Abu Dhabi residents flocking to Dubai

High rents forcing people out of the capital

Abu Dhabi residents are flocking to Dubai in their droves to avoid forking out for high rents in the capital.

Estate agents say a growing number of Abu Dhabi workers are choosing to live in Dubai, were rents are still falling, and commute to work everyday.

Experts say some commuters are saving up to Dhs100,000 in rental costs to live in new areas such as Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Lake Towers and Discovery Gardens.

Residents have pointed to a lack of parking space and growing traffic congestion in Abu Dhabi as other reasons to relocate.

It has also been reported that some are flocking further afield, with more homes in Oman being occupied by former residents of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.

Residents are said to be so frustrated by the sky-high rents in the capital that they are willing to commute for three hours a day just to get to work.

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