Dubai Luxury Housing Market Soars with Over 26% Annual Growth

Industrials Author: EqualOcean News Apr 17, 2024 06:24 PM (GMT+8)

Dubai's high-end residential market is currently one of the fastest-growing in the world, largely due to a continuous increase in demand from overseas. According to data from real estate consultancy Knight Frank, areas such as Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Bay Island, and Emirates Hills saw property prices grow by more than 26% last year. This upward trend was further validated in the first three months of this year, during which 105 homes priced above $10 million were sold, representing a 19% increase compared to the same period last year.

In these luxury areas, Palm Jumeirah accounted for a significant portion of the transactions. Knight Frank's report highlighted that the total sales volume of luxury residences in Dubai reached $1.73 billion in the first quarter of the year, up 6% year-over-year, further solidifying Dubai's status as a top global market for luxury home sales. This robust market performance is largely due to Dubai's global connectivity, favorable loan rates, and policies encouraging long-term residence, which together attract wealthy overseas buyers.

Despite potential global economic slowdowns, Faisal Durrani, the Head of Middle East Research at Knight Frank, remains optimistic about Dubai's luxury housing market. He forecasts a moderate growth of around 5% for the luxury market this year, with the overall market expected to grow by 3.5%. Durrani noted that global economic slowdowns and rising regional tensions could impact the market, but the risk of oversupply in Dubai is low due to a relative shortage of housing and anticipated population growth.

Emirates Hills has rapidly become an ideal residential community due to its proximity to the city center, international schools, top-tier community amenities, and abundant green spaces. Over the past 12 months, property prices in this area have increased nearly 11%, and the number of homes available for sale dropped by 75% in March this year. Additionally, transactions on Palm Jumeirah remain active, especially in the secondary market where high-value property trades are frequent. Espace Real Estate handled 20% of the villa sales on the island in the first quarter of 2023. The strong demand for newly launched high-end unplanned projects like the Orla collection and Armani Beach Residences demonstrates the robust appeal and potential of Dubai's luxury real estate market.