Average rents in Abu Dhabi have dropped by 6.3 percent in the past year while average sale prices have also dropped, according to a new report.
Real estate portal Bayut.com said Abu Dhabi's market has experienced a similar trend to that of Dubai as both rent and property price averages have experienced a decline.
Studio apartment average rents dipped 4.3 percent compared to the end of H1 last year, from AED51,184 to AED48,483, the report showed.
It added that rents for Abu Dhabi villas also adjusted downward, with a 4-bedroom villa becoming 7.7 percent cheaper on average.
Bayut.com said decreases were marked on average rents in Al Muroor (10.7 percent) and Mohammed Bin Zayed City (16.2 percent) and other popular areas.
However, rents in Khalifa City bucked the downward trend and increased by 3.4 percent during the first half of 2017.
Bayut.com also said that the average property prices in Abu Dhabi have decreased with declines limited to lower single digit percentages.
However, studio apartments in Abu Dhabi increased by 2.2 percent, it added.
Despite a drop in prices, the average return on investment (ROI) in Abu Dhabi remained strong at 5 percent on average).
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