Are you looking for a property in the UAE? If so, check out the top property search portals where you can find the property of your dreams.
The UAE is one of the most attractive destinations for expats looking to relocate, as well as foreign investors, due to its beneficial tax policies, stable and well-developed economy, and high quality of life (from healthcare to safety). There are seven emirates that comprise the UAE: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujairah. Each emirate has its own advantages and the potential for a rewarding real estate investment. Most popular are Dubai as a luxurious business center and Abu Dhabi as the capital and largest emirate in the UAE.
With so many options, locations, and real estate developers to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start when searching for a property in the UAE. Luckily, instead of going into the property search on your own, you can rely on property search portals that gather reliable information about the latest listings in the UAE. Let’s look at the major property search portals in the UAE: Property Finder, Bayut, Propsearch, Dubizzle, and Kredium.
Property Finder was formed in 2005 and offers property listings in the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. In the UAE, they have properties across all seven emirates. Their listings include properties for sale and for rent, both residential and commercial. You can search their offers by property type, number of bedrooms/bathrooms, price, completion status (off-plan or ready), size, and amenities.
The listings on Property Finder are posted by agents working for various real estate agencies in the UAE. Some agents are designated as a SuperAgent, identified as having up-to-date property listings and a very quick response time. They also have some listings that are verified, which means that they’ve checked the authenticity of the documentation regarding the property location and prices. Buyers can be more confident in the accuracy of these verified listings.
Bayut is another market leader in terms of UAE property portals, connecting buyers, investors, landlords, sellers, tenants, and brokers since 2008. Their parent company, Emerging Markets Property Group (EMPG), also offers property listings in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Morocco, Bangladesh, Mexico, Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand. In the UAE, they have residential and commercial properties across all seven emirates.
The property listings on Bayut are posted by individual agents or real estate companies in the UAE. You can search for properties to buy or rent and filter by completion status, property type, number of bedrooms/bathrooms, price, and size. Their Search 2.0 feature allows you to search for properties given a specified drive time to one or two locations of interest (like your workplace or children’s school). Listings marked as TruCheck have been verified by Bayut’s control team. Some of their listings also come with floor plans attached.
Propsearch has been offering property listings in Dubai, UAE since 2015. They offer properties for rent and sale across Dubai’s most popular neighborhoods. Among their commercial listings, they offer office and retail spaces for both lease and sale, warehouses for lease, and land for sale.
Propsearch’s properties come from various real estate agencies. You can search by property type, price, number of bedrooms (including view), developer, size (square footage and plot size), and completion status. They have many options for completion status where you can search for properties built in the past few years, and those that are off-plan, under construction, and nearing completion. Propsearch has DriveTime and WalkTime searches where you can filter properties that are within a certain distance of schools and metro stations.
Dubizzle was launched in 2005 and offers a variety of services in the UAE, including classifieds, used cars, job postings, and a property search portal. Like Bayut, their parent company is EMPG and offers services in multiple locations worldwide. In the UAE, Dubizzle offers property listings in all seven emirates.
They offer residential and commercial properties for sale and rent. While there is the option to search for properties listed by agents, developers, and landlords, the vast majority of the properties are listed by real estate agencies. You can also find land for sale and multiple units for sale within the same building. When it comes to rental properties, they offer individual rooms for rent or short-term rentals (both monthly and daily). You can search for listings that are verified or have additional information like a walkthrough video or a 360 tour. Properties can be filtered by property type, price, number of bedrooms/bathrooms, size, and amenities. Dubizzle also uses data from the Dubai Land Department (DLD) to include information regarding the property’s transaction history and building information.
Kredium is the latest up-and-coming company in the UAE real estate industry. We have property listings across Dubai and are partnered with all of the popular developers in the UAE. Unlike the websites listed above, Kredium has direct lines of communication with each developer instead of relying on listings from various real estate agencies. This allows us to stay up to date with the most accurate information about recent launches and which units are and aren’t available.
You can filter our properties for sale by price, the number of bedrooms/bathrooms, property type, completion status, size, amenities, developer, and location. Additionally, our property portal gives you specific information on individual units that are available in each building or complex. Each unit listing has the number of bedrooms, price (available in AED, USD, EUR, GBP, and INR), and size (available in square feet or meters). We also have a nearby section where you can see the 3 closest sightseeing spots, kindergartens and primary schools, hospitals, malls, parks, and public transit stations, relative to the selected property. When you sign-up on our website you gain access to the full extent of the nearby section, a complete payment plan, and even more detailed property information.
We are also continuously working to improve our platform and make it as user-friendly as possible. Our latest development is a series of interactive maps for specific areas including Meydan, the World Islands, and Dubai Creek Harbour. After choosing an area, you’ll be able to see the buildings that are sold out, buildings that have properties for sale, and areas of interest including schools, metro stations, parks, highways, and more. This feature will make it even easier to discover the perfect property in your location of choice.
These property search portals can help you find the perfect home or investment property. It’s only becoming easier to search for properties in the UAE, especially for foreigners or buyers that aren’t based in the country at the moment. With these reputable property portals, you can be confident in the accuracy of the information when searching online. Once you find a property, you can use a mortgage calculator to estimate your monthly mortgage payments and payment schedule.
Finding a property is just the beginning of becoming a property owner. Most buyers need to take out a mortgage loan to finance their purchase. Learn more about the home-buying process, mortgage pre-approval, and the documents you’ll need. In addition to our property portal, Kredium also has mortgage experts to help you find the right loan option. As a mortgage broker, we search all of the retail banks and lenders in the UAE to provide you with personalized loan offers, whether you are a UAE national, resident expat, or non-resident. All you have to do to get started is contact us or register on our website.
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