TOP-10 apartments in Abu Dhabi for buying from foreign investors

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE, where the main economic resource is oil. What can be attractive to the Emirate for investors – not only the absence of harsh winters and eternal summer, but also the opportunity to invest in the developing real estate market. Nowadays Abu Dhabi is full of profitable options for investment.

The Gate

The Gate is one of the projects at Masdat City by Reportgage Properties. The construction is planned to be finished by the end of 2022. The developer offers studios and 1-4 bedroom apartments. Furthermore, the customers may choose the spacious duplex townhouses. The residential complex will become a home for 463 families on 10 floors.

The Gate is aimed to become a perfect place for living for both couples and singles. The apartments are sold with excellent finishing, built-in-wardrobes, TV connections and air-conditioning. This community is located between 2 main streets of Abu Dhabi - Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Street and Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street. It allows you to reach the city centre in a short period of time. Abu Dhabi International Airport can be reached in 5 min.

The starting price for a one-bedroom apartment in The Gate with a total area of 51 sq.m. is AED 620,000 (or USD 170,000). An average rental rate in this area is AED 40,000 (or USD 10,900). Thus, the annual profit for investors can reach 6.4%.
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Al Raha Lofts II

Al Raha Lofts II is a community by Reportgage Properties, located at Al Raha Beach on Al Raha Island. This is district in Abu Dhabi is full of lushing parks and places for leisure. The residents can enjoy jogging and walking on the embankments of Al Raha Creek. The developer offers 110 apartments with 1-4 bedrooms and studios.

The proximity to Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Street allows it to reach all of the main attractions at a short period of time. Abu Dhabi International Airport is located 9 min drive. Yas Mall can be reached in 15 min.

The residential and commercial properties designed by Reportage Group are considered landmarks in the real estate industry and have proven to be a reliable investment for all investors. The average annual rental rate at Al Raha Beach is AED 80,000 (or USD 21,780). If you buy a one-bedroom apartment now for AED 1,260,000 (or USD 343,000) you may already earn up to 6.3% per year.
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Mamsha Al Saadiyat

Mamsha Al Saadiyat is a premium beach complex by Aldar Properties. The developer offers different benefits, including a golf course, lushing gardens and picturesque embankment. According to the plan, Mamsha Al Saadiyat complex consists of 9 low-rise buildings and includes 461 residential units with 1-4 bedrooms. Moreover, the customers may choose a limited series of townhouses with two or three bedrooms or penthouses with five bedrooms. Property owners will have access to Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and Saadiyat Beach Club.

The starting price for one-bedroom apartment in Mamsha Al Saadiyat is AED 2,435,000 (or USD 663,000). Mamsha Al Saadiyat offers a picturesque view of the sea coast. It is also located in close proximity to the cultural and historical Museum district, which distinguishes it from any other residential projects in the region. Thus, it still attracts investors attention. The average annual profit there is 6.1%.
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Yas Beach Residence

Yas Beach Residence is an outstanding project by Siadah. The customers may choose one of 370 apartments with 1-4 bedrooms. The developer also offers studios, which perfectly serve as an investment.

At Yas Beach Residences, the owners will have:

  • infinity pool;
  • direct access to the beach;
  • lounge zone for the residents;
  • retail centres and restaurants.
The apartments serve both as a home and as a recreation area. The residents can escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, and at the same time get to anywhere, they need shortly. Abu Dhabi International Airport is located in 13 min, Abu Dhabi Mall - in 30 minutes.

The prices for a studio at Yas Beach Residence with a total area of 45 sq.m. start from AED 565,000 (or USD 154,000). The profit from rent can exceed 7.5%.
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Ansam is a top development from Aldar Properties, located at Yas Island. Yas Island is a home for world-known attractions- Formula 1 Circuit, Ferrari World, Yas Links Golf Course and Yas Viceroy hotel. Besides the luxurious location, the residents get 24/7 security service, top-finishing, infinity pools, world-class gym, and much more.

Ansam offers the Andalusian-style building with more than 500 apartments with views of Yas Links Golf club and the coast. All available for sale objects were sold out on the first day of sales in June 2014, but you can still find the options on the secondary market. For example, a one - bedroom apartment with a total area of 79 sq.m costs AED 1,100,000 (or USD 300,000). It is quite profitable to invest your money in Ansam - you can earn more than 6.8% for rent in a year. The average rental rate increases from year to year, so it is better to buy your property unit now.

Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Street is situated 2.5 km away, so the residents may easily have access to any point of the city. Stunning Yas Mall with a great variety of shops, restaurants and entertainment facilities can be reached in 5 min.
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Shams Meera

Shams Meera is a luxury residential complex by Aldar located on Reem Island. It will consist of two symmetrical towers for 480 residences with recreation areas including a pool, a children's playground, a gym, a barbecue and a park within walking distance. Shams Meera is located 15 minutes from Yas Mall shopping centre and in 20 min from the Abu Dhabi International Airport. The towers will have apartments with 1-3 bedrooms.

Reem Island is one of the most popular areas of Abu Dhabi for expats, as they can rent a property here for less than in other, more central areas. According to the developer, the housing in the Shams Meera complex is aimed at those who previously could afford to buy a studio or a one-bedroom apartment, but need more spacious housing for their family: these are employees of the gas and oil industries, medical staff and teachers. The starting price for an apartment with one bedroom and a total area of 64 sq.m. is AED 750,000 (or USD 205,000). That kind of apartments there are rented for AED 55,000 (or USD 15,000) per year. Thus, you may earn approximately 7.3% annually.
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Al Mahra

Al Mahra is one of the projects by Siadah Development in Masdar City. Masdar city is the world's first zero-carbon green city project being developed in Abu Dhabi. The city, which will run exclusively entirely on solar energy and other renewable energy sources, will be the very first example of an eco-city in the world. Moreover, it will be an example for hundreds of already projected ideas that will only begin construction work, in time for it to be completed by 2025. That's why it is one of the best options for an investment. Even now the investors earn up to 7.5% per year.

According to the master plan, the residential complex will consist of studios and 1-3 bedroom apartments. In addition, there will be several duplexes available for sale. The city centre is situated just a 40 min ride, however the community has a well-developed infrastructure. The residents can enjoy different sport facilities (for example, pool and gym), areas for leisure and entertainment options.

Al Mahra has a strategic location - both main highways connecting Masdar city with Abu Dhabi are situated nearby. Abu Dhabi International Airport is located 6 min drive.

A one-bedroom apartment with a total area of 71 sq.m. at Al Mahra residential complex costs approximately AED 790,000 (or USD 215,000).
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Al Hadeel

Al Hadeel residential complex offers various types of property units. The customers can choose between apartments with 1-3 bedrooms and townhouses with 3-5 bedrooms. In addition, you can choose stunning 2 - level townhouses with a view of Al Raha Creek. The combination of light shades in the decoration, panoramic windows, greenery and water gives the complex a Mediterranean look. An interesting design solution makes it stand out against the background of houses situated nearby.

The apartments have cozy layouts. Even studios offer its residents the balconies. Most layouts with two or more bedrooms imply a maid's room, private laundry, storage room and more than one balcony. Furthermore, the parking slot for 1 or 2 cars is already included in the price.

The residential complex has a perfect location. Abu Dhabi International Airport is situated just 10 min drive. Yas Island with its Yas Waterworld, Yas Mall, Ferrari World and Golf Course is located in 13 min. The starting price for a 1-bedroom apartment with a total area of 90 sq.m. is AED 1,100,000 (or USD 300,000).

This residential complex is a perfect place for investment. A one-bedroom apartment can be rented for AED 75,000 (or USD 20,420). It means that the annual profit may increase 6.8%.
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Oasis Residences

Oasis Residences One and Twois a new complex in Masdar City by Reportgage Properties. It consists of 612 apartments on 9 floors. The completion is planned for 2021. The customers may choose the preferable layout in studios and 1-3 bedroom apartments. One of the benefits is the parking slot which is granted for all residents. All of the apartments are equipped with balconies, finishing in pastel colours, elegant kitchens and built-in-closets for a comfortable living. A huge plus is the proximity to the light train station, which connects this area with the city centre of Abu Dhabi.

This is a profitable investment, especially in case of studios. The starting price for a studio with a total area of 39 sq.m. is AED 500,000 (or USD 136,000). The approximate annual rental rate in this area is AED 35,000 (or USD 9,600). The investors may earn more than 7%.
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Yas Bay Residences

The Yas Bay project, which has invested us USD 1.1 billion, is part of a USD 3.26 billion program to build a variety of entertainment facilities on Yas island, implemented by Miral. The Yas Bay project, which covers three separate zones — The Waterfront, the Residences and twofour54 should attract about 15 000 residents and over 10 000 first-class professionals from the business environment in the future. Yas Bay complex, located on the southern tip of Yas island, will be Abu Dhabi's largest seaside property.

Among the main facilities of Yas Bay Residences there are 20 green parks, jogging and cycling tracks, more than 50 dining options and a picturesque waterfront.

Yas Bay Residences by Miral Developer consist of 35 low-rise and mid-rise buildings, where customers may find the preferable option for investment.

The starting price for one - bedroom apartment with a total area of 75 sq.m. is AED 860,000 (or USD 234,000). The annual profit from renting this apartment can bring up to 8.7%.
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How and why to invest in property in the UAE?

Over the past few years, the real estate market in the UAE is not only stable, it is actively developing and growing year after year. Every year, investors from 150 countries become the lucky owners of the coveted square meters.

Investors are not afraid to buy property so actively due to the implementation of state security guarantees. All transactions are executed by licensed brokers. Contracts are standardized, and money transfers are carried out without risk. Citizens of other countries who own real estate in the Emirates are granted the same rights by the government as their own citizens. In case of purchase of real estate in the object under construction, all funds of the buyer are also protected. Investment Guide for foreign investors is described in this article.

In addition, many are captivated by the rapid development of the country. Emirates always attract those who want to relax, do business or move to live. This factor dictates the constant demand for real estate, so your apartment will definitely not be idle if you want to rent it out.

Another advantage can be considered a constant increase in prices. In the case of the purchase of housing in a building under construction, upon completion of construction, the price of the object may increase twice.