Wednesday, December 05, 2007

GCC Realty prices expected to continue in the current pace

The real estate prices in Gulf Countries will continue to remain as in the present, due to land scarcity and fluidity caused by surging oil prices and mounting speculations, revealed a special report.

Middle East Real Estate MarketA weekly report by Al-Masar Group states that the inflation in building & construction sector in Gulf, has reached fresh levels through construction of 2837 projects, mostly in UAE, Saudi Arabia, at an estimated value of $2.4trillion.

A recent study by a Dubai-based Research Company, 'Proleads', states that the King Abdullah Economic City, is the largest project, currently in progress in the region, which is worth around $120billion.

Next in line, is the 'City of Silk' in Kuwait, costing about $86billion, followed by the Dubailand in UAE, which costs around $60billion.

However, the report depicted conflicting figures and statistics, depending on the size of planned or under-construction projects. Massive projects, which include industrial islands and skyscrapers, lie behind the growth of regional construction and building sector, and huge boom in the sector, has led to better maintenance services, facilitated construction, overhauled utility management and helped a high demand for the sector.

The size of utility management market in Gulf countries, except Saudi Arabia, touched Dh.17.72bn during 2006, and is expected to grow up by 15.3 percent by 2012, stated the report.

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