ABOUT CANAL COVE
Canal Cove is a luxury villa and townhouse sub-community located on the fronds of Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. Developed by Nakheel, this enclave features some of the most high-end beach-front residential units in the emirate. Canal Cove features a total of 118 homes built on the various fronds of the man-made island. The properties are divided into clusters of 6 - 12 units and each cluster comprises a small park shared by residents. The project commenced in 2002 and was completed in 2007.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Homes at the entrance of every frond of Palm Jumeirah
- Luxury townhouses for rent and sale
- 3- and 4-bedroom residential units
- Freehold properties
- Sought-after location in Dubai
Canal Cove is built on Palm Jumeirah, which is the largest man-made island in the world. The island resembles the shape of a date palm. Highlights of the community include:
- Luxury residential properties
- World-class hotels and resorts
- Excellent shopping and dining spots
Not to mention, proximity to the beach is another hallmark of the community. Owing to these reasons, Palm Jumeirah has been ranked as the most popular area in Dubai for buying villas, according to Bayut's H1 Real Estate Market Report for Dubai 2019.
Within the island, Canal Cove is 3rd most popular community. The top two sub-communities, Signatures Villas and Garden Homes community, are also located on the fronds of the island and have been developed by Nakheel as well.
PROPERTIES IN CANAL COVE
When it comes to properties in Canal Cove, one can choose between 3- and 4-bedroom villas and townhouses.
- Sales prices for villas in the sub-community range from AED 4.8M to AED 9M
- One can also buy a townhouse in Canal Cove for up to AED 8M
- Rental prices range from AED 270k to AED 500k per year
3-bedroom villas in Canal Clove have covered areas ranging from 3,800 sq. ft to 4,600 sq. ft. These are two-tiered homes with a spacious outdoor area. One the first floor you have three ensuite-bedrooms with built-in wardrobes.
The master bedroom also has balcony access. Downstairs you have a lounge, family room and guest bathroom, plus maid’s, storage and laundry rooms. There’s also a fully fitted kitchen. An open plan living and dining area lead to the outdoor area via double doors. The outdoors include a garden, parking area and swimming pool.
- Sales prices for 3-bed villas range from AED 5M to AED 7.8M
Moving on, 4-bedroom villas in Canal Coves have covered areas ranging from 4,100 sq. ft to 7,770 sq. ft. These homes comprise four bedrooms and five bathrooms. All bedrooms are ensuite, and the master bedroom also comes with Jacuzzi facilities in the shower.
There are other rooms for entertainment, laundry and storage, as well as an ensuite maid’s room. These homes also have a private terrace, offering amazing sea views. Outside there is parking space for two vehicles as well as a private garden and a shared infinity swimming pool. The parking garage also has a storage room.
- Rental prices for 4-bedroom villas range from AED 270k to AED 500k per year
- One can also buy a 4-bedroom villa in Canal Cove for up to AED 9M
Finally, we have 3- and 4-bedroom townhouses in the sub-community. The latter have covered areas ranging from 4,100 sq. ft to 5,000 sq. ft.
- You can rent a 4-bedroom townhouse in Canal Cove for AED 300k per year
- Sales prices for 4-bedroom townhouses range from AED 7M to AED 8.1M
These units also feature ensuite bedrooms, guest rooms, large living spaces, balcony/terrace access, gardens and covered parking areas.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN CANAL COVE
When it comes to public transportation near Canal Cove, residents can choose between buses and trams. The nearest tram stations include Palm Jumeirah, Media City and Al Sufouh tram stations. There is a monorail service that takes you to and from Atlantis the Palm.
In addition, RTA buses F44, 21 and F55A serve the area. Due to its location, Palm Jumeirah doesn’t have metro access, and the nearest metro station is located at a 13-minute drive at Dubai Internet City.
As for parking spaces in Canal Cove, each home comes its own covered parking facility for up to two cars. In addition, visitors can avail street parking on the island.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR CANAL COVE
There is no shortage of supermarkets near Canal Cove. These prove sufficient to serve the day-to-day shopping needs of residents. Nearby supermarkets include West Zone, Quick Buy, All Day Fresh and Spinneys. All these are located within a 10-minute drive from the sub-community.
MOSQUES NEAR CANAL COVE
The main mosque near Canal Cove is Abdul Rahman Siddik Mosque. The mosque, located on the trunk of Palm Jumeirah, also serves as a landmark near the sub-community. This is due to its unconventional glass design. It also features separate prayer areas for men and women.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR CANAL COVE
Residents will have to travel to other areas in Dubai to find worship places of other faiths. Churches near Canal Cove on the mainland include Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Fellowship Church and Emirates Baptist Church.
Likewise, Hindu temples near Canal Cove include Shiva Temple, ShrinathJi Temple and Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir.
SCHOOLS NEAR CANAL COVE
Families who live in Palm Jumeirah can find educational facilities in nearby communities. Schools near Canal Cove include:
- American School of Dubai
- GEMS Dubai American Academy
- GEMS Wellington International School
The American School of Dubai is located in Al Barsha 1 and offers the American curriculum from Pre-K through Grade 12. Also located in Al Barsha is the GEMS Dubai American Academy, which follows both the American curriculum as well as the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme up to Grade 12. The school also excellent facilities for athletics and performing arts. Finally, parents who prefer UK/IB curriculum for their children can send them to GEMS Wellington International School in Al Safouh 1.
For younger children, there are a couple of nurseries near Canal Cove, such as:
- Redwood Montessori Nursery
- Asya’s Nursery
- Babilou Palm Jumeirah
These are located in Palm Jumeirah. In addition, children can also pursue their interests in music, arts and dance centres located in the area, such as the Brooklyn Melodies Music Centre.
For those pursuing higher education, Knowledge Village is 10 minutes away from the island. Students can get enrolled in universities like the American University of Dubai, the University of Wollongong and Middlesex University.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR CANAL COVE
In terms of medical and healthcare facilities, hospitals near Canal Cove include:
- Al Zahra Hospital Dubai
- Canadian Hospital Dubai
- Emirates Hospital
Al Zahra Hospital Dubai is the first and the largest private hospital in the city. It offers comprehensive treatments for all medical problems and is set to open a new 200-bed multi-specialty hospital in the emirate early next year. Not to mention, there are several clinics near Canal Cove as well. These include:
- Al Das Medical Clinic
- Dr. Joy Dental Clinic
- ConfiDent Dubai Palm
In addition, residents can head to the nearby Seif Pharmacy at The Pointe mall to purchase medicine and other medical supplies.
As already mentioned, Canal Cove is one of several residential communities in Palm Jumeirah. Other popular communities include Garden Homes, Signature Villas and Fairmont Palm Residences.
In addition, nearby areas include:
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR CANAL COVE
When we talk about malls near Canal Cove, the Nakheel Mall is all set to open later this year. This is one of the latest developments by Nakheel that will expand retail and entertainment destinations on Palm Jumeirah.
Nakheel Mall will feature a 25-metre high crystal dome serving as its centrepiece. There will also be a VOX Cinemas complex with 15 theatres spread over 60,000 sq. ft, as well as a rooftop dining plaza overlooking the Arabian Gulf and Dubai skyline.
Other malls on the island include The Pointe and Golden Mile Galleria Mall. These offer luxury retail brands, casual dining places and entertainment options.
RESTAURANTS NEAR CANAL COVE
There is no dearth of restaurants near Canal Cove, offering casual to fine dining experiences.
For example, Club Vista Mare features a great line-up of restaurants serving a variety of cuisines. These include:
- Gursha Ethiopian Restaurant
- Breeze Beach Grill
- Simply Italian
- Aji Peruvian Restaurant
- Ibn Al Bahr
Residents can also head to the West 14th Steakhouse at the Ocean Beach Club.
Not to mention, eateries at Golden Mile Galleria include:
- Organic foods & cafe
- O’ Doner
- Burger Fuel
- House of Pizza
- The Pizza Company
- Biryani Street
One can also find a couple of cafes at the mall, such as Starbucks, Caffe Nero, London Dairy Cafe and The Coffee Club.
BEACHES NEAR CANAL COVE
Considering its location, it is redundant to talk about beaches near Canal Cove. Homes located on the fronds have their own private beaches. Those who love swimming (or just dipping in the water) have access to shared swimming pools in each cluster. In addition, there are several beach resorts and water parks on the island for those who enjoy water sports. Aquaventure Waterpark in Atlantis the Palm is a prime example.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Moving along, there are some notable landmarks as well as leisure destinations near Canal Cove:
- Abdul Rahman Siddik Mosque
- Palm Jumeirah Crescent
- Atlantis The Palm
Atlantis The Palm is a luxury hotel, but also serves as the ultimate leisure destination on the island. Watersports enthusiasts can head to places like Aquaventure Waterpark, Dolphin Bay, Lost Chambers Aquarium and Sea Lion Point within Atlantis.
Movie lovers, on the other hand, can get to Reels Cinema at Golden Mile Galleria to catch the latest flicks.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
The community is geared towards an active lifestyle. Parks near Canal Cover include Boardwalk, Al Ittihad Park and Palm Jumeirah Park. One can also take their pets out for a walk at these parks.
For those who like to keep fit, gyms near Canal Cove include:
- Fit Box Gym
- Fitness First
- Little Gladiators
In addition, beauty salons near Canal Cove include:
- Vanilla by Jelena
- Esthetic Sense
- The Loft Fifth Avenue
There’s also the Bridal Makeover place near the sub-community.
The developer Nakheel holds public celebrations in Palm Jumeirah, especially on National Day. One can also find regular community events at the malls and resorts in the neighbourhood.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
The “Palm Jumeirah Bulletin/News Facebook Group” Facebook group connects residents living in different sub-communities on the island.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
To sum up, living in Canal Cove is a luxurious, beach-front living experience that comes at a high price tag. It also offers a lucrative opportunity for real estate investors. The only thing to consider is commuting, even on the island. It is difficult to reach from one frond to the other. Not to mention, commutes to and from the mainland are subject to traffic conditions. This can be bothersome for children who have schools in nearby communities.