FAQs - Dubai Real Estate Investment Information
Q. Why are Dubai condos and condo
hotels priced so much cheaper than other premier real estate markets
in the United States and abroad?
A. The Dubai real
estate market is rapidly emerging, similar to Orlando before Disney
world or Las Vegas before the mega hotels and casinos. With the many
astonishing mega projects under way in Dubai, it is easy to see why
these comparisons can be made.
Q. Why are so many tourists attracted to Dubai?
A. This metropolis
on the Arabian Gulf draws travelers from all over the world. What
attracts them to Dubai are tax-free, highest-end shopping, great weather,
extraordinary accommodations, incredible restaurants and food, water
and theme parks, and pristine almost sterile beaches that go on for
miles. With the creation of mega projects like Sports City and Dubailand,
the amount of visitors to Dubai is expected to increase significantly
in the coming years, and this will help to raise Dubai property value
Q. How do I purchase a Dubai condo or condo hotel
A. Once you have
contacted us, we can give you layouts of all floor plans, prices and
the inventory list. When you are ready to proceed, we can send you
the reservation and developer contract. We have a great relationship
with the developers and we will work diligently to fulfill your request.
Q. Why are most condo hotels being built in Dubailand?
A. Dubailand is
expected to be the top tourist destination of Dubai, consisting of
6 themed worlds, it will be almost 3 times the size of World Disney
World. Condo Hotels are best suited for high tourism areas.
Q. Who lives in Dubai and what languages are spoken
A. Dubai is made
up of 185 nationalities. The majority of their 3 million people come
from other countries. The main languages spoken are Arabic and English.
Dubai encompasses the true meaning of cultural diversity.
Q. Where is Dubai located?
A. It is centrally
located in the Middle East across from Saudi Arabia within hours of
Europe, China, North Africa and India. Its' location makes it a vacation
haven for over a billion people.
Q. What is the appeal for so many visitors and
investors in the Dubai real estate market?
1. Growing Economy and Politically Stable
2. No Income Tax and Property Tax
3. Clean Crime-Free City
4. Advanced Technology and Communications System
5. Exemplary Healthcare, Education and Leisure Activities
6. Five Star Hotels, Restaurants and Beaches
7. State of the Art Sports Arenas (Tennis, Golf, Water Sports, Sand
Skiing, Horse Riding and the First Indoor Ski Mountain)
8. Cosmopolitan work environment with over 185 nationalities
9. Prices are inexpensive by comparison to other similar markets around
Dubai is a sun-filled wonderland accompanied by
white sandy beaches overlooking the picturesque Arabian Sea.
Q. Who is behind the emergence of Dubai?
A. Sheik Mohammed
bin Rashid al-Maktoum is the renowned innovative ruler who has earned
international respect for his humanitarian and principles of modern
development. Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum is on a mission
to create the world's most progressive, contemporary and luxorious
city in the world. The Dubai real estate market is bound to move skyward
as his vision continues to take form.
Q. What is the difference between leasehold and
A. At this time
condo hotels in Dubai are only being sold as 99 year leaseholds which
offer automatic renewal after expiration for a small fee. There is
a mounting school of thought that long leases rather than freehold
ownership should emerge as the preferred method of purchasing condo
hotels. Leasehold is common in many countries for high-rise property.
Leasehold grants the duties and obligations of the landlord or freeholder
to maintain the whole property in pristine condition. However, in
a few months the laws in Dubai are expected to change to allow freehold
ownership, and leasehold properties can be converted to freehold.
Condo hotels will still be maintained within the standards set by
Q. What is the weather like in Dubai?
A. Dubai enjoys
year round sunshine and the climate is not only tolerable but also
extremely pleasant for the majority of the year.
Q. Why is Dubai real estate a good investment?
1. High rental rates
Rental rates continue to go up. Rates last year
went up anywhere from 10% to 50% depending on the property. With stable
rising property value in 2005, rental yields have been moving upward
as well. This attracts investors to the Dubai real estate market,
while pushing those renting into buying Dubai property in order to
avoid future rent hikes.
2. Low priced
Compare a Dubai condo to a condo in a prosperous
UK or American city and you will find that home or condo prices are
around 1/3 the price. Tax-free incomes in Dubai compare more than
favorably with UK and U.S. post-tax income levels, and borrowing costs
are virtually the same. This large price difference clearly creates
an incredible opportunity for Dubai real estate.
3. Mortgage costs are falling
Local and international banks are creating more
mortgage options by the day, and the result is pushing the cost of
borrowing lower. If it costs less to borrow money for purchasing Dubai
property then the net effect is a higher Dubai property value.
4. New federal law
A new federal property law is expected pass in
the next coming year to convert leasehold sections of Dubai to freehold.
This will remove an area of uncertainty for investors and increase
the pool of investors who would consider Dubai real estate a possible
investment option. More investors in Dubai real estate will be good
5. Dubai property: Supply is short and demand
Supply of Dubai apartments, villas, hotels and
condominiums are not expected to meet up with demand for many years
to come in the Dubai real estate market. The rapid expansion of Dubai
as a business and trading hub and leisure destination for the Middle
East is bringing in more and more non residents.
6. Dubai is becoming famous
No city in the world is presently more successful
at marketing itself than Dubai. The Dubai real estate market can only
gain from this marketing. Foreign investors are already active buyers
of local property. Dubai property has advantages as a tax haven. These
are only just being recognized.
7. Is their financing available for Dubai properties?
Some Dubai property developers offer financing
while others do not. When available financing can range anywhere from
50% to 90% depending upon the property.
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