Top 3 Things to Consider While Buying an Apartment in Dubai

Investing in a new property is one of the most crucial decisions. There are different things to be taken care of while buying the right property for you and your family. Dubai, the capital city of the Emirate of Dubai, has plenty of apartments for sale. Being a cosmopolitan city, it is home to hundreds of communities. Furnished and unfurnished apartments can be found anywhere across the Dubai Marina, the Business Bay, or the Jumeirah Village Circle.

Average costs for an apartments for sale in Dubai depend on different factors like the number of bedrooms, the location, the interiors, and so on. Standard costs for one-bedroom flats can range from AED 550,000 all the way up to AED 1,100,000.

Before buying apartments, however, there are some things that buyers should keep in mind. These, not being petty factors, will be points for consideration when buying a new apartment with wood paneling. Read the article to learn about them in detail.

Evaluate Property Price Online before Buying

The budget is the first factor that needs to be considered while buying a new flat in Dubai. Many online websites have listings of apartments that are currently on sale. By exploring the different options, one can shortlist those under your budget range. Regardless, the best idea is to compare the prices to find the best price. In fact, comparing different prices is one of the best advantages of buying flats from online listings.

Know the Carpet Area of the Flat

One needs to know that the super built-up area is the one that is listed on online sites or other flat listing portals. It includes the entire property area, including the shafts, elevator area, stairs, walls, parking garage space, etc. But, when you look for a flat in Dubai, search or enquire about the carpet area. The ‘carpet area’ is the actual area where you will stay within the boundaries of a flat.

The main reason why knowing the carpet area is so crucial is because it can be even 30% less than that of the super built area. Therefore, regardless of how big an apartment might look on paper, it is vital to know the carpet area of the flat. Ask your real estate agent or the online apartment listing company about it to understand the actual size of the flat.

Find Information about the Social Infrastructure

This is especially important for buyers looking to settle in Dubai with their families. Therefore, when searching for different properties, always check the surrounding community. Are there like-minded people like yours? Is it a corporate community? These questions will tell you what you can expect from the apartment community when you settle in.

Another important thing is to ensure whether the apartment is located in a central region. It must be close to children’s schools, hospitals, or a shopping mall for groceries and spices.

Wrapping Up

Being home to more than 3.5 million people, one can find any type of apartment for sale in Dubai. Whether you want two bedrooms, three bathrooms, a rooftop lounge, balconies, or anything else, you will find them. Besides that, as Dubai is the fastest-growing economy in the UAE, housing and accommodation are never a problem here.

Kimberly Tran

Kimberly Tran brings a wealth of knowledge from her 15 years in architecture and urban planning. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master's in Urban Planning. She began her career in a top architectural firm before transitioning to property development. Joining our team in 2020, she has since been a driving force in exploring innovative living spaces. Kimberly balances her professional life with a passion for landscape photography and volunteering in community redevelopment programs.

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