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1st Edition

The Essential Guide to the Dubai Real Estate Market

  • Available for pre-order on February 28, 2023. Item will ship after March 21, 2023
ISBN 9781032033563
March 21, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
314 Pages 35 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


Part A: Contextualising the Dubai real estate market

Chapter 1: How did Dubai become a leading global real estate market?

Chapter 2: Property market activity

Part B: Analysing the Dubai property markets

Chapter 3: Residential

Chapter 4: Building a global residential portfolio with Dubai real estate

Chapter 5: Commercial

Part C: Professional practices

Chapter 6: Sale, purchase and leasing practices in Dubai

Chapter 7: Managing a global commercial real estate portfolio in Dubai

Chapter 8: Property data

Chapter 9: Property valuation, methods and techniques

Chapter 10: Real estate development processes in Dubai

Part D: Future directions

Chapter 11: Sustainability

Chapter 12: The future of Dubai as a Smart City

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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.