Off Plan Properties in Dubai

Developer:MERAAS HOLDING

Bluewaters

The upcoming vibrant destination and home of Ain Dubai...

1,2 & 3 Bedrooms
Price Starting From 2,290,000

Developer:EMAAR

DOWNTOWN VIEWS II

Within walking distance to The Dubai Mall, Downtown Views II promises the pinnacle of urban living. ...

1,2 & 3 Bedrooms 1161.96 SQFT - 1778 SQFT
Price Starting From

Developer:EMAAR

Arabian Ranches-20/8

Emaar is delighted to announce an exclusive 20/80 offer on villas and townhouses in Arabian Ranches. ...

1,2,3 & 4 Bedrooms
Price Starting From 2,600,888

Developer:DUBAI PROPERTIES

DUBAI PROPERTIES -SU

50% until handover | 50% post handover in 4 Years...

Price Starting From

Developer:EMAAR

EMAAR SUMMER OFFER-2

For a limited time only, turning up the heat with a truly special offer. ...

Studio, 1,2,3 BR & Penthouses
Price Starting From

Developer:Ellington

DT1-Ellington

DT1's understated luxury marries contemporary design with modern art, using only the highest quality materials. Finished...

Studio, 1,2,3 BR & Penthouses 998-1698 SQFT
Price Starting From 4,883,828

Developer:West Wharf

WILTON TERRACES II

Two distinctive, 15-storey towers nestled within the tranquillity of MBR City. Welcome to Wilton Terraces I Designed by ...

1&2 BR 785 - 1236 SQFT
Price Starting From 1,005,828

Developer:EMAAR

Opera Grand - Emaar

From the heart of The Opera District, a 78-story icon rises. One of the highest residential towers in Downtown Dubai, Gr...

1,2,3 & 4 Bedrooms
Price Starting From 1,625,888

Developer:DUBAI PROPERTIES

Amaranta III Townhou

The beautiful 2, 3, & 4 bedroom Townhouses of Amaranta echo the haciendas of modern Spanish design. The carefully planne...

3-4 Bedrooms 179.03 SQM / 1927 SQFT
Price Starting From 2,193,000

Developer:EMAAR

THE8

THE8 is timeless, stylish and contemporary apartments in a signature location...

Price Starting From 2,500,000

Developer:EMAAR

EMAAR PROMOTIONAL DE

4 % DLD FEE WAIVER! Emaar offer 4 % DLD Fee waiver for Limited Time Period. COME & BOOK IT TODAY...

Studio,1,2 &3 bhk
Price Starting From 891,888

Developer:DUBAI PROPERTIES

DUBAI PROPERTIES PRO

100% DLD FEE WAIVER! DUBAI PROPERTIES offers 100% DLD waiver for Limited Time Period. ...

1,2,3 Bedrooms & town houses
Price Starting From 900,000

Developer:EMAAR

Sunrise Bay-Tower 2

Emaar is launching a new project Sunrise Bay at Emaar Beachfront at Dubai Harbour offering 1,2 & 3 bedroom apartments....

1, 2 & 3 BHK 1263.90 sqft - 194.43 sqft
Price Starting From 599,997

Developer:AZIZI

Azizi Riviera-Phase

Phase 3 entails 13 mid-rise buildings with mixed heights of eight and ten floors offering 35 studio and one bedroom apar...

Studio and 1 BHK 469.09 sqft - 1106.63sqft
Price Starting From 620,000

Developer:EMAAR

LAUNCH of COLLECTIVE

Seven Skys Real Estate is delighted to present Collective at Dubai Hills Estate, an exciting new RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT...

1,2 Bedrooms 45.12 sqft - 67.54 sqft
Price Starting From 699,888

Developer:EMAAR

The Grand

Emaar is launching "The Grand" from Dubai Creek Harbour, is the quintessence of ultra-modern waterfront living!...

1,2 and 3 bedrooms 83.51 sqt to 206.65 sqt
Price Starting From 1,525,888

Developer:DUBAI PROPERTIES

RIVERSIDE

Seven Skys Real Estate launching the RIVERSIDE, a breath taking sunrise views apartment situated in Marasi Business Bay....

1,2 & 3 Bedroooms 740 sqft to 1909 sqt
Price Starting From 999,000

Developer:EMAAR

SAFFRON EMAAR South

SAFFRON is the newest stylished townhouses built in the family-oriented community launched by Emaar Properties located t...

3 to 4 Bedrooms 2,078 sqft to 2,528 sqft
Price Starting From 1,485,888

Developer:EMAAR

Sunrise Bay Beachfro

Introducing the newest 1 to 4 BR luxury beachfront apartment by Emaar especially cater for elite these luxury apartments...

1 to 4 Bedroom 904.39 to 2,727.68 sqft
Price Starting From 196,888

Developer:EMAAR

Golf Place Villas

Seven Skys Real Estate is pleased to offer the newest launch Golf Place Villas at Dubai Hills Community. Perfect blend ...

4,5 & 6 Bedrooms 8,531-9,900 sqft
Price Starting From 6,000,000

Developer:EMAAR

EMAAR Beach Vista

Introducing the BEACH VISTA by EMAAR BEACH FRONT. The first estates of Emaar in the beachfront with two High-end luxury...

1,2,3 and 4 Bedrooms 745 to 2368 sqft
Price Starting From 1,400,000

Developer:DUBAI PROPERTIES

Remraam

New release units in Remraam is a perfect home and friendly self-contained community for individuals and families. Offe...

1,2 and 3 Bedrooms 396 to1200 sqft
Price Starting From 450,000

Developer:DUBAI PROPERTIES

Arabella 3

After sold out of Arabella Phase 1 & 2, Seven Skys Real Estate Now Offering Phase 3 with 2,3 & 4 Bedroom at Arabella Tow...

2,3 & 4 Bedrooms 1,973 to 2,683 sqft
Price Starting From 1,391,000

Developer:EMAAR

Address HarbourPoint

Seven Skys Real Estate is pleased to offer the Stunning Waterfront Luxury The ADDRESS-HARBOUR POINT Apartment at the hea...

1,2 & 3 Bedrooms 781 to 1,567 sqft
Price Starting From 1,525,888

Developer:EMAAR

Park Ridge

Seven Skys Real Estate introducing the Newest 1,2,3, & 3 BR with Podium Townhouses Off Plan Apartment of your choice at ...

1,2 & 3 Bedroom 651 to 2,706 sqft.
Price Starting From 973,888
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A lucrative investment: Off Plan Properties in Dubai

 

Off plan properties make up a huge portion of Dubai’s real estate market. The preference for off plan properties is much higher in Dubai as compared to any other part of the world. Market activity, availability of finances and active stakeholders are the main reasons as to why investors opt for off plan properties in Dubai.

 

Unlike the already-developed properties, these properties involve a higher risk factor. The uncertainty pertaining to the successful completion of an off plan project is an inevitable part of the market but this has not deterred the investors. Off plan properties in Dubai are actively sought. As of 2017, almost 78% of the total market transactions in Dubai were that of off plan properties. This percentage hints on investor’s confidence and market liquidity.

For developers, off plan market is a preferred choice for collecting the desired level of finances. Selling off plan units also provides a buffer against unexpected competition in future.

 

Advantages of off plan properties:

The most prominent feature of an off plan property is the discounted price. Developers offer lower prices to early buyers. Generally, the price tends to rise as the completion date closes; providing capital gains to the buyers if they plan to resell the property. Even in case of buy and hold strategy, the end-user benefits because they had purchased the property with minimal down payment.

 In addition to the discounted price, the payment schedule is also a decisive factor in off plan properties trade. In the past, developers in Dubai offered an 80/ 20 payment schedule whereby 80% of the total payment of the unit was payable during the construction period and 20% was payable at the time of completion or handover. But recently the trend has changed. Now, the developers are pursuing aggressive marketing strategies to attract clients for off plan properties in Dubai. One such example is the 50/ 50 payment schedule whereby 50 % of the cost is payable during construction and 50% is payable on completion. Stats about the performance of off plan market in 2017 show that this strategy has been very effective.

 

Off Plan Market in 2017:

2017 marked a successful year for the off plan market in Dubai. Despite higher risk factor, the off plan properties’ sale figures continued to soar. A major reason for this growth in sales were the generous payment plans put forth by the developers. According to an article by Khaleej Times, till November 2017 almost 30,000 off plan units were launched under the umbrella of 52 mega projects in Dubai. The inflows generated by the off plan projects have been massive as well. In 2017 alone, Dubai received Dh37.6 billion investment in its real estate residential market out of which Dh23.5 billion were bagged by the off plan properties.

The overall performance of Dubai’s off plan market has been improving over the years but there has been a trade-off. The rentals market plummeted due to the growing preference for off plan properties in Dubai. Landlords have been trying to minimize this trend by offering lesser rents with added value like furnishing.

The growing occupancy ratio of sub-urban areas in Dubai is another noticeable trend. A few years back, Dubai’s investors preferred the main city areas like Dubai Marina but now the trend has started to change. On one side, the growing population has pushed the demand graph and on the other hand the softening rentals have facilitated the buyers. In a nutshell, Dubai’s real estate has evolved for the betterment of the buyers as well as sellers.

 

Off plan vs. ready property:

Over the years, Dubai real estate has been successful in wining investor’s trust through timely completion of off plan projects. Due to its significance as a metropolitan state on the world map, Dubai has successfully attracted many local and foreign individual and corporate investors who have played a vital role in keeping the real estate market active. This, along with the presence of a proper regulatory framework, has pushed the Dubai real estate market towards maturity. A few decades ago, Dubai’s real estate market was opposite to what it is today. Acres of undeveloped land, poor road structure and a privilege business class was what defined Dubai at that time. But with the passage of time, this small state attracted rich investors from the region who in-turn invested in developing the local infrastructure. Soon Dubai witnessed the development of one of the biggest and busiest international airport along with many regulatory reforms.

One such reform was the development of Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) in 2007. Within a decade of its inception, RERA has successfully resolved numerous landlord-tenant issues and ensured a healthy atmosphere for prospective investors. Before publicizing a project, developers of off-plan projects on freehold land are required by law to obtain a commercial/ professional license from the Department of Economic Development and set up an escrow account for receiving the payments. Such procedures have helped reduce information asymmetry between the buyers and developers.

Famous Off Plan Projects:

According to the 2017 stats provided by Global Capital Partner (GCP), Dubai Downtown and Dubai South off plan properties are rated as the most traded properties with a volume of 1,844 and 1,843 units respectively in this year. The third most famous off plan properties in Dubai are those located in Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC) with a trade volume of 1779 units.

Minimizing risk factor in off plan properties:

Risk is an inherent component of off plan properties trade. This risk can be mitigated by due diligence. One way is to opt for off plan properties which have a payment schedule based on construction milestones instead of time period. This helps to minimize risk factor associated with delayed completion of an off plan project. Another risk is the quality concern. Deceitful developers may portray the off plan projects with exaggerated features. To avoid such risk, investors should opt for projects which are properly licensed and are developed by renowned developers. Unknown developers may overlook quality for timely completion but a well-established developer never compromises on brand image.