Apply for a holiday home permit

Apply for a holiday home permit

Apartments and villas must be registered and approved by DTCM prior to listing. Follow the steps below to apply for a permit.

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Document requirements
Title deed or sales purchase agreement copy and payment completion certificate, signed passport copy or Emirates ID of the landlord, trade licence copy if the unit 'landlord' is a company, Emirates ID or passport copy of the authorised signatory, property management letter as per downloadable template, recent Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) bill, tenancy contract for individual tenant
Holiday home operators, owners and tenants
Processing time
Applications will be reviewed within one business day.


When completing the online application, enter the DEWA account number not the premises number.

For tenants, the permit issue and expiry dates must match the tenancy contract dates.

For operators, the permit issue and expiry dates must match the dates of the Property Management Letter.

If the Property Management Letter is signed by an attorney or representative, a formal Power of Attorney document must be attached along with the representative’s passport copy.

Additional individual unit documents may be requested if the title deed is for the entire building. Relevant documents include the building completion certificate and landlord NOC (which must reference the total number of managed holiday home units and the individual DEWA account number for each unit).

By law, holiday homes permits must be displayed in the unit.

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Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing

One Central, building 2, 4th floor PO Box 594 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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