Banking shares help key Saudi index edge up 0.2 percent

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Saudi Arabia promotes investment opportunities with Japan’s business leaders   DUBAI: Saudi Arabia opened its doors for Japanese investment during a Saudi-Japan business forum held in Tokyo on Wednesday amid growing economic ties between the two nations.   The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) discussed tourism and entertainment investment opportunities in Saudi Arabia with Japan’s[…]

Dubai opens largest 3-D printed building in Al Warsan

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Dubai: Dubai opened the second and the largest 3D-printed building on Wednesday, three years after building the first 3D-printed fully functional building in the world. The two-storey building of Dubai Municipality has already bagged a Guinness World Record as the largest 3D printed structure in the world in volume, Director General of Dubai Municipality Dawoud[…]

Buying a property in the UAE? Follow these 11 steps

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Picture used for illustrative purposes only Image Credit: Supplied Dubai – The UAE’s property market has attracted buyers and sellers from every country and every income bracket. Over the decades, there has been a significant shift in the property market with more data available to make informed decisions, greater government oversight and a bigger number[…]

Steps to a successful mortgage

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Getting a mortgage involves a series of steps beginning from picking the right product to the purchase of the house. Here’s a guide on getting the right product in Dubai. Shop around Compare every feature of a mortgage product according to your eligibility criteria. There are various financial product comparison portals in the UAE like[…]

Proptech firms seize opportunity in UAE real estate

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Following the first 3D-printed office in Dubai, the technology is now being applied in housing projects Image Credit: Gulf News Archives As more and more developers and construction companies are beginning to integrate technology into their business process or operation, it offers exciting time for tech firms and start-ups. While the construction industry has been[…]

India’s banking and real estate woes to hurt Gulf NRIs

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Apartment buildings in Palava City, Mumbai Image Credit: Bloomberg Dubai: India’s ailing banking and real estate sectors together are expected to hurt non-resident Indians (NRIs), particularly those working in the GCC countries as they tend to invest a significant portion of their savings in term deposits and real estate. The banking sector laden with an[…]

Revealed: how Sharjah, Ajman rents have performed in 2019

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Dubizzle Property releases latest report on rental trends in the Northern Emirates in the first nine months of 2019 Rents in Ajman have stabilised but are still falling in Sharjah over the first nine months of 2019, according to analysis by Dubizzle Property, the UAE online real estate platform.  In Ajman, apartment rental prices have[…]

Ajman 9-month rents stable, Sharjah prices soften

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The northern emirates residential market experienced slight fluctuations in rental rates with Ajman witnessing a general steadiness in pricing during the first nine months, while Sharjah’s apartment prices continued to soften, said a report by dubizzle Property, a leading UAE-based online property platform. On analyzing the fluctuations in prices from January to September 2019 for[…]