Culture Shocks Facing Russians Abroad

Imran Hussain In the first of our “Culture Shocks” series we focused on the difficulties individuals from the Arab states may encounter when relocating to a country that embraces Western culture, such as the obvious candidates of the USA and the UK. In this follow up edition we will be looking at this issue from […]

Megacities

Imran Hussain Megacities are cities with populations of more than 10 million citizens and are a prime target for looking to make investments in real estate. There are currently 28 mega cities in existence, but by 2030 it is predicted that number will rise to over 40. Clearly, urban development is increasing at a rapid […]

Latvia – Act Fast or Miss Out

Imran Hussain Latvia is a small European state located next to the Baltic Sea that’s positively swimming with diverse cultures and a wide range of landscapes. It has a very strong national identity and takes much of its pride from its beautiful capital city, Riga, which boasts many cultural artefacts including museums, churches, wooden and […]

Dominica: The Frugal No-Brainer?

Imran Hussain The mountainous Caribbean island nation of Dominica may not be on the radar of many high net-worth Arab individuals, but it should be for a multitude of reasons. Dominica is the lowest cost option for wealthy individuals seeking to obtain citizenship by investment, with options beginning as low as USD 100,000 of investment […]

Wealthy Arabs Heading Overseas for Medical Treatment

Luke Cloherty   High wealth and good health are, of course, two objectives most human beings look to attain and maintain during the course of their lives. Indeed, the two are generally linked to each other, with life expectancies far higher in parts of the World where more money is more readily available. As concerns […]

Family Trusts

Luke Cloherty   Introduction In the last issue of Citizenship by Investment we brought you an overview of trusts and their applicability to you finances and assets. Over the course of the next few issues we’ll be looking into different types of trusts and the variances and distinctions between them. This time up we are […]

Real Estate: What Ownership of Property Abroad Can Do for Arab Natives

Luke Cloherty   The Need for Property Abroad High-net worth individuals rather clearly understand the need to invest their money into profitable and sensible assets and schemes. For high-net worth Arabs this is, of course, no different and investing in real estate abroad is a fantastic way to get a financial foot on foreign sands […]

Superyachts in Spain’s Truly Global City: Barcelona

Luke Cloherty   In 1992 Barcelona was transformed. As the host city of the Olympic Games that year, the Catalonian capital was under the World’s looking glass. Its superbly well run games and extreme beauty and vibrancy gave it a gravitas that other similar European cities (in terms of stature) could only look on at […]

Why education has a major impact on re-location

Luke Cloherty   Introduction For most people with children, education is always at the forefront of their mind. Everybody wants bright, well-rounded children whose futures look prosperous and whose lives are fulfilled by attaining a career they would like to carry out. Arab families indeed, given the cultural focus on the family unit, ponder the […]

Cyprus Focus: Larnaca and Limassol

Imran Hussain   Nestled along the south-eastern coast of the Republic of Cyprus lay the two cities of Larnaca and Limassol. These two fast developing tourist hotspots are the focus for many wealthy Arab nationals looking to invest in areas that show promising economic futures.   Larnaca Larnaca is the third-largest city in Cyprus, after […]

Cities in Focus: London

Luke Cloherty   Wealthy Arab nationals relocating and investing abroad tend to look in the areas where capital investment is thriving and property prices are growing. Metropolitan districts, with their vibrant arts scenes, top class restaurants, financial hubs and institutions, universities and luxury shopping are always a big draw. Each issue in Citizenship by Investment […]