How do Short-Term Rentals in Dubai Work?
Unlike long-term rentals, short-term rental contracts do not have to be registered in the Ejari system. Instead, short-term rentals are regulated by Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).
Thus, properties that are to be rented out on a short-term basis require a permit from the DTCM before being leased to tenants. Homeowners in Dubai, who want a permit for a short-term rental property, can either register themselves as an individual operator on the DTCM website or employ the services of licensed operators, who will take care of the process for them.
It’s important to note that tenants can also sub-lease their property on a short-term basis, provided that they have a no-objection certificate from the owner of the property.