And choose an area by doing research online – beach or boulevard? Tower or terrace?
Decide on how many rooms, if your furniture will fit and what facilities you require. Need a balcony, pool or a stunning view?
And get out to do some viewings. Inspect each property carefully including air conditioning, wiring and plumbing.
Now it's time for the admin stuff – we'll tell you what you need, but prepare your Emirates ID, passport and visa.
Be prepared to pay a security deposit. Get your cheque book ready and read your contract carefully before signing.
This is the registration of your rental agreement – don't worry, your agent will tell you how to do this.
And choose an internet provider – some buildings only have one provider so check before you commit.
And relax…the place is yours!