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Sheikh Mohammed establishes new committee to ease issuing building permits in Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed establishes new committee to ease issuing building permits in Dubai

The committee will list, analyse, revise and develop procedures for providing services related to the issuance of building permits

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A temporary committee will be formed in Dubai to simplify and ease the process of issuing building permits within the emirate, it was announced on Thursday.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai issued Decision No. (5) of 2020 partially amending Decision No. (3) of 2017 to create the committee known as ‘Dubai’s Committee for Building Permit Procedures Development’.

The committee will list, analyse, revise and develop procedures for providing services related to the issuance of building permits.

It will also unify the requirements and conditions for applying for building permits, reduce service timeframes, enhance the quality of services, and ease procedures by establishing a single window for the entire service.

Additionally, it will automate the building permits process and provide services to the public through smart applications.

The assistant director general for engineering and planning sector at Dubai Municipality will chair the new committee. He will issue all the legislation required to ensure the committee meets its objectives.

The committee will include representatives from Dubai Municipality, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai’s Directorate General of Civil Defence, Dubai Development Authority and Department of Planning and Development (Trakhees).

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The Dubai Land Department recently launched an ‘Invest in Dubai’ initiative that connects various stakeholders within the industry with global investors.

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In Q1 2020, a total of 10,243 real estate transactions were recorded in the emirate, up 9.94 per cent compared to 9,317 transactions year-on-year.

Read more: Dubai records 9.9% rise in Q1 property transactions; top 5 areas revealed

In April, Dubai’s real estate market recorded a total of 1,824 sales transactions valued at Dhs3.62bn, which included 1,316 off-plan and 508 secondary sales transactions too.

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