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Alternative solutions needed to fund capital projects in GCC

The new economic reality of lower oil prices will constrain the amount of funding available to the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) governments to finance...

Declining Sentiment Stresses Need for ‘Affordability’

Declining sentiment stresses need for ‘affordability’ across all real estate sectors The major theme for Q1 across the office, residential, retail and hotel sectors has...

Dubai’s Real Estate Agents Will Be Busy during Ramadan

Rentals and Sales not to be affected by Ramadan Sales activity has been picking up again in 2017, with Dubai reporting a 45% surge in...

Dubai’s Residential Market Surges with 5.6% Growth in Q1 2023

Dubai’s residential market continues to experience an impressive upward trend, with values increasing by 5.6% in Q1 2023. This marks the 9th consecutive quarter of...

Is Your Neighbour Paying Less Than You?

In some communities, the most popular luxury high-rises cost up to 150% more than the median home prices in the same area, according to...

Are real estate bubbles predictable?

Since real estate is inherently cyclical, analyzing and predicting market cycles have always been critical topics for real estate investors, tenants and developers. The...

How Home Prices Impact Talent Choices

When a large accounting firm organized for 40 of its 2015 graduate intake to move into the former Olympic Athletes’ Village in London, with...

An Increase in UAE’s Artificial Lagoon Developments

Artificial lagoon construction costs are an estimated $600,000 to $650,000 per acre Filtration only requires 2% of the energy needed by traditional systems The UAE expects...

Top 5 Most Affordable Communities in Dubai

Jumeirah Village Circle and Al Furjan, the two most affordable communities in Dubai to rent a villa, saw some of the steepest declines in...

Bahrain Tops GCC Rankings as Best Place For Expats to Live

Bahrain remains the best place in the GCC for expats to live and work despite the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the recently published InterNations...
International Real Estate Consultants Identify Expo 2020 as Resurgence Catalyst

International Real Estate Consultants Identify Expo 2020 as Resurgence Catalyst

Key One Realty Group, KEO International Consultants, Land Sterling predict a buyer’s market ahead of Cityscape Global. Cityscape Global to pinpoint key trends impacting the...

Off Plan Buyers Take Advantage of Historically Low Dubai Property Prices

Off-plan sales now make up almost half of residential property deals in Dubai Master developers still expect full payment upon handover, but smaller...

Dubai’s Luxury Homes Prices Remain Resilient

FDI expected from ultra-high net worth individuals seeking to live or invest in exclusive, luxury properties in prime residential areas in the Emirate Estilo Architects,...

Why Affordability Is The New Buzzword in Dubai Real Estate

Affordability wasn’t written into Dubai’s design brief. The ‘build it and they will come’ mentality saw developers race to fill the desert with glitzy...
Leading industry developers forecast a steady recovery in the real estate market with a promising interest in Luxury Developments.

Optimistic Recovery in Real Estate Flourishes with Newfound Interest in Luxury...

Local developers including DAMAC and Azizi describe changes in demand following the increase of sales in 2021 Luxury property sales increase by 25% in Q1...

What Does Dubai’s Growing Digital Economy Mean for Real Estate?

Dubai is looking to a digital future as it moves beyond its traditional reliance on trade, tourism and real estate in its growth strategy. The...

Middle East Point of View: Ethical Tax, Anti-bribery Management and GCC...

Financial institutions are working together to combat tax evasion, bribery and corruption through ISO certifications and the Common Reporting Standard. These are among the...

New Visa Rules: White Collar Workers In, Less Remittances Out

Last year, 164 billion dirhams of remittances were sent abroad, according to the UAE Central Bank. “The goal of keeping more of this...