ABOUT DUBAI STUDIO CITY
Known best for its commercial side, Dubai Studio City is a free zone in Dubai. It was launched in 2005 to provide cutting-edge facilities to commercial offices especially broadcasting companies, film production houses, TV, music and other entertainment related sectors.
The area may not be known for its residential offerings, but it has many residential towers which are comprised of apartments available for rent and sale. There are no villas or townhouses in the community. However, there are a few commercial and residential plots among property configurations. This area resembles Dubai Media City except that the Dubai Studio City also offers housing options.
IN A NUTSHELL
- The area features freehold residential apartments
- Dubai Studio City spreads over 22 million sq. ft.
- An ideal location for broadcasting companies and media houses
- Just like Dubai Media City, it was developed by Dubai Holding
Dubai Studio City is a collection of residential and commercial towers. As the area is dedicated to broadcast companies and media houses, the residential apartments are sometimes used for film shootings and as lodging for crew and cast.
The area has an array of production companies, television academies, retail spaces and offices. The commercial units mainly consist of those in the technology-related fields such as animation, dubbing, set designing and editing.
PROPERTIES IN DUBAI STUDIO CITY
The area is located close to Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street, and it neighbours the Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club. The commercial & residential properties in Dubai Studio City are split into different sub-communities namely Glitz 1, 2 and 3. All the towers are well-maintained and secured with CCTV cameras and a 24-hour security concierge. The community park has a leisure deck and barbeque area. The podium level of some buildings has an open-air gazebo and there's a shared pool on the rooftop.
Studio units to 3-bedroom apartments in Dubai Studio City are available for rent and sale. A handful of residential plots are available only for sale.
The sale price of a studio unit ranges from AED 260k to AED 530k. Buying a 1-bedroom unit costs between AED 300k to AED 900k. Whereas, a 2-bedroom apartment is priced between AED 500k to AED 1.2M. Sale prices for 3 BHK flats range between AED 999k to AED 1.93M.
The sale price and rent of the apartment vary as per their specific location, coverage area and amenities. An apartment with a better view is priced higher.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN DUBAI STUDIO CITY
As the area is a commercial passage bustling with people, there are plenty of parking spaces in Dubai Studio City. There are reserved parking slots for residents while visitors can avail paid parking services.
For commuters who prefer travelling through metro, the nearest metro station is Dubai Internet City Metro Station which is a 10-minute drive from this area. There are two bus stops in the area: Dubai Studio City Operation Office 1 and 2. F30 and F32 are feeder buses that run from Mall of the Emirates metro station. There is also bus J02 which services the Dubai Studio City and Dubai Production City areas.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Since the area was not primarily intended for residential living, there are just a few schools and clinics. But one can find a range of schools, hospitals, clinics and other facilities in the nearby vicinities.
SUPERMARKETS IN DUBAI STUDIO CITY
There are quite a few supermarkets in Dubai Studio City for daily grocery hauls. The nearest ones include Spar Express in Glitz 1 and Blue Mart Supermarket Studio City. Other than these, there is a Spinneys supermarket, a Zoom mart and a Lifco Supermarket at less than 10-minute drive away in Dubai Sports City.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES IN DUBAI STUDIO CITY
There are no temples and churches in Dubai Studio City. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Yalcin Malikanesi and The Metropolitan Mark Chords are all at a distance of16 minutes. Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Yaba is 17 minutes away and Gurudnank Darbar Sikh Gurudwara is at a drive of 21 minutes.
There are no mosques in Dubai Studio City but there is Al Eman Mosque a short 1.5 km drive away. Masjid Salam is also located near Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club. Other nearby mosques include Sharbatly Mosque, Al Adel Mosque and Sports City Mosque.
SCHOOLS IN DUBAI STUDIO CITY
Jebel Ali Village Nursery is located in the Polo Homes community of Arabian Ranches, under 5 minutes from Dubai Studio City.
There is the GEMS Metropole School in Motor City and Ranches Primary School in Arabian Ranches 2, both offer the British curriculum. There is Jumeirah English Speaking School in Arabian Ranches 1 which offers both the British and International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum.
University hubs of Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) and Knowledge Park are both under 20 minutes from Dubai Studio City.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN DUBAI STUDIO CITY
There are few clinics and hospitals in the neighbouring areas. Your Health Clinic, Apex Medical and Dental Clinic and Medicentres Motor City are not more than 8 minutes away. There is Aster Clinic as well in the nearby residential area of Arabian Ranches 2. The closest hospitals are Al Zahra Hospital and Saudi German Hospital in Al Barsha, 15 minutes away.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
The area is strategically situated with popular malls, international food chains, local restaurants and recreational spots nearby.
MALLS NEAR DUBAI STUDIO CITY
First Avenue Mall in Motor City is the closest mall for those living in Dubai Studio City. The two-storey environmentally friendly mall features over 50 high street retail stores, 15 food and beverage outlets and a Park Inn by Radisson hotel.
Another mall near Dubai Studio City is City Centre Me'aisem in Dubai Production City. It features a large Carrefour hypermarket, a City Centre Clinic, a Magic Planet amusement centre and many retail stores and restaurants. Both these malls are within a 15-minute drive from Dubai Studio City.
Some of the best malls in Dubai are a 30-minute drive away, such as Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta Mall and Dubai Mall. All of these mega shopping destinations are packed with stores, restaurants, entertainment options and more.
RESTAURANTS IN DUBAI STUDIO CITY
With plenty of restaurants in Dubai Studio City, residents get to choose from various options. Freedom Pizza is within the community and next to it is Subway. Famous for its Mexican food, Taqado Mexican Kitchen is within the premises next to the Dubai Films TV Commission office. There are other smaller restaurants and cafeterias which are located in the neighbouring areas and are less than a 10-minute drive away.
BEACHES NEAR DUBAI STUDIO CITY
Some popular beaches near Dubai Studio City include Jumeirah Beach which is 20 minutes away and Al Sufouh Beach, which is at a similar distance.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
There are popular cinemas near Dubai Studio City namely Vox Cinemas in Mall of the Emirates, Roxy Cinemas which is just next to JBR and Reel Cinemas in the Dubai Mall.
The Dubai Miracle Garden and Dubai Butterfly Garden are at a short distance of 8 minutes. Here visitors can visit the floral sculptures and many different kinds of butterflies. For those who indulge in sports, Dubai Autodrome is hardly 5 minutes away. Just next door to Dubai Studio City is Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club where not only members but visitors can also spend some quality time.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
The community has parks, swimming pools and some buildings even have a small golf area on the rooftop. The parks have a separate area for kids. The vicinity is pet-friendly and people can take their pets out for a walk.
Optimal Fitness is a gym on the premises while Abbey Crescent, Batheaton Gym and Beaufort Gym are in the neighbouring area of Motor City and can be reached in 5 minutes.
There are few beauty salons as well in the community. Amber Beauty Salon and Volume Gents Salon are present on the ground floor of the residential towers.
Dubai Studio City is a hub for broadcasting media complaies. It is made on grounds to facilitate media sector and that is why entertainment-related events keep happening in the area. In 2018, Unique Film Simulation Event was hosted by Dubai Studio City that highlighted the Emirati filmmaking heritage. Several competitions were also conducted such as video competition for content creators.
Recently, Dubai Studio City has also announced the launch of CineMena, a platform to nurture local talent. There will be an annual agenda for the event and the activity list will include workshops, master classes and training sessions by influencers, veteran actors and filmmakers.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Before moving to Dubai Studio City, one should know that the area is not completely dedicated to residential units. Similarly, residents have to spend at least 8 to 10 minutes to drive and reach schools, malls and recreational spots nearby.
- The shortest route takes 23 minutes to reach Dubai International Airport
- At a distance of 20 minutes is Downtown Dubai
- Mall of Emirates is 15 minutes away
- The neighbouring emirate of Sharjah is 50 km away and a drive of a minimum of 40 minutes