Top 8 Areas to Buy Real Estate in Dubai: A Complete Overview

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Dubai is a sought-after place when foreigners and expats move overseas. With a population that consists of 85% foreigners, property is fairly cheap and rents are high.

If you stay in Dubai long-term, I’d advise you to look around for potential property investments.

However, even if Dubai is fairly small, it’s important that you do research well in advance, to know which areas that suit you the most. Might it be a villa located in a calmer area or a high-rise apartment with a nice water view?

In this article, I list some of the most interesting areas you should have a look at.

1. Downtown Dubai


If you’re standing right at the bottom of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, you’re in Downtown Dubai. The area is among the most expensive areas in Dubai, known for its high-rise buildings and upscale community.

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List of Real Estate Agencies in Dubai: An Overview

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Buying real estate in Dubai is straightforward and foreigners can get access to freehold properties in dedicated areas. Looking at real estate agencies, you have many options available and with firms that have catered to foreigners for years.

With that said, it’s not easy to find summarized information about the top agencies, including their history, services, and more. Therefore, I’ve written this article where I list and share the basics about the top agents in Dubai.

Even if we only select reputable agencies, below is a sponsored listing

1. The Property

The Property is one of Dubai’s leading real estate consultancy. They are built by investors, for investors.

Their 360° suite of professional services ensures that their clients have support at every stage of the Dubai real estate journey, from acquisition and portfolio planning to property snagging, handover, and management. Their ethos is simple, and that’s to make the real estate market straightforward, transparent, and professional.

They have a diverse team with a wealth of experience in the market, their specialist and qualified agents each specialize in a specified area in the market.

With excellent industry knowledge, technical expertise, and a commitment to exceptional services, their dedicated team works as one to deliver integrated solutions and services.

The Property Services

  • Property Sales & Leasing
  • Off-Plan Property Sales
  • Luxury Villas & Penthouses
  • Commercial Sales & Leasing
  • Mortgage Solutions
  • Property Snagging & Handover
  • Property Management

Areas Covered

The Property covers all areas in Dubai. And has a large number of listings including townhouses, villas, apartments, and plots. And much more.

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2. Allsopp & Allsopp

Allsopp & Allsopp established in Dubai in 2008, within a decade, they’ve managed to become one of the best real estate agencies.

The company is considered a market leader and had the largest amount of sales in 2017, for example. It ranks as one of the top performers in terms of sales, according to the Dubai Land Department. Continue reading List of Real Estate Agencies in Dubai: An Overview

Dubai Real Estate Market Outlook in 2021: A Complete Overview

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Dubai has been popular among overseas investors and the real estate market grew remarkably throughout the 2000s.

With that said, Dubai’s property market has not performed that well in the past years. There are plenty of reasons for this, particularly its oversupply. If you plan to buy real estate in Dubai, you must know how healthy the market is and what you can expect for the coming year.

In this article, we review how the market has behaved in previous years, present data and statistics, and share what we expect for 2021.

Topics covered:

  • Dubai’s Property Market in Previous Years
  • Dubai’s Property Market in 2020 / The COVID-19 Pandemic
  • How will Dubai’s property market perform in 2021?

Dubai’s Property Market in Previous Years

The market has been turbulent since mid-2013 and had some of its worst years from 2015 to 2016 when real estate prices declined significantly. The market was then in a recovery mode from 2017 to 2018.

Prices and rents didn’t fall as much these years compared to the previous years. For example, the average sales price decreased by around -5.6% in 2017 according to Savills, while the average rents fell by -7%. Continue reading Dubai Real Estate Market Outlook in 2021: A Complete Overview

Investing in Dubai Commercial Property: Foreign Buyer’s Guide

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Dubai is undoubtedly the most popular city among travelers, entrepreneurs, and expats in the Middle East.

It’s made a remarkable transformation over the decades with an economy that currently only relies 5% on oil exports. Nowadays, tourism, trade, real estate, and financial services play a vital role here instead.

In the past years, the government has rolled out a number of foreign-friendly policies in the past years. Foreigners can apply for long term visas, own freehold property, fully own businesses in Free Zones, and more.

Not surprisingly, many locals and foreigners look towards Dubai’s commercial property sector.

In this article, you’ll learn the following:

  • Can foreigners buy commercial property in Dubai?
  • What are the benefits and disadvantages?
  • Where can I buy commercial property in Dubai?
  • Freehold vs Leasehold
  • What are the most popular areas to buy commercial property?
  • Buying Hotels in Dubai
  • Buying Residential Buildings
  • Buying Office Space in Dubai
  • Commercial Property Taxes & Fees

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List of Property Management Companies in Dubai: An Overview

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Being one of the most prosperous and appealing cities in the Middle East, foreigners are moving to Dubai in vast numbers.

Even if renting property is a preferred choice among foreigners, it’s not optimal if you plan to stay long term. In fact, property prices are relatively low compared to the obscure rents that can be found in many places.

If you plan to buy a property in Dubai, you might need someone to look after it for you. Don’t worry, there are plenty of property management companies to choose from.

In this article, I’ve listed some of the biggest and most popular property management companies in Dubai. Continue reading List of Property Management Companies in Dubai: An Overview

Buying Property in Dubai as a Foreigner: The Definitive Guide

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Dubai has opened up to foreign property buyers since 2002 and the property market has boomed since.

It previously had almost 25% of all the cranes in the world, during its boom years, which is kind of amazing. Having an economy that relies only 6% on oil exports, Dubai continues to be one of the most sought-after places in the Middle East.

Not to forget, it’s one of the most business-friendly countries in the Middle East and grows with a rate of around 4%, which is not bad.

Yet, before you buy property in Dubai, it’s important that you get your feet wet first and learn about local regulations. In this article, I cover most of the key information when you buy property in Dubai as a foreigner.

Can foreigners buy property in Dubai?

Since the Dubai government introduced new ownership regulations in 2002, it’s become remarkably easier to buy and own property as a foreigner.

Many say that Dubai is the easiest country to do business and to invest in real estate in the MENA region, something that probably doesn’t surprise you.

In total, you have three different property types available, that I want to present first:

  • Freehold properties (Musataha)
  • Long term leasehold (Usufruct)
  • Strata-titled properties (Commonhold)

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Top 10 Property Developers in Dubai: The Ultimate Guide

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Dubai’s property market is one of Asia’s most volatile and we’ve seen many ups-and-downs since the early 2000s. In 2002, the government introduced new property regulations making it remarkably easier for foreigners to invest in property.

The market exploded and in 2006 almost 25% of all cranes in the world were allocated to Dubai for construction purposes. Just a couple of years later, Dubai took a hard hit from the subprime crisis and local expats with heavy debt burdens even fled the city.

Selecting a credible developer with sound financial results and a proven track record couldn’t be more important in such a volatile and competitive market.

Dubai is the home of hundreds of developers where the biggest mostly operate in multiple industries, are backed by large conglomerates, or founded by wealthy locals.

You must do a thorough background search about each developer before you commit to an investment. To give you a helping hand, I’ve written this article where I list some of the biggest property developers in Dubai.

1. Deyaar

Deyaar was founded in 2002 and has emerged as one of the leading property development companies in the last decade. Deyaar offers its services under four different business units that include: Continue reading Top 10 Property Developers in Dubai: The Ultimate Guide