In Dubai, an empty plot of land on Jumeirah Bay Island recently sold for over $34 million, attracting attention due to its staggering price. The 24,500-square-foot property was sold by Umar Kamani, a British entrepreneur and co-founder of fashion retailer PrettyLittleThing. He made a significant profit, as the sale marked a 242% gain over his original purchase price in 2021.
Jumeirah Bay Island is an exclusive artificial island connected to the mainland by a bridge. It offers luxurious amenities such as a five-star hotel developed in collaboration with Bulgari, sandy beaches, a marina, high-end restaurants, and more. The island is highly sought after by ultra-high net worth individuals looking for prime real estate in Dubai.
The rising prices of properties on Jumeirah Bay Island reflect the island’s exclusivity and desirability among the wealthy. Limited supply, coupled with its proximity to prestigious establishments like Bulgari and the Four Seasons, contributes to its increasing land value. This recent sale follows the trend of rising property prices on the island, as two similar plots were sold together for over $49 million in 2022.
The sale of this expensive plot of land highlights the demand for prestigious and exclusive properties in Dubai, where real estate prices can reach astonishing heights.