Dubai Is The World’s Busiest Luxury Property Market; We Ain’t Surprised!

by Deeplata Garde
Dubai Is The World’s Busiest Luxury Property Market; We Ain’t Surprised!

Dubai, often referred to as the “City of Gold,” has firmly established itself as the world’s premier market for luxury real estate. With a staggering $1.59 billion invested in high-end properties during the third quarter, Dubai has surged ahead of other global cities like New York and Hong Kong in this prestigious arena. Let’s delve into the record-breaking sales, the driving forces behind this booming sector, and the key areas that have attracted wealthy buyers.

Dubai Emerges As The Global Hub For Luxury Real Estate

Pic Creds: Twitter/ Dubai Media Office

In the first nine months of the year, Dubai witnessed an unprecedented surge in the sales of homes valued at $10 million or more, reaching a remarkable total of 277 transactions, amounting to $4.91 billion. This remarkable streak of price appreciation has seen property values rise continuously for nine consecutive quarters.

Dubai’s real estate sector is experiencing an unprecedented boom, largely credited to the government’s effective handling of the pandemic and its progressive visa policies, which have enticed a growing number of foreign buyers. The luxury property market, including opulent waterfront villas on the city’s iconic palm-shaped islands, is attracting a wave of affluent investors, including Russians looking to safeguard their assets, crypto millionaires, and affluent Indians seeking secondary residences.

Among the city’s coveted areas, Palm Jumeirah stands out as the top choice for affluent buyers. It accounts for over half of luxury property sales. Other neighbourhoods like Emirates Hills and Jumeirah Bay Island have also gained popularity, with home prices in these districts surging by 16% compared to the previous year. The more traditionally rooted Umm Suqeim 3 district has also witnessed significant demand, boasting average prices 62% higher than its closest rival, Business Bay.

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Cash Rules Supreme In This Emirate

CreeK Harbour
Pic Creds: Emaar Properties

Cash transactions have dominated the luxury property market, and the diversity among buyers has been exceptional. While the supply of prime properties remains limited, the demand for luxury beachfront residences is expected to persist.

Despite Dubai’s reputation for property market volatility, developers are now mitigating risk.  They are asking for substantial down payments from buyers before commencing construction. Conversely, affluent homebuyers are taking on more risk by making substantial upfront cash payments.

Dubai’s luxury real estate market is thriving. it’s quite underpinned by its strategic location and investor-friendly policies. Also, it’s hard to ignore the relentless demand for luxurious homes. It comes as no surprise that Dubai has emerged as the world’s foremost hub for luxury real estate. It is all set to attract a diverse range of high-net-worth individuals and set new records in the process.

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