Where to buy off-plan property in Dubai? Top 5 projects revealed

  • May 29, 2019

The off-plan property purchase in Dubai offers convenient payment options spread over time, in a location of the buyer’s choice with a brand new unit that can be customized suiting the owner’s taste.

Global investors also benefit from off-plan projects that focus on attributes such as quality, affordability or luxury in a great location with conveniences and access to roads and transportation.

Tips to Buy Off-plan homes from Primary Market

  • You may directly buy house from a developer.
  • You may lower your risk by choosing a lower down payment with payments shifted close to project completion.
  • You must ensure that the developer, project and project’s Escrow account are all registered in the Dubai Land Department’s Real Estate Regulatory Arm (RERA).
  • You must ensure the developer registers your property with the Dubai Land Department through the Oqood registration that will cost around 4% of the total purchase price.

Tips to Buy Off-plan homes from Secondary Market

  • You can buy off-plan units on the secondary market from another owner.
  • You must ensure the seller has registered the property with the Dubai Land Department and can provide you with a copy of the registration.
  • You and the seller should both go to the developer after signing an agreement of sale, to apply for a No Objection Certificate (NOC).
  • You pay the seller once the transfer of ownership takes place in a Dubai Land Department trustee office after the NOC is issued by the developer. The total fees will include a 2% commission fee (if you used a broker), the NOC fee (up to 5,000 AED) and a transfer appointment fee (4,000 AED).
  • You should use a reliable third party property website like Myvilla.com which validates every property and lists only RERA certified agents on their website.


Top 5 Projects to Buy Off-Plan Villas in Dubai

MyVilla has handpicked these five trending communities in Dubai to make it easier for our users to choose from a huge selection of off-plan projects in the city.


1. Sun – Arabian Ranches III

Sun-Arabian Ranches III

Emaar Properties’ new community Arabian Ranches III at Dubailand offers spacious villas and townhouses. Located in the central area of Dubai, Arabian Ranches 3 homes have a privileged address in the city.

Emaar Arabian Ranches presents 3 & 4 bedroom townhouses with gardens and balconies. Start planning to live in this idyllic neighborhood that creates family balance and well-being for you. Neat lines, big windows and light tones are the core of the townhouses design.

Every space of Townhouses Arabian Ranches III actually provides comfortable life with a beautiful finish and lush green environment. Arabian Ranches 3 by Emaar, is a great value-for-money for home buyers.

Price starts from: AED 1,200,888 and Handover is by: April 2022

2. Expo Golf Villas Dubai South

Expo Golf Villas

A pioneering project by Emaar, Expo Golf Villas are a true ode to the bright future of Dubai. Located only minutes away from Expo 2020 in Dubai South, Championship golf course and the upcoming global aviation hub, the Al Maktoum Airport, Expo Golf Villas are a fantastic investment opportunity for the discerning investor. Select between three and four bedroom premium villas.

Price starts from AED 999,888 and Handover is by August 2021

3. Majestic Vistas Villas by Emaar at Dubai Hills

Majestic Vistas

Emaar Properties has yet again come up with another great project in one of the most desirable locations in the city to stay, which is Dubai Hills Estate.

Comprising six-bedroom villas directly along the championship Dubai Hills Golf Course, Majestic Vistas occupies a corner of the Dubai Hills community, providing each home gorgeous panoramic views to enjoy. The villas will be divided into four stunning collections – Ambrose, Mulligan, Rowan and Albatross. Each collection will feature a sophisticated contemporary design with elegantly laid out interiors and floor-to-ceiling glass that create a beautiful flow of natural light.

All homes feature two kitchens, an open plan formal living and dining area and private gardens. Stone, wood and glass finishes of top quality provide a high-end feel alongwith the level of comfort you would expect from a family home. Different collections will also have slightly different home amenities, such as extra storage rooms, driver’s rooms and maid’s rooms.

Price starts from AED 14,635,888 and Handover is by 2021

4. Cherrywoods Townhouses by Meraas

Cherrywoods Townhouses

Cherrywoods is a place where you have everything you need at your doorstep. The exclusive gated community is home to retail and dining experiences, a Community Centre and an expansive central park.

The unique features of Cherrywoods Townhouses/Villas community are the private and spacious living that is captured in the distinctive clusters along with the opulent Middle Eastern influences within the tranquil and breathtaking setting of urban lifestyle features, lush landscaping and pristine coastal views of the scintillating waters of the Arabian Gulf along the Dubai coastline.

The developer Meraas Holding is a global set up run by a team of highly competent and skilled entrepreneurs, designers, property developers, and real estate masterminds. It is undeniably one of the most fast-paced well-received property development entities within the UAE.

Price starts from AED 1,400,000 and Handover is by Q4 2021

5. Arabella 3 at Mudon

Arabella 3 in Mudon

Arabella 3 is the third phase of development of Arabella project by Dubai Properties. The new phase was unveiled after the successful sales demand for the units in Arabella 1 and 2. The prime residences are located within the magnificent Mudon community, which is considered as one of the emerging neighborhoods in Dubai.

The opulent location provides residents with a healthy lifestyle with its cycling and walking tracks, as well as pristine gardens with abundance of natural light. The residences are also just a few minutes away from Mudon Central Park which exudes tranquility with its vast green spaces and tall trees, perfect for a relaxing family bonding. The residences also allow access to different amenities like a grocery store, children’s playground, restaurants, coffee shops, pharmacy, nursery and health club.

The homes are designed with timeless, elegant and modern finishes with simple artistic lines and reflective glass facades that match the beauty of the lush green community. Arabella 3 offers 3 Bedroom Townhouses, 3 & 4 Bedroom Semi-detached Townhouses and 5 Bedroom Independent Villas at reasonable prices with an attractive payment plan. These premier residences also boast of a guaranteed high rental return of investment.

Price start from AED 1,605,000 and Handover is by 2020