PropertyforPilots is a site that is dedicated exclusively to helping pilots in Dubai with all their real estate related issues and I want to do this without all the fancy sales talk and just give some good and honest advice

Property Search

Before starting any property search I think it is always a good idea to catch up for a coffee so that I can get to know what exactly is that you are looking for. Given that we as a family have been in Dubai for over 26 years I do know Dubai’s various communities pretty well and if there is one that I don’t then I’ll be keen to get to know it.

Mortgage Advice

Candice Reed, who also happens to be my girlfriend, is our go-to person for mortgages at our company, McCone Properties. Candice has been working in the industry for over 15 years, has tie-ups with over 27 local banks and has already helped several Emirates pilots find a suitable mortgage.

Off-Plan Projects

The developer will always tell you what is “great” about the latest building or villa they have on offer and conveniently avoid discussing the potential risks or drawbacks. I, therefore, think it is crucial that you get some good outside advise on these developers and projects and that is exactly what I feel I can offer.

Those Random Questions

I am sure that many of you will have some random property questions and the last thing that you want to do is to call the likes of DEWA or your Developer. Well, now that I have been doing the job for a few years there is a good chance I’ll be able to help out and would be more than happy to do so.

A few references from pilots I know

If you are considering investing here are a few options that I think are quite safe (you’ll notice I like to stick with Emaar) and that I believe have the potential to increase in value over the coming years

Park Ridge Dubai Hills Estate

AED 883,888 For a One Bedroom Apartment
664 sq.ft
Developed by Emaar
Right on Park and Boulevard
Post Handover Payment Plan
Completion on Nov 2020

Beach Vista Dubai Harbour

AED 1,979,888 For a Two Bed Apartment
1162 sq.ft.
Completed by Aug 2021
Developed by Emaar
Beach Access
On a man-made island

Springs 2 Emirates Living

AED 2,350,000 For a Three Bedroom Townhouses
BUA of 2450 sq.ft
Good size plot
Well maintained
Park View
Vacant this Summer