Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has revealed the Executive Resolution 3/2015 outlining detailed regulations for the emirate’s holiday home segment.
This move aims to provide greater transparency, safety and standardisation of the market to further increase the sector’s attractiveness to guests, home owners, operators and developers.
It is also part of Dubai’s objective to further diversify and increase its hospitality offering in line with its vision to attract 20 million visitors to the emirate by 2020.
The regulations detail specific criteria that home owners need to meet to apply for a licence, including quality standards, amenities, health & safety, insurance necessities, code of conduct, and wider community integration.
Home owners are also required to use a Dubai Tourism licensed operator to rent out their homes, who are accountable for ensuring the property meets all legislative requirements and complaint management policies, are sufficiently maintained and amenities and guest services provided are accurately listed to visitors.
The regulations also stipulate specific requirements for operators to adhere to in order to obtain their licence.
Dubai Tourism will regularly inspect registered homes, which are classified as standard or deluxe depending on their offering, to maintain standards and issue penalties for non-compliance to regulatory demands.