Under a new initiative in Dubai, tenants can now seek authorisation to lease their home on a short-term basis. According to reports, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing has updated its application portal so that owners and authorized tenants don’t have to submit the same detailed application as professional operators.
So if you are a tenant renting in Dubai and looking to apply to lease your property, you must be aware that you need to rent your home as a whole, not just a single room. To qualify as a holiday home provider, you need a no-objection certificate from your landlord and to meet the quality, health and safety, insurance and code of conduct standards.
Furthermore, in order to maintain high standards, Dubai Tourism will reportedly carry out inspections of registered homes in order to classify them as ‘standard’ or ‘delux’.
This new initiative is in line with Dubai Vision 2020, which was announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, aims to boost tourism numbers and revenue by 2020.