The second part of our ultimate guide to Dubai's neighbourhoods. Bookmark this if you want an orientation to the city!
Words by Ankita Bhowmick in The Guides · Jun 13th, 2018
This is the second part in our guide to Dubai's neighbourhoods.
To read the first part, click here.
18. Jumeira Bay
Jumeira Bay is a captivating island development situated along the stunning coastline of Dubai. Known as 'Billionaire's island', this luxurious residential and leisure destination is a favorite spot of residence for UHNWIs. Developed by Meraas, the island's strategic location is just off the coast of Jumeirah Beach Roa and provides residents and visitors with breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf and the iconic Dubai skyline. Its prime location offers easy access to the city's major attractions and business districts, making it a sought-after address for both locals and expatriates. The development boasts an exquisite collection of high-end villas, townhouses, and apartments, designed to epitomize luxury and comfort. Each property on Jumeira Bay features contemporary architecture, state-of-the-art amenities, and meticulous attention to detail, promising an extraordinary living experience. Apart from its residential offerings, Jumeira Bay is also home to a range of leisure and entertainment facilities, including the Bulgari hotel and residences.
Residents can enjoy access to private beachfront, lush landscaped gardens, and world-class recreational areas, promoting a harmonious blend of relaxation and indulgence. Jumeira Bay stands as an epitome of luxury and elegance, redefining the concept of upscale living in the heart of Dubai. With its picturesque setting, lavish properties, and top-notch amenities, Jumeira Bay offers a coveted lifestyle that is nothing short of extraordinary.
A coastal residential area in Dubai, Jumeirah comprises of three different areas, Jumeirah 1, Jumeirah 2 and Jumeirah 3. Residents living in this community are complemented with scenic views and access to exciting world class restaurants, cafes, spas and resorts. Some of the hotspots that this community is home to include City Walk, BOXPARK, Jumeira Bay, Kite Beach, and Burj Al Arab.
The beachfront villas of Jumeirah are among some of the most luxurious and expensive in the world. They are surrounded by lush landscaped gardens with easy access to pristine white sand beaches. The homes feature the best of imported materials and host amazing facilities, swimming pools, steam rooms, saunas, allocated parking spaces and other excellent amenities.
20. Jumeirah Beach Residence (Jbr)
One of the most sought-after areas of Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) is a waterfront community, offering its residents with year-round beach, resort lifestyle. The largest single-phase residential and commercial project in the world, JBR features beachfront cafés, world-class hotels, eccentric nightlife, delightful shopping experiences, and an excellent walking environment.
The upscale community offers 40 tall towers, diving into 6 clusters, overlooking the Arabian Gulf. The properties which JBR has on offer range from studios, penthouses, lofts, garden apartments, and duplexes to one to four-bedroom apartments. All the apartments are complemented with views of either the beautiful Arabian Gulf, the landscaped inner courtyards, or Dubai Marina (which is located right behind JBR).
21. Jumeirah Golf Estates
One of Dubai's most prestigious residential golf developments, Jumeirah Golf Estates is a secured gated community and is home to individually designed villas. The green and tranquil community is situated away from the heart of the city and features extensive manicured golf courses and lakes.
Developed along the fairways of two 18-hole championship golf courses, Jumeirah Golf Estates comprises of 13 different residential communities with a total of 1,050 villas which can either be bought or rented, along with luxury apartments that can be owned. The villas of this community range from 3 to 6 bedrooms, that feature Mediterranean-inspired facades. They host Hacienda, Tuscan, Provencal, Riviera, and Andalucian architectural styles. They are large and are fitted with top-quality finishes.
22. Jumeirah Islands
Consisting of small 46 clusters, Jumeirah Islands is located on the East of the Sheikh Zayed Road, between interchanges 5 and 6. Each cluster offers 16 individually styled homes that are surrounded by artificial lakes. The community features a land-to-water ratio that is two to one, which is the highest in the world. Jumeirah Islands offers a total of 736 luxury homes that feature four or five bedrooms.
They are complemented with amenities that include a swimming pool, a garden area, and a maid's room. Lush landscaping, quaint walkways, well-constructed bridges, and paths add to the beauty of the community. Residents can also make use of amenities like a restaurant, a supermarket, and a clubhouse that the community has on offer. For those who like to remain physically active, Jumeirah Island offers jogging and cycling tracks, gyms, squash, tennis, and basketball courts.
23. Jumeirah Lake Towers (Jlt)
Located along the edges of four artificial lakes, Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT), is inhabited mostly by young couples and young parents. It features plenty of dining and retail options as well as well-connected transport links.
JLT comprises of 79 towers that range from 35 to 45 floors except for the centerpiece which is 66 floors. The towers are placed in clusters of three and are spaced in such a way that they allow the residents to enjoy views of the surrounding areas and that of the sea.
24. Jumeirah Village Circle (Jvc)
As the name suggests, Jumeirah Village Circle offers its residents the feeling of tranquility while providing them with amenities required for a luxurious lifestyle. The community is ideal for those who want to live away from the hustle and bustle of the city but want to enjoy the amenities of urban life. A school located in the vicinity makes it a convenient address for families alike.
The compact and gated community hosts more than 2,800 villas and more than 3,100 townhouses, that are complemented with ultramodern home accessories. Residents can enjoy access to amenities including football and cricket pitch, tennis courts, croquet lawns, a swimming pool as well as jogging and cycling trails, beautiful and green play areas for children, game areas, and cycling tracks. Being a pet-friendly community, it also houses veterinary clinics in its vicinity.
25. Karama /Al Kifaf / Za'abeel
Karama is located to the west of Sheikh Zayed Road and is close to the Dubai Creek. The majority of the population of this community are South Asians but a lot of expats from Philippines, Lebanon, Iran, and many European countries also can be seen residing here.
The Zabeel Park is located between the World Trade Centre and Karama and features a lake offering boat rides, a number of courts for various sports, and a barbecue area. Also scattered around the park are state-of-the-art interactive and educational exhibitions, teaching viewers about a range of subjects including alternative energy and communication. Catering to the mixed nationalities that Karama is home to, it hosts a wide range of eateries that serve cuisines from Arabia, India, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, China and Thailand.
26. Mohammed Bin Rashid City
A master development, Mohammmed Bin Rashid City focuses on four major components: theme parks, retail, art and an environment for sustainability and entrepreneurship. Residents will be complemented with a life in tranquility while enjoying the energy and excitement of the city at their doorstep. The three main prototypes that the development features are the Modern Arabic, Mediterranean and Contemporary design.
The homes that the community has on offer are of one, two and three bedrooms, that are suitable for couples as well as families. It is set around an 18-hole championship golf course and features landscaped parks and gardens, winding walkways, and large open areas. It also hosts a commercial centre, high-end retail centres, hotels, educational institutions, healthcare facilities, mosques and restaurants. The key highlights of the community include one of the largest entertainment facilities in the world in collaboration with Universal Studios, the largest mall in the world named The Mall of the World and also the biggest swimming pool in the world.
27. The Lakes
The Lakes compliments its residents with water-views, parks and landscaped greenery. Situated between two world-class golf courses, The Montgomery at Emirates Hills and Emirates Golf Course, the community features great green spaces and gorgeous, expansive lake-views, that give it an amazing community vibe.
The Lakes consists of six communities, Deema, Forat, Ghadeer, Hattan, Maeen and Zulal, that offer 600 villas in 12 different architectural styles. The homes that the community has on offer vary from 3 bedroom townhouses, up to 7 bedroom luxury villas.
28. The Meadows
Away from the urban settings of Dubai, The Meadows is a beautiful tranquil community among lakes and parks. It is one of the most preferred communities for families and features a friendly community spirit and top-class recreational facilities.
Promoting a healthy lifestyle, the community provides access to sports and recreational facilities. Catering to the needs of the residents, The Meadows offers first-class shopping, leisure and dining facilities along with salons, nurseries, gyms, and clinics. The villas that The Meadows offers consist of 3 to 7 bedrooms. They are spacious and have been constructed in an architectural style that reflects Emirati heritage. Most of them are two-storey and come with garages, private gardens, and some of them with private pools.
29. The Villa
The Villa features beautifully designed Spanish styled villas at an affordable price. The gated community provides its residents with round-the-clock security and is located in the heart of Dubai and is easily accessible from Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and Al Ain Road.
The Villa features 1,811 luxury villas with 4, 5 and 6 bedroom options overlooking lush landscaped. It features 13 types of homes that are complemented with state-of-the-art modern features, inspired by the intricate details of a Spanish Home. In order to cater to the needs of the residents, the tranquil community offers a Community Centre, supermarkets, pharmacy, spas, salons, gyms, mosque, currency exchange, cafes and restaurants, that are located within the vicinity. Those who like to engage in outdoor activities, can take advantage of the large park, landscaped gardens, Tennis Courts and jogging and bicycle tracks that the community has on offer. Nursery, school and children's playground within close proximity, makes The Villa a perfect abode for families with children.
30. The World Island
The World Island is a man-made archipelago lying 4 km off the coastline of Dubai. It consists of 300 man-made islands in the shape of a map of the world. They are divided into four categories - private homes, estate homes, dream resorts, and community islands and the only means of transportation between the islands is by marine or air transport.
The residential islands will feature low rise residential buildings hosting stylish apartments while some islands have been dedicated to villas and water homes. The seahorse villas that the community has on offer features submerged bedrooms with views of transplanted corals and waters of the gulf.
31. Tilal Al Ghaf
Tilal Al Ghaf is a brand new mixed-use community, located not too far from Dubai Sports City. Slated to have over 350,000 sqm of open space, it features housing facilities, along with schools, hospitals and restaurants.
The community offers contemporary luxury villas with gorgeous open-plan layouts featuring high standard finishes. In order to cater to the needs of the residents, Tilal Al Ghaf will host a community area called The Hive. It will host gourmet grocery stores, food & beverage outlets, retail & convenience stores, pop-ups, banks & money exchange services, medical clinics, tennis & basketball courts, valet parking, golf cart services & transport stands.
32. Victory Heights
Covering 25 million square feet, Victory Heights is a highly sought after private golf course villa community. It is home to a lot of families with children, who choose it for being safe and secured.
Victory Heights offers around 961 beautifully designed luxury villas and townhouses set around the Ernie Els design golf course. They feature a variety of architectural styles like European Classical, Spanish Andalusian, and Mediterranean. The homes range from our bedroom townhouses and villas to five to six bedroom villas. They feature spacious rooms, big windows, and high-end kitchen appliances.