Buying property in Dubai is straightforward in comparison to many other countries in the Middle East and developing countries in Asia. You’ll find plenty of local and foreign-owned agencies that helps a great deal of foreigners daily.
Yet, you rarely come across websites that share summarized information about these companies. Therefore, I wrote this article, where I list some of the top agents that operate in Dubai. Let’s have a look.
1. Allsopp & Allsopp
Allsopp & Allsopp established in Dubai in 2008, within a decade, they evolved to become one of the best real estate agencies in Dubai..
They’re currently considered as a market leader and had the highest amount of sales in 2017. The company ranks as the number one company in terms of sales transfers, according to the Dubai Land Department.
So how did it start?
Allsopp & Allsopp was founded by the British Allsopp family, with a goal to introduce a British-based agency model in the UAE. The company has several English and Arabic speaking directors along with other multilingual staff.
Lewis Allsopp and Carl Allsopp are the two founders of Allsopp & Allsopp, where Lewis acts as CEO, while Carl act as the group’s Managing Director.
In 2009, they were certified as a 9001: 2008 company, and in the same year they became a member of the National Association of Realtors.
In 2012, they established another office in Dubai along with a sister company, In-House Mortgage Services.
Allsopp & Allsopp won more than 20 awards in the last few years that include:
- The Highly Commended Lettings Agency award at International Property Awards, Arabia in 2011 and 2015, and Best Letting Agency in Arabia in 2013
- Awarded as the Best Real Estate Agency Dubai, at the International Property Awards in 2012
- In 2015, they acquired silver status from the Dubai Land Development
- In 2016, Forbes listed Allsopp & Allsopp in Forbes Top 100, Middle East and also as one of the Top 5 Real Estate Brokerages in the Middle East
Allsopp & Allsopp offers a wide range of services that include letting services, residential sales, and mortgage services.
Include residential properties and mostly high-end luxury apartments. You can find all types of residential properties listed on their website, like townhouses, villas, apartments, and plots.
Include all areas in Dubai. There are currently more than 1,700 properties listed on their website, for sale and rent.
26th Floor, Vision Tower, Business Bay,
Dubai, UAE PO Box 55720
2. Driven Properties
Driven Properties was founded in 2012, within five years, it’s established itself as one of the most recognized real estate agencies in Dubai. They started with one office, but quickly expanded with three more offices.
The founder and the managing director is Abdullah Al Ajaji, a Saudi national who leads a team of several multilingual staff of locals and expats. The team consists of English, Arabic, Spanish, Urdu, and Somali speaking staff.
Abdullah Al Ajaji has a vast experience in corporate and investment functions in Saudi Arabia. He worked for Saudi Aramco, SAMBA Bank, and MerchantBridge before establishing his own company.
He also won the Award for the Best Brokerage owner in 2016 by Propertyfinder.ae and the agency has won several other awards, including Bayut Agency of the Month in 2017, and Best & Most Popular Brokerage Service in 2015.
Driven Properties offers a wide range of services related to real estate, like property management, property investment, short-term rentals, and mortgage consultancy. They also offer free property valuations to their clients.
Include residential, commercial, retail, and off-plan properties. They can help you to buy, sell, and rent properties in Dubai.
With offices located at Business Bay, Green Community, and Jumeirah Beach Residences they serve all areas in Dubai. Most of the properties are in Downtown Dubai, Jumeirah Village Circle, and Mohammad Bin Rashid City.
Building 13, Bay Square
Business Bay, Dubai
3. Haus & Haus
Haus & Haus is a leading real estate agency in Dubai and was founded in 2013 by three British nationals: Luke Remington, James Perry, and Simon Baker.
They have a combined experience 30 years working in the real estate sector in UK and UAE. The team mostly consists of foreign expats as the goal of the agency is to offer brokerage services to foreigners.
The company has won several awards in the last few years that include:
- Highly Commendable Real Estate Agency in Dubai in 2017 by Arabian Property Awards
- Highly Commendable Letting Agency in Dubai in 2017 by Arabian Property Awards/li>
- In 2018, it won Gold Trusted Service Award by Feefo/li>
Haus & Haus offers leasing, sales, property management, and valuation services. You can also list your properties on their website, for sales and rentals.
Include residential properties, like villas, townhouses, and apartments. They also help you buy land in Dubai.
You can currently find more than 500 properties for sales listed on their website.
All areas in Dubai.
1st Floor, Unit 3111, Building No. 3, Gold & Diamond Park – Sheikh Zayed Rd – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
4. fäm Properties
Founded in 2008 and with a revenue of AED 1.8 billion a year, fäm Properties is one of the biggest property agencies in Dubai.
fäm Properties is a subsidiary of fäm Group that owns five other sister companies, including fäm Properties (Abu Dhabi), fäm Properties Retail, fäm Interiors, fäm Media 24×7, and fämco Consultancy.
The founder and CEO of the fäm Properties is Mr. Firas Al Msaddi, a well-known realtor and entrepreneur who won the award Real Estate Tycoon in 2017 by the Dubai Land Department.
What distinguishes fäm Properties from other real estate agencies is its tech-driven approach. They’ve developed a proprietary technology in partnership with Oracle that offers real-time information to investors.
They mainly focus on providing services to investors, landlords, and tenants. They’re also an authorized agent for some of the leading real estate developers in Dubai, like Emaar, DAMAC, and Dubai Properties.
fäm Properties has won several awards previously, including:
- In 2018, the Dubai Land Development App listed them as No. 1 Real Estate Agency
- They also won four consecutive Top Sales Awards from Dubai Properties for 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016
fäm Properties offers services for sales and rentals. It also provides services like property valuation, real estate investment consultancy, and property maintenance.
Include residential and commercial properties. You can find hundreds of properties for sale and rent listed on their website including apartments, villas, townhouses, residential and commercial plots, penthouses, duplexes, offices, and retail properties.
Include all popular areas in Dubai like Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Emaar South, Dubai Hills Estate, Dubai Creek Harbour, Bluewaters Island, and Business Bay.
Building 13, Office 303 & 304,
Bay Square, Business Bay Burj Khalifa District
5. Better Homes
Better Homes LLC is a leading real estate agency in UAE, and the GCC region. The real estate agency employs more than 500 people and has several offices in different GCC countries.
The founder and the chairman of the company is Linda Mahoney, a Canadian national and a former nurse, who switched her surgical clinic with a real estate agency back in 1986.
Ryan Mahoney, the son of the founder, is the current CEO. The management and team have multilingual staff, with a long experience of helping foreigners. Not only do they have offices in Dubai, but also in Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, and Qatar.
Better Homes has worked with several major property developers and mega projects, acting as managers and consultants. For example, they worked as the property managers for The Lakes, one of the most well-known projects built by Emaar. They also worked as a consultant for Dubai Festival City.
The company has won a number of notable awards, for example:
- Dubai’s Most Popular Broker Award by Property Finder in 2014
- Most Popular Brokerage Award in 2015 by Property Finder
- Top Sales Lead Generator and Top Sales Lead Generator Awards by Dubizzle Awards in 2017
Include property listing services, sales and rentals, property management, and off-plan purchases. They also offer conveyancing, mortgage services, and free valuation services.
Include both commercial and residential properties.
Include almost all areas in Dubai, but they mostly focus on Downtown Dubai, Mirdif, Dubai Marina, Palm Jumeirah, Emrah Yar, Jumeirah, and Dubai Land, with dedicated staff for each area.
They have five Dubai offices in addition to their head office in Business Bay.
Vision Tower 42nd floor, Business Bay, Dubai
6. Hamptons International
Hamptons International is a global real estate chain based in the UK. It has more than 85 branches throughout the world and is one of the oldest real estate agency firms in the world, founded in 1890. In 2006, Emaar Properties bought the company.
They’ve won several awards that include Emaar Platinum Agent, The Exclusive Agency Award by Subizzle’s in 2015, and Dubai Properties Top 5 Agency Award in 2016.
The company offers sales, leasing, and property management services. They also provide property listing service (PLS), management of off-plan project launches, property valuation and research.
Include both commercial and residential properties.
You can find properties available for rent and sales from all over Dubai listed on their website.
Emaar Business Park, Building No. 3, Dubai (UAE), P.O. Box: 125400
7. Al Habtoor Properties LLC
Founded by Rashid Khalaf Al Habtoor in 2008, Al Habtoor Properties LLC primarily catered the Al Habtoor Group’s building management contracts and acted as an exclusive leasing agent of the towers. Since then, the company has expanded and currently helps foreigners to buy, lease, and sell both residential and commercial property.
Include listing services, sales, leasing services, and more.
You can find different types of properties for sale and rental, including residential, commercial, and retail properties.
The company mostly offer services prime areas in Dubai, but you can list properties anywhere in Dubai.
Al Habtoor Motors (showroom) Mezzanine Floor. Office No. 1101, Sheikh Zayed Road, P.O. Box 283137, Dubai – U.A.E.
8. PowerHouse Properties
PowerHouse Properties, also known as PH Real Estate, was founded in 2007 by a British national, Myles Bush. It’s based on business standards followed in the UK.
In 2012, Myles merged his company with another successful real estate agency owned by Nick Grassick. The company currently has more than 40 employees, mostly multilingual expats from the UK, North America, and other European countries.
The company offers property listing service for both rentals and sales. You can find around 800 properties on their website for sales and rentals. They also help you in buying and renting residential property in Dubai.
They offer sales and leasing services for most residential properties.
The company serves high-end areas that are popular among expats, for example, Arabian Ranches, Downtown Dubai, Dubai Marina, Dubai Sports City, Victory Heights, The Springs, The Greens, Palm Jumeirah, Lakes & Meadows, Jumeirah Village, and Jumeirah Beach Residence.
2405 Marina Plaza, Dubai Marina, UAE PO Box 53461
9. Provident Estate
Provident Estate is a leading real estate agent in Dubai. It’s an ISO certified company and certified by RERA, and regulated by Ejari.
Loai Al Fakir founded the company in 2008, within two years, it climbed to become one of the top 5 property agencies in Dubai in all major property portals.
Being a graduate of Kingston University UK, he relocated from Greece to Dubai in 2005 and quickly established himself as one of the most well-recognized real estate consultants.
In 2012, they started offering their own property management services. Later in 2013, they started to offer facility management services as well.
In 2014, they opened their second office in Dubai and also won the award for being the Best Brokerage Firm, by the Dubai Land Development. They also won the Best Property Website in Dubai Award in 2013 by the International Property Award.
Provident Estate currently has a team of more than 40 people from diverse backgrounds. Their staff is well versed in Arabic, English, Russian, Spanish, German, Dutch, Farsi, and Urdu.
Other than listing service, they also offer sales, leasing, and brokerage services for both commercial and residential properties. In addition, they also offer several other real estate services that include:
- Property management services
- Sales and marketing service for developers
- Real estate investment consulting
- Portfolio management
- Mortgage and legal service advice
- Offshore company setup
- Home insurance consultancy
They offer their services for both commercial and residential properties. You can find different types of properties listed on their website that include single units, apartments, villas, commercial offices, townhouses, retail spaces, holiday homes, and towers.
You can find more than 1400 properties on their website available for sales from all over Dubai.
#602, Maleka Al Zarooni Building, Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Binayah Real Estate was founded in 2007, and have worked with some of the leading property developers in Dubai like Dubai properties, DAMAC, Nakheel, and Emaar.
They have a team of multilingual staff, that consists of 15 property consultants and property managers.
Binayah Real Estate is based in Dubai, but it also serves Muscat and London. You can currently find around 700 properties (Dubai) listed on their website for sales and rentals.
The company offers a wide range of services that include asset management, property management, real estate brokerage service, property sales and leasing, development and investment consultancy.
They also offer financial and mortgage consultancy.
Include commercial and residential properties.
The company is most active in Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC), Business Bay, Barsha Heights, Dubai Sports City, Mudon, Dubai Marina, Downtown Dubai, Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT), Dubai South, Arabian Ranches, Mudon, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Village Triangle (JVT), and IMPZ.
Binayah Real Estate – Dubai
Suite: 908 | Executive Heights
Barsha Heights(Tecom) PO Box 487303