The journey of the city of Dubai has been nothing but extraordinary! A region that started as a fishing village in the 18th Century is now a large metropolis that is home to more than 3.40 million residents and also the tallest building in the world! A visit to Dubai is always on every travellers’ list for its sheer exquisiteness and luxury. But if you are planning to make it your home, this is all you need to know.
Going to Dubai can be very exciting for its breathtaking infrastructure and facilities, however, finding the right property all by yourself would not be an easy task as the city has a lot to offer!
“In 2019, the UAE implemented a new system for long-term residence visas. The new system enables foreigners to live, work and study in the UAE without the need of a national sponsor and with 100 per cent ownership of their business on the UAE’s mainland. These visas will be issued for 5 or 10 years and will be renewed automatically.” Through this residence permits can be granted to investors, entrepreneurs, researchers and students with scientific acumen.
If you are a person who loves to explore, travelling around the city will be your priority so look for properties that are located in proximity to metro,
tram, monorail or water taxis. Dubai has an extensive public transport network. You can also hire private taxis through Uber, S’hail app, RTA Dubai and Careem app. One of the most popular sites is booking.com that can be used for organizing your hotel stay, rent cars or taxis or book flights at your convenience.
Dubai is known as the “Global capital of the middle east”. The cosmopolitan culture of this city is something everyone embraces. It is a melting pot of different nationalities which truly makes it global in the real sense. Dubai offers you the best food around the globe, it has everything to satisfy your gastronomical cravings! You can choose from apps like Zomato, Noon food and Careem, apart from a wide range of walk-in restaurants to enjoy the food of your liking. Some of the most delightful and popular cuisines of Dubai are Manousheh, Iranian sangkak, Al machboos, taboon bread, knafeh, Al harees and much more.
“English and Arabic are the most spoken languages in Dubai. You will also find a lot of expatriates who speak Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Tamil, Tagalog, Persian, Chinese, Malayalam, in addition to many other languages.”
Currently, healthcare is free only for the citizens of the UAE. The World Bank ranked Dubai and Abu Dhabi as being the 2nd and 3rd, respectively, most popular medical tourism destinations in the region, behind Jordan. In the first half of 2015, Dubai had attracted 260,000 medical tourists.
“In 2020, the UAE was the world’s only country to have three of its cities – Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah – all among the top ten safest cities in the world.”1 It also boasts of women-only facilities including taxis especially for women and separate metro carriages.
The question of leasing or buying a property is the most important one for a person seeking accommodation at any new place. Although one enjoys a tax-free income in Dubai, the cost of living at this place can be very high so you need to decide in a manner that best suits your interests. Some factors to consider could be proximity to recreational facilities, hospitals, place of work, etc. This solely depends on your motivation to shift to Dubai. The city offers you villas, townhouses, beach view apartments and much more.
There are a lot many reasons for you to move to Dubai, this is where you can get in touch with our agents who will help you to find the best place matching your wish list and be your guide to buying a property in Dubai. Do check out our hot offers before you begin your property search.