5 Family Friendly Villa Communities in Dubai

  • February 14, 2019

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When expats newly arrive in Dubai, renting a one bed or two bed house seems to be the best option. As one settles in and saves enough to make a down payment for mortgage, the option to buy a home is more tempting. Especially when the family has also moved in.

As Dubai sees an upsurge of housing projects, community villas are expected to become more affordable than apartments, which they already are in some areas. However, the key to investing in property depends on a number of factors. Amenities such as parks, eateries, shops, schools and hospitals are important to those who have a young family.

Proximity and access to daily needs becomes a deal maker while choosing a home. So pick wisely and carefully using only licensed, professional services when looking for that perfect home.

MyVilla.com chose these prominent Dubai neighborhoods as the ideal location to raise families. Though not an exhaustive list, it gets you started about where to look and compare.

School kids hanging out at a park

1. Mirdif

Mirdif is built away from the actual ‘New Dubai’ after Dubai International Airport and slightly beyond Festival city. What was considered formerly an outpost is now a well-connected, popular and convenient area for expatriates with families that work in Old Dubai.

Mirdif has its own Spinneys supermarket, Mirdif City Centre Mall, a food court and a number of shops and cafés. It has an advantage of having many good schools located close by. (Royal Dubai School, American Academy for Girls, Star International Academy, Uptown School, Our Own High School and Rajagiri International School). Mushrif Park, ideal for a leisure time with family is located on Al Khawaneej St. and connects to the community.

Villas in Mirdif are available for rent at approximately 100,000 AED to 160,000 AED a year with prices varying based on square feet area of 3 bed properties.

Super market in Al Barsha

2. Al Barsha

Al Barsha is a strategically located area of Dubai which is continuously improving its infrastructure to be a top neighborhood in the city. The much frequented Mall of the Emirates is located right in the area with complete entertainment including cinema hall, numerous shops, ski slope and more.

It is a centrally located community that makes commuting to Dubai Media City or Dubai Internet City very convenient. Metro is easily accessible and can reach many key destinations of the city. American School of Dubai, Dubai GEMs Academy, JSS International School are a few important schools in the locality.

Compared to other villas in the busy Sheikh Zayed Road area, villas in Al Barsha 2 and 3 are more reasonable and custom-built. Rentals for 3 bed homes are in the range of 130,000 AED to 175,000 AED.

Mom and kids at a pool near beach

3. Jumeirah 3

A more practical community of the three, Jumeirah 3 is apt for families. With less of demolition and rebuilding activity, this neighborhood retains its original charm and feels mostly residential in nature. Mostly, Arabic style double story villas and single story villas are found here.

Large supermarkets including Choitrams and Spinneys exist along with plenty of cafes and casual restaurants in the neighboring area of Al Safa Park. Walkway to the Dubai Canal and cycle paths promote a healthy lifestyle. Restaurants and cafes can be found along the beach, and Beach Road (with Barracuda, a favourite in the area).

Although Jumeirah 3 area mostly has nurseries, there are schools in nearby areas such as Al Safa which is only a few minutes of drive. Rentals range from 180,000 AED to 300,000 AED for 3 bed villas, making it one of the an expensive neighborhood in Dubai.

Modern bedroom in a villa

4. The Villa

Located in Dubailand, The Villa is ideally set in a secure community that assures its residents a tranquil and peaceful living experience. Going around the city is easy since The Villa is easily accessible by Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Al Ain road, two of the major roads in the city.

The community is comprised of a collection of 1,811 beautifully designed Spanish style villas set in luxury with 4, 5 and 6 bedroom options that are strategically made by skilled architects to maximize the use of space. Houses in Villanova, a sub community in here, are available for sale at great value deals.

Gems FirstPoint School, Kids Zone (both inside The Villa) and The Aquila School are in close proximity alongwith many other schools in neighboring areas.

Contemporary home with open kitchen

5. Sobha Hartland

Sobha Hartland is a whopping eight million square feet freehold community of lavish villas, Quad homes and apartments in Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum City. All villas are minimalistic in their design approach and are constructed with premium materials and a keen attention to detail.

Surrounded by 2.4 million square feet of greenery and set along the Dubai Water Canal, Sobha Hartland will provide natural panoramic views, world-class amenities and the finest destinations just minutes away.

Restaurants and cafes are presented in front of water bodies to relish great moments with friends and family. Within the community is the Hartland International School which provides the world’s finest education system for individual attention and quick learning.

Hartland villas speak of luxury amidst all facilities and are on the offer for those looking for the ideal community to bring their young ones into.