Women investors play vital role in Dubai real estate sector’s growth

DUBAI, 19th January, 2023 (WAM) -- Dubai’s real estate sector saw a marked rise in the participation of women in 2022, with a total of 26,698 female investors registered 33,419 real estate investments worth over AED58.8 billion in the past year in the emirate, growing 50.7 percent in volume and 53 percent in value from 2021.

The number of women investing in the sector in 2022 increased 50.8 percent from 2021, according to Dubai Land Department (DLD) data.

The growing investments by women in Dubai’s real estate market reflect the vision of the UAE’s leadership to empower women to participate in various spheres of life and economic sectors. Furthermore, the emirate’s robust regulatory framework which offers strong protection for investments, Dubai’s positive economic outlook and resilience to regional and global fluctuations as well as its exceptional infrastructure have encouraged women to invest in the local sector. The sector’s ability to sustain growth and provide some of the world’s best returns for real estate investments have also spurred investments by women.

With the rising participation of women across economic sectors and the growing culture of gender balance in organisations across the emirate, women are set to play a vital role in achieving the objective of the Dubai Economic Agenda D33 announced recently by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to double the size of the emirate’s economy by 2033.

Dubai’s real estate sector ended another exceptional year with annual transactions setting new records, marking the sector as a major contributor to the goals of the Dubai Economic Agenda D33. Annual real estate transactions in the emirate crossed the AED500 billion milestone for the first time with 122,658 real estate transactions in 2022, valued at AED528 billion.

The role of women in the real estate sector was not limited to investments. They also contributed to the sector as developers, real estate brokers and members of the sector’s workforce. DLD’s data also showed that women accounted for 34.8 percent of registered real estate brokers. A total 4,519 women brokers contributed to 8,606 transactions worth AED696 million. Constituting 42 percent of total employees in the Dubai Land Department, women play instrumental roles across sectors and levels in delivering the organisation’s mandate.