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Register as a holiday home operator

Register as a holiday home operator

If individuals or professional operators are planning to rent out an apartment or villa for holiday lets, they need to register with DET. Our Holiday Homes system provides access to a range of services and facilitates guest check-in and check-out.

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Document requirements
Passport or Emirates ID copy of the property owner or operating tenant(s), commercial licence copy for professional operators, passport or Emirates ID copy for the manager representing a professional operator
Service requirements

Registration in HH units:

  • For operators: the trade licence listed activity should be Vacation Homes Rental.
  • For owners: the name on the account must match the name on the unit tittle deed.
  • For tenants: the name on the account must match the name on the tenancy contract.
    • If you are a tenant, a maximum of one unit can be registered and you will need prior landlord approval.

Essential information such as trade licence should be updated on an annual basis. There is no renewal fee applicable.

Users who don't have a valid Emirates ID should enter their passport number in the mandatory Emirates ID field after adding 0's to reach a 15-digit combination in total.

AED 1,500 (+ AED 10 knowledge fee + AED 10 innovation fee)
Processing time
Applications will be reviewed within one business day
Individual holiday home owners, tenants or operators
Service Delivery Time
1 Business Day
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