A vast selection of property is available for rent all over the city of Dubai.  Al Maskan also offers a lease to buy (rent to own) option whereby prospective home owners pay rent on a monthly basis, which takes the form a down payment towards the eventual purchase of the home, within a designated period of time.  This allows prospective buyers to move into their dream homes almost immediately, with a relatively small down payment and without a protracted mortgage.  At the end of the rental period, the option of purchasing the home rests with the individual to whom the property has been leased.