Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) | Request for Transfer of Electricity/ Water (Move-to)

Request for Transfer of Electricity/ Water (Move-to)

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Service Description

This service transfers electricity and water from one to another premises within Dubai as per customer’s needs.

Service Category & Type

  • Subsidiary
  • Procedural

Customer Segment

Electricity/Water Supply Customers (Consumers)

  • Government/ Semi Government
  • Business
  • Individual (Local)
  • Individual (Expat)

Service Integrations

  • Integration with RERA Tenancy contract registration
  • Integration with Smart Dubai Government for online payment

Service Partners

  • Real Estate Management Companies (through Government Integration between DEWA and Land Department).
  • Dubai Land Department authorized offices.


  • N/A

Service Limitations

  • Settling the outstanding dues, if any, for existing premises before applying for Move To.
  • Customers have to pay security deposit, if required.

Service Requirements

  • Move Out Premise number.
  • Move Out date.
  • Move in Premise number.
  • Your new premises number.
  • Contract account number for your existing premises from which you are planning to Move out along with Move out date.
  • Ejari number for Move-in premise, if service is applied via DEWA channels.
  • Ejari No. for new premises (for non-Free Zone tenants)
  • Tenancy Contract for Free Zone tenants
  • Title Deed for new premises (For Owners)
  • Trade License for Non-Department of Economic Development Customer  (For commercial and Industrial)
  • Passport Image/Emirates Id No. for (GCC Nationals/Investors)

Service Steps & Procedures

  • Settling the outstanding dues, if any, for existing premises before applying for Move To.
  • Paying Security Deposit, if required
  • Submitting request for Move To.
  • Getting a Notification number through SMS and/or Email for tracking of request.
  • Connecting the Electricity & Water supply for Move in premises.
  • Disconnecting the Electricity & Water supply for Move out premise.
  • Getting Final Bill for Move out premises.

Service Fees

  • AED 200 for activation and deactivation Electricity & Water (small meters).
  • AED 600 for connecting and disconnecting Electricity & Water (large meters).
  • AED 10 for registration for activation.
  • AED 20 for knowledge fee.
  • AED 20 for Innovation fee for activation and deactivation of electricity/water.
  • Thukher and Sanad Cardholders are entitled to a 50% discount on De-activation charges.

Service Channels

  • 24/7 through DEWA website ( and DEWA Smart App
  • Customer Happiness Centres (Self Service) - as per working hours
  • Customer Care Centre (through Interactive Voice Response)

Service Delivery Time

  • Depends on dates selected by customers for Move out (Within 15 hours for Move-in – subject to required Security Deposit payment/ transfer and 24 hours for Move-out from the time provided).

Privacy & Security Policy

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is committed to protecting the rights of the users of its website, and keeping data and information secure. We have created this privacy and security statement to explain the current information management practices on our websites.

Information Collection and Usage:

DEWA does not collect any personal information about you when you visit its website, unless specified, or you choose to provide this information to us. However, upon your visit, the following information is automatically collected and stored:

  • The IP address from which you access the Internet and the date and time of your visit to our website.
  • The pages you visit (recorded by the text and graphics files that compose the page)
  • DEWA use this information solely for statistical and monitoring purposes and to help us identify which services are most or least interesting to our visitors, as well identifying website performance.

We may use third party tools or software for conducting statistical analysis. However, only certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information, such as the number of users who accessed our website or most visited pages, are collected. Such information does not identify you individually.

DEWA keeps all collected information confidential except where disclosure is enforced or required by law, or as part of requirement to protect the rights or properties of DEWA.

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Please be assured that this site has security measures in place to protect the information you provide us. We use encryption methods to protect all information, which is deemed to be sensitive, or any other data that should remain secure to meet DEWA’s, federal, or local legal requirements.

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If you connect to any other site through DEWA’s website, you need to read its Security & Privacy Policy to determine its practices related to information collection and usage.

Security & Privacy Policy Changes:

DEWA reserves the right to change this Security & Privacy Policy at any time. The amended version of the Security & Privacy Policy will be always published only on DEWA's website.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Move-To Service? 

Move-To is a new service for customers shifting from one premises to another premises within Dubai. 

2. Why is Move-To service easy and convenient for customers? 

With Move-To service, customers can get move –in (Activation of Electricity & Water) service and move-out (Final Bill) service in one interaction point.

3. How can I submit Move To requests? 

You can submit Move-To request mentioning the below fields;

   -   Ejari number for existing premises
   -   New premises number
   -   Move in date
   -   DEWA Contract account number for existing premises
   -   Move out date

4. What is Move-in and Move-out date? 

   -   Move-in date is the date on which you want your electricity & water supplies to get reconnected in your new premises.

   -   Move-out date is the date on which you want your electricity & water supplies to get disconnected from your existing premises.

5. Which categories of customers can use the Move-To Service? 

Move to service covers residential and commercial categories, keeping in mind that they can shift only within the same category, i.e. Move to from residential to residential premises only and commercial to commercial premises only

6. Do I need to pay DEWA Security Deposit for new premises in Move-To Service? 

   a)   No, you are not required to pay, if Security Deposit in your existing premises is sufficient to cover required Security Deposit in your new premises. Your Security Deposit from existing premises will be transferred to your new premises.

   b)   You will be required to pay the difference of Security Deposit to have required amount of Security Deposit in your new premises, if shifting from Flat to Villa or the Security Deposit in your existing premises is less the required Security Deposit for the new premises

7. What are the pre-requisites for Move-To Service? 

You will be required to settle the outstanding dues if any on the existing premises before applying for the Move-To service

8. Do I need to apply for refund of DEWA Security Deposit for Move-out account? 

No, you are not required to apply for refund of DEWA Security Deposit, as your DEWA Security Deposit will be moved to your new premises.

9. Do I need to settle the Final Bill amount for the premises from which I moved-To? 

Yes, you are required to settle the final bill amount for the premises from which you moved-To.

10. Do I need to submit Ejari for Move-To service? 

Yes, Ejari contract for the moving in to new premises is mandatory.

11. Can I get Move to service at Property Management Companies / RERA approved Centers? 

By obtaining Ejari contract from real estate management companies and typing centres authorized by Dubai Land Department, without visiting DEWA Centres, your Move-to request will be automatically created in the DEWA system.

12. Do I need to submit DEWA payment receipt to Property Management Company / RERA approved Typing Centre for issuance of Ejari?

No, you are not required to submit DEWA payment receipt to Property Management Company / RERA approved Typing Centre for issuance of Ejari. You will only need to provide the DEWA 9 digit premises number (displayed on the door of each premises)

EJARI ‘attestation’ fees:

13. How much is the fee for getting the Ejari?

   -   Ejari issuance - AED 170 to be paid to RERA through any of the authorized property management companies / RERA approved centres

   -   Service Charge - AED 40 to be paid for Ejari issuance to authorized property management companies /AED 45 to RERA approved centres

14. What should I do, if the charges demanded by authorized property management companies / RERA approved centres is more than the above?

In instances when customers notice extra charge(s) from any property management company / Property Trustee (Earlier name: RERA approved Typing Centre), kindly notify Dubai Land Department +971 800 4488 – for corrective measures to be accordingly taken.