Number of Data Files / Resources 1
Updated: 16 Dec 2021
covers the initial approvals issued by DED for all businesses within Dubai land (free zones are not included)
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Data Provenance the validity of the initial approval is six (6) months. The initial approval can be used by the business/company representative in applying for several process in different government departments. the initial approval may have some external approvals (i.e. from other departments).
Dataset Source DED DB
Format API
Created 07 Apr 2018
Last updated 16 Dec 2021
Frequency of Update on Source
Frequency of Update to SDP
Expected Volume/Ingestion Cycle(Daily if Real-time)
Language English~English~English~English~Arabic~English~English~Arabic~English~English~English~Arabic~English~Mix
State active
Rights N/A
License notspecified
Name Description Primary Key Size Datatype Foreign Key Range of Values Language Classification
initial_approval_no Initial approval number Yes 6 NUMBER English Open
issue_date Issue date No Date English Open
expiry_date expiry date No Date English Open
legal_type_code Legal type code No 2 NUMBER English Open
legal_type_desc_ar Legal type description (e.g. Sole establishment, LLC etc..) No 60 VARCHAR2 Arabic Open
legal_type_desc_en Legal type description (e.g. Sole establishment, LLC etc..) No 60 VARCHAR2 English Open
license_category_code License category code No 2 CHAR English Open
license_category_ar License category description (e.g. Professional, Commercial etc..) No 30 VARCHAR2 Arabic Open
license_category_en License category description (e.g. Professional, Commercial etc..) No 30 VARCHAR2 English Open
main_license_number Main License number (in case of branch) No 10 NUMBER English Open
destination_owner_code Issuing authority code No 2 NUMBER English Open
destination_owner_ar Issuing authority name No 50 VARCHAR2 Arabic Open
destination_owner_en Issuing authority name No 50 VARCHAR2 English Open
license_number Issuing authority name No 10 NUMBER Mix Open

Dubai Pulse Data API

Access resource data via a web API with powerful query support.

The Data API can be accessed via the following actions of the CKAN action API.
  • Query
  • End Users will receive "API Key" and "API Secret" in two separate emails on the first time Grant of a Dataset, first Purchase of a Commercial Dataset, or Purchase of an API Package. This API Key and API Secret combination should be used to generate API token and the token will need to be included in the http headers of every API call made.

    Authentication Service to generate API token: with body 'client_id={API Key}&client_secret={API Secret}

    Read the value of "access_token" from the response of the above service and use it in the header of every API call. The obtained API token is valid for certain duration (for example 30 minutes) after which a fresh token needs to be obtained.

    Header Name : Authorization
    Value : Bearer {access_token}

  • Query Parameters
    API calls can be made for full dataset result (subject to maximum results limit) or to a subset of results. Different filters can be applied on the results. Developers can use the attributes to apply a combination of filters with and/or conditions.
  • Limiting the Response Size
    Developers can limit the number of records returned by an API call passing the "Limit" parameter in the call. The value of the "Limit" must be less than the allowed maximum limit.
  • Limiting the Attributes
    Developers can limit the API response to specific set of attributes by passing the attribute names in the API call. The example below explains how the attributes can be specified in the API call. This feature can be used in conjunction with query parameters.
  • Curl Command Sample:
    curl -X GET --header "Authorization: qMtn6xQapeouAlirfHXD7DWJFabV" ""
  • Query Samples: AND zone_id=2 OR zone_id=2
  • Record Limit Sample:
  • Record Offset Sample:
  • Record Order By Sample:
  • Attribute Limiting Sample: OR zone_id=2 &column=zone_id,line_name,location_id