Dubai

Dubai

dubai

Once regarded as the quintessential boom-and-bust destination, Dubai may well have turned the corner. Property prices rose by more than 30 per cent in 2013, after what agents are euphemistically calling a “hiatus”. You either love or hate Dubai, but there seem to be enough hard-headed Middle Eastern buyers viewing it as a safe refuge from the turbulence of the Arab Spring to induce cautious optimism.

On the market: One-bedroom apartments at the Palazzo Versace Dubai, a luxury waterside development, from £1.02m