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Dubai real estate market poised to double in size over the next decade

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  • Population growth is expected to drive demand for all types of real estate, from residential and commercial to industrial

The Dubai real estate market has experienced a remarkable transformation in recent years, emerging as one of the most sought-after destinations for investors and homebuyers. This growth has been driven by several factors, including the city’s strategic location, robust economic growth, and government initiatives to attract foreign investment.

While the market has faced some challenges in recent years, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the global economic slowdown, it has remained resilient and is now poised for double growth in the next decade.

15 percent growth expected in 2024

According to a recent report by Knight Frank, Dubai’s real estate market is expected to register a  15 percent growth in 2023. The significant increase from the previous few years proves that the market is on a strong upward trajectory.

8.98 percent increase in apartment prices

A recent report by Dubai Residential Real Estate Market shows that apartment prices in Dubai increased by 8.98 percent in 2022. This represents the highest annual growth rate since 2014, and it suggests that demand for residential property in Dubai is high.

46.7 percent increase in real estate transactions

In the first half of 2023, there were 93,000 real estate transactions in Dubai, up 46.7 percent from the same period last year, according to DXB Interact. This is the highest number of transactions recorded in the first half of a year since 2009, signalling a sizable activity in the market.

7.8 million population target by 2040

Dubai’s population is expected to grow from 3.5 million in 2023 to 5.5 million by 2030. Dubai government has a target of reaching 7.8 million residents by 2040, a significant increase from the current population of 3.5 million. Population growth is expected to drive demand for all types of real estate, from residential and commercial to industrial.

According to a recent report by Knight Frank, Dubai’s real estate market is expected to register a  15 percent growth in 2023
According to a recent report by Knight Frank, Dubai’s real estate market is expected to register a 15 percent growth in 2023

Strong economic fundamentals

Dubai is working to diversify its economy away from oil and gas and towards new sectors such as tourism, technology, and logistics, creating new jobs and opportunities and further boosting demand for real estate. According to S&P, the UAE economy is on track to grow by 3 percent in 2023 and 4 percent in 2024, powered by the non-oil sector. Dubai’s economy is set to reap the benefits of strong growth in tourism, government initiatives, and technological advancements.

Government support

The Dubai government is committed to supporting the real estate market through a number of initiatives, such as the introduction of new visas and residency schemes, and the development of new infrastructure projects. Initiatives of this nature are making Dubai an even more attractive destination for investors and homebuyers from around the world.

Attractive investment climate

Dubai offers a number of attractive investment benefits, such as zero income tax, 100 percent foreign ownership of companies, and a free zone regime. These benefits are making Dubai an increasingly attractive destination for foreign investors.

Expo 2020

The successful hosting of Expo 2020 reinforced Dubai’s mark on the global stage and showcased the city’s world-class infrastructure and amenities, helping boost its reputation as a global hub and is attracting more investors and homebuyers to the market.

One of the most insightful aspects of the Dubai real estate market is its diversity. There is something for everyone in Dubai, from affordable apartments to luxury villas to commercial skyscrapers. The level of diversity available here makes the market appealing to a wide range of investors, from individuals to institutions.

Another aspect, and perhaps my personal favourite, is the market’s growth potential beyond real estate. The city is still relatively young, and its economy is growing rapidly. This growth is expected to continue in the coming years, which will drive further demand for real estate.

Source
Arabianbusiness.com

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