Dubai real estate transactions reach record high

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Dubai's annual real estate transactions crossed the milestone of half a trillion dirhams for the first time in 2022.

Maintaining its exponential growth trajectory, the sector witnessed transactions worth a record AED 528 billion last year, which is a 76.5 per cent increase compared to 2021.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, said that the exceptional performance reflects the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai one of the world’s top three cities.

"The results also support the goal of the Dubai Economic Agenda D33 to double the size of Dubai's economy by 2033. The sector is a key pillar of Dubai's strategy for sustainable development and a vital driver of its 2040 Urban Master Plan," he added.

A total of 122,658 real estate transactions were registered in the emirate in 2022, which is a 44.7 per cent growth year-on-year.

The past year also saw 80,216 investors registering 115,183 new real estate investments valued at AED 264.15 billion, an annual growth of 59.5 per cent in volume and 78.4 per cent in value. The number of investors in 2022 grew 53 per cent compared to 2021.

The growth signifies Dubai’s rising stature as the ‘city of the future’ and a major gateway to tap vast opportunities in some of the world’s fastest-growing emerging markets.

In addition, Dubai’s state-of-the-art logistics services, business-friendly environment, ability to attract talent and foster innovation, high levels of ease of doing business and exceptional safety and stability have made it a pivotal global trade and investment hub.

The Dubai economy continues to witness strong growth despite the challenging global economic situation.

In the first nine months of 2022, the emirate’s GDP grew 4.6 per cent year-on-year to reach AED 307.5 billion.

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