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Emaar’s Alabbar says Dubai property market to see ‘rebalancing’ next year

2016-12-09 12:02:07

Dubai’s real estate market will see a "rebalancing" between supply and demand into next year, according to the head of the emirate’s largest developer.

The company expects growth next year even amid the correction in the housing market, Emaar Properties chairman Mohamed Alabbar said Wednesday at the Bloomberg Markets Most Influential summit in Abu Dhabi. He’s targeting expansion in India and said that Egypt remains a good market for Emaar.

Emaar is looking to grow overseas as falling oil prices, weaker currencies in Europe and Russia and an abundance of properties in Dubai hurts domestic demand. Property consultant Cluttons expects values to continue to decline into next year after dropping 7.4 per cent on an annual basis at the end of the third quarter.

Mr Alabbar said the company is "tightening its belt" next year. "It’s good to be realistic and get ready for a challenging year while pushing hard," he said.

 

( courtesy of TheNational )