Monday 24 June 2024
middle income

Dubai housing squeeze pushes expats out to suburbs

A shortage of affordable homes in Dubai, UAE and a reduction in overseas allowances since the financial crisis are pushing foreign staff on middle incomes out to less glamorous areas of the city far from the office, or to neighbouring Sharjah, a


Saudi housing: Will the new law help?

  In early August, Saudi Arabia’s Public Pensions Agency (PPA) launched a new housing project in Jeddah. Construction work on the 1,180 villas and 6,160 apartments should begin before the end of the year and the scheme will


Gulf builders shift focus away from glitzy projects

Burned by grand and audacious real estate projects, which became financial burdens when market bubbles burst three years ago, property developers in the Gulf are putting more emphasis on mundane but affordable housing, a Reuters report said.


Dubai 'middle income housing robust'

The middle income housing segment remains robust in Dubai despite the property prices having tumbled down by as much as 35 per cent since the start of 2009, said an industry expert. “There is still a reasonable demand for middle income hou

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