Sustainable living tops 2024 trends as COP 28 highlights urgency of taking action on climate change.

Dubai, UAE - Off Market Listing (OML) Dubai, a leading real estate company, unveils its comprehensive forecast for the Dubai real estate market in 2024. As the real estate landscape undergoes rapid transformations globally, the company predicts significant shifts and trends that will define Dubai’s property sector in the coming year.

Sustainable Living and Green Property Development in the UAE
Amid the urgency emphasized by the COP 28 summit on climate action, the real estate sector's responsibility in curbing carbon emissions gains heightened significance. Accounting for nearly 40% of global carbon dioxide emissions, the real estate industry is poised for a transformative shift towards sustainability. OML foresees a notable upsurge in sustainable living initiatives within the region. This momentum aligns with the UAE's aggressive stance on green property development, which has garnered international attention due to significant government investments and groundbreaking advancements in design and construction methods rooted in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The UAE's commitment to achieving Net Zero by 2050, positioning the Emirates as the first in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to pursue this milestone, stands as a beacon of sustainability. This strategic goal, coupled with Dubai's 2040 Urban Master Plan, positions the emirate as a premier destination for investors seeking both business opportunities and a sustainable lifestyle. This alignment of global business aspirations with sustainable living has attracted a wave of investors looking to invest in future-centric projects.

Real Estate Digitization
The UAE’s relentless pursuit of digitization is poised to revolutionize real estate transactions. Dubai has been at the forefront of digital adoption and set historic precedence by being amongst the first to embrace cryptocurrency as a means of payment for purchasing real estate. This move made Dubai one of the pioneers in the world to accept digital currencies for property investments. OML foresees blockchain technology playing a pivotal role in property transactions, promising heightened speed, security and global accessibility, reinforcing Dubai’s reputation for efficiency and business acumen.

Rise of AI and “Proptech”
While the current application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) within the UAE's real estate market is relatively new, it already permeates property listings. OML envisions this role expanding quite rapidly, where AI will expedite the search for tailored developments and properties, reshaping the property search experience profoundly. The latest buzz word is “Proptech” or property technology, predicted to be a disruptive power in the real estate industry, impacting the way people buy, sell, and offer property management experiences to support property transaction and valuation procedures. The company anticipates a technology-driven revolution that will redefine how buyers engage with the market - underscored by the UAE’s National Artificial Intelligence Strategy 2031, which aims at positioning the UAE as a global leader in artificial intelligence by 2031.

Luxury Property Market Evolution
According to recent reports, Dubai leads the way as the world’s busiest market for luxury homes: With sales for homes worth $10 million or more reaching a record 277 in the first nine months of 2023, totaling $4.91 billion of transactions. This trend is expected to continue, as the influx of high-net-worth individuals seeking exclusive real estate experiences continues. Specializing in privacy-led, bespoke alternatives to traditional property sales, OML is at the forefront of luxury residential real estate and predicts personalization and bespoke customization to continue to redefine luxury property acquisition for local and international investors alike.

Evolving Office Spaces in a Post-Pandemic Era
The pandemic catalyzed a re-evaluation of work dynamics, prompting a seismic shift in commercial real estate. OML observes developers adapting to the remote work revolution by reshaping office spaces and seeing a decrease in demand for traditional office space. Moreover, expectations now include more homely office environments offering hotel-style services, enticing tenants back into a revamped work setting that caters to the evolving needs of today’s workforce.

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