Qatari property investors keen to offload assets in UAE

Investors from Qatar and Kuwait cumulatively accounted for Dh2 billion worth of property transactions in Dubai last year, according to the Dubai Land Department. "The majority of our Qatari clients are in a state of confusion as to what to do. Some have ... ( read original story ...)

How To Select Your First Property for Investment in Dubai

Dubai’s real estate market is thriving because investors from all over the world were quick to realize that the returns they can get exceed the typical for the industry gains. During the past few years the market has matured and it has become much more ... ( read original story ...)

Destination report: Abu Dhabi

This follows the opening late last year of the Marriott Downtown, and is the 12th Abu Dhabi property in the Marriott-Starwood portfolio – and the 47th in the UAE. Before the hotel’s spectacular opening festivities I talk to Alex Kyriakidis, Marriott ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai property prices down 20% on end-2015

Dubai property prices are now at levels not seen since late 2012 and early 2013 following an 18-month slide in values, according to listings site PropertyFinder. In a report, the company said median property sales prices in the emirate fell 20 per cent ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai real estate sector seeks more international investors

Dubai real estate attracts significant interest from international investors, yet there is vast potential yet to be tapped. The emirate's property sector witnessed a 25 per cent increase in overall transactional activity in the first quarter of this year. ( read original story ...)

Abu Dhabi Police warn against fireworks

Brigadier Hamid Saeed Al Afrit, Deputy Director General of Security and Ports at Abu Dhabi Police, urged the public to desist from practices that may lead to material losses, environment pollution, or fires and put the safety of the community and property ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai real estate transactions up 25pc in Q1

The Dubai property sector has witnessed solid growth in the first quarter with about 25 per cent increase in overall transactional activity in the real estate sector during the period, said Sultan Butti Bin Mejren, the director general of the Dubai Land ... ( read original story ...)