Praise be to Allah who made this country a land of abundant goods and decent living, and blessed it with faithful rulers and leaders who work relentlessly for the best of their people.
It was the wisdom and foresightedness of its leaders and its hardworking and dedicated people that allowed Dubai to reach this advanced level of development and progress that far exceeds the progress of other countries.
This superiority was a normal result of strenuous efforts, tireless hard work, holistic planning and continuous improvement under a wise and conscious leadership that devoted itself to providing all the chances for the advancement of the emirate by establishing of professional and specialized departments and institutions that work as one team in order to achieve its goal.
This dedication opened doors for the emirate to reach the unprecedented levels of success and maintain a well-deserved leading position.
The journey began at a fast pace and with confident steps by the late Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al m who established the Government of Dubai Land Department (LD) on 23 January 1960. The LD heralded the birth of the most important real estate market in the Middle East and perhaps the world.
A well-planned program was drawn then for LD, which was ahead of its time and promised a bright real estate future.
After fifty years of work under the umbrella of the Land Department and the succession of generations, the descendants of the first generation who worked hard for the advancement of this country by conquering challenge after challenge, continue to build an integrated system for LD to serve the emirate and its development projects and keep pace with growing needs and the demands of its people.
The development has become inherent in all our transactions and services as LD successfully registers all transaction and deals in the emirate by adopting a constant development approach for all its services.
The Dubai Land Department’s mission surpassed regular registration and issuance of title deeds to offering a comprehensive experience for its customers. It now bears the full responsibility for the registration of transfers of ownership and responsibility to develop the necessary legislation on a large scale to ensure the organization of Dubai real estate market and regulate it along with catalyzing the investment drive.
The Dubai Land Department also takes the role of spreading real estate knowledge and promoting the culture of conducting sound business to the highest internationally-recognized standards.
HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren
Director General of Dubai Land Department