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Are you looking for the most cost-effective supermarket to buy your groceries? Souqalmal compared the bills of 6 supermarkets to get most economical option for shoppers in the UAE. Find out what the results revealed. Read More
We’ve prepared a checklist so you don’t miss out on any of these important Must-Dos and Dont's before moving out of UAE. Read More
The benefits of Air Miles just got better. You can now use your air miles to purchase property in the UAE. Read More
Wondering if you need Home Contents insurance? Think about how you would cope if you lost your valuables due to a robbery or a fire. Read More
We summarize the top five tips on how to systematically save for a down payment on your house and the ways to fund it. Read More
We’ve prepared a checklist so you don’t miss out on any of these important must-dos before leaving the UAE Read More
Want to cut the costs on your next home insurance policy? Here are five tips to help you save money on your home insurance premium. Read More
Renting in Dubai and haven't yet considered getting home insurance? We help break down the types of insurance covers offered by in the UAE. Read More
Here are the five types of insurance policies everyone should have to guarantee peace of mind in a world of uncertainty. Read More
ِِAnswers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the implementation of VAT, and which products and services are exempt from it. Read More
Market studies from the first quarter of 2017 suggest that rents are still seeing a downward pressure, continuing the trend of sluggish growth from last year. Read More
Scores of studies from across the world have pointed out that money is one of the major causes of stress and clashes between married couples. Read More
The government of Dubai has launched their own blockchain-based cryptocurrency earlier this week. Read More
Want to buy your dream home, but wondering how you'll save up enough for that hefty down payment? We've got a few tips that will help you gather the funds you need to call a home your own in the UAE... Read More
Dubai motorists..it's confirmed the speed limit rumors are true. Here are the major roads to see a drop in their allowed speed. Read More
Earlier this week authorities have released further on the awaited VAT taxation including UAE VAT exempts on a list of products and services. Read More
A nutshell of the weekly news across Dubai and the Emirates, what affects the general public and the UAE society financially. Read More
Tired of losing rental income on your vacant property in the UAE? Here are five tips to help you attract tenants and rent it out faster... Read More
Have you been hearing about the decline in rents in Dubai, but wondering why your's hasn't dropped yet? Here are 5 ways to negotiate with your landlord for a lower rent... Read More
Are you aware of the safety hazards lurking in your home? Make sure you safeguard your home by taking the right precautions early on, and signing up for home insurance without fail. Read More
The cost of insuring your home is not as expensive as you might think. In fact, you could insure your home and its contents for a tiny fraction of their actual value. Here's how... Read More
Wondering whether to rent or buy an apartment in Dubai? Souqalmal simplifies the comparison and analyzes the cost of renting vs buying a one bedroom apartment in Dubai. Read More
With a wrap up of 2016, here's looking back at all the new fun destinations that you should be adding to your bucket list for 2017. Read More
The Souqalmal team gets some valuable expert insights from Sameh Hafez, VP, Oman Insurance Company on the topic of home insurance, the most common risks residents face as well as the top reasons why claims get denied. Read More
Relieved that your house is protected from unexpected calamities? Wait a minute, there's a chance your home insurance claim will be rejected if you make these expensive mistakes. Read More
Do you depend on your maid or household help to get you through your daily chores? It's wise to check if your home insurance policy covers them. Read More
There is a long weekend coming up around the National Day! And if you don't have any plans to travel, here's a list of things you can do to make the short break more productive and fun. Read More
Are you thinking of renovating your home? Instead of hiring someone to do the job, why not do it yourself. You can get creative and save money in the process too. Here are a few simple ideas to help you get started. Read More
Home Insurance is a must to be able to claim for damages in case of an unfortunate event. But does it protect you against all possible risks? Read More
Worried about damaging your shiny new smartphone? The right insurance plan can cover you against various risks like theft, loss or damage. Here's how. Read More
Looking for the right home insurance policy? With so many home insurance myths circulating around, don't believe everything you hear. We list the most commonly discussed misconceptions, to help you steer clear of them. Read More
We all know that home insurance protects our home and gives us complete peace of mind. But do you know what a home insurance policy actually looks like? Read More
If you're renting in Dubai and haven't yet considered getting home contents insurance, it's time you did! While it is the landlords' responsibility to insure the building or premises, it is solely the tenants' responsibility to protect their belongings. Read More
Like any other investment, off-plan property purchase comes with its share of risks too. If you’re considering investing in an off-plan property in Dubai, here’s what you need to know before finalizing your purchase. Read More
Is the Dubai residential property going through more changes and is it time to invest ? We try to analyze whether it makes sense to invest in a rental property. Read More
Trying to find the best home loan deal? Here's why you should avoid being swept away by the lowest rates as advertised, and instead focus on how much you'd be paying in interest over the entire loan tenure. Read More
Find out more about goods in transit insurance and how it can protect you from financial loss if your property is lost, damaged, or destroyed while off premises and in transit. Read More
Moving the contents of your home to a new one? You might need to hire a removal company to help you out. Here are a few things you need to keep in mind before hiring one. Read More
Find out why interest rates in the UAE have increased since last year and how it will impact you. Read More
Looking for an easier way to pay your bills? Residents in the UAE have access to a wide variety of convenient options to pay their utility and telecom bills. Read More
UAE buyers have a strong relationship with the UK property market. Find out how changes in the Stamp Duty land Tax (SDLT) will affect expat buyers who are considering investing in UK property. Read More
Too many buyers fail to allow for all the extra costs, fees and charges involved in buying property in the UAE. We cost out the full bill. Read More
How does EIBOR have a direct effect on your mortgage rate? Find out why the EIBOR is important and how it will affect the personal finances of UAE residents. Read More
RERA’s newly updated rent index shows a decline in rents in most areas. Find out what will you be paying in 2016. Read More
We analyzed our home loan database to know more about mortgage products in the UAE, and statistics and trends that would affect you as a potential borrower. Read More
Equity release loans are becoming a convenient way for UAE homeowners to unlock cash from the value of their property. Read More
As developers are looking for new ways to reach end-users & drive up demand, we are witnessing a revival of rent-to-own programs in the UAE. Read More
Find out which items you may not have realized are also covered under your home insurance policy. Read More
In a falling market, sellers must be savvier about how they market their home to ensure they still secure a good return on their investment. Read More
We look at some of the most popular countries where UAE residents are investing in property, as well as the process associated with such purchases. Read More
Is it better to hire a mortgage broker or do your own research, when thinking about getting a mortgage? Read More
Dubai is a popular real estate investment hub for foreign investors. Cityscape aims to bring together key real estate companies and investors and generate foreign investor interest in the Dubai property market. Read More
Your card could provide you the equivalent of an interest-free loan, allowing you to spread the cost of a big-ticket item. Read More
Find ways to keep your swimming pool cool. Learn how you can reduce your electricity bills & whether home insurance covers your pool or not. Read More
Which questions you should ask as a tenant? We go over everything from location to lay-out to help you pick the best accommodation for your needs. Read More
Housing cost is a major expense affecting UAE residents. Find out current factors affecting rentals and what the future holds for property prices and rents. Read More
When and how you should take your case to the Rent Disputes Center. Read More
UAE offers some interesting and quirky home options for those more on the adventurous side. Find out what these options are. Read More
Have you ever considered property as an investment but aren't sure where to start? Checkout our guide below to help you get started. Read More
Are you a prospective home buyer? You may be overlooking important benefits offered by mortgages providers that could, in the long run, save you time and money. Read More
Mortgage provider Abu Dhabi Finance said it is in talks with several developers to provide financing of affordable homes in the capital, according to Emirates247 Read More
When you take out a mortgage do you know how much you are allowed to overpay each month and annually? Before signing on the dotted line, find out the terms to re-payment. Read More
What are the kind of costs a prospective tenant should expect to pay and budget for, when taking up an apartment or villa on lease? Read More
Ever thought of investing in real estate abroad? We take a look at UK property as a potential option Read More
What's the difference between an Islamic mortgage and a conventional mortgage? Find out how the two types of mortgages are handled differently. Read More
Several banks offer fixed or variable mortgage rates. Know how the cost of your mortgage could be affected by these Read More
Our recent survey reveled that 86% of UAE residents do not have content insurance. Find out the significance of home content insurance. Read More
Why is home contents insurance important for you and your family? Read More
Is getting home content insurance important? Why you need to compare policies to understand how much of your valuables will be covered in the event of a fire or flooding. Read More
Thinking of taking out a home loan? Consider rates, fees and everything in between before making your decision. Read More
Is the Dubai property market going to stabilize in 2015? Tenants could be negotiating a rental decrease rather stressing over how much their rent will rise by. Read More
Are you looking to renovate your home? We examine some of the main issues to consider along with the different financing options available Read More
We look at the rules associated with buying property in Sharjah, and what the rent rules are if you're looking to buy to let. Read More
Over half of all UAE residents would consider buying in Sharjah, our joint survey with propertyfinder.ae found. Read More
Sharjah is allowing UAE expatriates to buy property for the first time ever - but there are a couple of catches. Read More
What exactly is the rule for how long a residency permit you can get as a property-owner in the UAE and Dubai? What are the restrictions? Read More
The Dubai property market has matured into a more regulated, stable place, says Renan Bourdeau, Deputy CEO, propertyfinder.ae. Read More
To coincide with Cityscape, some stats for real estate buyers and investors on the most searched apartment and villa communities in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Read More
Want to own a home next to your favorite celebrity? Find out average cost to buy a Dubai property like those owned by Shah Rukh Khan, Shilpa Shetty, and Kate Hudson. Read More
Plan your move to Dubai in advance - finding a villa or apartment should be less complicated with our quick tips and area guide. Read More
Should you rent accommodation or buy property in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or even Ras Al Khaimah? We calculate the monthly costs. Read More
Looking to move to Abu Dhabi and don't know where to start? We list cost by area. Read More
Moving here and don't know the best areas for renting in Dubai for apartments or villas, or what the costs are? We list the costs by area. Read More
With rental rates still rising, now could be a good time to buy. With many steps to go through, where do you start when buying property in the UAE? Read More
Becoming a tenant in the UAE puts you at the mercy of your landlord for a year - and there are certain things they won't rush to admit... Read More
Fees are the key factor for parents when searching for a school in the UAE, the first report of the most viewed schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on Souqalmal.com shows. Read More
Dubai rent has soared 16 percent in the last year, the highest in the world, in 2014. Advice on keeping rental increases down. Read More
A faulty pipe or ignored leak can cause massive damage. Before going on holiday, take steps to protect your home and contents from flooding. Read More
Leaving for the summer requires plenty of planning. You need to pack for your holiday while also ensuring everything is shipshape at home while you’re away - and that includes keeping costs down to the minimum to give you a bit more to spend. Read More
Al Khail Heights, expected to go live in late 2014, is an affordable development much demand, not least in searches on Souqalmal.com. Read More
Whether you rent or own your property, the moment everyone dreads is something going wrong. If you rent, is the problem yours or your landlord’s? If you own – is the issue yours or the building’s? I’ve hit this dilemma recently. I’ve owned my apartment in the Tecom area... Read More
A key Dubai figure says the emirate has put enough measures in place to protect the real estate market from any fresh crisis – despite warnings from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) about property speculation. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Supreme Fiscal Committee, told Emirates... Read More
The UAE property and mortgage market is booming again, with prospective buyers scrambling to get home loans before prices rise even higher. We have seen the impact on Souqalmal.com, with the number of customers searching for a UAE mortgage through our site doubling in March Read More
Being a home owner means constant maintenance. You always have to be on top of your game. That’s why you need to plan and budget carefully. Here's a mini checklist to help you out with future property maintenance and renovation. Read More
The best ways to rent out your buy-to-let property in the UAE and the laws a landlord must abide by. Read More
How to register your contract with Ejari, calculate your rent via RERA and raise a dispute to Dubai's Rental Dispute Settlement Centre. Read More
Thanks to escalating rental prices and shady negotiations, many UAE residents are losing faith in Dubai’s real estate agents. We find out why. Read More
With the Dubai property market heating up fast, it would seem natural for Abu Dhabi to follow a similar path. While prices are indeed up, all is not as it seems. Read local media reports and house prices in Abu Dhabi are on the rise. But look a little... Read More
The UAE Central Bank has confirmed a cap on mortgage lending, and a range of minimum down payments, from 20 - 50%, for expats and nationals. Read More
Finding the right mortgage to suit your needs can be a minefield. So here’s our 10-point guide to finding the right mortgage for you. Read More
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