The Guides

Resident Interview: The Meadows

An admirer of nature, Sona Bhattacharya has found the ideal home of her own at the Meadows

Words by Ankita Bhowmick in The Guides · Dec 18th, 2017

"The need of having a backyard garden was the main reason that brought us to Meadows", says Sona Bhattacharya, an Indian stay-at-home mom, who has found all that she and her family wanted in this community. 

"Before buying a property of our own at the Meadows, we were residents of Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), where we had moved in, in order to enjoy the gorgeous waterfront and The Walk. Unfortunately we had to move out from there owing to the heavy traffic congestion that we had to face on a regular basis and also the hassle that our guests had to go through while finding parking spaces."

Speaking about what she loves the most about Meadows, Sona says, "The landscape of Meadows is spellbinding. The lakes and beautifully manicured gardens are something to look out for. The fact that the community is extremely peaceful and tranquil with absolutely no disturbances is something that we enjoy a lot about living here. The community also tries and promotes a healthy lifestyle by offering beautiful public walkways which is difficult to find in other busy parts of the city."

"Catering to our daily needs are two community centres that are situated within the vicinity, which have on offer a number of shops, cafes and restaurants, clinics, convenience stores, salons, nurseries and gyms as well as sporting facilities that include tennis and squash courts."

"Moving in here has especially been of great advantage for my husband and son, who, being golfers, find it very convenient to practice the sport, thanks to the Montgomerie and Emirates golf courses that are situated within close proximity", added Sona.

The landscape in Meadows is spellbinding. Also the fact that the community is extremely peaceful and tranquil with absolutely no disturbances is something that we love the most about living here.

When asked about any drawbacks about living in this community, she says, "Meadows is a very safe, secured and peaceful place to live in, but if I have to mention one shortcoming about living here, it would be the insufficiency of street lights, which makes it difficult for us to move around after sunset. We would love to welcome enhanced street lights. Also, the public transport network is lacking in this part of the city in comparison to the other parts of Dubai, making it inconvenient for those who do not drive."

"Living in Meadows also enables us to enjoy close proximity to shopping hubs in the city such as Mall of the Emirates and Ibn Battuta Mall which caters to our wider requirement for shopping, dining and entertainment. Also Dubai Marina and JBR is a short drive from here, so it opens our way to some of the key leisure and entertainment options of the city."