Dubai Hills: The City Inside A City

Dubai Hills is one of the new residential areas in the city, a master-planned community off Al Khail Road. This eleven million-metre-squared mega-development was undertaken as a joint venture between well-respected UAE developers Emaar and Meraas and is situated between Downtown Dubai and Dubai Marina and is part of Mohammed Bin Rashid City. Dubai Hills is focused around a beautiful golf course and more...

A guide to buying residential property in Dubai

There’s a myriad of properties available in Dubai, to suit all tastes and budgets. From a studio in a sea view apartment in new Dubai to a sprawling oceanside family villa, and everything in between – the choices might seem overwhelming. There are, of course, several options when it comes to buying, and here’s a brief guide on how to complete a property purchase in Dubai. With decades of real...

First UAE real estate company to assess air quality in the workplace – proven to improve productivity, health and concentration

AirZones set to improve the air at PH Real Estate First-to-market indoor air quality firm ensures venues are healthy ph Real Estate working with AirZones on indoor air quality assessment  AirZones is on a quest to make Dubai the healthiest city on earth AirZones, the independent star rating standard for indoor air quality, is working with leading local real estate agent, ph Real Estate, to...

What’s happening around Dubai this November

November is here so we have curated a list of what’s happening around the city this month.   29 October – 27 November Dubai Fitness Challenge  Running since last month and for most of November, this annual fitness festival is open to everyone. All you have to do is complete 30 minutes of activity every day, for 30 days. There are a number of different locations across Dubai where you...

The best areas to live in Dubai

As a long-term Dubai resident and an estate agent, you can imagine how many times I’m asked which are the best areas to live in Dubai. The answer, as you can imagine, is dependent on your stage of life, your income, your goals, and, of course, your needs and tastes. Our sprawling desert city has evolved so much in its relatively short history. You can still see remnants of the old ways of life,...

Palm Jumeirah: The Ideal Living Area

"It's too far away." "It's isolated.” “There aren’t any shops.” “You have to drive to the Marina to buy your groceries.” “There aren’t any restaurants.” Three years ago, it was me espousing the above sentences when asking friends why they decided to live on the Palm Jumeirah. I've previously lived in Downtown (before it was actually Downtown), I’ve lived in multiple...

DUBAI EXPAT STORIES. An adventurous backpacker calls the city home

“One of my favorite memories of Australia,” says Nick Grassick, managing partner at ph Real Estate Brokers, a Dubai-based property expert, “was spending six months in Byron Bay, a coastal town near the border of New South Wales and Queensland…that place really is God’s country.” “This was a stay much longer than the originally planned seven days,” Nick, born and raised in Birmingham in...

It’s time to find a new home (sigh!)

Let’s skip past the part where you call numerous brokers to find out the property isn’t available.  Let’s skip past the part where you hear the infamous line ‘the doors open, look and call me if you like it’ Let’s jump to the part where you have found your new home and are negotiating the rent. No doubt you have already completed some due diligence, you’re aware of what that type of...

Buoyancy returns to Dubai realty

In March, with a rise of 1.3 per cent to Dh873 per sqft, realty prices have recorded the first year-on-year increase since February 2015. — File photo Transactions during March were at a 10-year high as strong market growth continued, Property Monitor monthly market report said The Dubai property market continued to strengthen in Q1 2021 to record the first yearly price increases...

Residential real estate sales in Dubai for Q1 hit highest levels since 2010

The first three months of the year witnessed the highest recorded number of home sales transactions in Dubai since 2010, according to the latest Q1 real estate market report from Valustrat. As the emirate’s real estate industry continues to recover from the twin shocks of a legacy glut in supply and the coronavirus pandemic, the city saw sales of more than 6,000 ready homes in the first quarter, worth...

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