Company Register 60% open


What data is expected?

A list of registered companies and key data about each company. Open data from company registers may be used for many ends: e.g. enabling customers and businesses to see with whom they deal, or to see where a company has registered offices. This definition draws on the work of OpenCorporates.

  • Name of company
  • Physical company location
  • Unique identifier per company
  • Company owner
  • Date of registration (and dissolution)
  • Financial statements per company, per year
  • Register available for entire country
  • None of the above

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Available free of charge Yes
Downloadable Yes
Publicly available Yes
Openly licenced No The register contains a note saying that “no extract of this register may be published. I interpret this as a non-separation requirement.
Up-to-date Yes Gazette is updated monthly
In an open and machine-readable format
location - Commercial names journal, - Example of a company registration site The gazette is published monthly ( This is an example of publication ( It includes companies registered in different offices in the whole country and this is the related PDF file ( ). So ITDA have all company registrations, however they keep published online only the last 21 publications.
Collected by government Yes
findable_steps Data hard to find using common keywords in arabic or english, but found using "commercial names journal" in arabic
characteristics Name of company, Physical company location, Unique identifier per company, Company owner, Date of registration (and dissolution) Note that for ownership, owner is mentioned only for new records individuals, while for new records companies only first owner name is mentioned. Sometimes second partner name is mentioned, and sometimes it's mentioned "and Partners". Additional data include company type, business activity and capital.
Controlled access Yes
Collector name International Trade Development Authority “The Commercial Register is one of the departments of the Internal Trade Development Authority. Its activities are closely related to the economic life of the country. It also represents a database of economic activities to establish business transactions on the basis of trust and credit in protecting the rights and interests of the consumer. Legitimate and Commercial Credit Support”. Source:
Data is available as PDF only

As the original researcher notes "ITDA have all company registrations, however they keep published online only the last 21 publications."

Meta data

Data location - Commercial names journal - Example of a company registration site
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Hatem Ben Yacoub
Last modified   Sat May 26 2018 14:54:59 GMT+0000 (UTC)