How To Buy A Holiday Home In Dubai

Buying a holiday home in Dubai is becoming very popular with global buyers enjoying the ‘new world’ of entertainment and luxury standards that are very accessible, making Dubai a go-to destination.

Dubai is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, it’s known for its superb infrastructure and excellent tourist amenities.


Tips for buying a holiday home in Dubai

Dubai makes a great short break for shopping, partying, sunbathing, fine dining, sporting events etc. So if you have the resources and the desire to travel on your holidays perhaps you would like a holiday home in Dubai?

If you are thinking of a home in Dubai then here are some tips to help you out in your home seeking:


1) Buying off plan 

Buying off-plan is a great way to purchase with stage payments over an extended time period. Buy it now, have the opportunity to personalise the interior before the building is built, and live in it when it is done.

You need to know the developer is reputable and reliable before you think about this route and the developers we are partnered with have 100% reliability for finishing their projects.


2) See for yourself

We only offer properties that are entirely genuine, with sound advice. We have over 20 years’ experience living in Dubai. Never take the word of someone on the internet.

We would accompany you when seeing developers and properties and also show you the City to increase your knowledge and understanding. We can arrange flights and hotel accommodation and some developers will pay for the ticket if you leave a deposit but on this basis we recommend you finance the cost of an airline ticket so you are not tied in and have freedom of choice.


3) Choose a reputable developer (or real estate agent) 

We are only working with the government-owned developers and those private developers with a 100% proven track record. This is important for quality and reliability. Our Dubai partner has lived and worked in Dubai real estate for over 20 years, his experience is second to none in guiding our buyers.

We always will keep you safe, we check all credentials for example, that the company is registered in the Dubai Lands Department or Dubai Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), check that the developer has an escrow account, then check the developer’s track record. Our partnered developers are part of this scheme.


4) Service Charges

The square footage of the property you are interested in is very important as the size is used to calculate the amount of service charge payable. Always be sure that the size is clear and what the square footage includes, e.g. balcony, terrace or garden space. Always ask for the service charge estimate to be certain of what you will be paying. Service charges usually cover all aspects of a building and its amenities such as pools, gyms and other leisure facilities. Sometimes a developer will pay the service charges for a few years initially. Every development has a residents association to help look after the best interests of the owners and the building.


5) Do your due diligence

Don’t just take our word for it. We encourage you to dig through the internet for news stories about the development you’re considering. Look for any kind of disputes with residents; articles about swimming pools and leisure facilities not being completed or having corners cut on them; issues about tenants being locked out of buildings; and complaints about super-high charges.

Check out local newspapers online such as Emirates 24/7, 7 Days and The National as they are good sources for property stories.


Depending on your interests we have holiday homes in attractive golf resorts, beach fronts with stunning views of the Dubai Eye and landmarks or downtown with views of the amazing tallest building in the world Burj Khalifa, magical water fountains and world’s largest shopping mall.

Find out how we could help you find your dream Dubai holiday home

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