FAQs for Ejari Registration in Dubai

Have you discovered the ideal rental property? The first item on the schedule is registering your Ejari in order to jointly protect and formalize your relationship with the landlord. In Arabic, the word "Ejari" literally means "My Rent."

However, how does Ejari operate and how does one sign up for it?

What is Ejari?

The Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) introduced Ejari in 2007 as a required internet registration platform for all tenancy contracts in Dubai.


  • Ensures that all private rental agreements are drafted legally and adhere to a structure that has been authorized by the government.
  • Officially records the agreed rental price.
  • It is a crucial first step in creating your DEWA account for water and electricity.

What are the benefits of the Ejari system?

A harmonious connection between landlords and tenants is ensured by the Ejari system. It prevents fraud or document tampering by either the landlord or the tenant because the rental amount is recorded. Additionally, it eliminates illegal housing, establishes transparency in the event of a disagreement, and serves as proof of the legality of a tenancy agreement.

Who is responsible for Ejari registration?

Although the landlord is mainly responsible for registering the Ejari, in reality, the tenant is also obligated to do so. Alternatively, the agency must finish the procedure if the property is handled.


How can tenants access the Ejari system and register the contract?

Renters have two options for registering with Ejari: they can visit a trustee center or use the Dubai REST (Dubai Real Estate Self Transaction) app. Owners, tenants, and other service providers can manage real estate operations through this online platform.

Is there a fee for registering an Ejari account?

There is a fee to register your Ejari in Dubai in 2023. The exact fee depends on whether you choose to register through the application, or by going to a trustee centre. 

If you register through the Dubai REST application, the fees are:

  • AED 155 for the registration of Ejari contracts (excluding VAT)
  • AED 10 Knowledge fee
  • AED 10 Innovation fee

Through Real Estate Services Trustees Centres, the costs are:

  • Total AED 219.75 (Including VAT)
  • AED 10 Knowledge fee
  • AED 10 Innovation fee

How long does it take to get Ejari?

If you apply through the website, you will receive the official Ejari contract with all the terms and conditions and a specific Ejari ID within one to two working days; if you register through the Dubai REST application, you will receive it instantly.

You will then get a text message with instructions on how to set up your DEWA link. 

How do you register for Ejari? 

To register Ejari online through the application, tenants need to:

  1. Download the Dubai REST application
  2. Open the ‘Services’ tab and select ‘RERA.’
  3. Click on ‘Register Ejari Contract’ 
  4. Fill out the application correctly and attach the required documents
  5. Submit application
  6. The owner/landlord must approve the tenant’s registration request through Dubai REST
  7. Once approved, pay the Ejari registration fee through the app.
  8. The Ejari contract will be issued immediately on the Dubai REST app

What documents are required?

To register your Ejari, you will require the following documents: 

  • Original signed tenancy contract 
  • Security deposit receipt
  • Tenant’s passport (for non-GCC countries nationals)
  • Tenant’s UAE Visa (for non-GCC countries nationals)
  • Tenant’s Emirates ID
  • Copies of landlord’s passport (if individual)
  • Copy of a valid power of attorney document (if a PoA has signed the contract). PoA documents must be renewed every year to remain valid.
  • Copy of title deed of the rented property
  • 9-digit DEWA Premises Number (or copies of recent DEWA bills/Green bill accepted)
  • DEWA bill and previous Ejari if you are renewing
  • Trade licence (in the case of commercial properties)

If the tenant renews their tenancy contract, does Ejari need to be renewed for the same property?


When you renew the tenancy agreement for your rental home in Dubai, you must also renew your ejari. This can be completed online by uploading all required Ejari recertification paperwork.

What transactions mandate an Ejari contract?

  • Residence visas, new applications, and renewals
  • Electricity, water, telephone/television/Internet connections
  • Procurement of a commercial licence
  • Employment of domestic staff
  • Procurement of an alcohol license

When should the Ejari be cancelled?

Since there should only be one Ejari registration for a property, it is the landlord's duty to cancel the Ejari as soon as the tenant vacates. The new tenant might experience registration problems if the prior Ejari is not cancelled.

What is the procedure for cancellation?

The landlord may visit any Ejari office in Dubai or obtain the cancellation form online and complete it after receiving the NOC (No-Objection Certificate) or cancellation letter. The cancellation process costs AED 30 and typically takes an hour after all the necessary paperwork is submitted.

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