The Ejari system is a registration system created by the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) to control and facilitate the rental market in Dubai. It guarantees openness and transparency between the landlord and the tenant, fully integrating rental contracts into the legal system and allowing an easy review of the contract in the event of a disagreement. To finish Ejari, you must prepare several documents before going to one of the five Ejari offices in Dubai. When you arrive, you will need to present the relevant documents provided by your real estate agent or landlord, as well as your Emirates ID card and Ejari fees (AED 220).
An employee will check and enter the documents into the system and give you an Ejari certificate on the spot. If there are any problems with your documentation or a delay on the part of the bank, your registration with Ejari could be delayed by a few days. If this is your first time in Dubai, you can start the process of drafting a lease agreement with a copy of your residence visa application, but you will need an Emirates ID card to register with Ejari. The Ejari certificate guarantees that both the tenant's and landlord's rights are met in the event of a conflict.
It also creates an official and unbiased record of your lease agreement, one that neither party can modify in any way. Should any dispute arise in the future, such as a sudden increase in rent by the landlord or unauthorized modifications to the property by the tenant, the official Ejari registry will help resolve the problem. You can visit Ejari's typing centers at Al Manara Centre, Al Barsha Mall, Oud Metha, Port Saeed or Zabeel. Once all your documents have been reviewed and approved at reception, you will be directed to a counter where you will receive your Ejari certificate.
If you renew your current lease, you must also renew the Ejari for the new term of the contract.