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Dubai property slowdown due to tighter rules, not oil slump

Analysts say well-balanced supply and demand for properties should keep prices stable

Construction at a waterfront apartment block, operated by Skai Holdings, on Palm Jumeirah artificial island in Dubai.


DUBAI'S tighter property rules aimed at preventing a housing bubble are the main cause of a slowdown in the emirate's real estate sector rather than a sustained drop in oil prices, industry experts said.

Dubai has a low reliance on oil despite hydrocarbons providing three-...

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