ABOUT CASA DORA
Casa Dora is a sub-community within the greater district of Serena Dubai, which is a flagship residential housing project by Dubai Properties Group. Casa Dora is inspired by Mediterranean and Spanish architecture. There is a proposed plan for a central plaza in Casa Dora. Once completed, residents of this sub-community will be able to have access to several Retail Outlets and Recreational Facilities.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Open spaces providing a clean and green living environment
- Constructed according to best civil engineering practices
- Free of excessive road traffic with little to no noise pollution
- Affordable luxury properties on the outskirts of Dubai
- Situated right along Emirates Road (E611)
Casa Dora is popular with investors and families who wish to own a property. The villas and townhouses in this sub-community are spacious and much more affordable compared to most residential districts in Dubai.
Popular points of interest include:
- Parks and Play Areas
- Community Swimming Pools
- Fitness Centres and Gyms
This neighbourhood will also have dedicated Cycling Tracks, which will make it easier for residents to commute throughout Casa Dora and the greater Serena Dubai district.
PROPERTIES IN CASA DORA
Villas for sale in Casa Dora come with 2 and 3-bedrooms. With 2-bedroom villas, the square footage ranges from 1,900 sq. ft. to 5,000 sq. ft. With 3-bedroom villas, the square footage range is a lot narrower and can be between 1,800 sq. ft. and 2,000 sq. ft.
One can expect the following price trends for villas in this area:
- Casa Dora villas with 2-bedrooms can be cost between AED 1.2M and AED 1.7M
- 3-bed houses in Casa Dora can cost between AED 1.5M and AED 1.8M
Casa Dora also has townhouses for sale with 3-beds. Their square footage will range between 1,800 sq. ft and 2,500 sq. ft.
- 3-bed townhouses for sale in Casa Dora can cost between AED 1.1M and AED 2.2M
Currently, this area is still under development. More options may become available soon in terms of number of bedrooms, amenities and villa or townhouse rental options.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES CASA DORA
Finding a parking space in Casa Dora is not an issue as all villas come with at least one attached parking garage. Visitors can park their vehicles for free on side streets.
There are quiet a few bus stops near Casa Dora. Closest bus stops include Arabian Ranches - Retail Centre and Arabian Ranches Saheel Gate 2 & 3. Both bus stops are located at a distance of 3 to 4 minutes via car.
There are a few metro stations near Casa Dora. The closest options include First Abu Dhabi Bank Metro Station and Mall of the Emirates Metro Station. They can be reached in 16 and 19 minutes, respectively. Because they are a little far away, one will have to either take an RTA bus or drive there.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR CASA DORA
Supermarkets near Casa Dora include Carrefour, which is located at a distance of 4 minutes. Other supermarkets such as Zoom and Geant Express Supermarket can be reached in 10 minutes. Specialised supermarkets, such as Waitrose, are a little further away at a distance of 23 minutes. They carry a variety of imported foodstuffs and fast moving consumer goods imported from the U.K.
MOSQUES NEAR CASA DORA
Mosques near Casa Dora include Masjid Arabian Ranches at a distance of 4 minute. Masjid Al Eman and Masjid Salam are 9 minutes away. Mosques that are a little further away include Sharbatly Mosque at a distance of 12 minutes and Al Adel Mosque, which is 16 minutes away.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR CASA DORA
Churches near Casa Dora include Emirates Baptist Church at a distance of 24 minutes. This church is located in the district of Al Barsha. A few other churches are located in Jebel Ali, including International Nepalese Community Church, which is 27 minutes away and Dubai Evangelical Church is 26 minutes away.
Hindu temples near Casa Dora are located near the district of Al Fahidi, which is 39 minutes away.
Gurdwaras near Casa Dora include Gurunanak Sikh Darbar, which can be reached in 26 minutes.
SCHOOLS NEAR CASA DORA
Nearby primary schools include:
- Maple Bear Pre-School, Dubai
- Tiny Tots Nursery
Schools near Casa Dora include:
- Ranches Primary School
- GEMS Metropole School
- Nord Anglia International School Dubai
The closest school to the sub-community is Ranches Primary School, which is located at a distance of 7 minutes. While the GEMS Metropole School is 12 minutes away. Nord Anglia International School Dubai is 17 minutes away from Casa Dora. This school offers language courses for Arabic, French, German, Mandarin and Spanish. The student to teacher ratio is one teacher for every ten students.
Universities near Casa Dora include Dubai University at a distance of 18 minutes. Other nearby universities include the British University of Dubai.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR CASA DORA
Nearby medical facilities include:
- Aster Clinic Arabian Ranches
- Mediclinic Parkview Hospital
Clinics near Casa Dora include Aster Clinic Arabian Ranches at a distance of 8 minutes. This clinic offers specialised medical treatments through OPD consultations.
Hospitals near Casa Dora include Mediclinic Parkview Hospital, which is 16 minutes away. This hospital operates on a hub and spoke model, offering medical services in primary, secondary and tertiary medicine. This hospital offers multi-disciplinary medical treatments to local residents that require special attention.
Nearby residential areas include:
- Arabian Ranches
- City of Arabia
- Dubai Motor City
Located just north of Casa Dora is Arabian Ranches, which is an equestrian themed residential neighborhood. To the east lies the community of City of Arabia; home to IMG World of Adventures. To the west there is Dubai Motor City, which is an automotive themed residential neighbourhood. It is also home to the Dubai Autodrome, which is a racecourse for high-performance vehicles.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR CASA DORA
Nearby malls include:
- The Ranches Souk
- City Land Mall
- Dubai Festival City Mall
Malls near Casa Dora include The Ranches Souk, which is 16 minutes away. This is a two storey mall with around 35 outlets. City Land Mall is another, similarly sized mall, which is located 13 minutes away. The Largest mall nearby is the Dubai Festival City, which is located a little further at 28 minutes. This is a 2 million sq. ft. mall with several restaurants, retail outlets and entertainment complexes.
Popular stores inside Dubai Festival City Mall:
- Under Armour
- Big & Tall
- Samsung Store
Under Armour is a popular brand that makes sportswear. One can find a wide variety of shoes, running shorts, sweat pants, sweat-wicking t-shirts and several types of sports accessories in this outlet. Big & Tall Dubai Festival City that specialises in plus-size clothing. Samsung’s official store is crowd puller as this store has all the latest Samsung smartphones and accessories.
RESTAURANTS NEAR CASA DORA
Nearby restaurants include:
- Marmarita Restaurant
- Zuma Restaurant
- Fogo de Chão
Restaurants near Casa Dora include Marmarita Restaurant, which is a 20-minute drive away. Marmarita is a Syrian restaurant that serves various traditional dishes. Zuma restaurant specialises in serving contemporary style Japanese cuisines. At Fogo de Chão, visitors can try out various Brazilian style steaks cooked to perfection.
Nearby licensed facilities can be reached within a 20-minute drive. The Belgian Beer Cafe is a traditional Belgian style pub that specialises in Ale and Beer. At a distance of 25 minutes, one will find the ICON Bar and Cafe. Here, patrons will be able to enjoy a variety of alcoholic beverages.
Restaurants inside Dubai Festival City:
- Fanar Restaurant & Cafe
- Hard Rock Cafe Dubai Festival City
Those looking for Emirati cuisine in an upscale environment should visit the Fanar Restaurant, where they can also enjoy Khaleeji style coffee. Apart from that, visitors can enjoy traditional style mandi, mazbi and kabsa. Peppermill is a contemporary dining establishment that offers various western style cuisine. Hard Rock Cafe is a rock n roll themed restaurant serving burgers, steaks, fries and various other American specialities.
BEACHES NEAR CASA DORA
Nearly all beaches near Casa Dora will require a drive time of at least 30 minutes. Popular beaches nearby include Jumeirah Beach. This is one of the largest beaches in Dubai and offers amenities such as a kid's play area and BBQ cooking stations. Other nearby beach includes Kite Beach, which is a 20-minute drive away. It is considered one of the best places to enjoy water sports.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Nearby Landmarks include:
- Dubai Autodrome
- Dubai Miracle Garden
- Dubai Marina Walk
There are several landmarks near Casa Dora. One of them includes the Dubai Autodrome. It is an FIA sanctioned 5.3 km racing circuit. Visitors get the option to get behind a high performance vehicle and drive around this circuit. One can reach Dubai Autodrome in under 15 minutes. Dubai Miracle Garden is also 15 minutes away. It is one of the largest botanical gardens in the world. Much further away is Dubai Marina Walk, at a distance of 27 minutes. This is a waterfront walkway with several cafes, restaurants and retail outlets.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Residents can stay fit at:
- Khansoor Park District 12
- Community Park
- Al Thamam Swimming Pool
Parks near Casa Dora include Khansoor Park District 12, which is 21 minutes away. This is a small community park that has basic park facilities such as a medium sized garden and a children’s play area. Nearby swimming pools include Al Thamam Swimming Pool. This is a large, outdoor swimming pool that is just 12 minutes away from the sub-community.
Gyms near Casa Dora include FitRepublik Fitness Centre. This gym is 18 minutes away and is the closest gym to Casa Dora. Other gyms include the Warehouse Gym at a distance of 19 minutes and Gold’s Gym in Etihad Mall, which is 28 minutes away.
Salons and spas nearby include:
- Votre Slimming Spa
- SensAsia Urban Spa
Nearby salons and spas include Votre Slimming Spa, which can be reached in 26 minutes. Various holistic methods are used at this facility for weight loss. SensAsia Urban Spa (25 minutes away) is an upscale spa that uses various Chinese methodology to deliver a rejuvenating experience. L'Atelier is 18 minutes away. This salon offers standard services for ladies such as hair, nails and skin care treatments.
Casa Dora and the greater Serena District is still under development. This means that currently there are no regular community events organized by this sub-community. Residents are, however, encouraged to participate in community events that are held in neighbouring community of Arabian Ranches. Every October 25 to 26, Arabian Ranches organises the Halloween events where residents can set up stalls and kids can dress up. On 1st November, the community also celebrates the festival of lights where the whole community is decorated with LED lights.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
There is no specific social media group for Casa Dora or even Serena Dubai. But those interested can visit the official Facebook page for Dubai Properties by searching for ‘@DubaiProperties’ to get the latest updates on construction projects and upcoming events.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Despite being located on the outskirts of Dubai, Casa Dora is poised to become part of a fully self-sustained suburb. It is an ideal time for investors to purchase property here because as the area further develops, property prices will naturally rise.