Top 15 Prime Property Hotspots Millionaires are Investing in Dubai Real Estate

In this post I will share the top 15 prime property hotspots millionaires in Dubai for investing in Dubai real estate. Read this full article for identify the best property for investment.

Top 15 Prime Property Hotspots Millionaires are Investing in Dubai Real Estate
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Unveiling Dubai’s Most Coveted Real Estate Locations for 2024 of Global Real Estate Investors

Dubai has become a premier destination for millionaires from around the world. Drawn by its lower property prices and high growth potential. A recent survey by Knight Frank reveals the top areas where the wealthy are investing in prime real estate, underscoring Dubai’s allure for global investors. If you’re considering an investment in Dubai’s thriving real estate market, knowing where to buy is crucial. Let’s explore the key hotspots that are capturing the attention of millionaires and promising exceptional returns.

Key Investment Areas in Dubai

Knight Frank’s “Destination Dubai 2024” identifies several prime locations where millionaires are placing their bets. Generally, these areas are witnessing significant interest due to their strategic locations, luxurious amenities, and high growth potential. Here are the top investment areas in Dubai:

  • Dubai South/Expo City: Known for its strategic location near the Al Maktoum International Airport and the Expo 2020 site. This area is set to become a major commercial and residential hub. Expo City Dubai the legacy site of the World Expo 2020. Continues to attract attention for its state-of-the-art infrastructure, sustainability initiatives, and futuristic developments. Making it a prime location for investors looking for long-term growth.
  • Dubai Canal: Offering waterfront living and stunning views, Dubai Canal has become a sought-after location for luxury properties.
  • Dubai Hills Estate: This master-planned community features green spaces, world-class amenities, and a central park, making it a favorite among high-net-worth individuals.
  • Palm Jumeirah: Famous for its iconic palm-shaped design, Palm Jumeirah offers luxurious beachfront properties and a range of high-end amenities.
  • Emirates Hills: Often referred to as the “Beverly Hills of Dubai,” this gated community offers exclusive villas with golf course views and top-notch security.
  • Jumeirah Bay Island: An exclusive island development offering stunning waterfront properties and unparalleled luxury.
  • Jumeirah Gulf Estates: Known for its golf courses and upscale residential options, this area is perfect for those seeking a luxurious lifestyle.
  • World Island: A collection of man-made islands offering unique and exclusive living experiences.
  • Al Qudra: Emerging as a new hotspot, Al Qudra is known for its tranquil environment and proximity to nature reserves.
  • Tilal Al Ghaf: A new mixed-use community featuring villas, townhouses, and apartments with access to a crystal lagoon and white sandy beaches.
  • Emaar South: Located near the Expo 2020 site, Emaar South offers a mix of residential, commercial, and retail spaces, making it a prime investment destination.

Faisal Durrani, partner and head of research at Knight Frank, revealed that Dubai’s prime residential market price grew by 18.2% in the first quarter of the year. It is projected to grow by 5% for the entire year, making it the third fastest-growing market globally, behind Auckland and Mumbai.

“Appetite for investing in Dubai remains exceptionally high. The uber-wealthy continue to target Dubai for a second home,” Durrani stated. He noted that 56% of respondents prefer completed or newly built units, while only 14% are interested in off-plan properties. This preference indicates a strong demand for ready-to-move-in homes, which has led to a sharp decrease in the availability of ready homes for sale.

So, Dubai upheld its supremacy in high-value property transactions, recording 431 deals valued at $10 million or more last year. This figure outpaced both London (240) and New York (211), solidifying Dubai’s position as a global hub for luxury real estate.

Preferences of the Ultra-Rich

The survey found that uber-wealthy individuals are highly interested in investing in Dubai’s property market. Notably, 31% of the ultra-rich are buying property for personal reasons, while 64% are making investments. These investors prefer homes that are close to green spaces, hospitality and healthcare centers, beaches, sea views, and malls.

Durrani mentioned that the Dubai property market is currently in its third market cycle, having entered its fifth year of price growth. “Prices in the first quarter were up 20% year-on-year, and our forecast for the entire residential market is 3.5%. While there’s a noticeable deceleration compared to past years, it’s not necessarily negative. This marks the fifth consecutive year of price increases, naturally leading to a slowdown and stabilization. However, pinpointing exactly when prices will start to decrease or stabilize further is challenging. All KPIs indicate no immediate slowdown,” he explained.


Dubai’s real estate market continues to attract global investors.Including those from the US and Canada, thanks to its high growth potential, strategic location, and luxurious living standards. As the market evolves, savvy investors can find lucrative opportunities in prime areas, ensuring robust returns on investment. Whether you’re looking for a second home or a profitable investment, Dubai’s real estate market offers unparalleled potential.

For those interested in tapping into this thriving market, now is the perfect time to explore the diverse investment opportunities that Dubai has to offer. With expert guidance and strategic investments, global investors can capitalize on the emirate’s dynamic real estate landscape.

Ready to Invest in Dubai’s Prime Real Estate?

If you’re ready to explore the lucrative investment opportunities in Dubai’s real estate market, don’t hesitate to reach out. As a Certified International Property Specialist and Licensed Realtor, I can provide you with the expert guidance you need to make informed investment decisions.

Contact me today to get started:

GG Benitez
Certified International Property Specialist
Licensed Realtor, Realty Executives Dillon
DRE# 01487964
Phone: 619.339.7978

Let’s make your investment in Dubai a successful and rewarding experience!

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