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If you are planning to relocate to Ras al Khaimah and require accommodation, Expat.com brings you practical information below.

Located in the north of the United Arab Emirates, Ras al Khaimah is rapidly undergoing economic development. This is due to the large number of visitors each year, and also many expatriates choosing to move there. Indeed, how to resist the warm subtropical climate, the sun, the sand, the beach and the clear blue lagoons? There are various accommodation types on offer from mid-range to luxury villas. You will need to factor in where you would like to stay and if you want to rent or buy a property.

Rental

To rent an apartment in Ras Al Khaimah, you must submit the following documents to the owner:

  • a copy of your residence permit
  • your passport
  • a copy of your payslips

Please ensure to check with your employer if he will sponsor your accommodation. Sometimes your employer will pay the accommodation rental for you and an amount will be deducted monthly from your salary. It is therefore advisable that you discuss this with your employer before you relocate.

In Ras al Khaimah, rent must be paid annually or twice a year. You can pay your rental by bank transfers or postdated checks. Note that checks issued by a foreign bank are not accepted.

Types of accommodation in Ras Al Khaimah

There are various types of accommodation depending on what your needs are. You will most likely have to consider the commute time from and back to your office. Or if you are relocating with your family, you will need to find accommodation near schools. Once you have established this, you can begin the hunt. You can find anything from a studio to a three-bedroom house or a villa with a pool.

Housing prices vary according to the different regions. Prices in the city centre are generally higher than on the outskirts. It will also depend on how new the building is. The more modern a place, the higher the rent or cost will be.

How to find accommodation

To find accommodation in Ras al Khaimah, you could visit real estate websites listed below or check out classified ads in local newspapers. If you are already in the country, you might find a home through your contacts or by asking a friend or a relative to help you. In some cases, your employer could also assist you in this if they are providing accommodation for you.

 Good to know:

Couchsurfing and sharing an apartment with other flatmates, though being quite widespread in the country, are not officially authorized. This is because you must be married to be able to live with a person of the opposite sex.

 Useful links:

Zoover
E-domizil
Ras Al Khaimah Dubizzle
Better Homes
Clickstay

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