There’s no denying that Dubai’s multiple waterfronts at the Marina, Jumeirah Beach Residences and JLT remain perennial popular spots to reside in. With the bustling commercial promenades and picturesque views, these residential apartment complexes offer the best of urban amenities and entertainment just a stone’s throw away, but for those looking for a more suburban lifestyle, nothing compares with a plush villa with its own peaceful patch of green.
For people new to the city, here are some of Dubai’s most popular villa communities.
- Arabian Ranches
One of Dubai’s older, more established residential hubs, Arabian Ranches boasts its own personal golf course has long been a jewel in crown of Emaar’s portfolio. Situated at the junction of the E311 and Al Qudra Road, the Ranches I and II (as they are known colloquially) offer a host of residence styles, from Mediterranean inspired villas to more modern facades. Its bustling children’s parks, tennis courts, swimming pools, and established green spaces shaded with old, flamboyant, summer-flowering Royal Poinciana trees, make this a favourite with runners, cyclists and families. The Ranches I and II are both serviced by their own community centres, grocery and retail shops, schools, mosques and cottage clinic. As an added bonus Ranches II has its own in-community multi-membership Fitness First branch!
- Spring, Lakes and Meadows
Also, Emaar properties, the neighbouring Springs, Lakes and Meadows villa communities are interconnected through wide avenues and are perfectly situated between the main Dubai arteries of Sheikh Zayed Road and the Al Khail road (E44). This makes these communities ideal for anyone working near Emaar Square, Media City, Knowledge City, or on Sheikh Zayed Road itself. These communities offer a range of choices from two-bed town houses to opulent six-bedroom villas to suit varying budgets for a bustling suburban lifestyle. With a dedicated Spring Souk, a cinema and lots of retail and dining choices, these areas remain hugely popular with western expatriates.
- Green Community (Motor City & DIP)
The two Green Community areas, one in the heart of the Motor City, and the other at Dubai Investments Park, feature beautiful Spanish-styled suburban houses, lined with charming pebbled streets flanked by a canopy of lush trees and foliage. With villas, bungalows and townhouses aplenty, both Green Community establishments at Motor City and DIP are a balm for residents looking for green places to live in. Very popular with western expatriates on account of their warm communal feel, the Green Community areas are a wonderful residential option for families with kids who would enjoy the parks or cycling through the inroads!
- Jumeirah Golf Estates
As the name suggests, the Jumeirah Golf Estates are built around two internationally acclaimed golf courses and offer luxury homes and leisure facilities. Located along the E311 highway, with quick access to Al Khail Road, this expansive residential community offers large villas with grand golf course vistas in themed clusters. They are newer establishments and residents can find a choice of accommodations that suits different lifestyles and budgets.
- The Villa
One of the most popular residential areas of Dubai, The Villa community is nestled along Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nayan Street with easy access from MBZ road (E311), Al Ain Road and Emirates Road (E611). With large, spacious houses surrounded by verdant trees and shrubbery, The Villa community has the warm suburban vibe of an older established residential area. Communal spaces boast tennis courts, swimming pools, netball courts and lovely kids’ areas for play. A lot of houses have been further customised, and several have personal pools.
- Town Square
A relatively new entrant to the suburban residential market, Town Square is located along Al Qudra Road, past Arabian Ranches I and II, and the Mudon communities. The large-scale development is expected to consist of 3,000 townhouses and 18,000 apartments when completed. The area has a slightly modern feel and is perfect for families with young kids. The cosy in-roads connecting the townhouse invite many a friendship over shared bikes and skateboards.
- Mudon and Damac Hills
Lying adjacent to each other at the crossroads of Al Qudra Road and Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nayan Street, these independent residential areas are located at the epicentre of Dubai’s unofficial suburban hub. Community areas and grocery stores here feature similar sights, like kids playing around or school mums running errands on the go.
With multiple options at both communities, residents can choose accommodations that suit their budget and needs. There are many highly rated, KHDA-approved schools nearby. The Mediclinic Parkview Hospital, 7-minutes away, has all of a family’s medical needs covered.
With so many choices available across the Dubai real estate landscape, it is a good idea to do your homework on the different kinds of villas on the market. There are always good schools and retail nearby. So, the real test is finding one that offers the best combination of amenities, with a community feel, and a budget that doesn’t break the bank!
For more information on some of the best areas to move into, or to get a quote for moving between villas, give us a call and we’ll help guide you through the process.