The Gulf region has seen a significant increase in EB-5 interest recently. And that interest is expected to further spike up in anticipation of regulatory changes to the industry, especially a change in investment amounts. Currently, the EB5 investment thresholds are $500,000 for a Targeted Employment Area (TEA) project and $1,000,000 for a non-TEA project. Those numbers could shoot up to as high as $1.3 million and $1.8 million, respectively.
Shai Zamanian, a Dubai-based attorney, states that if new investment amounts are announced ahead of their implementation, “there would be a mad rush” from investors in the region.
See the Arabian Business article