Dubai property sale prices in several places in the city is said to have fallen by as much as AED 25,000 ($6,800) over the past year, according to a new report by Core, the UAE associate of real estate firm Savills, reported Arabian Business.
Property values have remained steady or even risen in high-end areas of Dubai, which is populated by wealthy locals and expatriates, according to Al Arabiya.
The report revealed that prices in Jumeirah increased by an average of AED 7,000 ($1,910) while Emirates Hills was down AED 4,000 ($1,090) and Palm Jumeirah, down AED6,000 ($1,630), for the same period last year.
Report also revealed a price drop of AED25, 000 ($6,810) in Jumeirah Islands, a drop of AED20,000 ($5,400) in Jumeirah Village and down AED16,000($4,355) in Sports City.
The decline in tenant demand is caused by socio-economic and geopolitical deterrents, along with a consolidating job market across the Middle East.
Dubai has a high turnover of expatriates who cannot seek citizenship, thus allowing property investors high rental yields.