Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Properties Become Available to Expats

Expats and foreign property investors are now able to purchase properties in Abu Dhabi, following a government decision to relax property laws on buyers from abroad. Foreigners had previously been limited to leasehold agreements, however they are now able to purchase freehold properties in designated investment zones. This is a part of an initiative to…

Call for UAE to allow expatriates to apply for citizenship

In a Dubai daily, influential commentator Sultan Sooud al-Qassemi suggested that long-time expatriates who have made great contributions to society could be considered for citizenship in the UAE. “Perhaps it is time to consider a path to citizenship … that will open the door to entrepreneurs, scientists, academics and other hardworking individuals who have come…