One resident in Downtown Dubai said their bookshelves began to shake just after 7:30am, while another said furniture started to move.
The National Centre of Meteorology confirmed a 6.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded in southern Iran at 7:37am UAE time.
In a statement carried by state news agency Wam, the NCM said the quake was "slightly felt by residents but without effect in the UAE".
Scores of people took to social media to describe feeling the tremors across Dubai, from JBR to Jumeirah.
Minor tremors are often recorded in the UAE as a result of earthquakes in Iran.
The NCM also recorded a 4.3 magnitude quake on Friday at about 6:30pm in Iran but it was not believed to have been felt in the UAE.