How to find a house in Dubai

Real estate agencies and property websites to help you set up home

Setting Up Guide, Settingup

Al Futtaim Real Estate
Expect properties with excellent leisure facilities, such as gymnasiums, play rooms, sauna, swimming pools and more.
04 211 9111;

Arabian Homes
There’s a good range of properties for sale and rent; especially good for New Dubai apartments.
Emaar Square Building No 2 Level 1, Office No.105 Downtown Burj Dubai; Shiekh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE (04 434 3990;

Time Out recommends
Better Homes

One of Dubai’s biggest real estate agencies dealing with properties to rent or buy throughout the city, both villas, apartments and commercial.; 600 52 2212

A global company offering a range of real estate services, from residential lettings to commerical offices.
Ground Floor, Spectrum Building Oud Metha (04 334 8585;
This popular community classifieds site lists up-to-date property listings direct from agents or landlords – so if you’re looking to buy or rent in the city, log on to see what’s available.

The website lists thousands of properties in Dubai and neighbouring Abu Dhabi for sale, re-sale and rentals. They have regular ‘open house’ events too.
800 4267 8667;

Landmark Properties
Lettings, commerical properties, valuation and more. Staff can speak more than 20 languages, apparently, which is always a plus.
Sheikh Zayed Road (04 3387769;
A useful and easy-to-use website that puts you in direct contact with UAE property agents.

Skyland Realty
Aside from properties in the city’s prime neighbourhoods, they also offer investment opportunities and tenancy advice.
Dubai World Trade Centre (; 04 447 3881)

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