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Middle East Hotels Post Mixed Results in Q1, Africa Posts Solid Gains

Middle East Hotels Post Mixed Results in Q1, Africa Posts Solid Gains

According to STR, hotels across the Middle East reported mixed Q1 2018 performance results, while hotels in Africa posted growth across the three key performance metrics. Read More »


After 2 Years of Volatility, Dubai Residential Rents Start to Stabilize

After 2 Years of Volatility, Dubai Residential Rents Start to Stabilize

Residential rents across Dubai registered no change during the first quarter of 2018, helping improve the annual rate of change to -3.1%, from -7.7% at the end of last year. Read More »

Middle East Hotels' Performance Dips in 2017, Yet Africa Hotels Uptick

Middle East Hotels' Performance Dips in 2017, Yet Africa Hotels Uptick

According to STR, hotels in the Middle East reported negative 2017 performance results, while hotels in Africa posted growth across the three key performance metrics. Read More »

UAE Property Market Poised For Growth in 2018

UAE Property Market Poised For Growth in 2018

According to the latest property report from Cluttons, as the UAE government pioneers fiscal adjustment in the region in response to declining oil prices, milestones such as Expo 2020 and the introduction of VAT will play a key role in boosting the country's property market. Read More »


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Cap Maison Resort - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

Cap Maison Resort - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

On the Caribbean island of St.Lucia, known worldwide for its natural beauty, Cap Maison is in a truly breathtaking location in one of St.Lucia's most desirable areas. Read More »

Last Updated April 24, 2018 8:09 AM ET

U.A.E. (Dubai) Property News

The recently announced Emirates Towers Business Park is set to become Dubai's most defining commercial development in over 10 years.

Dubai's vision to diversify its economy further and establish itself as a thriving global business hub has accelerated business activity in a number of innovative industries, in turn spurring a new stream of demand for industrial space.

Developers completed more retail centers across the globe last year than in 2015, but momentum appeared to wane in many countries.

According to STR, the hotel industry in Dubai, recorded strong occupancy levels during the first quarter of 2017 despite continued and significant supply growth.

A government-led delegation of UK investors and developers are set to visit the Middle East to strike deals with investors as they continue to plough their wealth into the UK post-Brexit.

According to international real estate consultant Cluttons, values across Dubai's freehold residential areas slid by 8.8% in 2016, largely in line with Cluttons' original forecast for the year of -10%.

A slowing rate of decline across all sectors of the Dubai real estate market suggests increasing stability and the expectation of the market 'bottoming out' before the end of 2017, but the planned introduction of VAT on January 1, 2018 is already causing nervousness amongst existing commercial tenants.

According to CBRE's new released Global Investor Intentions Survey for 2017, stronger economic growth, the availability of debt capital, and a more positive outlook from investors is expected to drive global capital flows in 2017.

There is a change in ultra high net worth individuals (UHNWI) property investment patterns, driven by political uncertainty, cooling measures and barriers affect traditional markets.

According to the newly released Last Mile / City Logistics Report from CBRE, the rapid rise of e-commerce has driven the most disruptive movement to the industrial & logistics industry, transforming the way we think about industrial real estate.

According to international real estate consultant Cluttons, the global economic anxiety and growth slowdown across regional markets has played a significant role in the decreased demand for industrial real estate in Dubai.

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.

Dubai's average residential property value is down 7.4% during the past twelve months, but rate of decline is expected to slow heading into 2017 before reaching a new base towards the end of next year.

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 international real estate consultant Cluttons, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC-based) high net worth individuals are set to continue investing in global real estate for the remainder of the year.

According to international real estate consultancy Cluttons, market demand for office space in Dubai has receded in the past six months.

According to international real estate consultancy Cluttons, demand in Dubai's commercial market remained buoyant in the first six months of 2016.


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