ABOUT GARDEN HOMES
Garden Homes is a villa community situated on the man-made island of Palm Jumeirah. This island resembles the shape of a palm tree and is considered to be one of the most ambitious construction projects undertaken in the history of Dubai. Palm Jumeirah offers the highest standards in luxury lifestyle for its residents, providing upscale, waterfront villas.
Garden Homes was a development project of Nakheel Property Group. The construction of this villa community was initiated in 2003 and was completed in 2007. In total, there are roughly 918 villas that are ready for possession. The community is well connected, with a dedicated interchange directly connecting it with Sheikh Zayed Road (E11). One can get to the Dubai mainland in 16-minutes.
IN A NUTSHELL
- It is one of the best places to see marine life in its natural habitat
- A hub for watersports activities such as jet skiing, waterboarding, snorkeling and parasailing
- World class shopping facilities and entertainment accessible in a few minutes
- Home to world-famous Atlantis Hotel and Resort
Popular Points of Interest in Garden Homes are:
- Private Pools
- Shared Gym
- Covered Parking
Garden Homes offers the best of both worlds. Not only does it have luxury villas that you can rent or buy, but also provides plenty of options for an active lifestyle. The community has dedicated jogging tracks for fitness enthusiasts and several beaches for those who love sunbathing on a sunny day. It is an ideal neighbourhood for families looking for waterfront villas equipped with luxurious amenities.
PROPERTIES IN GARDEN HOMES
Regarding choices for properties in Garden Homes, this area is further subdivided into several sub-communities which include Garden Homes Frond B, C, D, E and M. Properties can be found in 4 and 5 bedroom configurations. With average square footage ranging from 5,000 sq. ft. to 6,700 sq. ft. respectively. The following trends can be expected for rental villas in Garden Homes.
- A rental 4-bed villa in Garden Homes will demand an annual rent that will vary between AED 250k to AED 380k.
- 5-bed houses for rent will demand an annual rental rate between AED 340k to 485k.
Price variations exist because some villas will have additional bathrooms, private pools and additional square footage. The location also plays an important role in determining rates on rent.
Garden Homes also has villas for sale that will appeal to investors.
- One can buy a 4-bed villas ranging between AED 7.9M to AED 9.4M.
- 5-bedroom villas for sale will demand a purchase ranging from AED 9.5M to AED 31.2M.
The lowest priced villas will come with basic amenities and minimal floor space. While the most upscale versions will come with high-end furnishings and additional floor space.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN GARDEN HOMES
Residents will be provided with covered parking spots, as most villas will come with an attached garage.
For those looking to take public transportation in Garden Homes, the closest metro station is a 5-minute drive away, which is the Palm Jumeirah Metro Station. As for taking the bus, the closest is the Royal Mirage Bus Stop 2 - a 6-minute.
For those with their own vehicles, they will find that this community is well connected with rest of Dubai. There is dedicated interchange that turns off from Sheikh Zayed Rd towards Garden Homes it extends both ways, southbound and northbound.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR GARDEN HOMES
There are several supermarkets in Garden Homes. For instance, there is the Quick Buy supermarket that is an eight-minute drive away, it is right next to Tiara Residences. This supermarket is perfect for those who need something on the go. There is also an organic food and cafe restaurant across from Golden Mile 9 which is a four-minute drive away. Organic Foods is a speciality chain of supermarkets that offers imported organic FMCGs and foodstuffs. It is also popular with those who are into eating gluten-free food.
MOSQUES IN GARDEN HOMES
There is one large mosque in Garden Homes, this is Abdul Rahman Siddik Mosque, just eight minutes away via car. It is a medium sized mosque, capable of accommodating around 80 to 100 worshippers during Friday prayers. This mosque is located between the intersections of Al Mirziban and Frond H.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR GARDEN HOMES
Temples near Garden Homes for Hindu community, include the Baba Temple situated on Al Wasl Road, just 24-minutes east.
As for churches near Garden Homes, just 8-minutes south is the Seventh Day Adventist Church -- situated right along King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street.
SCHOOLS NEAR GARDEN HOMES
Nearby nursery options include:
- Blossom Palm Jumeirah
- Asya’s Nursery
- British orchard nursery
There are several schools near Garden Homes. Some of these educational institutes include:
- GEMS Wellington school
- International School of Choueifat
- Dubai American Academy
Gems Wellington School is one of the most popular schools in the area. It is located in Al Sufouh 1area. This school has been awarded time and again for its outstanding performance in rating within schools that offer the British curriculum.
Also, The International School of Choueifat is also another popular educational institute that is conveniently located on Hessa Street, Al Sufouh 2 area, Jumeirah. It is one of the few schools in the UAE that offers SABIS® Educational System™ this educational delivery standard has been perfected over the century.
Dubai American Academy is another school that is located close by, one only has to drive for nine minutes heading south. What’s unique about this school is that it is one of the very few schools with an outstanding rating for schools that offer the American curriculum.
Residents looking for universities near Garden Homes can choose from several reputable universities. Just eight minutes away is the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) which is considered a reputable Australian university. Also, eight minutes away is the American University of Dubai, this is a local university that holds U.S regional accreditation. Much closer is the University of Bradford at a distance of six minutes away, it is one of the oldest in the United Kingdom.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR GARDEN HOMES
The closest medical facilities include:
- Al Das Medical Clinic
- Mediclinic Al Sufouh
- American Hospital Clinic - Dubai Media City
Regarding clinics in Garden Homes, there is Al Das Medical Clinic situated right within the borders. To be more specific, it is located on Shoreline 10. On the contrary, the Mediclinic Al Sufouh is not situated within the greater community, instead one will have to drive for 6-minutes heading south to reach this clinic. However, this is a larger, more established clinic, and thus offers a wider range of outpatient medical services.
Hospitals near Garden Home include American Hospital Clinic - Dubai Media City. It isn’t too far away, just 8-minutes south. One unique aspect of this hospital is that it is part of the Mayo Clinic Network of hospitals. They offer medical services such as cosmetic surgery, bariatric surgery and general surgery.
Garden Homes is part of Palm Jumeirah which is an artificial Island connected with a land bridge with mainland Dubai. There are no communities to the immediate north, east or west, just the Arabian Gulf.
Residential areas near Garden Homes are:
- Al Sufouh
- Dubai Marina
- Emirates Hills 2
To its southeast, lies the community of Al Sofouh. This community is home to upscale Madinat Jumeirah resort complex, where residents will find Souk Madinat that is themed around ancient Arab bazaar selling traditional rugs ouds and other items. Dubai Marina is also nearby which is an upscale community home to some elite expats, it is most famous for The Beach at JBR which is a popular point of interest, it is a complex that has various dining establishments and sandy shores where one can relax and soak up the sun. Head further south and residents will come across Emirates Hills. This community is home to influential people and celebrities and is one of the few upscale neighbourhoods in Dubai.
Entertainment destinations near Garden Homes Include:
- Sea Lion Point
- IMG Worlds of Adventure
- Aquaventure Waterpark
Sea Lion Point is situated in Palm Jumeirah, located right along Crescent Road. One can learn a great deal about the natural habitat and skills of marine animals at this venue. Residents can also sign up for private encounters with these animals.
As for IMG worlds of Adventure, it is located quite a distance away, one can expect to drive for 28 minutes, heading south on E311 Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd before reaching this theme-park. This is an indoor amusement park, and it is one of a kind mega themed entertainment destination that is divided into five zones.
Aquaventure Waterpark is also located within Palm Jumeirah, it is part of Atlantis The Palm which is also located along Crescent Rd. This is a fairly large water park with zip lines and water slides that pass through shark-filled lagoons.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS IN GARDEN HOMES
- Nakheel Mall
- Golden Mall Galleria
- Dubai Marina Mall
Residents searching for malls near Garden Homes can head to Nakheel mall which is located right in front of Palm Tower which is just nine minutes away (under construction). Golden Mall Galleria is further south of Nakheel Mall at eight minutes away, right across from Al Hamri Shoreline 19. Dubai Marina mall is around six minutes west and is considered a large mall.
Popular retail stores in Golden Galleria Mall include:
- My Pets
- Early Learning Centre
- Book Corner
Some stores inside this mall include a pet shop called My Pets, here residents can buy high-quality premium pet food and accessories for their furry or feathery friends. For parents looking for interactive toys for their children, there is the Early Learning Centre (ELC) where one can buy toys that promote learning and mental development in children. For bookworms, there is a book store called Book Corner, one will find a wide selection of genre to select from.
RESTAURANTS IN GARDEN HOMES
Restaurant and cafe options in Marina Mall include:
- Cafe Nero
- Doner & Gyros
For many, the first place they visit is the local cafe. For them there is Cafe Nero, they specialize in serving coffee that is rich in flavour and strength, all the while providing mall visitors with a relaxing atmosphere found in most upscale cafes.
Casual dining options include Doner & Gyros and Dabbang. Doner & Gyro specializes in offering traditional Turkish wraps. Dabang Kathi & Curry offers a casual dining experience inside Marina mall while ensuring budget-friendly prices. Diners will enjoy the trendy and hip Indian themed environment.
Top rated restaurants near Garden Homes include:
- Quattro Passi Ristorante
- Hakkasan Dubai
- Lounge 101
Quattro Passi Ristorante is located in Palm Jumeirah, where residents can enjoy a contemporary and upscale Italian dining experience. Hakkasan Dubai is another popular, upscale restaurant that is located inside the Atlantis, this restaurant serves Ornate Cantonese food, and thus can be a great place to experience authentic Cantonese dishes.
Those who are looking for a simple, casual dining licensed facility, they can simply drive to the West Crescent and visit the Lounge 101, where the environment is casual and there is a bar serving a variety of cocktails and unique alcoholic beverages.
BEACHES NEAR GARDEN HOMES
The best part of living in Garden Homes is that the beach is very close. Given that one is living on an island, residents will have access to some world class beaches near Garden Homes. In fact, one of the most popular beaches in Dubai is the Aquaventure beach right next Aquaventure waterpark - which is only a few minutes away. This is a popular beach amongst tourists, it has nearly all the amenities one could expect such as beach chairs, umbrellas. It also has an underwater boundary net which reduces the risk of drowning, making it a safe place to enjoy the water, sun and sand.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
There are a few notable landmarks that are also considered entertainment hubs:
- Bollywood Parks Dubai
- Legoland Dubai
- Wild Wadi Waterpark
To get to Bollywood Parks Dubai, one will have to drive west for 28 minutes. This park is a dreamland for Bollywood movie lovers, it is a place where they can experience what it is like being in a Bollywood movie. The theme park is quite massive, covering an area of 1.7 million square feet.
Legoland is also in the same vicinity as Bollywood Parks, it is a park that is themed around one of the most popular learning toys called Legos. There are roller coasters, shows and other Lego themed entertainment activities here. Wild Wadi Waterpark is also another exciting place to be, as it has several types of water slides and rides, it is 14-minutes west of Garden. For those who love waterparks, it is recommended to try out these best rides at Wild Wadi Waterpark, it is just 14 minutes away. It is one of the oldest and most recognized waterparks in UAE, consisting of rides that are suitable for small children as well as adults.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Residents can keep fit at the:
- Al Ittihad Park
- Al Barsha 3 park 1
- Yoga La Vie Dubai
As for outdoor activities, there is one park near Garden Homes, this park is known as Al Ittihad Park. This is an ideal park for those who love to run because it has a 3.2km jogging track. The surrounding landscape consists of plenty of greenery with 60 species of indigenous trees and plants. It is located just before the exit curb for Al Fardh- Frond A.
Another nearby public park is Al Barsha 3 park 1, which is an 11-minute drive southeast, this park is not as large as Al Ittihad Park but is less crowded, it has a range of outdoor play areas for children such as swings, slides and playhouses.
For those into yoga, there is a yoga studio 4-minutes south. Here residents can learn yoga taught by expert instructors.
The greater community of Palm Jumeirah also has a kids gym called Little Gladiators. This is one of a kind fitness facility for children in the UAE. One can reach this gym in 4-minutes heading.
Salons and Spas nearby:
- Vanilla by Jelena
- Toni & Guy
- ShuiQi Spa and Fitness Centre
Vanilla by Jelena is a beauty salon for women, it is located within the greater island of Palm Jumeirah just ten minutes away, its exact location is in the Shoreline Apartments Building 10 (Al Das). This salon offers services such as hairstyling, makeup, pedicures, manicures and suntans.
ShuiQi Spa and Fitness Centre is five minutes away. This facility offers unique services rarely found elsewhere, some examples include Shiseido, ESPA Treatments, Aromatherapy and treatments developed by Bastien Gonzalez.
May Cigna ParkRun happens every May. It is an event organized by Cigna which is an American healthcare services provider operating in the UAE. This event will take place in Al Ittihad Park, and is open to the general public. Whether you prefer to walk, jog or run, everyone is welcome to participate. The overall objective of the run is to promote the health benefits of jogging and getting regular medical checkups.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
Residents will find a variety of Facebook groups where residents can share their experiences. However, the largest Facebook group is the ‘Five Palm Jumeirah Dubai’. Here residents can catch up with everything that has to do with Garden Homes Community.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
The island is connected only by a bridge from main Dubai City, which might make it difficult for residents to move around the city. However, because Palm Jumeirah is a bustling community on its own, there won’t be much one will require from outside. Residents will also have convenient access to some of the best hotels in Dubai, a good example includes the Atlantis. One can also reach the main Dubai city in just a few minutes. All in all, Garden Homes offers an exclusive waterfront lifestyle rarely found in other parts of Dubai.