RDC - Chairman's Message

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.