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Our Services

We aim to provide the best services to enhance our role in promoting and developing the UAE’s cultural economy and to establish our leadership in the cultural and knowledge sector.

Issuance of permission to circulate and distribute books in the country

Permit of Books and Media Printed Materials

Regulate the entry of media materials through the UAE ports

Facilitating the entry of publications works and media materials received through the UAE ports (air ports - sea - land - postal - free zones)

Issuing International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

ISBN is an international standard number for books that defines the title of each publication. The numbering process’s ultimate aim is to give each intellectual work a unique number that can’t be duplicated or be in any way similar to any other work. This number is what distinguishes a literary work from another, and is used by publication authorities.

Issuing Media licenses for Services (activities) of a commercial nature

Issuing Media licenses for Services (activities) of a commercial nature (includes 74 activities as mentioned in the fees page

Print Permission Issuance

Approval to print books and any other information materials such as brochures, posters, maps, etc. within the UAE

Issuance of permission to circulate and distribute books in the country

Permit of Books and Media Printed Materials

Open a representative office for a print

Open a representative office for printed within the UAE

renewal a representative office for a print

Permit to import photocopiers and equipment from outside the country

Permits to enter filming equipment

Modification of licensing data for media activities

Modify media licensing information

Revocation of licenses for media activities

Revocation of licenses for media activities

Assignment of licenses for media activities

Individuals, companies, ministries, government departments, public institutions and public bodies that want to waive a license for media activity

Adding a partner withdrawal from media activities licenses

Individuals, companies, ministries, government departments, public institutions and public bodies that want to add / withdraw a partner from licenses for media activities

New license for Radio and TV broadcasting

The issuance of Radio &T V Broadcasting license via cable, via mobile phones, via satellite or any other means inside / outside the free zones of the channels encrypted and non-encrypted

Issuing license ( newspaper /magazine)

Issuing a newspaper (newspaper/magazine) license, including reprinting the newspaper or magazine

Circulation Of Media Material Permit

Release of all Media Materials (Cinema, Audio-Visual, Video Games, Computer Programs

Issuance of permission to print a commercial directory

Permission to print the commercial directory containing various commercial advertisements

Renew license for Radio Broadcasting & TV Channel

Renew license for Radio Broadcasting &T V Channel

Issue Accreditation Card for Foreign media correspondents

Issue card for organizing foreign reporters working with global news agencies and non UAE local newspapers, magazines, television and radio channels

Renew Press Card

Accreditation of foreign media correspondents

Issuing permission for circulation and distribution of newspapers and magazines

Issuing approval for the distribution of newspapers and magazines for the first time and following them up periodically

Modify the data of media material circulation permissions

Amendment process on all data of media materials that have been approved - publications - artistic works

Issuing Media licenses for Services (activities) of a commercial nature

Issuing Media licenses for Services (activities) of a commercial nature (includes 74 activities as mentioned in the fees page

Text permissions version

it  for scripts, films, series and plays

Borrowing library items

Allowing library members to borrow items and benefit from available libraries materials.

Issuing International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

ISBN is an international standard number for books that defines the title of each publication. The numbering process’s ultimate aim is to give each intellectual work a unique number that can’t be duplicated or be in any way similar to any other work. This number is what distinguishes a literary work from another, and is used by publication authorities.

Rental of MCY theatres, halls and areas

Rental of theatres, halls and other facilities in cultural centers for organizing various activities and events in the cultural fields

Library membership

The public libraries offer MCY library lifetime membership services to all UAE nationals and residents, allowing them to benefit from library services including book borrowing, library facilities and other features.

Regulate the entry of media materials through the UAE ports

Facilitating the entry of publications works and media materials received through the UAE ports (air ports - sea - land - postal - free zones)

New Press Card Issuance

Renew card for organizing foreign reporters working with global news agencies and non UAE local newspapers, magazines, television and radio channels

Cancel Press Card

Canceling card for organizing foreign reporters working with global news agencies and non UAE local newspapers, magazines, television and radio channels

Registration of Archaeological Sites and Pieces

A service provided to local entities concerned with antiquities and museums, through which all archaeological sites or pieces are given a national number to preserve and identify them.

Print Permission Issuance

Approval to print books and any other information materials such as brochures, posters, maps, etc. within the UAE

General inquiries

general inquiries

Issuance of photography permits

Film/photography Permit within the UAE

Renewal of press cards

Filling the application electronically from the requesting party, provided that its media license is valid with all necessary documents and documents for the purpose of renewal

renewing Media licenses for Services (activities) of a commercial nature

renewing  Media licenses for Services (activities) of a commercial nature that need external approval ( includes 74 activities as mentioned in the fees page

Renew newspaper/magazine license

Inspection for media materials circulation

to ensure all firms and establishments follow the rules and regulations of the media content in this country

Revocation of the data of permissions for the circulation of media materials

The process of canceling requests for permissions for media materials that have been approved or under procedure - publications - artistic works.

Registration of Borrowed Cultural Objects

A service provided to local authorities concerned with archaeology to register antiquities coming into the UAE from other countries, in order to give these pieces immunity and protection while in the country.

Our Initiatives

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

More than 50 artists from the UAE participated at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival,

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Create Theater

s a multifaceted initiative launched by the Ministry of Culture and Youth to provide financial and logistical support to qualified theater associations and troupes

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Creative Publishing

Creative Publishing’ is a multi-pronged initiative launched by the Ministry of Culture and Youth to support the publishing sector in the UAE.

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Visual Arts Forum

Considered the largest exhibition of visual art from the Gulf, the biannual showcase of the GCC Visual Arts Forum

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Golden Visa

The UAE has implemented a long-term residence visa system for five or ten years that is automatically renewed when conditions are met for certain categories that include investors, entrepreneurs and specialized talents.

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Arabic Language Summit

The first edition of the Arabic Language Summit will be held, following the inaugural edition held on the margin of EXPO Dubai last year, under the slogan "Language and Making of Identity"

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National Register of Artifacts

The project aims at creating a unified national register of artifacts in all emirates of the UAE. This register helps everyone to know all the details about such artifacts

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Summer Camp

The aim of the camp is to develop young people's ability to communicate and express themselves in a creative and effective way that will enhance

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Al Burda

Launched in 2004, Al Burda is an international initiative by the Ministry of Culture and Youth focused on supporting and fostering creativity

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Reading Month

Every year March is observed as the month of Reading in the UAE; it is marked by a rich and diverse calendar of engaging activities

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Events

Thu, 15 Dec 2022

Abu Dhabi - Manarat Al Saadiyat

Arabic Language Summit

The first edition of the Arabic Language Summit will be held, following the inaugural edition held on the margin of EXPO Dubai last year, under the slogan "Language and Making of Identity", during the period..

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Mon, 14 Nov 2022

Kingdom of Morocco

9TH UNITED NATIONS ALLIANCE OF CIVILIZATIONS (UNAOC) FORUM

The event, held under the patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco, dealt with ways to enhance dialogue and cooperation between different societies, cultures and civilizations. The forum hosted member..

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Sat, 08 Oct 2022

Abu Dhabi Creative Hub

 ‘Expressions of Malid’ to celebrate Prophet Mohammed’s birth anniversary

The Ministry of Culture and Youth is hosting an event entitled ‘Expressions of Malid’ to mark the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). The event which will take place on Saturday evening, October 8, at..

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News

30 January 2023

Noura Al Kaabi chairs the first meeting of General Committee of National Commission for Education e and Science

Members include representatives of ministries as well as local and federal authorities Her Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, addressed the first meeting of the General Committee of the National..

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24 January 2023

Noura Al Kaabi attends the inauguration of the Biennale of Islamic Arts Awwal Bait in Saudi Arabia

Her Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, attended the inauguration of the first Biennale of Islamic Arts being held at the Pilgrims Lounge at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah,..

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23 January 2023

UAE, ALECSO sign agreement to support the submission of ICH files to UNESCO

The Ministry of Culture and Youth and the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organisation (ALECSO), announced the signing of an agreement to support Arab countries in Africa to submit joint files for inscription on..

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