The Curious Case of Oversupply Part 1 – Dubai Marina

Marina Vista Beachfront

The Curious Case of Oversupply Part 1 – Dubai Marina

On the 10thof June 2019, I thought to myself let me reach out to agents in the market and check their knowledge of the market. This is how a couple of the calls went.

Do you know how many total apartments they are in Dubai Marina / JBR, completed or constructed. I was amazed at the replies.

  • Between 300,000 and 400,000 apartments.
  • About 10,000 Unit
  • I think about 100,000 Units
  • About 25,000 to 30,000 Units

How many buildings do you think they are in Dubai Marina / JBR

  • It is about 250 Buildings
  • It is a 1,000 Buildings
  • It is collection of 500 Buildings
  • It has about a 100 Buildings

Now these are not random calls, these were calls made to experienced brokers in the market; now the article is not about taking cheap shots at brokers in the market, of which I am a part of, a community of professional that is very hard working and dedicated spending countless hours to please their clients. This is really meant to bring information about Dubai Marina to our readers as well as raise awareness in the market.

Dubai Marina is an amazing Master Development. Conceptualized by Emaar Properties with support from Dubai Properties and inspired by the Vancouver waterfront, Dubai Marina, which includes JBR is a Master Development of currently a 187 Building, either completed or under construction with a total of ;

  • 39,817 Apartments / Hotel Apartments
  • 34,639 Completed
  • 5,132 Under Construction

Dubai Marina / JBR has a number of Developers that have developed Buildings in there, and is one of the oldest of most established Master Communities in Dubai and amongst the most well linked communities in terms of transportation. Connected by

  • Two Metro Stations
  • A Tram Station that runs around the Marina
  • 2 Dedicated Interchanges from Sheikh Zayed Road both from Dubai / Abu Dhabi sides of Sheikh Zayed
  • Access directly from JLT /Greens / Jumeriah Park / Jumeriah Island

Dubai Marina / JBR having delivered its first Building in 2003, which was the known as the Original 6 Towers, which is a collection of 6 Towers by Emaar. These include. Al Fairooz, Al Mesk, Al Anbar, Al Mass, Murjan Al Yass, which is a collection of 1165 apartments.

Dubai Properties handed over their first Development in JBR in 2007.

Dubai Marina is broken down by number of buildings and apartments by the following Developers.

Emaar Properties – 6,671 Units Across 31 Buildings

  • Completed – 4511 Units across 28 Buildings
  • Under Construction – 826 Units across 3 Buildings

Dubai Properties – 5,337 Units Across 36 Buildings

  • Completed – 6,523 Units across 35 Buildings
  • Under Construction – 826 Units across 3 Buildings

Select Group – 4,680 Units Across 14 Buildings

  • Completed- 3,381 Units Across 11 Buildings
  • Under Construction – 141 Units in One Building

Cayan Group – 1,631 Units Across 7 Developments

Diamond Developers 1,228 Units Across 6 Developments

Damac 1,528 Units Across 6 Developments

Dubai Marina, has one of the fewest number of units that are under construction, either as a percentage of total available units, or even as a total number of units. This is primarily due to the fact it is and older and most established community with a lack of available land for Developers to launch projects on.

The only issue that we do see with the Marina with the large amount of new buildings that are coming online across Dubai, there is a preference for Tenants and new buyers to buy or rent in new buildings. For Tenant’s or Buyers who prefer the Marina lifestyle, they are willing to pay the premium either in terms of rent or purchase for new building. For example a Marina Facing Three Bedroom in Marina Gate can command a rent of as high as 230,000 – 240,000, whereas older buildings with similar views cap out at 175,000 – 185,00.

The above allows Dubai Marina to be the most protected community in terms of oversupply coming in the market  and will allow new developments such as Marina Gate, Jumeirah Living, Address Jumeirah and Vida that are both well located and have a higher finishing statement to do well in terms of rental and sale.

Do you want more information, are you interested in understanding how this impacts your decision, whether you are a Developer, a Landlord, A Buyer, a Seller or a Tenant.

Reach out to us at


Tel: +971 50 786 8912