Justin Bieber is set to buy a house in Dubai.

The 'Beauty and a Beat' hitmaker is planning to purchase a plush property in the United Arab Emirates so he can stay in his new abode when he plays gigs at the city's The Sevens Stadium on May 4 and May 5, and he is keen to keep his options open should he ever want to move to the country.

A source said: ''He was going to stay in a hotel but is now looking at houses with a view to a longer-term stay.''

However, the 19-year-old singer - who caused controversy during a recent visit to the UK when he angered fans by taking the stage two hours late at a gig and got into a heated argument with a paparazzi photographer - has been warned he will have to ''behave'' in the strict country.

The source added to The Sun newspaper: ''Justin will have to behave, though.''

Last year, Justin - who caused further controversy recently when he suggested Holocaust victim Anne Frank ''would have been a belieber'' - splashed out $6.5 million on his first home, a seven-bedroom mansion in the Californian suburb of Calabasas.

The 10,000 square-foot property - which previously belonged to Eddie Murphy's ex-wife Nicole Mitchell - contains eight bathrooms, a library, cinema with stadium seating, a wine cellar, a wet bar and there is a pond within the 1.3-acre grounds.