Interest in Dubai property is soaring among potential buyers from China

Interest in Dubai property is soaring among potential buyers from China, according to the Chinese property portal Juwai.com. The firm, which specialises in overseas property searches for Chinese nationals, said that investor interest in Dubai increased by 1,200 per cent year-on-year in August. The company said the increase in its Read More

Dubai consumer prices rise in tandem with housing costs

Dubai consumer price inflation rose at an annualised rate of 4.4 per cent in August. That represents an increase of 0.2 percentage points in comparison to July, when prices rose at an annualised rate of 4.2 per cent. But analysts said that Dubai prices had probably peaked, as the cooling Read More

Dubai to rank property brokers based on performance

The Dubai Land Department is set to introduce a new system to rank the emirate’s property brokers based on their performance. Ali Abdulla Al Ali, the director of real estate licensing at the department, told the Cityscape Global conference yesterday that the new system would be introduced in January. Brokers Read More

An in-depth look at the Burj Khalifa: the tallest building in the world

No development in engineering better embodies the modern world than the skyscraper. Born out of a messy conflux of aesthetic, economic, and structural needs, skyscrapers are a dominant fixture of every major city in the world. Piercing the heavens, they are a testament to man’s mastery of the fundamental forces Read More

Smarten up for a smart Dubai

Today, there isn’t a unified definition for the term ‘smart city’. When looking at academic literature you will come across a multitude of definitions. So when creating the strategy to make Dubai a smart city, it was important to choose the definition that worked best and accurately represented the city’s Read More

Dream of going to USA? Dubai’s ‘Helmi’ programme is for you

Dubai Parks and Resorts has launched its ‘Helmi Programme’, an innovative educational initiative that will offer Emirati talent the opportunity to gain deep expertise in the operations and management of theme parks in Orlando, USA as part of its exciting new plan to hire over 1,000 UAE Nationals. As part Read More

Dubai’s RTA seeks developers for Union Oasis project

Dubai’s transport authority is set to start the tendering process for contracts on the Union Oasis, Dubai’s first Transit-Oriented Development concept project. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said it is inviting developers and investors from the private sector to complete the prequalification requirements this month. Work is currently underway Read More

Dubai pursues property wonders despite signs of slowdown

Dubai developers in recent months have been busily rolling out plans for floating houses with underwater chambers and an even bigger indoor ski slope to top the city’s existing one. A complex of theme parks that includes the region’s first Legoland is rising in the Dubai desert. A canal that Read More

More affordable homes coming to Dubai

JLL puts an “affordable” sales price in the UAE at around Dh790,000 and affordable annual rent at around Dh72,000. The property market in Dubai will see a higher proportion of residential projects being launched at lower price points, stimulating the drive to affordability, a trend that will help prevent a Read More