Required Documents

The following documents are required to buy a villa or apartment for sale in Dubai as a non-resident foreigner :


Here’s the procedure to buy and register your property as an expat in Dubai. 

Factors To Consider During Property Selection

There are several benefits of buying a property in Dubai. Expatriates exploring Dubai’s property market should take into account various essential factors when selecting a property.

  • Location

    Assess proximity to workplaces, schools, amenities and public transport. Consider the neighborhood's overall atmosphere and future development plans. Also, if you are wondering how to get a Makani number to navigate the city, you can download the official Makani app or visit Dubai’s municipality’s official website.

  • Budget and Affordability

    Establish a clear budget that includes all associated costs. Explore financing options and mortgage rates if needed.

  • Type of Property

    Decide between townhouses, apartments and villas based on lifestyle and preferences. Consider the property’s size and layout, as per your requirements when browsing through houses for sale in Dubai.

  • Legal Considerations

    Make note of the legalities of property ownership for expats. Ensure compliance with regulations and seek professional advice.

  • Developer Research

    Research the different property developers in Dubai and their projects. Former projects and customer reviews can provide insights into quality and reliability.

  • Amenities and Facilities

    Evaluate the available amenities such as parks, gyms and security features. Assess the quality of shared facilities within the property.

  • Resale Value and Investment Potential

    Consider the potential resale value of the property. Analyse the investment potential, taking into account market trends.

  • Infrastructure and Accessibility

    Look into the quality of infrastructure in the vicinity. Ensure ease of access to major roads and Dubai public transportation.