Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that it will start using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to verify Ejari contracts.

The AI will be used to correctly match contract signatures with those in the department’s database and is part of DLD’s latest governance system for verifying lease contracts.

The new system is aligned with the ‘UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence’ launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, which represents a new stage in the development of the UAE as the nation progresses toward global leadership by improving government performance.

Mohammed Yahya, deputy executive director of the Rental Affairs Sector at DLD, said: "We at DLD are constantly looking for the best advanced technology solutions to prevent interference with the lease contract registration process.”

Yahya further explained that the new system will be used to detect the presence of fake companies, as well as those that do not have a documented headquarters on their commercial licenses.

“These actions are part of our integrated initiatives that aim to enhance transparency across all operations, including those related to other economic sectors,” he said.


The new technologies will be used on all 2.5 million registered lease contracts in the Ejari database to enforce governance and control over lease registration.

“AI is the latest technology we have adopted to perform matching and verification, representing an ideal solution to any illegal transactions related to lease contracts and documentation,” Yahya added.