UAE Property Market Will Continue to Grow, ADIB Executive Says

31 July 2023

The UAE property market is expected to continue thriving as the country pushes through with its bolstering economy.

In turn, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank’s home-financing business is also seeing growth, Mohamed Abdel Bary, ADIB’s Chief Financial Officer said. He also expressed that just by looking at the demand, supply and activity in the market, there will still be a lot of traction coming.

According to the latest data from the Department of Municipalities and Transport, in Q1 2023, Abu Dhabi recorded 5,472 … Read more ›

Abu Dhabi Real Estate Foreign Direct Investments Spike Up 363%

13 July 2023

The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) announces the record-breaking Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) of AED 834.6 million from the first half of 2023. It is equivalent to a 363% high from the same period in 2022.

Data released by DMT shows the top five residential areas in Abu Dhabi with the highest shares of foreign direct investment by individuals. Saadiyat Island ranks first with 34%, followed closely by Yas Island with 28%. Third comes Al Jurf with 12% and Al … Read more ›

High Net-Worth Individuals Anticipated to Drive Surge in Demand for UAE Golden Visa

12 July 2023

More and more high net worth individuals (HNWIs) in the UAE are not only opting to get the highly coveted Golden Visas offered by the country, but are also increasingly interested in obtaining a second and third passport as the economy continues to improve.

According to immigration consultancies, the demand for the UAE’s ten-year residence visa has, in certain instances, exceeded the demand for second passports from foreign countries. This trend has emerged as UAE real estate developers are increasingly introducing … Read more ›

Abu Dhabi Announces New Masterplan Development in Hudayriyat Island

13 June 2023

This highly anticipated mega project in Hudayriyat Island is headed by developer Modon Properties and will cover over 51 million square metres of land, equivalent to more than half of Abu Dhabi Island. President Sheikh Mohamed and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed stand behind this initiative, pushing it forward.

Abu Dhabi Media Office said in a press release, “Hudayriyat Island is a pioneering project that is the first of its kind for the city in terms of size … Read more ›

Snow Abu Dhabi is Coming to Al Reem Island!

07 June 2023

Snow Abu Dhabi is a newly opened sub-zero indoor park located in Reem Mall, operated by Majid Al Futtaim – the same operator behind Ski Dubai, Ski Egypt and Snow Oman.

This new attraction spreads over 9,732 square metres and consists of 20 rides and three food and beverages outlets. Snow Abu Dhabi is inspired by a whimsical enchanted forest, with a large, enchanted tree as the park’s centrepiece.

The lobby, often referred to as the “warm side”, creates an illusion of … Read more ›

Hedge Fund Billionaire Ray Dalio Sets Up Family Office in Abu Dhabi

19 April 2023

Bridgewater Associates Founder, Ray Dalio, is setting up a branch of his family office in Abu Dhabi as part of his venture in the Middle East.

The world’s largest hedge fund’s office will be located in the Abu Dhabi Global Market, the international financial free zone in the emirate and builds on a 30-year relationship between Mr. Dalio and the UAE.

Dalio is also said to be exploring a broader investment partnership with Group 42, the AI firm chaired by the UAE … Read more ›