Dubai has long been a hotspot for property investors, but how can you possibly uncover all the gems in its booming market? Have you missed out on any promising opportunities? And how do you identify said opportunities? In our latest webinar with REIDIN (leading provider of property data), titled “Uncovering Dubai’s Hidden Gems: Where Lies the Opportunity in Dubai’s Property Market in 2023?”, our CEO, Siddiq Farid, and Director of Sales at REIDIN, Shruti Jain, went over all the criteria, trends, and valuable data insights provided by REIDIN to determine high-potential opportunities in the Dubai real estate market for investors to consider and capitalize on.
But first, what attributes make Dubai an attractive investment location? Well, as briefly explored by our hosts, it all comes down to investor-friendly visa reforms, government initiatives toward great transparency, the influx of HNWIs (millionaire migration), high mortgage rates, and greater investor confidence, among other favorable factors.
High-Potential Opportunities For Investment In Dubai
So, what did they look at to determine high-potential opportunities and areas in Dubai? Rental prices, sales prices, transaction volume, yield trends, supply-demand dynamics, and qualitative factors for both prime and affordable real estate in Dubai. Based on these factors, the experts highlighted several hidden gems that investors could consider in 2023.
One area of focus that the experts also discussed is the opportunity in affordable housing, which is a growing sector in Dubai’s real estate market. With the city’s population expanding rapidly, there is a significant demand for affordable housing, and investors who can identify the right properties and locations could see significant returns. Plus, with prime areas becoming more expensive, people are flocking to more affordable areas like Dubai Production City (IMPZ) and Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), as their sales price differences are negligible.
Some other areas that stood out include Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC), which has seen a significant increase in rental yields over the past year, with an over 8% increase in average net yields. This makes it an ideal location for investors looking to generate steady income from their real estate investments.
Another area that Siddiq and Shruti highlighted was Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT), which has made an impressive recovery from its bottom with an 18% increase in sales price, while also picking up in rent prices. All in all, it’s a commercial center that’s close to major hubs, like Dubai Marina, with a convenient family-friendly reputation and ease of commute.
Prime vs Affordable Areas
Even though affordable areas are gaining strong momentum, it’s crucial to acknowledge that prime areas like Downtown, Dubai Marina, and Palm Jumeirah will always be desirable and remain in high demand, especially due to the influx of high-net-worth individuals. In fact, almost all prime areas witnessed double-digit growth in sales price in 2022, with Palm Jumeirah being the biggest gainer with a 20% increase across all bedroom types. Prime areas also recorded tremendous growth in their rental prices since the 2020-21 bottom, with an increase of more than 30%. More importantly, rentals have been increasing faster than sales prices for prime areas, which has positively affected rental yields.
For those torn between prime and affordable areas, one key point emphasized by Siddiq was “Why settle for one if you can have both?” And that’s the beauty of SmartCrowd, as we allow you to diversify and invest in different categories without exposing your real estate portfolio to any one single property category. Please keep in mind that this is not investment advice, but just an overview of the current market dynamics and high-potential opportunities.
Siddiq and Shruti also stressed the importance of keeping an eye on the overall market trends, including supply-demand dynamics and rental/sales prices, as well as carrying out due diligence and extensive research! By staying on top of these trends and identifying the areas with the most potential, investors can make informed decisions that will help them succeed in Dubai’s dynamic real estate market.
Overall, the webinar was an excellent resource for anyone looking to invest in Dubai’s real estate market and we look forward to hosting more events like this in the near future! For now, be sure to register for our upcoming webinar on Ready Vs. Off-plan Properties!
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Disclaimer: This blog is intended solely for educational purposes and shouldn’t be treated as financial advice. We suggest you always conduct thorough research, perform your own due diligence and consult with financial advisors to assess any real estate property against your own financial goals.