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If you have not spent a lot of time in UAE, you should rent before even thinking about buying. We asked expats there about the buy vs. rent decision...

"Buying a home in the UAE can be a great investment, as the real estate market is booming. However, it is important to consider the costs associated with buying a home, such as the down payment, closing costs, and ongoing maintenance. Renting a home in the UAE can be a more cost-effective option, as it eliminates the need for a large down payment and allows for more flexibility in terms of location and length of stay. Ultimately, the decision to buy or rent a home in the UAE should be based on individual needs and preferences," remarked another expat who made the move to UAE.

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