Mideast property hot spots

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Find out which are most desired real estate locations in the Middle East, according to the latest Gulf real estate survey by FutureBrand. (Getty Images)
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11. Fujairah in the UAE declined in popularity last year. (ITP Images)
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10. Sharjah also fell from its 2008 position as third most popular location to ninth in 2009. (Getty Images)
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9. Ras al Khaimah in the UAE was rated eighth most desirable. (ITP Images)
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8. An aerial view of Kuwait City. The city moved from its position as 10th most popular in 2008. (Getty Images)
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7. The Bahraini capital city of Manama was rated sixth most popular property hot spot. (Getty Images)
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6. Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital city at night. The city fell one place in the rankings last year. (Getty Images)
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5. The Omani capital city, Muscat was rated by the report to be fifth most popular property location in the region. (ITP Images)
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4. Traditional buildings of the Old City in the centre of the Saudi Arabian Red Sea port city of Jeddah. The city rose two places to fourth most popular. (Getty Images)
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3. The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha. The Qatari capital city was in the top three real estate locations. (Getty Images)
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2. The UAE capital's attractiveness has doubled in the past year, the report said. (Getty Images)
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1. Dubai retained its top spot as the Middle East's most popular real estate location, being preferred almost twice as much as the next leading city. (Getty Images)
Tue 02 Feb 2010 01:11 PM GST