10 private islands to invest in - in pictures

The properties range in price from Dh3 million to Dh70 million

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Islands epitomise luxury real estate. They are hard to find and even harder to develop, but as Farhad Vladi, founder of Vladi Private Islands, puts it: "If you own an island, you control what you see. If you buy a property on land, you have absolutely no control over that one neighbour with loud dogs, the other with wildcats and the third who blares his stereo. On land, your living experience depends on others; not so on an island."

Check out our gallery of 10 islands currently on the market, and read the advice that island owners Vladi and Chris Krolow of Island Hunters give here.


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