Apartment sharing is the most common type of accommodation. Rooms (which range from 2000 to 5000 AED on average) are more affordable to middle-income workers in the emirate.
From a legal standard, room sharing is not illegal in Dubai. Opposite sexes cannot live in the same flat, however, if they are not relatives per UAE federal law. The landlord’s explicit approval is a requirement when a tenant decides to rent extra space and share his flat with roommates. Flat and room sharing is particularly popular in major places of the city like Umm Suqeim, Mirdif, Deira, Emirates Hills, Bur Dubai, Sheik Zayed Road, Jumeirah, and Dubai Marina.
Flat sharing = expense cuts
Flat sharing help tenants cut on several rent hidden expenses (Hidden Costs of Renting in Dubai) such as DEWA utilities bills, parking fees, municipality and particularly the security deposit to be immediately disbursed to landlord. This is particularly handy for new movers who do not have a lot of savings when moving to Dubai for a brand new job.
How to find new roommates in Dubai
The Melltoo Rentals app (available on android) allow you to list your extra space (bed space, room, living room) for rent in few minutes. Take pictures of your property, take a video to show the new tenants their new living space, add all necessary detail and post on the app. Rentals has an integrated IM chat that allows you to chat with potential roommates and select your favorite roommate(Rooms for rent in Dubai: Screening new roommates). The app also allows users to share you item one time to several social networks o of your choice (Facebook, twitter, Whatsapp, etc.). You can even block unwanted users. Rentals in UAE is available on Google Play. Our app makes sharing accommodation in Dubai very simple and easy. We are also here to assist if you were to seek any assistance.
If you’re reading this article and you live outside, the same is still true for your city too. the Melltoo rentals app is a global application for Dubai, other cities in the Middle East and the world.
Where to find roommates in Dubai
A lot of the roommate hunting process is random. It takes place on Facebook and few web classifieds in Dubai and the UAE. The same is true for other cities.
Melltoo team manages our very own Rooms for Rent in Dubai on Melltoo.com Facebook group where we look for rent ourselves and help our users find new roommates in Dubai. In Dubai and the UAE, some tenants prefer to share their accommodation with tenants of the same ethnicity or nationality. There are quite a few Facebook social groups for the French expatriates in Dubai we are members of:
There are other groups dedicated to Filipinos, South Asians, Eastern Europeans, etc. Living with roommates in Dubai from different culture can be a lot of fun especially if culture comes with a ton of new food.
If you experience any difficult using the app, email us immediately to firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to us directly on the application.
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How to find new roommates in Dubai, the UAE
Sharing accommodation with roommates in Dubai is the most affordable option in Dubai for the middle income exoats. Rooms for rent in Dubai on melltoo.com