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Property for Sale photos in The Cedars: Stunning Townhouse with Awesome Facilities! - 1

Stunning Townhouse with Awesome Facilities!

AED 3,060,000
about 11 hours
3 Beds4 Baths3,358 SqFt
The Cedars, Yas Acres
Property for Sale photos in The Cedars: Buy Now!Luxurious Duplex.Awesome Amenities. - 1

Buy Now!Luxurious Duplex.Awesome Amenities.

AED 4,300,000
about 11 hours
4 Beds5 Baths3,735 SqFt
The Cedars, Yas Acres
Property for Sale photos in Arabian Style: Amazing Values For 4 Bedroom Villa With Garden - 1

Amazing Values For 4 Bedroom Villa With Garden

AED 2,100,000
about 11 hours
4 Beds5 Baths2,858 SqFt
Arabian Style, Al Reef Villas
Property for Sale photos in Shakhbout City (Khalifa City B): Villa | Luxurious | 11 MBR | jacuzzi - 1

Villa | Luxurious | 11 MBR | jacuzzi

AED 5,800,000
about 11 hours
10 Beds10 Baths22,500 SqFt
Shakhbout City (Khalifa City B)
Property for Sale photos in Al Jurf: Amazing Stunning Villa With World-Class Facilities - 1

Amazing Stunning Villa With World-Class Facilities

AED 2,497,777
about 11 hours
3 Beds4 Baths2,025 SqFt
Al Jurf
Property for Sale photos in Baniyas: Villa | 4 Bedrooms | 2 Majilis | Balcony - 1

Villa | 4 Bedrooms | 2 Majilis | Balcony

AED 3,400,000
about 11 hours
4 Beds6 Baths4,348 SqFt
Baniyas
Property for Sale photos in Al Zeina: Sea View  3BR. townhouse in Al Zeina - 1

Sea View 3BR. townhouse in Al Zeina

AED 3,550,000
about 11 hours
3 Beds5 Baths4,056 SqFt
Al Zeina, Al Raha Beach
Property for Sale photos in Al Raha Gardens: Corner 4BR Villa Near the Park w Full Maintenance - 1

Corner 4BR Villa Near the Park w Full Maintenance

AED 3,400,000
about 11 hours
4 Beds5 Baths4,392 SqFt
Al Raha Gardens
Property for Sale photos in Mediterranean Style: Live In Luxury  Experience This Beautiful Home - 1

Live In Luxury Experience This Beautiful Home

AED 2,500,000
about 11 hours
5 Beds7 Baths3,749 SqFt
Mediterranean Style, Al Reef Villas
Property for Sale photos in Nudra: Modern Design | 10 Yrs. Serv. Charge I No Com - 1

Modern Design | 10 Yrs. Serv. Charge I No Com

AED 15,877,777
about 11 hours
6 Beds7 Baths13,584 SqFt
Nudra, Saadiyat Cultural District
Property for Sale photos in Al Shamkha: Popular House | 7 Bedrooms | Big Patio - 1

Popular House | 7 Bedrooms | Big Patio

AED 5,000,000
about 11 hours
7 Beds8 Baths30,800 SqFt
Al Shamkha
Property for Sale photos in Yas Village: 2 BR. TH ! Noya Project | Perfect Investment - 1

2 BR. TH ! Noya Project | Perfect Investment

AED 1,700,000
about 11 hours
2 Beds4 Baths1,431 SqFt
Yas Village, Yas Island
Property for Sale photos in Mamsha Al Saadiyat: Free ADM | Pool  Sea View 3MBR with Garden - 1

Free ADM | Pool Sea View 3MBR with Garden

AED 5,986,300
about 11 hours
3 Beds4 Baths4,438 SqFt
Mamsha Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Cultural District
Property for Sale photos in Baniyas: Popular House | 5 Bedrooms | Great Location - 1

Popular House | 5 Bedrooms | Great Location

AED 3,200,000
about 11 hours
5 Beds4 Baths10,000 SqFt
Baniyas
Property for Sale photos in Yas Acres: Your Dream  is here, Single Row 2BR Townhouse - 1

Your Dream is here, Single Row 2BR Townhouse

AED 2,400,000
about 11 hours
2 Beds3 Baths3,067 SqFt
Yas Acres, Yas Island
Property for Sale photos in Al Mariah Community: Modified 4BR Townhouse Near the Entrance - 1

Modified 4BR Townhouse Near the Entrance

AED 2,600,000
about 11 hours
4 Beds3 Baths2,755 SqFt
Al Mariah Community, Al Raha Gardens
Property for Sale photos in Al Ghadeer: Perfect Investment | 3BR. TH |  No Commission - 1

Perfect Investment | 3BR. TH | No Commission

AED 1,204,512
about 11 hours
3 Beds4 Baths1,674 SqFt
Al Ghadeer
Property for Sale photos in Zone 18: 11 MBR | GYM | Sauna | Ex. Extension |Wide Area - 1

11 MBR | GYM | Sauna | Ex. Extension |Wide Area

AED 7,000,000
about 11 hours
11 Beds11 Baths22,000 SqFt
Zone 18, Mohammed Bin Zayed City
Property for Sale photos in Bloom Gardens: Ready To move ! Pentaplex With Big Garden - 1

Ready To move ! Pentaplex With Big Garden

AED 3,000,000
about 11 hours
3 Beds4 Baths3,417 SqFt
Bloom Gardens, Al Matar
Property for Sale photos in Mediterranean Style: Picture Perfect Everyday In a Relaxing Community - 1

Picture Perfect Everyday In a Relaxing Community

AED 2,100,000
about 11 hours
4 Beds5 Baths3,068 SqFt
Mediterranean Style, Al Reef Villas

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.