Ajman is first in the Arab World in issuing construction licenses and fifth globally in executing contracts, according to the 2018 Ease of Doing Business in Ajman Report issued by the World Bank.

April 16, 2019

His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Municipality and Planning Department in Ajman, confirmed that the Emirate has today become an attractive destination for investors, offering an ideal environment for successful projects. He explained that all departments in Ajman were working on streamlining customer procedures and on helping them in their business operations. He made these comments after the 2018 Ease of Doing Business in Ajman Report, issued by the World Bank, ranked the Emirate of Ajman first in the Arab World in terms of the speed of issuing construction licenses and fifth in the world in terms of executing contracts.  


His Highness clarified that the Municipality and Planning Department in Ajman was able to issue a construction license within one day only, a record time for any municipality in the Arab world. He noted that this great achievement was possible thanks to the well-designed plan the Department had adopted for comprehensive development.


His Highness added that the leap happened when the Building Management within the Department successfully got rid of the paper system and promoted the use of the AQAAR system in all consultancy firms. The system allows users to complete procedures easily without needing to physically visit the Department thanks to its various features, including features that allow consultants to follow-up on transactions and receive immediate comments, ultimately leading to significant savings in time and efforts. 


He further stated that the Department has sought to simplify procedures for consultancy firms by issuing clear circulars, accurate instructions, and further streamlining transactions. It has also reduced the number of documents needed, provided clear guidelines regarding documents, and set unified fees.


His Excellency Abdulrahman Mohammed Al Nuaimi, Director General of the Municipality and Planning Department in Ajman, noted that the parties concerned with building management have continuously sought to implement internal improvements to raise the quality of their services. For example, the Department has issued an employee guide to help with construction review decisions entered into the system, including tasks, responsibilities, frameworks, and the steps that should be taken at every stage.  


His Excellency further stated that the Department was proud of the achievements made so far as the Emirate is ranked fifth across the world. He added that its workforce has successfully developed a smart system to help make these achievements a reality, and will continue to develop its services, exceed customer expectations, and help the Emirate to become a modern and excellent city.



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