Dubai Property FAQ
What is Dubai Land Department?
Dubai Land Department or DLD is a government branch that provides large-scale real estate services. They take place in legalization of purchase and sale of land, registration, organization and promotion of real-estate in the city.
What is RERA Dubai?
The Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) is the regulatory arm of the Dubai Land Department that manages the real estate industry in Dubai. RERA manages all the transactions between buyers and sellers and handles the process of transferring properties.
What is RERA’s number?
The Real Estate Regulation Authority can be contacted on +971 4 203 055 for more information.
What is DEWA Dubai?
DEWA, which stands for Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, is the provider of reliable electricity and water for the citizens of Dubai.
How do I apply for DEWA?
DEWA can be applied for either online through their website or by visiting any of their branches across Dubai.
What is a Makani number?
It is a unique 10 digit number that locates any building or property in the Emirate. It does so by utilizing navigational devices developed by Dubai Municipality. Moreover, Dubai is the first city in the world to use this technology.
Who is the broker?
A broker is a person who holds a license in real estate brokerage under the guidelines of Dubai. His main duty is to arrange transactions between the buyer and the seller for a commission when the deal is executed.
How much do real estate agents receive from commission?
RERA (Real Estate Regulatory Authority) does not have strict guidelines for the commission rate of an agent. However, it is generally understood to be 2% of the purchase price paid by the buyer or 5% on the total annual rental sum paid by the tenant.
Is it possible to obtain information about real estate establishments and real estate brokers approved by RERA?
You may check real estate broker’s information at DLD’S website and Smartphone app (Dubai Rest).
To whom should I contact to get an answer of any inquiry regarding the services, sectors and institutions of the DLD?
For any inquiries regarding DLD, you may contact their Hotline No.  free of charge.