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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

Issuing license ( newspaper /magazine)

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

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’s 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

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.

Issuance of permissions for artworks

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

Cancel Press Card

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

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.

Extended Borrowing of Library Items

MCKD libraries give library members the opportunity to borrow library items and benefit from all other services and 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

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.

Text permissions version

it  for scripts, films, series and plays

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

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.

Projects

Al Burda

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

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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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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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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 […]

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UAE Flag

The Ministry of Culture and Youth launched the National Flag Raising Campaign on December 2, 2008, in recognition of the importance of the flag to […]

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Events

Tue, 01 Feb 2022

Ministry of Culture and Youth organizes the ‘Youth Circles’

The Ministry of Culture and Youth organizes the ‘Youth Circles’ to mark UNESCO’s International Day of Islamic Art and nurture future leaders in the Islamic […]

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Tue, 01 Feb 2022

Mohammed bin Rashid launches UAE Arabic Language Declaration at the Arabic Language Summit

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the UAE Arabic Language […]

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Tue, 01 Feb 2022

Noura Al Kaabi welcomed Korean Ambassador

Noura Al Kaabi welcomed H.E. Kwon Youngwoo, Korean Ambassador to the UAE, and praised his efforts in developing cooperation relations between the UAE and South […]

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News

03 July 2022

Ministry of Culture and Youth delegation concludes visit to Washington DC

The Ministry of Culture and Youth’s delegation to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival concluded its visit to Washington DC after a series of meetings with American […]

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24 June 2022

UAE wins 18 awards at the 15th Gulf Radio and Television Festival

The UAE’s state media organisations have won 18 awards at the 15th Gulf Radio and Television Festival hosted by the Kingdom of Bahrain.  The festival […]

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24 June 2022

Smithsonian Folklife Festival opens its doors to public with UAE as the country in focus

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival opened its doors to the public yesterday for a face-to-face event at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., after a two-year […]

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