The recent election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States of America is set to cause further uncertainty for the Middle East's real estate market, at least in the short term.
Abu Dhabi's largest property developer announced this week that it has awarded the early works package, valued at AED 155 million ($42m USD), for its flagship golf and waterfront development
UAE property portal Bayut.com is reporting this week that affordability remained the center of discussions at the recently concluded Cityscape Global real estate exhibition in Dubai.
The impact of the softening global economy continues to hamper the UAE's office market as redundancies in the oil and gas, finance and banking sectors have stifled demand for office space across the emirates.
According to STR, the first half of Ramadan 2016 indicates that Mecca, Saudi Arabia, was the only major hotel market in the Middle East to experience an increase in revenue per available room (RevPAR) during the first two weeks of the holiday.
For those invested in the London property market, the deterioration in the value of sterling overnight will have erased any gains in recent years
According to analysts at the recent Dubai Property Show London 2016, British citizens have emerged as the second largest investors in Dubai real estate.
Abu Dhabi's largest property developer - Aldar Properties - is reporting this week that work is progressing across all aspects of the development West Yas, Aldar's first villa community on Yas Island.
According to UAE property portal Bayut, moving further away from previous year's dormant second half, UAE's real estate market remained stable in the first quarter of 2016.
According real estate consultancy Cluttons, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah have emerged as the region's most popular investment destinations amongst GCC High Net Worth Individuals.
Yas Island is steadily evolving from being a pure entertainment and leisure destination into a destination for living.
Increased geopolitical unrest and low oil prices are having an effect on the UK, driving private Middle Eastern investors towards London-based property assets.
Retailers are expanding their networks of stores internationally this year despite the presumed headwind of online shopping.
Abu Dhabi-based Aldar Properties announced this week that since the opening of Yas Mall in November of 2014, they have welcomed over twenty million people; eighteen million of whom visited in 2015.
This week the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced that there are now officially 100 supertall (300-plus-meter) skyscrapers in the world following the completion of 432 Park Avenue in New York City.
The lack of affordable housing in Abu Dhabi provides a major opportunity for developers to fill the gap with 'genuine affordable' housing.
This week the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Awards Jury selected Bosco Verticale in Milan, Italy as the "2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide".