Dubai’s office leasing market saw slow but steady growth in Q3 as UAE economic indicators witnessed stabilisation over 2017. Grade A offices saw a welcome increase in supply, which is expected to relieve the upward pressure on rents in central prime areas. The commercial market will continue adjusting rapidly in the run up to the Dubai Expo, as demand
requirements for prime office space are finally being met by expected supply. By contrast, rents in the Grade B & C office segment have continued to soften due to persistent issues faced by strata office stock, evidenced by lower occupancy and sluggish demand. The lagging impact of office consolidation in the public and private sectors has kept enquiry levels relatively constant, restricting lease activity mostly to relocations.
Source : Core Savills