Monday, October 22, 2007

Dubai rentals tripled during the past two years

According to reports by Asteco, a leading property consultancy, the rental rates in Dubai has almost tripled and has increased to an astounding Dh.270 to Dh.280 per square feet from Dh.90 to Dh.100 per square feet during the year 2005.

The commercial property sector in Dubai has witnessed major boost in office rents during the past few years, due to the high-demand generated by continuous influx of multinationals setting up their base in Dubai and the growth in existing businesses.

The Director -Research Valuation & Consultancy at Asteco has stated that this increase in commercial rents will continue until 2008, due to the delay in construction. But towards the year 2009, majority of new supplies will hit the market, thereby easing rental hikes.

The Asteco report reveals that rent on Shaikh Zayed Road has risen to Dh.350-Dh.375 per square foot, as against Dh.220-Dh.240 during 2006. Few other areas witnessing increased rentals are the Karama, and Bur Dhbai at Dh.265 and Dh.280 per square foot respectively. This reveals a corresponding increase of 51 and 24 percent respectively, over the rates of third quarter 2006.

The rents in Dubai apartments have increased by 25 percent from 2005 to 2006 and by 18 percent from 2006 to 2007.

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