In respect of pharmacies, warehouses and scientific offices, the majority owner of 51% of the capital share must be a UAE national as per the Companies Law.
The client must not own more than two pharmacies in the UAE.
The area of the pharmacy or scientific office must cover a minimum of 30 square meters, the area covered by internal pharmacies in hospitals should be of reasonable size, and that of a warehouse area must cover a minimum of 50 square meters excluding administrative offices and toilets.
The pharmaceutical facility must not be linked with any other commercial activity.
The pharmacy location must be more than 200 meters from the nearest pharmacy.
The pharmacy must be located on the ground floor, with the exception of pharmacies in commercial centers.
Initial approval will be valid for six months only, during which time the pharmacy owner is required to meet all technical requirements and conditions to obtain the license from the Ministry of Health. There is no fixed period for factories. *In addition, the following requirements apply to pharmacies and medical warehouses:
There must be shelves and storage tanks to preserve medicines.
There must be an air-tight locker to preserve controlled medicines.
There must be a refrigerator with a digital thermometer.
There must be adequate air conditioning for the area size.
There must be adequate lighting.
There must be working fire extinguishers.
There must be signage (Arabic and English with all characters in one standard size) conforming to the technical conditions, with the name approved by the Pharmaceutical Licensing Committee.
The shift schedule must be displayed.
There must be a first aid kit.
There must be curtains for glass facades exposed to the sun.
There must be devices to deter insects
There must be a thermometer in the pharmaceutical facility