ABOUT JUMEIRAH BAY ISLAND
Jumeirah Bay Island is part of the prestigious residential community of Jumeirah. It is built by Meraas Development LLC and features luxurious freehold properties. The project was launched in 2016 and the handing over of properties started at the end of 2018. The upscale villas are dotted in the heart of Jumeirah.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Man-made island.
- Built by Meraas Development LLC.
- Has a mix of apartments and villas.
- Connected to Jumeirah's coast.
- Home to Bulgari Resort and Residences.
Jumeirah Bay Island featuring mixed-use properties spans across a 6 million sq. ft. area. There are 127 plots and contemporary built villas that allow access to the private beach offering views of Arabian Gulf. The community has low-rise buildings, a boutique resort and a marina.
Key features of Jumeirah Bay Island are:
- A pet-friendly community
- Secured with gates and cameras
- Boasts a retail area
Residents need not leave the area to find amenities such as school, hospitals and supermarkets.
PROPERTIES IN JUMEIRAH BAY ISLAND
Jumeirah Bay Island is a gated community with 165 apartments comprising 1, 2 and 3-bedrooms. It also has a variety of 3 and 4-bedroom luxurious villas.
1-bedroom apartments come with one bathroom. Most apartments are fully furnished. Interested buyers can find plenty of apartments for sale while there are several rental apartments as well. The bedroom has built-in wardrobes and double-glazed glass windows.
- Price of a 1-bedroom apartment varies from AED 4.5M to AED 5M.
- The rental trend of a 1-bedroom unit is from AED 350k to AED 490k per year.
A 2-bedroom unit occupies 1,924 to 2,241 sq. ft. coverage area. A 2-bed apartment in Jumeirah Bay Islands is about 29% bigger than the usual 2-bedroom units in Jumeirah. There are three bathrooms with built-in wardrobes. Some units are furnished while some are unfurnished. One can view the Jumeirah Island from the floor-to-ceiling glass window of the kitchen.
- Getting a 2-bedroom apartment on rent costs around AED 450k to AED 500k per year.
- Buying a 2-bedroom apartment cost somewhere between AED 3.9M to AED 8.1M
The 3-bedroom unit has a coverage area of almost 2,600 sq. ft. The unit comes with a spacious living room and walk-in closets. It has an open kitchen with fitted cabinets. There are a maid’s room and four bathrooms in the apartment.
- Cost of a 3-bedroom apartment varies from AED 8.5M to AED 13M.
- Rent of 3-bedroom apartments lies between AED 550k to AED 625k per year.
There are various villas for sale in Jumeirah Bay Island. A 3-bedroom villa has coverage area from 4,012 to 5,800 sq. ft. All the bedroom have built-in wardrobes. Most 3-bedroom villas are furnished while all of them have a swimming pool and a private garage. There is a big dining/living area. The semi-open kitchen has black tiles and black granite top.
- The sale price of a 3-bedroom villa lies between AED 5.7M to AED 25M.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN JUMEIRAH BAY ISLAND
Being part of Jumeirah, Jumeirah Bay Island has a number of bus stops within some minutes’ drive. The bus stop of Rashid Bin Bakhait Masjid 2 is at a 3-minute drive while Rashid Al Hadees Masjid 2 bus stop is farther one minute away. Bus 8, 81, 88, N55 and X28 service all the nearby bus stops. Business Bay Metro Station is the nearest one at a 12-minute drive.
Probably because of the Bulgari Resort, there are plenty of parking spaces in Jumeirah Bay Island. The residents get enough parking space for their vehicles in villas as well as in the parking area of residential buildings.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Proximity to a number of schools, supermarkets, and healthcare centres make it convenient for residents to settle in Jumeirah Bay Island.
SUPERMARKETS NEAR JUMEIRAH BAY ISLAND
There are two branches of Al Maya Supermarket near Jumeirah Bay Island. One of them is at a 14-minute drive while the other one is 20 minutes away near Burj Khalifa Boulevard. There will be a retail area upon the completion of the entire project where residents can head out for their grocery needs.
MOSQUES NEAR JUMEIRAH BAY ISLAND
Jumeirah Mosque is a landmark and an iconic mosque of the area. It is 11 minutes away from the neighbourhood. The mosque also offers guided tours for visitors. Burj Khalifa Mosque and Al Ghafoor Mosque near Jumeirah Bay Island are at a 19-minute drive. Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque is near Al Safa, 13 minutes away from Jumeirah Bay Island.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR JUMEIRAH BAY ISLAND
Some churches in Dubai are almost 20 minutes away from the area such as St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Dubai Central Seventh Day Adventist Church, The Dubai City Church, and Christian Fellowship Church. Towards the West are Emirates Baptist Church and Fellowship: A Church in Dubai are at a 22-minute drive.
Hindu believers can visit Shree Krishna Haveli, Shiva Temple, and Shrinath Ji Temple. These are 25 minutes away. Guru Nanak Darbar Sikh Gurudwara is at a 27-minute drive.
SCHOOLS NEAR JUMEIRAH BAY ISLAND
Preschools that parents can consider for their young ones include the likes of
- Little Land Nursery & Montessori Centre
- Hummingbird Pre-School
From an array of schools near Jumeirah Bay Island, some closest and well-reputed ones are discussed below.
- Kings' Dubai
- Springdales School
- Swiss International Scientific School
Kings' Dubai is 19 minutes away and it follows the International Curriculum of England. It is a primary school founded in 2004. Kings’ School Dubai is rated “outstanding” by the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau.
Springdales School has classes from Pre-KG to Grade 12. It follows the CBSE Curriculum and is 17 minutes away from Jumeirah Bay Island. Swiss International Scientific School is at a 23-minute drive. It has a Bilingual Curriculum for students of age 3 to 18.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR JUMEIRAH BAY ISLAND
For healthcare matters, residents can reach out to the following hospitals near Jumeirah Bay Island.
- Medcare Hospital
- Emirates Hospital Clinic
- Belhoul European Hospital
Medcare Hospital is at a 10-minute drive. It is a renowned healthcare setup established in Dubai and Sharjah. The multi-specialty hospital has several facilities such as urology, rhinoplasty, radiology, pulmonology and plastic surgery. Emirates Hospital Clinic is 13 minutes away and provides state-of-the-art healthcare services.
The neighbourhood is close to a number of popular residential districts of Dubai. The following are worth mentioning:
Al Wasl is in the heart of the city yet provides a quiet and peaceful lifestyle. There are a variety of amenities within the community. Al Satwa is close to Sheikh Zayed Road and is a small area bordered by Jumeirah and Bur Dubai.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR JUMEIRAH BAY ISLAND
Some popular malls in Dubai are minutes away from Jumeirah Bay Island. Malls near Jumeirah Bay Island include the following
- The Dubai Mall
- Mercato Shopping Mall
- Wafi Mall
The Dubai Mall is known as one of the largest malls in the UAE. It has many branded stores but the centre of attraction is the ice rink, cinema and aquarium. The mall is 15 minutes away. Wafi Mall has over 250 shops, a spa, several restaurants and entertainment options. It is at a 20-minute drive from the community.
RESTAURANTS NEAR JUMEIRAH BAY ISLAND
Some popular restaurants near Jumeirah Bay Island include the following
- Fogo De Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
- Omnia Gourmet
- Zuma Restaurant
- The Cheesecake Factory
- Le Serre
Fogo De Chão Brazilian Steakhouse is an upscale Brazilian chain of restaurant that uses centuries-old Southern Brazilian grilling techniques. There is garage parking available for visitors. The restaurants boast an expansive bar and an open kitchen. There are many different Brazilian dishes on the menu.
Zuma Restaurant in the vicinity of Burj Khalifa is a 16-minute drive away. It is a Japanese restaurant. At. Mosphere is set 442 metres high from ground on Level 122 of Burj Khalifa. It is a luxury dining restaurant with an interesting menu.
BEACHES NEAR JUMEIRAH BAY ISLAND
All Dubai beaches are towards the west of the area. JBR Beach is at a 28-minute drive whereas, the most popular tourist attraction, Jumeirah Beach is just 9 minutes away. Kite Beach is another beach near Jumeirah Bay Island that offers a variety of watersports activities.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
The closest landmarks include the following:
- Bulgari Resort
- Dubai Garden Glow
- Mercato Shopping Mall
Bvlgari is a luxurious hospitality resort within Jumeirah Bay Island. It is considered as an urban oasis for visitors and residents. The resort is designed by renowned Italian architectural firm and spans over 158,000 square metres. The area also offers six residential buildings and 15 private mansions.
Dubai Garden Glow is the largest glow-in-dark garden made with millions of energy saving bulbs. It boasts the biggest dinosaur park, an ice park and an art park.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Some outdoor activities that residents can enjoy can be spotted at a close distance from the neighbourhood. One can visit
- The Green Planet by Meraas
- Safa Park
- Burj Park by Emaar
The Green Planet is a bio-dome that showcases flora and fauna in an enclosed ecosystem. There are over 3,000 plants and animals with the world’s largest man-made and life-sustaining indoor tree. It is close to Al Wasl and Al Safa road junction. Safa Park is in proximity. It has a separate area for ladies, electronic entertainment games and a basketball court.
Some nearby gyms where fitness enthusiasts can head out to are:
- UFC Gym
- Gold’s Gym
- Gym Nation
Other gyms are Gold’s Gym and Olympus Fitness Gym around 25 minutes’ drive. Towards Al Quoz, one can spot The Warehouse Gym.
For beauty treatments, ladies can head out to the nearest salons such as
- Pastels Salon
- N Bar Nail Spa and Salon
- Casa Havana Beauty Salon
Men can go to Huracan Men Care which is 9 minutes away. Caractere Salon for Men is 14 minutes away while Hommage Atelier Salon, an upscale men's salon is at a 17-minute drive.
Jumeirah is the go-to place for events in Dubai. Most activities of the Dubai Shopping Festival are held in proximity to Jumeirah. It is a month-long festival that welcomes millions of tourists every year. People gather in large number around Burj Khalifa, which is minutes away from Jumeirah, for watching the massive fireworks on New Year’s Eve.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
Jumeirah Bay Island is a Facebook group to keep residents updated regarding the neighbourhood.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Jumeirah Bay Island is an upscale area showcasing world-class villas and apartments. The area is calm but there is construction underway, which can cause minor inconveniences. Those who want to settle down in the district must know that the sale and rental trends of properties here are quite high.