Freehold announced in Abu Dhabi

18 April 2019

Abu Dhabi’s government has made changes to real estate laws allowing foreigners to own freehold property in designated zones to increase foreign direct investment and boost the economy.

“The modernisation of the real estate law reflects the government vision to support and develop the business environment in Abu Dhabi, along with the development of investor services and procedures,” said Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

Until the changes, ownership of property … Read more ›

Abu Dhabi market comment from Andrew Covill

17 April 2019

The softening rental market in Abu Dhabi has granted its tenants more bargaining powers. House prices are now more aligned with salaries and housing allowances and landlords are being flexible in terms of a number of cheques they are willing to accept. “We believe that the market is stabilizing for tenants in Abu Dhabi,” says Kika Pavese, General Manager, MD Real Estate. Sameer Barakat, Executive Director, Provis also agrees that the higher level of availability of properties is attracting tenants … Read more ›

Visit us at Cityscape Abu Dhabi, 16-18 April 2019

10 April 2019

Cityscape Abu Dhabi
16 – 18 April 2019

We are back at Cityscape 2019 to showcase a wide selection of properties – local & international. Come and meet Abu Dhabi’s most reputable agents at stand 6D20 to discuss all your property requirements.

Is now the time to buy in UAE?

19 March 2019

Two old friends contacted me for a chat about buying property this week. This time, however, they were actually doing it and not just talking about it.

The conversation was more along the lines of whether you should ever issue a cheque before signing a MoU (no, is my answer) than theorising about the prospect of a recovery in house prices. However, this was my first experience of what could potentially turn into a Spring recovery.

Perhaps I see this as more … Read more ›

Huge investment to boost Abu Dhabi tourism and economy

13 March 2019

Abu Dhabi has introduced a Dh500 million campaign to promote the emirate as a global tourist attraction.

The three-year project will be aimed at countries such as China, Saudi Arabia, India and Russia, along with the domestic market as Abu Dhabi makes a sustained push to attract more visitors.

The campaign was revealed on Tuesday by Saif Ghobash, undersecretary at the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi.

Mr Ghobash confirmed that major Saadiyat Island projects including the Zayed National Museum and the … Read more ›

Strong results from Aldar with healthy projections for the market.

14 February 2019

Aldar Properties, the Abu Dhabi real estate developer, posted a 2 per cent revenue rise for full-year 2018, attributed to higher returns from revenue raising assets and new acquisitions.

Net profit attributable to equity holders slipped 5 per cent year-on-year to Dh1.8 billion in 2018, while revenues rose to Dh6.3bn, boosted by Dh2.6bn of development sales, the company said in a filing to Abu Dhabi stock exchange, where its shares are traded, on Wednesday.

The net profit decline was partly due to … Read more ›