'Dubai attractive choice for super rich'

27.06.2015
The emirate has the potential to become a fast-growing ultra high net worth (UHNW) hub in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region in the coming years, according to new research.

The cosmopolitan nature of Dubai coupled with a strong lifestyle consideration is making the emirate an extremely attractive real estate market for the global super rich, according to Wealth-X and Sotheby’s International Realty.

In a report, titled, “The Europe, Middle East and Africa luxury residential real estate report 2015”, the companies reveal that the emirate has the potential to become a fast-growing ultra high net worth (UHNW) hub in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region in the coming years.

It puts the number of UHNW individuals (those with $30 million or above in assets) in Dubai at 495 with 34 billionaires, Emirates 24/7 reported.

Prices of luxury properties in Dubai are almost 40% cheaper than London with the emirate having 8% of luxury residential properties listed above $1 million (Dh3.67 million), it revealing, stating average listed price at $5.5 million, with average price per square foot being $834.

According to the report, Dubai is the modern oasis of extravagant luxury, home to the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, and the only seven star hotel in the world, the Burj Al Arab, and over 300 days of sunshine a year.

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