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Dubai Real Estate Market Trends: 2022 Results & 2023 Forecasts

DATE: 21 Mar, 2023

If you’re looking for insights on buying, selling or renting a property in one of the world’s most dynamic and rapidly developing cities. Then, this post will delve into the 2022 results and 2023 forecasts for Dubai’s real estate market trends that have been driving change recently. We all know how fast-paced this sector can be, so buckle up for a concise yet comprehensive take on everything you need to know about properties in Dubai. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or an experienced investor, let’s dive into what lies ahead!

Real Estate Market Outcomes for 2022

The Dubai real estate market is expected to grow in the next few years. In 2022, the property transactions topped AED 500B, out of which Off-Plan properties saw a 92.5% rise, and secondary sales showed a 32.4% rise.

The market also demonstrated a strong performance with record-high property transactions. A CBRE report stated that 90,881 real estate deals were registered in the emirate, exceeding the historic record high of 2009 of 81,182 transactions. 

The most-sought after areas for residential property for sale in Dubai in the year was the waterfront Palm Jumeirah and the central hub of Downtown Dubai.

Property Prices in 2022

Dubai’s real estate market has been on an upward trend in recent years, with prices steadily increasing. The avg. prices for real estate increased by 9.5%, with the cost of apartments rising by 9%, while villas rising up by 12.8% in the same time frame.  The average price of an apartment in the month of December was AED 1,168 per sq. ft. at the same time, the average cost for a villa was AED 1,385 per sq. ft.

Flow of Investors

As we all know, the flow of investors into and out of a market is one of the key drivers of prices. The pattern of inflows and outflows can be complex and ever-changing, but understanding these trends is critical to making informed investment decisions.

In recent years, Dubai has seen a tremendous amount of investment inflows from all over the world. Investors have been attracted to the city’s strong economic growth, stable political environment, and plentiful investment opportunities. In particular, Dubai’s real estate market has been a major destination for foreign investment capital.

As of last year, over 80,216 investors (which was an increase of 53% compared to last year) registered 115,183 new property investments totaling over AED 264.15B.  Russians were the top resident buyers, with 15% of all transactions coming from them, followed closely by the British at 12% and Indians at 11%.

With the backdrop of a massive global crisis, the emirate still saw a massive inflow of private wealth. It’s reported that over 16% of Russian entrepreneurs and companies moved to the UAE, including Dubai, in the first half of 2022. Additionally, the property developers in Dubai also benefited from Qatar hosting the Fifa 2022 World Cup. Because Dubai holds the status of being a ‘finance hub’ and it being the main tourist attraction of the region, it became the main beneficiary outside of Qatar.

Real Estate Market Forecasts for 2023

  • It is predicted that the real estate market in Dubai will continue to lead global price charts in 2023.
  • Prices for high-end homes will jump by 6% to 7.9% this year, the highest in the world.
  • Prices are expected to rise steadily over the next few years, reaching new highs by 2025. 
  • The pace of growth in Dubai will outrank Miami and Milan, where the expected rise is around 4 and 6,9%, respectively. 
  • The rental market is also forecast to grow significantly in the next few years as more people are moving to Dubai for work or leisure.

There is a growing demand for commercial and residential properties in Dubai, which is expected to continue in the future. This forecast is based on numerous factors, such as population growth, economic stability, and infrastructure development. Meanwhile, there’s a sense of confidence amongst investors towards the Dubai real estate market, and with them willing to invest long-term, the market will surely continue an upward trend. 


In a rapidly growing city like Dubai, it’s important to stay ahead of the latest real estate market trends. Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, or invest in property, knowing what’s happening in the market is essential to making the best decisions for your future.

If you’re considering buying or selling property in Dubai, now is a great time to contact us. We at Shapoorji Properties can help you navigate the market and make sure you get to experience the true bliss of high ROI, exceptional living standards, and breathtaking views associated with living in Dubai.


What is the real estate outlook for 2023 in Dubai?

According to the data reports by Realiste AI, It is predicted that the cost of real estate in this emirate of Dubai will rise by 29% in 2023.

Why invest in Dubai real estate 2023?

Due to its beneficial tax regime, no income tax, high gross rental yield of 6-10% and an average return of around 7.5%, Dubai is a favourable investment destination for HQNIs from across the world.

What is the real estate forecast for the next 5 years in Dubai?

According to the Growth Market Reports, the UAE commercial real estate market is expected to register a significant CAGR during the period of 2021-2028.

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