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Those of us who have been in the region a while will recall that in the autumn of 2008 global economics finally caught up with us, and the Dubai real estate market fell off a cliff. America sneezed, we caught pneumonia, prices plummeted, and those who ... Read more
In the last issue we gave an overview of the way in which one can secure UAE residency status through ownership of property in Dubai. The article generated significant interest, particularly among those interested in retirement options, and we therefore thought it might be useful in this ... Read more
With residential rents currently in decline, many home-owners are looking towards the short-term letting market to maximise returns. Here we examine both the legal and practical context in which short term lettings operate in Dubai. ... Read more
There has been much talk recently about long term Visas, held out as an example of the Dubai government encouraging investment in the Emirate by creating a greater sense of belonging and security. So far however it seems those Visas have been offered only to a ... Read more
Many investors in the UAE property market buy to let – that is they acquire property for the purposes of renting it out to generate returns. Letting costs are relatively low in Dubai, which can produce attractive rental yields in many cases. ... Read more