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A master-planned community with staggering investment returns

Dubai South boasts a rare combination of affordable prices and hard-to-beat returns. Its strategic location on the city’s periphery has attracted a steady stream of demand from residents, while exciting upcoming projects have cemented the area as a top investment destination.

One of these projects is Al Maktoum International Airport, which is set to be the world’s largest airport. When fully operational, it will put Dubai South on the global map as a major transport hub and push prices even higher.

Previously known as Dubai World Central, the 145-square-kilometre area of Dubai South is the vision of the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE himself. Designed to be a futuristic sustainable development, it’s now attracting the attention of investors who want to invest outside Dubai’s centre. 

Available
Properties

  • Abu Dhabi
  • Ajmal Makan City
  • Al Barari
  • Al Habtoor City
  • Al Jaddaf
  • 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
Starting price - from AED 1,700,000 | GBP 366,063
The Waterway
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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Dubai South's Property Market Performance

Dubai South property statistics for completed 1-bedroom properties:

  • The average asking sales price in Dubai South in October 2023: AED 650,000
  • The average asking sales price in Dubai South in October 2023 per sq ft: AED 991
  • The average transaction sales price in Dubai South in October 2023: AED 545,000
  • The average transaction sales price in Dubai South in October 2023 per sq ft: AED 775

 

Prices have followed a general upward trend over the last few years. The average transaction price for a 1-bed property in November 2021 was AED 360,390 — around 40% lower than the figures for October 2023.

Larger properties have performed even better, with 2-bedroom villas and townhouses boasting an average transaction price of AED 1.65 million in October 2023, compared to AED 1.1 million in February 2023.

While prices are rising, Dubai South offers better value than more central or well-known areas in Dubai, which gives it promising investment potential. In Downtown Dubai, prices per sq ft are more than double those of Dubai South. 

Average capital appreciation in Dubai South over the past 12 months

How to Choose a Property in Dubai South

Dubai South is known for its smart, sustainable developments and community-oriented, vibrant atmosphere.

Many of the residential developments were designed to make ideal homes for those who work nearby — for instance, there is a dedicated area for blue-collar professionals. These projects make good choices for investors who want a steady source of tenant demand.

Investors can also acquire townhouses, villas, and gated communities in Dubai South to target a more luxury market segment.

Dubai South is divided into eight districts, with the majority of residential developments lying in the dedicated Residential District. Another area of interest is Expo Village, which was established to house delegates during Expo 2020 Dubai (a globally important convention). Now, the development is being repurposed into a residential area — combining functionality with an exciting legacy. 

The Rental Market in Dubai South

It’s not just the figures for capital appreciation and sales price performance that have been roaring in Dubai South. The destination has also enjoyed impressive rental market performance, with yields matching the Dubai market as a whole.

This makes it the perfect place to benefit from Dubai’s high capital growth for a slightly lower investment amount.

Dubai South might have remained below the radar for a while, but it’s now emerging as a top destination for midmarket housing, and supply can scarcely keep up with demand. Recent Ejari contracts signed and renewed by the Dubai Land Department helped to give the area some of the best rental gains of the last year, and experts predict the positive trends will continue.

Starting rental values for Dubai South property:

  • Average rental price for 1-bed Dubai South properties: AED 50,000
  • Average rental price for 2-bed Dubai South properties: AED 80,000
  • Average rental price for 3-bed Dubai South properties: AED 115,000
  • Average gross yield for Dubai South properties: 7% 

Dubai South real estate outlook

Forecasts suggest there’s a bright future ahead for what is one of the UAE’s biggest master-planned developments.

Dubai South has carved out its own niche by catering to those who want midmarket properties in a convenient location, and it’s now experiencing growth in all directions.

The destination was one of the top off-plan investment areas in 2022, and it’s also one of the Dubai submarkets set to have the greatest supply of new villas between 2023 and 2028. Plus, there are 1,100 units scheduled to be completed by 2025.

Dubai South is currently home to 25,000 residents, but this number is expected to reach 1 million over the next few years. Some forecasts predict 35% of Dubai’s GDP will come from Dubai South by 2025, which will help to push prices up.

Another perk of Dubai South is that it’s a free zone, which means investors in the area enjoy benefits like easy visa processing and no taxes. This will drive real estate demand further. 

Dubai south location and lifestyle

Dubai South is strategically located on the outskirts of Dubai, giving it the best of both worlds — affordable prices yet nearby major sites in the city. It’s close to Dubai Investment Park and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road.

All eight districts are seamlessly integrated with transport links. As well as Residential City, there’s Aviation District (home to Al Maktoum International Airport) and Golf City, which features an impressive 18-hole golf course.

Dubai South will also be a part of the national railroad system Etihad Rail and has the largest manmade port in the world, Jebel Ali Port. Transport is no issue here, which is a major pull for investors and residents alike.

Yet what many people love about Dubai South is the community feel it offers as a tailor-made and visionary development. It’s also packed full of green spaces, restaurants, shops, and local facilities, plus high-quality medical facilities and schools. 

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

Dubai South features mostly completed properties. However, there are also some off-plan projects being launched.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EMAAR SOUTH AND DUBAI SOUTH?

Emaar South is a community within Dubai South, which is home to various residential developments.

WHAT INVESTMENT BUDGET DO YOU NEED TO BUY PROPERTY IN DUBAI SOUTH?

Dubai South remains one of the more cost-effective locations in Dubai, with properties available for less than AED 1 million. Smaller properties are available for a budget of under AED 700k, but a budget between AED 1 and 2 million is needed for larger homes.

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