Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is the sole provider of electricity, water and sewerage in Dubai. The bills for DEWA should be set up in your name (not the landlord) and can be done by visiting the DEWA offices in person or on-line. Supply of DEWA is usually activated 24 hours after all payments and documents have been received.
Not only does your water, electricity and sewerage charges appear on your DEWA bill but so does your housing fee. This is calculated as 5% of your yearly accommodation rental charges which is then divided into 12 equal installments and added each month to your DEWA (water and electricity bill).
Check out our How To Guides for more information on getting connected to DEWA.