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The best areas to live in Dubai for expats

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Luxhabitat brings you a comprehensive list of the best areas for expats to stay in

Words by Komal Pamwani in The Guides · Mar 13th, 2018

Relocating to a new country and city is always a tedious task. The most vital is to find the right community that is in line with one's lifestyle and needs. Many expats prefer staying in the heart of the city, whereas others may prefer staying in the newly developing suburbs nearby. Here are some great options for expats to live in:

1. Jumeirah Beach Residence

The best areas to live in Dubai for expats - JBR

A lot of beach lovers enjoy living here. The area promotes a young and lively lifestyle. Expats have the option of either buying or renting an apartment in this premier area. The Walk caters to the needs of tourists and resident alike; as it offers a huge range of restaurants & cafes, bars, and lounges. Additionally, one may find fitness enthusiasts taking a jog or just enjoying the weather by The Walk.

 It is also home to the open beach mall, which is a one of a kind luxury shopping experience. Furthermore, the apartments are surrounded by every convenience one could ask for in terms of groceries, supermarkets and pharmacies. 

2. Dubai Marina

The best areas to live in for Dubai expats - Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina’s contemporary aesthetics and luxurious lifestyle makes it one of the most sought-after neighborhood. It is home to the iconic twisted building - Cayan tower, which is a wonder in itself. The area is immensely popular for its glitzy nightlife and alfresco dining options with its array of bars, clubs and restaurants. 

Furthermore, Dubai Marina offers a variety of health and wellness options to relax and get into shape. It is also very common to spot residents jogging/ walking or just cycling at the Dubai Marina Walk. The Dubai Marina walk is a pedestrian friendly walkway alongside the restaurants and cafes. It's most famous among people who are looking to invest in property by the waterfront.

3. Downtown Dubai

The best areas to live in Dubai for expats - Downtown Dubai

Downtown Dubai is also known as the "Center of Now". It is home to iconic landmarks in Dubai like the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall. The area offers an array of housing, entertainment and retail options. It is an upscale chic concept that offers the highest standards of  urban living and cosmopolitan lifestyle. 

Downtown Dubai is a multicultural neighborhood with world class amenities and a lavish lifestyle. Downtown Dubai is ideal for business centric, high income working professionals who do not mind the hustle and bustle of the city. 

4. Jumeirah Golf Estates

The best area to live in Dubai or expats - Jumeirah Golf Estate

Jumeirah Golf Estates offers the most luxurious villas and apartments in the region and promotes the finest in golf course living. The area is in close proximity with multiple schools & educational institutes and to the City Centre Mei’aisem mall. The community offers two golf courses, jogging and cycling tracks, and nature trails.

Jumeirah Golf Estate could be called the dream neighborhood for golf enthusiasts. It is home to a championship golf course and is home to the DP World tournament.  It's ideal for families or older couples who want to spend their time in the surrounding nature far from the noisy city. 

5. Arabian Ranches

The best areas to live in Dubai for expats - Arabian Ranches

Arabian Ranches is one of Dubai's most premium gated communities. This secluded, yet lively family-oriented community brings together people who want to stay far away from the city and enjoy serene nature. This golf course community offers a variety of housing options as per the needs of individuals. It is a well constructed community with walkways, bicycle tracks, Arabian Ranches Golf Club and Dubai Equestrian & Polo Club. It is the ideal place for someone looking for a luxurious villa in the tranquil surrounding with unmatched amenities. The community is home to Jumeirah English Speaking school & Raffles nursery, in addition to the multiple retail centers, coffee shops, and restaurants. 

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