Hassle-Free Hosting in the Golden City of Dubai

March 1, 2019
October 3, 2022

In only 50 years, Dubai’s population has exploded from 60,000 people in 1969 to over 3 million in 2019.But Dubai’s population isn’t just noteworthy for being fast-growing… foreign workers make up 85% of the city’s residents, and this has created a culture that’s incredibly diverse and entirely unlike anywhere else on earth. Dubai’s unique cultural melting pot helps to attract 17 million tourists each year. If you think that sounds like a lot, with Expo 2020 on the horizon, this number is set to skyrocket much higher in the near future.It’s no surprise, then, that short-term rental accommodation on Airbnb and other platforms is currently in high demand in Dubai. But what many people don’t know is that short-term renting only became legal in Dubai in 2015 – and becoming a host in the City of Gold is still not without its challenges.Currently, a long list of government requirements must be met in order to qualify and regulate a short-term rental property in Dubai. Put in place by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), these requirements are designed to ensure quality.However, they can be daunting if they’re not fully understood – and many property owners have been left in the dark about how the entire process works.

Expo 2020 – who’s coming?

  • Expected to bring 25 million visitors to Dubai over 6 months.
  • 70% of visitors expected to be tourists.
  • 190 countries participating, with the help of 30,000 volunteers.
  • 40,000 workers are building the site.

www.expo2020dubai.comFortunately, we’re here to help property owners in Dubai get their short-term rentals set up, and to provide an ongoing premier host management service – all while complying with government regulation.

Introducing Houst:The property management service that makes hosting hassle-free.

Houst is a licensed tourist operator in Dubai. We take the hassle away from our hosts, providing them with end-to-end support, including all aspects of government registration and property management.From applying for a DTCM unit permit, to real-time guest passport registration and ongoing compliance with Holiday Homes Service regulations – Houst has our hosts covered.Not only do our local team have an expert understanding of Dubai’s short-rental legislation, they are also highly experienced at optimising property in this closely regulated market.What’s more, as the world’s leading host management service, we combine our local knowledge with global experience, using our custom-built host dashboard and pricing algorithm to maximise your earnings.

How do I get started?

The entire experience of being a host with Houst is designed to be simple. All we need from you to get started is a title deed, copy of your passport and a DEWA bill.We’ll then come to meet you at your proposed rental property, at which point we’ll provide you with an Authorization Letter to sign.If you aren’t the current property owner, we also require a No Objection Certificate – but that’s it.

What can you expect from us?

An unmatched hosting service. No headaches, no hassle – just a committed team working to help you get the most value from renting your property.Own a property in Dubai, or know someone who does?Schedule a call with one of our New Homes Advisors now – or visit our website to learn more: www.Houst.ae/dubai

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