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Property for Sale photos in Al Zeina: Top standard investment 3BR TH in Al Zeina - 1

Top standard investment 3BR TH in Al Zeina

AED 3,600,000
8 minutes
3 Beds4 Baths3,972 SqFt
Al Zeina, Al Raha Beach
Property for Sale photos in Al Ghadeer: HOT DEAL | Single Row in Breeze Community - 1

HOT DEAL | Single Row in Breeze Community

AED 1,375,000
8 minutes
2 Beds3 Baths1,990 SqFt
Al Ghadeer
Property for Sale photos in Al Zeina: Luxurious Type Beach Villa | Inquire Now - 1

Luxurious Type Beach Villa | Inquire Now

AED 12,000,000
9 minutes
5 Beds6 Baths6,328 SqFt
Al Zeina, Al Raha Beach
Property for Sale photos in Ghantoot: Dicover your home w/ 8 Years installment w/out bank - 1

Dicover your home w/ 8 Years installment w/out bank

AED 3,400,000
9 minutes
3 Beds4 Baths4,542 SqFt
Ghantoot
Property for Sale photos in Jawaher Saadiyat: Amazing 4BR Villa in Saadiyat Island | Inquire Now - 1

Amazing 4BR Villa in Saadiyat Island | Inquire Now

AED 9,500,000
9 minutes
4 Beds5 Baths6,856 SqFt
Jawaher Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island
Property for Sale photos in Yas Acres: CORNER  VIEW STUNNUNING VILLA IN YAS ACERS - 1

CORNER VIEW STUNNUNING VILLA IN YAS ACERS

AED 9,100,000
13 minutes
6 Beds10 Baths7,300 SqFt
Yas Acres, Yas Island
Property for Sale photos in Yas Acres: Superb Location ,Ready To Occupy 5BDR in Yacares - 1

Superb Location ,Ready To Occupy 5BDR in Yacares

AED 4,500,000
13 minutes
4 Beds5 Baths3,800 SqFt
Yas Acres, Yas Island
Property for Sale photos in Zone 15: VIP FINISHING 6BDR VILLA IN MBZ - 1

VIP FINISHING 6BDR VILLA IN MBZ

AED 5,700,000
13 minutes
6 Beds11 Baths5,000 SqFt
Zone 15, Mohammed Bin Zayed City
Property for Sale photos in Zone 15: Experience Brand New Villa - 1

Experience Brand New Villa

AED 5,700,000
13 minutes
7 Beds11 Baths6,000 SqFt
Zone 15, Mohammed Bin Zayed City
Property for Sale photos in Al Bateen: Perfectly located, High Standard Villa - 1

Perfectly located, High Standard Villa

AED 8,500,000
13 minutes
8 Beds11 Baths6,000 SqFt
Al Bateen
Property for Sale photos in Zone 18: Great Deal!! TWO PERFECT VILLAS WITH AN AMAZING PRICE - 1

Great Deal!! TWO PERFECT VILLAS WITH AN AMAZING PRICE

AED 10,500,000
13 minutes
5 Beds11 Baths6,000 SqFt
Zone 18, Mohammed Bin Zayed City
Property for Sale photos in Zone 18: Great Deal, Perfectly located, incredible for investing - 1

Great Deal, Perfectly located, incredible for investing

AED 11,500,000
13 minutes
11 Beds11 Baths6,000 SqFt
Zone 18, Mohammed Bin Zayed City
Property for Sale photos in Baniyas: An Ideal Huge Family Home with Rental Back - 1

An Ideal Huge Family Home with Rental Back

AED 3,100,000
19 minutes
3 Beds4 Baths3,600 SqFt
Baniyas
Property for Sale photos in Al Raha Golf Gardens: Luxurious and Huge Townhouse with Garden - 1

Luxurious and Huge Townhouse with Garden

AED 3,350,000
19 minutes
4 Beds5 Baths3,861 SqFt
Al Raha Golf Gardens
Property for Sale photos in HIDD Al Saadiyat: A Luxurious Villa with Stunning Mangrove Views - 1

A Luxurious Villa with Stunning Mangrove Views

AED 20,000,000
20 minutes
7 Beds7 Baths17,835 SqFt
HIDD Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island
Property for Sale photos in Al Qubaisat: Perfectly Priced Compound Villa near Al Mushrif - 1

Perfectly Priced Compound Villa near Al Mushrif

AED 13,500,000
20 minutes
11 Beds11 Baths21,100 SqFt
Al Qubaisat, Al Mushrif
Property for Sale photos in Contemporary Style: Spacious Semi Single Row Contemporary Villa - 1

Spacious Semi Single Row Contemporary Villa

AED 1,290,000
20 minutes
2 Beds3 Baths1,831 SqFt
Contemporary Style, Al Reef Villas
Property for Sale photos in Contemporary Style: Single Row  Semi-Furnished Villa w/ Car Parking - 1

Single Row Semi-Furnished Villa w/ Car Parking

AED 1,600,000
20 minutes
3 Beds3 Baths2,424 SqFt
Contemporary Style, Al Reef Villas
Property for Sale photos in Al Raha Gardens: Live with Your Family In This Type S Townhouse - 1

Live with Your Family In This Type S Townhouse

AED 2,600,000
20 minutes
4 Beds5 Baths3,272 SqFt
Al Raha Gardens
Property for Sale photos in Yas Village: 4Bedrooms + Maids | Single Row | Ready to Move - 1

4Bedrooms + Maids | Single Row | Ready to Move

AED 6,200,000
about 1 hour
4 Beds5 Baths5,425 SqFt
Yas Village, Yas Island

What you need to know about Villas for sale in Abu Dhabi 

The emirate of Abu Dhabi has transformed from just a collection of 200 desert islands to a diverse well-known cultural hub over the past 48 years. Often known as the quieter neighbor to the popular city of Dubai, Abu Dhabi provides its own unique invocable charm from gorgeous natural sights to breathtaking infrastructure and iconic landmarks such as the Louvre, Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Yas Islands attracting visitors from all over. That, along with a diverse range of real estate properties from luxury villas to affordable apartments to choose from makes Abu Dhabi a highly sought-after city to live and invest in.

Can I buy a villa in Abu Dhabi?

Up until last year, there was a law that restricted non-UAE nationals from purchasing leasehold properties in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. In simpler terms, it basically means that if an expat or a foreigner purchases a home, they would have the right to reside in and occupy the property from the proprietor for a period no more than 99 years. After the 99-year threshold has passed, the house is returned to the proprietor. The law has since been revoked with a new law that now allows expats and foreigners to own freehold estate in designated areas in the emirates, including highly sought after locations like Saadiyat Islands, Yas Islands, and Al Raha Beach. This opens up a lot of opportunities for expats looking to invest in property in Abu Dhabi as they can not only buy the house but also the land it resides on, giving them the complete liberty to lease, occupy or sell the land. 

Is this the right time to purchase in a villa in Abu Dhabi?

The present state of the real estate and property market in the country makes it the ideal time to buy a house in Abu Dhabi whilst securing the best prices. Over the past year, property prices have dropped in the emirate, resulting in an increased demand for affordable investment opportunities. With an extensive selection of estates to choose from, the process of finding and purchasing houses for sale in Abu Dhabi can be a daunting task. With a plethora of verified villas ranging from affordable with easy payment plans to fully furnished luxury properties, dubizzle has everything you need!

What is the process to buy a house in Abu Dhabi? 

Once you have browsed through dubizzle for a villa, shortlisted and visited the property, and are fully satisfied with your choice, the next step for you would be to apply for a mortgage, if necessary. If you are applying for a mortgage, you would need to be a resident of the country with a valid visa of at least six months. As a minimum, you will need to put down a 25% down payment as a deposit.

After this, you are required to negotiate and sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the buyer where you will have to pay 2% of the property purchase value to your real estate agency as a fee for their service and an additional 2% towards the Abu Dhabi Municipality for transferring the property to your name. This process is usually guided and witnessed by an agent. After starting the home loan process, the bank will send over a valuation company to assess that you’re paying the best price, and are within the market range. 

If the seller of the villa has a mortgage in place, your bank will clear the loan leaving the property free to be sold void of any liabilities. 

In case there is no mortgage on the property, your bank will organize a manager’s cheque for the day of the transfer and directly hand it over to the seller. After this transaction is completed between the banks, your agent will book the transfer of the property. 

Once that process is complete, you will receive an ownership certificate from the developer of the property who you will have to pay an administrative fee. Depending on the developer and the development you might also be additionally charged for a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to ensure that the property you are buying is free of any incumbrancers. 

For the final sale, you, the seller, agent, and if applicable, the bank representatives meet at the developer’s office or the Abu Dhabi Municipality to complete the process and officially transfer the villa to you, the new owner. 

Under the new Abu Dhabi real estate laws, owners of villas in completed developments receive a title deed, which serves as a legal recognition that you are the owner of the villa. This makes it easier for you to get a mortgage in the future and to get insured against any legal difficulties that may occur. 

As a villa owner, you are now obliged to annually pay property service charges, which is calculated differently in every development and should be checked and agreed upon with the developer before considering signing off on the purchase. Now you are ready to move into your newly owned villa. 

That’s how easy it is to buy a villa in Abu Dhabi!

What are the best areas to purchase a villa in Abu Dhabi?

Finding the perfect location is vital while finding a home, but the answer to this question differs from individual to individual as not everyone has the same preferences. Abu Dhabi caters to a variety of different needs from quaint, affordable villas to fully furnished luxury houses. Few of the best communities for expats to invest in are;

Al Reef: one of the most popular communities in Abu Dhabi. The family-friendly environment, prime location, affordable villa prices, and the bounty of amenities make it an ideal place for people looking for a great place to invest in.

Yas Island: offers an exquisite luxury lifestyle with its selection of expertly designed residential properties. The man-made island is a world-renowned entertainment and leisure destination. It is home to several upcoming villa projects making it one the capital’s biggest investment hotspots.

Saadiyat Island: With a picturesque location and being the capital’s cultural hub, Saadiyat Island is one of the most prestigious addresses in the emirate. The up and coming area with several off-plan developments, Saadiyat Island, is the perfect place to invest in for people looking for luxurious, exclusive, and upscale waterfront properties.

Other exceptional communities that non-UAE nationals and foreigners can buy villas in Abu Dhabi are Sayh Al Sedairah, Lulu, Reem Island, Mariya, Al Raha Beach, and Masdar City.