Most Dubai rents continue to fall in Q3, says regulator

Downtown Dubai, JBR, Greens Community and Arabian Ranches all witness decreases - RERA Index
Most Dubai rents continue to fall in Q3, says regulator
By Staff writer
Wed 29 Oct 2014 01:38 PM

Rents in several areas of Dubai, including Downtown Dubai, JBR, Greens Community and Arabian Ranches, witnessed a decline in the third quarter of 2014, according to the latest figures on the official rent index of Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA).

The figures also show, however, that rental prices increase in areas like Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Jumeirah Islands and Mirdif.

Figures compiled by Emirates 24/7 show the biggest decline in the Greens Community, falling 15 percent in the latest quarter, while rents in Dubia Marina dropped by four percent.

In Downtown Dubai, rates fell by three percent, with least rates starting from AED70,000 for a studio apartment and from AED100,000 for a one bed.

In JBR, where traffic congestion was at its highest in recent months, average rents have been dropping by five percent.

In the villa communities of Springs, Meadows and Arabian Ranches, rentals dropped by four percent in the last quarter, with rents for two beds starting at AED130,000 (Springs) and AED140,000 (Arabian Ranches).

Dubai International Financial Centre rents edged up by two percent, while rents in Jumeirah Islands and Mirdif increased by five percent and two percent respectively.

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