I was contacted by an agent who just found a suitable property in Dubai for me to purchase. However, I have not heard of the name of the real estate agency and they do not have a web presence, How can I check that the real estate agency is legal?


For Dubai, there a two ways to check the validity of an agency, the first is by requesting them to send their trade license details and broker’s license. The other way to check is by looking through Dubai Land Department’s website at this link http://www.dubailand.gov.ae/English/Real_Estate_Licenses/EngBrokersList.aspx