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Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) has always been referred to as a hidden gem for its natural beauty that enchants every visitor. It is one of the most investor-friendly emirates in the UAE that offers freehold properties to expatriates.
People who are tired of the buzzing lifestyle of either Dubai or Abu Dhabi can live by the beach and enjoy the tranquility RAK has to offer. High rents and traffic have always been a concern in both emirates, which is why an increasing number of expatriates are moving to RAK. They say it is no different than living in Jumeirah Beach Residence or Downtown Dubai when driving to get to the airport from RAK since it takes about the same time.
RAK has a wide range of housing options to cater to the growing demand. Al Hamra Village is a massive residential and leisure development which includes apartments, townhouses and villas offered for freehold ownership. It features a mall, restaurants, golf courses and luxury hotels. This development is popularly chosen by locals and expatriates who would rather have their families move to peaceful communities than to congested districts in other established emirates.
Set on the coastline of RAK, Al Marjan Island is a collection of four man-made islands that are the perfect venues for elegant waterfront homes. This destination is attracting investors with its combined world-class sustainability, resort feel and cultural sensitivity.
Flamingo Villas at the Mina Al Arab development has over a hundred waterfront villas overlooking the Arabian Gulf and the Mina Al Arab Lagoon with a wide range of amenities like pools for adults and children, a multi-purpose court and wider greens.
Bermuda Villas, also at Mina Al Arab, is a luxury housing project with two to six-bedroom units overlooking the Arabian Gulf. The houses offer stunning coastline views, modern facilities like water pools for adults and kids, a private beach, kids’ play areas and a multi-purpose court.
The Julfar Twin Towers provide investors an array of freehold apartments and free zone offices. Residents and employees alike can take a break by the beach, the creek and the mangroves which are only a few minutes away.
* Ras Al Khaimah has a wide range of freehold properties for every budget
* Its many waterfront villas are in great demand by retirees and holidaymakers
* Popular residential projects are Al Hamra Village, Mina Al Arab, Al Marjan Island
Source: Cleofi-Krista Capili, Special to Properties
The writer is a freelancer