Office Lease Agreement (DIFC)


Office Lease Agreement (DIFC)

Basic Info

  • Applicable Region UAE
  • Available Languages
  • Document No 0000762
  • Version V 1.0
  • Last Updated 02-26-2024
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Document Summary

This lease agreement can be used for commercial leasing in the DIFC. It regulates the relationship between the lessor and the lessee. It is important to note that commercial leasing is permitted solely to companies registered in the DIFC or under formation at the time of lease registration. The agreement contains the necessary particulars including term of the lease, the rent payable, and the permitted use.


This lease agreement is drafted in accordance with DIFC Law No. 1/2020 (Leasing Law), DIFC leasing regulations and DIFC Law No. 10/2018 (Real Property Law).

As per article 3 of the DIFC Leasing Law, this law does not apply to a lease that is used for serviced apartments or hotel inventory leased as part of a hotel provided they are appropriately licensed to do so, or if the lease is entered into by parties to a mortgage of the leased premises in accordance with the terms of the mortgage.

This agreement contains the following sections:

  1. Definitions and Interpretation
  2. Grant of the Lease
  3. Effective Date and Duration
  4. Rent and Terms of Payment
  5. Lessee’s Covenants
  6. Lessor’s Covenants
  7. Indemnity
  8. Notice
  9. Waiver
  10. Relationship of the Parties
  11. Force Majeure
  12. Variation
  13. Severability
  14. Counterparts
  15. Entire Agreement
  16. Expiry and Termination
  17. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

This template is only available in the English language.


This document is intended for use in the DIFC.


This document is provided for reference only and is not intended to be, and should not be considered, legal advice. Determinations about whether this document will be appropriate in your particular situation or jurisdiction should be made after consultation with a legal counsel. Kanoony will not assume any legal liability that may arise from the use of this document.

Before Execution

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