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What is Ejari? Ejari is an online registration system initiated by the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA). RERA requires all rental or lease agreements in Dubai to be registered on this portal.

How to Register Your Tenancy Contract with Ejari in Dubai? If you’re a tenant or landlord in Dubai, you’ve probably heard of Ejari! In this article, we will provide you with all the information you need to know about registering with Ejari in Dubai. In short, we will walk you through the system step by step to make sure all your questions are answered. Read on to learn more about one of the most important rental systems in Dubai.

How do I register Ejari? Ejari registration must be done in person at Ejari Centres (Al Manara Centre, Al Barsha Mall, Oud Metha, Port Saeed, Zabeel) or at Dubai Land Department.

Monday-Thursday : 8am – 8pm Friday: 8am to 12pm & from 2pm to 7pm Sunday: 9am-2pm. (9am – 2pm during the week only Ramadan)

What Is Ejari’s Goal and Why Is it Important?

This system aims to ensure that all private leases are converted into legally binding documents and structured in a government-approved format.

Ejari is important because it protects and organises all of your information and stores these records with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA). Once registered, you will be issued with an Ejari certificate to enable you to take advantage of the emirate’s other services.

In addition, another useful aspect of the Ejari Certificate is that it secures your right to go to court if you have any problems with your landlord, so that the court can look into your case.

If you are not registered with Ejari, the court will automatically dismiss your case.

If you want to learn more about how to secure your rights as a tenant, check out our podcast episode about it!

What is the cost of Ejari? 

Ejari registration costs AED 215 + VAT. 

What documents are needed to register Ejari?

1- Original lease OR clear scanned copy of the lease
2- Copy of title deed
3- Your physical Emirates ID card
4- Copies of your passport and visa
5- The owner’s ID documents and/or any Power of Attorney (POA) documents if the contract was signed by a POA.

Once the Ejari has been registered, the tenant will need to download the Dubai REST App and add their co-residents.

The process is outlined below and for further assistance please contact the Dubai Land Department: 800 4488

  1. Open the Dubai REST App and login/register. You can also login using the UAE PASS.
  2. Select your role as ‘Individual’.
  3. From the dashboard, select the property you are a tenant of.
  4. Select ‘Manage tenants’ to continue.
  5. Select ‘Add more’ to enter the details of the tenants, then select ‘Review’.
  6. Ensure that you add the details of all the occupants.
  7. To remove a passenger, select the delete icon and submit.

How to connect your DEWA

  1. What happens next? Once your Ejari has been successfully registered, you will be able to set up your Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) account.

You will automatically receive an SMS or email within the next 24 hours with an account number to pay your deposit online.

  1. What does DEWA charge?

AED 2,000 deposit for apartments
AED 4,000 deposit for villas
AED 130 + VAT administration fee to set up your account.
Once payment is received, utilities will be connected within the next 15 hours. For further and step-by-step assistance on the DEWA website or mobile application, please contact DEWA: 04 601 9999 and dial 2 for English, 2 for Customer Service and 0 for Customer Care Representative.

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