Dubai Building Classification Project 50% complete
Dubai Land Department's director general said the programme will register "all units and buildings, including old properties located outside freehold areas" in the emirate
A programme underway to better classify Dubai's buildings, especially for stronger property rental standards, has achieved 50% completion.
Dubai Land Department (DLD), which is implementing the Dubai Building Classification Project, said a survey of all buildings in the emirate is expected to be completed this year.
DLD revealed that a 50% classification rate has been achieved for "all Dubai properties", with surveys for properties in Deira completed in 2016.
Studies of Dubai's "older areas" are now more than 70% completed.
A survey of all land plots, villas, commercial and residential buildings, factories, and shopping centres in Dubai is being carried out as part of the project, with each building type to be registered with the authority.
According to DLD's announcement to Dubai Media Office, "better procedures for property rentals" are expected to be derived from the study.
HE Sultan Butti Bin Mejren, director general of DLD, said the project aims to register "all units and buildings, including old properties located outside freehold areas".
He added: "This initiative helps DLD gain accurate and reliable information to help the organisation document all properties within its database and respond to customer requirements quickly and easily.
"The resulting information will support transparency and data accuracy to serve customers in the real estate industry, spanning from government entities to the private sector."
DLD has trained its engineers to photograph only real estate as part of the survey, and confirmed that personal or private areas would not be filmed.