ABOUT AL SUFOUH 1
Dubai’s most sought-after region where you can find Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah is also home to Al Sufouh. It is a beachfront development housing a big chunk of the emirate’s population and commercial properties. The area stands as Dubai’s Silicon Valley with two free economic zones, Dubai Knowledge Village and Dubai Internet City. Besides being the centre of education and technology, Al Sufouh is divided into two residential sub-communities, Al Sufouh 1 (First) and Al Sufouh 2 (Second).
The master project lies along the Arabian Gulf coast. Here, Al Sufouh 1 covers the intersecting Umm Suqeim Street D-63 and Al Sufouh Road D-94, extending towards Madinat Jumeirah. Popular landmarks in the area include Dubai Police Academy and Wellington School. Moreover, the clean sandy beach that covers a huge area is the biggest highlight of this development. However, it isn’t as crowded as other commercial zones and Dubai’s beach-view projects as it is more of a serene and calm destination where you would sit and relax for hours. Rather fancy public beaches are in the Jumeirah area.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Beach-view residential project
- The first phase of the master development
- A project by Al Fahim real estate developers
- Property types available - apartments and villas
- In proximity to many educational institutes and offices
Being a part of a bustling community which is also a business hub and residential site, Al Sufouh 1 is a lively neighbourhood. Although it is not as crowded as its neighbours, the streets are still vibrant. Also, with direct access to the beaches, resorts, schools and shops, people are always on the go. Common facilities for residents include:
- Undisturbed views of the sea
- Swimming pool and tennis court
- Gated villa compounds and apartment complexes
Living in Al Sufouh 1 would be ideal for families and professionals alike because of accessibility to workplaces and abundance of leisure and basic living facilities.
PROPERTIES IN AL SUFOUH 1
As for residential properties in Al Sufouh 1, one can find apartments in abundance. Depending on your requirements, you can rent or buy a unit at relatively affordable rates in this area. Popular buildings for renting apartments in Al Sufouh 1 include Pearl Residence and Al Sufouh Suites.
- Annual rents for 1-bedroom apartment start from AED 64k.
- For a 2-bed apartment, one must fork out around AED 110k per annum.
- 1-bed flats for AED 990k to AED 1.2M
- 2-bedroom flats for AED 1.3M to AED 2M
- 3-bedroom apartments for AED 2.2M to AED 2.4M
Apartments in this area are a good choice for those who like living in close-knit communities. Clear views of the sea are another plus for this type of property. On the other hand, if you like private spaces, you go for villas in the area. Ready to move-in houses will be lesser in numbers but are available for both rent and sale.
- Varying in configuration and floor plan, one can choose between 3-bed, 4-bed, 5-bed and 6-bedroom luxury homes.
- Coverage area ranges between 3,000 sq. ft. to 8,532 sq. ft.
Besides high-end finishing and fittings, the attractive features of these properties are private swimming pools, rear gardens and landscaped outdoor space.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN AL SUFOUH 1
Al Sufouh First is bound by the beach on one side and E 11 Sheikh Zayed Road on the other. This way, motorists get a geographic advantage connecting to key areas of Dubai in no time. Plus, parking spaces in Al Sufouh 1 are plenty so those who have private cars will easily find a dedicated spot. Those who would rather go for public transport will also find it convenient.
The largest mode of transportation near Al Sufouh 1 is the tramway project that works for the entire area including the popular neighbour, Dubai Marina. Tram line shuttles along Al Sufouh Road and ends in Al Sufouh as well as Dubai Marina operating 20 hours a day. Residents can board from any of the 11 stations nearby. Most importantly, the tramway further connects to Dubai Metro.
Moreover, one can catch MRed from Dubai Internet City Metro Station, Sharaf DG or First Abu Dhabi Bank station. On the other boundary, you will find bus stands at King Salman Bin Abdul Saeed Al Saud Street and Dubai College. Buses that shuttle from these stops include Bus - 8, 88 and N55.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR AL SUFOUH 1
There is a mart, Emirates Cooperative Society, within the vicinity. One can grab different household items and grocery from there. Besides, many supermarkets near Al Sufouh 1 are easily accessible. These are in Al Sufouh 2 and neighbouring economic zones, and on Sheikh Zayed Road. For larger grocery hauls, one can go to Carrefour in Al Barsha. Here, one can find many other local shops and mini-marts as well.
MOSQUES NEAR AL SUFOUH 1
The Muslim worshippers will conveniently locate many mosques near Al Sufouh 1. Masjid Sheikh Ahmad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum is near Al Sufouh Park and Emirates Cooperative Society. Many more such as Tecom Masjid and Umm Al Sheif Mosque are in the neighbouring areas.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR AL SUFOUH 1
Unlike other areas of the Emirate, Christian residents will find some churches in proximity. In fact, some churches near Al Sufouh 1 require only a short drive by car. These include Fellowship: A Church in Dubai, Emirates Baptist Church and Seventh Day Adventist Church (Dubai South).
On the contrary, Hindu temples are slightly away. The nearest ones would be those in Dubai Marina and Jebel Ali Village. Shiva Temple and Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir are worth mentioning temples near Al Sufouh 1.
SCHOOLS NEAR AL SUFOUH 1
There are many educational institutes distributed around the area. Especially in Dubai Knowledge Village, you will find more than 450 companies including universities and international institutes. Dubai Academic City is a dedicated project for this in Dubai. For toddlers, nearby nurseries are:
- Blessings Early Learning Centre
- British Rose Nursery
Former is in Knowledge Village around 10 minutes away while the second option would be on Umm Suqeim Road. Other reputable schools near Al Sufouh 1 are:
- GEMS Wellington International School
- GEMS Dubai American Academy
Wellington International School follows the UK/IB curriculum while parents who prefer American curriculum for their children can send them to Dubai American Academy in Al Basha 1.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR AL SUFOUH 1
Hospitals near Al Sufouh 1 are:
- Al Zahra Hospital, SZR
- American Hospital, Al Barsha
Specialised clinics near Al Sufouh 1 include:
- Atlanta Vision Clinic
- Lucky Veterinary Clinic
Many pharmacies are also only a stone’s throw away, such as Aster Micro Pharmacy and Life Pharmacy in Mall of the Emirates.
Besides the free economic zones and second phase of the development, Al Sufouh 1 is in proximity to the hub of beach activities, Palm Jumeirah and key commercial districts Dubai Marina and Dubai Media City. One can find the following residential communities around its boundaries:
Besides, Emaar’s master project Emirates Hills is also a few kilometres away. The major point of interest is its connectivity to Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Sufouh Street which was renamed as King Salman Street.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR AL SUFOUH 1
Malls near Al Sufouh 1 include:
- Mall of the Emirates
- Galleria Mall
- Barsha Mall
Beachfront Al Sufouh is best known for Madinat Jumeirah Resort. Here, you will find Souk Madinat which is an Arabian souk or bazaar of carpets, traditional jewellery and perfume. Also, Madinat Theatre is the charm of this development hosting many music shows and ballet performances. For entertainment, the mall has traditional boats passing on waterways that cross bars and Arabian eateries.
Another worth mentioning project is Mall of the World, the record-breaking shopping destination in Dubai that will even dwarf Dubai Mall. It will host 80 hotels and a 7km long promenade of London’s Oxford Street. It will also present a theme park and air-conditioned retail streets.
RESTAURANTS NEAR AL SUFOUH 1
Inside the Mall of the Emirates, you will find:
- California Pizza
- Din Tai Fung
- Farzi Cafe
The list continues to grow and the mall keeps serving cuisines for every craving belly. Other cafe and restaurants near Al Sufouh 1 are Aqua Cafe, Qutoof Restaurant and Hash Tag Cafe and Restaurant.
BEACHES NEAR AL SUFOUH 1
You won’t have to go anywhere else when you have the treasure of Al Sufouh in a hand’s reach. Al Sufouh Beach is also known as “the secret beach” because it is outshined by other happening beaches in the Jumeirah area. Other beaches near Al Sufouh 1 are Marina Beach and Jumeirah Public Beach.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Al Sufouh 1 is easy to locate as it exists amidst many landmarks such as:
- Wild Wadi Waterpark
- Ski Dubai site
- Mall of the Emirates
- Antique Museum
Moreover, the area has a happening nightlife scene with beach resorts, bars and clubs in the vicinity including Bubbles Lounge Bar and Hungry Monkey Pub. Besides beaching and relaxing in the serene environment, one can watch a movie or two in Mall of the Emirates.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
For relaxing manicures, massages or regular beauty treatments, one can go to:
- Softouch Spa
- Pink Beauty Gents Salon and Spa
- Glitz Beauty Centre
Whether you’re on vacations or just planning a day out, you have got to try HeliDubai tours at least once. The service takes you on a helicopter ride over stunning skyscrapers including Burj Khalifa, archipelago Palm Jumeirah and gleaming beaches in JBR and Dubai Marina.
You can head to the following gyms to keep fit:
- Snap Fitness
- Fitness First
Both are accessible within 10 minutes in Dubai Media City. Besides, you can always have a quiet walk at the sandy shore. Al Sufouh Park is also a family-favourite point with sports court, playground and tree benches.
Al Sufouh residents can visit the events centre and ballroom in Madinat Jumeirah that arranges art and culture festivals. The most anticipated Art Dubai 2019 is also arranged in the Madinat Arena exhibiting paintings and sculptures from talented artists around the world.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Al Sufouh 1 has all the facilities a modern residential area must have. Plus, being a beachfront development, it is one of the most sought-after locations in Dubai. While travelling to and from the area, avoid peak hours because Al Sufouh is directly connected to the spinal road network.
- 23 minutes from Dubai International Airport
- Mall of the Emirates is 12 minutes away
- E11 - Sheikh Zayed Road is accessible within 10 minutes
- Jebel Ali Racecourse is at a 15-minute driving distance.