Khaleej Times, Wednesday, Jan 11, 2023 | Jamadi Al Thani 18, 1444
Rent or buy? Top Dubai areas for apartments, villas revealed
Dubai has seen 97,400 real estate transactions worth a whopping Dh265.7 billion
in 2022, with many residents and investors opting to buy property in the heart
of the city.
With more than 10,300 real estate transactions valuing Dh17.6 billion at an
average price of Dh1.2 million, Business Bay led the chart for the highest sales
in 2022 and the prime area is expected to continue its supremacy in 2023 as
well, according to Zoom Property Insights.
Other communities that are expected to perform well in the new year are Dubai
Marina, JVC, and Downtown Dubai, the report added.
Ata Shobeiry, CEO of Zoom Property, lauded the property market’s remarkable
performance in 2022, saying it proved to be a record-breaking year for Dubai
real estate in many ways.
"Not only was the market able to surpass the 2014 peak levels, but it also
achieved new milestones as the years progressed. The same performance is
expected from 2023 as well since foreign investors and high-net-worth
individuals continue to get attracted by the Dubai property market and venture
into it,” he said.
Top areas for apartments
Around 67,700 apartments were sold in 2022 with an average price of 1.2 million,
according to Zoom Property Insights. It marked a change of 71.1 per cent in
terms of the number of transactions and 20.9 per cent in terms of average price
compared to 2021.
A further breakdown shows that Business Bay dominated the apartment sector with
a little over 9,300 transactions. The average price of apartments here was
recorded at Dh1.3 million, while the total value of transactions amounted to
It was followed by Dubai Marina and JVC as the former recorded 7,320
transactions at an average price of Dh2.1 million, while the latter had 5,690
apartments sold at Dh642,000 as the average price.
Downtown Dubai, Dubai Creek Harbour, and Palm Jumeirah were other notable areas
in 2022, which are expected to perform equally well in 2023 as well.
Top areas for villas
The Zoom Property Insights reveals that 2022 saw a little over 22,600
transactions for villas in Dubai at an average price of Dh2.1 million. Compared
to 2021, it marked a year-on-year growth of 42.1 per cent vis-à-vis the number
Shedding light on top areas, Jabal Ali First remained at the forefront with
2,210 transactions at an average price of Dh2.9 million. Dubai South grabbed the
second spot with 1,485 transactions. The average price of villas in this
community was Dh1.8 million. Villanova and Arabian Ranches also raked in high
numbers with 1,178 and 1,155 transactions, respectively.
Mudon, Dubai Hills, Tilal Al Ghaf, and Emirates Living were other notable
communities for villas in 2022. According to the Zoom Property Insights, these
communities will continue their dominance in the villa segment in 2023.
“The contribution of each sector of the market has played a vital role in the
booming success of Dubai real estate. With various new developments joining the
bandwagon, 2023 will see the property market reaching new heights of success,”