Dubai Villa Market Report - Q1 2023

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Dubai's villa and townhouse market is experiencing interesting shifts. After a remarkable 227% growth in transactions from Q1 2020 to Q1 2022, the past year has seen a modest 6.43% decline. The primary reason is the rise in property values, leading to affordability challenges.

Despite high interest, areas generating many leads witness lower transaction volumes, as potential buyers find sought-after communities now exceed their budgets. The limited availability of vacant-on-transfer (VOT) properties also influences this trend.

Interestingly, established villa communities like Emirates Living and Arabian Ranches outperform newer ones. Their advantages include solid infrastructure, larger villa sizes, and more value for money. However, newer communities such as Tilal Al Ghaf and Dubai Hills Estate also attract significant interest due to their modern amenities and lifestyle offerings.

Overall Dubai's villa market, while stabilizing, shows a renewed interest in mature communities and evolving buyer preferences. As new villa supply remains low, this trend is expected to continue, providing opportunities for investors, end users, and developers.

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