ABOUT AL ANDALUS
Al Andalus is the latest enclave in Jumeirah Golf Estates (JGE) that is in the developing stage. Set over an area of 10 acres, this mixed-use development is located at the north-eastern corner of the master community. The Andalusian-style sub-community is made up of freehold residential properties as well as commercial and recreational facilities. Its strategic location offers convenient access in and out of the enclave, as well as, quick access to the Al Khail Road (E44) highway. If you are looking for brand-new apartments or townhouses in Jumeirah Golf Estates, Al Andalus might be an ideal choice for you.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Part of a premium golf-themed community
- Easily accessible via Al Fay Road
- Features a mix of townhouses and apartments
- Well-priced properties with high-end amenities
- Boasts five types of landscaped area
- Ideal for outdoorsy people
The sub-community of Al Andalus consists of 715 multi-bed apartments, 95 exquisite townhouses and a clubhouse built over an area of 131,000 sq. ft. It also includes a mosque, boutique hotel and various retail outlets.
- An all-inclusive clubhouse
- Plenty of fitness, recreational and socialising areas
- A 130-key boutique hotel for guests
Of the 10-acre area, six hectares is appointed for landscaped areas and five heritage sites. These five distinct areas are referred to as Andalucia, Costa del Sol, Alhambra, Generalife’s Gardens and The Mosque. A sprawling hilltop palace called Alhambra is surrounded by lakes and flowerbeds, while Generalife’s Gardens are inspired by Jardin de la Sultana (Sultana’s Garden) in Spain. The remaining four hectares has been designated for houses and buildings.
PROPERTIES IN AL ANDALUS
Catering to the mid-income market, residential properties in Al Andalus include 1, 2, 3 and 4-bed apartments as well as 2 and 3-bed townhouses. The 715 apartments for sale will be distributed between seven buildings that are named as Tower A, B, C, D, E, F and G. The developer has already delivered apartments in Tower A and B, whereas the handover of Tower C flats is currently underway. Many ready-to-move apartments in Al Andalus have also been rented out by current owners. The delivery of the rest is scheduled in the second quarter of 2020.
In total, there are 54 freehold townhouses that encircle an urban courtyard. Inspired by Mediterranean architecture, these Andalusian-style townhouses come with large bay windows that flood the rooms with natural light during daytime. They also include well-appointed outdoor areas such as a terrace, a plunge pool, private backyard garden and a patio.
The previously released Al Andalus properties have received an overwhelming response as they were completely sold out. Customers can benefit from a 100% waiver Dubai Land Department (DLD) fees on the newly-launched property purchases. UAE-nationals can avail a special offer that includes a 2% down payment and a four-year monthly payment plan. The discerning investors and homeowners can take note of the following sales prices:
- The lowest price of one-bed flats lies at AED 685k
- The demand for two-bed townhouse lies between AED 1.5M and AED 1.68M
As for the prices of other apartment bed-types, the average amount of two-bed flats in Al Andalus stands at AED 1.32M and three-beds cost around AED 1.7M. The value of four-bed apartments is up to AED 2.6M. Their overall sizes start from 728 sq. ft. and can exceed over 2,890 sq. ft. The 2-bed townhouses measure around 1,632 sq. ft., while the average size of 3-bedroom townhouse in Al Andalusia, which cost nearly AED 2M, is 1,931 sq. ft.
Several properties in Al Andalus, especially apartments, are up for rent. Their rental trends are listed as follows:
- The price of 1BHK flats for rent starts from AED 49k and goes up to AED 75k per year
- The renting price of 2BHK apartments lies between AED 80k – AED 86k
Painted with a cream colour as the base, the interiors of these well-priced properties are furnished with high-quality modern fittings. These include sleek-finish white closets, European sanitary ware, Corian-polished countertops, porcelain flooring and mosaic tiles as the accent.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN AL ANDALUS
Each apartment comes with a designated parking space in the building’s basement, while there are two parking spaces in Al Andalus townhouses.
Since it is connected to the access gate of the enclave, Al Fay Road is the most frequently used route for transportation near Al Andalus. Further towards the north, Al Fay Road later merges into one of the main highways called Al Khail Road (E44). Public transport users have a lot to look forward to as a transit-oriented project in Jumeirah Golf Estates is in pipeline. Commuters will then have access to two upcoming metro stations. The nearest bus stations, which are International Media Production Zone - The Crescent bus station and Sports City - Victory Heights West Gate 1, are at least a 15-minute walk away.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR AL ANDALUS
The enclave’s master plan includes a community centre that will feature Spinneys as an anchor store. It will also be a go-to supermarket for those who commute via Al Fay Road. For now, supermarkets near Al Andalus include Swiss Mart, W Mart Supermarket and West Zone Fresh Supermarket. All of them are based in Dubai Production City and are accessible in seven minutes.
MOSQUES IN AL ANDALUS
Inspired by the Great Mosque of Cordoba in Spain, The Mosque in Al Andalus features beautiful Moorish architecture. It resides at the western edge of the enclave and residents can access it conveniently even on foot. Other than this, there are three mosques near Al Andalus that are at a driving distance of eight minutes. They are known as Jumaa Mosque, Sports City Mosque and the Masjid at Elite 1 Sports Residence.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR AL ANDALUS
With a rough travel time of 16 to 18 minutes, residents can access a number of churches near Al Andalus. These include Emirates Baptist Church, United Christian Church of Dubai, Fellowship: A Christian Church in Dubai, Seventh Day Adventist Church, and International Nepalese Community Church.
With a similar travelling duration of 17 – 18 minutes, one can reach one of the two temples near Al Andalus. Located towards the north-east, India Harnath Ke Jama Masjid is a Parsi temple. A Sikh temple called Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Gurudwara is located towards the south-west direction.
SCHOOLS NEAR AL ANDALUS
Some well-established schools near Al Andalus include:
- Victory Heights Primary School
- GEMS Metropole School
- The Arcadia Preparatory School
Nearby options for preschoolers include:
- Kids Kingdom Nursery School IMPZ
- IDEA ELC
- The Wonder Years Nursery
Recently rated ‘very good’ as per Knowledge and Human Development Authority’s (KHDA) evaluation, Victory Heights Primary School in Dubai Sports City offers quality education based on the British curriculum. GEMS Metropole School is another British school that is based in Motor City.
Approved by KHDA, Kids Kingdom Nursery School IMPZ is situated on a seven-minute drive away. It caters to children of ages from three to six years while following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. Approximately nine minutes away, The Wonder Years Nursery has a range of facilities such as an indoor play area, reading den, art zone, kid’s gym, clinic and 12 airy classrooms. There are also outdoor areas such as a sensory garden, bike track and shaded playground.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR AL ANDALUS
Should there be any medical emergency, Al Andalus residents are just a few-minute drive away from these healthcare facilities:
- Mediclinic Me'aisem
- Your Health Clinic
- NMC Royal Hospital – DIP
One of the largest hospitals near Al Andalus is NMC Royal Hospital - DIP that caters to the southern region of Dubai. It is easily accessible via Sheik Mohammed Bin Zayed Road in 12 minutes. It features 73 beds that are distributed between VIP suites, private rooms and shared rooms. Additionally, there are 40 consultation rooms, four operation theatres, three maternity rooms and several more healthcare facilities.
Located on an eight-minute drive away, Your Health Clinic and Mediclinic Me'aisem are multi-speciality clinics near Al Andalus that are found at two different locations. Your Health Clinic is in Dubai Sports City, while Mediclinic Me'aisem is based in Dubai Production City.
Al Andalus is neighboured by the following sub-communities in Jumeirah Golf Estates:
- Whispering Pines
- Jumeirah Luxury
- Royal Golf Villa
A villa-enclave, Whispering Pines community surrounds Al Andalus from the west. It is dotted with three and four-bed villas. Royal Golf Villa is situated at the southern periphery of Jumeirah Golf Estates and has access to Marketplace by Choithrams. It is also a villa-only enclave, however, Royal Golf Villa offers Spanish-style freehold villas with five different layouts.
There are several popular master communities around the neighbourhood too. A few notable mentions are the gated Jumeirah Village Triangle (JVT) community located to the north and the self-contained Motor City which is at a distance of ten minutes to the east.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR AL ANDALUS
Al Andalus has proximity to the following shopping centres:
- City Centre Me'aisem
- Auto Mall
- My City Centre Al Barsha
Most malls near Al Andalus are town centres or community malls, however, the nearby destination for a comprehensive retail experience is City Centre Me'aisem. At a distance of eight minutes, City Centre Me'aisem is located conveniently close to the Al Khail Street (E44) and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311) intersection. Spread over a single level, these are some of the offerings at this mall:
- Magic Planet
- La Senza
An indoor family-friendly attraction, Magic Planet Dubai has its branches distributed across eight different locations in the city. One of them is based in City Centre Me'aisem. Offering fun for children of all ages, it features state-of-the-art bowling alleys, laser-based shooting game of Astro Blasters, cutting-edge arcade video games, Gravity Trampoline Park and a plethora of rides for younger ones.
RESTAURANTS NEAR AL ANDALUS
Residents have access to casual eateries as well as high-end restaurants near Al Andalus that are distributed at both sides of the area. Towards the east, they have the following options:
- Pulcinella Restaurant
- The Kebab Shop
Those who are craving for an authentic Italian flavour can head out to Pulcinella Restaurant at Canal Residence. Run by a Naples-based family, it is a regular dining place that patrons recommend for a range of pizza such as Margherita, Napolitana, Marinara, Bufalina Formaggi, etc. The adjacent Kebab Shop is a fusion restaurant that serves a variety of Indian and Turkish food.
If a resident drives to the western side, they will come across:
- The Big Wok
- New Defood Restaurant
- Wadi Express
Those who are a fan of Chinese or Indian food can visit The Big Wok which is around nine minutes away in Dubai Production City. A few popular dishes there include dim sums, lobster, Peking duck, lamb biryani, palak paneer, etc. Wadi Express is ideal for people who are inclined towards the Middle Eastern cuisine.
BEACHES NEAR AL ANDALUS
While public beaches in Dubai like La Mer Beach and Al Sufouh Beach are ideal for a family day-out, people who are looking for an exclusive waterfront destination can visit a few private beaches near Al Andalus. Requiring paid entry, a majority of Dubai’s private beaches boast luxury resorts and high-end hotels. Some of these trendy coastal spots are Madinat Jumeirah, Five Palm Jumeirah as well as One and Only Royal Mirage.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
The strategic location of Al Andalus lets residents enjoy proximity to Dubai’s finest golfing destinations and other prominent landmarks.
- The Els Club
- The Earth and Fire golf courses
- Dubai International Stadium
Situated in the heart of Dubai Sports City, The Els Club features an award-winning golf course that has been laid out with perfectly manicured Bermuda-grass fairways. Since it has been designed by the legendary golfer Ernie Els who has over 20 years of experience, the club is seen as nothing short of exemplary. Welcoming both professionals and beginners, The Els Club also houses Butch Harmon School of Golf which offers training to amateurs. There is also a clubhouse that includes 261 Restaurant and The Big Easy Bar & Grill. This golf course is situated across Al Fay Road, just a stone’s throw away from Al Andalus homes.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
These are the outdoor facilities within the premises:
- Landscaped gardens
- Swimming pool
- Jogging/bicycling tracks
Every day, the picturesque surroundings of the sub-community greet residents. Early risers can meditate in the landscaped gardens or enjoy their morning jog on the paved tracks. Evenings will be perfect for a leisurely stroll around flower-framed lakes or for cycling under the shade of the olive and citrus trees that line the boulevards. More facilities include outdoor dining areas, barbeque spots, as well as, swimming pools for adults and kids.
The enclave’s state-of-the-art clubhouse will host an array of facilities for health, wellness and fitness, such as Jacuzzi, steam room, dance/aerobics studio, fully equipped gym, tennis courts, and pool and snooker tables. Fitness enthusiasts also have the option to visit FitRepublik Fitness Centre in Dubai Sports City or Sands Fitness/CrossFit Oasis in Dubai Motor City. Speaking of wellness, there are several well-rated salons on the way if you take Al Fay Road. These include:
- Caractère by Dani Salons
- Sera Beauty Room
- Gladys Beauty Salon
Catering to both ladies and gents, Caractère by Dani Salons is expert in hair care. You can get a range of services such as haircuts, straightening, extensions, highlights, keratin treatment, hot oil treatment, hair loss treatments, etc. They also offer mani-pedi, massages, facials and makeup services. For a relaxing spa treatment, Al Andalus residents can feel pampered at Essence Healing Spa which is located at the opposite side of the neighbourhood and accessible with a drive of six minutes.
In the future, several events are anticipated to take place around the year in Al Andalus. Social butterflies will look forward to them as it will be a fun way to interact with their neighbours. As of now, residents have access to the community events Jumeirah Golf Estates hosts frequently, such as spring festivals, National Day celebration, Christmas fairs, Halloween parties and various activities for children.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
Al Andalus residents can extend their social circle digitally as well by joining Facebook groups like Jumeirah Golf Estates, Jumeirah Golf Estates Community and Jumeirah Golf Estates – Golf and Country Club.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
People who love to socialise, want to lead an active lifestyle and aspire to live in a close-knit community will happily settle in Al Andalus. However, if someone is looking for townhouses or apartments in a large community with moderate commercial presence, they can check out either Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC) or Jumeirah Village Triangle (JVT).