10 locations to find the most affordable rentals in Dubai


Looking for your first home to rent in Dubai? Or just want to find something to rent out costing a little less than your whole salary? Then read the following. We'll reveal the cheapest areas to rent an apartment in Dubai.

While market experts say rental burden on Dubai’s tenants is losing part of its weight and rentals are actually getting more affordable, tenants themselves often face the situation, when apartment for rent can cost more than the whole year’s salary of a low-income earner.

A one-bedroom residence in Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), one of the most popular Dubai locations due to its benefits: accessibility, beach access and easy commute (through Dubai Tram and Metro), can cost in between AED95,000 and AED116,000, according to Dubai’s offcial rental index.

But not all Dubai addresses are created equal. You can easily find similarly-sized units for about half the price right next to JBR, in the neighboring developments. For example, International Media Production Zone (IMPZ) provides tenants an opportunity to rent out a spacious apartment for as low as AED50,000 per annum.

And the cheapest out of the most affordable Dubai areas to rent apartment in are Dubai Investment Park(DIP), International City and Gardens, where a studio for rent can cost from AED 25,000, AED30,000 and AED 34,000, respectively.

In addition, almost everywhere in Dubai (except for the ultra-luxury locations), you can bargain and get yourself more favorable lease terms.

“There are a growing number of landlords willing to accept rental payments in multiple cheques,” Cluttons said in its latest report.

  1. And Craig Plumb, head of research at JLL confirms, that “landlords are increasingly looking to incentivise in order to retain current tenants and have done so by setting more competitive prices and more attractive lease terms”.

Thus, here are the Top-10 cheapest areas to rent a studio apartment in Dubai, based on the RERA rental index as of April 26, 2018:

  1. Dubai Investment Park (DIP): 25,000 to 35,000 AED per annum.
  2. International City: 30,000 to 36,000 AED per annum.
  3. Gardens: 34,000 to 42,000 AED per annum.
  4. International Media Production Zone (IMPZ): 35,000 to 43,000 AED per annum.
  5. Central Business District ( International City): 36,000 to 44,000 AED per annum.
  6. Discovery Gardens: 38,000 to 46,000 AED per annum.
  7. Dubai Silicon Oasis: 38,000 to 46,000 AED per annum.
  8. Dubai Sports City: 42,000 to 52,000 AED per annum.
  9. Green Community (DIP): 42,000 to 52,000 AED per annum.
  10. Jumeirah Village: 43,000 to 53,000 AED per annum.

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