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 ...)

Dubai’s residential off-plan sales boom to continue

The boom in Dubai's residential off-plan sales will continue at least until year-end as buyers take advantage of less onerous payment plans and a greater choice of projects, said Propertyfinder Group, a leading real estate listings portal in the Middle East. ( read original story ...)

Emaar Properties names Jain group CEO

Dubai's Emaar Properties, a leading property developer and builder of the world's tallest tower Burj Khalifa, has appointed Amit Jain, as the new group chief executive officer. An industry veteran, Jain has over 20 years of experience in senior positions ... ( read original story ...)