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Sharjah opens up property market to expats

The Emirate of Sharjah has updated laws regulating Sharjah’s property market to allow foreign expatriates living in the United Arab Emirates to purchase property in zones authorised by the government. Previously, property could only be sold to UAE nationals, other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nationals and Arab nationals with a valid UAE resident visa, but not to the many other ...

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AED 2 billion Tilal City launched

Tilal Properties, a new joint venture between Sharjah Asset Management and Eskan Real Estate Development, has announced Tilal City, a 25 million square feet mixed-use community strategically located near the Emirates Road (E611), just 10 kilometres from Sharjah’s International Airport. The AED 2 billion (US$ 540 million) real estate development will include some 2,000 residential plots, offices, retail stores, open ...

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Foreign capital boosts Sharjah property market

Sharjah real estate is attracting investment from expatriate Arabs living in the UAE, after the government relaxed regulations to allow non-GCC nationals to buy property. Historically, only Emirati or other citizens from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have been allowed to own property, but a recent policy change now permits other Arab nationalities living in the UAE to purchase up ...

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UAE economy boosts demand for Sharjah property

Strong growth in the UAE economy and rising rents in neighbouring Dubai have boosted demand for residential and commercial property in Sharjah, according to a report by international real estate consultancy Cluttons. The report stated that average residential rental costs climbed by 4.5 per cent during the first quarter, leaving them 19 per cent higher than this time last year, ...

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Analyst expects $3bn of Sharjah construction projects in 2014

Sharjah could award up to AED 11 billion (US$3 billion) of construction projects by the end of 2014, according to a new report by Meed Projects. The report, which takes into account all known construction and transport projects in Sharjah with an estimated value of over AED18.3 million (US$5 million), predicted a bumper year for construction in the Emirate. According ...

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Sir Bu Nuair Island development details unveiled

Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has announced the details of the AED 500 million (US$ 136m) Sir Bu Nuair Island development, a ground-breaking mixed-use real estate development due for completion in 2017. The announcement was made during the Arabian Travel Market (ATM 2014) in Dubai and is one of Shurooq’s largest initiatives to-date. Renowned for its natural beauty, the ...

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