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  • 2 Bedroom Flat for Rent in Business Bay, Dubai - Living Room With Kitchen. jpg
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    AED4,199
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    Apartment
    23
    Area:1,464 sqft

    Chic City Living: Unwind in Style with our 2-Bedroom Oasis in Business Bay – Your Balcony Retreat Awaits!"

    Vezul Tower, Business Bay, Dubai
    Property authenticity was validated on 17th of October
    Trinity Holiday Homes
  • 2 Bedroom Flat for Rent in Downtown Dubai, Dubai - DSC00542 copy. jpg
    AED6,300
    Weekly
    Apartment
    22
    Area:1,074 sqft

    Fully Furnished 2-Bed Top Floor Apartment

    Burj Crown, Downtown Dubai, Dubai
    Home Square Vacation Homes
  • 1 Bedroom Flat for Rent in Downtown Dubai, Dubai - DSC09382. jpg
    AED4,000
    Weekly
    Apartment
    11
    Area:585 sqft

    Fully Furnished 1 Bed Apartment at Top Floor with City Views

    Burj Crown, Downtown Dubai, Dubai
    Home Square Vacation Homes
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment for Rent in Downtown Dubai, Dubai - IMG_7453. jpg
    AED6,300
    Weekly
    Apartment
    22
    Area:1,004 sqft

    Modern 2 Bedroom Apartment with City Views

    Forte 1, Forte, Downtown Dubai, Dubai
    Home Square Vacation Homes
  • 1 Bedroom Apartment for Rent in Downtown Dubai, Dubai - DSC00360 copy. jpg
    AED4,000
    Weekly
    Apartment
    11
    Area:615 sqft

    Modern 1-Bed Apartment with City Views

    Forte 2, Forte, Downtown Dubai, Dubai
    Home Square Vacation Homes
  • Studio for Rent in Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), Dubai - Studio. jpg
    AED1,750
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    Apartment
    Studio1
    Area:526 sqft

    Book your Studio Weekly | Equipped Kitc | Dubai Silicon Oasis

    Oasis High Park, Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), Dubai
    Soft Silk Vacation Homes
  • 1 Bedroom Flat for Rent in Al Furjan, Dubai - Living Room_3. jpg
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    AED3,149
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    Apartment
    12
    Area:878 sqft

    "Discover Tranquil Living: Stylish 1BHK Apartment in the Heart of Al Furjan, Discovery Gardens"

    Samia Azizi, Al Furjan, Dubai
    Property authenticity was validated on 25th of October
    Trinity Holiday Homes
  • Studio for Rent in DIFC, Dubai - DSC00048-Edit. jpg
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    AED3,500
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    Studio1
    Area:555 sqft

    Chic Urban Living:Studio Apartment with Mesmerizing Views in DIFC!"

    Sky Gardens DIFC, DIFC, Dubai
    Property authenticity was validated on 10th of January
    Trinity Holiday Homes
  • Studio for Rent in Business Bay, Dubai - WhatsApp Image 2023-10-06 at 2.46. 01 PM (1). jpeg
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    AED2,495
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    Studio1
    Area:570 sqft

    Spacious Apt with Extra Bed I Near Dubai Mall

    AG Tower, Business Bay, Dubai
    Property authenticity was validated on 8th of April
    Mi Casa Holiday Homes
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment for Rent in Dubai Marina, Dubai - Weekly l Spacious Marina Two Bedroom
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    AED6,000
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    Apartment
    23
    Area:1,269 sqft

    Weekly l Spacious Marina Two Bedroom

    Marina Tower, Dubai Marina, Dubai
    Property authenticity was validated on 11th of July
    Tanin Holiday Homes
  • 2 Bedroom Flat for Rent in Bluewaters Island, Dubai - 2. jpg
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    AED14,000
    Weekly
    Apartment
    23
    Area:1,605 sqft

    Ain Dubai View I Bluewaters I 2 Bedroom

    Apartment Building 8, Bluewaters Residences, Bluewaters Island, Dubai
    Property authenticity was validated on 26th of February
    Capital One Holiday Homes
  • 1 Bedroom Apartment for Rent in Downtown Dubai, Dubai - "Chic Urban Living: 1-Bed Oasis with Balcony in the Heart of Downtown Dubai!"
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    AED3,499
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    11
    Area:900 sqft

    "Chic Urban Living: 1-Bed Oasis with Balcony in the Heart of Downtown Dubai!"

    Standpoint Tower 1, Standpoint Towers, Downtown Dubai, Dubai
    Property authenticity was validated on 19th of July
    Trinity Holiday Homes
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment for Rent in Dubai Marina, Dubai - Weekly Promotion- Two Bedroom Standard - Taxes Included
    AED5,000
    Weekly
    Apartment
    23
    Area:1,350 sqft

    Weekly Promotion- Two Bedroom Standard - Taxes Included

    Barcelo Residences, Dubai Marina, Dubai
    Barceló Residences Marina
  • 2 Bedroom Flat for Rent in Dubai Hills Estate, Dubai - DSC04775-HDR. JPG
    AED6,000
    Weekly
    Apartment
    21
    Area:750 sqft

    Exclusive Furnished 2BR in Damac Hills Estate

    Collective 2.0 Tower B, Collective 2.0, Dubai Hills Estate, Dubai
    18 Bricks Holiday Homes
  • 2 Bedroom Flat for Rent in Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai - Living room
    AED4,899
    Weekly
    Apartment
    22
    Area:1,297 sqft

    Ready To Move Deal ! 2BR Apt @21st Century Tower ( DIFC ) ! Wifi, Bills and Parking Space ! All Bills Included

    21st Century Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
    Trinity Holiday Homes
  • 1 Bedroom Apartment for Rent in Business Bay, Dubai - WhatsApp Image 2023-11-24 at 11.20. 23. jpeg
    AED4,400
    Weekly
    Apartment
    11
    Area:941 sqft

    Stunning 1 BDR Apartment in DAMAC Towers by Paramount (A)

    DAMAC Towers by Paramount Hotels and Resorts, Business Bay, Dubai
    Immo De Luxe Vacation Homes Rental
  • 4 Bedroom Flat for Rent in Dubai Marina, Dubai - Panoramic Views | Luxurious Retreat| Duplex
    AED14,000
    Weekly
    Apartment
    44
    Area:6,010 sqft

    Panoramic Views | Luxurious Retreat| Duplex

    Al Murjan Tower, Dubai Marina Towers, Dubai Marina, Dubai
    Raine & Horne Holiday Homes
  • Studio for Rent in Discovery Gardens, Dubai - IMG_5908_1. jpg
    on 2nd of March 2024
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    AED2,200
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    Studio1
    Area:484 sqft

    Bright and close to metro Studio

    Building 202, Mogul, Discovery Gardens, Dubai
    Agent last visited this property on 2nd of March
    Vitamin Vacation Homes Rental
  • 2 Bedroom Flat for Rent in Dubai Marina, Dubai - x_18. jpg
    on 29th of February 2024
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    AED5,500
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    Apartment
    22
    Area:962 sqft

    Marina Walk 2BR Marina View Apartment

    Marina View Tower A, Marina View Tower, Dubai Marina, Dubai
    Agent last visited this property on 29th of February
    Vitamin Vacation Homes Rental
  • 1 Bedroom Apartment for Rent in Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC), Dubai - 1. jpg
    on 26th of February 2024
    AED3,500
    Weekly
    Apartment
    12
    Area:876 sqft

    Luxurious I Fully Furnished 1BR I Eleganz

    Eleganz by Danube, JVC District 14, Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC), Dubai
    Agent last visited this property on 26th of February
    Capital One Holiday Homes
  • 1 Bedroom Flat for Rent in Downtown Dubai, Dubai - DSC08876. jpg
    on 16th of February 2024
    AED5,555
    Weekly
    Apartment
    12
    Area:880 sqft

    Stunning Burj Khalifa fountain view walk Dubaimall

    Burj Vista 1, Burj Vista, Downtown Dubai, Dubai
    Agent last visited this property on 16th of February
    Vacay Lettings Vacation Homes
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment for Rent in Dubai Marina, Dubai - living. jpg
    on 1st of February 2024
    AED7,500
    Weekly
    Apartment
    22
    Area:1,232 sqft

    HIGH FLOOR II FULLY FURNISHED II HOTEL AMENITIES

    Vida Residences Dubai Marina, Dubai Marina, Dubai
    Agent last visited this property on 1st of February
    Vitamin Vacation Homes Rental
  • 2 Bedroom Flat for Rent in Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Dubai - Cozy Full Sea View High Floor Apartment
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    AED5,900
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    Apartment
    23
    Area:1,399 sqft

    Cozy Full Sea View High Floor Apartment

    Shams 1, Shams, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Dubai
    Property authenticity was validated on 29th of August
    Skyloft Vacation Homes
  • Studio for Rent in Business Bay, Dubai - Unique and Stylish | Spacious | Bright | Studio
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    AED2,499
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    Apartment
    Studio1
    Area:443 sqft

    Unique and Stylish | Spacious | Bright | Studio

    AG Tower, Business Bay, Dubai
    Property authenticity was validated on 18th of October
    Think Realty Holiday Homes
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All You Need to Know About Apartments for Rent in Dubai

On Bayut, you can explore more than 50,000 rental listings for apartments in Dubai. Use the filters to find the most suitable apartments in your preferred price range and sq. ft. size, listed by your preferred agent or agency.

When looking for apartments for rent in Dubai, you can opt for waterfront units with views of the ocean in areas like Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Creek Harbour, Bluewaters Island, Port de La Mer and Dubai Marina. Those who prefer skyscraper surroundings, can find excellent options in Business Bay and Downtown Dubai, with the latter also offering views of the iconic Burj Khalifa.

Apartments for rent in Dubai are available in both furnished and unfurnished variants. You can find these properties across the emirate, in high-rise towers or low-rise buildings, depending on the location. Floorplans for apartments in Dubai usually span between studio and 3-bed configurations. Some areas also offer larger 4-bedroom apartments for rent in Dubai. 

You can find a huge variety of apartment units in Dubai, available in popular locations, as per our Q3 2023 Rental Market Report, like:

Dubai Marina
Jumeirah Village Circle
Business Bay
Downtown Dubai
Dubai Sports City

Rental Trends for Apartments in Dubai

As per transactional data sourced from the Dubai Land Department (DLD), more than 35k rental transactions with a collective value of AED 2.2 billion were recorded in Sep-2023. Currently, the average advertised rental price for apartments in Dubai stands at AED 129k.

However, the rent price of each apartment can vary based on several factors including the unit’s size, location, view, condition and furnishing.

Studios with an average covered area of 461 sq. ft. for AED 46k
1-bedroom flats with an average covered area of 851 sq. ft. for AED 78k
2-bedroom flats with an average covered area of 2,321 sq. ft. for AED 128k
3-bedroom flats with an average covered area of 1,958 sq. ft. for AED 210k

Renting a Luxury Apartment in Dubai

Those looking for luxury apartment rentals in Dubai, can find ample listings in areas like Dubai Marina, Business Bay and Downtown Dubai.
On average, 1-bed apartment rental in Dubai Marina costs around AED 108k, whereas the 2-bed and 3-bed flats are priced around AED 164k and AED 257k, respectively. Over the last 6 months, the average rents for apartments in Dubai Marina have increased by 7.6%. For renting apartments in Business Bay, prospective tenants can expect to pay around AED 93k for 1-bed, AED 144k for 2-bed and AED 208k for 3-bed units.

Renting an Affordable Apartment in Dubai

Alternatively, areas like Bur Dubai and Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC) offer a host of options for affordable apartment rentals in Dubai.
A studio apartment for rent in JVC on average, costs AED 45k. The 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments in JVC can be rented for around AED 67k and AED 95k, respectively. The advertised prices for rental apartments in Bur Dubai average at AED 38k for studios, AED 59k for 1-bed and AED 79k for 2-bed apartments.

Types of Apartments available to Rent in Dubai

Apartments for rent in Dubai are available in various configurations, for short-term and long-term rentals. Rental prices for each of these apartment types vary, based on its location, building, size, condition, furnishings and views.

Furnished Apartments For Rent in Dubai

Explore the listings on Bayut for furnished apartments available for rent in Dubai. These ready-to-move-in apartments are available across the emirate, for an average annual rent of: 

AED 52k for studio
AED 96k for 1-bed flat
AED 174k for 2-bed flat
AED 282k for 3-bed flat

Unfurnished Apartments For Rent in Dubai

Those in search of unfurnished apartments for rent in Dubai can find ample listings on Bayut. These apartments allow you greater freedom when it comes to decorating your dream home. On average, renting an unfurnished apartment in Dubai can cost around:

AED 40k for studio
AED 71k for 1-bed flat
AED 112k for 2-bed flat
AED 187k for 3-bed flat

Short-term vs Long-term Apartment Rental in Dubai

Apartments for rent are available for both short-term and long-term stays. Long-term apartment rentals usually involve a one-year contract, registered via Ejari. Long-term apartment rent contracts provide lesser flexibility compared to short-term rentals. Those opting for a long-term contract, need to provide advanced cheques for rent payment, before the contract is finalised. You can find both furnished and unfurnished properties for annual rental in Dubai.

On the flip side, short-term rentals offer greater convenience and flexibility. Operating on the pay as you stay concept, these apartments come usually furnished and ready to move in. Short-term apartment rentals do not require a formal contract or cheques submitted in advance. In most cases, short-term apartment rentals offer an all-inclusive deal, wherein tenants only have to pay a monthly amount that includes their rent, utility bills and Wi-Fi charges - no separate payments are required.

Iconic Buildings to Rent Apartments in Dubai

Dubai is known for it’s iconic skyline and some of the prominent buildings that make up this skyline, offer excellent apartments for rent in the emirate. Some of these include: 

  • Burj Khalifa - the tallest building in the world, rising 2,716.5 ft. above ground level
  • Cayan Tower - the unique helix-shaped twisted tower, which is a visual master piece 
  • Princess Tower - one of the tallest residential towers in the world
  • The Opus - designed by the late Zaha Hadid and sporting a hollow centre, this is easily one of the most unique residential buildings in Dubai

FAQs

Are there any good locations in Dubai to rent apartments?

Whether you're someone moving to Dubai, or already living here, some of the most prominent locations you can consider to rent apartements include:

Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC)
Al Nahda (Dubai)
Bur Dubai
Dubai Marina
Deira
Business Bay

What are some of the new areas to rent apartments in Dubai?

There are a number of new areas offering apartments for rent in Dubai. You can explore the available options in:

Dubai Hills Estate
Dubai Creek Harbour
Meydan City
Sobha Hartland
Al Furjan
Al Jaddaf

What is the average rental price for apartments in Dubai?

The rental prices for apartments in Dubai listed on Bayut, vary based on the apartment type, size and the community. On average, for a rental apartment in Dubai you can expect to pay:

Studio: AED 46k
1-bed: AED 78k
2-bed: AED 128k
3-bed: AED 210k

Which areas with rental apartments in Dubai have schools nearby?

For your children’s educational needs, you can explore these areas with schools to rent an apartment in Dubai:

Mirdif
Al Barsha
Al Quoz
Al Garhoud
Deira
Muhaisnah
Bur Dubai

Which areas in Dubai have rental apartments with hospitals nearby?

If you are looking for apartments for rent in Dubai with hospitals nearby, these are some of the areas that can work for you:

Al Nahda
Deira
Bur Dubai
Al Garhoud
Dubai Healthcare City
Al Barsha
Arjan

Which areas are best for renting apartments in Dubai near a metro station?

The best areas to rent apartments near a metro station include, but are not limited to:

Bur Dubai
Al Barsha
Deira
Dubai Marina
Barsha Heights
Al Furjan
Jumeirah Lake Towers
DIFC

How can I rent an apartment in Dubai?

The process to rent an apartment in Dubai is simple.

  • Find your desired rental properties from the apartment listings on Bayut. 
  • Reach out to the real estate agent(s) and schedule the viewings.
  • Once you finalise the apartment you want to rent, reserve it by paying your security deposit.
  • You will also need to submit the post-dated rent cheque(s) and the agent commission.
  • The real estate agent will then proceed to prepare the rental contract and register your Ejari.
  • Once the Ejari is registered, you can obtain the property keys and the move in permit for your new home.

What documents do I need to rent an apartment in Dubai?

To rent an apartment in Dubai, you need the following documents:

  • Emirates ID
  • Residence visa
  • Signed post-dated cheques
  • Rental contract/Ejari