User Guide
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Welcome!

Welcome to ‘NAFES’, a unique platform launched by the Ministry of Sport, as part of the ‘Quality of Life’ program and under the umbrella of Vision 2030. Designed to welcome the private sector into the Saudi Sport, ‘NAFES’ offers a world class platform to issue licenses for private sport clubs, sport academies and sport centers. The platform aims to elevate the performance level of the athletes, grow the sport economy, and increase the contribution of sport to the GDP.

Our Goals
1

Encouraging private sector investment in Saudi sport and offering an unmatched opportunity for local and foreign investors to establish and develop their own sports clubs, academies, and centers.

2

Developing and growing the sport sector and its economic revenues, and effectively contributing to the Vision 2030 goals which are aimed at economic diversification.

3

Increasing the number of sports clubs and academies to help elevate the overall sporting level and enhance the quality of competition, thus contributing to the performance development of Saudi athletes.

Sports

The first phase of ‘NAFES’ will include the following sports:

Football
Basketball
Swimming
Equestrian
Gymnastics
Squash
Fencing
Sailing
eSports
Wireless & Remote-Control Sports
Cycling
Rowing
Indoor rowing
Judo
Karate
Taekwondo
Jiu Jitsu
Boxing
Wrestling
Mixed Martial Arts
Muai Thai & Kickboxing
Chess
Tennis
Kite Surfing
Shooting
Badminton
Investor Journey – Private Club Licensing

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Investor Journey – Private Academy Licensing

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Investor Journey – Private Center Licensing

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* The following federations require approval: Automobile and Motorcycle Federation, Climbing Federation, and the Paintball federation

Before choosing the type of license or service required, please ensure you request a commercial registration at the Ministry of Commerce, and then register at Shomoos platform with the Ministry of Interior.

To acquire a commercial registration from the Ministry of Commerce, please click here Commercial Registration
To register at Shomoos platform with the Ministry of Interior, please click here Shomoos Platform
After issuing the license from the Ministry of Sport, you should request for a new location license from the Ministry of Municipal & Rural Affairs To acquire a new location license from the Ministry of Municipal & Rural Affairs, click here New Location License
Foreign investors should acquire a foreign investment license through the Ministry of Investment To register as a new investor and request a foreign investment license through the Ministry of Investment, please click here Foreign Investor License
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For steps required to acquire a sports club license, click here
For steps required to acquire a sports academy license, click here
For steps required to acquire a sports center license, click here
For steps required to acquire a federation membership, click here