Monday, November 24, 2008

The National: Burj Dubai rents drop 50%

Residential prices for Emaar Properties’s signature Downtown Burj Dubai development have fallen by at least 22 per cent, with reductions of up to 50 per cent within the Burj Dubai tower itself, according to property brokers.

Some high-end developments in Abu Dhabi are also recording significant price declines in the secondary market, where properties change hands after being sold by the developer.

The price corrections underscore how the credit crunch and prospects of a global recession are affecting the property market, particularly high-end developments.
According to statistics from the international estate agents Hamptons, which is owned by Emaar, prices in the Downtown Burj Dubai area rose 88 per cent in the year to September. Other brokers said some prices more than doubled.
Read it all.

Hotel room rates in Dubai are beginning to dip as the economic crisis bites into spending in the leisure and business sectors, industry insiders say.

Four- and five-star properties in the emirate have cut room rates between 10 per cent and 30 per cent, Aloke Dey, the manager of Sharaf Travel Holidays, one of the largest Dubai-based tour operators, said yesterday. “Right now, we are finding that there is a lot of availability and hotel prices are so much lower than last year.”
Avtar Singh, the director of operations at Lama Tours, also based in Dubai, ... said many Dubai hotels had removed their surcharges.

“This is basically an extra fee that hotels charge guests for air conditioning, Wi-Fi and other room facilities and it’s a hidden charge that many guests don’t know about,” said Mr Singh. “But once you remove it, the room rate drops by about 10 per cent, which is what is happening now.”
A hidden surcharge for air conditioning? That's low.

The National is "owned by Mubadala Development Company of Abu Dhabi, an investment and venture capital arm of the government which is led by the crown prince, Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan."

For news on Dubai, I suggest reading The National.



Blogger i*maginate said...

For news on Dubai, I suggest reading The National.


7:19 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

Rents?? I think it means sale prices.

7:31 PM  
Anonymous dubai hotels said...

Hi it's bit confusing. Are you trying to say that prices of real estate has been decreased at Dubai or the hotel and property rent went down??

2:40 PM  
Anonymous dubai hotels said...

I was just surfing and found your blog. It really impressed me and I have bookmarked it. Keep posting as I am gonna come everyday for reading.

7:49 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home