$500M in Dubai Real Estate Will Soon Be Tokenized on Blockchain

MAG and MANTRA will tokenize $500 million in UAE real estate, taking advantage of blockchain tech.

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  • MAG partners with MANTRA to tokenize $500 million in real estate.
  • Blockchain offers small investors to get a piece of the pie. 
  • The first project involves a luxury real estate development in Dubai.

Blockchain technology’s integration into various industries is accelerating, and real estate is no exception. Developers are recognizing the potential of tokenizing real estate as Real World Assets (RWAs) on the chain. 

Most recently, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has taken the lead in this space with a new deal to tokenize $500 million worth of real estate in the country. This opens a new opportunity for smaller investors who don’t have the money to buy whole properties, especially luxury real estate, which dominates Dubai, UAE’s largest city.

Tokenizing $500 Million in UAE Real Estate

Blockchain technology is making a big entrance into Dubai’s growing real estate market. On Wednesday, July 3, real estate developer MAG and RWA platform MANTRA announced a plan to tokenize $500 million in MAG’s real estate portfolio. They will start with the Keturah Reserve, a luxury residential development in Meydan, Dubai.


The tokenization will happen on MANTRA’s Layer 1 blockchain, geared towards institutional use. According to MANTRA, token holders can earn yields of approximately 8% APY in stablecoins, plus more in MANTA’s native $OM crypto. To ensure investor protection, the RWA tokens will be over-collateralized. Collateral includes a $75 million mega-mansion at The Ritz-Carlton Residences in Dubai, at the Creekside development which is part of the Keturah resort, together with MAG’s corporate credit.

Talal Moafaq Al Gaddah, CEO of MAG Lifestyle Development, and John Patrick Mullin, CEO and Founder of MANTRA, have both emphasized the significance of integrating blockchain technology with tangible assets. MAG CEO further emphasized the importance of innovation in real estate development, which Dubai leads. 

Is Dubai the Perfect Place for RWA? 

Dubai is uniquely positioned to take advantage of integrating real estate and blockchain technology. The city is a global hub for both technologies, attracting billions in real estate investment and a significant number of blockchain startups. In 2022, Dubai’s free trade district hosted over 500 blockchain startups, demonstrating its appeal for crypto companies. 


The real estate market in Dubai is also thriving. In the first quarter of 2024, the residential market recorded 36,448 transactions amounting to $30 billion, reflecting strong investor interest.

Dubai’s strong real estate sector and growing crypto ecosystem make it ideal for projects that combine both industries. 

On the Flipside

  • US crypto insiders warn that if the country’s strict stance on crypto does not change, they may lose many companies to the UAE. 
  • UAE is working on its own central bank digital currency (CDBD), currently in its initial phase.  

Why This Matters

The success of this project will test the utility of RWAs in particular and blockchain technology in general for real applications. It will also open up new investment opportunities for smaller investors. 

Read more about MANTRA: 
RWAs Are on the Rise: MANTRA CEO Discusses Their Future

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David Marsanic

David Marsanic is a journalist for DailyCoin who covers the intersection of crypto, traditional finance, and government. He focuses on institutionalized crypto entities like major cryptocurrency exchanges and Solana, breaking down complex topics into easy-to-understand writing. David's prior experience as a business journalist at various crypto and traditional news sites has enabled him to maintain a critical approach to news while adhering to high journalistic integrity standards.