Ras al-Khaimah is a Persian Gulf Arab emirate and a member of the United Arab Emirates. Its name could be taken to mean "Top of the tent" or alternatively "headland of the small hut".
It enjoys a moderate, cool and refreshing climate for 8 months of the year between October and May. High temperatures can be expected for the remaining 4 months of the year.
Rainfall is sporadic, falling mainly in winter (November to March) and averaging 12cms per year in most of the emirate.
Temperatures range from a low of around 12°C (50°F) on a winter’s night, to a high of around 42°C (118°F) on a summer’s day. The best time to visit Ras Al Khaimah is during winter and mid-season months. The weather is excellent, warm, sunny and generally pleasant.
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Ras al-Khaimah has the reputation of being the most beautiful emirate in the Middle East for its stunning beaches and picturesque mountains. It is one of the region’s best kept secrets and enjoys plenty of international tourism that is rising every year.
Ras al-Khaimah also has an investment location that offers investors a great opportunity. The Al Marjan Island is the first man-made island in the region that extends 2km out into the Persian Gulf and is just 27km from Ras al-Khaimah’s city centre. The island is 45 minutes away from Dubai, which is easily accessible by using the emirates highway.
The Al Marjan is shaped into five coral shaped islands that will contain hotels, large villa sites, a theme park and a marina with its own village. The island has become a popular choice with investors who are looking for a second home or investment opportunity whilst property prices are still low.
In recent years the UAE has reformed the property laws resulting in more investors buying real estate in places like Ras al-Khaimah.
In the UAE, the first step in purchasing a property is to make an offer to a seller. A foreign national can own a property directly in the UAE and the buying process has been made fairly straightforward.
Once the offer has been accepted a sales contract will then be drafted and the buyer must pay a deposit to the seller.
Once the requirements of the sales contract are satisfied and agreed from both the buyer and seller, a final contract is completed and the buyer pays the remainder of the money owed to the seller. A deed of the property is given to the buyer and they will then become the owner of that property.
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Most fees are paid by the developer to the agent
To rent an apartment in Ras Al-Khaimah, you must submit the following documents to the owner:
You will also need to pay a deposit equal to one month's rent.
There is a good selection of properties from gated developments to studio apartments.
Rents are charged by the year and paid for by post dated chqs, generally 3-4 per year
The agent generally charges the Tenant 5%of the total rent