Your starting point in the search for a home will probably be a newspaper/magazine or you may choose to drive around and take down contact details from any ‘for sale’ or ‘for rent’ notices you see outside properties.
Once you find a property you are interested in, your next step is to contact the agent who is listing the property. They will probably also be able to show you a selection of similar properties that they have on their books. Of course, you may choose to just go to a real estate agent directly.
Newspapers and magazines with classified ads listing property for rent or purchase:
- Gulf News Classified Section – http://www.gnads4u.com/properties – AED 2 – daily
- Dubai Real Times – published by RERA – monthly
- Freehold Weekly – http://www.gulfnews.com/FreeholdWeekly/index.html – AED 10 – weekly
- Property Weekly – http://www.gulfnews.com/PropertyWeekly/index.html – AED 2 – weekly
This website lists properties for sale or for rent from a range of different real estate agents: http://www.propertyfinder.ae
Real estate agents with comprehensive website listings include:
Tel: 600 52 2212
Dubai Luxury Homes
Tel: 04 318 3000
House Hunters Real Estate Brokers
Tel: 04 340 1940
Tel: 04 343 8002
Many agents will offer the same properties, so you may find some overlap. Most estate agents will be able to take you around the properties available, either in their own car, by allowing you to follow them in your own car, or they will meet you at the property. Some agents will arrange to leave the property open so that you can look around them at your leisure. The payment to the real estate agent will be approximately 5% of the yearly rent