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Dubai Property Market Ghanaians and Nigerians invest $6 billion in Dubai property market

An increased amount of Ghanaians are believed to be looking to the UAE’s property market as a safe investment haven.

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Ghanaians and Nigerians  have reportedly invested a total of  $6 billion in Dubai’s property market over the past four years, as revealed by the financial report of First Group, a property company operating in Dubai, with Nigerians forming 60% of the total  number.

An increased amount of Ghanaians are believed to be looking to the UAE’s property market as a safe investment haven.

The phenomenon, according to the Business Day, is encouraging a growing number of property companies from Dubai  to see Ghana as their destination in  targeting buyers across West Africa, especially Nigeria.

Dubai has long been the regional hub for the oil-rich Gulf States, but the ambi­tious city state is never one to rest on its laurels.

READ MORE: Dubai Real estate sector going through difficult times

Some banks, such as Standard Chartered, have chosen to cover some busi­ness lines in sub-Saharan Africa from its regional headquarters at Dubai's financial centre.

Luring talent to the com­fortable Dubai lifestyle is easier than some African postings, while reaching various outposts of the con­tinent can be easier from the city’s thriving airport than other hubs, such as Johannesburg and Nairobi.

As Chinese and Asian firms chose Dubai for their regional headquarters, of­ten these businesses are not only targeting the Gulf, but looking to use the city as a launch pad into sub- Saharan Africa as well.

The Ghana-Dubai property love-in is still going strong as the prop­erty market in general im­proves. Jones Lang LaSalle in a recent second-quarter report noted that villa prices in Dubai had risen by around 20 per cent over last year, while apartments in popular buildings are flat on the year.


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