Dubai: Luxury property prices drop 6% in Q1

Emirate's prime residential market saw minimal surge in volume in same quarter


Waheed Abbas

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Published: Wed 20 Apr 2022, 10:54 AM

Last updated: Wed 20 Apr 2022, 11:08 AM

Luxury property prices in Dubai slipped by six per cent in the first quarter of 2022, with an average price of prime property at Dh4.5 million.

According to an analysis by Luxhabitat Sotheby, based on data from the Dubai Land Department, the Emirate's prime residential market saw a minimal surge in volume in Q1 2022 of 1.03 per cent at Dh17.28 billion compared to the previous quarter.

Around 5,258 apartments and 742 villas were sold in Q1 2022 in the Dubai prime residential market.

The top three areas in terms of sales volume were Mohammed Bin Rashid City at Dh3.19 billion, Palm Jumeirah at Dh3.10 billion and Downtown Dubai at Dh 2.6 billion.

In the prime residential market, the Jumeirah Islands area sales more than doubled from Dh90 million to Dh201 million, followed by Mohammed Bin Rashid City and Al Barari.

"The current market has seen a surge in activity from continental European clientele. Shell and core villas are among the highest demanded properties on which end users are looking to put their signatures on.

"Second only to off-plan branded residences which are reselling for highest premiums recorded so far-fetching price tags of up to Dh6,800 per square foot," said Chris Whitehead, managing partner at Luxhabitat Sotheby's International Realty.


#Prime Residential AreaPrice in AED
1Mohammed bin Rashid City3,197,029,066
2Palm Jumeirah3,100,671,829
3Downtown Dubai2,608,710,673
4Business Bay2,327,138,692
5Emirates Living1,182,562,944

Source: LUXHABITAT Sotheby’s x Property Monitor, April 2022

The prime villa market increased volumes by 32.31 per cent quarter-on-quarter, indicating increased villa purchases at a volume of Dh6.1 billion.

The last quarter reported a Dh4.1 billion sales volume with an average price of Dh10.6 million for a villa.

The current average transaction price for a villa in Q1 2022 is Dh9.6 million.

The most popular areas for villa transactions in Q1 2022 are Mohammed bin Rashid City, followed by Palm Jumeirah and Emirates Living.

Sales volume of apartments decreased by 10 per cent to Dh10.9 billion. The average prime apartment now costs approximately Dh2.4 million, with an average price per square foot of Dh1,431. Popular areas to purchase apartments were Downtown Dubai, Business Bay and Palm Jumeirah.


#AreaPrice in AEDBuilt-up area, in sqft
1Palm Jumeirah, The fronds,Frond N 280,000,000 33,000
2Jumeirah Bay Island 88,200,000 16,014
3Palm Jumeirah, The fronds,Frond J 87,000,00013,476
4Emirates Hills Villa –Sector L 75,000,00032,932
5Downtown, Burj Khalifa Apartment 73,000,00020,979
6Bussiness Bay,Dorchester Collection Dubai 68,900,000 17,712
7Palm Jumeirah,The Royal Atlantis 62,920,0007,115
8Emirates Hills Villa –Sector E 62,000,00025,775
9Emirates Hills Villa –Sector P 61,000,00034,621
10Palm Jumeirah, The Crescent 60,000,00056,379

Source: LUXHABITAT Sotheby’s x Property Monitor Analysis, April 2022


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