Properties In Dubai Palm Islands
The Palm Islands in Dubai are artificial, man-made islands in the Persian Gulf and one of the most ambitious and talked about modern-day real estate projects. It is considered as the 8th wonder of the world and visible from space like the Great Wall of China. The Palm Island project is made of three Palm islands (Palm Jumeriah, Palm Jabel Ali, and Palm Deira) and there are varieties of apartments, villas, and houses available for real estate investors to explore.
Author/Copyright: Ahmed Dawn www.adawnjournal.com
The Palm Islands were the idea of Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the king of Dubai. State-owned property developer Nakheel Properties is behind the development of this artificial archipelago with the help of Belgian and Dutch construction companies. It is estimated that nearly 53 million pounds of sand and 12 million pounds of rock were used to construct these islands from the ocean floor.
The Palm Islands have 60 hotels, 4000 beachside villas, 1000 water homes, 5000 shoreline apartments with other facilities such as shopping malls, marinas, water parks, sport facilities, a ski resort, and so on. Residents can access these islands via bridges, boats, or monorail system.
Apartments in the Palm Islands can range from 1 bedroom to 4 or more bedrooms. Each apartment can have a view of the landscaped gardens or the Persian Gulf sea view. Price range can be from lower $300 thousands to over $2 million dollars US. A villa can cost from less than 1 million US$ to 10 and above million US$ depending on location and what type of view it offers. The amenities available in one of the apartments or villas make you feel like are living in an upscale ocean resort – not in a residential unit.
Although residential property prices have slumped in Dubai right after the financial crisis in 2009, there have been steady upward trends in prices since then. Villa and apartment prices have gone up 20 and 7 percent annually since then. Many new projects have been announced in 2012. Multibillion dollar project Mohammed Bin Rashid City is one of the new projects to raise investors’ curiosity across the globe. It is expected to feature the largest mall in the world – with a park which is 30 percent bigger than Hyde Park in London.
Looking forward in 2013, Dubai’s property is expected to be one of the strongest performers due to its increased demand. Professionals relocating from Asian and western countries are expected to rise and push up the demand for luxury homes. Barring any drastic slowdown in global economy, we should see more high-end projects to keep up with its demand in the future years.