Invest in Dubai Property Guide: 8 Top Questions and 20+ Facts Covered

Investing in property in Dubai is a wise decision because it presents lucrative opportunities. Embarking on your real estate investment journey in Dubai is a seamless process, thanks to the city's transparent sales systems and THEBROKS guiding you through each step, ensuring a hassle-free experience. We bring the Dubai property market right to your fingertips, making the process as convenient as possible. But what is the process? This article will explain it to you.

1) Why Buy a Property in Dubai?: Unlocking a World of Opportunity

Investing in Dubai property can lead to significant profits, making it a very appealing option. In 2022, the city's real estate market witnessed a staggering $81.7 billion in transactions, underscoring its position as a global powerhouse. Property investment in Dubai offers an attractive prospect for individuals looking for sustained appreciation and an upscale lifestyle.
  • Dubai is one of the top 10 cities in the world to invest in real estate (Urban Land Institute)
  • It is a truly multinational city where over 200 nationalities live and invest (Dubai Statistics Center)
  • The city offers over 500 off-plan projects with ultra-modern, opulent living options (Dubai Land Department)
  • 59.6‭% of sales transactions were in the secondary/ready market (Dubai Land Department)
  • Property prices in Dubai increased by 59% between 2012-2022 (CBRE Research)
  • Annual rental yields in Dubai range from 5-9%, higher than global averages (Savills Research)

2) Requirements for Buying a Property in Dubai: Streamlining Your Investment Aspirations

In order to invest in Dubai property, you need to make a minimum investment of $272,000.
  • The minimum investment required is $272,000 to obtain a residency visa (Government of Dubai)
  • No restrictions on foreign ownership for freehold properties (Dubai Land Department)
  • Over 60 areas were designated for freehold ownership by expats (Dubai Land Department)

3) How Much Taxes Do I Have to Pay When Buying a Property: Dubai's Tax-Friendly Environment

The city offers a highly profitable tax environment globally. On average, property tax amounts to approximately 10%. More than 95% of investors are content with Dubai's tax system, providing assurance for those considering property investments in Dubai in 2024.
  • 0% personal income tax for residents (Government of Dubai)
  • 4% transfer fee paid by buyer and seller when purchasing property (Dubai Land Department)
  • 5% VAT on goods and services (Federal Tax Authority of UAE)
  • 95% of investors satisfied with Dubai's tax regime (Investor Insights Study 2022)

4) Can Foreigners Buy Real Estate in Dubai: Welcoming Embrace for Global Investors

The real estate market in Dubai welcomes foreign investors, which makes it an appealing choice for those looking to expand their investment portfolio or acquire an opulent second home. Moreover, the latest addition — a Blue Visa — to the Dubai citizen laws provides the opportunity to obtain a long-term poll of rights by purchasing a profitable property, making it even more valuable.
  • 65% of Dubai property transactions in 2022 were by non-UAE nationals (Dubai Land Department)
  • Long-term residency is possible through investment in property over $545,000 (Government of Dubai)
  • Over 25,000 foreign investors obtained UAE Golden Visa in 2022 (UAE Government)

5) How to Find a Property in Dubai: Your Gateway to Dubai's Prime Real Estate

You can navigate through over 500000 off-plan property offers and a plethora of secondary listings on the Dubai real estate market. However, identifying a precious unit with a prime location, top-notch amenities, proximity to prime spots, reputable developers, or highly sought-after floor plans is a task best left to professionals.
  • Over 700,000 off-plan and secondary listings are available (Dubai Land Department)
  • Average time to sell a property: 42 days (CBRE Research)
  • 78% of transactions are facilitated by real estate brokers (Dubai Land Department)

6) Where to Buy Real Estate in Dubai: Unparalleled Neighbourhoods

The prime locations we already observed in the article: Top areas to buy property in Dubai, are Dubai Marina, Downtown Dubai, and Palm Jumeirah. The average property prices of $188, $313, and $365 per square foot in that order, as per the annual report from the Dubai Land Department. Of course, we offer investment opportunities in properties located in the most promising districts with high ROI potential. However, the choice of area depends largely on your investment goals, whether it is for flipping, long-term, or short-term rental purposes. This factor will significantly influence the area selection by at least 80%.
  • Top areas: Dubai Marina ($188/sq ft), Downtown Dubai ($313/sq ft), Palm Jumeirah ($365/sq ft) (Dubai Land Department Annual Report 2022)
  • Over 200 prime residential communities in Dubai (Dubai Land Department)

7) How to Avoid Problems When Buying a Property in Dubai: Our Commitment to Seamless Transactions

For a smooth property buying process, it's essential to have a guide to avoid legal and personal complications. THEBROKS is committed to providing comprehensive support to ensure your investment is safeguarded every step of the way. Over 98% of issues are resolved within 30 days, giving you peace of mind when investing in property in Dubai.

8) Is Now the Right Time to Buy a Property in Dubai?

The real estate market in Dubai 2024 is experiencing remarkable growth: in January 2024, property prices reached all-time highs, at $349 per sq ft, reflecting a steady upward trend, making now an opportune time to invest.
  • Dubai property prices reached an all-time high in January 2024 at $349/sq ft (Dubai Land Department)
  • The population of Dubai is projected to grow 25% by 2030 (Dubai Statistics Center)
  • Only 20% of total properties in Dubai are available as freehold (Dubai Land Department)

Insights from the THEBROKS Experts: A Trusted Perspective

"Dubai's real estate market is precious in 2024, offering unparalleled opportunities for investors from around the world,"
says Julia, THEBROKS' Dubai, and UAE Broker.
"Investing in property in Dubai allows you to embrace the city's vibrant lifestyle while reaping substantial returns. At THEBROKS, we take pride in our deep understanding of the local market, enabling us to guide our clients towards informed and rewarding investment decisions."
From identifying prime opportunities to navigating the legal and financial complexities, our comprehensive services ensure a seamless and rewarding experience when investing in property in Dubai. Embrace the opportunity to diversify your portfolio and join the ranks of savvy investors who have discovered the allure of Dubai's dynamic property landscape.