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Top Real Estate apps in the UAE for Realtors,investors and Developers.

By Anitha Lakshminarayanan

Covid Pandemic taught us many great life lessons. It also gave us the greatest technology gift and how it can make our tasks simple and easy. 

That is how many markets tend to operate now and will work in the future.

For example, the real estate industry is one industry that makes use of the technology effectively, whether it is for selling homes online or creating new trends for its investors and home buyers alike. 

Many apps in the industry help home buyers make their big purchase decision, and here are the top Apps in the real estate industry and their features and functions.

DLD RDC

https://dubailand.gov.ae/en/#/

One of the most valuable contributions of the Dubai Land Department (DLD) is creating and making an app that offers solutions to both tenants and owners, the Rental Dispute Center.

This online system makes rental dispute registration and follow-up easy and accessible for both tenants and owners. 

Regardless of the property type you own/rent:

1. you can use the RDC app to register your rental dispute online

2.Make relevant payments, appeal cases, and even make special requests about your case (if any). 

And this app provides a complete portfolio of disputes, mediation, rental issues, and other disagreements.​

Salient Features: 

· Hassle-free online registration for rental disputes

· Dispute resolution through mediation

· Online payment feature 

EJARI

Ejari smart app allows you to register yourself online and upload the relevant documents. Register Ejari online https://dubailand.gov.ae/en/eservices/download-ejari-certificate/#/ 

on your own. Register yourself on the app, upload the relevant documents and required rental contract data and submit your application. Once the owner or leasing company approves your application, you can pay the Ejari fee (AED 170) through the app. 

Besides registering Ejari, the app also allows you to calculate the rental increases and locate typing centers for tenancy contract registration. The app also brings the ease of printing your Ejari certificate via your smart devices.

Salient Features :

· Register Ejari online

· Print Ejari certificate

· Calculate rental increases

BAYUT

While it may not be one of the DLD real estate apps in Dubai, Bayut has made searching for homes and properties in Dubai simple for everyone.

THE BAYUT MOBILE APP

The Bayut App is one of Dubai’s best real estate apps if you are looking for properties for rent and sale in the city. 

Whether you’re interested in villas, townhouses, offices, shops, or rental apartments in Dubai – this Dubai property app has you covered. 

The Bayut App brings you a vast database of active properties on Bayut searchable through a refined search tool that allows you to shortlist properties with the exact specifications you want.

Salient Features :

· Provision of all property-related information

· Customised searches with location, price, area, and property type filters

· Mark, save, and share properties and property information 

· Call the listing phone number(s) 

BAYUTPRO

BayutPro is an exclusive app specially designed for real estate agents based in the UAE. The app provides customized lead management tools aimed at maximizing productivity. Real estate agents registered on Bayut can now download the app and use it to track and manage their leads. 

This app features valuable tools like TruCheck™ and SmartLeads™ to monitor listings, interact with prospects and respond to leads. 

Salient Features :

· Single tap interaction with leads via email, call, or WhatsApp

· Data-backed insights into consumer choices based on an average budget preferred property type and location, and more

· Listing validation via TruCheck™

· Easy profile management

MAKANI

This DLD application allows you to access the official geographic addressing system. One of the unique real estate apps in Dubai, Makani, uses the 10-digit “Makani Number” to locate the building’s entrance’s exact location. 

 The app uses no codes, names, or directions to locate different locations and implements simple addressing techniques.

Makani makes it easier for tourists and residents to search and locate places and navigate their desired locations by simply using their mobile phones, tablets, or GPS navigational devices. 

Owing to its innovative technology, Makani has become one of the best property apps in UAE.

Salient Features :

· Voice search and QR code compatibility

· Syncing with a contact list for direct access

· Voice-guided navigation

INVESTMENT MAP PORTAL

Currently, one of the most valuable real estate apps in Dubai is the Investment Map Portal. Launched by the Real Estate Investment Management and Promotion Center – the 

Investment wing of DLD, this app opens up the world of off-plan projects in Dubai to investors. 

The Investment Map portal features integrated applications paired with Dubai real estate best practices and the Google search tool to enable smart device-access to investment opportunities for investors. 

This secure government portal makes decision-making and transacting online easier. It represents an intelligent real estate market – from the beginning to the end where you can explore, select and invest in off-plan properties in Dubai from your smart device. 

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District one creates new trend

As one of the sought after high-end community
By Anitha Lakshminarayanan

District one becomes the sought after community for high-end buyers and creates a new trend.

Over the years and traditionally, Emirates Hills has been the hottest community for high-net-worth buyers, and recently the trends are changing.

Andrew Cummings, co-founder and manager of luxuryproperty.com, said, “District one is the hottest community for buyers as it boasts a stunning crystal lagoon and premium location close to Downtown.”

He added “Particularly, in 2020 and recently District one recorded a Dh 90 million transaction for a contemporary villa “

Workshop organized by MEFMA

Dubai professionals boost engagement on how to deliver successful facilities management


                      

Dubai,December 10 2018-Considering the significant role of facilities management (FM) in the sustainability of the built environment, the Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) recently held a workshop and networking event on ‘Success Factors in the Facility Management Industry Growth’ at the Dubai Chamber, aimed at enhancing the sector’s global competitiveness and strengthening local management in line with the highest international standards.

The hosting of the workshop and the communication forum is highly significant considering that facilities management is one of the key drivers in the built environment sector’s performance at various levels. In line with this, the event highlighted the key elements for the success of the FM sector in the region, keeping pace with the growth of the construction sector.

The event, sponsored by Drees & Sommer, discussed the key elements that make a successful delivery of FM services. It also tackled the need for FM companies to embrace creativity and work on adopting innovative methods while emphasizing the importance of FM companies’ support as well to their clients. Furthermore, the ways in which FM companies can align their strategies and service deliveries to suit their clients’ strategies and requirements were discussed. The creation of long-term relationships between service providers and stakeholders, including owners and suppliers formed part of the discussions as well.

Jamal Lootah, President, MEFMA, said: “The Middle East Facilities Management Association is constantly working to provide the industry with the platform and expertise to advance the sector and ensure excellence in FM services on par with international standards. Through the workshops and networking activities, we hope to embed a management culture that promotes efficiency and global competitiveness within the industry to enable them to meet the increasing needs of asset managers and property owners in the sustainable management of their properties.”

Ali AlSuwaidi, Vice President, added: “The workshop was an ideal platform to discuss all aspects of facility management, where valuable discussions were held by the participants. We strongly believe that the workshop has achieved its objective by successfully presenting the major aspects of facilities management that need stronger focus to achieve further improvement in the performance of buildings, and thereby contribute to sustainable efforts of the built environment sector.”

Peter Prischl, Managing Director of Drees & Sommer International, led the workshop and Ali AlSuwaidi moderated the panel discussion with the participation of FM leaders in the UAE, including Ali Hassan Harmoodi, General Manager, Etisalat FM; Mohammad Abdul Karim Khamis, General Manager, Emirates FM; and Peter Prischl; and Suhas Inamdar, Head of Technical Support & Planning at Wasl Properties.

MEFMA’s workshops and networking events are part of a continuing initiative by the non-profit association to provide FM professionals, wider construction industry stakeholders and owner associations in the region with a dedicated platform to advance local industry standards and adopt leading international trends and practices.

The American University of Sharjah and Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park organize ‘Robotics & 3D Printing in the Construction Industry Showtime 

IMG_8305.JPGExhibition is part of a collaboration project with Oulu University of Applied Sciences

 UAE, May 05, 2018- The American University of Sharjah (AUS) recently hosted the ‘Robotics and 3D Printing in the Construction Industry Showtime,’ which concluded the series of workshops focused on the promotion of the ‘Sharjah Construction Industry Innovation Challenge Program.’ The Program is a cooperation project of the AUS, Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park (SRTIP) and the Oulu University of Applied Sciences, aimed at developing a world-class innovation system in Sharjah. The exhibition highlighted the technological innovations that accelerate the development of the construction sector in line with the requirements of the 21st century and the national directive to increase economic diversification in Sharjah and the UAE.

 Hussain Al Mahmoudi, CEO of AUS Enterprises (AUSE) and CEO of Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park (SRTIP), highlighted the significance of the exhibition in determining the success of the sessions in introducing the ‘Sharjah Construction Industry Innovation Challenge Program’. The program is important as it focused on exploring the best ways to apply 3D printing techniques within the construction sector locally and regionally. He emphasized that the success of this initiative is an important addition to the efforts aimed at enhancing Sharjah’s leadership on the global innovation, development and knowledge landscape, in line with the directives of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, in making scientific research and innovation an everlasting culture in the emirate.

 Al Mahmoudi added: “The collaboration between the AUS, Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park and the Oulu University of Applied Sciences has produced remarkable results in enriching knowledge and sharing of expertise in the 3D printing industry, which is expected to contribute USD 300 billion to the global economy by 2025. We look forward to our international partnerships and initiatives to enhance the role of Sharjah as a leading hub for robotics and 3D printing in the construction sector. We will continue to consolidate channels of effective communication with Oulu University to transform our aspirations into developing a world-class ecosystem that supports innovation in the construction field and 3D printing in UAE”

 The research workshops witnessed participation from main departments of the American University of Sharjah, including civil engineering, mechatronics engineering, industrial engineering, architecture and design. Visiting students from Finland carried out joint projects with a focus on Architecture and Design, Mechatronics, Information and Communications Technology, and Construction Management.

 “I am really excited about the ‘Sharjah Construction Industry Innovation Challenge Program.’ The Program provides a good platform for public-private partnership and promotes cooperation between the UAE and Finland. We will deepen our interdisciplinary cooperation with different fields, including ICT, Mechatronics, Design Thinking and other most sought-after skill sets of the 21st century,” said Kimmo Paajanen, International Project Manager, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland.

 Discussions between the American University of Sharjah Enterprise and POHTO Ltd identified safety as an important area for development.

 “The Finnish Innovation Hub will be an excellent platform for Finnish companies to enter local businesses and to get involved in remarkable scientific projects in collaboration with the American University of Sharjah,” said Matti Ponkala, Managing Director of Ponkala Architects Ltd, a company specializing in 3D-printed buildings.

 Development Manager, POHTO Ltd, Pertti Kortejärvi observed that the collaborations between the companies from Finland and UAE will help to create a practical and safe environment.