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Middle East Property News

Dubai to get mandatory affordable housing quotas

Thursday, 09 April 2015
A proposal by Dubai Municipality to introduce mandatory affordable housing quotas for all new residential developments is expected to bring a wide range of benefits to the emirate, it is claimed.

UAE property prices and rental values dip

Friday, 03 April 2015
The residential property market in Dubai saw a minor downturn in February with prices and rents falling slightly but still up year on year.

Prime property market in Dubai sees sales fall

Thursday, 26 March 2015
Dubai luxury home prices remain relatively resilient despite a drop-off in sales activity, according to the latest analysis of the Emirate’s residential real estate market.

Apartment and villa prices fall in Dubai at beginning of 2015

Wednesday, 04 March 2015
Residential property prices in Dubai fell by almost 4% in the first six weeks of this year with both apartments and villas seeing declines, the latest research shows.

Abu Dhabi office market set to weather lower oil prices

Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Lower oil prices could lead to possible implications for the Abu Dhabi real estate market but commercial property should be able to shrug off such concerns, according to a new analysis.

Residential property prices in Dubai likely to remain steady or fall in 2015

Thursday, 05 February 2015
Dubai's residential property bubble is deflating and average prices will remain the same or fall by up to 10% during 2015, a new study suggests.

Property markets in Dubai and Abu Dhabi set for a stable 2015

Friday, 09 January 2015
Property prices in Abu Dhabi are expected to see a gradual increase in 2015 but not on the scale that was seen in 2104, it is claimed.

Saudi Arabia set to see continued growth of its residential real estate market

Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Saudi Arabia has seen its residential property market expand rapidly over the last year due to increased demand caused by various government initiatives to boost the housing sector.

Sharjah to allow expats to buy property for the first time

Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Foreigners are to be able to buy in Sharjah for the first time after the government passed a law enabling expats from anywhere in the world to invest in the real estate market.

Dubai to introduce new measures to ensure broker transparency

Thursday, 25 September 2014
New measures are being introduced in Dubai next year to make sure hundreds of new real estate brokers are monitored.

Aviation growth in Dubai set to boost real estate sectors, it is claimed

Thursday, 11 September 2014
The real estate sector in Dubai is expected to emerge as one of the principal beneficiaries of the development of Al Maktoum International Airport, according to property firm Cluttons.

Dubai developers urged to offer rent to own schemes

Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Developers in Dubai should introduce rent to own schemes to help many buyers who can no longer afford homes in the emirate’s booming residential real estate market it is claimed.

Sales and rental markets in Abu Dhabi steady in second quarter of 2014

Thursday, 17 July 2014
The real estate market in Abu Dhabi has been relatively steady in the second quarter of 2014 with prices and sales seeing little movement, according to the latest residential report from Asteco.

Prime property price growth slows in Dubai

Wednesday, 25 June 2014
Price growth has decelerated sharply in Dubai with values in the prime residential market increasing by just 1% in the first three months of this year, a new report reveals.

Expo 2020 injecting confidence into Dubaiís commercial property markets

Monday, 19 May 2014
Occupier demand continues to reflect the confidence injected into Dubai’s commercial property market through the Expo 2020 win and overall increase in economic activity, a new report suggests.

Residential rents set to remain high in Dubai despite slowing of growth

Friday, 16 May 2014
Average residential rents in Dubai are to remain high despite a slowing in rental value growth, according to the latest report from property firm Cluttons.

Strong start to year for office sector in Dubai with rent increases of 20% expected

Thursday, 01 May 2014
Dubai’s office sector made a strong start to the year, with the number of leasing transactions up significantly in both annual and quarterly terms in the first three months of 2014.

Property price growth slows slightly in Dubai

Monday, 28 April 2014
Property price growth has slowed in Dubai with the latest report showing villa prices up 6% and apartment prices up 3% in the first quarter of 2014.

Rising rents and lack of affordable housing could force people out of Dubai, experts warn

Monday, 21 April 2014
Rising rents and a lack of affordable housing in Dubai is starting to cause some concerns according to real estate experts in the emirate.

Dubai to get mandatory real estate contracts

Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Property contracts in Dubai will become mandatory from 01 May in a bid to clarify the roles of buyers, sellers and brokers, the Dubai Land Department has confirmed.

Gulf buyers dominating new sales in Dubaiís recovering real estate market

Tuesday, 04 March 2014
Gulf buyers are still the main players in Dubai’s real estate market with the latest figures showing that the largest property purchases are from Qatar, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

Property prices in Dubai could reach pre crisis levels by end of 2014

Wednesday, 19 February 2014
Residential property prices in Dubai could return to a level last seen at the peak of the emirate’s real estate market in 2008, it is claimed.

Prime property price growth slowing in Dubai, latest analysis suggests

Thursday, 30 January 2014
Cooling measures in Dubai have lead to more moderate property price growth in the emirate’s prime real estate market but increases of up to 15% are predicted for 2014.

Dubai Marina proving popular with buyers and renters

Wednesday, 08 January 2014
Dubai Marina continues to be the most popular location in the emirate for buyers and tenants, but Dubai Sports City is fast growing in popularity, according to the latest data report.

Dubai property prices up over 22% in 2013, latest data shows

Thursday, 02 January 2014

Property prices in Dubai increased by more than 22% in the 12 months to the end of November 2013, according the latest index.


New rental law sets out higher increases in Dubai

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Residential rents in Dubai look set to increase in 2014 with new laws giving landlords the right to increase rents by up to 20% in some circumstances.


Property prices in Dubai rising much faster than in Abu Dhabi, latest figures suggest

Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Property prices in Dubai are continuing to rise and the average value of a home is now almost AED2 million higher than prices in neighbouring Abu Dhabi, according to data based on live market statistics from real estate portal property finder.

Improving economy boosting growth in Dubaiís commercial real estate sectors

Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Growth is being recorded across most of Dubai’s key commercial real estate markets as the   emirate’s economy rebounds, creating increased occupier demand.

Dubai seeing sustainable property market growth, says latest analysis

Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Recent regulatory measures introduced to help sustain and regulate Dubai’s property market are already starting to take effect, with a recent cooling in the rate of growth, positioning the market towards a more sustainable pace of growth.

UAE central bank reveals new mortgage rules

Monday, 04 November 2013
New lending rules for buying property in Dubai have been issued by the UAE central banks with limits for both nationals and foreign buyers needed a mortgage.

Dubai could see prices fall by 2015 as current boom is not sustainable

Friday, 11 October 2013
With property prices rising steadily in Dubai, some experts are voicing opinions that another real estate slump is inevitable by 2015 because current values are not sustainable.
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