International investors flock to Dubai real estate amid summer boom

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International investor interest in Dubai’s property market reached its highest point in more than a decade in July, with the city recording 7,092 sales transactions, the most since January 2012.

According to Mo’asher, Dubai’s official Sales Price and Rental Performance index launched by Dubai Land Department (DLD) in cooperation with Property Finder, the result represented a 63.56% year-on-year rise in sales volumes and 88.41% rise in value.

In a statement, the DLD said the result “showcased the positive sentiment [among investors toward Dubai’s] real estate sector, with a steady growth in total sales transactions”.



Comparing year-on-year results, Dubai’s secondary market reported a 61.17% increase in sales volumes and 91.47% rise in value, marking the strongest performance in 10 years.

Off-plan sales transactions rose 67.13% in terms of volume, and 81.43% in terms of value, compared to July 2021.

Dubai real estate investment remains a priority for savvy investors from across the world. According to Property Finder’s proprietary data, the most popular areas sought by investors in July were Dubai Marina, Downtown Dubai, Business Bay, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Village Circle, and Jumeirah Lake Towers.

Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Village Circle and Business Bay are all key focal points for The First Group’s hotel development pipeline. Dubai Marina is home to the firm’s most ambitious development to date, Ciel, which will be the world’s tallest hotel upon completion, while JVC houses the recently opened The First Collection at Jumeirah Village Circle, which was named one of the world’s hottest new hotels for 2022 by TripAdvisor.

Meanwhile, Business Bay is home to the recently opened The First Collection Business Bay and two upcoming developments: The One Hotel at Business Bay and Dolphin Tower.

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