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High DEWA Bills? Here’s Something That Can Help

Being faced with a high DEWA bill at the end of the month is ever resident’s worst nightmare in Dubai. But did you know that Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) have a solution that can help prevent that from happening? If you’re a smart water meter user, and have a DEWA smart meter installed in your…

Increase Your Home Value on Any Budget

Home Improvements: $100 or Less Tip 1: Spend an hour with a pro. Invite a Realtor or interior designer over to check out your home. Many Realtors will do this as a courtesy, but you will probably have to pay a consultation fee to a designer. Check with several designers in your area — a…

The rise of REITs in the Gulf region

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has witnessed significant growth in the number of real estate investment trusts (REITs) across the region, with over seven publicly listed REITs established to date. Since 2006, regulations have permitted REITs in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), but previous market downturns delayed any real progress within this particular sector…