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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Apr 08, 2023

Summary: The average cost of a nice 2 bedroom home in Dubai, UAE is around $400,000 USD, while a nice 3 bedroom home can cost around $500,000 USD. These properties typically include modern amenities such as air conditioning, high-end appliances, and spacious balconies. There are no restrictions on foreign ownership for properties in Dubai. An expat should search for a home to buy in Dubai by researching the different neighborhoods and areas, looking at listings online, and visiting the properties in person. The most desirable neighborhoods in Dubai include Downtown Dubai, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Residence, and Dubai Marina.

How do I find a place to live in Dubai?

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

"The best way to find a place to live in Dubai is to research online. There are many websites that offer listings of apartments, villas, and other housing options in the area. Additionally, you can contact a real estate agent who specializes in the area to help you find the perfect place to live. You can also look for housing options in newspapers and magazines, or ask friends and family who live in the area for recommendations," remarked one member in Dubai.

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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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