The answer is Yes.
In Dubai, the notice to vacate can be sent at any time. Per RERA, a legal notice to vacate is:
- The Notice to Vacate must be a 12 month notice AND
- The Notice to Vacate must be Notarized and sent via Certified Mail on the proper form
In your case, he sent it after you renewed your tenancy agreement therefore, once your renewal is up, he will need to give you a new tenancy agreement for the remaining months.
For example, you renewed your tenancy agreement for one year starting on May 1, 2014. Your landlord sent you a legal notice to vacate on July 1, 2014. Legally, you have the right to stay in the property until July 1, 2015.