Steps to Rent a property in Abu Dhabi
Renting in Abu Dhabi is full of mis-information. Here is your step by step, to renting a property.
When To Start Looking
The best time to start looking will be a month to three weeks before you want to move. Any earlier than this and what you’ve seen may no-longer be available.
What to Have Ready to Rent
To sign your contract you need a visa and emirates ID. Make sure these are at least in an advanced stage before starting your search.
How to Pick Your Guide (Broker/Agent)
Just get a recommendation. All the brokers have access to exactly the same units in Abu Dhabi so there is no need to trawl the prtals to find the unit you want, just tell your broker.
In lots of towers and compounds you will not be allowed pets, be allowed cats only, small dogs or you may be required to send a picture to the management to get permission for your dog!.
Most of the newer units will come with parking, otherwise you will need to get on-street (Mawaqif) parking (800 AED for the first permit 1200 AED for the second permit, per year).
The Offer and Acceptance Process