Property Monitor
21 January 2020

Sharjah registers property transactions worth AED 24.2 billion in 2019

Total of 61,357 transactions recorded, up 13.4% from a year ago Most Sharjah city transactions recorded in Muwaileh Commercial, Al Khan, Al Nahda and Hoshi Sharjah recorded 61,357 real estate transactions in 2019, up 13.4% compared to 2018, according to data from the Sharjah Real Estate Registration Department (SRERD). The value of transactions at AED 24.2 billion also increased 7.3% […]
14 January 2020

2019 UAE Property Market Report now released

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Prices and rents extend decline but select communities buck the trend:Cavendish Maxwell 2019 UAE Property Market Report  Average apartment prices in Dubai declined by 15% between Q4 2018 and Q4 2019 and villa/townhouse prices were lower by 18%.   Total number of transfers in Q4 2019 was 12,444 for both apartments and villas/townhouses with off-plan transfers […]
2 January 2020

Saudi Arabia’s mortgage loans in 2019 up to November reach SAR 69 billion

Housing loans jumped 254% in terms of number and 167% in terms of volume Residential villas received the largest portion of funding at SAR 7.2 billion A total of 155,893 mortgage loans worth SAR 69 billion were offered in Saudi Arabia by all financing institutions in 2019 up to November, figures from the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) showed. Housing loans […]
26 December 2019

Emaar Properties denies plans to sell observation deck of Burj Khalifa

Filing by Emaar says it plans to raise financing against cashflows of the tourist attraction Earlier report by Reuters said that Standard Chartered had been hired to advise on the sale Emaar Properties has denied reports that it is looking to sell the observation deck of the world’s tallest skyscraper – Burj Khalifa, according to a filing by the company […]
24 December 2019

Emaar Properties plans to sell observation deck of Burj Khalifa – Report

Reuters report says the sale could raise up to AED 3.67 billion for Emaar Properties Standard Chartered reportedly hired to advise on the sale Emaar Properties is looking to sell the observation deck of the world’s tallest skyscraper – Burj Khalifa, according to a report by Reuters which quoted unnamed sources. According to the report, Emaar had appointed Standard Chartered […]
22 December 2019

Healthcare Property Market Update on Dubai Eye 103.8 FM

Aditi Hariharan, Associate Partner, Strategic Consulting and Research at Cavendish Maxwell discusses the findings of our first Dubai Healthcare Property Market Report live on the radio show Business Breakfast on Dubai Eye 103.8 FM. PODCAST: LINK
17 December 2019

Cavendish Maxwell releases first-ever healthcare property market report

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Dubai healthcare property market to extend growth as focus on sector sharpens ahead of Expo Between 2010-2018, total number of private hospitals increased from 19 to 25, registering a CAGR of 3% As of 2017, Dubai had one of the highest physician-to-population ratios in the world Government initiatives such as the Dubai Health Experience to help […]
12 December 2019

Khalifa Port to witness AED 4 billion expansion to boost handling capacity

Investment worth AED 2.2 billion will be made to develop South Quay and Khalifa Port Logistics AED 1.6 billion to be allocated for the expansion at Abu Dhabi Terminals Both projects expected to create over 2,800 direct and indirect jobs Abu Dhabi Ports has announced expansion plans worth AED 4 billion at its flagship Khalifa Port, seven years after it […]
11 December 2019

Warner Bros to open its first hotel in Abu Dhabi

WB Abu Dhabi will feature over 250 rooms over eight levels The USD 112 million hotel will be opened in 2021 Media company Warner Bros. announced that it will open its first-ever themed hotel in Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island in 2021. Construction of the USD 112 million hotel is now 40% complete. WB Abu Dhabi will feature over 250 rooms over […]
8 December 2019

Saudi Arabia’s construction industry displays strong growth in Q3 2019

Value of contracts in Q3 rise to SAR 47.8 billion, says US-Saudi Arabian Business Council Oil and gas leads other sectors in contract awards followed by real estate The construction industry of Saudi Arabia displayed solid growth in the third quarter, with contract awards during Q3 2019 growing 164% versus the same quarter a year ago, according to a report by […]
20 November 2019

Emaar Properties launches The Valley master development on Dubai-Al Ain Road

First cluster of townhouses, named Eden, due to be ready in Q4 2022 Compelling investment opportunity for those within the mid-income residential market Emaar Properties has launched The Valley, a new AED 25 billion master development on Dubai-Al Ain Road, which will feature retail, entertainment, recreational, educational and health facilities. Running through the heart of the masterplan is a lush […]
19 November 2019

New law prevents Dubai developers from collecting service charges on behalf of property owners

Common Properties Law No. 6 of 2019 came into effect on 19 November Property owners or approved property management companies to take up collection activities Developers in Dubai can no longer collect any service charges on behalf of property owners, according to the Common Properties Law No. 6 of 2019, which came into effect on November 19. Instead, property owners, […]

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