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  • 2 Bedroom Apartment for Rent in Al Nahda (Dubai), Dubai - Hot Offer + One Month Free 2Bhk + Full Open View Balcony Only In 44k
    on 28th September 2023
    AED45,000
    Yearly
    Apartment
    22
    Area:1,200 sqft

    Hot Offer + One Month Free 2Bhk + Full Open View Balcony Only In 44k

    Al Noor Building 2, Al Nahda 2, Al Nahda (Dubai), Dubai
    Agent last visited this property on 28th September
    Creative Lines Real Estate
  • 1 Bedroom Flat for Rent in Al Nahda (Dubai), Dubai - Ready To  Move 1bhk Available For Family Rent Only 34999 Aed
    on 28th September 2023
    AED34,999
    Yearly
    Apartment
    11
    Area:750 sqft

    Ready To Move 1bhk Available For Family Rent Only 34999 Aed

    Al Noor Building 2, Al Nahda 2, Al Nahda (Dubai), Dubai
    Agent last visited this property on 28th September
    Creative Lines Real Estate
  • 2 Bedroom Flat for Rent in Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC), Dubai - Marina Views-Marble Floors-Stylish Interiors.
    on 28th September 2023
    AED135,000
    Yearly
    Apartment
    22
    Area:1,404 sqft

    Marina Views-Marble Floors-Stylish Interiors.

    Zaya Hameni, JVC District 15, Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC), Dubai
    Agent last visited this property on 28th September
    House and Hedges Real Estate
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment for Rent in Business Bay, Dubai - WhatsApp Image 2023-09-23 at 1.07. 18 AM (1). jpeg
    on 28th September 2023
    AED157,000
    Yearly
    Apartment
    23
    Area:1,332 sqft

    Private Jacuzzi | First Tenant | Burj and Canal View

    Binghatti Canal Building, Business Bay, Dubai
    Agent last visited this property on 28th September
    Comfy Homes Real Estate
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment for Rent in Dubai Creek Harbour, Dubai - Brand New | Low Floor | Dubai Creek View
    on 28th September 2023
    AED298,900
    Yearly
    Apartment
    22
    Area:1,095 sqft

    Brand New | Low Floor | Dubai Creek View

    Address Harbour Point, Dubai Creek Harbour, Dubai
    Agent last visited this property on 28th September
    KAYE & CO REAL ESTATE
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment for Rent in DIFC, Dubai - 2 Bed / Duplex / DIFC Views / Call Now
    on 28th September 2023
    AED240,000
    Yearly
    Apartment
    23
    Area:1,582 sqft

    2 Bed / Duplex / DIFC Views / Call Now

    Burj Daman, DIFC, Dubai
    Agent last visited this property on 28th September
    Dacha Real Estate
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment for Rent in Dubai Creek Harbour, Dubai - Multiple Unit Available | Brand New | Low Floor
    on 28th September 2023
    AED279,900
    Yearly
    Apartment
    22
    Area:1,095 sqft

    Multiple Unit Available | Brand New | Low Floor

    Address Harbour Point, Dubai Creek Harbour, Dubai
    Agent last visited this property on 28th September
    KAYE & CO REAL ESTATE
  • 1 Bedroom Apartment for Rent in Dubai Marina, Dubai - Fully furnished | Vacant | High floor
    on 28th September 2023
    History
    AED85,000
    Yearly
    Apartment
    12
    Area:836 sqft

    Fully furnished | Vacant | High floor

    Escan Marina Tower, Dubai Marina, Dubai
    Agent last visited this property on 28th September
    Betterhomes - Dubai Marina
  • Studio for Rent in Dubai Sports City, Dubai - Bright and Cozy | Tenanted | Investment Unit
    on 28th September 2023
    History
    AED40,000
    Yearly
    Apartment
    Studio1
    Area:434 sqft

    Bright and Cozy | Tenanted | Investment Unit

    Royal Residence 2, Royal Residence, Dubai Sports City, Dubai
    Agent last visited this property on 28th September
    AX CAPITAL Real Estate
  • 3 Bedroom Flat for Rent in Jumeirah, Dubai - LUXURIOUS 3BR+M | SEA VIEW | VACANT NOW
    on 28th September 2023
    AED370,000
    Yearly
    Apartment
    34
    Area:1,955 sqft

    LUXURIOUS 3BR+M | SEA VIEW | VACANT NOW

    La Cote Tower 5, La Cote, Port de La Mer, La Mer, Jumeirah, Dubai
    Agent last visited this property on 28th September
    White & Co Real Estate
  • Studio for Rent in Arjan, Dubai - High Floor l Well Maintained l Ready To Move In
    on 28th September 2023
    History
    AED38,000
    Yearly
    Apartment
    Studio1
    Area:392 sqft

    High Floor l Well Maintained l Ready To Move In

    Elz Residence, Arjan, Dubai
    Agent last visited this property on 28th September
    Vierra Property
  • 2 Bedroom Flat for Rent in Palm Jumeirah, Dubai - Fully Furnished I Vacant I Spacious
    on 28th September 2023
    AED210,000
    Yearly
    Apartment
    23
    Area:1,671 sqft

    Fully Furnished I Vacant I Spacious

    Al Das, Shoreline Apartments, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
    Agent last visited this property on 28th September
    D AND B Properties
  • 1 Bedroom Apartment for Rent in Dubai Marina, Dubai - Fully Upgraded | Brand New Furnitures | Study Room
    on 28th September 2023
    History
    AED140,000
    Yearly
    Apartment
    12
    Area:971 sqft

    Fully Upgraded | Brand New Furnitures | Study Room

    Al Majara 2, Al Majara, Dubai Marina, Dubai
    Agent last visited this property on 28th September
    Stage Properties
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment for Rent in Downtown Dubai, Dubai - 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT | PRIME LOCATION | 1 CHEQUE
    on 28th September 2023
    AED195,000
    Yearly
    Apartment
    22
    Area:1,021 sqft

    2 BEDROOM APARTMENT | PRIME LOCATION | 1 CHEQUE

    Burj Royale, Downtown Dubai, Dubai
    Agent last visited this property on 28th September
    fäm Properties - Branch 1
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment for Rent in Dubai Hills Estate, Dubai - Low Floor-Community View-Ready To Move In-Call Now
    on 28th September 2023
    History
    AED140,000
    Yearly
    Apartment
    22
    Area:956 sqft

    Low Floor-Community View-Ready To Move In-Call Now

    Park Heights 2, Park Heights, Dubai Hills Estate, Dubai
    Agent last visited this property on 28th September
    House and Hedges Real Estate
  • 1 Bedroom Flat for Rent in Dubai Marina, Dubai - Stunning Views | Lavishly Designed | Modern Art
    on 28th September 2023
    History
    AED115,000
    Yearly
    Apartment
    12
    Area:864 sqft

    Stunning Views | Lavishly Designed | Modern Art

    Princess Tower, Dubai Marina, Dubai
    Agent last visited this property on 28th September
    AX CAPITAL Real Estate
  • 1 Bedroom Apartment for Rent in Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC), Dubai - WhatsApp Image 2023-09-25 at 4.11. 34 PM (1). jpeg
    on 28th September 2023
    AED60,000
    Yearly
    Apartment
    12
    Area:870 sqft

    | 1 BHK UNFURNISHED | HOT SPOT | JUST PAY 60K |

    Venus 1, JVC District 12, Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC), Dubai
    Agent last visited this property on 28th September
    You & House Properties
  • 2 Bedroom Flat for Rent in Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC), Dubai - WhatsApp Image 2023-09-21 at 10.00. 47 AM (1). jpeg
    on 28th September 2023
    AED95,000
    Yearly
    Apartment
    23
    Area:1,600 sqft

    | STUNNING HUGE 2 BEDROOM | PRIVATE GARDEN | UNFURNISHED UNIT |

    Oxford Building, JVC District 14, Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC), Dubai
    Agent last visited this property on 28th September
    You & House Properties
  • 1 Bedroom Apartment for Rent in Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Dubai - Sea view | Upgraded | Furnished
    on 28th September 2023
    History
    AED125,000
    Yearly
    Apartment
    12
    Area:1,198 sqft

    Sea view | Upgraded | Furnished

    Bahar 1, Bahar, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Dubai
    Agent last visited this property on 28th September
    Betterhomes - Dubai Marina
  • 2 Bedroom Flat for Rent in Sobha Hartland, Dubai - BIGGEST LAYOUT || CHILLER FREE || BRAND NEW
    on 28th September 2023
    AED100,000
    Yearly
    Apartment
    22
    Area:932 sqft

    BIGGEST LAYOUT || CHILLER FREE || BRAND NEW

    Sobha Creek Vistas Reserve, Sobha Hartland, Dubai
    Agent last visited this property on 28th September
    Shark Real Estate
  • 2 Bedroom Flat for Rent in Downtown Dubai, Dubai - Best Price | Burj Khalifa View | Large Unit
    on 28th September 2023
    History
    AED170,000
    Yearly
    Apartment
    22
    Area:1,365 sqft

    Best Price | Burj Khalifa View | Large Unit

    The Residence 8, The Residences, Downtown Dubai, Dubai
    Agent last visited this property on 28th September
    AX CAPITAL Real Estate
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment for Rent in Business Bay, Dubai - Paramount Branded | Stunning Sea View | Fully Furnished
    on 28th September 2023
    AED170,000
    Yearly
    Apartment
    23
    Area:1,328 sqft

    Paramount Branded | Stunning Sea View | Fully Furnished

    Paramount Tower Hotel & Residences, Business Bay, Dubai
    Agent last visited this property on 28th September
    Property Home Real Estate
  • Studio for Rent in Dubai Production City (IMPZ), Dubai - Fully furnished | Canal View | With Balcony
    on 27th September 2023
    History
    AED33,999
    Yearly
    Apartment
    Studio1
    Area:500 sqft

    Fully furnished | Canal View | With Balcony

    Lago Vista C, Lago Vista, Dubai Production City (IMPZ), Dubai
    Agent last visited this property on 27th September
    A N B Realty Real Estate
  • 1 Bedroom Flat for Rent in Arjan, Dubai - WhatsApp Image 2023-09-25 at 12.22. 55 PM (4). jpeg
    on 27th September 2023
    AED60,000
    Yearly
    Apartment
    12
    Area:740 sqft

    Chiller Free | Vacant and Move In Ready | Call Now

    Burj Al khair, Arjan, Dubai
    Agent last visited this property on 27th September
    AZCO - Arjan
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More about Apartments for Rent in Dubai

Dubai is a fast-paced cosmopolitan city with some of the most sophisticated addresses in the world. Dubai’s real estate industry is known to be one of the most affordable prime real estate markets globally, where investors and residents have the unique opportunity to live on the world’s largest man-made island, Palm Jumeirah, in the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa and in one of the many skyscrapers which make up the community of Dubai Marina. Dubai also has a traditional side which was the original centre of the city, made up of areas such as Deira, Bur Dubai, Al Satwa and Al Qusais. These areas are known for their cultural significance and generally house affordable apartments for rent in Dubai. 

There is no shortage of rental units for those looking to make Dubai their home. Tenants can choose from one of the Dubai apartments for rent or live in one of the many villa communities around town. Location is one of the main deciding factors when it comes to renting or investing in the emirate. Most of the luxury residences offer private beach access, stunning sea views and are located along the coastline in bustling neighbourhoods such as Dubai Marina, Palm Jumeirah and Jumeirah. Whatever your preference, you can find many different apartments in Dubai from affordable flats to sea-view penthouses, serviced hotel apartments and duplex flats for rent in Dubai.

Types of Apartments in Dubai 

Flats for rent in Dubai come in many different sizes with options ranging from affordable, luxury, furnished, unfurnished and serviced flats. Tenants can choose to rent flats in Dubai on a monthly or yearly basis. Tenants looking for apartments for rent in Dubai can also choose from various units depending on their budget and space requirements. Most apartment buildings in Dubai provide amenities such as reserved parking, shared swimming pool, a kid’s play area and a gym. Many of the apartments for rent in Dubai also include a maid’s room, a laundry room and a balcony. Those looking to rent an apartment in Dubai can choose from studio, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom flats. 

Some other apartments in Dubai include duplex/triplex units, which have two or three floors, similar to a townhouse but with the benefits and convenience of an apartment. There are also hotel apartments, commonly referred to as serviced apartments in Dubai, where generally, all of the bills are covered in the rental price and the tenant will not have any extra expenses. For hotel/serviced apartments in Dubai, the rental price is generally higher due to this factor. Most serviced apartments in Dubai also offer housekeeping services and access to other amenities. Some buildings in Dubai are also pet-friendly, but you would need to check with your landlord/real estate agency prior to signing the tenancy agreement. 

Popular Areas to Rent Apartments in Dubai

Dubai is known for its high-rise lifestyle, it has over 542,000 apartment units in the city, as per the housing units report of 2019 published by the Dubai Statistics Centre. Those looking for luxury properties in highly sought after areas can consider living in Dubai Marina, Downtown Dubai, Business Bay and Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT). These areas are known for their range of high-end properties and are also well-connected to public transportation options such as the Dubai Metro. Popular affordable communities when it comes to renting a flat in Dubai include Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC), Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), International City and Al Nahda. 

Rental Trends for Flats in Dubai 

Rental prices for apartments in Dubai start from AED 15k for a studio in neighbourhoods like International City and Deira. 1-bedroom apartments in Dubai can be rented for AED 21k in areas like Al Nahda and Dubai South. If you’re looking to live in Downtown Dubai and Palm Jumeirah then the prices for a 1 BHK for rent starts from AED 45k and AED 65k, respectively. Rental prices for 2-bedroom apartments in Dubai range from AED 30k to AED 525k. The higher-priced properties are found in exclusive neighbourhoods such as Business Bay, Downtown Dubai and Jumeirah. 3-bed units are priced upwards of AED 45k in the Al Qusais and Jebel Ali communities. The average prices for renting a 3-bed flat in JLT is AED 121k and it is AED 137k in Business Bay. 4-bed units can be found for AED 65k in Deira and go up to AED 800k yearly in Downtown Dubai. Finding a 5-bedroom apartment in Dubai is not that common and prices start from AED 150k in communities such as Dubai Sports City, Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT) and Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR)

How to Rent an Apartment in Dubai? 

When you are looking to rent a flat in Dubai the first step is to start your property search online. Using Bayut to search for your next home and to connect with the relevant real estate agents who have listed their properties is a simple process. Once you’ve selected a property the next step is to negotiate and sign a tenancy contract. The rent is paid in a number of post-dated cheques and it is common for landlords to ask for one to four cheques, annually. 

Costs Associated with Renting an Apartment in Dubai 

Apart from the annual/monthly price for an apartment for rent in Dubai, there are a few other costs associated with renting an apartment in Dubai. When renting a property through a real estate agent/agency you will have to pay an agency commission, this can range anywhere from 2% to 5% of the annual rent and is calculated by the agency you are using. If you would want to avoid this then you would have to rent an apartment directly from the owner. 

Most tenants moving to apartments in Dubai need to pay a security deposit. The security deposit for an apartment in Dubai usually ranges from 5% to 10% of the annual rent. Your landlord decides this amount and it is refundable upon vacating the property. A certain amount could be deducted based on the condition of the property when vacating the premises.  

When signing the tenancy agreement, the tenant or the landlord will also need to register for an Ejari. Ejari is a government-run initiative by the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) to regulate tenancy contracts in Dubai. Prices for rent in Dubai are also regulated by the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) using the Ejari system. The Ejari tenancy contract creates a transparent legally binding contract between the tenant and landlord. Each Ejari also comes with a unique Ejari number which is mandatory in order to get connections set up for electricity, water, internet, phone and gas services. The Ejari registration/renewal fee is AED 215 + 5% VAT. 

When moving to an apartment in Dubai you will need to set up the electricity and water connection yourself once you have the Ejari number. The government service provider for this is Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). To set up the DEWA connection for apartments, there is an AED 2k refundable deposit for this and an additional non-refundable AED 110 connection fee. If you are not renting a serviced apartment then you will also need to pay the monthly utility bill for the water and electricity consumption. This DEWA bill also comes with a housing fee which is calculated by the Dubai Municipality based on your tenancy contract. In your monthly DEWA bill, Dubai apartments for rent are also subject to a housing fee which is calculated as 5% of your annual rent divided into 12 parts, which needs to be paid monthly. The housing fee is automatically added to your monthly DEWA bill and is calculated based on your Ejari.

Another charge is chiller fees or district cooling fees. Many buildings offer chiller-free apartments for rent in Dubai where the tenant does not have to pay the chiller/district cooling charges. These charges are for the cooling/air-conditioning of the flat and vary from the different providers and size of the property, it is separate from your DEWA bill. The two main district cooling providers are Emicool and Empower. Some buildings also have DEWA as the chiller supplier, so the chiller charge is included as part of the DEWA bill. This is slightly less expensive compared to district cooling as there is no demand charge. A demand charge is only found in district cooling, it is a fixed price for use of the services, as the consumption charge is separate, it is billed annually and paid monthly.