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  • 3 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi - A Contemporary Home in this Sough After Location
    on September 20, 2021
    AED2,700,000
    Ansam 1, Ansam, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    A Contemporary Home in this Sough After Location

    342,300 sqft
    Nationwide Middle East Properties
  • 1 Bedroom Flat for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - A Unit with Balcony and High-end Finishing
    on August 23, 2021
    AED675,000
    The Bridges, Shams Abu Dhabi, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    A Unit with Balcony and High-end Finishing

    12662 sqft
    Smart Concept Real Estate
  • 3 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - Value For Money! A Stellar Unit For Your Comfort
    on September 20, 2021
    AED1,600,000
    Horizon Tower B, Horizon Towers, City Of Lights, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Value For Money! A Stellar Unit For Your Comfort

    321,544 sqft
    Nationwide Middle East Properties
  • 1 Bedroom Flat for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - Make This Charming Unit Your Next Investment
    on September 5, 2021
    AED850,000
    Parkside Residence B, Parkside Residence, Shams Abu Dhabi, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Make This Charming Unit Your Next Investment

    12826 sqft
    Nationwide Middle East Properties
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - Own this Magnificent Apartment | Call us
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    AED1,400,000
    Ocean Terrace Residence, Marina Square, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Hot Deal | 2+M Apartment | Furnished Flat.

    231,507 sqft
    First Choice Properties
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - One of a kind Sky Pod Home with Rental Back
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    AED1,150,000
    Sky Tower, Shams Gate District, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    One of a kind Sky Pod Home with Rental Back

    231,084 sqft
    Nationwide Middle East Properties
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  • 1 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - Great offer! Ready to Move in! Luxurious 1BR! Amazing Area!
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    AED780,000
    Sigma Towers, City Of Lights, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Awesome offer! Ready to Move in! Luxurious 1BR! Amazing Area!

    12796 sqft
    Al Noah Real Estate LLC
  • 1 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - Hot Price | Luxurious Unit | Great Investment
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    AED750,000
    Sun Tower, Shams Gate District, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Hot Price | Luxurious Unit | Great Investment

    12792 sqft
    Smart Concept Real Estate
  • 1 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi - Good Price |Ready Soon | Modern Finishing
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    AED770,000
    Water's Edge, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Good Price |Ready Soon | Modern Finishing

    11699 sqft
    Smart Concept Real Estate
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - HOT DEAL | EXCELLENT PRICE | HIGH FLOOR
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    AED980,000
    Marina Heights II, Marina Heights, Marina Square, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    HOT DEAL | EXCELLENT PRICE | HIGH FLOOR | Semi-furnished

    231,108 sqft
    Nas Luxury Real Estate
  • 1 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - Smartly Priced Fancy Flat w/ Rent Refund
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    AED820,000
    Sun Tower, Shams Gate District, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Smartly Priced Fancy Flat w/ Rent Refund.

    12852 sqft
    First Choice Properties
  • 1 Bedroom Flat for Sale in Al Reef, Abu Dhabi - Vacant! A Type C Unit With A Spacious Layout
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    AED650,000
    Tower 20, Al Reef Downtown, Al Reef, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Vacant! A Type C Unit With A Spacious Layout

    121,016 sqft
    Nationwide Middle East Properties
  • 3 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - Elegant 2+1BR Unit Perfect As Your Next Home
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    AED1,995,000
    MAG 5 Residence (B2 Tower), Marina Square, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Elegant 2+1BR Unit Perfect As Your Next Home

    322,002 sqft
    Nationwide Middle East Properties
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi - Best Deal| 30-70 Payment Plan | Canal View Unit
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    AED1,050,000
    Water's Edge, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Best Deal| 30-70 Payment Plan | Nice View

    221,045 sqft
    Smart Concept Real Estate
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - Invest Now! Superb Deluxe 2 BR! Prime Amenities & Community!
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    AED1,350,000
    Sun Tower, Shams Gate District, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Invest Now! Superb Deluxe 2 BR! Prime Amenities & Community!

    231,240 sqft
    Al Noah Real Estate LLC
  • 2 Bedroom Flat for Sale in Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi - Invest Now In This Sea View Unit w/ Maid's Room
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    AED1,750,000
    Al Hadeel, Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Invest Now In This Sea View Unit w/ Maid's Room

    231,516 sqft
    Nationwide Middle East Properties
  • 1 Bedroom Flat for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - Great Deal | Hurry | Don't make any delay.
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    AED690,000
    The Gate Tower 1, The Gate Tower, Shams Gate District, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Great Deal | Don't make any delay| Buy Now

    12658 sqft
    First Choice Properties
  • 1 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - Ready To Move In Unit With Up To 4 Payments
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    AED800,000
    Tala Tower, Marina Square, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Ready To Move In Unit With Up To 4 Payments

    12925 sqft
    Nationwide Middle East Properties
  • 1 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - Spacious Layout | Perfect Investment | Great Price
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    AED730,000
    Ocean Terrace Residence, Marina Square, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Spacious Layout | Perfect Investment | Great Price

    12904 sqft
    Smart Concept Real Estate
  • 1 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi - Outstanding Apartment | Excellent Place | Buy Now.
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    AED780,000
    Water's Edge, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Outstanding Apartment | Excellent Place | Buy Now.

    11685 sqft
    First Choice Properties
  • 1 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - An Ultra Modern Unit W/ So Much Space & Facilities
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    AED1,207,500
    MAG 5 Residence (B2 Tower), Marina Square, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    An Ultra Modern Unit W/ So Much Space & Facilities

    121,356 sqft
    Nationwide Middle East Properties
  • 2 Bedroom Flat for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - Live in this Glamorous Apartment | Call us
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    AED1,600,000
    MAG 5 Residence (B2 Tower), Marina Square, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Live in this Glamorous Apartment | Call us.

    231,722 sqft
    First Choice Properties
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi - A Perfectly-priced Apartment with Stunning View
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    AED1,600,000
    Al Hadeel, Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    Hot Deal! An Elegant Unit w/ Stellar Facilities

    231,375 sqft
    Nationwide Middle East Properties
  • 3 Bedroom Flat for Sale in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi - A 3BR+Maid's Room Unit Perfect As Your Next Home
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    AED2,000,000
    Marina Heights I, Marina Heights, Marina Square, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
    Apartment

    A 3BR+Maid's Room Unit Perfect As Your Next Home

    332,249 sqft
    Nationwide Middle East Properties

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.