Rent in Dubai
Renting in Dubai? Fees to pay, required documents, all you need to know before moving
Expert offers the ultimate guide for people who are planning to live and rent in the city
When scouting a flat or a villa in Dubai, should residents prioritise the cost or the location? Choosing where to live is a big decision, and those who are new to the city —plus those who will be renting on their own for the first time — may have some doubts.
From procedures to document requirements and most popular places, this guide seeks to answer some of the frequently asked questions when renting in the city.
With so many neighbourhoods to choose from, the best options will depend entirely on your lifestyle and budget.
If you want to be close to the beach or waterfront then Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), and Palm Jumeirah are great options. They offer stunning views, beachfront living and lots of amenities. If you prefer an urban hub, then Downtown Dubai and Business Bay are excellent choices with towering skyscrapers and easy access to transportation, shopping, and dining. They are also great for professionals who want to be close to their workplaces. But, these areas are all very popular so rents are much higher than in other parts of the city.