On 3 May, OCCRP reported that the glamorous emirate also has a darker reputation as a tax haven, a top destination for illicit cash, and a preferred hub for money laundering, often through real estate. It says that a new leak of Dubai property data has exposed just how many foreigners have poured their money into apartments and villas there. The leak provides the first detailed public overview of those who bought property in this important Middle Eastern financial centre. In the initial phase of the project, reporters focused on the European names on the list.
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