If you have just moved to Dubai or are in the process of doing so shortly, you will soon come across the term Ejari in conversations. So, let us understand what Ejari is precisely.
Well, Ejari means ‘my rent’ in Arabic. It is the mandatory registration of your tenancy contract. Initiated by the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (Rera), the regulatory arm of Dubai Land Department, Ejari came into being to make the rental market in Dubai on of the most transparent market in the world.
Furthermore, Ejari is not just limited to the initial rent contract registration. It includes a vast array of services which include registration, cancellation, transfers, and termination of your rental contract.
There are many other services as well that require a compulsory Ejari registration. This includes renewal of residence visa, acquiring internet connection, liquor and commercial license, employing domestic help, and lastly but most importantly, the Dewa (Dubai Electricity and Water Authority) registration. The Dewa registration now requires an attested copy of the Ejari along with other documents for getting electricity and water services.
How to Register for Ejari-
There are more than 70 typing centers mentioned on the ejari website that you can visit and get your ejari document in a matter of minutes. You can also register your tenancy contract online from the comfort of your home. It is a simple procedure. You just have to upload all your documents which include-
- Passport copy
- UAE visa
- Tenancy contract
- Emirates ID
- Recent Dewa Bill or receipt of Dewa Connection
- Title Deed of Rented Property
Once all your documents are uploaded, you have to pay a fee of Dhs195, and within 6 hours, you will have your registered contract, and the Ejari certificate emailed to you. Quite straightforward, isn’t it?
We hope all your doubts regarding Ejari are now cleared. It is a mandatory but hassle-free process.