The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) revealed that the UAE capital's real estate market recorded 3,304 transactions, reaching a value of Dh11.3 billion in the first quarter of 2022.

The department's quarterly report revealed that the transactions included the buying, selling, and mortgages of all types of land, buildings, and real estate. According to the real estate trading index published by DMT, the real estate sector in the emirate recorded 1,722 real estate purchase and sale transactions worth 4.35 billion dirhams and 1,582 mortgage transactions worth 6.9 billion dirhams.

Yas Island topped the list with 1.2 billion dirhams in real estate transactions, followed by Al Saadiyat Island in second place with 673 million dirhams. With 598 million dirhams, Al Reem Island came in third, Khalifa City came in fourth with 173 million dirhams, and the Al Raha Beach area came in fifth with 168 million dirhams. And finally, Al Shamkha came in sixth with 150 million dirhams worth of real estate transactions.

His Excellency Dr Adeeb Al-Afifi, Executive Director of the Real Estate Sector at the Department of Municipalities and Transport, said: "With steady and sustained growth in Abu Dhabi's real estate sector, the emirate has maintained its position as one of the world's most sought-after markets and destinations for real estate investment.

“With excellent infrastructure, a diverse range of options, and world-class services, Abu Dhabi's real estate industry strengthens its position as one of the best places in the world to live, work, and visit."