Market Watch: A Comprehensive Real Estate Report for Q3 2022

Understanding the market trends and how the real estate domain is performing are key factors in any transaction decisions. It is highly important for investors of different sizes, home seekers, real estate agents, and homeowners. This is why Property Finder has launched “Market Watch,” a quarterly report that covers all the important metrics, trends, and news of the real estate market in the UAE.

The report covers transactions and market trends in Abu Dhabi and Dubai during the third quarter of the year 2022, and a similar version of the report will be issued each quarter. 

If you’re looking to invest in UAE real estate, buy your dream home, or rent a property in the near future, continuous knowledge of how the market is performing will help you make a smart decision. 

Now we will share some highlights from the report, and you can download the full report here or click on the download button at the end of this article. Abu Dhabi and Dubai performed especially well during Q3 according to Property Finder’s real estate market analysis, and here are some more details:

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Abu Dhabi 

The capital of the UAE has a charm that attracts both investors and residents every quarter. In fact, Abu Dhabi managed to record a massive 1,835 sales transactions in Q3 2022 compared to 1,299 in Q3 2021. This success has mostly been achieved from off-plan properties. This amazing milestone recorded a total sales value of AED 5.16 Billion, one of the highest values in the market during a quarter for the past few years. 

Best Communities for Investment in Abu Dhabi 

Our data shows that these are the most popular communities among investors in Abu Dhabi:

  • Saadiyat Island
  • Al Raha Beach 
  • Yas Island
  • Al Reem Island
  • Al Reef.

And you can download the full report for price trends both for buyers and rentals, in the most popular communities of the capital.


Dubai is the beating heart of the UAE and it’s always a key attraction when it comes to investments. If you’re looking to invest in Dubai, you’ll be glad to know that Dubai’s real estate market performance in Q3 2022 has crossed the peak of 2013 by 13%. With Q4 still ahead, it is expected that Dubai’s real estate market achieves the highest annual performance in more than a decade. 

Many newly introduced policies such as Green Visa helped popularise investing in off-plan properties in Dubai, leading to the overall sales transactions for Q3 to reach 13,721 transactions with a year-on-year increase of 52%. This amounted to a whopping value of AED 70 Billion, the highest value of a market ever reached for the past decade. 

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Best Communities for Investment in Dubai 

These are the most popular areas to invest in Dubai according to Property Finder data:

The report will also have more information about price trends for buying and renting in the most popular communities in Dubai.

Download now the Property Finder Market Watch: A comprehensive real estate report that covers the economic overview, market performance, and trends in Q3 2022, for both Abu Dhabi and Dubai. 

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