Purchase Costs

Property Purchase Costs in UAE

The cost of buying property in Dubai, UAE will vary greatly depending on whether the property is off-plan or key-ready, the location you are moving into, whether you plan to have a permanent residence permit or a long-term visa, and how long the visa will be valid.

As an estimation, buyers can expect to spend approximately 8% of their property value. This estimation and the fees given below are average. Using this information alone, it will be challenging to determine the total cost. For an exact price, please consult with TEKCE professionals.

Building of Goverment of Dubai Land DepartmentHere are the typical Dubai property purchase costs:

Detailed Explanation of Costs & Fees

Dubai Land Department Fees (DLD)

It is a 4% of the property value. Additionally, you must pay admin fees, which are AED 580 for apartments, AED 430 for land transactions, or AED 40 for off-plan properties in Dubai, UAE.

Property Registration Fee

If the property is valued at less than AED 500,000, the fee would be AED 2,000 + 5% VAT; if the property is valued at more than AED 500,000, the fee is AED 4,000 + 5% VAT.

Agency Fees

It is between 2% and 4% of the property value.


DEWA (Dubai Electricity and Water Authority) is the regulating agency in charge of all electricity and water connections in Dubai. The final cost will vary depending on where you live and the kind of property you own. Depending on the number of meters installed, the cost to set up a new DEWA connection ranges from AED 2,300 for an apartment to AED 4,000 for a villa.

two people handshaking while miniature house and documents layed on tableMortgage Registration Fees

If you decide to get a mortgage, you make payments to both the bank and DLD. For DLD, you pay 0.25% of the total mortgage value and AED 290 admin fees. For banks, you pay 1% of the loan amount and 5% VAT.

Property Valuation Fee

The true market worth of the property must be established to establish the interest rate at which you will receive a loan. The bank demands a property valuation for this. The price ranges between AED 2,500 and AED 3,500 with 5% VAT.

No Objection Certificate (NOC) Fee

NOC in Dubai costs from AED 500-5000 depending on the property developer.

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