Dubai

Return On Investment – How Does Dubai Compare Against Other Major Global Cities?

As an investor, you have a natural inclination to want to know what any potential opportunity could offer your portfolio. With property, one of the biggest focuses is on the rental yield, since the figure that can be achieved will have an impact on your return on investment, especially in the immediate vicinity.  Over the long term, the appreciation in the property’s value is also going to be a core...

How To Get An Investor Visa In The UAE

There is perhaps not a more exciting prospect for investors than purchasing property overseas. With the option of living in the location permanently or enjoying a steady return on your investment through renting the property out, there’s a lot of ways the purchase could benefit your portfolio, not to mention your lifestyle too depending on the location you choose.  This is especially the case in a...

Who Are The Key Developers In Dubai?

As a property investor, it pays to stay privy to the most renowned developers in the city you are interested in.  In today’s post, we are turning our attention to Dubai, which is one of our key investor locations here at Thirlmere Deacon, so much so that we have an office based in Dubai to serve our clients interested in investing here.  But when it comes to the movers and shakers of the...

How To Stay In The UAE For More Than 90 Days

Like many countries in the world, the UAE has strict visa requirements that tourists or those looking to stay in the country on a more permanent basis need to adhere to. The UAE happens to be one of our main investor locations here at Thirlmere Deacon, as we have an office out in Dubai. We’re always keen to help investors learn everything they need to know about the location of their asset so that...

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Can foreigners buy property in Zanzibar?

The short answer – Yes, foreigners can buy property in Zanzibar. As of March 2018, foreign investors were able to buy offshore property on the beautiful Tanzanian archipelago of Zanzibar. How to buy property in Zanzibar Understanding property ownership in Zanzibar can help when considering investing, here’s how it works:  Long Lease Ownership – Property in Zanzibar is usually sold with a...

Why Zanzibar should be your next investment location

Zanzibar is fast becoming one of the world’s hottest investment locations. Its popularity as a travel destination continues to grow, it remains to be a key trading hub and there are now several impressive developments for investors seeking to catch a market that is ripe for investment. About Zanzibar Located just off the coast of East Africa in the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous region...

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Common mistakes overseas investors make when buying property in the UK

From not having a strategy to buying in the wrong location and trying to cut corners in order to save money – there are several costly common mistakes overseas investors make when buying a property in the UK.   In this blog, we highlight the most common investment mistakes and how to avoid them. Not having a strategy Some investors sit on the fence for too long and miss countless opportunities,...

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What and where are UK investors buying?

The UK has long been a destination of choice for investors based in the Gulf Region. There are several key reasons why it is such a popular location; its proximity to the Middle East when compared with other English speaking countries such as the US, its highly respected banking sector and both the judicial and financial systems are deemed to be fair. Overseas investors wanting to invest in UK property...

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Dubai and Abu Dhabi Hospitality Report 2019

The hospitality markets in Dubai and Abu Dhabi saw a slow down over 2019, as supply to the market has pent up in advance of the expected increase in visitors in 2020 and beyond. 2020 will be a spectacular year for UAE tourism with an abundance of new attractions set to open across the region and Dubai hosting the Expo towards the end of the year for 6 months. Tourism is an important part of the UAE...

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Dubai and Abu Dhabi Residential Report 2019

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) had been a property investment hotbed for a considerable period of time, driven by huge demand from those moving to the region. Over recent years there has been a considerable amount of both residential and commercial construction creating a supply to the market greater than the demand. This oversupply has resulted in falling prices across all property types. Property...

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