ABOUT JUMEIRAH VILLAGE CIRCLE (JVC)
Jumeirah Village Circle is one of master-developer Nakheel’s most family-friendly community projects. Located at the heart of New Dubai and set amidst landscaped gardens, it boasts a range of amenities making it a favourite for both renters and buyers. According to the 2017 Dubai Real Estate Market Report by Bayut.com, Jumeirah Village Circle emerged as the tenth most popular spot in Dubai for renting apartments and the 3rd most popular for buying apartments. In this JVC area guide, you can find all the in-depth information you would need to know before deciding to move to the area.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Features a mix of apartments, villas and townhouses
- Close to Dubai Marina, Internet City, Media City, JLT
- Home to JSS International School
- The area contains over 30 landscaped parks
- Growing investment hub
One of the most successful projects by master-developer Nakheel, the apartments and villas in JVC offer the city’s large population an unusual combination of urban living in a village setting. Those living in JVC love the calm ambience of the area, surrounded by lush gardens and canals evoking a much-needed sense of serenity in a bustling metropolis like Dubai. The proximity to Dubai Marina and JLT keeps weekends interesting and the lack of traffic makes commuting to the city fuss-free. It’s easy to see why investors and renters are focusing on this community, leading it to be a benchmark for family-friendly developments in the city.
Properties in JVC
Jumeirah Village Circle is home to over 2,000 housing units, the development is fashioned as a series of villages connected by parks and canals, with a mix of apartments, villas and townhouses all designed tastefully in calm soothing colours. Most residential apartments in JVC come with a gym, swimming pool, grocery, and launderette, designed to cater to the residents’ health and convenience.
When you keep in mind all the amenities a Jumeirah Village Circle address boasts, the price for apartments here is extremely competitive! Average asking rent for a studio is AED 45k, 1-bedroom apartments are priced at 65k and more spacious 2-bedroom flats will cost you an average of AED 95K. Villas and townhouses in JVC also start at an extremely affordable AED 90k, ideal for families looking for a little more privacy and space.
The fact that you can also invest in a property here without spending a small fortune, makes it one of the most attractive areas for expats to buy property in Dubai. The asking price for studios in JVC averages at AED 325k. 1-bedroom flats are priced at an average of AED 675k, and 2-bedroom apartments are for sale from AED 1.2M. Investing in the townhouses and villas in JVC will be slightly more expensive for freehold buyers, average prices start from AED 1.5M and go up to AED 4.5M.
Besides residential properties, a few hotel apartments have started operations, adding to the wide range of accommodation options in the suburb.
Jumeirah Village Circle attracts an equal mix of families, young couples and singles. Expat families in the emirate appear to be particularly fond of living here thanks to its abundance of schools, parks and fitness centres. The area is also extremely popular amongst real estate investors thanks to the lucrative pricing and the high rental yields from the area. The many off-plan projects are another reason for the high investor interest in the locality. Notable high-profile off-plan projects in JVC including O2 Tower by Tiger Properties, Bloom Heights by Bloom Properties and the luxurious Belgravia Heights II by Ellington properties. These properties in JVC have further reinforced the longevity of the region as a sound investment option.
Transportation and Parking Spaces in JVC
For JVC residents with their own vehicles will find that parking is not an issue, most residential buildings have designated parking spots. Public parking is available in the residential areas and community centres, but they are known to fill up fast.
For public transportation in JVC, one has to rely on the bus route and taxis plying the area. There is currently no metro in JVC, but plans are already in place for an expansion to cater to the commuters here. The closest metro currently is Mall of the Emirates, a 20-minute bus ride away on the J01 route
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Supermarkets in JVC
Nakheel has announced the launch of the Circle Mall, set to open in mid-2019 to cater to the growing retail needs of the Jumeirah Village Circle community. Residents here rely on supermarkets in JVC such as Choithrams and Spinneys and the mini-marts in the buildings for all daily requirements.
Churches, Temples and Mosques in JVC
Jumeirah Village Circle follows the pattern of most residential hubs in the city with several mosques to cater to the spiritual needs of the community. The prominent mosques in JVC include JVC Masjid and the Mosque in Prime Business Centre. The closest church to those living in JVC is the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Tecom and the nearest temples are the Krishna and Shiva temples in Bur Dubai, roughly 20 minutes away.
Schools in JVC
One of the reasons Jumeirah Village Circle has grown into such a family-friendly community is the abundance of educational options available to parents with school going children. JSS International School which opened its doors here in 2017, appears to be the most popular of the schools in JVC, it offers the Indian curriculum until Year 12. Other noteworthy schools nearby include Sunmarke School and the Nord Anglia International School, both options are based on the UK curriculum and offer the full Year 13 syllabus. If you have smaller children, there are several reliable nurseries and early education centres in the area. Notable options include Kids World Nursery, Ladybird Early Learning Centre and Jumeirah International Nursery.
For those looking at university options, will find that the reputable options in Knowledge Village such as The British University Dubai, University of Wollongong Dubai and Herriot Watt Dubai. All these are just under 15 minutes away from JVC. The options in Dubai International Academic City are slightly further away with a 25-minute drive.
Clinics and Hospitals in JVC
Medical services are not a concern for the residents of the area, many rely on the Karama Medical Centre in JVC to address most ailments. For larger multi-speciality hospitals in JVC the Emirates Hospital Day Surgery in Motor City and the MediClinic Park View Hospital on Umm Suqeim road are nearby. Both options are just 15 minutes away, while further away is the Saudi German Hospital in Al Barsha, 20 minutes away.
TOP 5 BUILDINGS IN JVC
According to the statistics from Bayut.com users, the most popular apartments in JVC is in Emirates Gardens, which largely features studios and 1-bedroom apartments. Following closely is the Reef Residence, with a similar apartment structure. Coming in third is the Diamond Views community with a mix of apartments and townhouses in JVC. The next two areas in the list, Fortunato and Seasons Community cater to villa rentals in JVC
Jumeirah Village Circle is centrally located and well connected to most areas in New Dubai. Immediate neighbours include Jumeirah Village Triangle (JVT), The Springs community, Dubai Production Zone (IMPZ) and Sports City. It is also just 30 minutes away from popular lifestyle destinations like Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR).
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
Compared to other popular hubs in the city, the area has a reputation for being a quieter district, with more parks than trendy bars.
Malls in JVC
The closest shopping mall in JVC is Mall of the Emirates in Barsha, which is well-connected by the bus route from here. With the 2019 launch of Nakheel’s Circle Mall in JVC, residents will have their own one-stop destination with the city’s best offerings in retail and dining. At the moment, residents are happy to pop into City Centre Me’aisem in IMPZ or Mall of the Emirates for any shopping requirements.
Restaurants in JVC
For those who enjoy a night out in the town, there is certainly no shortage of options for restaurants in JVC and the nearby locations! The plush nightclubs of Dubai Marina, the artsy cafes of JBR and the trendy eateries in JLT are all just a short drive away from Jumeirah Village Circle. The pan-Asian pet-friendly restaurant, Socialicious is also becoming one of the popular restaurants in JVC. If you fancy some pub grub to go with nail-biting moments on game nights, head over to one of the sports bars in nearby Dubai Sports City.
Beaches near JVC
One of the things that most people enjoy in Dubai is a trip to the beach. For the residents of the area, the closest beaches are JBR, Kite Beach and the open beach in Jumeirah, all under half an hour away and they are some of the most enjoyable things to do in JVC.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
A round of golf followed by drinks and dinner with friends has become a signature of Dubai’s lifestyle scene. For those moving to JVC, this is an easy choice thanks to the proximity of The Address Montgomerie and The Els Golf Club, which also feature a range of retail and dining options.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
The most striking thing about Jumeirah Village Circle is the abundance of green in the area. The 33 landscaped parks connecting the villages are extremely popular with couples and families who enjoy strolling and jogging along the tracks under the canopy of the meticulously maintained trees. They are definitely one of the biggest benefits of living in JVC.
Linked bicycle paths have been developed near the parks in JVC to help those who wish to peddle away, and gyms and swimming pools have been incorporated into the residential buildings to help people to stay fit. If you are comfortable in a more traditional gym, the New Life Fitness Gym will be more up your alley. Fitness enthusiasts can also explore more fun things like soccer, basketball, kickboxing and in neighbouring Sports City.
For a relaxing day of pampering there are several modest spas and salons to choose from in the area and if you are feeling like going the extra mile, Dubai Marina’s more upscale salons are only a short drive away.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Life in Jumeirah Village Circle is quiet, pleasant and unassuming for the most part. Like all other decisions we take, there are a few things to consider if you are considering moving to JVC. The area has several projects under construction and can be quite noisy as a result. The dust from this construction is another thing to consider if you are allergic. The area is also currently not accessible by the metro. This makes it rather challenging for those depending on public transportation.
- Traffic is fairly less, making it a prime spot for those commuting to New Dubai hotspots
- The Dubai International Airport is a 30-minute drive away, via Al Khail Road
- Downtown Dubai is slightly closer: it is a 25-minute drive away (via Sheikh Zayed Road)
- Dubai Media City, Internet City and Marina are 20 minutes away