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A total of 35 real estate projects with a value exceeding Dh11 billion were completed in 2021, and 319 projects are in progress. Image Credit: Dubai Media office

Dubai’s real estate market recorded as many as 84,772 transactions valued at Dh300 billion in 2021, it was announced on Wednesday.

According to a report by the Dubai Land Department, this represented a 65 per cent growth in the number of transactions and a 71 per cent jump in the value of the deals compared to 2020 levels.

“The directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the world’s best city to live and work has served as a key driver in increasing its attractiveness as a global investment destination,” Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, said.

A total of 52,415 investors concluded 72,207 new investments in 2021 worth Dh148 billion, representing a 73.7 per cent growth in the number of investments, a 65.6 per cent rise in the number of investors, and a 100 per cent increase in the value of investments compared to 2020, the report added.

Popular areas

The Dubai Marina area saw the highest number (7,968) as well as the highest value (Dh28.6 billion) of transactions, the report said.

Palm Jumeirah (Dh26.6 billion), Hadaeq Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid (Dh15.8 billion), Burj Khalifa (Dh14.2 billion), Business Bay (Dh13.19 billion) were the other areas that saw the most transaction value.

Completed projects

A total of 35 real estate projects with a value exceeding Dh11 billion were completed in 2021, and 319 projects are in progress. Additionally, 602,714 Ejari contracts were registered in 2021, of which 315,222 were new contracts. A total of 6,168 real estate permits were also issued last year.

Furthermore, 49,790 real estate units were registered in 2021. A total of 41,020 units were sold, with a value exceeding Dh68.5 billion, while 8,030 villas worth over Dh18.2 billion were sold.

New investments

As many as 6,897 investors from the GCC registered 8,826 investments worth over Dh16.88 billion in 2021.

A total of 6,097 Arab investors recorded 7,538 investments, with a value exceeding Dh12.4 billion. The real estate sector also attracted 38,318 foreign investors, who concluded 51,553 new investments worth over Dh99 billion.

DLD’s statistics also revealed that 17,705 women registered 22,165 investments worth over AED38.4 billion in 2021, a 72% increase compared to 2020. The results indicate that businesswomen have great confidence in Dubai’s real estate market.

“Dubai’s real estate sector has once again proven its resilience, attractiveness and ability to achieve sustainable growth even during the exceptional circumstances being witnessed globally. The results highlighted in the report bode well for the future as the country ushers in another 50 years of economic development. The real estate sector represents a major catalyst for the growth of various other sectors,” said Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director-General of DLD.