How to Pay Rent & Bills Even if You are Outside the UAE

If you are going on vacation, or if you are currently unable to return to the UAE — for some reason or another — you might be thinking about how to settle your bills in the emirates. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to make payments… even if you are outside the country.

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When it comes to settling your rent, electricity, water, telephone, and Internet bills — you can choose from a list of payment options, regardless of where you may be in the world.

How to Pay Rent & Bills Even if You are Outside the UAE

 

Guide to Paying Rent & Bills from Outside the UAE

Below is a list of payment options for settling your rent and bills from outside the UAE:

A. Rent

Talk to your landlord about how you can make rental payments, even if you are outside the country. If the real estate management offers e-services, you can pay your rent online. Another option would be online banking, or sending a cheque. In any case, be sure to get in touch with your landlord to clarify all the details.

B. Electricity & Water Bills

Electricity and water authorities in the UAE provide a variety of payment options — through their website (using your debit/credit card), mobile app, and online banking.

1. Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA)

  • DEWA website
  • DEWA Smart App, available on App Store and Google Play
  • Online banking with partner banks, including: Commercial Bank of Dubai, Emirates NBD, Standard Chartered Bank, Union National Bank, Citi Bank, and HSBC Bank- Middle East

2. Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC)

  • ADCC website
  • ADCC Mobile App, available on App Store and Google Play
  • Mobile or online banking with partner banks, including: Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, First Abu Dhabi Bank, and National Bank of Abu Dhabi

3. Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA)

  • SEWA website (E-pay services)
  • SEWA Smart App, available on App Store and Google Play
  • Online banking with 22 partner banks, including: Citi Bank, Emirates NBD, Mashreq Bank, Sharjah Islamic Bank, and Standard Chartered Bank

4. Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA)

How to Pay Rent & Bills Even if You are Outside the UAE

C. Telephone & Internet Bills

As for settling your phone and Internet bills, here are the payment options provided by telecommunications companies, du and Etisalat:

1. du

  • du website (Quick Pay)
  • du Mobile App, available on App Store and Google Play
  • Online banking with partner banks, including: Citi Bank, Commercial Bank of Dubai, Mashreq Bank, and Union National Bank

2. Etisalat

DISCLAIMER: The above details are presented for information-sharing purposes only. To learn more about the different payment options for settling your electricity, water, phone, and Internet bills, please visit the official websites of the authorities or companies mentioned.

As you can see, settling your rent and household bills in the UAE is fast and convenient, even if you are outside the country. In any case, be sure to contact your landlord or service provider if you are having any difficulties in making payments.

Meanwhile, if you are wondering how you can claim your gratuity pay if you are outside the country, check out this guide on claiming end-of-service benefits from outside the UAE.


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