Food Item Registration in Dubai

Elegant Services will simplify the food product registration process with expert guidance and ensure compliance from Dubai Municipality.

Food Item Registration in UAE

Dubai has become the international hub of trade in the Middle East, especially with regards to the trading of food with substantial quantities imported and exported through its ports each year.

Such a high volume of trade could not be controlled without establishing proper food control procedures enforced by and active, efficient & effective food control authority.

Dubai Municipality aims at guaranteeing the safety and quality of imported & re-exported food while ensuring simple & prompt procedures and transactions to facilitate food trade.

What is The Food Product Registration?

Food Product Registration is a process to submit information about the product in the Dubai Municipality portal. The Dubai Municipality checks the information on the product label whether it is as per the DM guideline or not. Once the product complies with guidelines then the product will be approved.

DM also checks on the ingredients of a food item and may ask for lab testing to verify the quality and safety of consumers which is usually done at the time of inspection on the port.

How to register food products in Dubai Municipality?

Time needed: 7 days


Need a UAE based trading license.

To register a food product with Dubai Municipality, first requirement is a UAE based company with food trading or general trading activity.


Register the company with DM Portal.

In this step you have to register your company with Dubai Municipality (DM) Portal to access online services.


Create application for food product registration.

To register a food product with Dubai Municipality, first requirement is a UAE based company with food trading or general trading activity.


Submit the application.

Once all documents are uploaded and everything is set submit the application and wait for the response.

Documents Required For Food Product Registration

  • Artwork of the product
  • Product Image

Dubai Municipality Food Label Requirements

It is mandatory to have information on a product label of food packaging in Arabic. However, there is an option to have information on both English and Arabic, but the content should be exactly the same in all the languages.

The Dubai Municipality has specify the minimum requirements for the information on the label are:

  • Brand Name
  • Storage conditions
  • Batch Number
  • The product name
  • Nutritional Facts
  • Manufacturer details
  • Ingredients List
  • Allergic warning (if any)
  • Product Barcode
  • Production and Expiration dates
  • Net weight or volume
  • Country of origin
  • Instructions for usage (If needed)

How Elegant Services Can Assist You In Food Product Registration

Our Product Registration Team will assist you with food product registration and Label assessment in the FIRS system of Dubai Municipality. Our team will take over the complete process from start to end. We assure you that we will provide you with a hassle-free experience in food product registration. We have a proven track record in Products Registration in Dubai Municipality. We ensure your product labels are as per Dubai municipality guidelines through an internal review by our expert team for each food product.

Expertise & Knowledge

Elegant Services has 14 years of experience, and we know the process of registering a food product with the Dubai Municipality.

Simplify the Compliance & regulations

The Dubai Municipality has strict regulations on product registration. Our team simplifies this regulation according to your product category and label information.

Save Time & Cost

With our expert team you can save a lot of time by pre evaluating the label information and other requirement, which save a lot of time and money as well.


Our Product registration team will monitor the application after submitting to DM portal, and regularly following up with department to insure that application will be reviewed on time.

Are you interested in food product registration?

Book A Consultation With Our Expert.

Our product registration team can provide you with detailed information about food product registration in Dubai Municipality, and you can seek clarification on any doubts or queries related to food product registration.

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Where to apply for food product registration in Dubai Municipality?

Dubai Municipality allows food product registration through its FIRS system.

Who can apply for food products registration in Dubai Municipality?

A company registered in the UAE with a valid trade license, and similar business activity can apply for food product registration with Dubai Municipality.

How much it cost food products registration in FIRS?

The actual fee for each food item registration in the FIRS system is just AED 7 only. However, if you choose Elegant Services as your consultant for food product registration, you will be required to pay certain service charges for each product registration, to know more about our service charges, contact us.

How much time it will take to register a food product in Dubai Municipality?

The typical time requires for a food product registration in Dubai municipality is 5-7 working days.

How to Import Food Item in Dubai, UAE?

To import food products in Dubai, you have to follow and assure that you are ready to import actual goods. first of all, apply for Food Product registration in Dubai Municipality and if it is approved. Ensure all product label should be the same as approved labels and packaging. Now you can start the actual food import process.

Food Product Safety Guidelines by Dubai Municipality?

Dubai Municipality is the authority to ensure food safety for each food product that is being placed in the market for consumers, the municipality ensures each food item has a label with sufficient information.