Built to inform

Sign up for the daily newsletters

No, Thank you

Dubai resi prices set to continue fall

Accountancy firm Deloitte predicts drop of up to 5% in H1 before the market stabilises later this year

Dubai property prices set to fall between 1% and 5% during the first half of 2015
Dubai property prices set to fall between 1% and 5% during the first half of 2015

Big Four accountancy firm Deloitte has said that it expects residential property values to fall by between 1% and 5% in the first half of 2015 before levelling off in the second half of the year. Transaction levels are set to settle to around 1,000 per month.

The firm said that although (according to Economist Intelligence Unit figures) the UAE's real GDP growth is set to slow from 4.7% last year to 3.3% this year, the population is set to continue to grow as a result of new migration. Numbers grew by 5% last year to 2.3m and are set to rise by a similar level in 2015.

“Dubai’s property market has experienced another year of change, with a leveling off in capital growth, in certain areas, towards the end of the calendar year," said the managing director of Deloitte's corporate finance arm, Robin Williamson.

"Whilst possibly not welcomed by traders and speculators, this new characteristic suggests a market that is in fact maturing and arguably strengthening.

"Provided growth continues at sustainable and realistic levels over the medium term, this is likely to improve end-user and investor confidence."

It added that with 20-35 year-olds making up around 50% of the Emirate's population, affordability for both nationals and expatriates will become an increasingly important issue.

Already in 2014, traditionally secondary areas like The Views, Jumeirah Lakes Towers and International City saw a strong growth in sales prices

For 2015, "areas such as International City and Sports City, where more amenity is planned, will continue to experience strong demand", the report added.

 

Most popular

Awards

New category open for consultancies at CW Awards 2019 in Dubai
Sub-Consultancy of the Year to be crowned for the first time at the gala ceremony

Conferences

Leaders UAE 2019: Pinsent Masons confirmed as Gold Sponsor
Law firm is among the major construction industry players confirmed as sponsors for Leaders UAE's
Leaders in Construction UAE Summit returns in Sept 2019
Dubai conference to see top officials discuss the people, trends, and challenges that will power

Latest Issue

Construction Week - Issue 747
Aug 03, 2019