This is the first book to fully present, analyse and interpret the Dubai real estate market. Dubai is fast becoming one of the world's most attractive places to invest in real estate and this book examines the market from three interlinked sectors that drive its performance: occupiers, investors and developers. It examines the market's historical growth and lays the foundations to examine future trends. The book provides a synopsis of Dubai's market practices, economic trends and social change that impacts the value of real estate. Chapters also debate issues such as property investment, house price performance, local valuation practices, spatial planning, the economics of the city, market practices and regulation, property-led economic growth and future trends such as sustainability and digitalization. This book offers a comprehensive, in-depth and up-to-date account of the Dubai property market and presents a full assessment of the investment potential of Dubai real estate. It is a must read for students, academics and real estate professionals interested in this fascinating real estate market that has implications for both Dubai and wider GCC markets as well as the international investment market and senior professionals who come to work in the region.
About the Author
Michael Waters is Associate Professor in Real Estate at Heriot-Watt University in Dubai. He has been working in real estate academia for over 20 years and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He is a prominent expert in real estate in Dubai and makes regular contributions to media publications.