The Gulf Special

Taking it real slow

Dubai's real-estate market is losing steam after a rip-roaring run over the past two years, but expert say something else

Photographs by RA Chandroo

Dubai may have earned a well-deserved place on many ‘top 10 cities’ lists worldwide but for someone forced to move to the desert city from the UK for work, the idea of leaving behind London’s old-world charm for Dubai’s ostentatious opulence may not be an exciting prospect. And there is little that can help you assuage such misgivings, unless, of course, you are blessed with an enthusiastic and accommodating spouse like 38-year-old Hootan Yazhari is.