Since 1 June 2018, social media influencers need a free zone license and a media license from the National Media Council (NMC). RAKEZ offers both for 3,550 AED only.
Fitness gurus, beauty bloggers and fashionistas are online superstars with thousands of followers. Being a UAE social media influencer can be a lucrative business, but you need get a free zone license and a media license from the National Media Council.
Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) recently launched a Social Media Influencer Permit for 3,550 AED only. This package includes the National Media Council license and allows you to continue your commercial activities on social media.
RAKEZ Social Media Influencer Permit includes the NMC license fees
Brands love influencers and bloggers on social media and often pay up to 5,000 AED for one single post. However, being a social media influencer in the UAE can be expensive. The NMC media license for social media influencers costs up to 15,000 AED.
However, RAKEZ signed a special agreement with the National Media Council and offers both permits for 3,550 AED only. The RAKEZ Social Media Influencer Permit includes the NMC permit and is suitable for all influencers and bloggers residing in the UAE. The permit allows you to charge your clients for paid advertisement on social media.
The RAKEZ Social Media Influencer Permit is not a trade license and there is no Memorandum of Association, Certificate of Incorporation or other corporate documents. You will not be allowed to open any corporate bank account. You will conduct business not in the name of a company but in your own personal name. The Social Media Influencer Permit comes without a visa.
Apply for a Social Media Influencer Permit with RAKEZ
To apply for the RAKEZ Social Media Influencer Permit, you need to submit your valid passport copy and your UAE visa copy (for example, visa sponsored by your husband). You also need to fill out the National Media Council form, because the NMC filters the applicants before the permit is issued. The fees are 3,550 AED only. The yearly renewal fees will be approx. 3,300 AED.
If you have any questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +971563899260. Our MEO Business Center team is looking forward to assisting you to apply for your RAKEZ Social Media Influencer Permit.