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  • 1 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - Vacant | Furnished Apartment in Beautiful Location
    on July 19, 2022
    AED800,000
    Marina Bay Tower 1, Marina Bay, City Of Lights, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Vacant | Furnished Apartment in Beautiful Location

    11802 sqft
    Gravity Real Estate
  • 1 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi - Fabulous 1BR | Partial Canal Vew | Rented
    on July 29, 2022
    AED850,000
    Water's Edge, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Fabulous 1BR | Partial Canal Vew | Rented

    11684 sqft
    Metropolitan Capital Real Estate LLC
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - A Sophisticated Vacant Unit w/ Relaxing Balcony
    on July 26, 2022
    AED1,300,000
    Amaya Towers, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    A Sophisticated Vacant Unit w/ Relaxing Balcony

    231,151 sqft
    Nationwide Middle East Properties
  • 1 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - Vacant Unit | Partial Sea View | Fantastic Deal
    on July 19, 2022
    AED800,000
    The Wave, Najmat Abu Dhabi, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Vacant Unit | Partial Sea View | Fantastic Deal

    12985 sqft
    Metropolitan Capital Real Estate LLC
  • 1 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - High Floor Unit | Mangrove View | Sensational Deal
    on July 19, 2022
    AED750,000
    C4 Tower, City Of Lights, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    High Floor Unit | Mangrove View | Sensational Deal

    12944 sqft
    Metropolitan Capital Real Estate LLC
  • 3 Bedroom Flat for Sale in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi - Astonishing Unit | Vacant | Canal Side Community
    on July 18, 2022
    AED2,000,000
    Water's Edge, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Astonishing Unit | Vacant | Canal Side Community

    341,407 sqft
    Metropolitan Capital Real Estate LLC
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - Hot Deal| Spaciou 2BR | One Year HM & PM Free
    on July 25, 2022
    AED1,349,995
    Sun Tower, Shams Gate District, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Hot Deal| Spaciou 2BR | One Year HM & PM Free

    231,544 sqft
    Schollers Properties
  • 3 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - Ready To Move In | Sparkling View | High Floor
    on July 7, 2022
    AED1,559,000
    Horizon Tower B, Horizon Towers, City Of Lights, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Ready To Move In | Sparkling View | High Floor

    341,480 sqft
    Metropolitan Capital Real Estate LLC
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi - Captivating Unit | Street View | Ready To Move In
    on July 22, 2022
    AED1,600,000
    Ansam 1, Ansam, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Captivating Unit | Street View | Ready To Move In

    221,292 sqft
    Metropolitan Capital Real Estate LLC
  • 1 Bedroom Flat for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - Hot Deal! Massive! Closed Kitchen!
    on July 4, 2022
    AED785,000
    Marina Blue, Marina Square, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Hot Deal! Massive! Closed Kitchen!

    12915 sqft
    Diamond Key Properties
  • 2 Bedroom Flat for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - NEGOTIABLE | MANGROVE VIEW | HIGH FLOOR | VACANT
    on August 2, 2022
    AED1,200,000
    Marina Bay Tower 1, Marina Bay, City Of Lights, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    NEGOTIABLE | MANGROVE VIEW | HIGH FLOOR | VACANT

    231,150 sqft
    Unique Homes Worldwide Properties L. L. C
  • 1 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - Clever Choice | Breath-taking View | Stunning 1BR
    on August 2, 2022
    AED950,000
    Reflection, Shams Abu Dhabi, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Clever Choice | Breath-taking View | Stunning 1BR

    11710 sqft
    Metropolitan Capital Real Estate LLC
  • Studio for Sale in Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi - Terrific Studio| Balcony | Majestic Finish Quality
    on August 1, 2022
    AED750,000
    Soho Square Residences, Soho Square, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Terrific Studio| Balcony | Majestic Finish Quality

    Studio1463 sqft
    Metropolitan Capital Real Estate LLC
  • 2 Bedroom Flat for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - Spacious & Bright Apartment for Up to 3 Payments
    on August 9, 2022
    AED1,450,000
    The Wave, Najmat Abu Dhabi, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Spacious & Bright Apartment for Up to 3 Payments

    231,280 sqft
    Nationwide Middle East Properties
  • 3 Bedroom Flat for Sale in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi - High Floor Full Canal View | Very Hot Deal
    on July 19, 2022
    AED1,775,000
    Water's Edge, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    High Floor Full Canal View | Very Hot Deal

    341,499 sqft
    Nas Luxury Real Estate
  • 1 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi - Beautifully Furnished Unit With Spacious Terrace
    on July 14, 2022
    AED950,000
    Al Zeina Building B, Al Zeina, Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Beautifully Furnished Unit With Spacious Terrace

    121,136 sqft
    Nationwide Middle East Properties
  • 1 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Ghadeer, Abu Dhabi - Corner | Brand New | Private Garden | Open Kitchen
    on August 12, 2022
    AED620,000
    Al Ghadeer Phase II, Al Ghadeer, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Corner | Brand New | Private Garden | Open Kitchen

    11567 sqft
    Metropolitan Capital Real Estate LLC
  • Studio for Sale in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi - Stunning Studio | Type S3 | Waterfront living
    on July 22, 2022
    AED900,000
    Mayan 2, Mayan, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Stunning Studio | Type S3 | Waterfront living

    Studio1506 sqft
    Metropolitan Capital Real Estate LLC
  • 1 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi - Corner| Type 1D. 1 | Cool Balcony |Rented Till 2023
    on June 28, 2022
    AED1,800,000
    Mayan 3, Mayan, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Corner| Type 1D. 1 | Cool Balcony |Rented Till 2023

    12997 sqft
    Metropolitan Capital Real Estate LLC
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - Amazing View | High Floor | Magnificent Layout
    on July 29, 2022
    AED2,300,000
    MAG 5 Residence (B2 Tower), Marina Square, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Amazing View | High Floor | Magnificent Layout

    252,002 sqft
    Metropolitan Capital Real Estate LLC
  • 1 Bedroom Flat for Sale in Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi - Modern Luxury Layout| Vacant| Beachfront Community
    on July 6, 2022
    AED950,000
    Al Sana 1, Al Sana, Al Muneera, Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Modern Luxury Layout| Vacant| Beachfront Community

    12876 sqft
    Metropolitan Capital Real Estate LLC
  • 1 Bedroom Flat for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - Vacant Unit With City View | Own It | Idyllic Deal
    on July 19, 2022
    AED950,000
    The Gate Tower 3, The Gate Tower, Shams Gate District, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Vacant Unit With City View | Own It | Idyllic Deal

    12896 sqft
    Metropolitan Capital Real Estate LLC
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - 1 Yr Free Service Charge |No ADM & Commission Fees
    on July 25, 2022
    AED1,320,000
    Reflection, Shams Abu Dhabi, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    1 Yr Free Service Charge |No ADM & Commission Fees

    221,111 sqft
    Cherwell Property
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi - Corner Boulevard View | Amazing Deal | 2BR Duplex
    on July 18, 2022
    AED1,600,000
    Al Raha Lofts, Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Corner Boulevard View | Amazing Deal | 2BR Duplex

    221,291 sqft
    Metropolitan Capital Real Estate LLC

All about Buying an Apartment in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is usually compared to the neighbouring city of Dubai because of its publicity and staggering real estate projects. However, Abu Dhabi is more significant in terms of financial stability and assets. The capital city has undergone a remarkable transformation in economic growth due to the vision of the leaders of Abu Dhabi and the abundance of oil and gas reserves.

The economic stability makes the emirate one of the best places for investment, especially in the real estate industry. When it comes to the real estate sector in Abu Dhabi, the amendments in freehold ownership law have opened up immense investment opportunities for buyers and investors. As per the law enacted by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, foreign investors and expats of all the nationalities can buy freehold properties in Abu Dhabi investment zones such as Al Raha Beach, Al Reem Island, Yas Island and Saadiyat Island. This law is part of the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision for 2030 in which priorities have been set to broaden the emirate’s economy by reducing reliance on nature reserves and focusing on other sectors such as tourism, infrastructure, health and education. The newly launched projects in Abu Dhabi follow the vision and provide limitless choices for investors interested in buying apartments in Abu Dhabi. 

Freehold vs Leasehold Property in Abu Dhabi

The ownership of properties in Abu Dhabi is divided into two categories; freehold and leasehold. Freehold ownership means the investor has direct ownership of the land on which the property is built on while a leasehold title refers to the ownership for a fixed period. The maximum term for a leasehold property in Abu Dhabi is 99 years. Once the lease expires, the ownership of the entire property will go back to the freeholder. 

Before the new Abu Dhabi Freehold Property Law of 2019, ownership was largely restricted to UAE and GCC Nationals only. Expats and investors invested through three main systems; Musataha (a 50-year renewable lease), usufruct (generally a 99-year lease) and long-term leases (for 25 years or more). But the amendments to the freehold property law have significantly boosted the real estate sector in Abu Dhabi and now expats and investors can own freehold property in dedicated investment zones in Abu Dhabi. 

Popular designated investment areas for expats and foreign investors include Yas Island, Al Maryah Island, Al Raha Beach and Al Reem Island. The affordable communities suitable for buying flats in Abu Dhabi include Al Reef and Masdar City. Other freehold areas of the emirate are Saadiyat Island, Lulu Island and Seih Al Sedirah.

Leasehold and freehold areas are determined by the government and are subject to change.  

Types of Apartments in Abu Dhabi

When it comes to properties for sale, investors can find various options including ready-to-move and off-plan apartments in Abu Dhabi. 

Developers sell off-plan apartments before construction through a feasible payment plan. In this way, the property becomes affordable to investors as compared to ready flats encouraging potential buyers to transition to homeownership. Popular areas with off-plan properties include Yas Island, Al Reem Island and Saadiyat Island. 

The fully-developed apartments for sale in Abu Dhabi come in different layouts ranging from studio, 1, 2, 3 and 4-bedroom units to spacious 5-bedroom apartments. One can buy an apartment in Abu Dhabi in a price range of AED 300k to AED 21M. Most units in Abu Dhabi are equipped with modern amenities and facilities such as a laundry room, a maid’s room with attached bathroom and a terrace or a balcony. Other shared amenities commonly found in apartment buildings in Abu Dhabi include a gym, a swimming pool and dedicated parking spaces. A few apartment buildings have casual dining restaurants, coffee shops or supermarkets on the ground floor. Investors can also find duplex units and luxury penthouses in Abu Dhabi apart from the regular single-floor flats. 

Popular Areas to Buy Apartments in Abu Dhabi

Some of the popular investment zones to buy apartments in Abu Dhabi include Yas Island, Al Raha Beach and Al Reem Island. These areas offer beachfront residences offering a luxurious lifestyle. The affordable areas to buy flats in Abu Dhabi are Al Reef and Masdar City. 

Sales Trends for Flats in Abu Dhabi

Apartments for sale in Abu Dhabi include studios priced from AED 336k to AED 623k in areas such as Masdar City and Al Maryah Island. Investors can buy an apartment in Abu Dhabi such as a 1-bedroom unit priced between AED 550k to AED 650k in Al Reef and Al Reem Island. A spacious 2-bedroom apartment can be purchased in AED 800k in Al Raha Beach and AED 3.9M in Saadiyat Island. The luxurious 3-bedroom apartments are priced above AED 1.4M in Yas Island and it can go up to AED 6M in areas like Saadiyat Island and Al Raha Beach. Buyers interested in purchasing penthouses and duplexes can find ample investment options in Saadiyat Island and Al Reem Island. The sales price of penthouses ranges between AED 2.3M to AED 24M in these areas.

ROI for Apartments for Sale in Abu Dhabi

The affordable communities are outperforming the more luxurious ones in terms of rental yields in Abu Dhabi. Masdar City offers the highest ROI for apartments for sale in Abu Dhabi while Al Reef and Saadiyat Island follow with the second and third highest rental yield. The ROI in Masdar City is 8.7%, Al Reef offers and ROI of 8.6% and investors looking at Saadiyat Island can expect a return on investment of 7.8%. Other flats for sale in Abu Dhabi in areas like Al Raha Beach and Al Reem Island also offer an ROI of 7%. 

How to Buy an Apartment in Abu Dhabi? 

Once you’ve decided to buy a flat in Abu Dhabi, search for your desired property online using Bayut. There is a wide selection of properties available on Bayut from where you can choose the property suitable for your budget and requirements using different filters. After selecting the residential unit and expressing your interest to the buyer, the next step for both the parties is to agree on the terms of the sale through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). While signing the MOU, you would pay 2% of the property’s value to the real estate agency as a service fee and 2% to Abu Dhabi Municipality. When you have signed the agreement and made the payments, the ownership certificate will be issued by the developer after which another AED 5k will be paid to the developer as an administrative fee. If you are an expat then you can buy a flat in Abu Dhabi in designated investment zones of the emirate only, while GCC and UAE Nationals have no such restrictions. 

Costs Associated with Buying an Apartment in Abu Dhabi

The buyer is required to pay a registration fee of 2% of the purchase price to the Abu Dhabi Municipality whether it is an off-plan or ready-to-move unit. The real estate agency/agent commission is usually 2% of the property value plus 5% VAT. But if you are buying the property directly from the developer then you do not need to pay the commission fee. Those buying the property with a mortgage, 0.25% of the purchase price will be paid for its registration fee while other documentation can cost different charges. The legal and financial process of transferring the title deed of the flat for sale in Abu Dhabi can cost the buyer AED 1,000. 

Another cost related to an apartment for sale in Abu Dhabi is the annual service charges which are paid by owners to maintain the security, communal electricity, maintenance and building insurance. These charges are payable to the developer and usually calculated per square feet (sq.ft.). The price range of the service charges depends upon the location and services provided by the building. 

The buyer has to set up the electricity, water and district cooling/chiller connection for apartments in Abu Dhabi for sale by contacting the concerned authorities. An owner does not need to set up these connections if the residential unit is fully developed but instead needs to transfer the ownership of these connections. After setting up/transferring the connection, the owner will receive the monthly bill as per the energy consumption and the kind of property you have purchased.