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The Complete Guide to Becoming a Real Estate Agent in Dubai (2024)

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Have you ever dreamed of helping people find their perfect home? A career in real estate offers an exciting opportunity to turn this dream into a reality. And you’ll earn a lot of money.
Dubai’s booming property sector continues expanding rapidly. As one of the world’s fastest growing markets, it presents many advantages for agents. You’ll match buyers and sellers daily. The market is diverse, ranging from cheap apartments to luxury villas.
This guide is comprehensive. It will explain each simple step. They are the steps to become a licensed agent in Dubai. By the end, you’ll have a clear pathway to starting this satisfying profession.

Eligibility Requirements

Let’s start by ensuring you meet the prerequisites:

Fulfilling these basic criteria allows you to move forward with the registration process.

Real Estate Training

The first step is mandatory. You must take a certification program. The DREI offers it.

Over 4 days of classes online or in-person, you’ll gain core knowledge about:

  • Dubai’s property market history, current landscape and projected growth
  • Keys roles, responsibilities and ethical best practices for agents
  • Legal concepts around agreements, ownership rights and more
  • Service excellence standards for client satisfaction

The cost is 3000AED. Thorough preparation is important to clear assessment exams testing your comprehension.

Taking the RERA Exam

Following successful completion of DREI training, the next phase is the RERA exam.

The test is on the scheduled date at the RERA test center. It has 50 multiple choice questions. The questions test your grasp of rules, regulations, and market practices.

It carries charges of 3200AED for degree holders or 6300AED otherwise. The exam pass score is 85%.

Thoroughly revisiting class materials is crucial. It is key to scoring above the minimum on the first try.

Applying for the License

With exam results in hand, you can proceed with license application at RERA by submitting:

  • Completed application form
  • Valid identification documents
  • Education certificates
  • RERA exam notification
  • Police clearance certificate
  • 3000AED or 6000AED fees

Typically processing takes 1-2 working days. The long-awaited credentials will then be sent.

Starting Your Career

Once licensed, multiple promising career options open up in this exciting industry:

  • Joining an established brokerage firm either independently or as staff
  • Working with property developers marketing new projects
  • Operating your own boutique agency focused on digital marketing
  • Specializing in niche areas like luxury rentals or commercial leasing

Developing negotiation skills is important. So is networking a lot and staying up to date. These things are key for advancing your career.


Dedicate time to schedules and prepare rigorously. Then, you can become a licensed real estate agent in Dubai. This is certainly achievable within 2-3 months. The process gives you vital knowledge. It also opens doors to a potentially lucrative career helping people find homes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is it mandatory to know Arabic?

A. Not required but it expands your client reach.

Q. How much can agents typically earn?

A. Top performers clear 50,000 AED monthly on average from commissions.

Q. What training do new agents receive?

A. Many brokerages offer onboarding programs for fresher license holders.

Q. Can the process be completed part-time?

A. Yes, but full commitment is best for quickly gaining practical experience.

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