Documents of the property register
which are electronically saved;
have the same evidential value of
the original documents.
All property transactions and deals
that result in giving, moving, changing
or removing property rights, must
be registered with the property
register. And so must all the final
rulings that prove such dealings,
which are not considered valid until
they are registered.
To undertake transferring any property
rights is limited to the contractor’s
commitment to the guarantee if he
defaulted on his contractual duties
whether compensation was stipulated
in the undertaking or not. FEATURES
The inheritance notification must
be registered with the property
register, in case heirs have property
rights within their inheritance.
And, no dealings will be admitted
The department has the authority
to look into applications submitted
by owners of unregistered lands
seeking to settle their legal status.
The department can correct purely
financial errors in the property
register upon a request by applicants
or on its own, with informing concerned
The department coordinates updating
property data with parties concerned.
The registration of property areas
and units at the property register
must be based on typographic, property
unit and property area maps. It
also reads that each property area
must have an independent map, manifesting
all property units in the area and
property unit must also have a separate
map, showing its location, boundaries,
length, area and buildings, and
the numbers of neighboring units.
law also stipulates that any amendment
to the property unit, whether by
dividing or merging units must be
registered with the property register.
department issues ownership certificates
regarding property rights, which
are considered ultimate evidence
to prove property rights.
above-mentioned certificates must
include any terms, conditions, undertakings
or any other commitments.
provisions of federal civil transactions
law No.5 of 1985 and its amendments
are still valid in the cases not
stipulated by this law.
agreement or deal concluded in violation
of this law is invalid. Any person,
department or public prosecution
has the right to contest such a
law abrogates the provisions of
the decree concerning legal and
penal suites related to land transactions
in Dubai; dated November 6, 1997
Chairman of the department issues
the necessary regulations and rules
to put this law into effect.
law shall be published in the official
gazette, and is to be taken into
force from the date of its issuance.
The Department shall issue title
deeds of Real Property Rights in
accordance with the current records
in the Real Property Register.
Subject to the provisions of any
other law, a multi floor or apartment
real property shall be considered
as a single Real Property Unit and
a folio shall be designated thereto
in the Real Property Register. Supplementary
folios in the names of the owners
of such apartments and floors and
common areas shall be added to the
(1) Title deeds referred to under
Article 22 of this Law shall have
absolute power of evidence to establish
Real Property Rights.
Any conditions, undertakings, encumbrances
or any other liabilities related
to Real Property Rights shall be
stated in the designated folio of
the Real Property Unit.
(1)Any agreement or disposal made
in violation to the provisions of
this law or with the intent to circumvent
its provision shall be null and
Gives any interested third party,
the Land Department and the Public
Prosecution he right to request
the court to declare such a transaction
void. This is aimed at so called
Law specifically repeals a Decree
dated 6th November 1977. That 1977
Decree prevented any property-related
disputes from being filed at court
unless the case was referred to
it by the Land Department. Now that
Decree has been repealed, any aggrieved
party can now file a claim direct
with the Dubai courts or implement
any agreed arbitration process.