Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan & How Will It Impact the Dubai Property Market
According to industry analysts, the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan will have a favorable impact on the emirates’ real estate values. The predicted flood of foreign immigrants and investors as a result of the master plan will finally solve the housing oversupply.
Saturday, March 13, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum launched the Urban Master Plan. The ultimate objective is to make Dubai the finest place to live in the world. The city aspires to be the finest place to live in the world in order to stimulate growth, tourism, investment, and the quality of life for current citizens.
Over the next 20 years, the city will undergo ambitious transformations with the construction of five urban centers: Deira/Bur Dubai, Downtown/Business Bay, Dubai Marina/JBR, Expo 2020, and Dubai Silicon Oasis. The plan also plans to expand commercial districts by 168 percent, tourism regions by 134 percent, land space for health and education institutions by 25 percent, and public beaches by 400 percent. All of this while designating 60% of the city as a wildlife reserve. The bulk of the population (55 percent) will also live within 800 meters of a public transportation facility. This means no more long walks to metro stations!
“The new urban plan intends to design life in Dubai for the next 20 years, providing the highest quality of life while paving the way for the city’s next significant residential and economic developments.” According to HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s tweet.
- The Industry’s Prospects
Oversupply has long been a problem in the UAE’s real estate market. With the population predicted to quadruple by 2040, the real estate business will no longer confront this difficulty. According to the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan, the population will increase from 3.5 million this year to 5.8 million by 2040.
Recent legislative changes concerning corporate ownership, citizenship, golden and retirement visas testify to Dubai’s general orientation and long-term investment attraction. People from all over the world will want to invest and reside in cities, depleting the housing supply.
“The balance established between maintaining existing urban districts and encouraging future sustainable development through infrastructure and planning changes will favorably benefit Dubai’s property market, contributing to underpin prices and provide new project possibilities,” said Chris Hobden of Chestertons MENA. “The emphasis on increasing the emirate’s conservation and recreational areas will further enrich Dubai’s cityscape, with closeness to green space a significant driver of residential property prices,” he added.