Gross rental yields in United Arab Emirates are moderate to good.

Residential Valuation Specialist | November 14, 2022

Last Updated: Sept. 08, 2022
DUBAI - Apartments COST ($) YIELD (p.a.)
TO BUY MONTHLY RENT
Downtown
Studio $378,160 $2,155 6.84%
1-Bedroom $485,979 $2,723 6.72%
2-Bedroom $898,448 $5,445 7.27%
3-Bedroom $1,470,172 $7,941 6.48%
4+Bedroom $4,356,112 $22,688 6.25%
Palm Jumeirah
Studio $462,837 $1,702 4.41%
1-Bedroom $677,920 $3,517 6.23%
2-Bedroom $925,674 $4,991 6.47%
3-Bedroom $1,320,446 $6,239 5.67%
4+Bedroom $8,154,097 $40,839 6.01%
Dubai Marina
Studio $231,418 $1,407 7.29%
1-Bedroom $362,102 $2,155 7.14%
2-Bedroom $598,965 $3,449 6.91%
3-Bedroom $980,125 $4,538 5.56%
4+Bedroom $1,225,157 $5,672 5.56%
Business Bay
Studio $225,973 $1,407 7.47%
1-Bedroom $314,457 $1,882 7.18%
2-Bedroom $519,815 $2,949 6.81%
3-Bedroom $803,158 $4,048 6.10%
4+Bedroom $3,441,025 $6,353 2.22%
JLT
Studio $142,935 $1,044 8.76%
1-Bedroom $245,031 $1,509 7.39%
2-Bedroom $408,386 $2,042 6.00%
3-Bedroom $544,514 $3,120 6.87%
JVC
Studio $121,154 $817 8.09%
1-Bedroom $201,470 $1,248 7.43%
2-Bedroom $315,499 $1,588 6.04%
3-Bedroom $435,299 $2,723 7.51%
Arjan
Studio $119,793 $749 7.50%
1-Bedroom $199,292 $1,134 6.83%
2-Bedroom $299,483 $1,543 6.18%
3-Bedroom $444,336 $2,700 7.29%
Al Furjan
Studio $108,902 $726 8.00%
1-Bedroom $198,720 $1,134 6.85%
2-Bedroom $299,481 $1,475 5.91%
Dubai avg. Rental Yields 6.61%
ABU DHABI - Apartments COST ($) YIELD (p.a.)
TO BUY MONTHLY RENT
Al Reem Island
Studio $150,558 $1,015 8.09%
1-Bedroom $231,418 $1,361 7.06%
2-Bedroom $363,599 $1,928 6.36%
3-Bedroom $544,514 $2,836 6.25%
4+Bedroom $1,125,783 $4,048 4.35%
Saadyiat Island
Studio $289,680 $1,021 4.23%
1-Bedroom $639,804 $1,656 3.11%
2-Bedroom $980,120 $3,063 3.75%
3-Bedroom $1,687,993 $3,778 2.69%
4+Bedroom $3,811,598 $12,478 3.93%
Al Raha beach
Studio $247,754 $930 4.51%
1-Bedroom $314,457 $1,429 5.45%
2-Bedroom $442,418 $2,269 6.15%
3-Bedroom $707,868 $3,744 6.35%
4+Bedroom $803,158 $4,765 7.12%
Yas Island
Studio $198,748 $1,089 6.58%
1-Bedroom $249,809 $1,248 5.99%
2-Bedroom $438,334 $1,928 5.28%
3-Bedroom $494,393 $2,836 6.88%
Abu Dhabi avg. Rental Yields 5.48%
RAZ AL KHAIMAH - Apartments COST ($) YIELD (p.a.)
TO BUY MONTHLY RENT
Al Hamra Village
Studio $73,509 $522 8.52%
1-Bedroom $130,683 $794 7.29%
2-Bedroom $228,081 $1,123 5.91%
3-Bedroom $454,417 $1,758 4.64%
Mina Al Arab
Studio $76,232 $442 6.96%
1-Bedroom $206,421 $908 5.28%
2-Bedroom $333,501 $1,179 4.24%
3-Bedroom $410,443 $1,656 4.95%
Al Raha beach
Studio $82,425 $545 7.93%
1-Bedroom $153,775 $862 6.73%
2-Bedroom $204,193 $1,191 7.00%
Raz al Khaimah avg. Rental Yields 6.31%
AJMAN - Apartments COST ($) YIELD (p.a.)
TO BUY MONTHLY RENT
Ajman (all locations)
Studio $40,839 $295 8.67%
1-Bedroom $91,112 $408 5.38%
2-Bedroom $159,247 $635 4.79%
3-Bedroom $240,948 $817 4.07%
Ajman avg. Rental Yields 5.72%
SHARJAH - Apartments COST ($) YIELD (p.a.)
TO BUY MONTHLY RENT
Sharjah (all locations)
Studio $103,458 $363 4.21%
1-Bedroom $172,067 $522 3.64%
2-Bedroom $230,738 $749 3.89%
3-Bedroom $285,871 $998 4.19%
4+Bedroom $537,709 $1,928 4.30%
Sharjah avg. Rental Yields 4.05%
All yields are gross - i.e., before taxes, repair costs, ground rents, estate agents fees, and any other costs. Net yields (what you´ll really earn) are typically around 1.5% to 2% lower.
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Gross rental yields, i.e., the gross returns on investment if the apartment is fully rented out, are moderate to good in Dubai, they range from 2.22% to 8.76% with an emirate average of 6.61%, the difference stemming from the lower cost of the smaller apartments.

Yields in Dubai are good-ish, but the days when Dubai generated stratospheric yields are gone. Also, this can be a volatile market. Home prices swing up and down frequently.

Rental yield returns in Abu Dhabi are similar to Dubai, with them ranging from 2.69% to 8.09% with an average of 5.48%.

The yield rate consistency remains the same in other emirates and cities as well. Raz al Khaimah yields range between 4.24% to 8.52%, Sharjah ranges between 3.64% and 4.30% and Ajman is between 4.07% and 8.67%.

Round trip transaction costs are reasonable in Dubai. See our Dubai transaction costs analysis and our UAE transaction costs compared with other Middle Eastern countries.