It may seem that moving to Dubai is not a problem at all: you buy a plane ticket and you are already in the country of your dreams. On the one hand, this is true, but if you want to avoid unnecessary problems that accompany most people during the period of adaptation to a new place, then it is better to think over your move to the emirate to the smallest detail, including purchasing property for sale in Port de La Mer, Grand Views, or any other residential complexes of the city.
Steps for those who want to have real estate in Dubai
- Find a reason to move and get a visa
You can simply come and look around in Dubai only on a tourist visa, which is valid for 30 days. If you intend to live permanently, then you need a more compelling reason for both staying here and obtaining a resident visa. There are three main reasons for moving:
- Opening your own company
Dubai is a region that looks especially attractive in the eyes of entrepreneurs. There is everything here to build a successful and profitable business: no taxes, good infrastructure, inexpensive labor and energy, the ability to control 100% of the shares, etc.
- Legal employment
If you find a good job with a decent salary, you can get social guarantees and even move to the UAE with your family (it is enough to receive AED 10,000 – less than USD 3,000).
- Buy a property
This path is chosen by wealthy foreigners who have already earned enough money and can now afford to live in Dubai on dividends. If you buy a luxury apartment or villa by the sea that costs more than AED 1,000,000, you are guaranteed a three-year resident visa, which can be extended as long as you own expensive property.
- Get a resident visa.
You can’t just get a resident visa if you want to. To become a resident, you need to fulfill one of three conditions:
- buy a property worth almost USD 300,000,
- get a job and wait for the employer to issue this document,
- open a company.
In addition to papers that identify your identity, you will also need a health certificate. Before moving, you will need to be tested for infectious diseases and AIDS. You will be re-analyzed in Dubai. Their results must match, otherwise, you can forget about moving to the United Arab Emirates. A man who earns more than AED 10,000 every month can bring his wife and minor children to the UAE without issuing a separate resident visa for them. Your visa is enough for your spouse not only to legally reside in the UAE but also to get a job.
- Find accommodation in Dubai.
The real estate market in Dubai will please even the most demanding clients. There is housing for every taste and budget, suitable for both buying and renting. There are as many as 20 residential areas in Dubai and in any of them foreigners can find an apartment or a villa to their taste. If you want to be able to regularly enjoy a beach holiday, then you should settle in a villa or apartment near the Persian Gulf. Seaside areas, as well as the city center, are considered the most expensive. The cost of housing also depends on its age (new buildings are more expensive than used real estate), as well as on the area.
Real estate agency in Dubai
If you have planned to move to the UAE, Ax Capital will be happy to help you with the immigration process, as well as purchasing real estate in the emirates.