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Dubai's priciest deals in 2020 for new homes were a relative bargain

Dubai: It was a bit of a “bargain” time in Dubai’s super-luxury property space, with 2020’s costliest deal coming in at Dh75 million for a home in Dubai Hills. In fact, the top 10 deals last year were bunched tightly between that Dh75 million sale and a Dh48 million one, which was the value for a home in Marsa Al Arab in Umm Suqeim.

Compare this with the Dh120 million sale in Dubai Hills in 2019, which was priciest deal on a residential property in Dubai during that year. In second and third places were Dh98 million price tags, according to listings from Luxhabitat Sotheby’s International Realty. At Dh79 million, even the 10th place came in higher than the top deal in 2020.

So, are wealthy investors turning cautious when it came to picking up property assets in Dubai? That’s not how Alex Stern, Senior Consultant at Luxhabitat Sotheby's International Realty, sees 2020 trends.

“Deals are being closed within the 5-10 per cent margin of the asking price - which has always been the case,” he said. “The ultra-luxury sector has historically been the most stable, even when all the other categories have seen corrections.

“High net-worth Western investors are being encouraged to come to the UAE due to the global economic uncertainty and pandemic fluctuations. At the moment, the majority of ultra-luxury buyers are from outside of the UAE.”

Heightened interest

Others in the local property market echo these sentiments, saying that demand for luxury homes in Dubai is “running at steady”.

“Maybe the deals are taking longer to complete, that’s probably the only change that the COVID-19 situation has created,” said an estate agent. “Because plot sales at locations such as Dubai Hills and MBR (Mohammed Bin Rashid) City are still in demand, and these will eventually turn into super-premium mansions.”

 

Source: Gulf News

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