ABOUT JUMEIRAH 1
Jumeirah 1 is a residential neighbourhood in the coastal district of Jumeirah. Stretched along Dubai’s coastline, Jumeirah is divided into three administrative communities. These communities are referred to as Jumeirah 1, 2 and 3. While lying on the northern end, the community borders Jumeirah 2 from the west. Al Mina lies to its east. Al Badaa neighbours Jumeirah 1 from the south. While offering uninterrupted waterfront views, the other end of the community has a sandy stretch that meets the Arabian Peninsula.
The neighbourhood has a range of rental properties as well as several commercial real estate options. Catering to the residential needs of locals and expatriates, it offers different types of villas, townhouses and apartments for rent.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Offers a mix of villas, townhouses and apartments
- Has a wide range of amenities
- Next to a few popular beaches
- Close to a number of leisure destinations
- Home to several landmarks of Dubai
- Close to the central business districts
- Close to Pearl Jumeirah
- Has multiple bus stations
Popular points of interest in Jumeirah 1 are:
- Close to a number of malls
- Multiple beaches along its coastal border
- Many houses come with private swimming pools
- Home to the dynamic beachfront destination, La Mer by Meraas
Although a residential community, Jumeirah 1 is dotted with several amenities such as clinics, mosques, cafes, restaurants, educational institutes, and shopping centres. You will also find a few beauty centres, florist shops and furniture stores.
Government offices are also present in Jumeirah 1. These include Foreign Consulate, Consulate General of Romania, Consulate General of Germany and Dubai Smart Police Station.
PROPERTIES IN JUMEIRAH 1
The larger residential properties in Jumeirah 1 include villas and townhouses. The measurement of houses varies roughly between 2,500 sq. ft. and 14,000 sq. ft. The average size of a three-bed home in Jumeirah 1 is 3,000 sq. ft. A four-bed villa in Jumeirah 1 measures around 4,000 sq. ft. The average size of 5-bed Jumeirah 1 house is 5,500 sq. ft.
The smaller properties range from studios to 1BHK, 2BHK and 3-bed apartments. The average size of flats varies from 275 sq. ft. to 1,700 sq. ft.
- The starting price to rent 3-bed villa in Jumeirah 1 is AED 130k per year
- The renting price of Jumeirah 1 studios starts from AED 33k
As for flats, the lowest price of one-bed apartments in Jumeirah 1 is AED 49k per year. The rental rates of 2-bed flat in Jumeirah 1 is between AED 75k and AED 125k per year. The average rent of 3-bedroom apartments is AED 120k.
UAE nationals, as well as GCC citizens, can buy properties in Jumeirah 1.
- The demand for apartments starts from AED 1M
- The sale prices of villas in Jumeirah 1 can go over AED 7M
Compound Living in Jumeirah 1
There are three well-known compounds located in Jumeirah 1:
- Wasl 51
- Jumeirah 9 Villas
- 16 Villas Compound
Wasl 51 is a gated compound close to Jumeira Baccalaureate School. Its residential options consist of luxury 3 and 4-bed villas with plunge pools, poolside dining areas and landscaped courtyards. Some of the units in Wasl 51 come with private lifts.
Jumeirah 9 Villas is a compound of nine villas, these are semi-detached 4-bed villas with private pools, barbecue areas and rooms for the house help. 16 Villas Compound is also home to deluxe 4-bed villas, these offer a minimum space of 5,152 sq. ft.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN JUMEIRAH 1
The roads that run through and around the neighbourhood, facilitate transportation in Jumeirah 1. For instance, Al Urouba Street separates the neighbourhood from Jumeirah 2, whereas Al Diyafah Street (D73) runs between Al Mina and the neighbourhood. The latter road also connects the community to the central areas such as Zaabeel, Oud Metha and Al Karama community.
The Financial Centre Road that starts from Al Satwa Road (20th Street) gives access to the business districts of Dubai. These areas are Downtown Dubai, Business Bay and Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).
Option for public transportation near Jumeirah 1 includes bus services. Bus stations are dotted along the main roads. These bus stops are located in front of Mercato Mall, Hassa Bint Al Murr Masjid, Beach Centre, Jumeirah American School, Dubai Zoo, etc. There are also a few on 5B Street, Al Diyafah Street and Al Urouba Street. The feeder bus services that stop at one or more of these stations include 8, 15, 93 and X28.
Emirates Towers station, Financial Centre station and World Trade Centre station are the closest metro stations located on Sheikh Zayed Road.
Finding a spot to park your car isn’t a problem because most residences come with dedicated parking facility. The options for parking in Jumeirah 1 include car porches, private garages, basement parking facility in buildings, and on-street bays for parallel parking. Community facilities and commercial centres, such as mosques, schools, hospitals and malls, have a large car park ground to facilitate visitors.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
From basic amenities to recreational facilities, Jumeirah 1 has a mix of everything. Supermarkets, schools, medical facilities and places of worship are a few basic amenities residents look for when considering to settle in the community. Let’s take a look at what this neighbourhood offers:
SUPERMARKETS IN JUMEIRAH 1
There are plenty of supermarkets in Jumeirah 1. Some of these are located along the main roads. These stores are Carrefour, Spinneys, Lulu Express, F Mart supermarket, West Zone Supermarket and 200ta – Next Day Iranian Supermarket.
There are many grocery stores and supermarkets dispersed throughout the community. Residents living in a more central area can access them easily. These include Yamama Supermarket, Ajeeb Grocery, Walid Mohd Bakhet Grocery and Zarqa Al Yamama Grocery. Offering superior quality fresh food products, there are a few gourmet stores in Jumeirah 1. These include Olivegrove, Prime Gourmet, and Organic Foods & Café.
MOSQUES IN JUMEIRAH 1
Mosques in Jumeirah 1 are located at reasonable intervals from each other. Some places where people can offer prayers include Seddiqi Mosque, 28A Street mosque, Jumeirah Mosque, Abu Bakr Al Siddiq Masjid and Hissa Bint Almur Mosque.
Jumeirah Mosque is a place of worship that features a large dome between two minarets. Displaying intricate artistry, its façade is made of white stones from the medieval Fatimid tradition which is lit up at dusk. To promote local culture and Islamic art, this landmark mosque in Jumeirah 1 offers guided tours to visitors of all faiths.
There are also dedicated prayer rooms at malls and a few other commercial facilities.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR JUMEIRAH 1
One of the benefits of living in Jumeirah 1 is being close to multiple places of worship. Churches near Jumeirah 1 include DJIBRILLA – Goudel and City of Dreams, which are at approximately a ten-minute distance.
There are two temples in Jumeirah 1. One is Baba Temple for Hindus, which is near Al Wasl Road. The other is the Mahamevnawa Buddhist Temple near Jumeirah Road (D94).
SCHOOLS IN JUMEIRAH 1
Giving children the best start to learn, few kindergartens and nurseries near Jumeirah 1 are:
- Alrabee Kindergarten
- Al Ferdous Kindergarten
- Green Grass Nursery
- Little Champions Nursery
- Little Pandas Early Learning Centre
The schools in Jumeirah 1 include:
- Al Shorouq Private School
- Jumeira Baccalaureate School
Alrabee Kindergarten is four to five minutes away from the centre of the community. Al Ferdous Kindergarten in Al Satwa will take approximately eight minutes to reach.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN JUMEIRAH 1
Medical facilities in the neighbourhood include:
- Mediclinic Al Bahr
- Al Garhoud Private Hospital Clinic - Jumeirah
Located in the heart of the community, Mediclinic Al Bahr provides various medical as well as cosmetic services. These services include family medicine, paediatrics, physiotherapy, dermatology, and plastic surgery. Excelling in medical healthcare, Al Garhoud Private Hospital Clinic in Jumeirah 1 is a branch of one of the leading hospitals in Dubai. Accessible in less than 10 minutes by car, residents also have the option to visit the hospitals near Jumeirah 1. These include Iranian Hospital, Al Badaa Health Centre and Belhoul European Hospital.
The neighbourhood is close to the central city, so, it is in proximity to some of the key real estates in Dubai.
Residential communities near Jumeirah 1 include:
- Al Badaa
- Al Satwa
- Al Hudaiba
- Al Wasl
Lying south of the neighbourhood, Al Satwa and Al Badaa are both family-friendly communities that offer several different types of villas and apartments. Al Wasl area is home to a few popular tourist spots such as City Walk by Meraas, Canal Walk and Galleria Mall. Mainly consisting of rental apartments, Al Hudaiba community is a small community that also features a few government offices.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
Shopping and dining out are a few of the favourite recreational activities of residents and tourists in Dubai. Fortunately, Jumeirah 1 has a myriad of shopping centres and eateries.
MALLS IN JUMEIRAH 1
Residents or tourists staying in this neighbourhood will find at least one shopping centre near their home. There is an impressive number of malls in Jumeirah 1. Some of these are:
- Mall at La Mer by Meraas
- Palm Strip Mall
- Town Centre Jumeirah
- Mercato Shopping Mall
Additional shopping complexes include The Beach Centre, Century Plaza, Jumeirah Plaza, Jumeirah Centre, The Village Mall and Wasl Vita Mall. Agora Mall is one of the highly anticipated malls which is under construction.
Other malls close to the neighbourhood include:
- Galleria Mall
- Spinneys City Walk
- Al Ghazal Mall
Galleria Mall in Al Wasl will take one to reach no more than five minutes as it is located on Al Wasl Road. Although Spinneys City Walk is located in the inner lane of Al Wasl called Al Safa Street, it is also a short drive away. Al Ghazal Mall is on Al Wasl Road as well but it is towards the northern side., easily accessible to residents living close to Al Hudaiba Awards Building.
RESTAURANTS IN JUMEIRAH 1
Ranging from fast-food options to upscale dining places, there is an eclectic variety of restaurants in Jumeirah 1. Many dining options are located along Jumeirah Street and these include:
- Sumo Sushi & Bento
- Bu Tafish
- Turkish Village
To try signature dishes from Turkey then Turkish Village is the place to dine at. Bu Tafish is a seafood restaurant. Sumo Sushi & Bento is an ideal option for Japenese food lovers.
Some of the popular fast-food chains in the neighbourhood include McDonald's, Hardees, Five Guys and Burger King. Other options for people who particularly love burgers include BareBurger, Shake Shack and Johnny Rockets.
Cafes are a casual hangout spot for many people. Some of them in the neighbourhood include Cavalier, Cafe Bateel, The Living Room Cafe and Stomping Grounds - Specialty Coffee Hub. Licensed options in Jumeirah 1 include Community 332, Beach Bar, Club Boudoir, Sports Lounge and Sho Cho Japanese Restaurant & Lounge.
BEACHES NEAR JUMEIRAH 1
An insta-friendly beachfront development, La Mer by Meraas offers fun-filled activities and exceptional retail, dining and entertainment experiences. Located between Jumeirah Bay and Pearl Jumeirah, the development stretches out in the Arabian Gulf. It is split into three areas: La Mer North, La Mer South and The Wharf. Many areas of La Mer are still under development. However, there are a few beaches that are open to visitors.
There are a lot of activities at La Mer by Meraas. One can join Surf School Arabia and learn paddle-boarding, or go for kayaking and Jet-skiing at Watersports by First Yacht. Families can visit the waterpark and experience the thrill of plummeting down a free-fall slide. There are several things to do for kids at La Mer. They can enjoy at the dune-shaped inflatable playground called Hawa Hawa or go for Water Splash at Laguna Waterpark.
Other beaches near Jumeirah 1 are Jumeirah Public Beach, Open Beach and Mercato Beach. They are at a distance of 17 minutes, 8 minutes and 6 minutes, respectively.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Few of the landmarks in Jumeirah 1 are Jumeirah Mosque, Mercato Shopping Mall, Union House Flag and The Island Dubai Harbour.
Some of the leisure venues within and near Jumeirah 1 include:
- Laguna Waterpark by Meraas
- Roxy La Mer
- Vox Cinemas in Mercato Mall
- Etihad Museum
Laguna Waterpark by Meraas is a water-based amusement park. It offers five types of slides, a lazy river, an infinity pool, cabanas, splash pad, aqua play, and the WaveOz180 Flow Rider.
Those whose favourite pastime includes watching latest movies can go to movie theatres in Jumeirah 1 such as Roxy La Mer and Vox Cinemas in Mercato Mall. Art lovers will find a lot of places to explore within the community, such as ProArt, Caution Caps, Letitia Art gallery and Dubai International Art Centre. People who are into graffiti artwork can check out Caution Caps which offers customised designs as well as art classes. If your hobby includes drawing, painting, pottery, sculpture and photography then Dubai International Art Centre is the place for you.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Venues that offer fitness activities in the neighbourhood include:
- Eco Yoga Sanctuary
- Engine Health and Fitness
- DuGym Rhythmic Gymnastics School
Few of the facilities for outdoor activities near as well as in Jumeirah 1 include Jumeirah Open Beach jogging track, Al Wasl Park and Al Khazzan Park.
Salons and spas in the sub-community include:
- Pastels Salon
- Cedrus Gents Salon
- Hello Kitty Beauty Spa
- Al Taj Al Malaki Therapeutic Massage Centre
- Zodiac International Training Institute & Beauty Salon
You can find Pastels Salon in Mercato Mall and Hello Kitty Beauty Spa in Town Centre Jumeirah. Cedrus Gents Salon is an expert in grooming treatments for men. Al Taj Al Malaki Therapeutic Massage Centre is a spa and a health club located on 31 A Street.
Cartier Mirage was one of the events held in Jumeirah 1. This exclusive event by iconic Cartier hosted a number of visitors from around the world, including 300 VIP guests. There were 250 drones that glided into the air to spell ‘Cartier’, a large 3D hologram that displayed the signature Cartier panther, and a few award-winning singers.
Residents, as well as visitors, can look forward to various arts and culture events happening in one of the art galleries or the Etihad Museum.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
There is a Facebook community group called Jumeirah that posts about all the latest engagements taking place in any of the communities in Jumeirah.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Jumeirah 1 is a happening area. Known for its vibrant lifestyle, the community offers a lot of sea-side activities. Since it has many tourist spots, the area may get crowded especially during the holiday season. People who prefer an area with nightlife options, as well as choices for daytime activities, will definitely enjoy living in Jumeirah 1.