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Dubai's residential capital values down in February

Dubai's residential capital values for February stood at 78.1 points, 21.9 per cent lower than the 100 point index base of January 2014, according to leading UAE-based local consulting firm ValuStrat.

The pace of monthly price growth was steady at just over 1%, Dubai villa capital values increased 2.1% monthly, and apartments saw marginal growth of just 0.5%, it stated.

All apartment locations monitored by the valuation-based index had positive annual capital gains with the exception of Jumeirah Village (-1%).

Best annual apartment performance with double-digit growth was recorded in highly demanded Palm Jumeirah (21.2%), as well as established locations such as Jumeirah Beach Residence (16.3%), Burj Khalifa (13.7%), The Views (11.2%), and The Greens (10.3%), said the report by ValuStrat.

Villa capital values grew at a constant monthly rate, some areas saw prices become stable such as Mudon (0.5%) and Green Community West (0.7%), it stated.

On an annual basis, the top performers were Jumeirah Islands (40.7%), Arabian Ranches (39.4%), The Lakes (36.7%), and Palm Jumeirah (34.4%). February 2022 saw villas located in Palm Jumeirah go beyond their peaks of 2014 by 3% with 123.8 VPI points.

February residential sales transaction volumes increased 18.9% when compared to the previous month and 105.4% higher than the same period last year.

The month-on-month performance saw cash and mortgage sales of ready properties grow 48.1%, but off-plan Oqood (contract) registrations declined 5.8%, representing 42.9% of overall home transactions.

February saw 17 transactions valued over AED30 million, one such transaction of an off-plan 5-bedroom apartment located in Business Bay sold for AED68.9 million, stated ValuStrat in its report.

Topping the sales charts overall were properties developed by Emaar (19.1%), Damac (14.3%), Nakheel (11.3%), Azizi (6.7%), and Dubai Properties (4.9%).

Top off-plan locations transacted this month included projects located in Meydan One (14.8%), Business Bay (11.4%), Dubai Creek Harbour (7.2%), and Jumeirah Village (6.9%).

Most transacted ready homes were in Damac Lagoons (10.5%), Al Furjan (9.3%), Jumeirah Village (8.5%), Business Bay (7.3%), and Dubai Marina (4.9%), said the report.

Jumeirah Village and Al Furjan broke their individual records with the greatest number of homes sold in one month since 2010, it added.