Tag Archives: Union Properties

Riders On The Storm

Riders On The Storm                                                                                        16 July 2020 According to reports this week, JLL estimate that 12k units were handed over in Q1, a long way short of the 83k that was forecast at the beginning of the year … Continue reading

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Don’t Give Up On Us Now

A report by Phidar Advisory has indicated that Dubai residential sales headed south in Q4, with apartments falling 3.6% and villa sales by 1.7%;  although apartment rentals showed a marginal 0.4% increase, villas fell by 3.1%. Office lease rates remained … Continue reading

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Down, Down (Deeper and Down)

Following his May US$ 2.2 billion endorsement for Dubai Holding’s Jumeirah Group’s expansion plans, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid has approved the addition of a further 350 rooms for the 15-year old Jumeirah Beach Hotel. The complex, due to open … Continue reading

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Start Me Up

This week saw the inevitable raft of new projects being announced that always coincides with Cityscape. Probably the most surprising property news of the week was Nakheel’s plan to restart work on the much delayed Palm Deira (now to be … Continue reading

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A Dedicated Follower of Fashion

Dubai’s hospitality sector continues to confound its critics with all pointers showing sustained growth patterns – in June, occupancy rates by 3.6% to 79.2%, Average Room Rates (ARR) by 6.2% to US$ 207.29 and Revenue per Available Room (RevPAR) by … Continue reading

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All Shook Up

Emaar’s latest foray into the property market comes days after the release of 188 townhouses in their Mira development which brought chaos and pandemonium to Dubai’s streets, with thousands of unhappy prospective buyers on the rampage to purchase a villa. … Continue reading

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Help!

Last year, the UAE economy grew by 6.5% with GDP rising to US$ 375 billion, mainly because of higher oil prices and increasing investment from within the region moving to a comparatively safe zone. Saudi’s GDP accounted for 43.1% of … Continue reading

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Islands in the Sun

Some believe that there are only about 920k Emirati citizens in a UAE population of an estimated 8.3 million. Of more surprise is the local unemployment rate of 14% and this is why HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum … Continue reading

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The End of the Line

Just how diverse the UAE economy has become can be gleaned from the fact that the country is now the leading global hub in the tea re-export market with a massive 60% share, valued last year at US$ 48 million. … Continue reading

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