Sheikh Mohammed makes an order defining who is the owner of granted land.
His Majesty A few provisions of Decree No. (4) of 2010 that control the transfer of ownership of allotted industrial and commercial land in the emirate of Dubai have been amended by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister, in his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai. This decree, known as Decree No. (25) of 2022, was issued in his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai.
Articles (1) and (2) of the original decree are modified by the decree. While Article (2) addresses ownership of land provided, Article (1) explains the definitions in the decree. The date on which Decree No. (25) of 2022 was published in the Official Gazette is its effective date.
The term “allotted land” is now defined in the Decree’s new Article 1 as land plots allotted for industrial or commercial use whose usufruct rights are granted to UAE nationals, as well as land subject to a disposition order and allotted land transferred to third parties by way of succession, assignment, donation, or in exchange for money.
The term “beneficiary” refers to a citizen of the UAE who receives a land grant.
The updated version of Article 2 of the Decree permits allocating the beneficiary’s requested land on a freehold basis without any restrictions on its use, exploitation, or disposition, as long as the project’s real estate is included and it complies with all rules and regulations of the Dubai Land Department.