30 Jul 2015

Burj Khalifa Overshadowing Big Ben for US Expats?

No Comments Business, Dubai, Employment, general, Lifestyle, UAE, UAE life

169049622The Burj Khalifa has gained immense popularity ever since its inception, but is it now overshadowing Big Ben in liking by US expats? By the Burj Khalifa and Big Ben, we don’t actually mean the iconic structures, but we are referring to the cities they are associated with. Yes, it seems as if London is no longer the number one contender for the provision of jobs for US citizens looking for jobs abroad. Dubai has climbed the ranks and surpassed London to claim the number one spot as the choice for US expats looking for jobs and work. Read more

30 Jul 2015

Abu Dhabi Hotel Industry on the rise

No Comments Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Real Estate, UAE Real Estate

Emirates palaceMore than 5,000 keys under development for 2017

Enjoying a particularly stable residential sector, Abu Dhabi is kicking things up another notch in its hospitality sector. Property experts expect approximately 2,300 rooms to enter the market by the end of 2015. Apart from that the hotel industry of the capital is also featuring positive growth patterns with 5,200 rooms in the pipeline for 2017. Read more

30 Jul 2015

Who Needs Wifi on the Beach?

No Comments Dubai, general, Lifestyle, Tourism, UAE, UAE life

1850911835What’s the one thing you miss the most when going to the beach or a public park? I am sure it’s wifi and a spot to charge your phone! However, Dubai authorities have thought of this and catered to the need with ‘smart palms’! Yes, the name is derived from ‘smartphones’ and they are structures which are somewhat shaped like a palm tree and situated on beaches in Dubai to provide visitors with shade and free wifi, free recharging of phones and other technological devices, and provides news, weather forecasts, and other information about the city! Read more

29 Jul 2015

UAE likely to be biggest beneficiary of Iran deal

No Comments Dubai Properties, Market Reports, News and Updates, Tips for Investors, UAE Real Estate

uae-61159The removal of sanctions on Iran is expected to land the UAE with some really good benefits. Experts believe UAE is to be the biggest beneficiary within the Middle East and North Africa region after the opening of the Iranian economy. Read more

29 Jul 2015

Dubai on way to unveiling dozens of breathtaking projects

No Comments Dubai, Dubai Properties, Dubai Real Estate, general, Lifestyle, New development, Property Developers, Tourism, UAE, UAE life

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The construction industry is always very busy in Dubai as the emirate’s government consistently plans new residential, commercial, and recreational developments to improve the quality of life of residents and give visitors additional enjoyment. The Dubai municipality has announced that about 68 new projects worth a massive AED 4.5 billion are currently in the planning, design, or implementation stages. What do these projects entail? Let’s take a look! Read more

29 Jul 2015

Sharjah to construct buildings for widows, divorcees

No Comments New development, News and Updates, Property Developers, Sharjah, Sharjah Real Estate, UAE, UAE Real Estate

hijabEvery society agrees that women should be given extra protection and care and Sharjah is doing just that by building specific buildings for widows and divorcees. Read more

28 Jul 2015

Dubai’s H1 2015 transactions register 15% year-on-year growth

No Comments Dubai Properties, Dubai Real Estate, Market Reports, Mortgage, Property Buying, Research, Tips for Investors, UAE Real Estate

MOrtgageDubai’s future bright as mortgages exceed cash transactions

While the pessimist property experts have been worrying everyone about a slowdown leading to disaster and a poorly performing realty sector, the factual statistical figures released by Dubai Land Department (DLD) speak otherwise. Read more

28 Jul 2015

These awesome ideas can become Dubai’s future

No Comments Dubai, general, Lifestyle, Tourism, UAE, UAE life, Uncategorized

3a8008a339b6f2a19fcbe24b1f967b93Being the glitzy, hip, and happening place that Dubai is, the emirate has certainly exceeded expectations in offering the most versatile and unique attractions for tourists and residents alike. Whether it is an underwater tennis court or exhilarating theme park rides, Dubai has it all. Yet, there is no end to creativity and there are several new things that the emirate can either plan to create or is already building. Here are 15 ideas that can well become the stars of the future for Dubai. Read more

28 Jul 2015

Affordable housing to be at the centre of Cityscape Global agenda

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Middle East’s leading investment and development exhibition runs from 8-10 September at Dubai World Trade Centre

The ongoing shortage of middle income housing is one of the greatest challenges facing the real estate industry in the Middle East and would likely be the centre of focus at the upcoming inaugural Cityscape Global Conference.

Craig Plumb, head of research at JLL MEN, said the shortage of housing for families earning salaries around the UAE average was a major issue and “it is important that we address some of the best practice initiatives and developments that have been launched in the Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Egypt and continue to implement them across the industry”. Read more

28 Jul 2015

Onwani eases navigation as Abu Dhabi announces new street route numbers

No Comments Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Real Estate, News and Updates

Street NumbersIn a bid to make navigation through the streets easier, the Abu Dhabi Municipality has launched new Street Route numbers.

The new street route numbers were announced in the city in order to make travelling more convenient for the residents and visitors alike. The municipality believes that the new move will positively impact and greatly ease the process of finding any location within the emirate. Read more