If you run an Airbnb in Dubai, and want to reduce your workload while maximising your income, there are a number of management companies standing ready to help.
Despite the emergence of a number of competitors in recent years, Airbnb continues to dominate the home-sharing market. For Airbnb property owners, the challenges of managing the process of letting out their homes to strangers can be extremely time-consuming. If you’re thinking of becoming an Airbnb host in Dubai, or have already taken the plunge, we’ve picked out five of the best management companies currently operating in the United Arab Emirate.
A major player within the Airbnb management sector, GuestReady boast over half-a-century of experience in hospitality and finance among their team. The company are focused on helping landlords turn their investments into real income through state-of-the-art technology that makes it easy and intuitive to rent out your property. A veritable one-stop shop for hosts, they take charge of everything, from the initial listing of your property through to check-in, maintenance, concierge, housekeeping and check-out, providing guests with an experience comparable to that delivered by a high-end hotel. They also enable hosts to keep track of all pertinent info relating to their property, such as guest booking and revenue via a dedicated dashboard.
UpperKey offers zero-cost property management in Dubai and guaranteed high monthly rents for Dubai property owners, regardless of whether their home is occupied by guests or not. As a result, they reduce risks for hosts while providing year-round stability and maximised rental profits. UpperKey determine the rental value of your property or portfolio, before making an offer for up to 3 years of tenancy with 1 year of rent paid upfront. UpperKey then become your sole tenant, with the choice of opting for a long-term or short-term rental, depending on what works best for your circumstances. They also offer full host management and concierge services without fees and manage all of the administration in accordance with Airbnb rules in Dubai.
AirDXB is one of the top short-let property management companies in Dubai providing an end-to-end service, from property listing through to guest check-in, maintenance, concierge and housekeeping. Founded by Gregory Lewis, a British real estate expert with 20 years’ experience, AirDXB has expanded rapidly due to the strength of their client service, guest relations and 5* reviews. Their homeowners enjoy a 95% occupancy rate, greatly higher than the 43% market average, which is one of the reasons why they have AirBnB ‘Superhost’ status. They also offer bespoke interior design consultations, wrapping services, flooring services, maintenance contracts, fit-outs and renovations.
Deluxe Holiday Homes
Founded in 2015, Deluxe Holiday Homes provide award-winning A-Z vacation rental management services in Dubai. With a handpicked collection of over 600 fully furnished apartments, townhouses and villas in prime areas, guests can enjoy boutique and authentic experiences while living in real homes just like a local, and surrounded by services and amenities akin to a luxurious hotel. Owners, meanwhile, benefit from a dedicated owner’s portal, together with comprehensive property care and unbeatable revenue. In-house made Revenue Management and Property Management software make it possible to deliver this consistent experience from initial property setup and onboarding to pricing holiday homes, in-house maintenance and scheduling post-stay cleans.
DAIFY Vacation Homes
From high-end guests to big groups and families, DAIFY – meaning “My Guest” in Arabic – pride themselves on providing all the necessary comforts to enjoy any trip away from home. Their team of professionals with more than 20 years’ experience in the hospitality and real estate industries in Dubai deliver world-class holiday homes management services. Clients can sit back, relax and enjoy their rental income, safe in the knowledge that the design, furniture, maintenance, cleaning, renting out and creation of memorable guest experiences are all taken care of. From helping you style your property ensuring it stands out on the booking platforms to handling check-in and check-out, they are a veritable one-stop shop for your short-let needs.