Top Performing Real Estate Areas in Dubai Q2 2023

The second quarter of 2023 continued the trend of remarkable growth for the real estate sector in Dubai, making it an attractive opportunity for potential investors seeking valuable and secure assets. Certain key areas demonstrated exceptional performance, making them the top destinations for property buyers and investors.

Top-Performing Areas

Based on data from AI tool Realiste[2], the following areas were the top performers in Q2 2023:

1. Palm Jumeirah

Palm Jumeirah, renowned for its beachfront properties, demonstrated considerable growth, driven by increased demand from investors seeking premium and luxury properties. With a 59% growth rate in 2022 and a projected growth rate of 5% in 2023, Palm Jumeirah remains a prime destination for both local and international property investors.

2. Trade Center First

Trade Center First experienced an outstanding 210% increase in 2022, making it one of the most attractive areas for real estate investment. It’s central location and dynamic commercial environment have made it appealing to both residential and commercial property buyers.

3. Dubai Hills

Dubai Hills, also known as Hadeeq Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Part 2, exhibited significant growth of 53% in 2022. Its appeal comes from the green spaces that provide a refreshing contrast to the typically bustling city life, attracting families and individuals looking for serene environments.

4. Jumeirah Village Triangle

The underestimated Jumeirah Village Triangle made impressive strides with a 62% growth rate in 2022. With its potential not yet fully tapped into, it is projected to continue this growth trajectory with a further increase of 29% in 2023.

Investment Returns and Growth Rate

In light of the above data, let’s consider the potential return on investment (ROI) for properties in these top-performing areas.

  1. Palm Jumeirah: With an average property price of around AED 3.95 million in 2022 and expected growth of 5% in 2023, the expected average property price will be AED 4.1475 million. If an investor were to buy property at this price and lease it out at the 2022 average rental increase of 21%[1], they would enjoy an ROI of about 4.3% on their initial investment.
  2. Trade Center First: The Trade Center First area witnessed a massive upturn in property prices in 2022. As one of the most expensive districts of Dubai, it promises a significant ROI for investors, particularly if the rental market continues to perform well. The specific ROI will depend on the exact buying and rental prices.
  3. Dubai Hills: With an average property price of around AED 1.6 million in 2022, an expected growth rate of 10-15% in 2023, and assuming a similar average rental increase of 21%, the ROI for Dubai Hills property would range between 5.6% and 5.8%.
  4. Jumeirah Village Triangle: The average property price in this area reached AED 731,403 in 2022. With a predicted increase of 29% in 2023 and an average rental increase of 21%, the ROI for properties in Jumeirah Village Triangle would be around 6.5%.


With the ongoing growth in the real estate market, there is no doubt that the market offers lucrative opportunities for investors. Whether one is looking to buy for personal use or as an investment, areas like Palm Jumeirah, Trade Center First, Dubai Hills, and Jumeirah Village Triangle have consistently proven to be profitable. As always, it’s crucial for investors to perform thorough due diligence and consider professional advice when venturing into real estate investment in Dubai.

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