Dubai's historical beachside neighbourhood

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Jumeirah is a coastal residential area in Dubai which allows residents to enjoy scenic views and the ability to indulge is exciting world class restaurants, cafes, spas, resorts and much more. Jumeirah comprises of three different areas, Jumeirah 1, Jumeirah 2 and Jumeirah 3. The name Jumeirah means beautiful in Arabic and true to form the homes in the area provides scenic beachfront living and gorgeous views. The residents also have the ability to enjoy the luxuries of being in such an exclusive community. The villas and apartments here are surrounded by lush landscaped gardens with easy access to pristine white sand beaches. The beachfront homes here are some of the most expensive residences in the world.

On The Map

Closest Metro Station: Jumeirah Lakes Towers metro station, 11 minutes (8.2 km) via Al Asayel St/D72. 

Closest Tram station: Jumeirah Beach Residence Tram station, 12 minutes.

Closest School: Dubai British School, Jumeirah Park. Street 1 to Al Asayel St/D72, 7 minutes. 

Closest Hospital: Emirates Hospital via Street 1 to Al Asayel St/D72, 19 minutes. Dubai.

International Airport: 29 minutes away from Jumeirah 1 via E11 or via Al Khail Rd/E44. 

Al Maktoum Airport: via Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd/E311 26 minutes away. 

Closest Mall: Mercato Mall, 27 minutes away (24.9 km) via Al Khail Rd/E44.

The Neighbours

A Beautiful Coastal Residential Area In Dubai

Jumeirah is a massive area which is mostly only for GCC Nationals. Its location is prime being central Dubai and right next to the sea.

Jumeirah's prime location and close proximity to the beach and a variety of entertainment outlets, malls, etc, makes it an excellent place to call home. Most of the area is only available for GCC nationals however there are some expat communities that have settled into the area as well. 

Historically, the area was occupied by Arabs that were fishermen and pearl divers and traders by occupation. This makes the place an exciting area in Dubai to explore. The place saw a tremendous expansion in the 1960's which led to it becoming an area for western expatriate residents. Jumeirah can easily be seen as one of the most exclusive parts of Dubai. The expansion of the emirate since 1995 showed a lot of growth in housing developments across Dubai.

What To Expect

Vibrant Exciting Community Living

Jumeirah is a place that was formerly occupied by Arabs that were fishermen, pearl divers, and traders. This area saw huge expansion from the 1960's onwards and this led to the area becoming a very interesting and exclusive place to live. There are many luxury hotels and leisure facilities as well as the Burj Al Arab hotel. Residents can enjoy the famous Kite Beach where people can indulge in some beachside fun at the famous SALT restaurant, an urban food experience. 

There are other hot spots in the area such as City Walk, BOXPARK, Jumeira Bay, Kite Beach, and Burj Al Arab. City Walk is a favourite amongst locals and is an urban living concept by Meraas. There are excellent outdoor facilities that provide the ultimate living experience for Jumeirah residents. It's an idyllic venue for business meetings and morning coffee runs with its quaint street cafes culture. 


BOXPARK is another interesting hip industrial exterior displays an urban cool and trendy cultural scene that acts as a platform for artistic expression. They form the forefront of the new generation that embraces urban culture mixed in with the local style that makes its unique. Located on the Al Wasl Road, a riot of green, yellow and orange, blue and grey. BoxPark is unlike any other mall due to its street style. It is the urban soul of the city. You will enjoy BoxPark if you love trying out cool cuisines and other fascinating events.

BoxPark is perfect for residents that live in the Jumeirah properties and are looking for family friendly entertainment. It has a dedicated valet as well as dedicated children's playing areas all through out. This makes it easier for parents as children will be able to enjoy their time at BOXPARK too. 

Jumeira Bay

Jumeira Bay is a six million sq. ft. mixed use island development by Meraas sculpted like a titanic seahorse riding the arcs of sand and rock. It is located off the coast of Jumeira Beach Road. You can access the island via the 300-metre bridge that has been exclusively provided for residents and visitors alike. 

Jumeira Bay is to become new address of choice for exclusive home owners who will enjoy the luxury of owning or renting their own private house on an island that offers great sea views as well as gorgeous views of the Dubai skyline. You will find low-rise residential buildings and villas, the man-made island will include illuminated gardens and pools, set between beautiful boulevards.

The Bulgari Resort Dubai at Jumeira Bay Island is one of the fifth Bulgari Hotels and Resorts property in the world. It will comprise of 101 rooms and suites in the main hotel buildings and 20 hotel villas that have a full range of luxury hotel facilities.

Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab is located in Jumeirah and repeatedly voted to be the world's most luxurious hotel. You are spoilt for choice in this excellent location, you can avail the finest service and experiences throughout, from an optional chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce, helicopter trips from an iconic helipad, access to private beaches. You will get to enjoy some of the world’s best spas, health clubs and dining venues, as well as the highly acclaimed sea food restaurant Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara.

You can visit the Majlis Al Bahar which is beach-based and displays the most fantastic views of the Burj Al Arab's exterior and experience the city's beauty. The Majlis Al Bahar is perfect for a beach BBQ with friends and family or to watch the sun go down on the Arabian Gulf with a cocktails at the bar. 

Kite Beach

Kite Beach is Dubai's favourite community beach and it's perfect for people that like to kite surf, paddle board, swim and enjoy other exciting adventurous activities. Kite Beach aims to offer something exceptional and unique from the same usual restaurants and cuisines. You can be sure to enjoy the sun on your face and sand between your toes while relishing something cool and delicious.

What Not To Expect

High Rise Towers And Skyscrapers

Jumeirah is considered a residential area in Dubai and mainly has low rise private dwellings. There are large detached properties as well as modest townhouses built in a variety of architectural styles. The area is very popular with expatriates that live and work in the emirate. 

This makes Jumeirah an enclave of serene and secluded community living. Jumeirah is renowned for being one of the most established villa communities in Dubai. Along with this, it is also known for being a beachside community. The close community feel of the area may not suit a young professional looking for the lively hustle and bustle of the city. Besides this, in the main Jumeirah area, expats cannot purchase property.


Gorgeous Arabesque Architecture Combined With Contemporary Design

The architecture found in Jumeirah is varied but similarly contemporary and representative of the emirate. The Arabic architectural style is reminiscent of the region and its culture while the mixing with contemporary design keeps these homes modern. The villa developments in Jumeirah have been created with the very best imported materials. These homes come with amazing facilities, swimming pools, steam rooms, saunas, allocated parking spaces and other excellent amenities that make these homes wonderful.  

The style of these homes ensures that residents have ample space and have world class facilities. The open plan living space along with a high ceiling gives way to spacious setting that residents can enjoy. This design also allows natural light to enter the home and exude the feel of classic elegance. 

Most of these homes come with a temperature controlled pool and a large recreational area that is perfect for people who want to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Residents who want privacy will not have to worry about the floor to ceiling windows as there are remote controlled blinds as well as a strong ability to customise the home depending on whether you want an indoor and outdoor feel. 

The bedrooms are well positioned and give residents beautiful views and also brings in natural light throughout the day. 

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