November 2018


House price growth has slowed by 6.8% annually in November 2018


The Dubai House Price Index from Property Monitor tracks the prices of selection of apartment and villa/townhouse properties since September 2015.

  • Prices decline by 1.4% month-on-month, a fall of 1.3 % compared to the monthly change in November 2017.
  • In November 2018 annual decline in house prices were more pronounced in communities such as Arabian Ranches, Emirates Living, Jumeirah Islands and Discovery Garden, where house prices declined by more than 7% on average.
  • In November, secondary market transfers for villas outpaced off-plan activity, as has been seen from November 2017 onwards. However, for apartments, off-plan transfers continued to dominate, though the volume of transfers for under-construction apartments declined by 17% year-on-year.

The annual change in house prices registered a decline of 6.8% in November, compared to a 5.6% decline in October 2018. According to the House Price Index, the average villa/townhouse price stood at AED 4.8 million, with the average apartment price being AED 1.9 million in November 2018 for the same selection of properties tracked since September 2015. House prices in the three months to November were 4.4% lower than the previous quarter.







Average Price (AED)


Monthly Index Figure


September 2015 = 100

Methodology used is a simple moving weighted average for a selected basket of properties. For more information click the icon.

Average Apartment

AED 1.9 Million

Average Villa/Townhouse

AED 4.8 Million

Month 3 Month % Change 6 Month % Change Annual % Change House Price
Sep-17 0.0% -1.0% -1.2% AED 2,991,491
Oct-17 0.0% -1.0% -1.1% AED 2,984,798
Nov-17 0.0% -1.0% -1.4% AED 2,980,915
Dec-17 -1.0% -1.0% -1.7% AED 2,973,084
Jan-18 0.0% -1.0% -1.6% AED 2,972,944
Feb-18 0.0% -1.0% -1.7% AED 2,967,110
Mar-18 0.0% -1.0% -1.7% AED 2,962,076
Apr-18 0.0% -1.0% -1.7% AED 2,959,127
May-18 0.0% -1.0% -1.5% AED 2,959,130
Jun-18 -1.0% -1.0% -2.0% AED 2,937,765
Jul-18 -1.0% -2.0% -2.5% AED 2,920,737
Aug-18 -2.0% -2.0% -2.9% AED 2,907,065
Sep-18 -3.0% -4.0% -4.6% AED 2,852,541
Oct-18 -3.5% -4.7% -5.6% AED 2,818,543
Nov-18 -4.4% -6.1% -6.8% AED 2,778,068

Dubai House Price (AED)

The Dubai House Price Index tracks residential sales prices for the same selection of properties from September 2015 to date. As of November 2018, apartment and villa/townhouse prices have declined by 12% and 14% respectively, compared to their prices of AED 2.1 million and AED 5.6 million in September 2015.

AVERAGE Price Change (%) In Key Communities

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Indices and average prices are produced using Cavendish Maxwell and Property Monitor’s weighted average House Price Methodology, which includes a basket of properties covering studio to three bedroom apartments and three to six bedroom villas across more than 20 master developments in Dubai. The data is drawn from a variety of sources including property transfers, MoUs and valuations and is based on the Property Monitor Index, a monthly data series starting from September 2015 for representative buildings within each community. Figures are currently calculated on the same basket of properties each month, which may vary in future, resulting in revisions to historical data.


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