1. Understand Your Budget, Define Your Needs, Explore Communities

Decided to rent in Dubai? New to the city, or simply looking to upgrade, location is of prime importance. But, before you begin your home seeking journey, it’s essential to understand your budget as this Read more Decided to rent in Dubai? New to the city, or simply looking to upgrade, location is of prime importance. But, before you begin your home seeking journey, it’s essential to understand your budget as this will determine where you choose to live and influence your search criteria. If you are lost in the abundance of choice on offer, our Community Guides will point you in the right direction. It’s important to select a community that closely matches your needs and lifestyle preferences. Young professionals, sports enthusiasts, nature or beach lovers, or families with children, we curate some of the top communities to assist you in your search. Read less

Understanding your budget and where you can rent in Dubai

Creating a budget for housing expenses is important in determining where you can afford to rent. We recommend communities by budget to help guide your search criteria.

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Dubai’s top communities for rent

The city hosts communities that cater to varied lifestyle requirements: families, young professionals and sports enthusiasts

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2. Search For Properties

Once you have shortlisted a community to live in, it’s time to narrow your search further to focus on specific property types. Browse through verified listings on Property Finder and speak to RERA-certified real estate Read more Once you have shortlisted a community to live in, it’s time to narrow your search further to focus on specific property types. Browse through verified listings on Property Finder and speak to RERA-certified real estate agents. Speak with Community Experts to gain knowledge about a specific  community. It is important that you do your research on the things to check before renting an apartment. Evaluate the condition of the property, take note of all issues and raise it with the landlord before signing on the dotted line. Check who will pay the chiller bill, payment of service charges, parking availability, a fair number of cheques, etc. Read less

How to search property for rent in Dubai

Browse listings, ensure they’re verified and engage the services of a Community Expert. Several tools are at your disposal to assist you in your search.

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The additional costs of renting a property in Dubai

Now that you understand your budget allocation toward annual rent, it’s important to prepare for the upfront costs associated with getting you through the door so there are no nasty surprises!

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3. Schedule a Property Viewing

Don’t rely on photos alone when considering a property. It’s important to schedule a viewing to inspect the property in person. Attending property viewings can be time consuming, so it is equally as important to Read more Don’t rely on photos alone when considering a property. It’s important to schedule a viewing to inspect the property in person. Attending property viewings can be time consuming, so it is equally as important to be armed with the right questions to ensure you are using your time wisely. We prepare you with checklists to help you conduct a thorough assessment to make sure your property of choice ticks all the correct boxes. Read less

When to schedule a property viewing and what to check before you rent

Whilst they say a picture is worth a thousand words, don’t judge a property by photos alone. When it’s time to schedule a property viewing, here’s the questions you should be asking as well as what to look for

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4. Secure Your Property And Sign On The Dotted Line

Decided on a property? It’s essential to have your documents in order to submit your application and offer. Time is of the essence in any property deal, having copies of your identification at the ready Read more Decided on a property? It’s essential to have your documents in order to submit your application and offer. Time is of the essence in any property deal, having copies of your identification at the ready ensures a swift process. We walk you through all the documents required at each stage of the journey, from preparing your tenancy contract to everything you need to register with Ejari and connect your DEWA and district cooling services. Remember, before you sign any contract it’s important to fully understand your rights and responsibilities, as well as additional costs. Read less

What documents are needed to rent a property in Dubai

From the basic documents required to prepare a tenancy contract to everything you need to register with Ejari and connect your DEWA and district cooling services, we’ve got you covered.

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Know your rights before signing a tenancy contract

Understand all clauses in your contract, particularly regarding property maintenance, contract expiration, early termination, rent increases and more...

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5. Move In

Once you’ve locked in your moving date, it’s time to get organised for a seamless move-in experience. To eliminate stress, we guide you through every step from booking a moving service, setting up or transferring Read more Once you’ve locked in your moving date, it’s time to get organised for a seamless move-in experience. To eliminate stress, we guide you through every step from booking a moving service, setting up or transferring your DEWA and utilities, registering for district cooling services to getting your moving permit. Once you’re settled in your new home, it’s important to know that occasionally disagreements can arise between tenants and landlords. In the event you find yourself in a situation that can’t be amicably resolved, it’s important you know your rights. Find out how to lodge a formal dispute with the Rental Disputes Settlement Centre (RDSC) from the documents required to the costs associated. Read less

How to prepare for your move in day

Time to move into your new home? Make sure you’re organised to make the moving process as smooth as possible!

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How to solve a rental dispute in Dubai

Occasionally, disagreements may arise between tenants and landlords. Usually these can be resolved amicably, however in some cases, you may need to escalate the matter to the Rental Disputes Settlement Centre (RDSC)

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