The Neighbourhoods

Hattan, at the Lakes

Experience tranquil and scenic living in the esteemed community of Hattan

20 Aug 2017, words by Sally Ann Ghai

As an area of particular expertise for our Associate Director Sally Ann Ghai, LUXHABITAT presents for sale the very best of Emirates Living’s most exclusive hidden gem, The Hattan Community. Tranquil and scenic with expansive calming vistas created by large lakes, parks, and landscaped greenery, the Lakes sets the tone for expatriate living in Dubai.

I always describe the Lakes as an oasis in the heart of the city. Residents enjoy all the benefits and privacy of villa living, with gardens and lush greenery, but the dramatic skyline of JLT and the Marina on the near horizon reminds them they are only minutes from the bustle and convenience of city life.

- Sally Ann Ghai, Associate Director

The Lakes is without doubt the most accessible of Dubai’s villa communities. Set just off the Sheikh Zayed Road and First Al Khail Street, there is no compromise on location and this will always be a valuable desirability factor. Adjacent to Emirates Hills and The Meadows, there is a distinctly exclusive feel to the Lakes Community. The old adage location, location, location is a true one, and such an important influencer on real property value - a strong reason why this community will never go out of fashion. 

The Lakes is made up of detached villas and townhouses. Designed as a complete community of prestige homes by Emaar, the pearl of the Lakes are the Hattan communities. These are large villas following 4 floor plan types, from 4 to 7 bedrooms and ranging from 4,700 sqft to almost 8,000 sqft. The L types are set alongside the Emirates golf course with the skyline backdrop, and the smaller E types are set facing the internal lake. In Hattan 2 and 3, the properties benefit from an additional third storey with en-suite and terrace. It is noteworthy that the Hattan E and L layouts are replicated on some plots in Meadows 5 through 8 in the broader Emirates Living community, but it is in Hattan, The Lakes, specifically where they are set aside parks and lakes as a discrete neighbourhood of premiere homes, which carry a premium in both ticket price and perception. 

The Lakes lifestyle

With the Lakes club set in the centre of the development, residents can enjoy the city’s only true British gastro pub The Reform Social and Grill, which has it’s original sister branch in Marylebone central London. This homely but classy venue is distinctly British, with traditional roast dinners, pies and ploughman’s lunches featured on the menu, alongside weekend Premier League football, and the staple British Pub Quiz. The nearby orchard is used to host events in the cooler months, boasting regular outdoor film screenings, farmer’s markets and community family events set with the big lake as an impressive backdrop. 

All of the communities are set in a ring around a very large central lake, across which vast sunset views with a skyline backdrop can be enjoyed. There are smaller lakes and areas of parkland, children’s play areas, a sports field and communal pools peppered throughout the sub-communities. Residents can find a member’s gym, supermarket, laundry, nurseries and schools, and ATM conveniently situated nearby the cafés and licensed restaurants.

The Hattan homes all feature three large open entertaining spaces spanning the entire back of the home, many times re-worked during renovations by current owners to give a more open plan feel. The kitchens are generous and luxurious, often featuring a central island. Throughout the public spaces on all levels, and in the master bedrooms the standard finish is marble. However, there are many homes in the Lakes Hattan communities which have been thoroughly modernised to fully optimise and showcase the grandeur of the homes.

Due to it’s popularity and location, Sally Ann Ghai at LUXHABITAT is always keen to speak to owners who wish to offer their property for sale or rental to our elite clientele.

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