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Wealthy buyers have flooded Dubai’s high-end market

Sheikhdom’s Philosophy of “Let’s make sure everyone’s vaccinated and keep everything open” allows property sales steady.

From the last month’s data, a record-breaking 90 luxurious properties each worth an average of 10 million dirhams changed hands, right after the previous record of 84 properties had been transferred in March of this year according to Property Monitor statistics. That’s because “Tons of high profile people are coming to the country to buy new homes on the spot with no due diligence time” says a manager at Knight Frank who is in charge of penthouse sales on Palm Jumeirah.

As new waves of Covid infections put strains on nations to lengthen their restrictions, high-end buyers have flooded to Dubai’s property market to find future homes- as it’s being one of few places in the world that is operating normally where people can fly in without quarantine. Since its first reopening, Dubai has declared itself as the world’s pandemic-affable holiday spot.

It’s been witnessed the highest number of sales in the First Quarter of 2021 in 11 years, according to the data from Valustrat. There has been recorded 4,872 transactions valued at AED 11.06 Billion last month of April 2021 in Dubai Land Department bulletins.

Cash buyers urged buying homes for bargain prices in order to flip them for profits and perceived to remain until prices get too high and return gets diminished. The hot luxury market attraction is nothing new to Dubai, as favorable low-interest rates and the availability of massive mansions within the city has been at the core for years.

Apart from these, during its reopening what busts most is there is no mandatory quarantines upon arrival, moreover, visitors and residents are now partying in Dubai’s bustling bars and lounges and relaxing on its beaches, while taking their selfies in the resorts and helicopter pads are stirring in Dubai’s skyline. Although tourist influx rose country’s coronavirus cases in January, UAE fared well during the pandemic with the young population and a high rate of vaccine administrations.

Dubai, known for a global financial center as an oasis in the Middle East, is a favorite destination for high-profile individuals. 43 percent of April’s transactions in Dubai’s property industry were for homeowners in Palm Jumeirah. The majority of buyers on this man-made archipelago include political elites from Nigeria, Lebanon, and Syria and Afghan warlords seeking a safe investment. The rest of the buyers are wealthy individuals from Europe, India, China, and Russia looking for a decent quality of life as the world crisis rages.

The top real estate transaction from March was a waterfront mansion at Palm sold at as high as AED 110 Mil to a Swiss family and another home was sold to an unidentified European man at a whopping AED 105 Mil, which account second and third most expensive residentials ever in Dubai.

Prime areas will continue to show sales increase, says Lynette Abad Sacchetto, director of Research & data. Lynette adds “Investors especially end-users are purchasing properties in all ranges in popular areas, thus, as it continues to see interest and prices are set to increase in the those popular areas as supply is not meeting the demand.” According to Data Finder, comparison between March and April of this year, it presents 3 percent of increase in value and 6 percent rise in the transaction volumes. This is to note another record sales in this year as April alone represents 41 percent in number of transactions and 43 percent of the value of total real estate sales occurred in the first quarter of this year. Saccheto said off-plan transactions has been on the rise through past 3 consecutive months, developers launching new phases for the existing villa/townhouse projects which are most likely to be sold within few hours.

Dubai offers plentiful vaccines availability to fulfill the demand- from Sinopharm shot to Pfizer-BioNtech and Astrazeneca from Oxford. If one questions about the efficacy of certain shots only available in particular regions as vaccination distribution is varying everywhere, here in Dubai, once a resident can book an appointment selected from 4 different shots.

In another line, there are Dubai’s new initiatives to lure high profile investors such as retirement visas, remote work visas and “golden” visas. In addition, authorities offer citizenship to distinguished individuals. Also UAE has altered certain strict Islamic rules such as not allowing unmarried couples to live together to enhance the city’s image to more cosmopolitan city. 

A resident professor at Washington’s Arab Gulf States Institute, Robert Mogielnicki adds “Dubai is aiming to right path for post-pandemic life which welcomes foreign investors and eventually recover economy faster”.  

In January 2021 it hit the all-time record of mortgage for the amount by 2 times. “2021 Q1 average mortgage application amount was AED 2 Million if we compare it to 2020 Q1 where it was as low as AED 1.3 Million. It is partially because of consumer’s interests in buying larger ticket assets” Sacchetto said.

Warren Philliskirk, director at Mortgage Finder, explains “The increase in mortgages volume is because of number of reasons, rather established communities have seen a rise in property prices, then buyers continue their interest in larger properties with larger price tags, also Loan-to-value ration jumped to 5 percent are some of major factors that are encouraging first time buyers to borrow from the bank.

In total sales transactions counted in villas sector in March 2021 topped by Mohamed bin Rashid City with 11.5 percent, Tilal Al Ghaf occupying 10 percent followed by Dubai Hills Estate with 9.9 percent, Nad Al Sheba for 8.2 percent and Rukan representing 5.8 percent.

For apartments segment, Business Bay was the top sales with 10.7 percent, then Dubai Marina having 9.3 percent, followed by Jumeirah Village Circle of 8 percent and Palm Jumeirah representing 7.2 percent of total sales occurred.

Most trending areas in terms of buying for villas in March 2021 were as follows: Arabian Ranches, Dubai Hills Estate, Mohamed Bin Rashid City, Palm Jumeirah and Damac Hills. In account of apartment units popular searches in the same period were Downtown Dubai, Dubai Marina, Business Bay, Palm Jumeirah and Jumeirah Village Circle.

The wealthy are very unlikely not to stand the brunt of the fallout, even if the market’s rapid rise slows down. Nevertheless, the pandemic has been a challenge of a shift to a new era.  

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Massive Upsurge in Dubai Realty Sales

Dubai has shown the highest number of sales in the first quarter of 2021 since 2010, according to the data report from Valustrat. The emirate’s real estate market persistently witnessed buoyancy through month by month. It’s been recorded 4,872 transactions valued at AED 11.06 Billion last month of April 2021 in Dubai Land Department bulletins. It was even higher than the previous month March, which was 4,634 transactions that cost AED 10.93 Billion. Total off-plan property sales performance in April has a slight increase compared to March. The weekly report shows the end of April had 1006 real estate transactions amounting to AED 2.04Billion in a total of 722 units, 192 buildings, and 92 lands counted.  The aggregate sum of mortgaged properties in that week was AED 1 billion and the top valuable transaction was AED 205,294,028 worth of an apartment in Al Thaniyah Fifth sold at AED 89,896 per sq. ft value.

Prime areas will continue to show sales increase, says Lynette Abad Sacchetto, director of Research & data. Lynette adds “Investors especially end-users are purchasing properties in all ranges in popular areas, thus, as it continues to see interest and prices are set to increase in the those popular areas as supply is not meeting the demand.” According to Data Finder, comparison between March and April of this year, it presents 3 percent of increase in value and 6 percent rise in the transaction volumes. This is to note another record sales in this year as April alone represents 41 percent in number of transactions and 43 percent of the value of total real estate sales occurred in the first quarter of this year. Saccheto said off-plan transactions has been on the rise through past 3 consecutive months, developers launching new phases for the existing villa/townhouse projects which are most likely to be sold within few hours.

Year to year data explains Q1 2019 average sales value was AED 2.26M while it was considered a normal year, followed by Q1 2020 was AED 2.06M and lastly Q1 2021 is AED 2.12M being top of the chart. The first quarter of this year has shown a major progress in the real estate sales comparing to previous years. 2020 was a tough year though it had a significant amount of sales which was amounted AED 21.33 Billion recorded in property industry data. Tracing back Property Finder data, in the first quarter of the 2019 there were sales total of AED 20 billion with 8,874 in terms of volume in property transactions. Furthermore, there were more than 6000 ready homes sold in the same period of 2021 worth AED 13.5 Billion and AED 5 Billion worth of 3,600 off-plan properties have been sold.

Valustrat data confirms ready homes sales grew 76.1 percent conversely off-plan transactions dropped 30.2 percent. The report further shows comparisons between quarters, ready home sales consistently increased on average of 8.9 percent.  

The median price of apartments sold stood at AED 852 per square foot which was 9.8 percent higher than previous quarter and rose 1.5 percent annually; for villas wise, the median transacted cost is AED 890 per square foot which was as high as 15.3 percent increase quarter on quarter basis. Moreover, 7,294 units were completed in the same period of the year which was already 12% of the projected supply of this year.

There was a 11 percent fall in the rental market last year, however it did not affect the purchasing. Apartment rents dropped 18.4 percent while villas rent increased by 3.9 percent year on year basis. Estimated annual rent cost for 2 bedroom villas is AED 103k, where 3 bedrooms is at AED 150k while 4 bedrooms villa is at AED 212k. For studio apartment the rental per annum is stood at AED 35k, 1 bedroom at AED 52k and 2 bedroom apartment is AED 78k. The data mentions the current Dubai’s residential occupancy is approximately 80 percent.

“2021 Q1 average mortgage application amount was AED 2 Million if we compare it to 2020 Q1 where it was as low as AED 1.3 Million. In January 2021 it hit the all-time record of mortgage for the amount by 2 times. It is partially because of consumer’s interests in buying larger ticket assets” Sacchetto said. It will most likely continue strong on the mortgage world due to a lot of competitive offers, increments, lowest interest rate and lower LTV for first time buyers.

Warren Philliskirk, director at Mortgage Finder, explains “The increase in mortgages volume is because of number of reasons, rather established communities have seen a rise in property prices, then buyers continue their interest in larger properties with larger price tags, also Loan-to-value ration jumped to 5 percent are some of major factors that are encouraging first time buyers to borrow from the bank.

Average value for off-plan properties transactions has risen by 24.6 percent in which secondary market value got increased by 21.5 percent on month-to-month data. In comparison of February 2021 and March 2021, it indicates there is huge surge of 70 percent in total off-plan value also 41 percent increase in total value of secondary real estate market.  

In total sales transactions counted in villas sector in March 2021 topped by Mohamed bin Rashid City with 11.5 percent, Tilal Al Ghaf occupying 10 percent followed by Dubai Hills Estate with 9.9 percent, Nad Al Sheba for 8.2 percent and Rukan representing 5.8 percent.

For apartments segment, Business Bay was the top sales with 10.7 percent, then Dubai Marina having 9.3 percent, followed by Jumeirah Village Circle of 8 percent and Palm Jumeirah representing 7.2 percent of total sales occurred.

Most trending areas in terms of buying for villas in March 2021 were as follows: Arabian Ranches, Dubai Hills Estate, Mohamed Bin Rashid City, Palm Jumeirah and Damac Hills. In account of apartment units popular searches in the same period were Downtown Dubai, Dubai Marina, Business Bay, Palm Jumeirah and Jumeirah Village Circle.

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Dubai’s 5 Most Affluent Areas For Luxury Living

Dubai has documented the second-highest record sales in this year since 2017 February, which values about AED 22.9 Billion of total 6,590 transactions recorded which’s a 40 percent growth in value year on year. According to Dubai Land Department statements, 2021 continues to show positive results in real estate transactions, thereby attracts a high number of international investors and enhances trust in traditional speculations such as property investments in Dubai.

Richard Wain from Betterhomes, says lockdowns and travel restrictions as well as the threatening fiscal policies in many countries have encouraged the high net worth Europeans seeking to invest in Dubai.  He adds “The number and value of purchase records by French, Italian, German and British investors rose by 168 percent from 2020. Palm and other coastal areas are increasingly popular for their ultra-luxury villas and luxury apartments in 2021 Q1″.

Andrew Cummings from LuxuryProperty.com states “We witness surging transactions in particularly prime market which indicates Dubai once again a destination of luxury residential hub”

A villa named On100Palm located in Palm Jumeirah has been sold for a whopping AED 111.25 Million in March 2021 making it the most expensive and most luxurious property to be sold this year. Situated on the heart of Palm Jumeirah, the villa is built with 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, a designer made pool and a garden that is spanning over 20,756 sq ft. It offers spectacular views of Jumeirah Beach Residences and Dubai Marina within the Arabian Gulf skylines.

According to marketplace data by Dubizzle and Bayut, it reveals some of the popular Dubai areas show significant growth in luxury properties sales within the first quarter of 2021. This popularity list is led by luxury properties destinations like Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, Arabian Ranches and Downtown.

Dubai is a land of diverse communities established within a short period of 20 years dedicated to well-off folks willing to spend. Therefore, it is aimed to highlight the most expensive areas in Dubai.

  1. Palm Jumeirah

A well-developed man-made island with a palm tree shape from the aerial view, is one of the most iconic places to rent and buy a property.


Most of the villas come with floor-to-ceiling windows, Jacuzzi, exclusively arranged parking spaces, infinity pool and several guest rooms for celebrity like living.

XXII Carat Club Villa

This is one example of ultra-luxurious modern beachfront villas, spans about 12,163 sq ft with 7 bedrooms. Apart from astonishing view from the villa, amenities include 4 allocated parking, a gymnasium, a private pool, a reception area, a sauna and a concierge service.

Signature Villa

What’s most captivating about Signature Villa is its guillotine window fully operated by a motor. This 6 bedroom villa with a built up area of 14,312 sq ft offers marvelous amenities such as an infinity pool with an amazing sky view, a couple of Jacuzzis, several parking lots, a steam and sauna room, a fully equipped gymnasium and a barbeque area. This villa’s cost is about AED 82.5 Mil today.


Luxurious apartment in Palm Jumeirah

In a dazzling residential building formerly known as Viceroy Hotel and Resort Dubai, affiliated with FIVE Palm Jumeirah Hotel, there are several contemporary 5 bedroom apartment boast an beguiling interior with jaw-dropping views of coastal sides. These lavish apartments feature amenities like ultra-modern fitted kitchen, private garden, also an outdoor jacuzzi. An anterior executive suite rebuilt to a family oriented living unit is a place to be for a memorable experience.

  • City Walk

The community is home to exorbitant venues like high end restaurants, famous brands, and attractions to tourists. The “Western city” within the city resemblance is well known for Fresco themed buildings and vast spacious apartment units. It is no doubt a hot location due to an ease of transportation and access to main spots of the emirate. There are usually 1-4 bedrooms with a maid’s room. The building 6B in City Walk is the most expensive property which is consisted of fully furnished duplexes suitable for families. Modern design features, a sophisticated fully equipped kitchen, floor to ceiling windows and amenities like a pool and a sauna and steaming room, gym and play areas shared amongst a small number of people.

  • Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina is definitely most popular amongst young expats where it’s enthralled with city vibrancy, man-made canal where people enjoy strolling and skyscrapers that offer above the average living standards. Properties in this area are normally high priced, exquisite and have an arrangement of modern designs and finishing. Proximity to Palm Jumeirah makes this trendy neighborhood an interesting place to live in and invest in. Most sought after towers include:

Cayan Tower

3 bedroom penthouse in this Cayan Tower has 180 degree view of the whole Dubai Marina, Palm Jumeirah and Bluewaters Island. The elegant penthouse home will take anyone through a glamorous tour, start from a an open kitchen, a dressing room, a private pool and a balcony with a dreamy view of the city.

  • Downtown Dubai

Investors choose this one of the most visited location because its focal point to other main areas in the emirate. One of the most luxurious properties to buy in Downtown is a tower called 118 Duplex Penthouse. According to real estate data, this is the most valuable and high-end property in Dubai. The building offers only penthouses and apartments hence proposes astonishing interiors such as panoramic windows set floor to ceilings, and terraces with spectacular views of the city. 6-bedroom penthouse spanning area of 11,598 sq. ft. with internal lift, offers its residents live lavishly.

  • Jumeirah Golf Estate

Jumeirah Golf Estates offers all-in for those seeking lavish houses built to elite standard and peaceful lush greenery for families to live extra comfort and safety. Amenities matched with deluxe needs in this haven include a golf academy, a variety of restaurants, and recreational centers for children and parents. One of the most noteworthy properties include:

Wildflower Mansion is an appealing 23,000 sq. ft. mansion that is proficiently built and set up. With its glamorous designs and thorough setup 6 bedrooms, it provides its residents most comfortable living. It also has a breathtaking view of the Golf Course. The mansion has most contemporary interiors fitted with a home heater, a living room jacuzzi, gym, courtyard pool and a guest house.

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Approaching Expo 2020 supports the rise in the real estate demand and price

From the poll of Emirates News Today, it has been shown that developers and experts agreed on expecting a rise in the real estate prices in Dubai. It indicated that some types of properties have already begun to become higher in values. It points out that developers have started increasing the prices of villas in some of the projects, hence, it’s a time of good opportunity to buy villas now than future.

Within a month of March, Dubai saw AED 25 billion worth of transaction in property industry which was the highest in 16 months from the data of Dubai Land Department. Buyers snap up apartments and villas worth of AED 10 billion and number of the deals registered reached 4,643 which was hit another record in a while. The report indicated this value had a 23 percent rise compared to its previous month.

The most sought after location within the villa category in March was Mohammed Bin Rashid City (11.5%) in terms of sales and followed by Tilal Al Ghaf which accounts for 10.1%, Nad Al Sheba for (9.9%), Dubai Hills Estate (8.2%) and Rukan for 5.8%. Business Bay was the most transacted area having 10.7% of the total sales in Apartment category, followed by Jumeirah Village Circle with 9%, Dubai Marina for 8%, Jumeirah Lake Towers 7.6% and Palm Jumeirah  which accounts for 7.2% of the total sales occurred last month.

Growth in Demand

Muhammad Al Mutawa, Chairman of “Al Waleed Investment Company” admits his expectation of a hot summer in the real estate demand curve ahead of the Expo dates. He explains the upward movement of the slope in demand of luxury villas and apartments. He added if the market persists and the pandemic situation eases then there will be a market recovery before Expo arrival.

Khalifa Al Hammadi, Chairman of Union Real Estate Company says “We have witnessed a considerable improvement in the demand curve, especially for waterfront residential units and luxury villas. There is a small but positive movement in the suburb areas as well. Expo is perceived as a main factor leveraging the real estate sector in Dubai this year, it encourages a rapid recovery that has a large impact of local economy.

More Sales

Mohamed Binghatti, CEO of Binghatti Real Estate Development Company, argues there will be an increase in the property prices in different areas particularly in city center which is experiencing sales progress while it’s relatively low on new projects.

Ahmed Al-Dawla, Head of “On Plan Real Estate” notes the real estate sector situation is steadily improving, and highly anticipated a strong recovery this year with the help of Expo 2020. He adds that townhouse prices are visibly increasing and rents are in the path of a rise in main areas. As for sales values, it started to increase due to less supply, being affected by the delay of certain projects and half of the value deposits in the escrow account creates issues for smaller developers, which in turn, matters limited to high liquidity developers.

Rents began to increase not only because of Expo but also due to the return of the travel and tourism into the country with support of Dubai’s initiative of controlling the pandemic.

Walid Al Zarouni, president of W Capital real estate company, says since the beginning of this year, it has been a noticeable change in the demand of properties. He points out that Expo will bring back occupancy for hotel apartments and enhancement in foreign direct investments. Imminent preview of the exhibition affects property prices in the current market particularly villas sort. The positive time has come to the developers, while the increased profit will offset their losses during Covid-19 crisis. He adds vaccination rate is  a very important success factor for the Expo launch.

Market Recovery

Alaa Masoud, Director of Marketing and Sales in Al Rowad Real Estate Company, said the first quarter of 2021 foreshowed the revival of the property market in Dubai, also now all dependent on the pandemic controls to avoid the related repercussions. There are many projects that are planned to open before the exhibition dates, pushing to sell with attractive offers and longer payment plans. Mr Masoud also agrees that he observed some of the developers have increased their prices of villas.

High efficiency

UAE is dealing with Covid-19 pandemic quite efficiently, which in turn positively impacts the economy situation as a whole, and the real estate industry in particular. This year is a year of opportunity believed that recovery will take place from the second quarter along with a rise in demand. Industry experts state that monetary policy put in act will ease the loans and create favorable interest rates. The policies will enhance purchases throughout the year quarters in conjunction with the Expo 2020.

Positive Moves

Abdul Karim Al Mulla of Standard Real Estate predicts positive movements in the property prices, tend to continue the rise through Expo 2020. Thanks to several factors including golden residence programs for investments and increasing vaccination among residents. He also mentions that Dubai government has discounted the criteria of ownership of business as a foreigner. The supporting programs aligned with available opportunities in the real estate sector as a pair revitalizes the trade and fiscal sectors while providing support to the property industry.  

Gradual Recovery

The real estate sector is enjoying an ongoing recovery, data from the beginning of the year shows. Since announcement of the Expo 2020, there has been a positive change in the sector, that inflated at some levels before correction. In the last quarter, prices got stabilized and enhanced the market confidence upon a period of market volatility.


There is varying proportions of rises in real estate prices, thus it was a result of a few factors including the most significant one which is travel and tourism. Dubai is one of the safest city in the world, not only in terms of violations, but also with regard of pandemic, in light of precautionary measures and spread of vaccinations, consequently increases the property prices especially luxury.

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A closer look at World Expo 2020- What is happening

On this coming October 1st, 2021 the massive event is ultimately taken place at Expo 2020 site in Dubai. After successfully and safely demonstrated its Sustainability Pavilion “Terra” to more than 100,000 audiences, The Expo 2020 officially declared it is ready to fully open its door to the world. All sounds exciting, but what is really happening inside? What is it arranged to showcase with its invitation to 190 countries of the world? Why is it also named World’s Greatest Show, and what is the main goal of it.

Dubai is the 33rd city to host the World Expo, the third-largest event in the world while bringing the Arab world to host its largest event ever staged. With the main theme of ‘Connecting the minds, Creating the Future’ with sub-items of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability, the Expo 2020 is a 6 months-long event. Each week of the program has its own unique focus on how participating country is making the world a better place.

Marjan Faraidooni, CEO of Expo 2020 Dubai says the organization is thrilled to have offered UAE the chance to preview the Sustainability Pavilion, to highlight our dedication to resolve most pressing issues. He also mentions the event will act as an exclusive opening for the world to gather together in a spirit of hope and optimism with common purpose. During the demonstration, the organizer introduced health and safety practices must be followed throughout the events. From social distancing to on-site Covid testing for staffs and merchants all aligned with the medical authorities ensuring well beings of all. They also noted that results of Post Premiere Satisfaction Survey were high and guests were impressed by the cleanliness and service of the event.

The Pavilions

Pavilions representing the countries are the main highlights of the World Expo. There will be 190 pavilions to see in addition to the inventions itself to explore the sheer scale of this event. Each of the themes featured in the Expo will have its own pavilions, The Mobility pavilion brings the visitors on a journey through time. It begins with 9th Century Baghdad and leads though virtual reality and serviced by robotic servants. The Opportunity pavilion is set to inspire people to make for a better world by interactive simulation practices towards the importance of food, water and energy. Lastly, The Sustainability Pavilion shows numerous ways of sustainability concepts in order to convince the world citizens to preserve the Earth.

The UAE Pavilion is 15,000 sq. m large and designed by renowned architect Santiago Calatrava in a shape of a flying falcon- to tell the history of UAE as a nation of global hub striving to create a progressive and peaceful society with ambitious ideas in the future. The UAE’s pavilion is aimed to present its evolution in aviation industry. From displaying future of commercial flights to showing designs of aircrafts as well as aviation science and experiments offered in the pavilion. Additionally, UAE Pavilion is in charge of hosting light shows every night through the whole Expo event.

In the Expo’s Discovery section, Portugal Pavilion is operating to let visitors learn about blue economy, history, entrepreneurship, marine and water reservation and renewable energy as well as Portugal’s contributions to aerospace with interactive screens. Also, there are Portuguese eateries and a terrace decorated in Portuguese style will be accessible from the its pavilion. The visual spectacles the guest will encounter is one of a kind experience and impressive enough to drag fervor about architecture. Notwithstanding, every pavilion has been injected with a pure hard work and dedication of creativity into exterior and interior designs.


“The World Expo is a celebration of artists and academics rather than a commercial fair or a trade event” says the organizing committee. There will be 60 events each day welcoming tomorrow’s leaders of pioneer thinkers, artists and musicians, culinary experts, corporate gurus and tech savvies. There will be held performances from famous musicians and stars, comedians and cultural events and plenty of parades in all Expo sites. The visitors will witness all sorts of festivals and celebrations from around the world, including Hinduism festival of lights Diwali, The UAE National Day which marks celebration on December 2 and Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Chinese New Year hosted in Expo venue.

Moreover, The Al Wasl Plaza (the name presents “Connect”) will display 360 degree laser projection in and out of the plaza on the steel trellis. So that visitors will get updated on the current shows and ceremonies occurring during the World Expo.


Needless to mention that food plays a major part of every event, in which, undoubtedly resembles a major importance and scale especially in an event of global scale.

There are over 200 eating outlets at Expo, including the best and elected chefs from around the globe to cater over 50 cuisines, including Italian, French, Greek, American, Japanese, Indian, Emirati, and Thai food.

From eating at a food truck or grabbing a quick bite while touring to fine dining experience with a live culinary shows, there will be many ways to satisfy the taste buds with diverse options.  


Fortunately, transportation is widely well managed as in account of this event will be truly a massive occasion in a larger scale attracting many residents and non-residents.

There are in total of more than 30,000 car parking spaces around the site venue and 1,500 valet parking stops available. There are also Careem and Uber perspective points for pick up and drop off passengers and RTA Taxi area is specially placed near the entrance. Lastly, there are dedicated 580 buses routes to Expo and 27 free shuttle buses serving with 8 pick-up and drop-off places.


The Expo passes are in options of Single Day Pass, 3-Day Pass and Monthly Pass (multiple entry for 30 days) as well as seasonal pass which allows its visitor to gain access to the Expo freely during the entire affair. Ticketing exceptions include seniors aged over 65 year old and children aged below 5. Also, tickets are available for cheaper rate for teenagers of 6 to 17 years old for educating purpose.

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Lodging during the EXPO 2020 Dubai

If you are planning to visit Dubai during Expo 2020, you might be aware that over 25 million visitors are expected for the mega event. Between 1 Oct 2021 and 31 Mar 2022, expecting to welcome 25 million visitors to the multitude of offers presented by Expo 2020, 70% of them would be non-residents, which means there will be a huge demand for short-term stays. There will be more than 200 international businesses, educational institutes, and non-government organizations from 190 nations. Expo 2020 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see some of the most exciting technological innovations and projects that are happening around the world. Being held around the theme of “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” Expo 2020 will attract some of the smartest minds in the world to Dubai.

When you are visiting Dubai during Expo2020, it will be a good idea to stay in a place that is close to a metro station because you can directly access the Expo 2020 Pavilion using the metro. As the Expo 2020 is going to offer countless occasions for visitors, we suggest you plan your trip well in advance. Dubai is a bustling city already including to be one of the few places that is open for tourism during covid-19, and the inflow of Expo guests will absolutely make it more challenging to get a decent accommodation at good rates.  

Since the first World Expo in London in 1851, these international expositions have been used to promote trade, display new technological advances and progress, encourage cultural exchanges and generally showcase countries on an international stage. It is an incredibly exciting moment for Dubai, the UAE and the Middle East as a whole. This is an opportunity for Dubai to shine and show its visitors the city’s potential beyond six months of the Expo.

With so much going on and so many people are arriving, the short-term rental market has come of age at the right time. Holiday homes provide the necessary accommodation on a spectrum of budgets and in any location in Dubai. You can now rent a one or two bedroom apartment for the price of a single hotel room in Dubai. This means that you can travel with your family, make your own food, wash your clothes and have enough space for everyone. Additionally, you can also access the building pool, gym and centrally located from any activity that you wish to do.

The areas near to Expo site include Dubai Investment Park, Jebel Ali, AL Furjan, Dubai South, Dubai Motor City, Dubai Sports City, Dubai Marina and Barsha Heights (Tecom).

Let’s start the list with some of the most affordable hotels near the Expo 2020 site –

1. Hotel: Fortune Hotel

Cost: starting AED  119/ night

Location: Dubai Investments Park

2. Hotel: Rove at The Park

Cost: starting AED 178/ night

Location: Jebel Ali

3. Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson

Cost: AED 239/ night

Location: Dubai Motor City

4. Hotel: Occidental Hotel

Cost: AED 148/ night

Location: Dubai Production City

#1 AirBnB for short term rentals and housings

Although Dubai has less listings in terms of numbers compared to big cities like London and New York. The popular application is widely used portal for finding short term leases in any destination around the globe.

The AirBnb app is available on the iOS AppStore and Android PlayStore on mobile. There, people can search from numerous options on specified dates and locations. tenants can chat with the landlors once the interest is confirmed. It has reviews, descriptions and easy booking process.

From some of the budget findings on AirBnb that may be interesting to look at:

1. Dubai Investment Park near Expo 2020: A Private room with access to bathroom

Cost: AED 202/ night

Details: 3 guests · 1 bedroom · 3 beds · 1 bath

2. Dubai Investment Park: Women only Shared room

Cost: AED 36/ night

Details: 4 guests, 1 bedroom, 4 beds, 1.5 shared baths

3. Dubai Investment Park: Private room in fairly close location to Expo site

Cost: AED 217/ night

Details: 3 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bath

4. Dubai Investment Park: Home Away Holiday Home in DIP

Cost: AED 207/ night

Details: 2 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bath

5. Dubai South DWC Airport: Studio Apartment near DWC Airport

Cost: AED 153/ night

Details: 2 guests, Studio, 1 bed, 1 bath

6. Apartment in Dubai South

Cost: AED 231/ night

Details: 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1.5 baths

7. Apartment in Dubai South

Cost: AED 333/ night

Details: 4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 2 baths

8. Al Furjan: Studio Apartment

Cost: AED 259/ night

Details: 2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath

9. Jebel Ali: Studio Apartment with a Poolside view at Discovery Gardens

Cost: AED 130/ night

Details: 5 guests, Studio, 1 bed, 1 bath

10. Dubai Motor City: Entire apartment for stay

Cost: AED 661/ night

Facilities: 4 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1.5 baths

11. Barsha Heights: Deluxe studio fully furnished

Cost: AED 230/ night

Details: 2 guests, Studio, 1 bed, 1 bath

12. Dubai Marina: Entire serviced apartment

Cost: AED 259/ night

Details: 2 guests, Studio, 1 bed, 1 bath

#2 Use application OYO for short term rentals

OYO has been one of the trusted options for vacationers for quite some time now. Known for its affordable rates and tempting deals, this website is local and has some benefits. Some of the prices ranges found on OYO app including:

1. Homestay: Damac Celestia

Cost: AED 400/ night

Location: Dubai South

2. Homestay: Elite Homes

Cost: AED 500/ night

Location: Dubai Sports City

3. Homestay: Diamond Views

Cost: AED 600/ night

Location: B Block, Diamond Views 1, Jumeirah Village Circle, Dubai

4. Homestay: Pantheon Homes

Cost: AED 400/ night

Location: Road 2 district 13, Jumeirah Village Circle, Dubai

5. Homestay: 1 Bedroom Apartment

Cost: AED 852/ night

Location: Qasr Sabah 3, Production City, Dubai

6. Homestay: 1 Bedroom Apartment

Cost: AED 852/ night

Location: Tamcom, Dubai Investments Park-1 (Near Almaya Supermarket)

#3 If you are seeking monthly rentals, the prices should be from Texture Properties database

1.Entire Condominium: Dubai Deluxe Studio Next to Expo 2020

Cost: AED 3,276/ month

Details: 2 guests, Studio, 1 bed, 1.5 bath

2. Luxury apartment: Near expo site

Cost: AED 5936/ month

Details: 2 guests, studio, 1 bath

3. Entire apartment: Barsha Heights

Cost: AED 6217/ month

Details: 2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath


As we handpicked the listings from the relatively good located, average standard, and good-rated properties. We see from the list we made out of listings available for short-term rentals around in near proximity to Expo, the daily rate comes quite high for flexible dates. If you multiply daily rates to 30 times, a monthly cost goes up a minimum of 3 times higher than what one can pay for a monthly lease.

In brief, having the trip planned out well to choose whether to stay a long term (more than a month) or should stay on weekly basis would have different impacts financially. As we could witness the rental cost fluctuates quite differently based on the length, we may jump to a conclusion that long-term rental is preferable.

If you are searching for the best places to stay either for the short term or a long term, Texture consultants can help you today. Reach out us at Toll Free number : 800TEXTURE

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Impact of Expo 2020 on the Real Estate Market in Dubai

The government of the kingdom calls Expo 2020, yet keeps the same name as original for branding purpose, “the largest event ever happened in Middles East stretching for 173 days long, hosting 190 countries and attracting millions of visitors around the world. Showcasing the multiple themed shows promoting innovation technology and sustainability not only in the region but of the world.”

Yes, a long awaited expo is finally taking place in UAE this October. Back in 2013, The general assembly of The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in Paris appointed Dubai with a prestigious right to organize the top global event Expo 2020. Expo 2020 (Arabic: إكسبو 2020‎) directed by Reem Al Hashimi with a theme of “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” initially was scheduled for 20 October 2020 – 10 April 2021. However, it was postponed rather than canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic globally, having stated the new dates are 1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022 now. The organizers have decided to keep the name for marketing concerns, in spite of being postponed, have set the main site of Expo 2020 located between Dubai and Abu Dhabi in an area spanning 438-hectare master planned by an American firm HOK.

Dubai has made humongous investments in Real Estate and has announced a world’s biggest Solar Power Project set to start this year. Thus major highlights of the event’s purposefulness will be investments in real estate and economic growth as well as public affairs. Apart from bringing money, the country is keen on focusing on world’s sustainability and environmental change. Which is why the whole event has been sub-themed in three groups namely Sustainability, Opportunity and Mobility.  

Expos in the past have drastically changed the host countries, so is being forecasted to occur in Dubai this year. Billion dollars cost in effort to showcase such event, the organizers expect at least 20 million visitors both from overseas and domestic visitors to the site. Ernst & Young noted in their latest assessment that Expo is expected to create 49,700 full-time jobs this year and contribute AED 122.6 B to the Dubai’s economy.

In 2020, the property market in Dubai saw the most transactions as there was a considerable decline in the prices of sales and rents. Towards the end of 2020, the off-plan segment had a massive decline whereas secondary market shifted upwards. Many projects slowed down the new phases due to its decline, conversely many developers are hoping for nothing but a positive growth in demand with the help of Expo 2020 coming up and followed by 50th National Day in December 2021. However, as from S&P Global Ratings, it states new launches by developers led to remain minimal throughout the year while transaction volumes kept robust as the affordable rates are persisted.

Staffs are resuming to the office in Dubai quicker than in the rest of the financial hubs, stated by S&P Analysis repost published on 1st March 2021. Previously, the rental and sales of office spaces has seen a huge decline given the current situation where large companies are deferring their offices and the trend of working from home amongst most of the professionals. On the contrary, ecommerce and logistics enterprises have been enjoying the boom in the market demand, consequently, warehouses and storage setups are top sellers in the market now. And many more businesses are opening on online basis from the data of Department of Economic Development in Dubai, as its quite easy to obtain a eTrade business license as an expat. Also Expo 2020 is likely to create a large number of job openings for residents across few sectors including hospitality, architecture, service sectors and infrastructure development sectors.

Dubai’s economy is predicted to maintain 3.8% to 4.6% growth over the next 5 years, stated in London based Capital Economics organizations published papers. There is no doubt that Dubai’s property market is buoyed in a gradual upslope by the much anticipated Expo 2020. A lot of investors are willing to have their base in UAE, as the rules and infrastructure are promising fascinations as any other major cities in the world. Atif Rahman, Director of Danube Properties mentions, “It is the right time to invest in this market because its return yield is glamorously 10-12% this year where investors are able to clock anywhere else in the world averaging between 5 to 6%. Rather than conventional buying and selling, this is about the time for investment for everyone”.

Favorable payment plans and amplified flexibility in loan repayment as well as visa terms for investors are some of the main factors impacted on the rise of Dubai’s real estate market. The policy reforms of past few years and a long awaited Expo are finally dragging investors back to the kingdom. By the data shown on Gulf News, solely for this year, there are total of 19 thousand foreign investors in Dubai with a sum of over AED 35 Billion worth of investments that have been disclosed. The list of foreign investors is being led by Indian investors with Chinese followed being second top investors and the list continues with British, French and Pakistani financiers.

The World Expo 2020 is expected to have a positive and a far-reaching impact on Dubai’s real-estate market. 25 million guests are anticipated to take part in Dubai for the world’s renowned event and 70% of them will be outsiders. This number will surge not only the tourism industry but also larger demand for rental apartments. Apart from many changes in the rules and regulations implementing in the nation, stabilizing the relations with Israel, and normalizing the ties of four Arab countries with Qatar, should directly boost travel and property investments to Dubai.

Final Thoughts

Investments in Dubai real estate industry is vastly projected before, during and after the expo, that will stay to witness the development of high-end residential projects. To conclude, Dubai is all set to experience the growth and welcome the Expo 2020 to watch the devices that extracts water from air, concrete that generates solar power, and the most sensitive radio telescope ever made during the event. The visitors will get to see the ideas of most inspiring architectures and witness the structures that produce electricity, spaces that change shape, buildings that send messages to space while enjoy the world’s greatest entertainment.

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Most Affordable Villa Communities in Dubai

Moving into a villa could have many motivations like one seeking extra luxury, or more room for the expanding family, or simply just more flexibility of decoration on their own. Whatever the reason is, the main challenge of this upgrading endeavor is perhaps how costly it could be to buy it and maintaining monthly bills.  Set aside the monthly bills, at least to have a bit of research on the options that are rather affordable for quite a lot of reasons today, we found the most appealing communities to look at. This article will guide you through the cheapest villa communities in Dubai that some of them didn’t realize was this cheap.

#1 Jumeirah Village Circle

Jumeirah Village Circle offers very competitive prices on its quality-made villas featuring modern-style amenities. Convenient locality for a perfectly balanced lifestyle between tranquil suburban neighborhood and city services for anything needed. This community is no wonder to be ranked one of the top places to buy/rent villas in Dubai offering a higher yield of return that attracts not only families also young expats.


It is situated right off the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road with Springs on the left side and Barsha on the right. Its proximity to Dubai Marina and Barsha Heights explains why it’s in a strategic location- and why investors are interested in this community due to being the benchmark for most groups.

Sales prices on average:

1 bedroom townhouse is sold for AED 950k, also 1 bedroom villa is cost AED 1M.

2 bedroom and 3 bedroom villas cost around AED 1.5M and AED 1.9M respectively.

Most popular properties are namely The Manhattan, Diamond Views, Seasons Community and Seasons Community featuring different clusters and different amenities. There are also hotels like FIVE Jumeirah Village Hotel and Milano Hotels offering sales options for investors.

#2 The Springs

The Springs is a villa community offers a safe and serene living environment most ideally for young couples and families within its self-contained, gated neighborhood. The dazzling community provides contented daily lives among uniquely modern sandy hued villas which are semi-detached while conveniently located between all the amenities. Springs residents can enjoy fully owned properties with luxurious amenities by the scenic lake in the heart of Dubai.


The Springs gated community is in the ideal location which is close to Internet City and Dubai Marina, and right off the Sheikh Zayed road makes it perfect for young couples and families.

Sale prices on average:

For investors, obtaining a 2 bedroom villa costs as low as AED 1.2M- which is one of the most affordable selections in Dubai. 3-bedroom villa would range somewhere between AED 1.8M. Also, one could shell out 1.9M for larger 4-bedroom villas.

#3 Mira Oasis

The versatile neighborhood amidst lush greenery surrounding desert scape offers cheap villas upon its completion phase of most of the batches of villas and townhouses. The community provides a number of shared facilities for its residents featuring an amphitheater, a skate park, a volleyball court and outdoor gym. A variety of events are held in this lively community where hundreds of residents gather together for games and live performances occasionally.


Mira Oasis is located in the middle of 3 communities Academic City, Al Barsha, and Dubai Investments Park.

Sale prices on villas:

The starting price for 3-bedroom villas for sale in Mira Oasis is AED 1.3M and it can go up to AED 2.1M. As for 4-bedroom villas for sale in Mira Oasis, the asking prices range between AED 1.75M to AED 2.4M.

#4 Serena

Serena by Dubai Properties is a newly developed community meant for affordable villas and apartments available for sales/renting. The community is quite well planned reflecting a preeminent Mediterranean style whilst offering relaxing natural vistas and fully equipped amenities.


Serena is located in Dubailand in relatively close proximity to most of the Dubai’s landmarks and laid off the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road.

Sales Prices on Average:

Sales prices vary from one villa to the other depending on the number of rooms and built in space of the property.

2-bedroom villa for sale for AED 980k to AED 1.3M. Moreover, one can own a 3-bedroom villa at a buying price of AED 1.6M.

#5 Dubai Silicon Oasis

 Dubai Silicon Oasis has developed with the aim of becoming a hub of global technology companies dedicated to innovations and research. The area has grown to a buzzing vast community of residentials and commercial activities with the help of its affordability and its self-sufficient sorts. The technology park centered community had a broad network of roads and a range of villas selections that are quite fulfilling to budget conscious buyers.


It is located on the intersection point of Al Ain Road and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road.

Sales prices of villas:

Cedre Villas is the only cluster putting freehold forward as Dubai Silicon Oasis residentials are generally sold on 99-year lease. To buy a full ownership of a 3 bedroom villa in the Cedre Villas would cost AEE 2.1M and 4 bedroom goes up to AED 2.6M.

#6 Town Square

Town Square by Nshama Group is an expansive family-friendly community that is close to the Expo site. The community is very popular because of its affordability for the quality being offered along with the superior amenities. Town Square has been one of the most awaited projects and continuously evolving to date. In a nutshell, the development features considerably lower buying rates and a clean environment while offers everything within a reach.


it is located along Al Qudra Road (D63) on the outskirts of Dubai.

Sale prices of villas:

For investors interested in buying a villa, they can opt for choosing from a wide selection of 3 or 4-bed houses in multiple sub-communities. For example, both 3-bed townhouse and 3 bedroom villa in most of the clusters in Town Square will range from AED 1M to AED 1.7M, whereas a 4-bed villa will be sold somewhere between prices of AED 1.4M to AED 2.0M. Newly developed Noor Townhouses ranked as the most transacted sub-community offering mix of villas and townhouses in Town Square.

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Al Barsha

Al Barsha is a major residential and commercial hub that is self-sustained with a wide range of shopping malls, hotels, and restaurants. Since the opening of the Mall of Emirates, the community has been transformed into an adorned neighborhood while building reputed schools and hospitals and attracted more crowd to the area. Al Barsha is comprised of 5 smaller communities namely Al Barsha South, Al Barsha I, Al Barsha II, Al Barsha III, and Barsha Heights. Al Barsha is bounded to the south by Dubai Sports City, to the north by Al Sufouh, the east by Al Quoz, and west by Emirates Hills and other developments. The area is home to luxury villas with highly convenient locations makes it a good choice for families.

Al Barsha gradually introduced a sophisticated atmosphere especially through its newly developed Barsha Heights. The area has become popular amongst young expats from different cultures and different backgrounds. The majority of the shops, restaurants, and apartment buildings are located in Al Barsha 1, whereas villas are dotted throughout the Barsha II and Barsha III and the rest of the communities. Due to the prime location between Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road and Al Barsha is very accessible for daily commutes for professionals.

Al Barsha has no shortage of amenities for amusement options, it’s home to Barsha Pond Park, Butterfly Garden and Miracle Garden. Al Barsha Pond park is a popular place for families and sports activities rounding a man-made lake surrounded by lush greens.


Al Barsha I is mainly comprised of apartments and considered to be the busiest amidst others, generally because of its proximity to the metro station. On the contrary, Al Barsha II, III and Barsha South are offering villas and tend to be much quieter maintaining suburban feels for family lifestyle. Barsha Heights, previously known as Tecom, has high rise towers for both commercials and residentials mostly suitable for single professionals and business travelers.

One can find furnished apartments for renting short term and long term basis In Al Barsha. Many landlords offer flexible schedules for rentals and costs based on which project and built-up space its offering. Most of the high rise buildings have premium facilities like fully equipped gym, common areas and swimming pool.

Studios for rent in Al Barsha on average around AED 34k per year, with a covered space spanning 400 sq ft. Al Barsha I offers chiller free units with slightly higher rental price. 1 bedroom spanning across 850 sq ft ideal for small families or couples would cost AED 45k annually. Rents for spacious units like 2 bedroom apartments starting from AED 42k, whilst 3 bed flats cost somewhere around AED 90k per annum. For those interested in independent accommodations, can opt for renting 3 bedroom villas for minimum of AED 130k for a built in space of about 2000 sq ft area. As for more luxurious options, spacious 5 and 6 bedroom villas are rented for AED 205k and AED 250k per year.

Although Al Barsha is wholly not freehold with exceptions of Barsha South and AL Murad Tower in Barsha I. Therefore, variety of options is much less and mostly secondary market is available for investors. One can expect to pay AED 280k for a studio apartment and AED 800k for 1 bedroom flats in Al Barsha. A regular cost for 3 bed villas is AED 2.7M offered in Al Barsha I and II. Buyers have to shell out at least AED 8M for 4 bedroom, and AED 9.5M for 5 bedroom villas in the area.

Al Barsha is the top most popular for rentals in Manazel Al Barsha, Zee Zee Tower and Al Bader Building and home to the freehold residential Al Murad Tower- where studios cost AED 570k to buy. Plus Villa Lantana by Tecom Investments offer freehold villas with stunning configurations.


Kempinski Hotel is one of the largest and most luxurious hotels in Dubai providing direct access to Mall of the Emirates. The hotel is 5 star service venue offering world class fine dining options like Spanish Fare at Salero Tapas & Bodega, Aspen by Kempinski and Arabian cuisine at Olea. Ibis Al Barsha and Novotel Al Barsha are 3 and 4 star hotels offering numerous nightlife options like sports bars and music bars for locals and travelers.


There is paid parking available everywhere in the area and its convenient for commuters using public transports.


There are many schooling options for kids and smaller ones ranging from budget friendly ones to higher class learning centers applying British Curriculum, American curriculum as well as other exclusive programs. For example Kings School in Al Barsha 3 is favoured by English expats and GEMS Dubai is one of the reputed schools in Dubai is in Barsha II. Modul University Dubai is Austrian University offers fresh new flexible programs for young adults to obtain higher educations. For medicals, there is an abundance of clinics and hospital within the vicinity such as Saudi German Hospital, Aster Clinic and IMC Medical Clinics nearby.

Leisure Activities

People can go racing in the Dubai Autodrome’s professional tracks and go-karting as well in nearby Al Barsha South. Moreover, Dubai Miracle Garden is one of the great attractions housing real-life imagery of flowers, where can shoot thousands of beautiful photos. There is also an indoor trampoline park in Al Quoz and many more leisure centers are available such as art galleries and theaters in Al Barsha.


Al Barsha is a vital part of new Dubai, relatively affordable compared to other matured areas around it, that offers great local attractions, highlighted by the Mall of the Emirates. It is well linked by road and metro, also quite easy to get in and out of, while many parts are still in the development process. The area has so much more to offer in the coming years. The only drawback that could be addressed is perhaps traffic jams and congested entry points in and out of the Sheikh Zayed road at peak hours.

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Damac Hills

DAMAC Hills by DAMAC Properties is located in the center of Dubailand conceptualizing an exclusive community made of mixed-use properties away from the city crowd. The community consists of Akoya Drive, Akoya Park, and The Trump International Golf Club. DAMAC Hills is a place for freehold high-end residentials also, one of the popular areas known for affordable villas as well. Akoya Drive is inspired by Beverly Hills and French Champs Elysees featuring high-end restaurants and entertainments available for families.  And, Akoya Park is a huge park offering villas beside waterways and walking passages in a tranquil environment.

This is a family-engaged neighborhood across unique private lodging ventures for the individuals who want to live like celebrities. Akoya Drive is setting steps higher by building a cinema, an ice rink and multiple hotel apartments for sale in the recreational corner. The main drawback of living in this sub-network is that there aren’t any metro. Be that as it may, the bus stations found close by can take occupants any place they may need to go.

The Trump International Golf Club is the highlight of the area, features signature Clubhouse with lavish restaurants, and a health club with a state of the art swimming pool. It also offers few luxury villas overlooking the 18-hole golf course being built in a higher standard.  The project was developed for hosting all sorts of event with its amphitheater and few amenities. The place is home to Paramount Hotel & Resort, Fendi and the Trump Organization.

DAMAC Hills is a peaceful area of residentials neighboring fast evolving Motor City and Remraam communities. One can find few options of affordable rentals while many different property types are presented for rent and sale. Buyers are highly interested in the area because of its few enclaves offering astounding freehold properties with good promotions.  


Those interested in renting can opt for independent villas and townhouses found in 26 sub-communities stretched over the area. To rent a 3 bedroom townhouse costs around AED 100k, similarly, 5 bedroom townhouse is AED 175 per year. Apartments rental vary somewhere between AED 20k to AED 40k for a studio and AED 51k and AED 82k for a one bedroom units whereas spacious 3 bed units range from AED 88k to AED 135k. Further, rents for 3 bedroom villas in DAMAC Hills go from AED 100k up to AED 140k annually. And AED 152k for 4 bhk and AED 178k for 5 Bhk respectively per annum on average.

Investors should be ready to pay AED 330k minimum for the smallest studio in the luxury residential apartments. The sale price of 1 bedroom flat costs upwards of AED 395k and 2 bed unit is AED 690k. Units overlooking stunning Akoya Park demands higher price. Properties in DAMAC Hilss incorporate extravagance estates available to be purchased. A common 4-bed house available to be purchased in DAMAC Villas has around 4,200 sq. ft. of floor space and 4-restrooms. One can hope to address a normal cost of AED 4.4M for these estates. The normal price tag for a house with 5-rooms in DAMAC Villas is around AED 6.3M. These manors typically accompany 7-restrooms and around 5,400 sq. ft. of floor space.

DAMAC Hills occupy few communities offering a wide selection of properties to buy or rent from. Most popular being Topanga and Pelham amongst others and followed by The Field and Richmond. The top most popular sub-community Topanga features 3-bedroom houses with an area ranging between 1,600 sq. ft. to 3,630 sq. ft. available at the price range of AED 1.3M to AED 3.1M for villas while the starting price of AED 1.4M which can go up to AED 3.1M. for 3 bedroom townhouses for sale. The second top is Pelham which is a good collection of 3 to 5 bedroom luxury houses with the starting price of AED 1.6M. For those seeking rentals, 3 bedroom townhouses are to be leased for AED 100k to AED 110k annually.


Radisson Dubai DAMAC Hills features 5-star suites with stunning views of the golf course. The project is developed in partnership with The Radisson Hotel Group featuring a 481-key luxury hotel with amenities as promised by the signature brand. Apart from that, there are serviced apartments available for both long term and short term stays in Golf Terrace, Artesia, Carson and Golf Veduta.


Parking is not an issue for residents. Residential buildings offer one space per apartment while villas and townhouses feature private covered parking spaces for a minimum of two vehicles. Those looking to move to DAMAC Hills (Akoya by DAMAC) would find it easier to have their own vehicle as there isn’t a public transportation system in place. Finding taxis is also quite difficult, residents and visitors will have to rely on apps such as Uber and Careem or they can book a taxi through the RTA app.


All residentials are surrounded by lush green pathways while the community is still under development, residents will have to travel to neighbor community Mudon for groceries needs. DAMAC Hills has Jebel Ali School operating with British Curriculum currently offering schooling till Year 9. There is CreaKids Nursery for small ones following Norwegian Curriculum of high quality early education. Mediclinic Parkview Hospital is 16 minutes away which is considered the nearest to the neighborhood. Once Akoya Drive is completed, it will launch a premier retail destination.

Leisure Activities

Akoya Park is fond of activities trails including a fun life sized chessboard, jogging tracks, tennis and badminton courts and shared barbeque area inside the garden. The area has four international standard courts for tennis enthusiasts. There are several spas and relaxation centers available within the premises, though, the nearest gym is Fitness First in Mudon community which is 6 minute drive from the vicinity. DAMAC Hills hosted “Fun and Food” at the Trump International Golf Club Amphitheater through 3 days of event.


DAMAC Hills (Akoya by DAMAC) is a quiet and peaceful area that is far from places therefore it is rather suitable for people with own vehicles.