Dubai Buyer's Guide

The process of buying a property differs depending on where you are in the world. Our buyer’s guide will help you familiarise yourself with the process of buying property in Dubai so your purchase will go as smoothly as possible.

Establish your budget
Speak to mortgage lenders to find out how much you can borrow, open a local bank account.

Location, location, location
Find the area most convenient for you taking into account cost and amenities.

Viewings
Keep an open mind, attend as many as possible to find the property that suits you best.

Paperwork
Ask your property consultant to explain sales fees and explain what documents will be required.

Ask your consultant to make an offer
Make an offer on your preferred property. If agreed, send your documents to your consultant.

Register title deed
Your consultant will help you register the title deed for your property.

Legal advice
Ask a lawyer to help draft the sales and purchase agreement (SPA)

Final checks
Make sure you can meet your transfer and payment deadline before paying your deposit.