ABOUT AL FURJAN
Located next to Discovery Gardens and headed by master developer Nakheel. Al Furjan aims to build a friendly villa community for its residents and is located between Sheikh Zayed Road and Mohammed Bin Zayed Road.
The community is made up of a shared network of pathways and amenities. Al Furjan will benefit from linked cycle routes running through Discovery Gardens, Garden View Villas and Al Furjan - which will result in a 40km cycle track for the communities. Al Furjan's property types range from over 4,000 apartments, houses, hotels and commercial spaces, with more under construction, to be launched by 2020.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Consists mainly of villas and townhouses but also has a few residential apartment buildings.
- Close to major highways: Sheikh Zayed Road, Mohammed Bin Zayed Road.
- Perfect for families looking for a close-knit community.
- Neighbours Jebel Ali Village, Discovery Gardens and The Green Community.
- Provides amenities such as swimming pools, gyms, parks and so on.
Al Furjan is a new gated community headed by Nakheel, it provides a private and secure family living environment away from the city. The 2 community centres - Al Furjan Pavillion and Al Furjan West Pavillion - feature a range of amenities such as swimming pools, sports courts, restaurants, cafes and retail outlets.
Properties in Al Furjan
Al Furjan features a completely integrated community, offering villas, apartments, and hotels from many of Dubai’s reputable developers, the inspired urban planning with distinctive and functional features accommodate every aspect of family living.
Renting options for Villas in Al Furjan include 3, 4, 5, and 6-bedroom houses, tenants can also choose from a few 3 and 4-bedroom townhouses. Rent for a 3-bedroom villa starts at AED 100k and goes up to AED 200k depending on the amenities required. Popular options include the Dubai Style and Qurotaj villas from Nakheel - these are independent villas with their own architectural style.
For those looking at renting apartments in Al Furjan, will find options including studios, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom flats. Starting price for renting a studio is AED 30k, 1-bedroom apartments rent for an average of AED 60k and 2-bedroom apartments range from AED 73k to AED 124k annually. Top buildings in the area include the mid-rise, serviced apartment buildings: Candace Acacia by Azizi Developments and the Masakin Al Furjan apartment complex.
In terms of buying property, Al Furjan is a freehold area, it is still a developing community as there are a few off-plan properties that will be delivered by 2020. In terms of buying a 1-bedroom flat in Al Furjan prices start at AED 420k, on the other hand investing in a 3-bedroom villa ranges from AED 1.9M to AED 4M
Transportation and Parking Spaces in Al Furjan
Currently, there is no real public transport access for the residents of Al Furjan, Ibn Battuta and Energy are the closest metro stations but those are a short drive away. There is some good news for the residents of Al Furjan, as the new metro line that will be developed is adding metro stations parallel to Al Furjan's community, this will be a part of the Expo 2020 project which is currently under construction and will be completed by end of 2019 and will add immense value to this community.
There are dedicated parking lots all across the neighbourhood, for the 2 Al Furjan Pavillion Community Centres and also for the Al Furjan club which has 300 parking spaces. Otherwise, buildings come with their own basement parking, street parking is available as well and villas come with their own parking spaces.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTH CARE
Supermarkets in Al Furjan
There is a Spinneys Supermarket which is a part of the Al Furjan Pavillion, there are also the smaller W Fresh and West Zone supermarkets nearby to service the community, both of which offer home delivery. Nearby at the border of Discovery Gardens is a Carrefour Market and then Ibn Battuta has the massive Carrefour Hypermarket for your main grocery needs.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES IN AL FURJAN
There is the Al Furjan West Mosque located next to the Al Furjan West Pavillion, alongside this the Al Furjan Mosque is still under construction and will be completed in the first half of 2019, meanwhile, you can always visit the Masjid Abdullah Ali Al-Chaafar in Discovery Gardens.
St. Gregorios Orthodox Church is the closest church for the residents of Al Furjan. There is also the International Nepalese Community Church, both these churches are located in Jebel Ali Village which borders Al Furjan.
Currently, there are no temples located in Al Furjan, but the Hindu temple Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Gurudwara is a 13-minute drive away.
SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES IN AL FURJAN
The Arbor School in Al Furjan, newly opened in September 2018 is the first sustainable school in the UAE. It offers a high standard of education based on the National Curriculum of England. Their educational vision is enriched with an ethical outlook focused on eco-literacy, sustainability and environmental justice. The Arbor School's curriculum ends at Year 6 and annual fees start at AED 56k. For younger children aged 18 months to 4 years old, there is the Jebel Ali Village Nursery located in Al Furjan South offering the British Curriculum - Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
HOSPITALS AND CLINICS IN AL FURJAN
Medicentres Al Furjan Pavilion is open 7 Days a week from 8am to 8pm, offering family medicine, pediatrics, physiotherapy, and dentistry. For specialized care, there is the Advanced Care Oncology Center located in Al Furjan South offering premium patient care. The nearest hospital is NMC Royal Hospital in Dubai Investment Park.
TOP 4 COMMUNITIES IN AL FURJAN
The spotlight for Al Furjan has grown in recent years, with more properties nearing completion by 2020 and the introduction of the Expo 2020 metro route will be extremely beneficial for the community. Property buyers will also find the area to be often overlooked with spacious homes at affordable prices. If you are considering renting or buying property in Al Furjan take a look below at the top 4 communities in the area.
Placing first and second are the two villa communities by Nakheel, Qurotaj and Dubai Style. They both differ in their architectural styles, the Qurotaj villas feature key elements from North African architecture combined with Islamic and Mediterranean components developed for warmer climates. Whereas the Dubai Style villas are more reminiscent of local architecture with each villa having a more modern traditional exterior as well as a functional wind tower from the 20th century, to cool the rooms down below.
Ranking third is Masakin Al Furjan, a small, gated, low-rise apartment complex developed by Nakheel, located in the South Village of Al Furjan. The 8 apartment blocks are built around a landscaped community and contain a total of 335 units ranging from 1-bed, 2-bed and 3-bedroom units for rent. These residences also have access to the many amenities in the area such as an in-built health club, communal swimming pools and a courtyard with barbeque and play areas.
The Avenue Residence come in fourth place, composed of 2 mid-rise residential towers developed by Al Jaziri Brothers. There are 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments available for rent and sale in the Avenue buildings.
Al Furjan neighbours Discovery Gardens and Jebel Ali Village, it is close to The Gardens, Green Community and Jumeirah Park. Accessing Jebel Ali and Abu Dhabi will be easy for residents living in Al Furjan. Areas such as Dubai Investment Park, Sports City and Jumeirah Golf Estates are just a short drive away.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
Malls in Al Furjan
The 2 Al Furjan Pavilions, one on either side of the neighbourhood have their own supermarkets, over 10 restaurants and 24 retail outlets each. Apart from that, there is also the mammoth Ibn Battuta Mall, located in the neighbouring Discovery Gardens. This Dubai shopping mall is known for its unique architecture that is showcased all throughout the different courts, leading it to be the world's largest themed shopping mall. Additionally, Ibn Battuta has much to offer, with more than 420 shops, 50 restaurants and a 21-screen cinema to keep you entertained.
Restaurants in Al Furjan
There are quite a few food and beverage outlets located in the Al Furjan Pavillion Centres, popular choices are: Oregano - a casual dining Italian restaurant, Which Wich - the make your own sandwich chain, and Al Arrab - a popular Arab eatery. Discovery Garden is famed for being a haven for foodies, mainly due to the price point and variety of restaurants and cuisines; if you are looking for hidden gems you will know where to turn. For licensed ventures, Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate will be your best bet, as all of their restaurants and lounges have a full bar available.
Beaches near Al Furjan
The closest beaches are in Dubai Marina which is about 20-minutes away by car. There are multiple boardwalk restaurants and retail outlets to enjoy. In addition, there are also a playground and outdoor fitness amenities. You could also visit the beaches in Al Sufouh which is a little further at a 25-minute drive.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
For a fun night out you could visit the newly opened and licensed Reel Cinemas at Jebel Ali Recreational Club, which is just a 10-minute drive away. For AED 160 you can enjoy a movie with a starter and a main course, the menu has been created by TV persona Guy Fieri. Switch Bowling in Ibn Battuta is a good option for some family fun, it isn't your typical bowling alley, with neon lights at every corner it is more of a glow in the dark bowling experience. If the summer heat is getting to you then you're going to want to check out paddle boarding at the JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel. It's fun as well as a great workout for your core, if paddle boarding isn't your thing, they've got many other water sports to try too. You can also go shooting and horse riding at the nearby clubs.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Apart from the main park located inside Masakin Al Furjan and the landscaped playgrounds spread out all over the neighbourhood, parks are currently being developed for the area. Otherwise, there are tons of parks nearby in The Gardens and Discovery Gardens districts that are easily accessible.
For the residents of the area, there is the Al Furjan Club which features a 25-metre temperature controlled pool, children’s pool, sports court and fully-equipped gym with four fitness studios.
The Al Furjan Pavillions have your lifestyle amenities covered, with multiple salons, pharmacies, cafes and more included on either side of the neighbourhood. Popular establishments include Tips and Toes Spa, New Era Bookshop and Life Pharmacy.
Both the Al Furjan Pavillion community centres have on-going events for the community to participate in. For kids aged 10 and below, there is The Ark UAE - a children's community activity centre, where your children can explore entertainment activities in a safe environment. There is also the Al Barsha Mall which has different on-going community events, so keep an eye out for those.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
The lack of public transport might be a little inconvenient for some and since the area is still developing, parts of it are under construction. This will be resolved once the area is fully completed in 2020 with the addition of 2,000 more homes and a metro line parallel to the community, which will also increase the value of living in the area.
- Al Maktoum International Airport is 18 minutes away
- 5 minutes drive to get on to Sheikh Muhammed Bin Zayed Road
- 30 minutes from Downtown Dubai and Burj Khalifa