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Real Estate in Saadiyat Island, the UAE

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jul 10, 2023

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

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How do I find a place to live in Saadiyat Island?

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

"Finding a place to live in Saadiyat Island, involves several steps. First, you need to determine your budget and the type of accommodation you're looking for. This could range from a studio apartment to a luxury villa, depending on your needs and financial capacity. Next, you should research the different neighborhoods on Saadiyat Island. Some areas might be more residential, while others might be closer to amenities like shops, restaurants, and schools. Consider your lifestyle and daily needs when choosing a location. 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 Saadiyat Island, such as Bayut, Property Finder, and Dubizzle. These websites allow you to filter your search based on location, property type, price range, and other criteria. You can also consider hiring a real estate agent to assist you in your search. They can provide you with expert advice, arrange viewings, and handle negotiations with landlords or sellers. Make sure to choose a reputable agent who is registered with the Real Estate Regulatory Agency in the UAE. When you find a property that you're interested in, arrange a viewing. This will give you a chance to inspect the property, ask questions, and get a feel for the neighborhood. If you're renting, you should also inquire about the terms of the lease, including the duration, renewal options, and any additional fees. Finally, once you've found a place that meets your needs and fits your budget, you can proceed with the rental or purchase process. This typically involves signing a contract, paying a deposit, and possibly providing some additional documentation. If you're buying a property, you may also need to secure a mortgage. Remember, finding a place to live in Saadiyat Island, like anywhere else, can take time and patience. Don't rush the process, and make sure to do your due diligence to ensure you're making a decision that's right for you," explained one expat living in Saadiyat Island, 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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