Disruptive technologies, such as 360-degree virtual tours, are reshaping the real estate market in Dubai. Being one of the first industries in the world to reap exponential benefits from VR tours, the property market is shifting to a new realm of reality.
The world has almost come to a standstill because of the current pandemic situation. As a result, businesses have been forced to look for innovative ways to conduct business. As a solution, virtual tours are helping potential customers enjoy various services right from the comfort of their homes. That being said, what is the real estate sector in Dubai doing to reap the benefits of the changing technological landscape? We at D&B Properties look at how the property market is leveraging virtual tours to offer 360-degree tour experience to its customers.
What are virtual tours?
Virtual reality or VR, in technical terms, is a 3D, computer-generated environment that creates a false reality. Anyone using the right tools can explore and interact with this environment with ease. For instance, in the real estate sector buyers and renters can use the technology to view properties in a 360-degree panorama setting. Virtual tours, also called 360 tours, help them navigate the property, offering an immersive experience. And all this happens at the comfort of their homes.
How are virtual tours helpful in the property market?
According to Goldman Sachs, the VR technology has the “potential to become the next big computing platform.” In their Virtual and Augmented Reality: Understanding the Race for the Next Computing Platform, researchers estimate that the revenues for VR in the real estate sectors could be as much as USD2.6 billion in 2025. It is estimated that the platform would be about 300,000 users by then.
Top real estate developers and property listing portals in Dubai are already deploying virtual tours. They are using the technology to help potential buyers with property viewings right from their homes. All this being said, the question is no longer about “why” VR tours in real estate – it is more about “when”. It is now up to the agents and real estate companies to educate the public around them about the benefits of 360-degree tours.
Ready for some virtual tours?
Now, how about experiencing some 360 tours right as you navigate this article? Here are some of our listings with interactive VR tour options. These are some of the most sought-after communities in Dubai by real estate investors. They offer both off-plan and ready properties.
Downtown Dubai is the heart of the city, which is also home to the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa. The epicentre of Dubai’s tourism, this dynamic city hub is sprawling with the most iconic hangout destinations. Additionally, they also host several cafes and restaurants, and, most importantly, The Dubai Mall. Meanwhile, here is a chance for you to enjoy the virtual tours of the most in-demand projects in this community.
BLVD Heights is 53- and 46-storey twin-tower complex. it is a collection of 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom apartments, penthouses and duplexes. Moreover, it is located alongside Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard. And its residents can have access to a seamless setting of leisure and entertainment activities.
Opera Grand by Emaar is a luxury development in the heart of Downtown Dubai. It is also set to be the first exclusive residential tower to launch in The Opera District. This 66-storey tower will feature 249 apartments with 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-bedroom apartments. They will also have 5-bedroom townhouses.
Located at The Opera District, Il Primo is a 77-storey apartment building with 4-, 5-, and 6-bedroom apartments and duplex units. Most importantly, it offers its residents the amazing opportunity to live in the flourishing cultural centre of Dubai. In other words, this first-class residential building offers a thrilling lifestyle.
Dubai Hills Estate
A master community crafted by Emaar, Dubai Hills Estate is a planned 2,700-acre multi-purpose development. Moreover, it is strategically located with easy access to the rest of the city. In short, it has everything you will ever need. This community has apartments and villas to choose from. They also have an array of luxury townhouses. Meanwhile, here is a chance for you to enjoy the virtual tours of the most in-demand projects in this community.
A collection of premium, mid-rise apartments, Acacia has 477 apartments with 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms, overlooking the Dubai Hills Park. Above all, it is part of the iconic MBR City development in Dubai. This scenic neighbourhood offers its residents a truly integrated lifestyle amid world-class amenities.
Located close to Downtown Dubai, Park Heights features 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments ranging between 60 and 150 square metres. With views of the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa, this apartment building is a masterpiece. It is certainly apt anyone looking for a thriving community living experience.
Elegantly rising amid lush green plains, Park Point features 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments and duplexes. Located in the Dubai Hills Estate community, this residential building has easy access to Al Marabea Street. Moreover, it is also close to Downtown Dubai.
The ideal choice for families, Mulberry residences is spread along the entire length of the Dubai Hills Park. The location makes it a destination that kids will never want to leave. Mulberry features 330 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments. They also boast of elegantly designed common terrace areas.
With 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments, Park Ridge is a craft of hands that blends urban living with nature. Offering a community-oriented lifestyle, the apartments enjoy easy commuting options. What is more exciting is that it has access to malls and retail outlets, and connectivity to move around Dubai easily.
Dubai Creek Harbour
Consider the future of Dubai, Creek Harbour is the most sought-after developments in the city. An attraction to property investors, it is home to the world’s tallest building, Dubai Creek Tower. Moreover, the tower is expected to help investors gain higher returns in the future. Meanwhile, here is a chance for you to enjoy the virtual tours of the most in-demand projects in this community.
Featuring 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom apartments, Creekside 18 is a unique blend of cosmopolitan lifestyle and pristine waters. Additionally, the twin towers rise amid plush settings along palm tree-lined walkways and local charm. With views of the Dubai skyline and Burj Khalifa, residents can enjoy the scenic surroundings.
Dubai Creek Residences
Dubai Creek Residences offers stunning apartments with 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms. Overlooking the mesmerizing Arabian Gulf, it is studded with modern facilities. Moreover, the apartments also showcase a unique blend of sophistication and elegance.
Considered the tallest twin towers in Dubai Creek Island, Harbour Views features 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments. With more than 750 glass-fronted homes, the complex also houses exclusive premium villas. They are studded with ultramodern facilities and lifestyle settings.
The apartment complex hosts more than 500 homes with 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments and penthouses. Creek Horizon offers a blend of modern and contemporary lifestyle, taking cosmopolitan living to new levels. Overlooking mesmerising views of Dubai’s skyline and Burj Khalifa, it offers a stunning feast to the eyes.
Creek Gate is elegantly set amid state-of-the-art facilities and high-end amenities. It offers the best of everything to define the next level of elegance. The residential building features luxurious apartments with 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms. Moreover, it has every sophisticated facility embodied in its style and texture.
Harbour Gate features stylish 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments with spectacular views of Dubai Creek Tower. The tower will be the tallest structure in the world when complete. The waterfront community offers a marina lifestyle and also enjoys access to some of the best amenities in the city.
The Cove is a collection of 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments set alongside a canal, offering a vibrant lifestyle in the future of Dubai. With easy access to the most iconic locations in the city, The Cove is strategically located in the banks of Creek Island. The location also makes it an attraction for investors.
A master community project developed by Emaar at Dubai South, Emaar South is a 145-sq.km. city in the emirates. With proximity to the Dubai Expo 2020 site, the community is located between Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Most importantly, it is very close to Al Maktoum International Airport. Meanwhile, here is a chance for you to enjoy the virtual tours of the most in-demand projects in this community.
Featuring 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom apartments, Golf Views at Emaar South offers a lavish lifestyle set amid vast green plain of a verdant golf course. Moreover, the community sprawls with many entertainment, dining, and retail amenities. Moreover, the world-class facilities make it an attraction for those looking for a serene and calm neighbourhood.
Sprawling across lush green landscapes, Golf Links at Emaar South boasts of a world-class golf course. Offering unimaginable levels of a lavish and extravagant lifestyle, this is an idyllic gated community. Golf Links features 4- and 5-bedroom contemporary villas. Moreover, the master plan also has an exclusive recreational centre with retail offerings within close reach.
Introducing a new meaning to urban living set in the countryside, Urbana is a mixed-use community by Emaar. Most importantly, the views of a world-class championship golf course adorn this innovative residential complex. Features 2- and 3-bedroom townhouses, it is also apt for families looking for a lush setting away from the city.
Arabian Ranches I
Anyone looking for a calm and quiet place would select Arabian Ranches. Above all, it offers privacy and serenity and calm neighbourhood experience. Located next to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, the master community also offers easy connectivity to the rest of Dubai. Meanwhile, here is a chance for you to enjoy the virtual tour of one of the most in-demand projects in this community.
Aseel features 4-, 5-, 6-, and 7-bedroom villas, strategically located in the most sought-after, lush, green landscapes in Dubai. Moreover, the villas offer a sprawling landscape. Additionally, it overlooks the Arabian Ranches golf course. A community that enriches outdoor experiences, this is a destination for active families who love the outdoors.
It is an undisputed fact that technological advances are increasing day by day. As a matter of fact, the real estate sector in Dubai is also way ahead in leveraging the advantages of such innovations. As a result, virtual reality or virtual tours are becoming mainstream recently. Most importantly, the technology also helps maintain social distancing at times like these.
In conclusion, it can be said that virtual tours are reshaping property searches. As a result, more property investors are taking advantage of the new facility. This not only helps them commute less but also gives a brand new experience.
All that being said, when it comes to buying a property in Dubai, one this matters the most – finding the right agents. Interested in owning a home in Dubai? Our property experts can help you choose the right one for you. Moreover, they have in-depth knowledge about all the communities available in Dubai for real estate investment. They also hold real estate broker licence from Dubai RERA, making them a reliable option to consider.
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