Web Portals

Web portals are centralised websites that provide a range of features and services to a specific audience. Businesses that build web portals undertake tasks such as requirements analysis, design and development, content management, integration with systems and services, security implementation, user support, and ongoing maintenance. They aim to create user-friendly portals that meet the needs of their target audience, align with business objectives, and continuously improve based on user feedback and technological advancements.

The business activities that fall under Web Portals are:

Data processing, hosting and related activities; web portals (6310.00): This involves providing infrastructure, services, and facilities for hosting data, processing it, and performing related tasks. This includes offering server infrastructure and storage solutions to store and manage data on behalf of clients or users. The services encompass tasks such as data storage, retrieval, backup, and security measures.

Additionally, this activity includes the provision of search facilities and other portals for the internet. This refers to creating platforms that enable users to search for information, access resources, and navigate the internet effectively. These portals often utilize search engine technologies to index and organize internet content, allowing users to find relevant information easily.

  • Third-party Approval: No third-party approvals are required for this business activity.
  • Filing of Economic Substance Return: Business activity 6310.00 is exempt from this requirement.
  • Anti-Money Laundering Compliance: Business activity 6310.00 is exempt from this requirement.

Web portals (6312.00): This involves operating websites that serve as gateways to the Internet and provide easy access to extensive databases of Internet addresses and content. It includes managing websites that utilise search engines to generate and maintain searchable databases of information. Additionally, it encompasses operating other types of websites that act as portals to the Internet, such as media sites that offer regularly updated content to users. These web portals aim to provide convenient and comprehensive access to information and resources available on the Internet.

  • Third-party Approval: No third-party approvals are required for this business activity.
  • Filing of Economic Substance Return: Business activity 6312.00 is exempt from this requirement.
  • Anti-Money Laundering Compliance: Business activity 6312.00 is exempt from this requirement.

Operation of websites that use a search engine to generate and maintain extensive databases of internet addresses and content in an easily searchable format (6312.01): This involves managing websites that employ search engines to create and maintain large databases of internet addresses (URLs) and content. These websites are designed in a way that enables users to easily search for specific information or resources within the database. The search engine technology indexes web pages, organises them, and makes them searchable based on relevant keywords or queries. It allows users to find desired information quickly and efficiently by utilising the search functionality provided by the web portal.

  • Third-party Approval: No third-party approvals are required for this business activity.
  • Filing of Economic Substance Return: Business activity 6312.01 is exempt from this requirement.
  • Anti-Money Laundering Compliance: Business activity 6312.01 is exempt from this requirement.

Operation of other websites that act as portals to the internet, such as media sites providing periodically updated content (6312.02): This involves managing websites that serve as gateways to various internet resources and content. Specifically, this includes websites, such as media sites, that offer periodically updated content to users. These portals provide a centralised platform where users can access a wide range of information, news, articles, multimedia content, and other resources. They often feature regular updates to keep users informed and engaged, acting as a go-to destination for specific topics or industries. The websites act as entry points or hubs that aggregate and present curated content from different sources, facilitating easy access and exploration for users.

  • Third-party Approval: No third-party approvals are required for this business activity.
  • Filing of Economic Substance Return: Business activity 6312.02 is exempt from this requirement.
  • Anti-Money Laundering Compliance: Business activity 6312.02 is exempt from this requirement.

Blogging Services (6312.98): This refers to the operation and provision of platforms or websites that enable individuals or businesses to create and publish blog content. These platforms typically offer tools and features for creating, editing, and managing blog posts, including options for formatting, multimedia integration, and publishing schedules. Users can write articles, share their thoughts, expertise, or experiences, and engage with readers through comments and discussions. Blogging services may also provide features like social sharing, analytics, and customization options to enhance the blogging experience. These platforms act as portals that facilitate the creation, distribution, and interaction around blog content on the internet.

  • Third-party Approval: No third-party approvals are required for this business activity.
  • Filing of Economic Substance Return: Business activity 6312.98 is exempt from this requirement.
  • Anti-Money Laundering Compliance: Business activity 6312.98 is exempt from this requirement.

Vehicles Auctions Organised by Electronic Media & Smart Apps (6312.99): This involves operating platforms or websites that facilitate the organisation and conduct of vehicle auctions using electronic media and smart applications. These portals provide a digital marketplace where individuals or businesses can buy and sell vehicles through auction-style transactions.

These portals often provide additional features and services, such as vehicle inspection reports, financing options, secure payment processing, and logistics support for vehicle transportation. The goal is to create a streamlined and efficient platform for buying and selling vehicles, leveraging electronic media and smart applications to facilitate the auction process and ensure a seamless experience for both buyers and sellers. This activity can only be combined with other activities from the “RTA-Group A” and other activities not related to transport (if allowed by other authorities).

  • Third-party Approval (POST): After obtaining a license from Meydan Free Zone, it’s necessary to obtain third-party approval from the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). No third-party approvals are required for this business activity.
  • Filing of Economic Substance Return: Business activity 6312.99 is exempt from this requirement.
  • Anti-Money Laundering Compliance: Business activity 6312.99 is exempt from this requirement.

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