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16 July 2019

Sharjah records property deals worth AED 14.7 billion in first six months of 2019

Most of the property deals took place in Sharjah City, with 1,704 sales transactions in 91 areas, out of 1,893 sales deals. The most popular areas were Muwaileh Commercial Area, followed by Al Khan and Al Nahda.
15 July 2019

Challenging market conditions continue in Q2 2019: Cavendish Maxwell UAE Property Market Report

Average apartment prices in Dubai declined 15.1% in Q2 2019 from Q2 2018, and villa/townhouse prices declined by 14.7%. Rental declines for apartments in Dubai averaged 12.5% and rents for villas/townhouses similarly fell 12.6% in Q2 2019 from a year ago.
11 July 2019

Dubai house price declines 15.3% annually in June 2019: Property Monitor House Price Index

The average house price in June was AED 2.46 million, with apartment and villa prices marginally declining month-on-month to AED 1.67 million and AED 4.35 million, respectively.
9 July 2019

Abu Dhabi records 10,000 property deals worth AED 31 billion in first six months of 2019

Al Reem Island proved to be the most sought-after location by investors, recording transactions worth AED 4.37 billion. It was followed by Al Reef with deals worth around AED 1.8 billion, and Yas Island with around AED 1.6 billion worth of transactions.
7 July 2019

Sobha Realty launches One Park Avenue residential tower in Dubai

The G+24-floor building will include 403 one-to four-bedroom apartments and feature Sobha’s designed noise-cancelling façades. The handover of units is scheduled for April 2023.
3 July 2019

Dubai Land Department launches new investment products for Dubai’s real estate market

Products include collective real estate investment funds, partial title deed procedures to register units owned by multiple partners, a lease-to-own system and investment portfolio applications. Dubai Land Department (DLD) also approved a special office to facilitate and unify all registration and follow-up procedures for this project DLD has announced the launch of the Real Estate Investment Opportunities (REIOs) initiative to attract a […]
2 July 2019

OPEC agrees to another nine months of oil production cuts

New curbs on oil production to continue until March 2020 OPEC and its allies currently lowering production by 1.2 million barrels per day Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) have agreed to extend their oil production cuts to support oil prices against a backdrop of weakening global demand and increasing US shale oil production. The 14-member group, […]
1 July 2019

Saudi Arabia’s residential loans jump 212% in May

12,949 mortgage contracts worth SAR 5,653 billion signed in May KSA aims to increase local home ownership rates to 70% by 2030 Residential loans awarded in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) jumped 212% in May 2019, compared to the same period a year ago, official data showed. According to data from Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA), 12,949 mortgage contracts […]
30 June 2019

Noor Abu Dhabi, world’s largest single solar project starts commercial operations

Plant features 3.2 million solar panels and is installed across an 8 sq km site Plant’s capacity sufficient to cover the demands of 90,000 people Project to reduce Abu Dhabi’s CO2 emissions by 1 million metric tons The Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) announced that Noor Abu Dhabi, the world’s largest single solar project with a capacity of 1,177MW, has started […]
27 June 2019

Abu Dhabi announces new initiatives under Ghadan 21 to boost private sector

AED 4 billion fund announced to boost R&D ‘Instant Licence’ to improve ease of conducting business Government-backed loans scheme designed to promote lending to SMEs The Abu Dhabi government has launched a raft of new initiatives under the Ghadan 21 programme, announced last year, to further support private sector expansion in Abu Dhabi. The programme includes an AED 50 billion […]
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