UAE Real Estate Boom: Over 30,000 New Homes Set for 2024 Delivery Amid Surging Demand

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The UAE real estate sector is set to deliver over 30,000 new residential units by the end of 2024, marking a significant growth spurt, particularly in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The Q1 2024 UAE Real Estate Market Overview by JLL indicates a bullish market driven by strong investor confidence and substantial growth across various sectors.

Dubai’s Residential Market Outlook

The first quarter of 2024 saw the completion of approximately 10,000 residential units in Dubai, increasing the total housing stock to 729,000 units. Top developments such as MBR City and Business Bay are leading the momentum, with an additional 25,000 units expected to be ready by year-end.

Spotlight on Top Real Estate Projects in Dubai for 2024

  1. MBR City: A mixed-use development featuring luxury apartments and villas, retail spaces, and ample green parks.
  2. Business Bay: Known for its modern office spaces, Business Bay is expanding its residential offerings with high-rise apartments that promise a blend of luxury and convenience.

Abu Dhabi’s Market Trends

Abu Dhabi also shows a positive trend, with 1,600 residential units completed in early 2024 and another 6,000 on the horizon by December. The capital city continues to attract investors with competitive pricing and high-quality living standards.

Key Developments in Abu Dhabi for 2024

  1. Yas Island: This vibrant area offers premium residential properties with amenities tailored for family and leisure activities.
  2. Reem Island: Known for its stunning waterfront apartments, Reem Island is a top choice for those seeking modern living spaces in Abu Dhabi.

Market Challenges and Opportunities

Despite rising land prices and construction costs, the UAE real estate market remains resilient. Developers are diversifying their strategies by focusing on secondary locations and properties priced within the Dhs2 million range, making them eligible for the UAE Golden Visa.

Sector-Wide Growth

The UAE hospitality sector, particularly in Dubai, continues to thrive, with nearly 2,000 new hotel keys added in the first quarter alone. The office space market, though constrained by limited new additions, sees sustained demand, especially for high-grade fitted spaces.

Industrial Sector Insights

The industrial sector is witnessing robust growth, driven by the new India-UAE trade agreement and an upsurge in e-commerce. Key industrial zones like JAFZA in Dubai and KEZAD in Abu Dhabi are experiencing increased demand, with warehouse rents seeing significant annual increases.


The UAE real estate market in 2024 showcases a dynamic landscape of growth, opportunity, and innovation. Whether you’re an investor or looking to relocate, the developments in Dubai and Abu Dhabi offer promising prospects in a booming market.

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