Lower occupancy demand to bring Dubai property prices down: report

A new report on Dubai’s real estate market is predicting a decline in occupier demand which could lead to a further drop in property values. The consultancy firm Phidar Advisory’s study also indicates that a short-term turnaround in prices is not expected. According to stats for the first quarter of 2016, apartment lease rates fell by over 2%, and villa rents by 4.7%, with the pressure mainly on high-end properties. However, Jesse Downs, Managing Director of Phidar Advisory says the current conditions cannot be compared with the downturn in 2008-2009.


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