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 Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road. 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. Property wise the community of Arjan has several apartments for sale and rent.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Offers apartments for sale or rent
- Part of the Dubailand 'megacity' project
- Home to the highly popular Dubai Miracle Garden and Dubai Butterfly Garden
- Approximately 15 kilometres from the shores of Dubai
Arjan, along with other communities that are part of Dubailand, is developed by Dubai Holding. The community is mostly composed of apartment buildings that fall into the category of low to mid-rise. 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 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 close to key areas of Dubai where rents are higher as compared to the rental apartments in Arjan.
PROPERTIES IN ARJAN
The district of Arjan has quite a few residential sub-communities. A few of 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 apartment in Arjan will come with 500 sq. ft. of floor space, one bath and will typically 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 a 1-bed apartment.
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. Annual rents start from AED 80k and go up to AED 105k.
In the category of apartments for sale, an Arjan studio apartment will range between the prices of AED 350k to 657k. With 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. Public transportation links to the community are currently limited, this is expected to change as the community matures.
To the relief of most residents, finding parking spaces in Arjan isn’t an issue. Buildings offer a minimum of one parking space for each unit, those with more than one vehicle can park on the street. Arjan is mostly a residential neighbourhood so you’re more than likely to find a decent parking spot in front of your apartment building.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN ARJAN
There are three supermarkets in Arjan itself and quite a few nearby. The first one is Lifco Supermarket which is located in the Platinum One Tower. The remaining are located in Lincoln Park, here you will find Blue Mart Supermarket Arjan, Loyal Minimart and JMA Supermarket. These supermarkets are good to stock up on daily essentials.
If you prefer visiting larger supermarkets you will find that there is a Carrefour Market in My City Centre Barsha which is right outside the neighbourhood. Just south of Arjan, Motor City also has two branches of Carrefour Market and a Spinneys supermarket.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES NEAR ARJAN
As there are a few churches near Arjan residents won’t have to drive far to attend Sunday prayer service. For instance, both United Christian Church of Dubai and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church are just 15 minutes away from Arjan.
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 gurudwara is Guru Nanak Darbar Sikh Gurudwara, it is just 15 minutes away in the district of Jebel Ali. It is a massive gurudwara and is popular among the Sikh community.
For Muslims, there are quite a few large mosques near Arjan. Just north of Arjan is the community of Al Barsha South which has several mosques perfectly equipped and constructed to facilitate worshippers for Friday prayers. The closest large mosques are Abu Bakr Al Siddiq Mosque and Khalfan Bin Shannaf Mosque, both of which are just 6 minutes away.
SCHOOLS IN ARJAN
Those looking for nurseries will find many options in the nearby neighbourhoods. Kids World Nursery in JVC, Raffles Nursery in Arabian Ranches and Emirates British Nursery in Motor City are highly popular.
Parents of school-aged children will be pleased to know that there are highy-rated and reputable schools in Arjan. For example, just 6 minutes west of Arjan is Nord Anglia International School Dubai. This school is fully equipped: it has a science lab, an auditorium, swimming pools, a library and highly-qualified teaching staff. It follows the British curriculum.
Another school that is just two minutes west of central Arjan is Safa Community School. This school provides foundation, primary and secondary education based on the British and International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. 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. Many of the schools in Al Barsha are highly reputed.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN ARJAN
There is one clinic in Arjan, 7 Dimensions Medical Centre. In addition to its regular services, it offers many specialized services such as sports medicine, physical therapy, chiropractic medicine and speech therapy.
To visit nearby clinics, you would have to drive down to Dubai Motor City, 8 minutes away. Here you will find Medicentres Clinic, Prime Medical Center, Emirates Hospital Day Surgery & Medical Center and HealthBay.
Mediclinic Parkview Hospital in Arjan is the closest healthcare facility capable of handling medical emergencies. This is a fully-equipped hospital adheres to international standards to offer the highest level of care. One of the best things about this hospital is that it’s just three minutes away. Residents of Arjan will find the hospital on the eastern end of the community, near Umm Suqeium Street (D63).
Arjan is not a secluded community by any means as it is sandwiched between some prominent suburbs. To its immediate south lies the suburb of Dubai Motor City. To its west, you’ll find Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC). 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 Dubai Miracle Garden which is a popular tourist destination and attraction.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
Although Arjan is at a distance from the main areas of Dubai, 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 South and is known as My City Centre Al Barsha. This mall is a mere three minutes away as it is directly outside the community. This mall is a complete shopping, dining and entertainment hub. If you need to purchase groceries, the mall has a Carrefour inside. There are also several other facilities such pharmacies, banks, exchange centres and more inside the mall. Apart from all this, there are, of course, fashion brand stores.
There is also The Circle Mall in the community of JVC which is just a 10-minute drive westbound of central Arjan. It is expected to be complete at the end of 2019. Another mall worth visiting and is also close by is 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.
RESTAURANTS IN ARJAN
There are a few restaurants in Arjan, mainly casual dining eateries. Restaurants that are within the community are the Noodle House for oriental cuisine, Zest Restaurant for contemporary and fusion food, Papa Murphy's Pizza for pizza and Khanna Badosh for Indian/Pakistani food. For those with a sweet tooth, just three minutes away in Dubai Miracle Garden is a popular bakery known as Saj 2 Go which makes fresh Lebanese style sweets and confectionery items.
The My City Centre Al Barsha also has a food court which has a variety of restaurants to choose from such as McDonald's, Hatam Restaurant, Papa Murphy’s, Tim Hortons and several upscale cafes.
There are many restaurants near Arjan in JVC, Motor City and Sports City. Marmarita Restaurant, Pinza and Saladicious Grillz are popular restaurants in JVC. Motor City offers Operational Falafel, Crumbs Elysee and Barbecue Delights. Sports City has licensed options such as Big Easy Bar & Grill, 261 and Kickers Sports Bar.
BEACHES NEAR ARJAN
Arjan is located on the south side of Dubai. This means that there are a few beaches near Arjan. The closest beach is Al Sufouh Beach which is 18 minutes away via Umm Suqeim Road. 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 the 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.
Dubai Autodrome in Motor City is also close by. It has many motor-themed activities such as karting, superbike racing and other motorsports.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
There are at least 10 parks where residents can enjoy the outdoors. The closest one is the Gatton Park in Motor City that can be a great place for picnicking with friends or family. The community parks in JVC are popular among families with young children.
There is a gym in most buildings in Arjan, otherwise, you can head out to Sands Fitness/CrossFit Oasis, Snap Fitness and Beautfort Gym in Motor City. Sands Fitness/CrossFit Oasis offers classes for all skill levels and for people of determination. It also attracts a community of fitness enthusiasts from the neighbourhood and is a great place to stay fit while meeting new people.
Salons and spas in the area consist of Karaz Beauty Salon, I Ladies Salon and Senses of Asia Spa in Arjan.
Apart from the seasonal events in Dubai Miracle Garden, there are a few Facebook community groups for residents of Arjan. These are called Arjan Community Group, Siraj Tower Arjan and Arjan - Lincoln Park residents community.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
One thing to keep in mind is that it is imperative that you have your own vehicle to get around this community.
- Close to JVC, Motor City and Al Barsha South
- Part of the greater Dubailand community
- 23 minutes away from Dubai International Airport