Why Dubai is Having Property Explosion? Dubai After Oil Boom!

Dubai’s gross domestic product as of 2006 was US$46 billion. Although Dubai’s economy was built on the back of the oil industry, revenues from oil and natural gas currently account for less than 3% of the emirate’s revenues.

It is estimated that Dubai produces 240,000 barrels of oil a day and substantial quantities of gas from offshore fields. The emirate’s share in UAE’s gas revenues is about 2%. Dubai’s oil reserves have diminished significantly and are expected to be exhausted in 20 years. Historically, Dubai and its twin across the Dubai creek, Deira (independent of Dubai City at that time), became important ports of call for Western manufacturers. Most of the new city’s banking and financial centres were headquartered in the port area. Dubai maintained its importance as a trade route through the 1970s and 1980s. The city of Dubai has a free trade in gold and until the 1990s was the hub of a “brisk smuggling trade” of gold ingots to India, where gold import was restricted. Dubai is an important tourist destination and its port, Jebel Ali, constructed in the 1970s, has the largest man-made harbor in the world. Dubai is also increasingly developing as a hub for service industries such as IT and finance, with the establishment of a new Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The government has set up industry-specific free zones throughout the city. Dubai Internet City, combined with Dubai Media City as part of TECOM (Dubai Technology, Electronic Commerce and Media Free Zone Authority) is one such enclave whose members include IT firms such as EMC Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Microsoft, and IBM, and media organisations such as MBC, CNN, Reuters and AP. The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) was established in March 2000 as a secondary market for trading securities and bonds, both local and foreign. As of Q4 2006, its trading volume stood at about 400 billion shares worth US$ 95 billion. The DFM had a market capitalization of about US$ 87 billion. The government’s decision to diversify from a trade-based but oil-reliant economy to one that is service and tourism-oriented has made real estate more valuable, resulting in the property appreciation from 2004–2006. Large scale real estate development projects, undertaken by firms such as Emaarskyscrapers in the world such as the Emirates Towers, the Pentominium and the world’s tallest hotel, the Burj Al Arab. As of July 2007, Burj Dubai -also being constructed by Emaar Properties- is already the world’s tallest structure and is expected to be taller by several hundred feet, once construction is complete. Properties, have led to the construction of some of the tallest Recently, the Land Department set up the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) to regulate developers and safeguard consumers from errant parties. All developers are required to register with the RERA, provide documents and verifiable facts about their properties, and setup escrow accounts to protect consumers’ money. KM Properties, a member of KM Holding, was the first company to register with the Land Department. Organizations within Dubai have expressed an intention to invest in medical tourism, including the Emaar group’s plans in India. Within Dubai, there is considerable interest in developing this market, and the Dubai Healthcare City is scheduled to open by 2010.. There will be a corresponding increasing need for attention to quality and to quality control in healthcare within Dubai, including international healthcare accreditation.Moving to dubai consult 1Dubai propertyLeading neutral advice when considering property.


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