A total of 520 real estate-related cases have been registered with Dubai’s Property Court this year, according to a top official.

The court, set up under the Dubai Court of First Instance, has passed judgement on 145 cases so far, said Chief Judge Mohammed Yousuf Sulaiman, deputy director of Dubai Courts, and the Cassation Court’s Senior Judge.

The Property Court started functioning in September 2008 as the global slowdown started to hit the Gulf region, especially the property market.