The Dubai real estate market has again become bloated with another 18,000 homes expected to be put up for sale by the end of the year.

There have been property oversupply problems in Dubai for some time, with prices being pushed further down.

The 18,000 homes will be ready for occupancy by the fourth quarter of 2011, putting the total amount of residential stock at around 322,000 homes.

Office units in Dubai are expected to grow by more than 30 percent during the next three years, with many construction companies and developers back in business after some lean years.

The re-stimulated property industry has raised fears that further supply may be added to the market.