Even with real estate prices dropping across the country, luxury living still comes at a premium. The median price to rent an apartment in Dubai is AED 89 per square foot. By contrast, Downtown Dubai (AED 117 per sq ft), the most expensive neighborhood to rent, is a whopping 31% more costly than the emirate’s median.
The biggest drop in asking price for apartments for sale was in The Views (-5.2%), knocking it off the Top 5 list of most expensive. Still not a bargain, though, at AED 1543 per sq ft.
Those in search of a residence befitting their Dubai lifestyle may want to check out these Top 5 lists of most expensive communities in Dubai. The lists are rounded up by Propertyfinder Group, showing the priciest apartments and villas to rent or buy in the City of Gold.
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For those looking to buy a villa, here is some context: a square foot in Emirates Hills costs 243% more, and in Palm Jumeirah 221% more, than the median asking price in Jumeirah Village Circle, the least expensive area in Dubai.