Dubai is the most expensive real estate market in the world, and it is also one of the most competitive. This section will teach you how to become a real estate agent in Dubai.
This section will teach you how to become a real estate agent in Dubai. It will help you understand what it takes to be successful as an agent and what are the key factors that influence your success as an agent. We recommend you to visit the official website of the Government of UAE where you can find all the information and documents to make your dream true
Important! You must be at least 21 years old to become a qualified real estate agent in the UAE.
You must obtain residency if you are a foreigner
The first step to becoming a real estate agent in Dubai is to obtain a residency permit.
Non-residents need to have a valid residency visa to apply for a job as a real estate agent in Dubai. You can either get them with a Dubai work visa or a residence visa sponsored by a spouse who is working in Dubai.
Getting the DREI certificate
Once you have your visa, the next step to becoming a real estate agent in Dubai is to take the Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI) training course. This is a four-day course that aims to provide basic knowledge of the real estate sector in the country such as laws, ethics and other important topics.
The course is approved by the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA),
Getting the RERA licence
After completing the four days of training, you will have to sit for a written RERA exam. For graduates, the exam fee is AED 3,200, while applicants without a degree have to pay AED 6,300.
Obtaining a real estate agent’s license of UAE
Once you have passed the exam, you will be able to obtain a real estate agent’s licence to work in Dubai. An additional requirement for obtaining an agent’s licence is a certificate of good conduct.
Once you meet these requirements, the Department of Economy will issue you with your real estate agent’s licence.