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Real Estate in Al Ain, the UAE

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on May 10, 2023

Summary: The average cost of a nice 2 bedroom home in Al Ain, UAE is around AED 1,000,000 (USD 272,000). A nice 3 bedroom home in Al Ain is around AED 1,500,000 (USD 408,000). These properties typically include modern amenities such as air conditioning, fitted kitchens, and en-suite bathrooms. Foreigners are allowed to purchase property in Al Ain, however, they are not allowed to own land. An expat should search for a home to buy in Al Ain by using online real estate portals such as Property Finder, Bayut, and Just Property. They should also consider consulting with a local real estate agent who can provide more detailed information about the local market. The most desirable neighborhoods in Al Ain include Al Jimi, Al Khrair, Al Muwaiji, Al Ain City, and Al Foah. These areas offer a variety of housing options, from villas to apartments, and are close to amenities such as schools, hospitals, and shopping centers.

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How do I find a place to live in Al Ain?

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

"One of the best ways to find a place to live in Al Ain is to search online for rental listings. There are many websites that offer listings of apartments, villas, and other types of housing in the area. Additionally, you can search for real estate agents in Al Ain who specialize in helping people find rental properties. You can also ask friends and family who live in the area for recommendations. Finally, you can visit the area in person to get a better sense of the different neighborhoods and to find a place that fits your needs," said one expat who made the move to Al Ain.

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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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