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 international real estate consultancy Cluttons, the current 'wait and see' attitude that has been adopted by potential buyers in Abu Dhabi is a direct result of wider global economic trends.
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.
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 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.
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 Cluttons, office rents in Dubai's prime free zones held firm during the first quarter of 2016, as occupancy levels remained high in core areas such as Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai Media City and Dubai Knowledge Village.
Global real estate consultancy Cluttons has launched The Next Big Thing, an international competition which invites entrants from the UAE to outline a concept which will help to turn the world's 'slums' into legitimate, sanitary and productive communities.
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.