So why invest in Dubai property?
Dubai is the city of the future with the world business, leisure and property industry all looking for a piece of the action. So is now the right time to get a foot on the Dubai property ladder?
Dubai is now being recognized as the business, leisure and sporting capital of the Middle East. Overseas property buyers and its millions of visitors each year are attracted to the liberal attitude and relaxed environment. Live and let live is the feel of Dubai where the majority of the 1.5 million populations are in fact expatriates.
Doing business in Dubai is surprisingly easy with minimal bureaucracy and a can do attitude that makes Dubai an attractive place for big business. The country wants inward investment and to increase its population. Politically stability and low crime are also one of the features of Dubai. International visitors feel safe and the presence of heavily armed police and army is not present in Dubai. How this state has achieved such an oasis of tranquility is remarkable. The ruling Royal family are admired and spoken highly by the people of Dubai. It may be the lack of political interventions or political parties in Dubai that may indeed make this place harmony.
The climate in Dubai is sub tropical and arid rain is seen during the winter months of December to March. The average temperature is between 10-30 degrees Celsius and can reach up to 48 degrees in July and August.
International investors buying property in Dubai include Russian, British, Indian and Pakistani investors. The French are now seeing the potential of this region and I anticipate will also become one of the major investors in this region.
Investors from the Middle East and United Arab Emirates are amongst the earliest investors. Buying property in Dubai as an overseas buyer is quite straightforward. The majority of real estate in Dubai is available off plan or pre construction. Typically as property developers launch a project there is flurry of activity amongst investors. Seasoned investors have speculated about the bubble bursting in the Dubai real estate market.
Oversupply has led to concerns by overseas property investors. In 2010 the number of homes in the region is set to double to 530,000. The commercial sector is also expanding at a rapid rate with office space set to triple, so who is going to buy all this real estate? Dubai Property Executives explain how Dubai is as great place to invest.
Nakheel is a government backed property developer Chief Executive Chris O'Donnell ‘People do get a little concerned about Dubai, thinking we are just building and hoping we will sell the product on completion. But we sell product prior to starting construction. Everything you see at Palm Jumeriah has been sold" Property Developers Dubai Properties Chief Executive Mohammed Binbrek "We do not begin until the units are sold and then we ask for a 70% deposit." When asks if he thought the Dubai market would crash with so much construction he replied " Around 40% of the population is under 20 add this factor to a population that is growing it implies much more houses.
With so much construction planned to make Dubai the city of the future it is a great time to buy property in Dubai
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Nicholas Marr is a lifetime property investor and CEO of Marr International Ltd a UK based property marketing company that is responsible for one of the worlds leading overseas property web sites at http://www.homesgofast.com/home/Dubai/ and http://www.dubaihomes4sale.co.uk/