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Dubai villa prices in top areas double in three years

Highly desired villas in Dubai have more than doubled in value in three years, whilst apartment prices are up by just over a third on average, new data showed on Wednesday.

The ValuStrat Price Index (VPI) for February registered 164.1 points, up 23.1 per cent annually, with a monthly increase of 2.1 per cent. Villas were at 206.1 points, and apartments were 136.6 points, this is compared to 100 points base set in January 2021.

The VPI is a valuation-based price index constructed to represent periodic change in capital values and rental values experienced by typical residential and commercial properties. The VPI for Dubai’s residential capital values is updated on a monthly basis. The VPI for Dubai’s residential rental values is updated on a quarterly basis.

The apartment submarket in the emirate saw prices accelerate at 1.9 per cent monthly and expand a record 18.6 per cent annually. The highest year on year capital growth in apartments was recorded in Discovery Gardens (30.7 per cent), The Greens (27.9 per cent), Palm Jumeirah (27.4 per cent), Town Square (23 per cent), and Dubai Production City (22.9 per cent).

Villa capital gains during the month were up 2.4 per cent compared to January and 28 per cent since last year. The top annual performers were villas in highly desired Jumeirah Islands (36.1 per cent), Palm Jumeirah (35.1 per cent), Dubai Hills Estate (33.6 per cent), and Mudon (29.6 per cent).

Off-plan Oqood (contract) registrations jumped 32.6 per cent annually and 5.7 per cent monthly. Ready home transaction volumes grew 30.5 per cent annually and 9 per cent monthly, representing a minority 36.9 per cent share of overall residential sales for the month.

February saw 20 transactions of ready properties priced over Dh30 million, these were located in Emirates Hills, Palm Jumeirah, District One, Jumeirah Bay Island, and Dubai Hills Estate.

Topping the sales charts overall this month were properties developed by Emaar (13.3 per cent), Damac (9.9 per cent), Danube (7.6 per cent), and Sobha (5.7 per cent). Top off-plan locations transacted included projects located in Jumeirah Village Circle (11.8 per cent), Dubai Maritime City (11.4 per cent), Business Bay (6.4 per cent), and Bu Kadra (4.5 per cent). The majority of ready homes sold were in Jumeirah Village Circle (9 per cent), Business Bay (7.2 per cent), Dubai Marina (5.9 per cent), Downtown Dubai (5.8 per cent), and Dubai Hills Estate (5.1 per cent).

For a detailed perspective on the property market, visit:  Dubai - Real Estate Review Q4 2023