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Properties for Rent in Dubai

Renting a property in Dubai can be a tiring process if not done with an experienced leasing consultant. Properties for rent in Dubai can be found on one of many property portals, or you can check our selection of currently available properties that tick your requirements. Before starting your apartment hunt, you should ask yourself some questions. Which areas are you considering? Do you want your new home to be close to public transport? How many bedrooms do you require? Are you looking for a furnished or unfurnished unit? What is your budget? In how many cheques do you want to pay? The more details you give to your real estate agent, the easier it will be for him to find a suitable unit for you.

Best Areas to Rent Properties in Dubai

Dubai offers a wide range of properties, catered to every budget and requirements. In Dubai, you can rent apartments, townhouses, residential plots, villas and penthouses when it comes to residential properties. For commercial use, you can rent offices, retail stores, warehouses and labour camps. Some of those property types are only available in certain areas.
The most popular areas to rent apartments in Dubai are Downtown Dubai, DIFC, Business Bay, Dubai Marina, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, The Greens and Views and others. When it comes to luxury villas, Meydan, MBR City, Palm Jumeirah, Emirates Hills, and Dubai Hills Estate are among the most sought-after areas. More affordable villas and townhouses for rent in Dubai can be found in Dubailand - Serena, Arabian Ranches, The Villa, Mudon, Reem - Mira and Mira Oasis and Villanova.

Process of Renting a Property in Dubai

The relevant institutions fully regulate Dubai's rental process, so renting a property in Dubai is rather safe. Once your agent selects properties that tick your requirements, he or she will organise viewings for you. Make sure to prepare a list of your requirements and preferences so you can tick them while viewing. After you decide on one property, ask for a second viewing to ensure that it is an ideal property for you. Also, check if the property is chiller-free so you can calculate your total costs. Then make an offer which your agent will present to the landlord. This might involve some negotiations. Once you agree on the rental price and term, both the landlord and the tenant must sign the tenancy contract. Keep in mind that both parties can add special clauses to the contract if they agree on them. Most properties for rent in Dubai come on a one-year contract basis. At the time of signing the contract, you must present a copy of your passport and your visa copy, as well as rental cheques. In case your visa is not finalised yet, you can present an official document from the company stating that your visa is under process. Keep in mind that aside from the rent, you will have to present a 5% deposit (10% if the property is furnished). Rent cheques and the deposit cheque must be addressed to the landlord.


Ejari registration is mandatory in UAE. It’s here to protect landlords’ and tenants’ interests and legal rights to avoid any potential disputes between them. The registration can be done through one of the approved typing centres such as Al Manara Centre, Al Barsha Mall, Oud Metha, Port Saeed or Zabeel. Upon registration, you will receive your Ejari contract, which includes your unique Ejari number, necessary to register your DEWA account.

Dewa Connection

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is the sole provider of electricity, water and sewerage in Dubai. Upon receiving your tenancy contract, it's best to immediately proceed with the DEWA process after Ejari registration. The process is simple.

1. Get your DEWA application from one of the DEWA Customer Service locations or online (
2. Sign the application and submit it together with the required documents at any customer care centres or online.
3. Pay the security deposit at the payment counter and make sure to collect the security deposit receipt.

Internet Connection

It is up to the tenant to connect to the Internet. First, check if the building or the community you are renting in supports Du or Etisalat. Some support both Internet providers, so you can choose. The prices depend on the chosen package. Etisalat offers various internet options from dial-up connection to high-speed ADSL connection available only for residents of Dubai. For Internet and cable service, a standard telephone line is required. In case there is no need for a technical visit, the activation is done the same day. Many new development buildings are pre-wired and serviced by Du. Du Internet comes in a package with landline and television services. Activation takes 4 to 5 days.

Other Services

In some areas or buildings, you might also need to connect gas and chiller. In some communities/buildings, the chiller is calculated in the price and paid by the landlord. In others, it should be connected separately and thus is paid by the tenant. Chiller charges depend on the consumption charge, demand charge and fuel surcharges. There are no gas mains in Dubai, but you can buy individual canisters from several companies that deliver to your home. A new canister costs around AED 300, and most moderate refills around AED 60 to 70.
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The rent depends on various factors, such as property type, size and location. The lowest yearly rent would start at 20k for studios in suburban areas up to AED 5M for a villa in Palm Jumeirah. The average yearly rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is AED 60k in Downtown Dubai, Dubai Marina and other prominent areas.