;
  • Net weight;
  • Brand name;
  • Storage conditions;
  • Manufacturer (factory) and its address;
  • Date of manufacture and expiration date;
  • Type of packaging;
  • Other details may be requested by Dubai Municipality.

Other documents or certificates may be requested (depending on the product), for example: Organic Certificate, Hala Certificate etc.

Upon completion of registration of the goods, its required to submitted a “Consignment release permit” and then an inspector will conduct inspection at customs, where all documents (invoice, certificates, packing list) and the goods will be checked. Initially, you can bring the “Sample Box” of your products.

If your packaging does not have a description in Arabic, then you will need to create a label in Arabic in accordance with the requirements of the Dubai Municipality and pass the label assessment process. After that it will be necessary to stick labels on the goods and call the inspector again.

If you are planning to open a shop or kiosk in Dubai, then the next step is to register with Food Watch where you will need to submit the interior design and your UAE trade license.

If your product was not described in Arabic, you must also obtain permission to relabel the product from Food Watch.

The Level Consulting will help you from registering companies in the UAE to registering goods in Dubai Municipality. We will help you with paperwork, including a business plan, licenses and work visas. We will draw up a comprehensive business plan that will leave no questions for your investors and will become a complete tool for successful planning of your business in the UAE.

Order a consultation

Learn about the benefits and details of starting or relocating a business in the UAE


Our advantages

We understand the importance of professionalism and expertise in running a business in the UAE. Our strengths include bank account opening, tax and accounting, legal services, and the processing of all necessary’s documents. You can start a new company or run an existing one in the Emirates and have a reliable friend in the form of our company because we value our customers and offer professional support 24/7.

  1. 01.

    Years of Experience

    The portfolio of our specialists includes a large number of successful cases and solutions for many extraordinary tasks. Using our experience, we strive to find the best solution for each client, working for the end result.

  2. 02.

    Professional Team

    It’s important for us to provide our clients with a broad range of services, ensuring their maximum comfort in this way. That is why We have assembled a team of experienced professionals in company registration, account opening, legal and accounting services, licenses, and nominee services.

  3. 03.


    Our company is concerned with the security of the client's confidential information and personal data. To accomplish this, we have implemented a strict information security policy in the company and we conduct employee training regularly.

  4. 04.

    Support 24/7

    One of the main tasks of our team is to be there when we are needed. Therefore, we communicate with the client 24/7 in order to process the request as soon as possible.