Situated on the outskirts of Dubai lies the subcommunity of Hattan which is part of the greater district of The Lakes Dubai. The subcommunity is further divided into sub areas which include Hattan 1 Hattan 2 and Hattan 3. It has been developed to offer a tranquil living environment that is close to nature, with beautiful lake views, parks and surroundings that are perfectly landscaped. This is a subcommunity that exclusively offers villas for sale and rent. Considered to be a place for those who look to escape the urban jungle. It is strategically linked with First Al Khail Rd which is considered a major road linking with rest of Dubai.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Surrounded by Montgomerie Golf Club and the Emirates Golf Course.
- Villas with 12 distinct architectural styles and floor plans.
- Residents will have access to a 30,000 sq. ft. community centre known as the Lakes Club.
The community offers a suburban vibe and have attracted expats and nationals to settle here. Being a self-contained suburb, residents rarely feel the need to drive to the inner city.
Popular Points of Interest are:
- Dedicated communal swimming pool
- An aerobics club and fitness centre
- Day care for working parents
There are also volleyball, squash, and tennis courts here, which is ideal for those who share a passion for these sports and enjoy engaging in these activities regularly. The community also has dedicated bicycle paths, parks and playgrounds. There is also a community mosque and 24-hour security on premises.
PROPERTIES IN HATTAN
5-bed villas will come with 5 to 7 bathrooms and square footage which will vary between 5,400 sq. ft. to 6,400 sq. ft. Houses with 6-bedrooms will offer anywhere between 6 to 9 bathrooms with square footage options ranging from 9,000 sq. ft. to 7,000 sq. ft.
For those looking into leasing a house in this subcommunity, they can expect the following trends with rental rates:
- A rental villa with 5-beds will demand a rental rate that will vary betweenAED 350k to AED 475k per annum
- 6-bedroom houses for rent will have a yearly lease rate that will range from AED 410k to AED 550k
These villas can also be considered a great investment opportunity. For those who are interested in buying a villa here, they can expect the following sales trends:
- Villas for sale with 5-beds will range between AED 6.5M to AED 11.8M.
- 6-bedroom houses for sale will have a price variation that will be between AED 8.0M to AED 17.9M
Price differences are contingent on the extras that are being offered, such as the number of bathrooms, square footage and additional amenities such as pool in the garden and remodeled homes with upgraded material.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN HATTAN
When it comes to finding parking in Hattan, residents living in villas will have an attached car garage. For visitors, there are plenty of parking spaces on side streets, they are highly likely to find parking near their venue.
Residents commuting to work in their own vehicles, they will find that Hattan is well-connected with major commercial areas within Dubai. Residents can get on to main Sheikh Zayed Rd in a matter of few minutes via First Al Khail Rd.
For residents who will be relying on public transportation in Hattan, they will have access to two nearby bus stops, these are The Lakes Turnoff 2 and The Lakes Turnoff 1 at a distance of six minutes and eight minutes, respectively.
For residents looking to take the metro near Hattan, the nearest one is the Damac Properties - Red Line station which is a five minute drive north, situated on sheikh zayed rd. One can simply get on a nearby RTA bus and reach this metro station.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR HATTAN
For supermarkets near Hattan, one will find that Choithrams Lakes is the closests at a five minute drive, situated in the Lakes Club. Here residents can buy all their groceries and FMCGs without having to drive outside the greater community. There is also West Zone Supermarket which is a bit further, at a distance of seven minutes near JLT Cluster X. Just across the street from West Zone is the Spinneys Supermarket which offers a more varied selection of groceries and services not found in other cooperative supermarkets.
MOSQUES NEAR HATTAN
There are around three major mosques near Hattan. At a distance of ten minutes via car, there is the Naqvi Mosque which is situated on Lailak 2nd street. Then there is Masjid Wahid at a distance of nine minutes in the springs 7 community. Another mosque just ten minutes southwest of Hattan is the Masjid Al Wahab situated in the Springs 1 community.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR HATTAN
There are around four churches near Hattan. The closest one is Seventh Day AveSeventh Day Adventist Church which is located north of Hattan in the community of Dubai Media City. Another church called Fellowship: A Church in Dubai is nine minutes northwest in the community of Knowledge Park. The church that is the furthest is the Emirates Baptist Church at a distance of 15 minutes in the community of Al Barsha 1.
For hindus residents, finding temples near Hattan can be an important factor. They will find that nearly all temples catering to different sects within hinduism are concentrated in the community of Bur Dubai which is 25 minutes northeast of Hattan. Though the most visited temple in this area is the Shiva Temple which is devoted to Shiva and Krishna which are one the few highly revered gods in hinduism. For the sikh community, the nearest Gurdwara is located 13 minutes away, which is Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Gurudwara.
SCHOOLS NEAR HATTAN
Nearby nursery options include:
- Raffles Nursery Hattan Gardens
- Jebel Ali Village Nursery The Lakes
- Raffles Nursery Lakes
Schools near Hattan include:
- Dubai British School
- Dubai International Academy - Emirates Hills
- Emirates International School Meadows
Nearby there are three schools that can be reached in a reasonable amount of time. The closest one is Dubai International Academy which can be reached six minutes heading east on First Al Khail Rd. One unique aspect about this school is its accreditation, which is New England Association of Schools and Colleges. This means that this school is regionally accredited in the United States which is the gold standard for school accreditation. Seven minutes southwest, parents will find Emirates International School Meadows. This school was established in 2004 and has a student body ranging from the age of 3 to 18 years of age. Then there is Dubai British School which is an 11 minute drive south in the community of Emirates Hills. This school offers classes from K to 12, and the culture revolves around embracing local and British values, where tolerance and respect for others is key to a successful education.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR HATTAN
Nearby medical facilities:
- American Hospital Clinic - Dubai Media City
- Mediclinic Meadows
- Mediclinic Parkview Hospital
Clinics near Hattan will offer a wide range of medical services from prenatal checkups to general medicine. Another clinic just 11 minutes east is the American Hospital Clinic - Dubai Media City, this clinic too offers a wide range of OPD medical services.
For residents facing a medical emergency or require and OPD consultation, there are several top rated hospitals near Hattan. Just six minutes away, Mediclinic is situated in Meadows, opp. Emirate International School Meadows. At a distance of 18 minutes south is the Mediclinic Parkview Hospital which offers nearly the same medical services as the Mediclinic Meadows branch.
- Dubai Internet City
- Jumeirah Village Circle
- Al Barsha
- Jumeirah Islands
To the north lies the community of Dubai Internet City. Which is home to both national and multinational IT companies. Heading south, residents will find the district of Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC). JVC is a residential development project by Nakheel Property Group and is considered a residential area for expats and locals belonging to upper-middle class group. To the east, lies the greater district of Al Barsha. This community is home to a diverse group of people. It is a popular area with young professionals as there are a variety of options with accommodation in this area. Heading towards the west, there is Jumeirah Islands which is perhaps the most unique area in the region, this is due to the 50 man-made islands that house 46 residential clusters with ultra luxury villas as well as townhouses.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR HATTAN
Malls near Hattan include:
- Dubai Marina Mall
- The Meadows Souk
- The Springs Souk
Dubai Marina Mall is just 6 minutes away located on main Sheikh Zayed Rd. it is considered a large mall with shopping, dining and entertainment complexes. Other smaller malls such as the Meadows Souk is situated 12 minutes south. The Springs Souk is 11 minutes south which is a medium sized mall with a carrefour hypermarket inside of it.
Some of the most popular stores in this mall include
- Good Health Nutrition
- Lego Store
Other popular stores in Marina Mall include Good Health Nutrition where you can buy herbal supplements. Hallmark a popular greeting card shop that also has a gifts section, there’s also a Lego store which carries all things related to Lego building block toys.
RESTAURANTS NEAR HATTAN
Restaurant options inside Marina Mall include:
- Guy’s Burger Joint
For residents who enjoy gourmet burgers, the go to spot is Guy’s Burger Joint which offers premium american style burgers. Once in the mall, chances are you are looking to get a caffeine fix, if that is the case, head on over to Starbucks which serves a variety of caffeinated beverages both hot or cold. Italian food lovers should visit Carluccio’s where they can choose from a selection of fresh, elegantly packaged products imported from Italy.
Top restaurants near Hattan include:
- Certo Italian Restaurant
- The Cheesecake Factory JBR
At Nineteen, you can enjoy the finest meditteranian cuisine in Dubai. One can reach this venue in six minutes, it is located in the Lobby Level, Address Montgomerie Emirates Hills. To enjoy good italian food, one may not have to drive far, at a distance of six minutes northbound, residents can dine at Certo Italian Restaurant which is located inside Radisson Blu Hotel. For diners who prefer a no nonsense casual dining experience, there’s the Cheesecake Factory that serves classical american dishes, one can reach this venue in 13 minutes heading northwest, this restaurant is open till 2 am which is perfect for late night dining.
Nearby licensed facilities include Reform Social and Grill which is a gastro pub, one reach this venue in just two minutes. Another bar at a distance of seven minutes is Nola Eatery & Social House, it is located inside Armada Blue Bay Hotel.
BEACHES NEAR HATTAN
Residents can comfortably reach at least two beaches near Hattan. These are JBR Beach and Al Sufouh Beach. JBR Beach is 14 minutes northwest, once here, residents can expect to enjoy activities such as watersports, parasailing, wakeboarding and oceanfront dining. Best of all, this is a family-friendly beach that offers a wide range of amenities. Al Sufouh Beach is 12 minutes northwest. For residents who don’t like crowded beach, Al Sufouh Beach is the perfect destination, as it is considered a less crowded beach, in fact it is also been named the ‘secret beach just for this reason.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Notable landmarks with entertainment complexes:
- Dubai Miracle Garden
- Dubai Autodrome
Dubai Miracle Garden is perhaps the most notable landmark in the greater area, it can be reached in 19 minutes. What makes this place so unique is the fact that it is 72,000 square metres in area, which makes it the world's largest natural flower garden consisting of around 50 million species of flowers and around 250 million plant species. Right next to the latter is Dubai Autodrome which is a complex for motorsports related activities. To be specific, it is an FIA sanctioned 5.40 kilometer race car circuit. Residents can buy tickets to partake in driving lessons behind the wheel of high performance vehicles such as Ferraris, Porsches and Audis.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Residents can stay fit at:
- Lakes Community Courts
- Lakes Football Pitch
- Dog Park
For those looking for parks near Hattan, there is the Lakes Community Court which can be reached in five minutes on foot. Here, residents will find a large outdoor basketball court, which is perfect for tournaments or freestyle basketball games. The Lakes Football pitch is three minutes away, it is a large, grassy football ground perfect for football games. At a distance of nine minutes, there is a dog park, here you are free to let your dog off the least and let him or run freely. Feel free to play fetch or frisbee with you dog, this is an ideal place to get fit for both owners and their dogs.
Nearby gyms include Fitness First Emirates Living Community Lakes where there is a large pool. Residents can reach this communal pool in six minutes on foot. Residents who enjoy staying fit through crossfit, cardio or strength training, they can join Elevation Fitness JLT gym which is seven minute drive heading northwest. This is a fully equipped gym with fitness equipment such as all in one machines, bench presses, monkey bars and varied sets of dumbells.
Nearby Salons and Spas Include:
- The Nail Spa (TNS)
- Marquee Hair Salon - The Lakes Club
- Caracalla Spa Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa
Salons near Hattan include The Nail Spa (TNS) and Marquee Hair Salon - The Lakes Club, both of these are just three minutes away. Both offer similar services related to haricare, skincare and nail care. Spas near Hattan include Caracalla Spa which is inside Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa. Some examples of the services offered here are Pro-Collagen Anti-Aging Facial, Skin Energiser For Men Facial, Swedish Massage and Immune Recovery Treatment.
Hattan is part of the greater community of The Lakes which often has various community events taking place throughout the year. During Christmas, there is a christmas themed event in which residents setup stalls and children participate in games themed on reindeers, face painting and photo sessions. Other holidays that are celebrated with much fanfare include the Chinese New Year. On some occasions, the community may organize a movie night in which the whole family can participate.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
Although there is no specific social media group for Hattan. The parent community of the Lakes, Dubai has a presence on the popular social media platform Facebook. Residents can search for the page by looking up ‘The Lakes’.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
One of the appealing factors about living in Hattan is that it is neither too close or too far away from major business centres in Dubai. Being situated in an ideal location, it is one of the few communities that offers luxury villas in a well-planned district. But it is not a neighbourhood for single individuals, as this is mostly a family orientated neighbourhood. For single individuals, there are other nearby communities that offer the same level of comfort and exclusivity.