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Downtown Dubai is the quintessential Dubai property investment location

It is home to the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and for many years, the emirate’s biggest property returns, so it is easy to forget that Downtown is actually one of the smallest submarkets in the whole of Dubai.

The finite, space-limited nature of Downtown is partly responsible for the cooling of price rises recently – demand for properties here was so high, asking prices outpaced the rest of the emirate for many years.

Now values remain high and many new investors have turned their attention to slightly less sought-after locations, such as the nearby Business Bay.

That said, the prestige of Downtown alone always ensures there is a strong investment demand for properties here.

Available
Properties

  • Abu Dhabi
  • Ajmal Makan City
  • Al Barari
  • Al Habtoor City
  • Al Jaddaf Waterfront
  • Al Marjan Island
  • Al Sufouh
  • Arabian Ranches
  • Arjan
  • Business Bay
  • City of Arabia
  • Damac Hills
  • DAMAC Lagoons
  • Downtown Dubai
  • Dubai
  • Dubai Creek Harbour
  • Dubai Creekside
  • Dubai Harbour
  • Dubai Healthcare City
  • Dubai Hills
  • Dubai Hills Estate
  • Dubai Islands
  • Dubai Marina
  • Dubai Maritime City
  • Dubai Science Park
  • Dubai South
  • Dubai Sports City
  • Dubai Studio City
  • Dubailand
  • Emaar Beachfront
  • Featured
  • IMPZ
  • Jebel Ali
  • Jumeirah Beach Residence
  • Jumeirah Golf Estates
  • Jumeirah Lake Towers
  • Jumeirah Village Circle
  • Jumeirah Village Triangle
  • La Mer
  • Liwan
  • Madinat Jumeirah Living
  • Majan
  • Marjan Island
  • MBR City
  • Meydan
  • Meydan Horizon
  • Mohammed Bin Rashid City
  • Motor City
  • Mudon
  • Nad Al Sheba
  • Oman
  • Palm Jumeirah
  • Ras Al Khaimah
  • Rashid Yachts and Marina
  • Serena
  • Sharjah
  • Sheikh Zayed Road
  • Sobha Hartland
  • South Bay
  • The Valley
  • Town Square
  • Uptown Dubai
  • Wadi Al Safa 2
  • Yas Island
  • Zabeel
Art Bay
featured

Ellington Properties
Al Jaddaf Waterfront
Starting price - from AED 1,700,000 | GBP 366,063
Meydan Horizon
featured

Prestige One
Meydan
Starting price - from AED 1,200,000 | GBP 257,640
The Acres
featured

Meraas
Dubailand
Starting price - from AED 5,900,000 | GBP 1,280,890
Mangrove

Emaar Properties
Dubai Creek Harbour
Starting price - from AED 1.6M | GBP 347,300
The Orchard Place 2

Peak Summit Developments
Jumeirah Village Circle
Starting price - from AED 687,000 | GBP 149,484
Mirage at The Oasis

Emaar Properties
Dubailand
Starting price - from AED 15,800,000 | GBP 3,445,887
Albero

ORO24
Liwan
Starting price - from AED 790,000 | GBP 172,290
Ocean Star

Emaar Properties
Rashid Yachts and Marina
Starting price - from AED 1,700,000 | GBP 368,989
Q Garden Lofts

Ays Developments
Jumeirah Village Circle
Starting price - from AED 510,000 | GBP 110,947
Sonate

Condor Developers
Jumeirah Village Triangle
Starting price - from AED 706,500 | GBP 153,653
Sobha Orbis

Sobha Realty
Motor City
Starting price - from AED 981,154 | GBP 214,067
Six Senses

Select Group
Dubai Marina
Starting price - from AED 5,800,000 | GBP 1,268,800
Binghatti Hills

Binghatti
Dubai Science Park
Starting from - AED 777,777 | GBP 171,586
Diamondz

Danube Properties
Jumeirah Lake Towers
Starting price - from AED 1,100,000 | GBP 240,700
Cala Del Mar

Ellington Properties
Marjan Island
Starting price - from AED 2,295,000 | GBP 502,302
The Spark

ESNAAD
Mohammed Bin Rashid City
Starting from - AED 1,085,000 | GBP 239,900
Binghatti Apex

Binghatti
Jumeirah Village Circle
Starting from - AED 649,999 | GBP 142,396
Fia

Nshama
Town Square
Starting price - from AED 780,888 | GBP 172,660
Valo

Emaar Properties
Dubai Creek Harbour
Starting price - from AED 1,790,000 | GBP 391,621
Seaside

Prestige One
Dubai Hills
Starting price - from AED 1,917,000 | GBP 412,402
Riwa

Meraas
Madinat Jumeirah Living
Starting price - from AED 2,350,000 | GBP 513,624
Lillia

Emaar Properties
The Valley
Starting price - from AED 2,000,000 | GBP 431,400
Empire Estates

Empire Developments
Arjan
Starting from - AED 790,000 | GBP 170,300
Vida Residences

Emaar Properties
Dubai Hills Estate
Starting price - from AED 1,400,000 | GBP 299,145
The Sapphire

DAMAC Properties
Sheikh Zayed Road
Starting price - from AED 2,710,000 | GBP 587,652
Binghatti Phantom

Binghatti
Jumeirah Village Circle
Starting from - AED 999,999 | GBP 216,942
Golf Gate 2

DAMAC Properties
DAMAC Hills
Starting price - from AED 1,279,000 | GBP 277,527
DAMAC Casa

DAMAC Properties
Al Sufouh
Starting price - from AED 2.5M | GBP 558,727
DAMAC Lagoons

DAMAC Properties
Damac Lagoons
Starting price - from AED 2,850,000 | GBP 624,589
Sobha One

Sobha Realty
Sobha Hartland
Starting price - from AED 1.64M | GBP 364,557
Elitz 3

Danube Properties
Jumeirah Village Circle
Starting price - from AED 742,000 | GBP 160,000
Palm Beach Towers

Nakheel Properties
Palm Jumeirah
Starting price - from AED 4,200,000 | GBP 905,374
Golf Vista Heights

London Gate
Dubai Sports City
Starting price - from AED 465,000 | GBP 100,000
Expo City Dubai

Expo City Dubai
Dubai South
Starting price - from AED 1,999,000 | GBP 428,791
Barari Views 2

Samana Developers
Majan
Starting price - from AED 674,000 | GBP 144,104
Ayala

Nshama
Town Square
Starting price - from AED 800,888 | GBP 171,553
Orra The Embankment

Prestige One
Jumeirah Lake Towers
Starting price - from AED 1,500,000 | GBP 321,304
LIV Waterside

LIV Development
Dubai Marina
Starting price - from AED 2,300,000 | GBP 491,443
Vista

Prestige One
Dubai Sports City
Starting price - from AED 630,000 | GBP 134,525
Pearl House III

Imtiaz Developments
Jumeirah Village Circle
Starting price - from AED 630,000 | GBP 134,938
Bayz 101

Danube Properties
Business Bay
Starting price - from AED 979,000 | GBP 210,605
Aeon

Emaar Properties
Dubai Creek Harbour
Starting price - from AED 1,710,000 | GBP 368,172
Club Drive

Emaar Properties
Dubai Hills Estate
Starting price - from AED 1,570,888 | GBP 336,886
Westwood Grande

Imtiaz Developments
Jumeirah Village Circle
Starting price - from AED 606,000 | GBP 130,471
Avonlea

Emaar Properties
Rashid Yachts and Marina
Starting price - from AED 1,600,000 | GBP 342,880
Skyhills Residences

Octa Properties
Dubai Science Park
Starting price - from AED 617,777 | GBP 131,755
Maya 5

AveNew
Jumeirah Village Triangle
Starting price - get in touch for further details
Ra1n

Object 1
Jumeirah Village Circle
Starting price - AED 930,000 | GBP 200,601
Mercer House

Ellington Properties
Uptown Dubai
Starting price - from AED 900,000 | GBP 193,770
Lagoon Views

DAMAC Properties
Damac Lagoons
Starting price - from AED 979,000 | GBP 209,836
Red Square

Tiger Properties
Jumeirah Village Triangle
Starting price - AED 495,000 | GBP 105,887
Nobles Tower

Tiger Properties
Business Bay
Starting price - AED 1,900,000 | GBP 406,647
Lilium Tower

Tiger Properties
Jumeirah Village Triangle
Starting price - get in touch
Moonstone

DURAR Group
Al Majan Island
Starting price - from AED 1,888,888 | GBP 280,497
Bayline

Emaar Properties
Rashid Yachts and Marina
Starting price - from AED 2.34M | GBP 508,766
Vela Viento

Omniyat
Business Bay
Starting price - from AED 18.6M | GBP 3,992,170
Aveline

Citi Developers
Jumeirah Village Circle
Starting price - from AED 595,000 | GBP 128,140
10 Oxford

Iman Developers
Jumeirah Village Circle
Starting price - from AED 674,850 | GBP 109,300
Ellington Views I

Ellington Properties
Ras Al Khaimah
Starting price - from AED 1,450,000 | GBP 315,464
Sportz

Danube Properties
Dubai Sports City
Starting price - from AED 590,000 | GBP 128,413
Aark Residences

DECA Properties
Dubailand
Starting price - from AED 830,000 | GBP 181,101
Barari Views

Samana Developers
Al Barari
Starting price - from AED 749,000 | GBP 166,020
One River Point

Ellington Properties
Business Bay
Starting price - from AED 1.4M | GBP 310,832
Gardenia Bay

Aldar Properties
Yas Island
Starting price - from AED 805,000 | GBP 177,837
Volga Tower

Tiger Properties
Jumeirah Village Triangle
Starting price - from AED 1.5M | GBP 331,207
The Orchard Place

Peak Summit Developments
Jumeirah Village Circle
Starting price - from AED 699,378 | GBP 157,584
Naya

Nakheel Properties
MBR City
Starting price - from AED 1,700,000 | GBP 380,210
Manhattan Samana

Samana Developers
Jumeirah Village Circle
Starting price - from AED 689,000 | GBP 155,400
Azizi Venice

Azizi Developments
Dubai South
Starting price - from AED 480,000 | GBP 103,432
Palm Jebel Ali

Nakheel Properties
Jebel Ali
Starting price - from AED 18M | GBP 4.03M
Creek Views III

Azizi Developments
Dubai Healthcare City
Starting price - from AED 1,085,000 | GBP 239,000
Azizi Grand

Azizi Developments
Dubai Studio City
Starting price - from AED 996,000 | GBP 218,800
Azizi Vista

Azizi Developments
Dubai Studio City
Starting price - from AED 1M | GBP 219,800
Beach Oasis

Azizi Developments
Dubai Studio City
Starting price - from AED 822,500 | GBP 180,700
Samana Portofino

Samana Developers
Dubai Production City
Starting price - from AED 670,000 | GBP 145,800
Volta

DAMAC Properties
Downtown Dubai
Starting price - from AED 1.67M | GBP 363,300
ANWA ARIA

Omniyat
Dubai Maritime City
Starting price - from AED 1.1M | GBP 237,500
La Mer Villas

Ellington Properties
La Mer
Starting price - from AED 330,000,000 | GBP 71,136,000
Golf Views

Samana Developers
Dubai Sports City
Starting price - from AED 649,000 | GBP 139,000
399 Hills Park

National Properties
Dubai Hills
Starting price - from AED 1.5M | GBP 321,000
The Haven

Meraki Developers
Dubai Land
Starting price - from AED 490,000 | GBP 104,700
Riviera Reve

Azizi Developments
Meydan
Starting price - from AED 1.5M | GBP 320,000
Jomana

Meraas
Madinat Jumeirah Living
Starting price - from AED 1.91M | GBP 409,000
The Opus

Omniyat
Business Bay
Starting from - AED 4.34M | GBP 927,000
Skyros

Samana Developers
Arjan
Starting price - from AED 758,000 | GBP 159,800
Orla

Omniyat
Palm Jumeirah
Starting price - from AED 51,059,400 | GBP 10.92M
South Bay

Dubai South Properties
Residential District of Dubai South
Starting price - from AED 1.9M | GBP 405,000
Hadley Heights

LEOS Developments
Jumeirah Village Circle
Starting from - AED 559,000 | GBP 119,800
Ellington House IV

Ellington Properties
Dubai Hills Estate
Starting price - from AED 1,997,828 | GBP 425,800
Ajmal Makan City

Ajmal Makan
Sharjah
Starting price - from AED 365,000 | GBP 77,400
Aida

DarGlobal
Muscat, Oman
Starting from - AED 1,350,000 | GBP 282,700
Reeman Living

Aldar Properties
Al Shamhka Neighbourhood
Starting from - AED 407,000 | GBP 85,400
Verde

Sobha Realty
Jumeirah Lake Towers
Starting price - from AED 1.8M | GBP 380,850
Arbor View

Ellington Properties
Arjan
Starting price - from AED 800,000 | GBP 171,600
Al Habtoor Tower

Al Habtoor Group
Al Habtoor City
Starting price - from AED 2.1M | GBP 447,000
MAG 330

MAG
City of Arabia
Starting price - from AED 760,000 | GBP 164,000
Vela

Omniyat
Business Bay
Starting price - from AED 30 Million | GBP 6.56 Million
Jouri Hills

Arada
Jumeirah Golf Estates
Starting price - from AED 3,999,000 | GBP 850,000
Binghatti House

Binghatti
Jumeirah Village Circle
Starting from - AED 860,000 | GBP 187,627
Sobha Hartland II

Sobha Realty
Sobha Hartland II
Starting price - from AED 22,700,000 | GBP 4,967,745
Sobha Reserve

Sobha Realty
Wadi Al Safa 2
Starting price - from AED 7.7M | GBP 1.69M
Seapoint Tower 1

Emaar Properties
Emaar Beachfront
Starting price - from AED 2.95M | GBP 636,136
Riverside Crescent

Sobha Realty
Sobha Hartland II
Starting price - from AED 1.14M | GBP 245,974
Mudon

Dubai Properties
Mudon
Starting price - contact us
Sobha Sea Haven

Sobha Realty
Dubai Harbour
Starting price - from AED 3.6M | GBP 794,760
DAMAC Hills 1

DAMAC Properties
Damac Hills
Starting price - from AED 550,000 | GBP 121,131
Ocean House
sold out

Ellington Properties
Palm Jumeirah
Starting price - from AED 8.45M | GBP 1.81M
Nautica
sold out

Select Group
Dubai Maritime
Starting price - from AED 1.6M | GBP 358,900
Onyx
sold out

Binghatti
Jumeirah Village Circle
Starting from - AED 950,000 | GBP 206,830
The Crestmark
sold out

Ellington Properties
Business Bay
Starting price - from AED 1,426,828 | GBP 307,634
The Sanctuary
sold out

Ellington Properties
MBR City
Starting price - from AED 16 Million | GBP 3.4 Million
Binghatti Amber
sold out

Binghatti
Jumeirah Village Circle
Starting from - AED 550,000 | GBP 119,564
Fashionz by Danube
sold out

Danube Properties
Jumeirah Village Triangle
Starting price - from AED 687,000 | GBP 149,475
The Quayside
sold out

Ellington Properties
Business Bay
Starting price - from AED 1.3M | GBP 283,514
Ellington Beach House
SOLD OUT

Ellington Properties
Palm Jumeirah
Starting price - from AED 4.5M | GBP 1,017,113
Upper House
sold out

Ellington Properties
Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Starting price - from AED 750,000 | GBP 169,518
Luxor
sold out

Imtiaz Developments
Jumeirah Village Circle
Starting price - from AED 761,027 | GBP 160,000
Coral Reef
sold out

DAMAC Properties
Dubai Maritime City
Starting price - from AED 1.66M | GBP 354,800
Oxford Gardens
sold out

Iman Developers
Arjan
Starting price - from AED 511,717 | GBP 109,300
Viewz by Danube
sold out

Danube Properties
Jumeirah Lake Towers
Starting price - from AED 990,000 | GBP 216,864
Elitz 2
sold out

Danube Properties
Jumeirah Village Circle
Starting price - from AED 650,000 | GBP 139,000
Arabian Ranches III
sold out

Emaar Properties
Arabian Ranches
Starting price - from AED 2.1M | GBP 463,196
The Valley
Sold out

Emaar Properties
The Valley
Starting price - from AED 1.65M | GBP 363,340
Belmont Residences
Sold out

Ellington Properties
Jumeirah Village Triangle
Starting price - from AED 615,000 | GBP 139,078
La Vie
Sold Out

Dubai Properties
Jumeirah Beach Residence
Starting price - from AED 1.3M | GBP 293,986
Casa Viva
Sold Out

Dubai Properties
Serena
Starting price - from AED 1.8M | GBP 407,474
Arabella III
Sold Out

Dubai Properties
Mudon
Starting price - from AED 2M | GBP 452,749
Creek Vista Heights
Sold Out

Sobha Realty
Sobha Hartland
Starting price - from AED 1.7M | GBP 275,750
Emaar Beachfront
Sold Out

Emaar Properties
Emaar Beachfront
Starting price - from AED 2.8M | GBP 617,595

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Downtown Dubai's Property Market Performance

Downtown Dubai property statistics for completed 2-bedroom properties:

  • The average asking sales price in Downtown Dubai in March 2023: 3.3m AED
  • The average transaction sales price in Downtown Dubai in March 2023: 3m AED
  • The average asking sales price in Downtown Dubai in March 2023 per sq ft: 2,500 AED
  • The average transaction sales price in Downtown Dubai in March 2023 per sq ft: 2,200 AED

 

Although dominated by the Burj Khalifa and numerous other spectacular skyscrapers, the market in Downtown is more diverse than most of the prime investment locations in Dubai.

Here, investors can acquire luxurious apartments, more affordable apartments, townhouses and villas in the low-rise Old Town residential retreats. Despite the iconic urban vista, many of these Arabian-inspired complexes are surrounded by lush gardens and offer a very tranquil lifestyle.

Average capital appreciation in Downtown Dubai over the past 12 months

How to choose a property investment in Downtown Dubai

Downtown has some of the most diverse property types in the whole of Dubai. Investors seeking regular yields tend to acquire properties popular with young ex-pats. In Downtown, this usually means studio apartments between 450 sq. ft. and 560 sq. ft.

However, investors can find value across the apartment market – in fact, Downtown has some of the largest and most luxurious penthouses in the whole of Dubai.

Even though it is one of the more mature submarkets in the emirate, there are still plenty of off-plan opportunities. Around 1,500 new units will be sold to investors this year.

Downtown Dubai rental market

According to the Reuters data published in the final quarter of 2022, property prices in Dubai are expected to rise by 3% on average over the course of 2023.
This is somewhat slower than the past 2 years but still represents some of the highest ROI from any prime real estate market over a 12-month period that is expected to be full of economic turbulence.

Beyond that, the mid to long-term future of Dubai property investment looks bright. Investors are encouraged by expert predictions that this third cycle will be much more sustained and robust than in the past, as both the real estate market and the wider economy in Dubai show signs of maturity.

The UAE has been singled out as the world’s most favoured foreign direct investment location with governments, companies and high-net-worth individuals from Europe, Asia and the United States keen to acquire assets and infrastructure in Dubai and the other emirates.

Downtown will always be at the heart of Dubai’s real estate activity.

Downtown Dubai location and lifestyle

Like with much of Dubai property investment, it is hard to separate the appeal of Dubai’s lifestyle from the ROI; the lifestyle drives the demand for property and tenancy.

As the name suggests, the lifestyle on offer in Downtown Dubai is dynamic and fast-paced. It’s the hub of the emirate’s entertainment and leisure activities, and home to many popular attractions and world-famous landmarks such as Dubai Mall, the Dancing Fountains, and the Burj Khalifa.

With so many tourist attractions Downtown is a busy location throughout the year.

Downtown is almost equidistant between Dubai International and the Palm, at the northeast end of Sheikh Zayed Road. This location affords close proximity to almost anywhere in Dubai.

What is the mix of off-plan and completed properties in Downtown Dubai?

Downtown Dubai’s property market is predominately completed properties, but there is also a significant volume of off-plan opportunities.

As you would expect, Downtown Dubai’s off-plan market is at the higher end of the price scale with average transaction values for 2022 at 2.7m AED – around 2,265 AED per sq. ft. according to the Dubai Land Department.

 

Is Downtown Dubai government-owned?

Downtown was developed by Emaar Properties. This largely state-owned company was created in 1997 initially and specifically for the development of the area.

However, all units are fully owned by the buyer and Downtown has been declared a freehold region of the UAE for many years.

What investment budget do you need to buy property in Downtown Dubai?

Completed studio apartments in Downtown Dubai have been acquired from as little as 625,000 AED in the past 12 months.

However, Downtown is widely viewed as one of the most prime markets in the whole of Dubai and for the past few years, average prices have only been surpassed by those in the Palm.

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