Maybe Yes! This article published in Khaleejtimes says that a company named Smart Crowd, which is based in Dubai, providing the facility to invest in real estate with just 5000 AED. You can read thefull article here
Yes, but it depends on what you mean by “nominal” as this is a relative term. In today’s environment you have a variety of options. Crowd funds like the one I am with, GROUNDFLOOR, allow non-accredited investors to invest in real estate projects. Minimum investment can be as low as $10. Other crowd funds differ but you would have to do your research. If you are interested in borrowing money for your own fix and flip projects, you can close with as little as 10% of purchase price and renovation budget. Most lenders nowadays require between 10% to 20% of purchase price and rehab budget, depending on your experience level.