ABOUT EMAAR SOUTH
Dubai South lies on the outskirts of Dubai. This newly constructed suburb is in the vicinity of Al Maktoum International Airport. Within Dubai South is the villa subcommunity of Emaar South. This locality is ideally positioned at the Dubai - Abu Dhabi highway and is in proximity to the venue where Dubai Expo 2020 is set to take place.
To briefly describe Emaar South, this sub-community is built around 53,000 sq. m. of retail space. There is also an 18-hole championship golf course and several neighbourhood parks where families can enjoy the great outdoors. The northern border of greater South Dubai links with Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311) while the southern border links with Emirates Road (E611). Likewise, despite being located on the outskirts of Dubai, the community is well connected with the rest of Dubai.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Selection of 1,2 and 3 bedroom apartments for sale
- 2, 3 and 4 bedroom villas available for purchase
- Ideally located for those working in Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA)
- Part of Dubai World Central
Properties in Emaar South consist of five popular projects: Expo Golf Villas, Urbana, Golf Views, Golf Links and Saffron. Out of these five developments, the Expo Golf subcommunity is by far the most well-established and developed with around 318 ready villas.
Popular points of interest in Emaar South are:
- Communal swimming pools
- Dedicated barbecue areas for community cookouts
- Designated children’s play area
- Has several parks and green spaces
There are also indoor play areas in this community where residents can play table tennis, squash and other sports requiring an indoor setup.
PROPERTIES IN EMAAR SOUTH
Apartments for sale in Emaar South come with floor plans that include 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units. Square footage will range from 600 sq.ft. to 2,000 sq.ft.
- 1-bed apartment for sale in Emaar South will demand a price that will be close to AED 813k
- Apartments with 2-beds can be purchased for an average price of AED 1.1M
- One can also buy 3-bed apartments in Emaar South, the average price of these units will be around 1.3M
At this point in time, there are no villas for rent in Emaar South, but this is expected to change. Currently, one can only buy villas in Emaar South. Properties in Emaar South include villas with 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms. 2-bed villas will have square footage ranging from 1,300 sq.ft. to 1,700 sq.ft. With 3-bedroom houses, the floors space will range from 1,800 sq.ft. to 2,000 sq.ft. Those looking at 4-bedroom houses can expect to get floor space ranging from 1,850 sq.ft to 2,500 sq.ft.
- 2-bedroom villas for sale in Emaar South can be purchased between the prices of AED 900k to AED 1.1M
- Houses for sale with 3-beds in Emaar South will range in prices that will be between AED 920k to AED 1.2M
- One can also buy a villa with 4-beds in Emaar South, prices for these units will vary from AED 999k to AED 3.3M
Townhouses for sale are also available in Emaar South. Floor plan configurations include 2,3 and 4 bedrooms. Square footage will vary from 1,000 sq.ft. to 2,500 sq.ft.
- Freehold townhouse with 2-bedrooms in Emaar South will demand an average price of AED 900k
- One can also buy 3-bed townhouses in Emaar South, these will demand an average price of AED 1.5M
- 4-bedroom freehold townhouses will demand an average price of AED 1.7M.
Prices differ between similarly sized houses due to extra amenities and room configurations.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN EMAAR SOUTH
Nearly all villas will come with a dedicated parking garage, so residents won't have to worry about parking their vehicles on the street. There is also plenty of streetside parking for visitors, as Dubai South is a less densely populated area, visitors will find the perfect spot to park their vehicles.
Residents with personal vehicles can quickly commute to the inner city via Emirates Road (E611) and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd (E311). Both of these roads link with Sheikh Zayed Rd (E11) heading towards Downtown Dubai.
Residents depending on public transportation in Emaar South will have access to two bus stations located nearby. There is the Dubai World Central, Staff Village bus stop which is a nine-minute drive away. Then there is Dubai World Central, Freight House 2 bus stop which can be reached in six minutes.
One can take an RTA bus to reach a metro station near Emaar South. The closest train station is UAE Exchange station which will take around 17 minutes to reach.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR EMAAR SOUTH
There are a few supermarkets near Emaar South. The closest supermarket is located close to the Dubai South Headquarters, this is the Zoom Supermarket. One can reach this supermarket in around 7-minutes via car. Other supermarkets, Al Nadir and Sultan HyperMarket are at a distance of 11-minutes and 13-minutes from central Emaar South, respectively.
MOSQUES NEAR EMAAR SOUTH
Although there are a few mosques near Emaar South, the closest mosque is situated in the vicinity of Al Maktoum International Airport, this mosque is called the Al Maktoum Airport Mosque and can be reached in seven minutes via car. All other mosques fall outside the vicinity of Emaar South. Although, as the community further develops, smaller communities mosques are bound to be constructed sooner rather than later
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR EMAAR SOUTH
There is one church near Emaar South, it is a 32-minute drive away. This church is called the Midchem Church and is situated in the vicinity of Dubai Investment Park.
Temples near Emaar South include a Gurdwara which is 20-minutes away in the community Al Furjan. This temple is called the Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Gurudwara. For Hindus, the nearest temples are in the area of Al Fahidi which can be reached in 50 minutes via car. Al Fahidi has all the temples in Dubai concentrated into one area.
SCHOOLS NEAR EMAAR SOUTH
Nursery options include:
- British Oak Montessori Nursery
- Chubby Cheeks Nursery
- Emirates British Nursery
Schools near Emaar South consist of
- Gems International School
- Greenfield Community School
- Chappal School
The Gems International School is 24-minutes east of Emaar South. It is one of the few schools that have a rating of outstanding from KHDA. This school holds several accreditations such as AQA international and NCA accreditation.
Greenfield Community School is 28-minutes northeast. What’s unique about this school is that it is an IB World School that has been authorized for programs that cater to students in KG1 to grade 12.
Universities near Emaar South include Synergy University Dubai which is reachable in 29 minutes. This is a Russain university that is accredited by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). One unique aspect of this university is the availability of parking and tuition affordability. Slightly closer, at a distance of 28 minutes is Modul University. This is an Austrian university that is also accredited by KHDA.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR EMAAR SOUTH
The closest medical facilities to Emaar South are:
- Al Maktoum Airport Clinic
- NMC Royal Hospital, DIP
- Mediclinic Meadows
Since Emaar South is still a developing community, there are only a few clinics near Emaar South. The nearest one is situated inside the airport. One key aspect of Al Maktoum Airport Clinic is that residents can visit it in case of an emergency, This is a fully equipped clinic with the latest medical equipment ready to handle most medical emergencies and is accessible in 17-minutes via car.
Hospitals near Emaar South includes the NMC Royal Hospital - DIP, which can be reached in 19-minutes, heading northeast on E311. What’s special about this hospital is that it is one of the leading fertility hospitals in the UAE. There is also Mediclinic Meadows which can be reached in 29 minutes, here residents can find specialized OPD services and emergency medical care.
Communities near Emaar South are:
- Dubai Investment Park
- Jebel Ali Industrial Area
- Dubai Parks and Resorts.
To the north of the community, you’ll find a district dedicated to theme parks and entertainment complexes. This area is called Dubai Parks and Resorts. Beyond Al Maktoum International Airport are the communities of Dubai Investment Park and Jebel Ali Industrial Area. Both of these areas have been developed for commercial activity and thus residents who work here could benefit from living in Emaar South.
Entertainment destinations near Emaar South Include:
- Motiongate Dubai
- Legoland Dubai
- Bollywood Parks
Drive for 20-minutes to the north and you’ll reach the vicinity of Dubai Parks and Resorts. Here you will find theme parks and entertainment complexes such as Motiongate Dubai, Legoland Dubai and Bollywood Parks.
At Motiongate Dubai, you’ll find rides and entertainment themes based on movies produced by DreamWorks Animation, Columbia Pictures and Lionsgate. Legoland is a theme park based on the popular edutainment toy called Lego blocks. This park has over 40 rides and attracts demographics ranging from 2 to 12 years of age. At Bollywood Parks, you’ll find various rides, Bollywood themed shows and restaurants. This is the ultimate destination for die-hard Bollywood fans.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS IN EMAAR SOUTH
Nearby malls include:
- Ibn Battuta Mall
- City Centre Me'aisem
There are two malls near Emaar South, Ibn Battuta Mall and City Centre Me'aisem. The closest and largest is Ibn Battuta Mall, which is reachable in 26-minutes. This mall has several sections, each is themed around a particular country, such as China, India, Spain and a few others. City Centre Me'aisem is 28-minutes away. This is a smaller mall, which is great for those who need to quickly get in, purchase their product(s) and leave.
Popular stores in Ibn Battuta Mall consist of:
- Smokers Centre
- ACE Hardware
- Beyond The Beach
Located in Tunisia court is Smokers Centre, a store dedicated to all things related to smoking. This is one of the very few stores in Dubai where you can buy Cuban cigars. ACE Hardware is a one of a kind store in UAE located in Persia court, it carries all home decor items, products for home improvement and tools needed for DIY projects. Located in India court, Beyond The Beach is the go-to store for beach lovers, surfers and swimmers, it is one of the few stores in UAE themed around watersports.
RESTAURANTS NEAR EMAAR SOUTH
Eateries and cafes inside Ibn Battuta Mall include:
- Hatam Restaurant
- T.G.I Friday's
- Barbeque Delights
Ibn Battuta mall has one of the largest selections of restaurants and cafes. Nearly all restaurants and cafes are located in the China cluster of Ibn Battuta. Residents who crave for premium coffee have the option to enjoy their favourite caffeinated beverages in Starbucks.
Hatam Restaurant is a successful chain of restaurants specializing in serving authentic Iranian food. Menu items include dishes such as Khoresht Ghormeh Sabzi and Gheim. For those looking for an American dining experience, there is T.G.I Friday's which is a popular chain known for serving steaks, burgers, shakes and other traditionally American menu items. Barbecue Delights is another restaurant that specializes in serving grilled food from south and central Asian regions.
Restaurants near Emaar South:
There are two restaurants near Emaar South that are great for casual dining. These eateries are Nook and Olives. Nook is a casual dining restaurant with an international menu, it is located in the Aloft Dubai South hotel. Olives restaurant is a cafeteria-style restaurant that mainly serves Indian food. Both options can be reached in under 5 minutes.
Residents looking for licensed facilities can find the WXYZ Bar in the Aloft Dubai South hotel.
BEACHES NEAR EMAAR SOUTH
Beaches near Emaar South are located at a distance of 30 to 35 minutes. The closest beach near Emaar South is 30 minutes away via car. This is the JBR beach and is perfect for visiting during the weekend. This beach is quite popular with western tourists, some watersports activities that can be enjoyed here include jet skiing and camel rides. There are also several benches and tables where visitors can dine, often times there is a food truck at the beach that serves sandwiches and various types of fast food.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
The closest landmarks are:
- Emaar South Golf Course
- Reimond’s Lake
The furthest landmark is Reimond's Lake also known as Love Lake. This a popular place to camp overnight, overlooking a small, but beautiful man-made lake constructed to resemble a two hearts that are intertwined. The surrounding trees have been strategically planted to spell out the word ‘LOVE’ when viewed from an aircraft or drone. One can also see this by viewing it on Google Maps with the satellite view option turned on.
Emaar South Golf Course is an 18-hole championship course, this golf course is set to attract several visitors and corporate groups during expo 2020 and is set to become one of the many flagship attractions during this monumental event.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Residents can stay fit at:
- Khansoor Park District 12
- Discovery Gardens - Kids park
- Eastlands Park Motorcity
For those looking for parks in Emaar South, they will find the closest park is 30-minutes east of the community, this park is known as the Khansoor Park District 12. Other nearby parks include discovery gardens kids park and Eastlands Park Motorcity, which one can get to in under 30 minutes or less. Both of these parks offer basic park amenities such as benches and swings and a range of other activities.
The closest gym is 50-minutes away, but since the area is still under development, new gyms in Emaar South are expected to open soon. If you enjoy swimming then you can check out the Splash outdoor pool located in the Aloft Dubai South hotel. It is open daily from 7 am to 7 pm.
Nearby spas and salons include:
- Armani / Spa
- Mandara Spa
- Tosa Spa
- L'atelier Salon
- Creative Touch Beauty Salon
There are over three spas near Emaar South that are reachable in under 40 minutes. The Armani Spa is located in the Armani Hotel in Burj Khalifa, where residents can find an ultra-luxury environment that offers the most holistic therapies executed by some of the most professional therapists in the UAE. There are two salons near Emaar South that are accessible in under 31 minutes. Mandara Spa is a place where residents will find the option of ten treatment rooms. The spa has a thermal and hydrotherapy chamber and a dedicated chamber for a sauna. Tosa Spa is unique in the sense that it is one of the few spas that specialize in Ayurvedic therapy.
For basic beauty treatments, residents can drive to one of the two salons near Emaar South. The L'atelier Salon is a ladies salon specializing in hair cutting and styling. At Creative Touch Beauty Salon, ladies can find services for hair care, skin care, massages and nail care.
Since this is a new community in the making, there are no community events being organized. However, this will change in the near future.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
For residents looking to join the social media group for Emaar South, they could visit the community’s Facebook page by conducting a search for ‘Emaar South’.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
One of the most important factors to keep in mind is the location of this villa community. The community is most suitable for those who prefer peace and quiet over the hustle and bustle of city life. Emaar South can be a wonderful place to raise a family, as it offers a clean, green and upscale living environment.
- 11 minutes away from Emirates Road (E611)
- 5 minutes away from Al Maktoum International Airport
- 13 minutes away from the Abu Dhabi border
- 16 minutes away from Sheikh Zayed Road (E11)