Management’s Message
Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum

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 Maktoum who established the Government of Dubai Land Department (DLD) on 23 January 1960. The DLD 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 DLD, 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 DLD 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 DLD 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

Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum
Chairman - Dubai Land Department

His Excellency Eng. Marwan bin Ghalita

In line with Dubai Land Department’s strategic vision, which aims to achieve The World leadership in real estate investment; we are committed to empowering the real estate community in the emirate with proactive and seamless real estate services by building effective partnerships and enhancing the leading digital infrastructure.

Our values, including a highly skilled, principled and people-centric team committed to success, are key tools in our journey to build a pioneering real estate model that ensures effective governance of the real estate sector, providing an innovative real estate environment leading to the establishment of a globally recognised real estate eco-system based on excellence and sustainability. This aligns with the ongoing transformation in Dubai, to position the emirate as the happiest city in the world and the preferred place to live, work, and invest in line with the wise vision and ambitious initiatives of our leadership aimed at shaping a bright future for the emirate across all levels.

We will employ all our available resources and exert every effort to provide exceptional and proactive support and services to DLD’s customers in the real estate market with the highest levels of professionalism and expertise based on legislation and integrated data, ensuring rights, fortifying trust, and promoting transparency.


His Excellency Eng. Marwan bin Ghalita
Director General of Dubai Land Department

Abdulqader Mousa Mohammed

Rental Disputes Center is the prime settlement option instituted by the Government of Dubai to regulate the relationship between landlords and tenants, particularly in the event of any disagreement between them requiring the Center’s approach, in the interests of parties and the Emirate alike. Rental Disputes Center was established by the Decree No. 26 of 2013 issued by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The law has given the Center jurisdiction to hear rental disputes highly professionally and transparently to ensure the standards of justice according to the processes and procedures adopted therein, through First Instance and Appellate Circuits, formed from experienced and efficient judges and members in the Emirate.

Before forwarding to the First Instance Circuits, the claims are heard by conciliation department with an objective of finding alternative and quick resolutions to reconcile the parties, thus fulfilling the vision of Dubai Government in bringing about alternative solutions to rental disputes.

The Center also includes a number of departments and offices including Department of Central Support that undertakes case registration, subpoena, and legal support to litigants in addition to Department of Conciliation making peace among disputants, and Department of Law Enforcement that implements all judgments of evictions and financial claims. In Rental Disputes Center we deal with all disputes and issues fully fairly without any bias or discrimination, and the decisions of circuits are executable.

Our goal is to delight our customers both internal and external alike in compatible with Smart Government through all our dealings.

May Allah guide us to serve our homeland, and its citizens and expatriates upholding the principles of speed, accuracy, integrity and fairness in the processing of all cases and landlord-tenant issues to help regulate the real estate market in line with the trends and aspirations of the government.