ABOUT DUBAI HILLS ESTATE
Dubai Hills Estate, also referred to as just Dubai Hills is a master development in Mohammed Bin Rashid City. Dubai Hills is currently being developed as a joint venture between Emaar Properties and Meraas Holding. Located next to the Al Barsha South community and the two major road networks of Dubai, Al Khail Road and Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Dubai Hills Estate is easily accessible and located in the centre of the city.
The project consists of various communities with different property configurations such as villas, townhouses, apartments and residential plots. It is a high-end luxury community overlooking its own 18-hole championship golf course which overlooks the Downtown Dubai district, offering views of the Burj Khalifa while you play. The area is also set to boast three schools, three hotels, two hospitals, a 54 km bicycle route, two metro lines and its own mega mall, Dubai Hills Mall. The mall is set to rival Mall of the Emirates which is located in the neighbouring area of Al Barsha.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Features a mix of luxury apartments, villas and townhouses
- Close to Downtown Dubai and Al Barsha
- Will contain an 18-hole golf course
- Will be home to the gigantic Dubai Hills Mall
- The area will cover over 1.4 million sq. m. for parks and open spaces
- Popular amongst investors as many of the properties are currently off-plan
Located in Mohammed Bin Rashid City, Dubai Hills is a large, master-planned community. It is comparable to the first major master-planned development, Emirates Living, which is also headed up by Emaar Properties. Emirates Living features many popular projects such as Meadows, Emirates Hills, The Springs and more.
Dubai Hills is similarly a family-friendly development with many amenities planned for its residents. With many different property types in Dubai Hills, it is suited towards singles and families. Those with young children will also like the fact that it is a quieter district. Residents will find the area to boast many green areas, walkways and playgrounds. It isn't hard to see why Dubai Hills Estate is an investor favourite.
Properties in Dubai Hills Estate
The community will eventually be home to over 2,000 villas and thousands of apartments. It is a large development spanning over 11 million sq. m. and is proposed to house over 100,000 residents. The property types in the area range from apartments, townhouses, villas, luxury mansions and even residential plots.
Affordable apartments in Dubai Hills Estate are normally found in Golf Suites by Emaar, Collective, Collective 2.0, Park Ridge and Park Heights. 1-bed apartments for sale in Dubai Hills are priced from AED 634k to AED 900k. The 2-bedroom flats, which are a very popular choice, are priced upwards of AED 880k, 3-bed apartments are priced slightly higher with the average asking price at AED 2.1M.
Townhouses for sale in Dubai Hills Estate are fairly large, each unit is a minimum of 2,000 sq. ft. and includes a maids room, covered parking and ample garden space. 3-bedroom townhouses for sale start from AED 1.8M, 4-bed townhouses range from AED 2M to AED 6.2M. This price difference is due to the more luxury villas found in the Golf Suites by Emaar community, these are right along the golf course and offer fantastic views of Dubai's skyline. 5-bedroom townhouses are priced upwards of AED 2.4M, this is quite affordable in comparison to the amenities offered and other similar properties in the nearby areas.
Those looking for homes with more privacy can opt for the villas for sale in Dubai Hills. These are built-in exclusive gated communities and come with lavish gardens and open green areas. There are a limited number of ultra-luxurious shell and core villas in the enclaves of Hills Grove and Hills Views. These 150 units will have plot sizes ranging from 25,000 - 30,000 sq. ft. and the respective owners can take over the villa and customize the interiors and finishings to their liking.
Freehold 3-bed villas in Dubai Hills Estate start from a modest AED 1.9M, investors can expect to spend a minimum of AED 2M for a 4-bedroom house in this private community. The 5-bed villas range from AED 2.4M to AED 24M, this is due to the residences part of the previously mentioned lavish Hills Views community. The larger more extravagant properties are found in the 6-bed configurations, a 6-bed villa in Dubai Hills Estate can range from AED 9.2M to AED 16.1M. The massive mansions which are delivered shell and core start from AED 19.5M and can go upwards of AED 95M.
As Dubai Hills Estate is largely popular among investors, many families and young couples are also attracted to the area due to the proximity to the city and the many amenities within the community. The first off-plan communities to be delivered will be the 3, 4 and 5-bedroom townhouses in the Maple community and the 3, 4 and 5-bedroom villas in the Sidra community. These will be delivered at the end of 2019 with many more communities on the way.
Other notable high-profile off-plan projects in Dubai Hills Estate are the luxury villas for sale around the golf course, such as the 6-bed mansions part of Parkway Vistas, the 3 and 4-bedroom semi-detached villas in Club Villas and the 5 and 6-bed houses part of the Golf Place sub-community. New apartments in Dubai Hills Estate are in high demand. These are the 1 and 2-bed flats in the Collective and the premium 1, 2 and 3-bed apartments in the Fay, which also allows you to run your own business from home.
Transportation and Parking Spaces in Dubai Hills Estate
There are two metro lines proposed to run alongside the community but as of yet, the closest metro station is the Mall of the Emirates station in the neighbouring Al Barsha community. The closest bus stop is also 5 minutes away in the Al Barsha South neighbourhood. Once the area is move developed it will have its own bus stops and metro stations.
As the area is still under construction there isn't any definitive parking. There are parking lots planned for the Dubai Hills Mall and for the areas near the apartment buildings. Parking spaces in Dubai Hills Estate consist of covered parking as one of its amenities for residents of the townhouses and villas.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Supermarkets near Dubai Hills Estate
There is a hypermarket planned to open in the Dubai Hills Mall, while is it being constructed residents can head to the many supermarkets near Dubai Hills Estate in the neighbouring Barsha South and Al Barsha community. There is a West Zone Fresh Supermarket, Aswaaq Supermarket and Blackberry Grocery in Barsha South. For Al Barsha, there is Al Douri Mart, Carrefour City Market and Sunrise Supermarket.
Churches, Temples and Mosques near Dubai Hills Estate
Several churches are present in the Al Quoz community, which is just opposite Dubai Hills Estate and is separated by the Al Khail Road highway. There is The Gatekeeper's Weekday Warehouse and Haley's Church in Al Quoz. Located in Barsha South is the Casa de Oración Torre Fuerte Church, this church is popular amongst the Spanish expat community.
It is a 30-minute drive to the temples located in Dubai, the Shiva and Krishna temples in Bur Dubai. There is also the Sikh Gurudwara and the Sindhi Gurdarbar located here. At the same distance is the large Gurunanak Darbar Sikh gurudwara in Jebel Ali.
There are many mosques near Dubai Hills Estate, popular options include the Al Salam Mosque, Al Dashiti Mosque and Abu Bakr Al Siddiq Mosque. These are all within a 10-minute drive.
Schools near Dubai Hills Estate
There are quite a few schools near Dubai Hills Estate. A branch of GEMS Wellington Academy is close by, just 10 minutes away from the community. It follows the British curriculum from the foundation stage (FS1) until the final Year 13. The nearby GEMS International School offers the IB curriculum to students from pre-primary to Year 12.
Those looking for the CBSE Indian curriculum can take a look at GEMS New Millennium School, it caters to students from KG1 to Year 9. These are all located alongside Al Khail Road and are located next to Dubai Hills. There are many other schools nearby in Al Barsha and Barsha South, including the American School of Creative Science, Kings School and Dubai Heights Academy.
Located around 20 minutes away is Knowledge Park, it is known to be an educational hub and houses many universities and institutes. Notable options include the University of Bradford Dubai, the University of Wollongong Dubai and Middlesex University Dubai.
Clinics and Hospitals in Dubai Hills Estate
There is a hospital in Dubai Hills Estate, Kings College Hospital is located just outside of the entrance to Dubai Hills Estate. Kings College Hospital London is a new healthcare option which opened its doors in 2019 specifically for the residents of Dubai Hills. It is a large 100-bed facility, has a surgical unit and specializes in paediatric orthopaedic cases and features the best of British healthcare.
There is also the Mediclinic Park View Hospital located on Umm Suqeium Street, Al Zahra Hospital and Saudi German Hospital both located in Al Barsha. Multiple branches of Aster Clinics can be found around the community and many major pharmacies are present in the neighbouring areas.
TOP 5 LOCATIONS IN DUBAI HILLS ESTATE
The Maple townhouses and Sidra Villas communities came in first and second place respectively, based on searches by Bayut.com users. These are the communities that are being constructed, delivered and handed over first, in mid-2019. These are luxury units priced affordably especially considering the setting.
In third place are the apartments in the Collective, this apartment complex was so popular with investors that 460 units were sold in one day. This lead Emaar to launch Collective 2.0, a project with similar specifications. This development focuses on shared spaces and is aimed at young working professionals.
Rounding up our list are the ultra-luxurious villa communities of Dubai Hills Grove and Golf Place. These are the larger 5 and 6-bedroom mansions.
One of Dubai Hills Estate's key factors is its location. It is located close to other Emaar communities such as Downtown Dubai, Dubai Marina and Emirates Hills. It neighbours Barsha South on the west and Al Quoz 2 on the east. The Meydan City area and Arabian Ranches communities are also easily reachable from Dubai Hills.
Once the hotels, shopping mall and golf course are constructed for Dubai Hills Estate, it definitely will become a key area in Dubai to live, work and play in.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
This area has quieter districts filled with walkways, parks and green spaces but also has a bustling entertainment scene. With a cinema, a massive shopping mall and many restaurants on the way Dubai Hills Estate will be a go-to destination.
Malls in Dubai Hills Estate
The Dubai Hills Mall is highly anticipated, set to launch in 2020 the mall will boast over 650 restaurants and retail spaces. Family entertainment options are planned, alongside a cineplex, hypermarket and a concert venue all within the mall itself. It is easily accessible for many different communities via Al Khail Road and Umm Suqeim Street. This mall in Dubai Hills Estate is set to rival Mall of the Emirates which is another shopping destination located 10 minutes away from Dubai Hills.
Other malls such as Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai Mall and Oasis Centre are 20 minutes from the community.
Restaurants near Dubai Hills Estate
Popular fast-food restaurants near Dubai Hills Estate include Popeyes, Papa Murphy's Pizza, KFC, Hardees and more. Casual dining establishments are normally found in Al Barsha South, such as Shakespeare and Co., Zest Restaurant and Grill Master restaurant.
Those looking for a night out on the town will have to travel a little further to the north of Al Barsha and Barsha Heights. There are many bars, lounges and pubs in the area.
BEACHES NEAR DUBAI HILLS ESTATE
A trip to the beach in Dubai is enjoyed by tourists and residents alike. While Dubai Hills Estate does not have a beach in the community, there is one nearby. The urban beach part of the Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) area is 16-minutes away. There are options to lounge, sunbathe or simply enjoy everything the public beach has to offer. There is even an outdoor shopping mall open on JBR called The Beach, where you will find many notable retailers and restaurants offering views of the waterfront.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
One of the most defining features of the area is the Dubai Hills Golf Club, it is an 18-hole championship course. The massive course spans 1.2 million sq. m. and overlooks the Dubai skyline and the Downtown district. The golf course also has a floodlit practice facility, driving range and a putting area. There is a golf academy and fine-dining eateries planned as well.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Dubai Hills Estate has a lot of space dedicated to parks, green spaces and a 54 km bicycle track. There will be a Dubai Hills Park, the park will have wadi trails, a 2.5-kilometre jogging track, children’s play areas, a splash park, volleyball and tennis courts, a skate park and an outdoor gym. It is a large project taking up 180,000 sq. m. this green space will include something for everyone.
There are fitness amenities located in the apartment buildings such as communal gyms and pools. Salons and spas nearby include Vibes Beauty Salon, The Dollhouse Beauty Salon and Jazz Lounge Spa.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
The area is still developing and is expected to be fully complete in 2021, the on-going construction might be an issue for some. Also, since the community is still developing residents will have to wait for all of the amenities to be constructed such as schools, transport links and more. However, the area is set to be one of Dubai's prime areas to live, rent and invest in.
- As it is a new area there is no traffic, it is a prime spot for those commuting to the nearby business hubs
- Mall of the Emirates is 10 minutes away
- Downtown Dubai and The Dubai Mall are 12 minutes away
- The Emirates Living communities of Emirates Hills, Meadows Dubai, The Springs, The Views, The Greens and The Lakes are 15 minutes away
- Both airports Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum Airport are 30 minutes away