The best areas to live in Dubai for singles

Best places to live in Dubai for singles

Looking for a place to live in Dubai as a single? We round up our favourite areas that suit your personality.

Words by Aneesha Rai in Portfolio · Apr 29th, 2018

Single and ready to move to Dubai? The city has plenty of options to live at depending on your lifestyle. Here's our top areas in Dubai to live in:

For The Corporate Professional

Area: DIFC & Business Bay


Perfect for corporate professionals, the DIFC & Business Bay areas are perfect for those who love living in a swanky location close to their workplace. The architecture particularly in the DIFC area is nothing short of stunning and there are plenty of places to work, workout and play

For singles working in the finance and business sectors, living in DIFC means being within walking distance or a short commute from their workplace. This convenience saves time and allows for a better work-life balance. DIFC offers a lively social scene with a wide array of trendy restaurants, bars, and cafes. The area comes alive during evenings and weekends, making it an ideal place for singles to socialize and meet like-minded professionals. DIFC hosts various cultural events, art exhibitions, and networking opportunities, providing singles with a chance to engage in cultural activities and expand their social and professional networks.

As a vibrant urban area, Business Bay offers a wide range of dining, shopping, and entertainment options, catering to the preferences of singles who enjoy an active lifestyle. The area boasts waterfront promenades and parks, allowing residents to enjoy outdoor activities and fitness pursuits, which can be appealing to singles seeking an active lifestyle.

For The Compulsive Shopper

Area: Downtown Dubai

Downtown Dubai living

Reserved especially for the hoity toity of Dubai society, Downtown Dubai is ideal for those who want to live a high-flying lifestyle. Living next to or in the iconic Burj Khalifa is not enough. You will also be located next to the Dubai mall and close to some truly unique dining concepts & amenities. Downtown Dubai is one of the most happening neighborhoods in the city, with a bustling social scene. The area is filled with trendy restaurants, cafes, and bars, making it easy for singles to meet and socialize with like-minded individuals.Downtown Dubai offers a luxurious lifestyle with high-end residential towers, world-class amenities, and top-notch services. Singles can enjoy a comfortable and upscale living experience. It is well-connected to major highways and public transportation, making it easy to access other parts of the city for work or leisure activities. 

For The Party Animals

Area: Dubai Marina

Dubai marina

If you love waterfront living, Dubai Marina is a great option. Not only does this area have great gyms, spas & yoga classes; it has a great nightlife scene and is home to plenty of restaurants. You'll have yacht parties galore, and easy access to work via the tram & metro stations. Dubai Marina is known for its lively social scene, with a wide array of trendy restaurants, cafes, and bars. Singles can easily meet and socialize with like-minded individuals in this bustling neighborhood. he area offers a range of recreational activities, including jogging and cycling paths along the marina, water sports, and beach access, catering to singles seeking an active lifestyle. The area attracts a diverse community of residents, including expatriates and professionals from all around the world. This cultural mix provides an enriching experience for singles looking to expand their social horizons.Dubai Marina boasts a vibrant nightlife scene, with numerous bars, lounges, and nightclubs, making it an exciting place for singles to enjoy the city's nightlife. The area often hosts community events, workshops, and gatherings, providing singles with opportunities to meet new people and build friendships.

For The Beach Lovers

Area: Jumeirah Beach Residence

Jumeirah Beach Residence

If you truly enjoy Miami style beach living, then JBR might just be the place for you. Armed with The Walk, a multi-purpose recreational destination, you will have the beach at your doorstep. This is one of the few places where you can stay in a swanky New York style loft. The JBR area has plenty of gyms, hotels, restaurants, and entertainment for one and all. Residents also benefit from a 20% discount on restaurants located at The Beach. JBR offers a wide range of recreational activities, including water sports, beach volleyball, jogging and cycling tracks, and fitness centers, catering to singles seeking an active lifestyle. The area boasts a bustling social scene with numerous restaurants, cafes, and beach clubs. Singles can enjoy dining, socializing, and meeting new people right at their doorstep. JBR offers a vibrant nightlife scene with beachfront bars, lounges, and entertainment venues, making it a great place for singles to enjoy evenings and weekends.