Dubai Land Department (DLD)

The Dubai Land Department (DLD) is the Dubai Government entity responsible for the registration, organization, and promotion of real-estate investments in Dubai. The department aims to provide an attractive environment for investment by implementing international standards across the real estate sector, particularly in terms of land registration procedures. DLD’s responsibilities also include improving the sector’s monitoring and control functions, overseeing and developing its leasing regulations, and encouraging investment through the establishment of an effective enabling environment. The department’s vision is to position Dubai as the world’s premier real estate destination and as a byword for innovation, trust, and happiness.


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Registration for land, developers, projects, buildings, freehold units, offices & brokers

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DLD licences for relevant professions, including real estate developers and brokers

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Data from the records and archives kept by the DLD

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All real estate transactions: sales, mortgage, inheritance, merge, separation and sub-separation

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All valuations performed by the DLD for customer requests or transaction registration

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