Chinese investors are also now investing in spacious housing units in prestigious areas such as Downton Dubai and Jumeirah Golf Estates, as against their preference for smaller studio and one-bedroom apartments in the pre-pandemic period.

Chinese investors are back in Dubai’s real estate market with a vengeance, posting a staggering 130 percent jump in residential property investments in the city in the first half of 2023, compared to the post-Covid period, the latest market report revealed.

The spike is seen as the classic case of China‚Äôs loss becoming Dubai‚Äôs gain, as it comes amid an estimated 27 percent plunge in apartment sales in the Far East country ‚Äď far below what was expected given the country‚Äôs urbanisation trends and the high demand for improved housing ‚Äď in the wake of its economy growing at a slower rate of 3 percent in Q2, 2023 over the same year-ago period, industry insiders said.

The Chinese investors are also now investing in spacious housing units in prestigious areas such as Downtown Dubai and Jumeirah Golf Estates which has seen a substantial rise in average property prices in recent times, as against their preference for smaller studio and one-bedroom apartments in the pre-pandemic period when they were the leading overseas investors in the emirate, the half yearly market report by Allsopp & Allsopp, Dubai’s leading independent real estate agency, showed.