Renting in Dubai Part 1: What types of properties are available?
More and more people are choosing to call Dubai home. The glamourous Dubai lifestyle, year-round sunshine, and tax-free income has attracted residents from all corners of the world. Of course, when you move to Dubai, you need to find the right living space for you and your family.
Thanks to Dubai’s massive construction industry, there are plenty of properties to choose from located throughout the city with a variety of price ranges that can suit any budget. Learning a bit about the properties available will help you make the right choice, ensuring you and your family have a happy life in your new home.
Villa vs. Apartment
For new residents arriving in Dubai, there are essentially two choices when it comes to rental properties: villas and apartments.
Typically, the spacious villas available throughout the city have been a popular choice for families. Located in quieter areas of the city, these developments are usually gated and offer a true sense of community. Many communities also have a great range of amenities, such as retail and dinning destinations, children’s play areas, sporting facilities, schools, and serene green spaces.
As the city has grown, countless high-rise towers have quickly sprung up throughout the city, offering residents stunning views of the modern metropolis and modern amenities, including pools and gyms. Individuals or couples arriving in the city tend to favour apartments as their initial property, thanks to their affordability in terms of rent and running costs.
At Dubai Asset Management, we have developed a wide range of communities, strategically located throughout the city, each with fully developed amenities, and excellent road and public transport links. Our residents can choose from studios, 1, 2, 3, 4-bedroom apartments, and villas, with easy access to Dubai’s main roads, business hubs, and its most popular areas.
Managed communities vs. Individual landlords
For anyone looking to rent property in Dubai, an extremely important step is checking whether you are renting your unit from an individual landlord or a management company. The difference between a property rented from an individual landlord and one leased in a managed community means the difference between managing and paying for repairs yourself and having easy access to professional facilities services.
Generally, in Dubai, the tenant, not the landlord, is responsible for the cost of repairs. The last thing you want as a tenant is to be saddled with a large bill because your property has not been properly maintained. When you rent a property from an individual landlord, you are relying on that person to manage any maintenance issues or other concerns that arise during your tenancy, which you’ll have to pay for as well. Additionally, the landlord may not have contracted with a facilities company to provide emergency services, which means you may have to wait awhile to have your leaking faucet or broken refrigerator repaired.
However, as the market has matured, property developers and community management companies have created residential communities that prioritise regular maintenance and rapid response to emergencies. At Dubai Asset Management, our managed communities focus on creating a residential experience that enriches the lives of our residences. That means that we are proactive about maintenance for each of our units, and our residents can rely on swift, professional emergency services for any issue.
Of course, when you look for a property in Dubai, you and your family will have your own considerations unique to you and your loved ones. But if you know what type of property you’re looking for, you’ll have any easier search and you’ll find your new home in no time.
Looking for the next place to turn into your home? Get in touch with us on 800 9933 for more information about our available residential communities.