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  • 3 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Reef, Abu Dhabi - Centrally Located Spot | Prime Offer | Desirable Design
    on December 30, 2022
    AED1,050,000
    Tower 29, Al Reef Downtown, Al Reef, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Centrally Located Spot | Prime Offer | Desirable Design

    341,582 sqft
    Smart Concept Real Estate
  • 1 Bedroom Flat for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - HOTTEST DEAL | SPECTACULAR VIEWS | VACANT
    on January 25, 2023
    AED814,999
    Beach Tower A, Beach Towers, Shams Abu Dhabi, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    HOTTEST DEAL | SPECTACULAR VIEWS | VACANT

    12860 sqft
    Capital Avenue Real Estate - Sole Proprietorship L. L. C
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi - Charming 2BR | Community View | Type E
    on January 19, 2023
    AED1,750,000
    Soho Square Residences, Soho Square, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Charming 2BR | Community View | Type E

    241,309 sqft
    Metropolitan Capital Real Estate LLC
  • 4 Bedroom Flat for Sale in Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi - Canal View | Corner | 4BR+M | Type A4 | Rented
    on January 19, 2023
    AED2,650,000
    Al Nada 2, Al Nada, Al Muneera, Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Canal View | Corner | 4BR+M | Type A4 | Rented

    462,289 sqft
    Metropolitan Capital Real Estate LLC
  • 2 Bedroom Flat for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - Glorious 2BR | Maid's Room | Own It Now
    on February 2, 2023
    AED1,650,000
    Parkside Residence B, Parkside Residence, Shams Abu Dhabi, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Glorious 2BR | Maid's Room | Own It Now

    231,302 sqft
    Metropolitan Capital Real Estate LLC
  • 1 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi - Furnished 1BR| Sea And Community View| Invest Now
    on January 16, 2023
    AED1,300,000
    Al Naseem Residence B, Al Naseem, Al Bandar, Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Furnished 1BR| Sea And Community View| Invest Now

    12894 sqft
    Metropolitan Capital Real Estate LLC
  • Studio for Sale in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi - Furnished Studio | Balcony | Vibrant Community
    on January 20, 2023
    AED780,000
    Ansam 2, Ansam, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Furnished Studio | Balcony | Vibrant Community

    Studio1477 sqft
    Metropolitan Capital Real Estate LLC
  • 1 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi - Amazingly Priced | Fully-Furnished 1BR | Terrace
    on January 16, 2023
    AED950,000
    Al Raha Lofts 2, Al Raha Lofts, Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Amazingly Priced | Fully-Furnished 1BR | Terrace

    11611 sqft
    Metropolitan Capital Real Estate LLC
  • 1 Bedroom Flat for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - Good price | sea view apartment with balcony
    on January 25, 2023
    AED780,000
    Meera Shams Tower 1, Shams Abu Dhabi, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Good price | sea view apartment with balcony

    11685 sqft
    Nas Luxury Real Estate
  • 2 Bedroom Flat for Sale in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi - Newly Handed Over Apartment with Amazing Views
    on January 2, 2023
    AED1,250,000
    Water's Edge, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Newly Handed Over Apartment with Amazing Views

    221,080 sqft
    Nationwide Middle East Properties
  • 3 Bedroom Flat for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - Dazzling Apartment | Genuine Offer | Ideal Home
    on December 27, 2022
    AED1,700,000
    Marina Heights I, Marina Heights, Marina Square, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Dazzling Apartment | Genuine Offer | Ideal Home

    341,701 sqft
    Metropolitan Capital Real Estate LLC
  • 1 Bedroom Flat for Sale in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi - HOT DEAL | ASTONISHING VIEWS | UNITS AVAILABLE
    on February 1, 2023
    AED749,999
    Water's Edge, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    HOT DEAL | ASTONISHING VIEWS | UNITS AVAILABLE

    11693 sqft
    Capital Avenue Real Estate - Sole Proprietorship L. L. C
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi - Awesome Sea View | Type 2AB | Rented | Must-Have
    on January 16, 2023
    AED1,700,000
    Al Naseem Residence B, Al Naseem, Al Bandar, Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Awesome Sea View | Type 2AB | Rented | Must-Have

    221,012 sqft
    Metropolitan Capital Real Estate LLC
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Reef, Abu Dhabi - Perfectly Priced | Spacious Layout | Alluring Community
    on December 29, 2022
    AED775,000
    Tower 33, Al Reef Downtown, Al Reef, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Perfectly Priced | Spacious Layout | Alluring Community

    221,218 sqft
    Smart Concept Real Estate
  • 2 Bedroom Flat for Sale in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi - Golf & pool view | With kitchen appliances  | With Balcony
    on January 3, 2023
    AED1,900,000
    Ansam 2, Ansam, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Golf & pool view | With kitchen appliances | With Balcony

    221,278 sqft
    Nas Luxury Real Estate
  • 1 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - Sea View |  High Floor | Good Investment
    on December 26, 2022
    AED1,120,000
    Sky Tower, Shams Gate District, Shams Abu Dhabi, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Sea View | High Floor | Good Investment

    12914 sqft
    PSI Assets Real Estate LLC
  • 1 Bedroom Flat for Sale in Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi - Fully Furnished | Stunning 1BR | Owner Occupied
    on December 26, 2022
    AED1,250,000
    Al Naseem Residence C, Al Naseem, Al Bandar, Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Fully Furnished | Stunning 1BR | Owner Occupied

    12741 sqft
    Metropolitan Capital Real Estate LLC
  • 3 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY |HOT OFFER 3 BHK WITH MAID | BEAUTIFUL VIEW AND SPACIOUS | GREAT INVESTMENT |
    on February 1, 2023
    AED1,700,000
    The Bridges, Shams Abu Dhabi, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY |HOT OFFER 3 BHK WITH MAID | BEAUTIFUL VIEW AND SPACIOUS | GREAT INVESTMENT |

    341,499 sqft
    Multi Planet Property Management L. L. C
  • 1 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - Furnished Unit | Scenic View | Ideal Investment
    on January 19, 2023
    AED960,000
    Burooj Views, Marina Square, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Furnished Unit | Scenic View | Ideal Investment

    12861 sqft
    Metropolitan Capital Real Estate LLC
  • 3 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - Stunning View | 3BR + Balcony | Ready To Move IN
    on February 2, 2023
    AED1,400,000
    Marina Bay By DAMAC, Najmat Abu Dhabi, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Stunning View | 3BR + Balcony | Ready To Move IN

    341,628 sqft
    Metropolitan Capital Real Estate LLC
  • 3 Bedroom Flat for Sale in Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi - Vacant Unit |Captivating Sea View |Genuine Photos
    on January 31, 2023
    AED12,000,000
    Azure, Mamsha Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Cultural District, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Vacant Unit |Captivating Sea View |Genuine Photos

    353,129 sqft
    Metropolitan Capital Real Estate LLC
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi - Fully furnished loft with jacuzzi and terrace | Ready to move in
    on January 30, 2023
    AED1,180,000
    Al Raha Lofts 2, Al Raha Lofts, Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Fully furnished loft with jacuzzi and terrace | Ready to move in

    231,018 sqft
    Nas Luxury Real Estate
  • 3 Bedroom Flat for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - Open View | 3BR+M | Big Balcony | Owner Occupied
    on February 3, 2023
    AED1,800,000
    The Bridges, Shams Abu Dhabi, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Open View | 3BR+M | Big Balcony | Owner Occupied

    331,437 sqft
    Metropolitan Capital Real Estate LLC
  • 1 Bedroom Flat for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - Gorgeous Unit | Balcony | Store | Vacant 1BR
    on February 2, 2023
    AED749,000
    Marina Bay By DAMAC, Najmat Abu Dhabi, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Gorgeous Unit | Balcony | Store | Vacant 1BR

    12873 sqft
    Metropolitan Capital Real Estate LLC
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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.