Indian and Chinese property buyers increasingly show interest and demand for Vastu and Feng Shui-compliant properties in Dubai.
Real estate industry insiders say that some Vastu-compliant homes are available in Dubai, but developers don’t prioritize or categorise Vastu or Feng Shui-compliant homes.Vastu or Feng Shui are ancient Indian and Chinese practices used to maximise the use of space and objects that are in harmony with the environment and bring peace to the residents.
The rationale behind Vastu or Feng Shui-designed homes is that they’re easy to use, excellent in terms of utilisation of spaces, proper ventilation of air and light, bringing in natural light, incorporating natural elements like plants and use colours that can help increase feelings of positivity among others.
According to Jeetu Punjabi, private office advisor, Engel & Völkers Dubai, incorporating Vastu principles in villa design is not just a passing trend but reflects a deep-seated belief in its ability to bring good health, wealth, happiness, and harmony. This approach is not limited to the layout and design but extends to details like the room shape, furniture arrangement, and the direction of rooms. The principles of Vastu are believed to influence the positive and negative energies surrounding humans, potentially affecting their daily lives and overall well-being??.
Dubai’s overall property market has witnessed unprecedented demand in the past two years, pushing prices to record as buyers from different cultures across the world flocked to the emirate to buy properties. Indian buyers topped the list last year, while Chinese buyers were also among the top 10 nationalities.To make the search as stress-free as possible, he suggested buyers establish the exact requirements that define a Vastu home with the broker so that they can then focus the search on these features.
The developers do not categorise homes based on these specific characteristics. However, owners often seek a higher price during resale, particularly when the potential buyer is specifically interested in a Vastu or Feng Shui-compliant home.The trend in Dubai's real estate market shows an increasing integration of Vastu principles in home designs, but the availability of these Vastu-compliant homes might not be sufficient for all interested buyers, prompting them to consider custom-building their homes.
This supply and demand gap leads some buyers to opt for customisable homes, plots, or homes they can renovate according to Vastu principles, particularly since finding such properties in gated communities might be challenging.
Private office advisor of Engel & Völkers Dubai believes that developers are not focusing enough on Vastu and Feng Shui, although there are villa communities where they have dedicated units following the principles.