Top 5 developers in Dubai

Top 5 developers in Dubai

09.01.2021 (updated 11.30.2022)

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Dubai is famous for its stunning skyscrapers, marvelous hotels, and futuristic architecture that attract millions of tourists. These projects were made by Dubai’s best construction companies.

Many house buyers in this Emirate have no idea that they own real estate built by the same developers that created the famous Burj Khalifa skyscraper, Burj Al Arab and Atlantis The Palm hotels, or the Dubai Opera.

This is a review of Dubai construction companies with recommendations on selecting the most suitable developer.


Largest construction companies in the UAE

Please find outlines of the Emirates’ most influential developers below. Their projects are definitely worth a look if you are planning to buy property in Dubai.

Emaar Properties. One of the most famous construction companies operating in the Near East, this developer has numerous upscale communities in its portfolio, such as Dubai Marina, Arabian Ranches, Dubai Hills Estate, Dubai Creek Harbour, Downtown Dubai, and others. The company boasts multiple awards. For instance, in 2021, it was recognized by the British 26th Business Excellence Award.

Most famous projects: Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall

Meydan. Implemented the idea of the world’s largest equestrian sports complex whose concept was developed by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai. This project is considered to be the most famous work in the developer’s portfolio. Today, Meydan is one of the largest construction companies operating in Dubai. Its projects include the development of District One.

Most famous projects: off-plan Dubai One Tower that will become the world’s tallest building; Meydan Racecourse

Damac. The geography of this developer’s projects extends well beyond the UAE. It operates in Qatar, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and the United Kingdom. The company builds high-rise apartment blocks, as well as villa and townhouse communities. Its projects include Damac Hills Estates and the impressive tower of the Paramount Hotel.

Most famous projects: the extravagant Cavalli Tower skyscraper, hotels in Damac Towers, Trump International Golf Club Dubai

Cayan. Established in 1998, this construction company has built numerous residential and commercial properties over years of operation. The developer’s projects include residential buildings, such as Silverene, Dorra Bay Tower, and La Residencia Del Mar, as well as CMC Tower Business Center. Cayan is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including Luxury Lifestyle Awards and Global Payments, in the Outstanding Client Service nomination.

Most famous projects: Infinity Tower

Bloom. Specializing in construction of hotels, schools and, and premium apartments, this developer built residences in such communities as Bloom Gardens, Bloom Marina, and Bloom Towers in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. It also manages educational establishments it has built, specifically Brighton College in Abu Dhabi and Dwight School in Dubai.

The company implements most of its projects in the UAE capital. Bloom also operates in the USA.

Most famous projects: Bloom Marina and Park View high-end residential projects in Abu Dhabi

Tips on how to choose a developer in Dubai

The issue of choosing the right developer is essential for all potential buyers of real estate in the emirate. These steps will help you avoid the most common pitfalls.

  1. Study the developer’s website and social media accounts to find out how many years it has been in the market, who it cooperates with, and whether it has any achievements or awards
  2. Information on all developers’ launched and completed projects is posted on the website of Dubai Land Department (DLD). Look at the date of laying the foundation of the property you are targeting, what stage of construction it is currently on, and when its commissioning is scheduled. This verification method is relevant if you are looking for off-plan real estate
  3. Talk to owners of apartments and villas waiting for the property to be commissioned. This way, you will make sure the developer is not behind schedule. You can find your potential neighbors on social media and on specialized forums. You will thus discover what clients think and say about this developer
  4. Hire a real estate agent. An experienced professional familiar with the local real estate market will explain what details to focus on and what should make you wary during the search. An expert will also give you key recommendations on selecting a developer in Dubai

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The database of AX CAPITAL, a real estate agency in Dubai, features current listings of residences for sale in the United Arab Emirates. Our team will gladly help you to select real estate in Dubai and find a reliable developer, provide legal support with the documentation, and walk you through all stages of closing the deal.

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