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Real Estate in Al Raha Beach, the UAE

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jul 17, 2023

Summary: People living in Al Raha Beach, UAE offer advice about real estate. How do you find a home in Al Raha Beach? Should you buy or rent? What is the cost of housing?

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How do I find a place to live in Al Raha Beach?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"Finding a place to live in Al Raha Beach, involves several steps. First, you need to determine your budget. This will help you narrow down your options and make your search more efficient. Next, you should decide on the type of accommodation you want. Al Raha Beach offers a variety of options, including apartments, villas, and townhouses. Once you have a clear idea of what you're looking for, you can start your search. There are several online real estate platforms that list properties for rent or sale in Al Raha Beach, such as Bayut, Property Finder, and Dubizzle. These platforms allow you to filter your search based on your preferences, such as the number of bedrooms, price range, and property type. You can also hire a real estate agent to help you find a place. They have extensive knowledge of the market and can provide you with valuable advice. Make sure to choose an agent who is registered with the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) to ensure they are legitimate and trustworthy. Once you've found a property you're interested in, arrange a viewing. This will give you a chance to inspect the property and ask any questions you may have. If you decide to proceed with the property, you'll need to negotiate the terms of the lease or purchase agreement. This includes the price, the duration of the lease, and any other conditions. Finally, once you've agreed on the terms, you'll need to sign the contract and make the necessary payments. This typically includes a security deposit and the first month's rent for rentals, or a down payment for purchases. Remember to also check the rules and regulations of living in Al Raha Beach, as some areas may have specific guidelines for residents. Finding a place to live in Al Raha Beach, UAE, can be a complex process, but with careful planning and research, you can find a home that suits your needs and budget," explained one expat living in Al Raha Beach, the UAE.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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