Dubai, UAE, 17 June 2021: Dubai's real estate sector has continuously proven its attractiveness to investment and its flexibility in adapting to various developments, thanks to the legislative environment and infrastructure created by the policies and directives of the wise leadership, which has had a clear impact on the results achieved in the sector during the past months, specifically since the beginning of this year, and contributed to strengthening the emirate's global position as a preferred real estate investment destination.
According to the real estate bulletin issued by Dubai Land Department (DLD) under the name ‘Real Estate Updates,’ the real estate sector showed continuous flow of real estate investments in May 2021, recording 5,359 investments worth over AED 11 billion. In addition, 11,387 new investors entered the market, comprising 66% of total registered investors since the beginning of the year.
Real estate transactions
6,021 real estate transactions worth AED 21.8 billion were recorded in May 2021, achieving a significant growth in number of 197% compared to May 2020 — 35% compared to May 2019 — and a growth in value of 221% compared to May 2020. Real estate sales transactions represented 74% of the total number of real estate transactions during May 2021 and achieved a growth of over 214% compared to May 2020.
The bulletin showed that the value of real estate brokerage achieved by effective real estate brokers in Dubai's real estate reached AED 827 million since the beginning of the year. In addition, 253,959 Ejari contracts were recorded in January - May 2021, 53% of which were new contracts and 42% were renewed contracts. The residential sales index achieved 1,071 points during May 2021, with a growth rate of 7.1% compared to the base year.
The best areas in terms of sales values
The bulletin highlighted the top five areas for investor attractiveness. In villa sales, Hadaeq Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid topped the list in May 2021, followed by Wadi Al Safa 5, Wadi Al Safa 7, Al Thanyah Fourth, and Palm Jumeirah. In apartment sales, Dubai Marina, Burj Khalifa, Palm Jumeirah, Business Bay, and Al Thanyah Fifth topped the list in May 2021.
It is expected that the real estate sector will witness increased growth and a greater recovery in the coming period, with the fast-approaching date of Expo 2020, which in turn will attract tourists and visitors from around the world and constitute a great opportunity for the real estate sector to strengthen its position regionally and globally.