In recent years, Dubai has shot to popularity as a dynamic tourist hub but before the malls and bright lights, Dubai was a famous and important trading port. That tradition continues today and is why more and more companies and businesses are choosing to set up branches and headquarters in Dubai.
Shopping and Dubai go hand in hand and the number of shops in Dubai and the diversity in their wares has grown exponentially in the last 2 decades. With the launch of various free zones and the relaxation of property ownership laws across the emirate, the number of available commercial properties for rent in Dubai has never been higher. If you choose to rent a shop in a free zone then you do not require a local sponsor as part of the process.
Provided you operate with the correct trade license and within the laws of Dubai and the UAE, you can rent a shop to provide a wide range of services and/or products. Dubai is a vast oasis of commercial opportunity so there’s lots of shops available for rent across the emirate. Commercial leases for shops tend to run for at least 2 years but can be negotiated with the landlord.
Much of Dubai’s initial trading began by the creek and it is here where a great many shops for rent in Deira can be found. It’s hard to single out any one popular area since business can be established just about anywhere.
Since Dubai is very trade focused with even bigger plans to further cement itself as the region’s premier trading and shopping destination, one is able to set up shop wherever there’s availability. From the rental shops in Karama in Bur Dubai, to the free zone shops for rent in Business Bay, JLT and Dubai Marina to the industrial area of Al Quoz and the iconic Palm Jumeirah, there’s opportunities to be found for any business mind. The shops come in all sorts of sizes suitable for any purpose. In fact, you might find that some fittings left behind or installed by the previous tenant can be used to your advantage!
To make renting a property in Dubai even more easier, the government of Dubai provides a rental increase calculator that applies to both commercial and residential properties so that landlords and tenants can easily determine if a potential rental increase is permitted. When renting a shop in Dubai, make sure to file all paperwork for EJARI registration. You will receive an EJARI certificate which is an official record held with the government about your tenancy particulars and will be required should you need to file a rental dispute.