Dubai Real Estate Market Report: September 2023 Highlights

In September 2023, Dubai’s real estate market showcased remarkable dynamism with strong performances in both off-plan and ready properties. The Dubai Land Department’s latest report reveals a staggering 8,234 transactions, translating into a whopping AED 26.21 billion combined value.

A Diverse Investment Landscape

This extensive array of transactions encompasses 5,701 units, 876 buildings, and 1,657 plots. It mirrors the diverse and multifaceted investment landscape that characterizes Dubai’s real estate sector. This article delves into the highlights of September 2023, examining the communities that shone brightly in terms of both transaction value and volume.

Top Communities with Highest Value Transactions

Burj Khalifa

The iconic Burj Khalifa, synonymous with luxury living, emerged as the frontrunner regarding value. It recorded resale transactions totaling AED 756 million. The allure of this architectural masterpiece remains irresistible, continually attracting high-value investments and reinforcing its status as a symbol of luxury and sophistication.

Palm Jumeirah

Palm Jumeirah, a man-made marvel, secured the second position in terms of value. Resale transactions here amounted to a substantial AED 560 million. This coastal community, renowned for its exclusive waterfront properties, remains an evergreen choice for discerning investors.

Business Bay

Business Bay, a thriving business and residential hub, claimed the third spot with resale transactions totalling AED 502 million. Its strategic location and contemporary infrastructure contribute to its popularity among investors seeking a blend of commercial and residential opportunities.Notably, Business Bay also featured prominently in the first sale category, securing the fourth position with transactions worth AED 490 million. This highlights the community’s universal appeal for initial and subsequent property acquisitions, underscoring its sustained investment potential.

Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina, a waterfront community renowned for its skyline views and vibrant atmosphere, rounded off the top five with resale transactions totaling AED 471 million. The cosmopolitan lifestyle offered by Dubai Marina continues to allure buyers seeking a blend of luxury and contemporary living.

Top Communities with the Most Transactions

Jumeirah Village Circle

Jumeirah Village Circle led the way in transaction volume with an impressive 420 resale transactions. This community, characterized by its family-friendly environment and diverse housing options, appeals to a wide spectrum of homebuyers, contributing to its high transaction numbers.

Business Bay

Business Bay secured a notable position in both value and volume, with 300 resale transactions. Its central location and mix of commercial and residential properties make it a focal point for investors seeking a dynamic urban lifestyle.


Arjan, featuring 260 transactions in the first sale category, highlights the attractiveness of emerging communities. Arjan is known for its commitment to sustainable living and offers a promising investment landscape for those looking to be part of Dubai’s evolving real estate narrative.

Burj Khalifa

In addition to its high-value transactions, Burj Khalifa featured prominently in transaction volume with 244 resale transactions. This dual distinction underscores the enduring popularity of this iconic landmark as a preferred residential choice.

Jumeirah Village Circle

Jumeirah Village Circle also secured a position in the top five for transaction volume in the first sale category, with 223 transactions. The community’s diverse housing options and community-centric approach contribute to its appeal among first-time buyers.

A Vibrant and Resilient Market

The September 2023 transactions in Dubai’s real estate market reveal a multifaceted landscape comprising iconic, established communities and emerging, promising neighbourhoods. Each community’s distinct characteristics, from the luxurious appeal of Burj Khalifa to the family-friendly ambiance of Jumeirah Village Circle, contribute to the overall resilience and attractiveness of Dubai’s real estate market.Investors, both local and international, continue to find ample opportunities in this diverse market, ensuring sustained growth and a promising future for Dubai’s real estate sector.

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