New Holiday Homes Permit Issuance

New Holiday Homes Permit Issuance

Apply for a residential unit to operate as a Holiday Home.

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Required documents

  • Title deed or copy of approved Dubai Land Department Sales purchase agreement.
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the developer, if applicable.
  • Signed passport copy or Emirates ID of the landlord.
  • Copy of trade licence, If the unit 'landlord' is a company.
  • Emirates ID or passport copy of the authorized signatory.
  • Property Management Letter as per downloadable template.
  • Current Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) bill.
  • Tenancy contract, if applicable.

Service requirements

  • While completing the online application, enter the DEWA premise number, not the account 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 Homes units and the individual DEWA account number for each unit.
  • By law, Holiday Homes permits must be displayed in the unit.

Service users
  • Holiday Home Operators
  • Owners
  • Tenants
Service delivery time
1 Business Day
Service fee

AED 300 per bedroom + AED 50 per Holiday Home (issuing a Holiday Home classification certificate) + AED 10 knowledge fee + AED 10 innovation fee.
Total: AED 370.

Up to AED 1,200 per Holiday Home each year.

Payment method

Online on Holiday Homes Portal.

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Department of Economy and Tourism

Department of Economy and Tourism

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

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