November 21, 2016

UAE Smart Home Systems: A Smart Choice?

Smart home systems are now slowly becoming the norm. People are looking for ways to incorporate technology into their lifestyle. As a country known for its people’s grandiose lifestyles, expat culture, and fascinating city developments, the UAE is not one to miss this trend.

Smart homes are gaining traction in the market as they continue to garner popularity due to their brilliant convenience, connectivity, and the beautiful intricacy of a smart home system’s different functions. More than that, smart homes are all about making life more comfortable, convenient, and efficient. Who are we to shy away from the benefits they present?

A growing trend in the UAE


Smart home systems are steadily becoming more in demand in the UAE. In fact, Dubai is launching its own campaign to promote smart home living: the “Smart City” Project and Initiative 2021. This project runs alongside their goal of making Dubai one of the happiest, smartest, and most well-connected cities in the world by 2017.

Reports also show that the UAE smart home market is going to increase its compound annual growth rate by 14.8% from 2016 to 2022. This is in relation with the continuous development of luxury villas and high-rise living complexes in the country. Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Al-Ain currently have the largest revenue share in the smart home market.

Why switch?

Here are the different factors that influence people into getting smart home systems:

1. Limited masonry work

2. Ease of use

3. Flexibility of use

4. Variety of packages

5. Compatibility with other appliances

6. Costs

But the truth is, all these reasons can be summed up into one word: convenience. People want to live in a home that makes everything easy – from configuring indoor temperature to cooking their daily meals at the touch of a button. Or from your phone.

It’s not only for their use, it serves as an investment. Many look at the long-term benefits of having smart systems in their homes. So if they plan to move and sell their old home, they have an added value they can offer to potential buyers.

Many homeowners are taking interest in smart home systems because of the home’s energy savings. For countries in the Middle East, most smart home systems are integrated to provide lighting and temperature controls. As they provide cost-efficient additions, these automated systems have become an important feature for these homes.

Is it worth it?

The cost of reconfiguring a smart home system can range from 150,000 AED to 1 million AED. You can get an in-house theater system complete with a giant screen, surround sound, and cinema-like seats for 300,000 AED. It may look pricey initially, but if you see the bigger picture and think of it as a long-term investment, the value that these smart home systems add are worth the purchase.

Are you planning to give smart home systems a shot? It might just be the next smart decision you’ll make.