Expatriates in Dubai and Sharjah have reported soaring prices of housing rent payments.
Rents have gone up over the last two years, said Zaki Abdullah, an expatriate living in the Al Tawar area in Dubai. According to Khaleej Times, he said his landlord sent him a notice about increasing the rent by Dh4,000 after the first year.
Ghussoun Abdullah, an expat living in a building on Jamal Abdul Nasser Street in Sharjah, said a couple of weeks before the expiry of his lease, the landlord asked her either to agree to a Dh6,000 rise in rent or evacuate the flat.
Meanwhile, Susan Smith, a Canadian living in a building in the Al Barsha area, said her rent had risen by over 15 per cent to Dh52,000.