Global investors eyeing Dubai realty market, once again
With the recession having loosened its grip across the globe, global investors have begun eyeing Dubai real estate market as the property prices have slowly begun to move towards reasonable levels, an industry expert said.
The latest results from the Dubai House Price Index from Colliers indicate that real estate prices in Dubai have grown almost seven percent during the third quarter of the year from the previous quarter, said Tej Kohli, real estate investor and founder of Ozone Real Estate.
The results indicate a bounce in the market and are a true indication of excellent recovery, Kohli said.
According to Kohli, the stability in property prices is set to be steady from this point on, given the fact that real estate prices are moving to more reasonable levels.
The best indication about the Colliers report is that transactions increased by 64 percent during the third quarter, due to relative stability in prices and affordable housing.
Moreover, the growing property boom will be further strengthened by a series of new launches and openings within the emirate, the report said.
Towards mid-December this year, the world’s tallest tower Rose Rayhaan, will see a gala opening, at Sheikh Zayed Road, after which, the five-star Jebel Ali Golf Resort and Spa will re-open following a brief renovation, Kohli pointed out.
A series of projects due for launch, apart from the entry of new airport, a series of high-end hotels, including The Conrad Hotel Dubai and second Ritz Carlton are all ready for opening early next year.
This will be followed by the opening of the crescent-shaped The Palm Jumeirah, Royal Amwaj Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Golf Estate, Dubai International Airport, Tiger Woods' Al Ruwaya Resort, all set to commence in 2010.
The slew of launches indicate that Dubai is well on track, and the global tourist numbers are up by 4 percent during first half of 2009, compared to same period last year, Kohli concluded.