Tracing sanctions evasions through Dubai’s real estate market

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June 12 2018

In this report, we examine seven individuals and organizations, their associated corporate networks, and their real estate holdings. We identify 44 properties worth approximately $28.2 million directly associated with sanctioned individuals, as well as 37 properties worth approximately $78.8 million within their expanded networks. Each of these people has been sanctioned by the United States (US), and many have also been designated by the European Union (EU) and EU members states. These networks are, therefore, deserving of particularly intense regulatory scrutiny. However, our research reveals that they have invested million of dollars in luxury UAE real estate while continuing to engage in illicit activity with the last few years.