Non-residents of the Emirates can fully own real estate in Dubai thanks to Freehold zones. Let’s analyze all the details of the process in order to use the right to purchase housing in first-class areas and without risks.
About Freehold zones in Dubai
If earlier foreigners could only rent real estate for a long time (up to 99 years), now it is quite realistic to buy it.
The essence of Freehold
Freehold – these are areas where foreigners can purchase any type of housing. The latter can be used both for personal purposes and in the case of income from investments. For example, to rent, to live, to resell, to give. If the owner dies, the right to ownership passes to the heirs or to those who are specified in the will.
Accessibility and prospects
The territories are located in the regions most often visited by tourists. The price of real estate is market – from 5-7 thousand dollars.
When buying a property, the owner receives a visa and resident status for 3 years. The main condition is that the amount of investments must be at least 750,000 dirhams.
Real estate registration
After the purchase, the Land Department issues a document that confirms ownership of the property. Names of the official paper:
- Oqood, when the object is still being built.
- Title deed, if you can check in.
Any manipulation of the object, for example, resale and donation, is possible, even if it is under construction.
First-class Freehold areas for buying apartments
In the search for a suitable option, it is worth paying attention to 3 components:
- maximum comfort;
- budget/premium – depends on your preferences.
- income from investments.
Consider the areas with the maximum financial return.
Low and medium-rise residential buildings with studios and 1-3-room apartments. The area varies from 37 to 153m2. The minimum price for housing is from 320 thousand AED. Most of the objects are still under construction, so if you are interested, you can buy at a more favorable check in comparison with the secondary market.
Among 95 ready–made residential projects, studios and apartments with 1-4 rooms are available for purchase, and in complexes with high-rise floors – penthouses with service as in hotels. The zone has:
- business activity centers;
From the zone you can go directly to the motorway. The minimum check is 540 thousand AED.
It is planned to build 15-storey towers, 2 luxury hotels, parking lots. The area of studios, penthouses, townhouses will be 75–264m2, and the check will be from 2,195,000 AED. In addition, there will be:
- shopping center;
- ferry pier;
- entertainment facilities;
- cafes, restaurants.
The area is highly appreciated by foreign investors for its successfully developed infrastructure and accessible attractions. Also, the place is appreciated by entrepreneurs, single specialists, and family.
There are studios, houses, penthouses, duplexes for sale. The price is from 600 thousand AED.
The community according to the plan will include:
- high-rise buildings;
- 5*star hotel;
- exhibition center;
- yacht marina.
The district continues to be built up, but the first facilities were put into operation 5 years ago. Therefore, you can buy both ready-made housing and at the construction stage. Area – 59-1200m2, check – from 820 thousand dirhams.
In the zone, the entire construction process is completed, so after the purchase, you can immediately move in or rent out. There are 300 low-rise buildings with 26 thousand residential facilities. The place is popular among small families and singles. The starting check is 400 thousand dirhams.
Business activity zone with many attractions and the world’s largest shopping mall. He concentrated residential, commercial property, bank branches, restaurants, entertainment establishments. The buildings here are expensive, and the area is considered the second best selling housing. The initial cost is 720 thousand dirhams.
Dubai Creek Harbour
Localized near a nature reserve. There will be the world’s tallest tower, a yacht marina for 4 km, and an area with a shopping center and a cafe. Today, construction continues, but you can buy housing in 6 buildings. The initial capital is from 800 thousand dirhams. Here you can buy both a small-sized object and a penthouse, a townhouse from a limited collection.
- houses and buildings for the provision of goods and services;
- race track;
Among the local properties, you can buy both small houses and penthouses. The initial cost is 895 thousand dirhams.
There is a large selection of objects on the territory of the multifunctional complex. Apartments with 1,2, 2 rooms or a completely building are available for purchase. A big plus is the location in a clean area from the point of view of ecology. Prices start from 350 thousand AED.
The district has many skyscrapers built using modern IT technologies, as well as a developed infrastructure. The total area is 4.9 million square meters.
The towers are distinguished by luxury complexes overlooking the harbor. The starting receipt is from 1 300 thousand AED. You can also buy villas here – an average of $ 20 million.
Dubai Production City
The zone is localized on the border of Dubai and consists of different types of real estate: houses and objects for the provision of services and goods. The most popular purchases of residential properties. Rental is also popular. The price for an apartment starts from 320 thousand dirhams.
Dubai Residence Complex
The residential complex is under construction and is located at the intersection of major highways. According to the master plan , it includes:
- buildings that are used to provide goods and services;
- medical center;
- shopping center;
- schools and kindergartens;
- post offices;
It will be possible to purchase housing for at least 330 thousand dirhams.
Dubai Science Park
It includes about 350 local and multinational corporations that are associated with scientific, energy activities, as well as nature protection. There are objects from 664 thousand dirhams here. The purchase is possible both for business purposes and for settlement.
Dubai Studio City
The area includes more than 350 corporations with a total staff of 3,600 people. The zone cooperates with representatives of science. Studios and 1-3-room apartments are available for purchase. The minimum capital is from 664 thousand dirhams.
The FEZ has been operating since 2005. The work is carried out with companies from the film, music and entertainment industries. In addition to medium- and high-rise residential buildings, there is a TV academy, trading platforms, offices, animation studios. The purchase receipt starts from 450 thousand AED.
The district includes 35 skyscrapers and 5 luxury hotels. The territory also has a beach with entertainment for vacationers, a promenade for walking with shops, cafes and unique structures of water attractions. A check for housing – from 920 thousand dirhams.
The area resembles a suburban area, but at the same time with top-class amenities:
- swimming pools;
- 24/7 service.
There is a beach within a 10-minute drive. In total, the complex has 6 buildings with duplex apartments and objects of different configurations. The starting receipt is 1 800 000 dirhams.
A closed-type company consisting of 26 clusters of real estate. Each cluster consists of 3 buildings with residential, office, and retail facilities. The main feature is 4 artificial natural reservoirs with parks. The starting receipt for the purchase is 400 thousand AED.
Dubai Airport can be reached directly from the area. This is an ideal time-saving option for those who often fly to other countries for work or travel. Houses with 1,2,3 rooms are for sale, which will require a minimum capital of 280 thousand AED.
The zone includes different types of property, which are divided into three blocks. Localized on the territory:
- 4*star hotel with 116 rooms;
- 1500 apartments;
- 128 serviced facilities.
The initial cost is from 885,500 dirhams.
Old Town Dubai
The only low-rise object, including 35 buildings. Each of them is built in the Arabic style. To get to the market and shopping center, you will need only 5 minutes on foot. Studios and accommodation with 1-3 rooms are sold here at an initial price of 1,150,000 dirhams.
Park Gate Residences
The community consists of four high-rise buildings. The project has been operating since the beginning of 2021. There are various types of real estate here – from small studios to spacious penthouses. The price depends on the area, the initial receipt is from 1,279,000 dirhams.
The closed-type residential society continues to be built, but its first phase was transferred to use 9 years ago. The project includes 56 houses – these are low-rise objects with 1-3 rooms. The territory is quiet and peaceful. The starting receipt is from 350 thousand AED.
The project consists of 40 buildings, which are located in ten complexes. Mostly in houses from four to seven floors. On the territory you will find places for walking, recreation and sports. The main difference is that it is allowed to keep animals. The starting price of sales is from 526 thousand dirhams.
A community with 10 clusters of buildings that are localized around the lake. There is a golf course next door. The real estate includes houses with 1-3 rooms, villas, townhouses. The initial cost of one object is 830 thousand dirhams.
For buying houses and villas
The entire infrastructure is highly developed in the area:
- World-class shopping centers;
- beauty salons;
- park areas.
The community is popular due to its resort lifestyle. Studios, villas, penthouses with both a small and a large number of rooms are sold here. The lowest price at which an object can be sold is 1 300 000 AED.
The community consists of premium villas, studios, residences with 1, 2 rooms. The area of the entire territory is 1.67 m2, most of which is occupied by water spaces: streams, lakes. All this is complemented by landscaped gardens. The receipt is from 100 000 AED.
The gated community offers a full range of services and amenities that make life more comfortable. The zone is equipped with a wide range of apartments, villas. There is a shopping center nearby. If you want to buy a house, you need at least 400 thousand dirhams. You can also buy a plot of land here.
Al Khail Heights
The multifunctional residential complex consists of 58 townhouses and 26 low-rise buildings. Each of the latter has 1-3 rooms, the villas are 5-room. The project has been running since 2015. You can buy apartments here for 525 thousand dirhams, and villas are more expensive.
The zone includes four subdistricts and continues to develop. It differs in affordable prices, which is why it attracts family and single visiting citizens. The minimum price of apartments is 360 thousand dirhams. Villas are more expensive – from 1 500 000 AED.
DAMAC HillsA center with premium townhouses, pitchforks and other types of property. Here you can use gyms, shopping centers, restaurants, cafes and have a good time in other entertainment venues. The minimum price tag is 390 thousand dirhams.
Dubai Festival City
The residential complex with various buildings is a prestigious unit of Dubai. It is located near the canal and the shopping center. You can also visit various attractions here. Houses with an initial cost of 1,200 thousand dirhams are available for purchase.
Dubai Hills Estate
A project with all the infrastructure for living. Here are:
- 1-4-room apartments;
- villas with 3 to 7 bedrooms;
- 18-hole golf course;
- shopping centers;
- metro stations.
Those who wish can purchase housing from 650 thousand dirhams.
Dubai Silicon Oasis
Studios, houses with 1-7 rooms, townhouses, villas are localized on the territory of the modern technopark. The economic district is located at the intersection of the main highways. Academic City is located nearby. The starting cost of housing here is 400 thousand dirhams.
The area is localized near Al Maktoum Airport. Various types of objects are concentrated here – from commercial to residential. In 2020, the world exhibition was held, which increased the demand for buying real estate. You can buy it for a minimum amount of 330 thousand AED.
Dubai Sports CityThe complex will definitely be appreciated by sports fans, as there are gyms, swimming pools and other facilities for athletes. The project provides for the location of parking for personal cars of residents of the district. Nearby there are infrastructure facilities that can be reached by your own transport. The initial check is 370 thousand AED.
The area is still under construction. As a result, it will be the largest embankment, including various establishments – from residential to entertainment, as in other free zones. The number of bedrooms is from 1 to 5. Here you can buy a house – from 300 thousand AED.
The area is popular among those who purchase real estate to hold an object in order to receive rental payments. Investors who have already purchased the facility consistently receive 8.5% per annum. The main advantage of the complex is a comfortable lifestyle. Here you can buy a house for at least 270 thousand dirhams.
One of the prestigious residential complexes in Dubai, which not so long ago began to be considered “open” for nonresident citizens. You can buy an apartment here in one of the existing communities on the territory – there are three of them. The initial check for small–sized housing is 1,200,000 dirhams.
Jumeirah Golf Estates
The area is surrounded by world-famous golf courses, where championships are held. It is considered one of the most attractive and popular places to live. There are premium apartments here, the minimum price tag of which is 570 thousand AED.
Jumeirah Village Circle
The community is built up with 30 landscaped park areas. Also here is:
- parking lots;
- business centers.
There are 2000 property options on the territory: villas, houses, townhouses. Everyone who wants to buy a house needs at least 335 thousand dirhams.
Jumeirah Village Triangle
The convenient location of the closed community makes it easy to get to other areas. The complex includes 9 districts with 5,000 ownership options. The smallest amount for which an apartment can be sold in this place is 337 thousand dirhams.
A major horse racing festival and a football championship are held every year on the territory of the innovation community. Housing is represented by different types of real estate, but each of them is suitable for a premium lifestyle. The initial price of the object is 525 thousand dirhams.
Most of this facility is under construction. The master plan includes 26,400 residential premises – from studios to gyms and schools. There are also places for a fun pastime. The minimum check is from 714 thousand dirhams.
The name speaks for itself – the area was developed in the theme of motor sports. The city circuit is located on the territory. It has everything you need for comfort. The area is characterized by an abundance of green spaces. The initial receipt of the object from the immovable collection is 550 thousand dirhams.
The largest family complex consists of ready-to-move apartments. There are also off-plan villas on site. The community has a lot of green spaces, developed infrastructure. The minimum check for the property is 650 thousand AED.
A large-scale complex with a premium image has a large number of luxury housing offers. There are villas, townhouses, duplexes, penthouses. Externally, the territory resembles a man-made island. The initial cost of a respectable object is 1,100,000 dirhams.
The zone is under construction. According to the plan, park areas, gardens and a shopping complex will soon appear here. Residential development according to the plan will include different types of real estate – from studios to spacious townhouses. The minimum investment is 430 thousand AED.
For buying villas
The isolated area is a suburban area of Dubai, where more than four thousand elite facilities are located. The details and features of the structures are Arabic in combination with Mediterranean. From the constructed structures there is access to parks, lakes, various recreation areas. The area is more suitable for families. The minimum capital is 1 600 000 AED.
The zone is classified as a closed type. Here you will find facilities for premium level accommodation only. Due to this feature, the area attracts wealthy investors from all over the world. The initial receipt is 8 300 000 AED.
The project includes 50 islands created by man. 46 of them are separate buildings with villas, townhouses. There are 736 objects on the total territory. You can purchase one of the presented properties for at least 3,350,000 dirhams.
The community differs from others by the presence of environmentally friendly parks. Another advantage is the location. The territory includes 2 thousand villas that can be bought or rented. The starting receipt for the purchase of the object is 3,250,000 dirhams.
The complex consists of villas, townhouses. The accommodation includes 3-4 rooms, which are made in an exclusive design thanks to the combination of the Mediterranean direction with the Arab style. Among other amenities, there is a localized park with playgrounds and sports grounds. You can also visit cafes, supermarkets, a cinema. The initial price is 1 690 000 AED.
The complex is located away from the bustling city, but close to the mainland areas. There are also many attractions here that will be interesting to see. This is one of the most popular centers for buying a home. To become the owner of a property in this territory, you will need at least 3,950,000 AED.
The area has 1262 villas, each of which has from 3 to 7 bedrooms. All objects are built in thirteen styles of architecture. There are also 163 plots of land for development on the territory. 2 800 000 dirhams of the UAE.
Tilal Al Ghaf
The mixed-type area is located near Al Maktoum Airport. Now it is being actively built up. The plan assumes a location in the center of the lagoon, which will be surrounded by an open beach. There are active sales of objects – 322 villas have already been sold at the third stage of construction. The initial price is 6 500 000 AED.
A large Freehold complex in Dubai with various real estate objects is classified as a closed type. The territory extends over 483,095 square meters and is equipped with 5 sub-communities. The total number of objects is 8000. There is a golf club nearby. The starting price is 8 250 000 AED.