Dubai’s DLD & DDA seal agreement to stabilize region’s real estate sector

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Officials at MoU signing

Dubai Land Department (DLD) and the Dubai Development Authority (DDA) have struck into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation and coordination between the two organizations.

The aim of this agreement is to align their efforts towards realizing Dubai’s vision and strategy and promote the public interest. By expanding the range of collaborative initiatives, both parties aim to contribute to the growth and stability of the real estate sector in Dubai.

Mr. Majid Al Marri, CEO of the Real Estate Registration sector at DLD, and Mr. Bader Al Gergawi, Deputy Director-General of Urban Planning and Development at the DDA, witnessed the signing of the MoU. Both parties have agreed to establish a robust information exchange system to seamlessly integrate their respective technologies to benefit customers.

This integration will encompass the sharing of plot data, including developer and owner information, the exchange of location map documents, and the sharing of details from the building completion certificate. The MoU further emphasizes the importance of collaboration to successfully implement key Dubai government initiatives, such as the Unified Location Map.

Mr. Al Marri underscored the importance of enhancing bilateral cooperation frameworks with partners, highlighting its role in realizing the Emirate’s strategic visions. This commitment aligns with the wise leadership’s directives, and the Dubai Economic Agenda D33, a comprehensive initiative to further solidify Dubai’s position among the world’s top three economic cities, which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai announced recently.

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Majid Saqr Al Marri,
CEO – Registration & Real Estate Services Sector

“The signing of the new MoU with the Dubai Development Authority reflects the significant role played by the real estate sector in Dubai. As a major pillar supporting various industries and a key contributor to the emirate’s GDP, it is crucial to collaborate with our partners from both the public and private sectors. This collaboration aims to maximize the sector’s impact in supporting the future direction of the emirate and achieving the goals outlined in Dubai’s economic agenda D33. Additionally, we focus on enhancing the customer experience and delivering proactive services that foster increased confidence in the real estate sector.”

Mr. Al Gergawi said that “This memorandum aligns with our strategy, which seeks to foster ongoing cooperation and coordination with other government entities. The primary objective is to streamline and simplify procedures, promoting best practices in collaborative government efforts. By developing joint applications, we aim to establish a platform for efficient data exchange and ensure accuracy. This endeavor will lead to improved services and proactive measures that benefit customers in the real estate sector, ultimately enhancing the emirate’s competitiveness.”

The Dubai Development Authority and Dubai Land Department teams will collaboratively assess, validate, and enhance APIs based on their respective areas of responsibility. Additionally, they will offer IT technical support for the APIs shared between both parties and facilitate the requirements transition. This includes preparing and exchanging existing data before implementation, as outlined in the memorandum of understanding.

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