Recognize that it is against the law in Dubai to share a flat without the landlord’s consent. How can I go with obtaining this approval? And would the names of each tenant need to be listed in the leasing agreement?
It appears from your questions that you are searching for a rental flat that you may share with your buddies. Because of this, the rules in Law No. 26 of 2007 and Law No. 33 of 2008, which amend Law No. 26 of 2007 and regulate the relationship between landlords and tenants in the Emirate of Dubai, respectively, are applicable.
According to the aforementioned legal restrictions, you have the option to ask the landlord for permission to live in the apartment with your friends before renting one. If the landlord permits you to live with your friends in the rented apartment, you can ask the landlord for a consent letter that permits the friends on the letter to live with you in the specified rented unit. You may include your friends’ information in the aforementioned letter, along with their passport number and/or ID card number proving they reside in the UAE. In addition, you have the option to ask the landlord to put your name and the names of your friends who want to live with you in the actual rental contract.