Is it forbidden to buy real estate in Dubai and to pay cash?

Question: #Hilda, if I want to buy real estate in Dubai, is it possible for me to pay cash?
Answer: paying cash is not prohibited in the UAE, but you have to protect yourself better.
There is of course always a risk that you cannot prove that you have actually paid, so you must therefore ensure that you receive a receipt for every cash payment that confirms to whom you have paid, how much you have paid, in which currency, the date you paid, the place where you paid, the address of the property in question and your contract number.