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“The fact that women continue to trail men in formal labour force participation, access to credit, entrepreneurship rates, and in the income they generate is not only not fair, it is also not smart economics”

-Mr Robert Zoellick, President The World Bank

AIWF Conference, Washington DC, USA , June 2008

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Dubai Land Department

Dubai Land Department (DLD) provides outstanding services to all its customers. DLD is active in the development of the necessary legislation to propel the real estate sector in Dubai, along with organising and promoting real estate investment, and the distribution of knowledge. DLD elevates the sector with aid from active departments that include Real Estate Regulatory Agency, the regulatory arm, Real Estate Investment Management & Promotion Center, the investment arm, Dubai Real Estate Institute, the educational arm. The department mainly launched the "Investment Map" and the "E-mart" the smart property market place. DLD ranked the Fourth in the World and First in the Arab World for property registration by World Bank’s Doing Business Index for the past few years.

Dubai Land Department (DLD) was established in 1960 by an order from HH Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the late ruler of Dubai, in order to safeguard the property rights of Dubai. Falling under the umbrella of the Dubai Executive Council, DLD continued to strive to provide a comprehensive range of real estate services, most notably responsibility of overlooking sales transactions, regulations and registration of all transactions. 

With the establishment of the Land Department, the subsequent growth of one of the most important real estate hubs in the Middle East and the world emerged, giving birth to the brilliant boom of the sector. 

Dubai Land Department seeks to become a beacon for real estate in the region and the world, with developments that will elevate the sector with aid from active departments that include Real Estate Regulation, the regulatory arm, Real Estate Investment Management & Promotion Center, the investment arm, Dubai Real Estate Institute, the educational arm. 

In 2013, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued Law No. (7) for 2013 defines the Dubai Land Department’s objectives as the government entity responsible for registration and organization and promotion of real-estate investment in Dubai. The Law aims to provide attractive environment for investment by implementing international standards. Additionally, the Law describes the Department’s specializations, tasks and competencies to support the sector’s development efforts. 

Pursuant to Law No (7) for 2013, the Dubai Land Department work to achieve the objectives of the Dubai Government’s strategy in the real-estate sector and keep pace with the latest international systems and practices in the real-estate registration within the framework of strategic objectives which include planning and developing an integrated strategy to enhance real-estate industry in Dubai, boost control and monitoring competency, overseeing and developing real-estate renting sector, developing registration systems and encourage investments by establishing convent environments to promote the role of real-estate in the Dubai’s comprehensive development plan.


Vision & Mission: 

Dubai Land Department’s vision focus on making Dubai a global real estate leader in attracting investments. From this ambitious vision; DLD’s operations and activities focus on providing the best real estate environment in line with the highest international real estate standards, in order to ensure the rights of all parties in the market and contributing to the sustainable development of the various segments of society. During the course of their work over the past fifty years, DLD succeeded in achieving a lot of concrete accomplishments on the ground, referring to the formulation and issuing of clear and transparent laws and regulations, in addition to providing premium real estate services to attract investments using modern technologies. 

Our Vision: To be a global real estate leader in attracting investments. 

Our Mission: To create a real estate environment that applies best international practices to guarantee the rights of all stakeholders, and to contribute to the development of society by:

  •           •      Developing and applying clear and transparent real estate regulations
  •           •      Providing distinctive and efficient real estate services that help attract investment
  •           •      Increasing real estate knowledge