ABOUT JUMEIRAH GOLF ESTATES
The residential villas of Jumeirah Golf Estates (JGE) are built around the world famous Fire and Earth golf courses which host the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai. The villas in Jumeirah Golf Estates are uniquely constructed and set in communities with a phenomenal backdrop while being enclosed in a gated community. The natural landscape and multiple amenities such as parks, playgrounds and fitness centres cater more towards a family-friendly lifestyle.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Luxury, spacious properties consisting of villas, townhouses and apartments.
- The community surrounds 2 world-class golf courses.
- Located along Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311).
- Neighbours include Dubai Production City (IMPZ), Dubai Sports City and Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC).
Jumeirah Golf Estates provides the finest golf estate living in the region. Set in stunning landscaped grounds, JGE is a unique residential development of luxury villas, apartments and high-end townhouses. The gated estates are built around two prestigious golf courses, with two more under development. At the heart of the community is The Norman Clubhouse - the community country club. It is a focal point for the neighbourhood, with many different dining facilities from around the world, a rooftop barbecue area, a swimming pool and more.
Properties in Jumeirah Golf Estates
Jumeirah Golf Estates is aimed at golf, sports and leisure enthusiasts looking for a luxurious residence in a tranquil setting. There are a total of 16 unique communities overlooking the two golf courses: Earth and Fire. The Earth Course is inspired by Mediterranean architecture and has a total of 606 villas spread across six developments. The Fire course kept in mind the desert and its colours and contains 438 residences spread across seven developments. The villas in this gated community come in 3-6 bedroom configurations and each property comes with its own garden. There is also the Al Andalus enclave within Jumeirah Golf Estates featuring apartments and townhouses in a beautiful hill town.
In terms of renting, prices for a 4-bedroom house starts at AED 210k and goes up to AED 700k for a 6-bedroom furnished mansion. For freehold buyers looking to invest in this high-end area will find that villas in Jumeirah Golf Estates range from AED 2M to AED 6M and can go up to AED 32M for the ultra-luxurious custom built units.
Townhouses rent out for an average of AED 200k and come in 3 and 4-bedroom configurations. For freehold buyers looking to invest in their own property can expect to shell out an average of AED 3M depending on the size of your selected townhouse.
Currently, the only apartment complex in Jumeirah Golf Estates is Al Andalus, it is under development and will be completed in 2020. It is available for freehold buyers to purchase, 1-bedrooms flats are priced at AED 700k while 4-bedroom apartments start from AED 2.6M.
Transportation and Parking Spaces in Jumeirah Golf Estates
Jumeirah Golf Estates is not serviced by public transport. The closest metro station is Damac Properties, 25 minutes away by car; the nearest bus stop would be in neighbouring Dubai Production City. To get to Jumeirah Golf Estates it would be best to take a taxi from Damac Properties. Since it is a gated community you would have to rely on Uber or Careem to leave the neighbourhood.
As for parking, the neighbourhood has ample parking in the country club for visitors. Each villa comes with its own garage and there is also street parking available.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTH CARE
Jumeirah Golf Estates is a haven for those looking for a residence in a peaceful, familial setting. Residents will find that for the most part, they will have to venture out of the community for regular amenities.
Supermarkets in Jumeirah Golf Estates
There is only a Fairway The Marketplace by Choitrams available for the area, it is a medium-sized supermarket but is loved by the community due to the unique items it stocks. For larger grocery hauls you would have to venture down to City Centre Me'siam in Production City which has a gigantic Carrefour Hypermarket. There are other smaller supermarket chains and grocery stores throughout neighbouring Production City and Sports City.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES IN JUMEIRAH GOLF ESTATES
There is one mosque as a part of the Al Andalus community of Jumeirah Golf Estates. It has recently been constructed and has spacious parking available, in Ramadan, they host an iftar tent for 300 people. There is another mosque located on the border of JGE and Production City but that is further away and outside of the neighbourhood.
The International Nepalese Community Church in Jebel Ali is 25 minutes away by car. If you'd rather head to St Mary's Catholic Church in Oud Mehta, that would be a 30-minute drive.
For Hindu residents, they can visit the Hindu temple: Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Gurudwara. It is a 30-minute drive away in Jebel Ali.
SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES IN JUMEIRAH GOLF ESTATES
Nearby nursery's include, The Wonder Years Nursery and Jumeirah International Nursery, both are within a 20-minute radius and follow the British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) syllabus.
For slightly older children, Victory Heights Primary School in Sports City is a resident favourite. It offers the UK curriculum up to Year 6. This option would be a short 5-minute drive from Jumeirah Golf Estates.
Notable high school options include GEMS Wellington International Academy. It has received an outstanding rating from the KHDA (annual governmental review for schools) consecutively for the last eight years. It follows the UK/IB syllabus until Year 13 and is a 20-minute drive from JGE. Also located in Sports City is the GEMS United School, it follows the American education module up to Year 12.
Higher education options include the University of Balamand, located in Dubai Investment Park, 20-minutes away by car. It offers the American educational system and has a long-standing reputation and legacy from their main campus in Lebanon. The educational institutes in Knowledge Village are 30 minutes away. Top rated options include The American University of Dubai, University of Bradford, University of Wollongong and many more.
HOSPITALS AND CLINICS IN JUMEIRAH GOLF ESTATES
TOP 5 COMMUNITIES IN JUMEIRAH GOLF ESTATES
With over 16 sub-communities in the area, it might be a challenge to choose the right home for you. Take a look at what Bayut users have been searching for to make up the top 5 communities in Jumeirah Golf Estates.
Placing first is the CHI development: Lime Tree Valley. It contains a total of 121 villas that range from 4, 5 and 6-bedrooms with Mediterranean architecture and finishing. Rental prices start at AED 250k for a 5-bedroom villa in Lime Tree Valley.
Whispering Pines takes the second spot, it was one of the first districts to be completed back in 2013. It has a collection of 160 villas, with 3, 4-bedroom property types, all of which have been built in the traditional Tuscan style, with custom-made wooden finishings. You can rent a 4-bedroom house in Whispering Pines from AED 220k.
The Wildflower community is a close third, it is located by the Clubhouse and overlooks the Earth golf course. Villas in this area will be unique due to the fact that homeowners had the opportunity to design their own homes with architects of their choice.
Next up is the Orange Lake district, the 70 luxuriously designed villas were completed in 2016 and are headed up by developer Indigo Properties. The villas here also have a touch of true Mediterranean style showcased in the properties. Tenants can find a 4-bedroom villa for rent from AED 250k, the houses here include a private pool.
Sanctuary Falls rounds up our list, it is set amongst lush golf vistas and lakes and also overlooks the Earth golf course. Buyers will have the choice to choose from many different architectural styles, views and finishes, thus giving them the flexibility to design their own villa. Freehold owners looking to purchase a residence in Sanctuary Falls will find prices ranging from AED 5.4M to 18M. This is slightly high due to the high quality, luxury villas that are a part of the Sanctuary Falls community.
Jumeirah Golf Estates neighbours Dubai Sports City and Dubai Production City. The Sports City community offers many leisure amenities for JGE residents to enjoy and partake in.
Jumeirah Village Triangle, Green Community Village and Dubai Investment Park are also located close by.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
Malls in Jumeirah Golf Estates
Apart from The Clubhouse which has a retail aspect to it, there is no mall inside Jumeirah Golf Estates.
The nearest option would be City Centre Me'aisem, it is 15-minutes away in Production City. This Majid Al Futtaim mall is aimed to be a community-oriented lifestyle destination. It offers a range of popular retail and dining options as well as practical utilities such as pharmacies, banking services and more.
A newly opened addition to the area would be First Avenue Mall nearby in Motor City. As a part of Dubai Autodrome, it aims to be an environmentally conscious shopping destination, whilst offering the same perks one would expect to find in a mall.
Restaurants in Jumeirah Golf Estates
The crown jewel of the area is the Country Club, which offers many world-class dining options, each establishment has a panoramic terrace overlooking the golf courses. The Flame Tree Restaurant & Grill offers an extensive dinner menu alongside their speciality theme nights throughout the week. You can view the 18th hole of the Fire Course from their terrace. If just watching golf isn't your thing then you can head to The Sports Bar, it displays multiple sports across the multiple tv screens throughout the restaurant. Also serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fresca Delicatessen & Cafe offers a more laidback, relaxed experience with their healthy dining options. This will be your go-to place for juices, salads and other sweet treats.
Neighbouring districts such as Production City and Sports City have a variety of restaurants at different price points which will deliver to Jumeirah Golf Estates. More restaurants will be popping up when the community centre for the Al Andalus district will be completed.
Beaches near Jumeirah Golf Estates
Sadly there is no beach in Jumeirah Golf Estates. The best option would be the beaches in Jumeirah Beach Residence, or Dubai Marina, both a 30-minute drive away. Both of these are well-maintained beaches and offer facilities for the entire family to enjoy.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
For sports enthusiasts living in Jumeirah Golf Estates will be a treat.
There is the JGE Golf Academy which has many activities for guest to enjoy. It is home to the Middle East's only European Tour Performance Institute (ETPI), it is a state-of-the-art performance enhancing facility designed to improve the ability of all golfers, regardless of the skill level. As part of the country club, there is also a tennis centre that aims to build a tennis community for residents and non-residents alike. There many tennis and golf tournaments, events and social activities held throughout the year.
While golf is an integral part of the community, there are other activities to enjoy in the area. You have neighbouring Sports City, which is a one-stop shop for most sports, whether you want to learn, watch or play. It is also home to the Dubai International Cricket Stadium which is designed for international cricket tournaments but also doubles as a training ground. Cricket fans looking to try their hand at the sport should head to the International Cricket Council Academy.
Fun places nearby to visit would be Global Village, you get to experience many different cultural pavilions. You can even pick up touristy souvenirs from the worldwide pavillions, eat out and try different cuisines, or hop onto one of their mini theme park rides. Global Village is a seasonal attraction, open normally in the cooler months.
There is also IMG Worlds of Adventure, the worlds largest indoor theme park. It has rides featuring your favourite characters from Cartoon Network and Marvel Studios. Both of these activities are 20-minutes away from Jumeirah Golf Estates and easily reachable through Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street - D54.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
To live in Jumeirah Golf Estates you don't have to be golfers, instead, you can relax, appreciate the greenery and take a look at the other amenities. There are jogging, walking and cycling tracks that link through all of the communities parks, lakes and nature strips. The Country Club also has impressive facilities, with an outdoor pool, a kids' play area, billiards table, as well a fantastic fitness studio and tennis academy.
Notable salons and spas include Tips and Toes spa in City Centre Me'aisem, Reflections Spa in Dubai Sports City and Caractere by Dani which has separate side by side options for both ladies and gents. Otherwise, you can also head to the many options in Jumeirah Village Circle which is just a 15-minute drive away.
You can't mention events in Jumeirah Golf Estates without talking about the DP World Tour Championship. It is the last leg of European Tour Race to Dubai and takes place on the Earth course. The event is highly anticipated for the residents of JGE.
The golf club which also has the country club attached is the central community hub, its many luxury amenities make it a resident favourite. There are also many seasonal events mainly aimed at children such as Halloween parties, Christmas fairs, as well as movie and quiz nights.
There will be another community centre opening on the north side of Jumeirah Golf Estates, that will be for the Al Andalus community and will feature many more retail, hospitality and food and beverage options.
For residents, there is a facebook group called "Jumeirah Golf Estates Residents" which discusses all facilities and issues within the community, they also do have occasional meetups to bring a more communal vibe to the neighbourhood.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Despite being centrally located in "New Dubai" Jumeirah Golf Estates is slightly far away from the city leading you to venture to the close by communities for any other needs not covered by the amenities within the area.
- Al Maktoum International Airport and the Expo 2020 site is 15 minutes away.
- 5 minutes drive to get on to Sheikh Muhammed Bin Zayed Road.
- 30 minutes from Downtown Dubai and Burj Khalifa.
- 20 minutes away from Global Village and IMG Worlds of Adventure.