Arjan is a new district within Dubailand, situated on the outskirts of Dubai. To its immediate north, you will find the community of Al Barsha South. Going south of the border, you’ll find the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd – east and westbound. Further down south, you’ll be pleased to find yourself in Dubai Motor City – home to Dubai Autodrome. Arjan is popular for having two of the most visited parks in Dubai: Dubai Miracle Garden and Dubai Butterfly Garden. The community of Arjan has several apartments for sale and rent.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Offers apartments for sale or rent
- Part of Dubailand Megacity project
- Home to the highly popular Dubai Miracle Garden and Dubai Butterfly Garden
- Approximately 11 kilometres from the shores of Dubai
Arjan, along with other communities that are part of Dubailand, is owned by Dubai Holding Group. The community mostly comprises apartment buildings that fall into the category of low to mid-rise. For instance, some apartment buildings may have five floors at most while others could have 20 to 30 floors. Since this community is fairly new and is still in the making, the overall feel and look of the community is quiet and peaceful. The roads are more or less free of excessive noise and traffic and the population here is significantly low. This could be an ideal place for families to live in as it is a considerable distance away from old Dubai where rents are higher as compared to the rental apartments in Arjan.
PROPERTIES IN ARJAN
The district of Arjan has five sub-communities in total which are Lincoln Park, Green Diamond, Vincitore Palacio, Siraj Tower and Platinum One. Within any of these communities, you are likely to find a variety of apartments for sale or rent. Respectively, a rental studio apartments in Arjan will come with 500 sq. ft. of floor space, one bath and will typically be ready to move in with all the furnishings included. Respectively, an apartment in this class will rent out for AED 37k per annum.
Next, a typical 1-bedroom unit for rent in Arjan will come with 813 sq. ft. of floor space with one bath. You can expect to pay an annual rent amounting to AED 62k for an apartment in this class.
Finally, a 3-bedroom rental Arjan flat is the largest one can lease. It comes standard with three baths and 986 sq. ft. of floor space. Likewise, to rent an apartment in this class, you are expected to pay annual rent that will be around AED 85k.
In the category of apartments for sale, an Arjan studio apartment will range between the prices of AED 350k to 657k. With Arjan 1BHK flats for sale, prices will range from AED 400k to AED 1.47M. For those looking to purchase 2-bed units in Arjan, the prices will range between AED 685k to AED 1.52M. Moving on, if you are opting to buy a 3-bed flat, the price will range between AED 921k and AED 1.07M.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN ARJAN
For those wondering about public transportation in Arjan,It is recommended that you have your own vehicle if you need to commute to and from Arjan to other parts of Dubai, as the public transportation infrastructure is limited to say the least. To the relief of most residents, finding parking spaces in Arjan isn’t an issue. Arjan is mostly a residential neighbourhood that is sparsely populated so you’re more than likely to find a decent parking spot in front of your apartment building. Unlike living in the main city, you certainly won’t have to park several blocks away from your residential buildings. In that sense, Arjan can be considered a great place to reside.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN ARJAN
Within the immediate borders of Arjan, there are three supermarkets in Arjan. The first one is Lifco Supermarket which is located in Platinum One Tower and another one is the Loyal Minimart which is located within the sub-community of Lincoln Park. Last but not least is the Blue Mart Supermarket Arjan which is located next to the community of Lincoln Park West. Out of the three, Blue Mart Arjan is perhaps the best managed as it is part of a large chain of grocery stores that stocks fruits, vegetables and other food items. Blue Mart has stores located throughout UAE and Kuwait. Since these supermarkets are only good for grab-and-go items, you’ll have to visit nearby communities that have large supermarkets and departmental stores for your monthly grocery needs. Respectively, if you prefer to conduct your grocery shopping in a large departmental store, there are two Carrefour hypermarkets in Dubai Motor City, just south of Arjan.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES IN ARJAN
There are no churches in Arjan, but residents won’t have to drive far to attend Sunday prayer service. For instance, United Christian Church of Dubai is just 15 minutes away from Arjan via E 311. For those following the Catholic faith, there is the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church which is also 15 minutes away via E 311.
Regarding temples in Arjan, for those adhering to the Hindu Faith, there is the Shiva Temple which is 32 minutes away in the community Al Souq Al Kabeer, situated on Al Fahidi Street, opposite of Dubai Museum. The closest Sikh temple (Gurdwara) is just 15 minutes away in the district of Jebel Ali.
For Muslims, there aren’t any significantly large mosques in Arjan. However, just north of Arjan is the community of Al Barsha which has several mosques perfectly equipped and constructed to facilitate worshippers for Friday prayers. The closest large mosque is Abu Bakr Al Siddiq Mosque which is just 6 minutes away. Another close by mosque is the Sports City Mosque which is just an 8-minute drive away.
SCHOOLS IN ARJAN
Parents of school-aged children will be pleased to know that there are highy-rated and reputable schools in Arjan. Residents don’t need to drive far to send their children to school. For example, just 6 minutes west of Arjan is the Nord Anglia International School Dubai. This is an international school, so children from all nationalities are welcome to learn here. This school is fully equipped: it has a science lab, an Auditorium, swimming pool, a library and a highly-qualified teaching staff. Another school that is just two minutes west of central Arjan is the Safa Community School which is located right on E311. This school provides foundation, primary and secondary education. There are also some sports facilities in the school which include a swimming pool, a football field and a running track. In addition, there are also other schools to choose from which are located close by in the neighbouring community of Al Barsha. These are Global Indian International School, Gems World Academy, Dubai Heights Academy amongst others.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN ARJAN
There aren't any clinics in Arjan. To visit the nearest clinic, you would have to drive down to Dubai Motor City where the Medicentres Clinic Motor City is located. The good news is that it’s just eight minutes away from central Arjan. Other clinics close by are Aster Clinic in Arabian Ranches, which is 12 minutes away and Your Health Clinic – Dubai Sports City, which is just a 7-minute drive southwest of Arjan.
Although there are no hospitals in Arjan, the closest healthcare facility capable of handling medical emergencies is the Mediclinic Parkview Hospital. This is a fully-equipped hospital with dedicated wards for adults and paediatrics. The hospital also has private wards for patients who want the utmost comfort while undergoing treatment. One of the best things about this hospital is that it’s just three minutes away. Residents of Arjan will have little to worry about when it comes to their medical needs.
Arjan is not a secluded community by any means as it is sandwiched between some prominent suburbs. To its immediate east lies the suburb of Dubai Motor City. To its west, you’ll find the Jumeirah village circle. To its east, there’s not much development but going further ahead you’ll discover the City of Arabia. One of the perks of living in Arjan is that you’ll have quick access to Emirates Road, which is just a few metres south of the community.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
Although Arjan is at a considerable distance from the main Dubai city, you’ll be surprised at how much there is to see and do in Arjan.
MALLS IN ARJAN
Currently, there are no major malls in Arjan. The closest Mall to Arjan is in the community of Al Barsha and is known as My City Centre Al Barsha. This mall is a mere three minutes away if you head northbound. This mall is a complete shopping, dining and entertainment hub. If you need to purchase groceries, the mall has a Carrefour inside and you can purchase your daily essentials conveniently and at affordable prices. There are also several pharmacies inside the mall for when you need to stock up on your prescription medications. Apart from all this, there are, of course, fashion brand stores.
Moving on, if you need a quick bite to eat during your shopping trip, you ’ll find a variety of restaurants to choose from such as McDonald's, Hatam Restaurant, Papa Murphy’s, Tim Hortons and several upscale cafes. There is also The Circle Mall in the community of JVC which is just a 10-minute drive westbound of central Arjan. Another mall worth visiting and is also close by is the City Centre Me'aisem situated in Dubai Production City, which is just 10 minutes away. All in all, Arjan has several malls located around it. During the weekends, you won’t have to drive far if you don’t want to.
RESTAURANTS IN ARJAN
There are several restaurants in Arjan and the communities that surround it. One of the most visited restaurants in Dubailand is Marmarita Restaurant which is located in JVC. Restaurants that are within the community are the Noodle House for oriental cuisine, Zest Restaurant for contemporary and fusion food, Francesco’s Pizza Place for pizza and Khanna Badosh for Indian/Pakistani food.
For those with a sweet tooth, just three minutes away is a popular bakery known as Saj 2 Go which makes fresh Lebanese style sweets and confectionery.
BEACHES NEAR ARJAN
Arjan is located on the south side of Dubai. This means that there are no beaches near Arjan. The closest beach is the Al Sufouh beach which is 18 minutes away via Umm Suqeim Rd. Al Sufouh Beach is a very popular beach as it is considered ‘Dubai’s Secret Gem’. From this beach, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Burj al Arab and Palm Jumeirah. Aside from that, this beach is perfect for swimming due to its shallow waters, which means that it's safe for kids too.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Arjan is one of those places where you won’t run out of things to do. There’s so much to do and see here, you’ll be spoilt for choice. For one, Arjan is home to Dubai Miracle Garden and Dubai Butterfly Garden, both of which are considered as some of the most interesting landmarks and places of interest in UAE. Dubai Miracle Garden is a flower park where you will find various structures adorned with flowers. This is a very photogenic place to be so you can take lots of pictures and learn about the various types of flowers. Not only that but Arjan is also home to Dubai Butterfly Garden where you can get up, close and personal with thousands of butterfly species.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
There are at least 10 parks where residents can enjoy the outdoors. The closest one is the Gatton Park that can be a great place for picnicking with friends or family. If you are into fitness and strength training, the closest gym near Arjan is located in Dubai Motor City which is not too far away. This gym is called Sands Fitness/CrossFit Oasis which attracts a community of fitness enthusiasts from the neighbourhood and is a great place to get and stay fit while meeting new people.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
One thing to keep in mind when you decide to live here is that you should expect your commute time to and from work to increase. Also, it’s imperative that you have your own vehicle to get around as this community – although served by RTA buses – is not served by metro and thus getting around will be difficult without your own car.
- One of the southernmost suburbs of Dubai
- Part of the greater Dubailand community
- 23 minutes away from Dubai International Airport