Where do you find good villas?


I moved into Dubai 6 months ago and wanted to buy my own house as a part of my investment as I plan to stay here for some good years.

I have been to many real estate portals, but find many of them are generic websites with too much junk information. Is there any reliable real estate site which shows me all the villas in Dubai which is available for sale and rent?

I am told the maintenance fees for an owner of an apartment is very high compared to a villa. Is this true?


Hi, Dubai is a city with everything! You will be able to find villas and townhouses on myvilla.com

You can narrow your search by budget and also find available units close to your location.

Otherwise, search for the agencies who are specialized in villas through the site and directly contact them. These are legally authorized and RERA approved agents and then can guide and advise you based on your need.

Let me know how it goes..


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First roam around and look at the areas you want to invest in.  Dubai, like many other places, is literally all about location location and location.  Also, stay away from off-plan unless you can do your research and are really familiar with Dubai, it's plans and future.

As an example, people bought fancy apartments in Marina during the boom period which were empty during recession. But people who bought in Greens enjoyed 100% occupancy throughout.  Why?  location and the family atmosphere.   You need to figure this vibe out first before you invest.

Then look at the internet.  In my time, the place to go was dubizzle but they sold out to OLX.  This is still good and has listings from owners as well as agents.  I would not trust an agent run site in any form or manner in Dubai.

1. dubizzle is not a site for properties. its a classified site to buy used cars and furniture's. The do have properties but mostly shared accommodations, apartments and villas etc, but  you don't really get full information about property trends or property blogs.

2. Propetyfinder is a good site for properties.

3. If you are specifically looking for villas, myvilla.com is really good, I moved into a villa recently and found my unit on this site.

4. There is also bayut.com which lists all types of properties and you must compare units from all the above sites.

All the above are technology companies and not run buy real estate brokers. The real estate brokers list their properties on these property portals.

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