ABOUT DISTRICT ONE
Situated at the centre of Dubai, District One is a community within Mohammed Bin Rashid City. It is a development project of AE Real Estate Group. One can choose between different architectural styles of villas, some examples include modern Mediterranian and Arab style homes.
All in all, every property has been constructed using the highest quality building material with functionality and practicality in mind. Situated close to Business Bay Dubai, these houses are home to thousands of professionals with families working in the Business Bay District. This area is well connected, with the Al Khail Rd (E44) linking with the rest of Dubai.
IN A NUTSHELL
- 7 kilometres of man-made waterbody encircles District one
- Developed using the latest technology in civil engineering and urban planning
- A community that offers villas and apartments for sale or rent
- An entirely new city constructed within a city
District One offers a unique lifestyle, one that focuses on improving the living standards of its residents by offering convenience, safety and the latest in civil infrastructure.
Popular points of interest in District One are:
- Dedicated indoor recreational spaces
- Cycling and running tracks for residents
- 26 million sq. ft. of open and green spaces for parks and lagoons
District one has communal swimming pools and fitness centres for residents and this make it very convenient to stay healthy and fit.
PROPERTIES IN DISTRICT ONE
Properties in District One are organized in the following manner: Apartments for sale are offered in floor plans that include Studios, 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms. Floor space for these flats will vary from 600 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft.
- The average studio flat for sale can be purchased for a price of AED 700K
- 1-bed flats for sale in District One can be purchased for an average price of AED 1.2M
- Units with 2-bedrooms are also available, the average price for these flats will be around AED 2.1M
- One can also purchase 3-bed District One flats, the expected average price is around AED 3.4M
Currently, apartments are not available for rent, they can only be purchased.
The typical four-bed house in District One comes with six bathrooms and around 9,000 sq. ft. of floor space. Five-bed villas on the other hand offer around 13,000 sq. ft. and are equipped with seven bathrooms. The largest villa, which comes with a total of six bedrooms, is equipped with 12,000 sq. ft. and 7-bathrooms.
For those looking to rent a villa in this area there are several options in terms of annual rental rates.
- Renting a 4-bed villa in District One can cost on average of 335k per annum.
- A 5-bed District one Rental Villa will demand an annual lease payment of AED 375K
- 6-bed houses in District One are the largest, one can expect to pay an annual rent of AED 450k per annum
- Renting a 7-bed villa, one could expect to pay between AED 950k to AED 1.0M in annual lease payments
Villas in District One can meet the budget requirements of investors, both small and large. There are several pricing options that are listed below.
- One can buy a 4-bed villa in District One at an average rate of AED 8.0M
- A District One house with 5-bedrooms will sell for an average price of AED 12.0M
- A 6-bed house in District One for Sale will on average, demand a purchase price of AED 18.0M
One of the advantages of renting here is the availability of large villas, this is perfect for larger families who are looking to rent a house close to major business centres in Dubai.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN DISTRICT ONE
Most villas come with at least one car garage. Likewise, finding parking in District One will not be a cause of worry for residents. Visitors can park on the side streets, as there are no major commercial districts in this community.
District One is predominantly a residential area. For those relying on public transportation in District One, the nearest metro station is the Business Bay Red Line which can take 6-minutes to reach via car. For those looking to take the bus, the nearest bus station is the Al Quoz intersection bus stop, it will take around 4-minutes to reach this station via car.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR DISTRICT ONE
There are several supermarkets near District One, the closest one is Carrefour, which is located 9-minutes away. This supermarket not only stocks food and FMCGs but also has dedicated sections for apparel, electronics and home improvement. The other supermarket is a bit further away at a 12-minute drive northeast, this supermarket is called Al Maya.
MOSQUES NEAR DISTRICT ONE
Mosque near District One include Jumeirah Mosque, Al Noor Mosque and Mohammad Bin Ahmed Al Mulla Mosque. These options can be reached in under 30 minutes.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR DISTRICT ONE
As for temples near District One. The closest is the Sitladevi Temple, which is reachable in 9-minutes. Other Hindu temples are situated in the area of Al Fahidi which is accessible in under 35 minutes. Al Fahidi is home to around 6 to 7 different temples devoted to various gods in Hinduism.
The Church near District One is known as Emirates Baptist Church. This Church is located in the vicinity of Al Barsha and can be reached in 16-minutes via car. Other churches such as St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral, Christian Fellowship Church and Immanuel Assemblies of Church are nearby.
SCHOOLS NEAR DISTRICT ONE
Nurseries options near District One:
- Maple Bear Pre School Dubai
- Jumeirah International Nursery
- Kids Cottage Nursery
Popular school options include:
- Clarion School
- Dubai International School Al Quoz
- Springdales School Dubai
There are several schools near District One, but they don’t fall under the vicinity of Mohammad Bin Rashid City, instead, they are located in Al Quoz. The Clarion School is located D 13 Al Asayel Street, just 6-minutes away from District One villas. This school is perfect for those who are looking for a school that provides an American curriculum. Dubai International School Al Quoz is a 10-minute drive away situated on 46 60 St. Being one of the oldest schools founded in 1985, it is large enough to accommodate several hundred students who attend this institution from distant areas within Dubai and in some cases from the northern emirates.
For residents pursuing higher education, finding reputable universities near District One can be their top priority. Currently, the Canadian University in Dubai is the closest, at a distance of 12 minutes. This university offers a broad range of academics such as engineering, management, communications and interior designing are some degree options offered by this university.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR DISTRICT ONE
The closest medical facilities in District One:
- iCARE Clinics - multi-speciality Clinic
- Medcare Hospital
- Iranian Hospital - Safa Polyclinic
There is only one clinic near District One, this is the iCARE Clinics - multi-speciality Clinic. This clinic is 9-minutes away and is located on Level 2, Oasis Centre, Shopping Mall, Sheikh Zayed Road. One will find outpatient medical services related to Orthopaedic, Physiotherapy, General Surgery, Radiology / X-Ray, Pathology / Lab Services, Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery, General Medicine and Internal & Family Medicine, Dentistry and Paediatrics.
There are two hospitals near District One that can be reached in a reasonable amount of time. The Medcare Hospital can be reached in 6-minutes and the Iranian Safa Polyclinic is 7-minutes away. Medcare Hospital is located on Hadiqa Street, Al Safa, near Al Safa Park, while the Iranian hospital is located on 34 42 A St that links with Al Meydan Street. Medcare offers outpatient services covering all specialization within the field of medicine. This also includes medical emergency care.
Areas near District One include:
- Downtown Dubai
- Al Quoz
- Nad Al Sheba
To its northeast, lies Downtown Dubai, while Al Quoz is located northwest of District One villas. To its immediate south, residents will find Nad Al Sheba. Downtown Dubai is considered a tourist hub, it is home to the middle east’s largest mall and the world’s tallest building - the Burj Khalifa. Al Quoz, on the other hand, is an industrial area where many warehouses are located, it is also home to some large factories.
Places for entertainment near District One Include:
- Dubai Mall
- Dubai Water Fountain
The Dubai Mall is a great place for fun and entertainment that is only 10-minutes away via car. In fact, besides shopping, there are several fun activities in Dubai Mall that you won’t find anywhere else. While visiting Dubai Mall, residents can also watch a perfectly choreographed water show at the Dubai Fountain which is just outside of Dubai Mall.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR DISTRICT ONE
Malls near District One are:
- Oasis Mall
- Dubai Festival City Mall
- Souk Al Bahar
The closest mall in District One is Oasis Mall, it is at an eight minutes drive away via Al Meydan Rd/D69. This is a shopping mall that has stores selling apparel, homeware and various other products. Then there is the Dubai Festival City mall that is around 13-minutes away, situated in Dubai Festival City. This mall is considered one of the more popular malls, especially compared to Oasis Mall. Residents can find over 500 name brand stores here. Another unique aspect of this mall is that it is the only mall in the UAE with a large IKEA store, it is also home to Zara fashion outlets and Robinsons which is a high-end department store.
Popular Stores inside Oasis Mall include:
- Hemani Herbals
Daiso is a Japanese speciality store that carries a variety of cookware, crockery and even toys. The store is well renowned for a variety of products, in fact, one can find over 900 types of products in this store. Emax is a local superstore selling electronics, where one can buy home appliances, computers, smartphones and various other types of electrical products. Hemani Herbals is a dedicated store selling FMCGs made with natural ingredients and herbs, one can find facial creams, hair care products, shampoos and several other related personal care related products.
RESTAURANTS NEAR DISTRICT ONE
Eateries and cafes inside Oasis Mall include:
- Al Arrab Restaurant
- Bombay Chowpatty
People craving for Arabic food can visit Al Arrab, which is located on the third floor. This eatery serves a variety of authentic Lebanese food. Indian food lovers can go to Bombay Chowpatty which specializes in serving vegetarian Indian fast food such as masala dosa, chat and other similar dishes. Residents looking to enjoy a strong cup of coffee in a relaxing environment can visit Starbucks Coffee where they indulge in their favorite pastries and enjoy premium coffee blends.
Casual dining restaurants near District One:
- Hadoota Masreya
- Texas Roadhouse
- Gazebo Restaurant
For those looking for restaurants in District One, the closest is the Hadoota Masreya which is accessible in 7-minutes via Al Meydan Rd/D69. Hadoota Masreya is a casual dining establishment that serves Egyptian food. Whether one is with friends or family, this a great restaurant with good food and is easy on the wallet. For those looking for an all American dining experience, they can head on over to Texas Roadhouse that can be reached in 10 minutes heading northeast. Along with dining on classic American dishes such as steaks, burgers and shakes, residents will enjoy the Texas-themed ambience, as if they were in Texas at that moment in time.
Nearby licensed facilities include Rose & Crown which one can get to in ten minutes heading directly north. This is a British pub that offers a comfortable environment that is a full buzz. Here you can not only take the edge off but can enjoy classical British pub bites such as fish and chips, burgers etc. Right next to it, situated on Sheikh Zayed Rd, is the Vault lounge located inside JW Marriott Hotel. It is located in the 71st and 72nd floors of the hotel, residents visiting this lounge will find a unique selection of cigar blends and uniquely mixed cocktails that are meant to satisfy the pallets of the elite class.
BEACHES NEAR DISTRICT ONE
There are a couple of beaches near District One, the closest one is Jumeirah Beach. This beach is only 12 minutes away via D69. At this beach, residents will find several amenities such as dedicated BBQ stations, gazebos for picnicking, cafes, diners, as well as highly trained lifeguards. There is also another public beach known as Open Beach, this beach lacks the type of amenities found at Jumeirah Beach but is less crowded.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Landmarks and places of interest near District One:
- Dubai Fountain
- Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
The closest landmark near District One is Dubai Fountain. It has over 6,000 high-intensity lights, which puts on a spectacular water show at night. The pumps shoot water as high as 500 feet in the air.
Another interesting place that is recommended to residents is the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. This place is a rare retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life, where one can watch the local wildlife, namely migratory birds in their natural habitat.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Residents can stay fit at:
- Al Quoz Pond Park
- Burj Park by Emaar
- Al Garhoud Park
There are several parks near District One, but the one that is the closest is the Al Quoz Pond Park. This park has a jogging track and a lake with ducks and other species of waterfowl. Burj Park by Emaar is 14 minutes away. This park resembles an Island, that is covered with lush greenery, those visiting this park will have a stunning view of the Burj Khalifa.
Residents looking to drop a few inches or bulk up for the summer by going to a gym near District One can head to GYMNATION Al Quoz which is 14 minutes west. GYMNATION is within a large warehouse and is considered one of the most affordable gyms in the UAE. Residents working out at this gym will have access to over 500 matrix gym equipment.
The UFC Gym can be reached in under 8 minutes, as they are situated right on Marasi Drive in Business Bay district. This is a gym that uses a registered technique called TRAIN DIFFERENT® that has been developed to train the best UFC fighters. Apart from that, the gym has the latest equipment and highly trained coaches for residents who want to get into mixed martial arts.
Spas near District One:
- Armani Spa
- Re Salons Spas
- Ritz Carlton Spa
One can reach Re Salon spa in 13 minutes via the 69 road. At Re Salons Spas residents can get full salon services along with spa treatments all in one location at affordable rates. The Armani Spa is located in Downtown Dubai which is just 12-minutes away. Here, residents can let go of their daily stressors and receive personalized treatments that will rejuvenate and reinvigorate their mind, body and soul.
The Ritz Carlton Spa is just nine minutes away via Sheikh Zayed Rd (E11). Here residents can avail services developed to heal, relax and energize them. The spa has adopted both eastern and western techniques to develop a unique spa experience.
Residents can partake in community events within the greater Dubai South Region. World Expo 2020 is set to take place in October of 2020 in Dubai South Expo Centre. For aviation fans, Dubai Airshow takes place every November 12th.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
District one has an official Facebook page, one can visit this page by searching for ‘Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City- District One’ or searching for ‘@AtDistrictOne’ in the Facebook search bar.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Overall, District One is an ideal place to live, it is close to major business centres. Everything about this area is ideal for families, with the exception of public transportation. The metro and bus stops are a long distance away, and one cannot practically walk to these stations. The only solution for residents is to take a taxi to the metro or bus station.