How tech will shake up the future of Dubai’s real estate

The age of digital disruption is in full swing, and as cities race to keep up, the divide between the winners and losers in real estate will become even more stark.

So there is a “call for the real estate industry in Dubai” to heed from Mahmoud AlBurai, vice-president of the Arab Countries chapter of the International Real Estate Federation.

“We spend very little on research and development, and on technology,” AlBurai said. “It’s time to invest in such infrastructure because we need that for the future. It’s time to be relevant.”

For AlBurai, technology has