Buying Property in Dubai: Factors Influencing Buyers’ Decision

Dubai is one of the fastest growing cities in the world today and is recognized as the gateway to the gulf. Because of its impressive new buildings, biggest theme park in the world, tree- lined boulevards, and magnificent shopping malls, it is voted as one of the world’s best holiday destinations. It is also acknowledged as an emerging commercial hub and one of the most desirable places to live here on the planet. Recently, the Government of Dubai has opened up doors for purchase of freehold properties in approved projects in Dubai. The purchasers who are registered will be entitled to a residence visa including the whole family. This will be issued by the Dubai authorities under their standard conditions. …

Bahrain’s Real Estate Market Hot on the Heals of Dubai

The popularity and success of the real estate market in Dubai is well documented; but in sharp contrast Bahrain – which is one of the Middle Eastern property markets with the greatest potential – is little known and often overlooked. Bahrain has a small but well establish luxury real estate market; and recent changes to legislation allowing for foreign freehold ownership of property within certain real estate developments in Bahrain has created a surge of investor and consumer interest in the kingdom. The kingdom of Bahrain has long been home to a large expatriate community, with expats mainly heralding from the UK, Europe and the US. Expatriates living in Bahrain generally enjoy an incredibly high standard of living, substantial tax …