- About Bayut UAE
- Our journey so far
- What makes us different?
- Innovative products and features
- Bayut’s awards
- Office location, timings and contact
- Connect with us
The UAE has one of the most dynamic real estate sectors in the world, where new projects and schemes are unveiled every day. As the real estate industry in the UAE is constantly evolving, buyers, homeowners and tenants are often on the lookout to buy, rent or sell homes in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other parts of the UAE. But how can the potential buyers, sellers, landlords, agents and tenants easily connect with each other through a reliable platform? That’s where Bayut steps in to support end-users with a range of superior products and innovative PropTech solutions, which are redefining the way property search is conducted in the region.
WHO ARE WE: ABOUT BAYUT UAE
Bayut is the market leading property website in the UAE, that connects buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants and agents. Our website hosts listings for properties across the UAE with extensive inventory from more than 1,200 agencies. Our website and mobile app attracts users from across the country and the wider GCC region and has registered record-breaking traffic of over 3 million sessions each month since October 2019.
Along with being the market leaders and the most trusted portal in the industry, Bayut UAE is also the most well-funded tech startup in the region, raising capital of $160M over four funding rounds from well-known investors like the KCK group and Exor. Our parent company EMPG also recently announced a merger with the Netherlands-based OLX Group, for its businesses in Pakistan, Lebanon, Egypt as well as dubizzle in the UAE!
We are also proud to announce that EMPG has secured $150M (AED 550M) in its latest investment round, taking its valuation to over $1 billion!
Our core values of Honesty. Ownership and Innovation has fueled our growth over the years.
Take a look at the video below to hear all about how this incredible feat was accomplished in this exclusive webinar with our founders: Haider Ali Khan, Zeeshan Ali Khan and Imran Ali Khan.
THE JOURNEY SO FAR
Bayut is a part of the Emerging Markets Property Group, the highly successful parent company which owns and operates bespoke property verticals in emerging markets, mainly focussed on the Middle East and South Asia. The group’s popular ventures include Zameen.com in Pakistan, Bproperty.com in Bangladesh and Mubawab.com is Morocco.
Bayut UAE has also been a pioneer in transforming the real estate industry since launching over a decade ago in 2008. Our story began to really take shape when our CEO, Haider Ali Khan moved from the US to the UAE, to head the Bayut office in 2014.
Since then, Bayut has had an incredible journey, reaching many milestones and receiving accolades from peers within the industry and global media outlets such as Forbes and Arabian Business. We have also successfully closed multiple rounds of funding, the largest being the $100 million Series D funding in 2018.
BAYUT IN 2019
2019 is the year that truly put Bayut UAE on the map.
It began with the acquisition of Lamudi Middle East, which expanded our reach to the wider GCC region. We followed this up with the much-anticipated launch of Bayut.sa, cementing our entry into the Saudi Arabia real estate market.
Then in April 2019, we hosted the Bayut Big Broker Event (B3DXB) which was the biggest real estate summit in the region. At the inaugural edition of the highly successful B3DXB event, we unveiled the BayutPro app, exclusive for real estate brokers with features such as TruCheck™ and SmartLeads™. We also unveiled standardised 2D and 3D Floor Plans for over 45,000 property types, revolutionising the way users could search for properties in the UAE. Currently, we are the only property portal in the UAE to offer this unique bird’s eye view of the property layout to our end users.
In 2019 we also unveiled the biggest real estate commercial in the region, where we revealed Chris Hemsworth as the face of Bayut in the UAE. The Chris Hemsworth Bayut commercial, which was extensively shared and discussed on all the leading social media websites and news outlets in the UAE, was directed by Academy-Award winner Robert Stromberg and was recognised as one of the top 10 integrated marketing campaigns in the region by Campaign ME.
Capping off the successful year, Bayut was also awarded the title of the ‘Best Property Portal’ from Forbes Middle East, with our CEO featured on the Cover of Forbes Middle East’s November Arabic 2019 edition!
Bayut had a great start in 2020 too! Our Marketing Director, Sahar Khan won The Storyteller award for Top Marketing and Communications Executives from Forbes Middle East. The award recognised our highly successful campaign featuring Chris Hemsworth and other marketing initiatives.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
The core of our business is our website – Bayut.com, which is the fastest property portal in the world. It offers users a seamless property search experience, with highly detailed listing pages that highlight all the main features of the property.
To use Bayut.com and search for properties, just enter the desired location, budget and property type and hit the search button – a list of all the available properties in the location will show up. To further aid users in their search, we recently introduced the new Map View feature, using which you can easily search for properties close to your workplace, children’s schools or metro stations.
Each listing has all the information you need to make a quick judgement about the feasibility of the property.
This includes pictures of the property, the amenities, the number bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as the amenities and landmarks around the area. The listing pages also include an interactive map using which users can easily look for the closest schools, supermarkets, hospitals, metro stations and more. Our website also offers exclusive indices and trends for property search patterns and price evolution in the UAE real estate market.
But Bayut is known for going beyond being just a property search engine and provides a series of unique features and products that help users to get. fully integrated experience. Take a look at some of these products and content-rich features that augment the real estate search experience.
STANDARDISED FLOOR PLANS OF OVER 45,000 PROPERTIES
Along with browsing through the comprehensive details each property, our users have the option to browse through over 45,000 2D and 3D floor plans of properties across the UAE. These floor plans have been designed to provide potential homeowners and tenants with a bird’s-eye view of the property, facilitating a better understanding of the scale and positioning of rooms in a property listed on Bayut.
Available on both the desktop and mobile version, Bayut’s floor plans enable users to identify layouts that best suit their needs and then search for similar properties on Bayut. With this new feature, Bayut users are empowered to make informed decisions. Users can get a fairly good idea about the property before initiating a conversation with the agent, which in turn translates to higher quality leads for real estate professionals.
In addition to the static floor plans, we have also launched the property industry’s first interactive three-dimensional solution in the wider GCC region, 3D Live, transforming the visual experience for residential floor plans in UAE.
3D Live is the latest addition to Bayut’s 2D and 3D family of Floor Plans. It puts the end-user in charge of their own virtual journey, allowing them to drive their visual experience, and helps them gain a more detailed view of their desired property.
Along with the MyBayut blog, we also have content-rich resources to help end-users make well-informed decisions about the properties they choose to move into. Here are some of the resources users can access on Bayut.
Bayut’s Area Guides are the most detailed resources available in the region, covering all aspects of the popular neighbourhoods across the UAE. This includes information about the general lifestyle in the area, property types which available, unique amenities and much more. With our Area Guides, we aim to help users who are looking to move or already living in the area, to find in-depth information about their area of interest. Currently, there are over 1,400 Area Guides, which users can access in English and Arabic on Bayut.
The Building Guides provide a comprehensive insight for residential, commercial and mixed-use towers in the UAE. Giving potential tenants and buyers an accurate picture of the features of each building, these guides include unique, helpful details such as the service charges, parking facilities, property types available, amenities included and the average price for buying or renting in these towers. There are currently over 700 Building Guides available on Bayut in both English and Arabic.
Since most parents choose their homes based on the proximity to the children’s schools, we felt the need to create well-researched sources of information pertaining to the schools in the UAE, which parents could find on a single page. Using our guides for the different schools in the UAE, on parents can get to know all the information about the curriculum, campus facilities, admissions criteria, extracurricular activities, lunch options, fee structure, medical facilities and other important details such as the ratings from recognised government bodies such as the Ministry of Education, KHDA and ADEK. The guide also includes a helpful section on the closest properties that parents can choose from the respective school that they are interested in.
This is a revolutionary app, designed exclusively for our real estate brokers to help enhance their business efficiency. It comes with a suite of exclusive features such as TruCheck™ and SmartLeads™ which helps agents in the UAE to improve the visibility of their listings and deliver high-quality service by using value-added information relating to a customer’s requirements.
One of the things that end-users are frustrated about is the lack of clarity about whether a property that is listed on a portal is still available on the market. Using the TruCheck™ feature allows brokers to easily advertise the availability of a property by using BayutPro, helping them to establish trust with customers and get better quality leads. Properties with a TruCheck™ badge are positioned higher up on our website, which helps brokers receive more leads and validate the availability of a listing easily.
This innovative new feature is an intuitive lead management tool that collates all the information on a customer’s property preference including details such as location, budget and property type. When a lead is generated, brokers have access to this information to help them better understand the intent and requirements of a user.
Bayut is committed to improving the level of service in the UAE real estate market, which is why we created Bayut Academy, a free-of-charge training system with a diverse range of workshops covering multiple modules. These workshops offer tips for real estate agents to improve the skills and knowledge of our partners, helping them produce a better end-user experience. Now agents can also register for our training session for Bayut Academy online!
OTHER INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS
Our superior technology, data-based approach and keen understanding of the need to innovate have powered Bayut’s growth over the years. To ensure our users have a seamless property search experience, we developed a curated set of user-friendly systems and content-rich platforms that agencies, brokers and end-users can utilise to research information about the real estate market in the UAE and identify the perfect homes that suit their requirements. Here’s a look at some of the bespoke features available on Bayut to support the needs of both end-users and clients.
FOR THE END-USER
Bayut provides all the necessary tools for end-users to find the right properties that meet their expectations. Being a homegrown platform in the UAE, all our features are available in both English and Arabic.
Built with the same focus on using technology to solve the problems faced by end-users, the Bayut App allows users to browse through properties on the go. The app also comes with the detailed filters and options using which you can conduct tailored searches based on your needs.
Bayut’s highly popular consumer-facing app is available for download in the Apple iOS Store and Google Play Store.
In addition to having a complete database of available listings for rent and sale, Bayut is also home to the MyBayut blog, which can answer every question that a potential end-user could encounter when searching for a property in the UAE.
Some of the topics covered in our blog include detailed insights on the current property price trends, comparison of popular neighbourhoods, top schools, extensive market reports of all the emirates and other useful information about navigating life in the UAE.
To help users to easily navigate life in the UAE, MyBayut also features all the latest information about trending events, recent laws and more!
FOR THE BROKER
Along with offering a seamless property search experience for end-users, we have technologically advanced products, to help our clients elevate their business performance.
Profolio is a robust listings’ management software, available to all registered agents on Bayut to help then maximise reach and conversions. With Profolio agencies can upload listings, edit and manage information, check on the health of the listings and update details about the agent handling the property.
Bayut’s Brokerpad is a state-of-the-art CRM that is used by real estate agencies in the UAE to effectively manage their teams and leads. Some of its features include syndicating listings across multiple platforms, sharing listings with other brokers on the platform, managing the lifecycle of a lead and generating contracts at the click of a button.
Real estate brokers and agents on Bayut, can easily request for a review from clients. Using this new feature, you can filter from the reviews you receive and choose to publish positive feedback on your profile using BayutPro. Displaying positive feedback on your agent profiles on Bayut will help market the benefits you can provide to prospective buyers and tenants, attracting more clients, resulting in more business.
This is a section on the website where developers can advertise new off-plan and ready projects in the UAE market. With the new projects section on Bayut developers can gain exposure for their projects from investors from around the world.
OTHER VALUE ADD-ONS
Along with the groundbreaking products and elaborate content platforms, we offer interactive and engaging add-ons to help agencies gain more exposure and engage our audience.
- Agency And Agent Of The Month – This is a coveted award that recognises the top performers in our industry to help boost their visibility.
- Bayut Big Closers – A new segment which was launched in 2019, Bayut’s Big Closers gives viewers a first-hand account from ‘Big Closers’ in the industry, about how they are closing deals worth millions, just by using Bayut and our exclusive features.
- Expert Advice – A highly popular segment featured on the MyBayut blog, Expert Advice includes informative videos that provide useful advice from leading real estate experts in the city on the best practices for investment, market trends, mortgage advice and much more.
- Bayut Real Estate Bytes – An educational show where Bayut sits down with visionary leaders, decision-makers, experts and government officials to discuss the latest developments in the region’s real estate and infrastructure sectors with Mahmoud El Burai, Senior Advisor to Dubai Land Department moderating the conversation.
- House Of The Week – This is a spectacular video tour of the most stunning and unique properties in the UAE, published on our YouTube and social media channels.
- Facebook Live – An exclusive segment where we walk-through some of the available properties on Bayut, with a live video on Facebook, to help potential renters and buyers tour the property from the comfort of their home. Since the live video is conducted with the agent of the property, viewers get a chance to easily engage with them and ask any questions they may have.
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
Due to our continued commitment to improving the quality of the real estate market in the UAE and our tireless efforts to use technology in innovative ways to solve local challenges, we have been recognised by reputed bodies in the region.
People’s Choice Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Arabian Business
Our CEO, Haider Ali Khan brought home the prestigious People’s Choice Award For Entrepreneur Of The Year at the Arabian Business StartUp Awards in 2018. He was declared after being nominated alongside 11 other finalists. He secured the highest number of public votes, for the most influential and popular entrepreneur in the region; a testament to the industry’s overwhelmingly popular response to our efforts.
Best Property Portal: Forbes Middle East
We have always been committed to delivering the best services, products and features for anyone searching for properties in the UAE and providing real value to our users and clients in the UAE. In November 2019, after a fantastic year of accomplishments, we were extremely honoured to be recognised by Forbes Middle East as the ‘Best Property Portal’ in the region for transforming the region’s real estate market. Receiving this award is a testament to our dedication to improving the property search experience.
The Storyteller Award for Top Marketing and Communications Executives: Forbes Middle East
Adding to the list of our accolades is the Storyteller Award for Top Marketing and Communications Executives, also by Forbes Middle East. This title was awarded to our talented Marketing Director, Sahar Khan for spearheading the highly successful campaign featuring Chris Hemsworth as the face of Bayut and other impressive marketing initiatives including planning and executing the region’s first and most successful PropTech summit; B3DXB.
BAYUT OFFICE LOCATION, TIMINGS AND CONTACT
Bayut’s offices are located in the design centre of the city, Dubai Design District (d3). We moved here in 2017, to accommodate our growing team and fuel our creativity for solving property-related challenges in the UAE.
If you’d like to come to meet us or talk to us, here’s how you can reach us.
- Bayut Dubai office location: Building 3, on the fifth floor, office 511
- Office timings: Sunday to Thursday from 09:00 am – 06:00 pm
- Contact Number: 800-22988
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