MENA Real Estate: Demand builds up

Regional Views
Real estate

The outlook for the real estate market across the MENA region has been improving in some areas. This is mainly because business activity has started to see improvements as lockdowns have eased and stimulus packages have kicked in. This week, we focus on the real estate sector in Egypt and the UAE, looking at:

  • The unbalanced recovery in the region as consumer preference shifts toward online shopping and a working-from-home economy, holding back the revival of the retail and commercial property market;
  • The housing market’s trajectory with consumer drawn in by lower property prices and mortgage rates.


Florence Eid-Oakden, Ph.D, Chief Economist

Ghalia Al Bajali, Bouchra Abaakil, Analysts

The Regional Views series are thematic papers aimed at identifying and analysing factors behind medium to long-term economic trends shaping the region. Our analysis draws conclusions that help businesses and investors get ahead of the curve. As a firm staffed by Middle Easterners, we focus on insight rather than standard analysis.

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