The new online rental platform allows users to search for properties, register their contract and arrange DEWA services…

Renting in Dubai looks set to get much easier with the launch of a new ‘digital and paperless’ property rental platform. Launched by Dubai Asset Management, a part of Dubai Holding, the new online platform is live now and available for all 10 Dubai Asset Management residential communities.

The service can be accessed via DubaiNow, the website and app that allows residents to access more than 50 government services online, and will provide five key services to potential residents moving into one of the Dubai Asset Management buildings.

Through the system, developed in partnership with Smart Dubai, users can browse residential properties, register and sign a tenancy contract online, arrange Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) utility services, request landline, TV and internet services with network provider du, and raise maintenance requests.

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All services will then be linked to a digital rental contract enabled by UAE Pass, a national digital identity solution.

After submitting all the documents to the new digital platform, tenants will receive their Ejari within a few minutes, according to Dubai Asset Management. That sounds a lot simpler than the current Ejari process.

Dubai Asset Management currently operates 10 residential communities including Al Khail Gate, Remraam, Layan and Dubai Wharf, among others, which house over 100,000 residents.

The new platform falls in line with the Dubai Paperless Strategy, a government initiative to make all government transactions paperless by December 2021.

As of January this year, six government entities were already 57 per cent paperless.

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