Jumeirah is one of the most sought after residential areas along the coast of Dubai. Possessing a wide variety of residences, the coastal area provides residents with not only an exuberant lifestyle but many great conveniences. This waterfront community has a vibrant seaside community feel and is also known for its close proximity to one of the greatest hotels in the world, Burj Al Arab. The properties in Jumeirah range from private villas to townhouses and even a few low-rise apartment buildings. Jumeirah creates a perfect neighbourhood for anyone looking for a lively yet tranquil residence.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Close proximity to everyday utilities such as supermarkets, malls and schools.
- Picturesque waterfront views and easy access to the beach.
- Provides a private lifestyle to the residents despite being a tourist attraction.
- Home to the resident favourite Jumeirah Mosque.
- Popular amongst tenants looking to rent villas, as seen in Bayut's 2018 Dubai Market Report.
The residential coast of Jumeirah is divided into the sub-communities of Jumeirah 1, Jumeirah 2, Jumeirah 3, City Walk and the newly developed Jumeirah Bay Islands. The area is also known for its commercial strip which caters to tourists, expatriates and residents with several amenities in close proximity to the residential areas. Living in Jumeirah is comfortable for residents as every single amenity is close by.
PROPERTIES IN JUMEIRAH
Jumeirah offers a wide range of different property types such as villas and apartments. These residences are found spread out across the different sub-communities. Jumeirah 1 has a combination of villas, studios, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments for both tenants and investors. The area is convenient for families, expatriates and individuals alike since there are ample facilities and entertainment options within easy reach.
The residents of Jumeirah 1 can find Mercato Shopping Mall, Dubai Zoo, Jumeirah Mosque and the glorious Jumeirah Public Beach just a few minutes away from the residential units. Jumeirah 2 consists mainly of villas and provides easy access to the Jumeirah Bay Islands and the Boxpark urban mall. Those living in Jumeirah 3 are close to both the public beach and Kite Beach, as well as retail destination Sunset Mall.
In terms of apartments in Jumeirah, City Walk has the most options. It is a modern urban retail hub developed by Meraas in 2014. The high-end residences here range from 1 to 4 bedroom flats. 1-bedroom apartments for rent starting from AED 125k yearly, while the spacious 3-bedroom apartments in City Walk, have an average rent of AED 230k per annum, each unit covers an average of 2,300 sq ft. For those looking to invest, the average cost of a 1-bedroom freehold apartment in City Walk is AED 1.7M, 2-bedroom flats start from AED 2.5M while the family-size 3-bedroom apartments range from AED 3.1M to AED 8.5M.
The villas in Jumeirah are large in size and characterized by their diverse architectural styles. A 3-bedroom villa in Jumeirah has an average rent of AED 160k per annum. Rent for a 4-bedroom house ranges from AED 130k to AED 400k, due to the few units being upgraded or newly constructed. The more lavish properties for rent are the 5-bedroom villas, these are priced on average of AED 200k annually. All of these villas come with amenities such as a swimming pool, laundry room, maid’s room and parking spaces, thus providing a complete family experience for its residents.
A new development for the area is the Jumeirah Bay Islands, a 6 million sq ft development by Meraas shaped in the form of a seahorse. It is accessible by a 300m bridge from Jumeirah 2 and is home to the Middle East's first Bulgari Resort and Residences. The resort contains six residential buildings with 173 sea-facing apartments, 15 private mansions, and Bvlgari’s first-ever Marina and Yacht Club. The properties in Jumeirah Bay Islands are currently only available for freehold purchase. As it is a luxury development affiliated to a world-class resort and hotel the prices here are reflective of that.
The 1-bedroom flats in Jumeirah Bay Islands start from AED 4.5M, the 2-bed apartments range from AED 6M to AED 7.6M. For those looking for more space should opt for the 3-bedroom units, priced at an average of AED 8.6M. The villas in Jumeirah Bay Islands come in 3, 4 and 5-bedroom configurations. Those looking to buy 3-bedroom homes can expect to shell out an average of AED 5M to purchase their own home. The island's array of residential units come with amenities such as outdoor pools, gym, kids’ area, and tennis and basketball courts.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN JUMEIRAH
The residential buildings and villas in Jumeirah mostly come with dedicated car parking. For visitors, there is paid street parking that is available. In terms of public transport, there are many metro stations on Sheikh Zayed Road close to Jumeirah such as the Business Bay station, Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall station, Noor Bank station and Financial Centre station these are a 5 to 10-minute drive from the area. Since Jumeirah has no designated metro station, there are many bus routes running through the area connecting back to the metro stations.
Similarly, the community is no short of bus stations; Majlis Al Ghoreifa, Hilton Beach Club and Rashid Al Hadees Masjid are some of the stations found at different intervals in Jumeirah. For the commute to be easier, there are car parking spaces available in all of the major hubs in the area, such as parks, mosques, shopping malls.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN JUMEIRAH
Jumeirah has numerous supermarkets within the locality, making everyday life for the residents and visitors quite comfortable. Carrefour, Waitrose and Spinneys supermarkets all have multiple branches in the area which are conveniently located around the neighbourhood. There are also a few speciality shops for residents to visit. In Jumeirah 1 there is an Organic Foods and Cafe in The Village Mall, it stock organic, gluten-free, dairy-free and hormone-free products. You can also find vegan ingredients and seasonal fresh produce. If you're not up to cook they also have a cafe next door serving healthy treats. Also found at the store are a few cruelty-free and organic beauty brands.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES IN JUMEIRAH
Since Dubai is known for its diverse population, the community of Jumeirah caters to inhabitants belonging to different religions. Known as one of the oldest mosques in the emirate and one of the most famous landmarks of Dubai - the Jumeirah Mosque stands tall in the community.
For Christian residents, the Emirates Baptist Church is situated in Jumeirah 1, while several other churches and mosques are located at various intervals. Gurdwara Temple and Mahamevnawa Buddist temple can also be found in the waterfront strip of the locality just 10 minutes away from the community.
SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES IN JUMEIRAH
There are a handful of academic options for children and young adults leading to many parents moving to the area. Considered as one of the best schools in Jumeirah, Jumeira Baccalaureate School is located within Jumeirah 1 and follows the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. It has just earned the 'very good' certification from the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). They are the governmental body responsible for the quality of private education in Dubai.
Offering the curriculum of Ministry of Education, Al Shurooq Private School is also situated in Jumeirah 1. As for the residents in Jumeirah 3, GEMS Jumeirah Primary School which offers the UK curriculum is one of the choices in the community for parents. Some of the top-rated British curriculum options for parents residing in the area are Horizon English School and Raffles International School.
For higher education, residents will have to head to many universities part of Knowledge Village about 20 - 25 minutes away. Reputable options in Knowledge Village include American University of Dubai, Middlesex University, University of Wollongong Dubai and more.
HOSPITALS AND CLINICS IN JUMEIRAH
There are many health institutions which can be found within the radius of the community. Medcare Hospital is a 6-minute drive away from the central part of the area, however, it is much closer for the people residing in Jumeirah 3. Apart from this, Emirates Hospital, Medcare Paediatric Specialty Centre, Neuro Spinal Hospital and several others are located within the residential area. These hospitals have expert medical practitioners, making easier for the residents to reach the right specialist for their treatment.
Jumeirah boasts a number of aesthetic clinics dotted around various parts in the community. The British Lasik and Cosmetic Surgery Center is located right on Jumeirah Road. Dermaline Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center and Aesthetica Clinic including many others can be found in the area right along the commercial strip.
TOP 5 COMMUNITIES IN JUMEIRAH
According to Bayut’s research, Jumeirah 1 is currently the most popular among tenants and investors. Although the community mainly comprises of private residences, it also has options for people looking for a home in apartments. The villas in Jumeirah 1 range from 1-bedroom to 6-bedroom properties, covering as much as 7000 square feet.
Although Jumeirah 1 tops the list, City Walk has a lot of popular demand when it comes to apartments. The apartments for rent and sale in the residential area of City Walk come in 1-bedroom to 4-bedroom configurations. The community provides the residents and tenants with ample amenities such as parking spaces, buildings with a wholesome residential environment and close proximity to transport links, main roads and other utilities. Since City Walk is a mixed-use property, the area also offers numerous eateries, shops and entertainment spots.
Similar to Jumeirah 1, the options for apartments in Jumeirah 2 and Jumeirah 3 might be less in number, however, most come with the provision of facilities such as designated covered parking, enhanced security through CCTV cameras and other amenities. The communities also have close access to schools, malls and other facilities, providing the ultimate family lifestyle.
Rounding up our list is the Jumeirah Bay Islands district, it is a new luxury venture which features the Bulgari Resort and a few exclusive residences for expats and UAE Nationals to purchase.
The community of Jumeirah is no short of amenities itself, on top of that, there are many other places near the community making the life of the residents easier. The ‘it’ destination of the emirate, Downtown Dubai, which houses the mammoth shopping and entertainment destination Dubai Mall, is only a 10-minute drive away. If you'd like to stay in the community itself, Jumeirah is home to many smaller shopping malls such as The Village Mall, Palm Strip Mall, Sunset Mall and more.
The connecting route of Sheikh Zayed Road is 10 to 15 minutes away, depending on where you are within the community.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS IN JUMEIRAH
Living in Jumeirah brings the residents close to plenty of shopping options. With Mercato Shopping Mall, Sunset Mall and Jumeirah Plaza within the vicinity, the residents would not have to step out of the community for their shopping needs.
Featuring 140 shops and service outlets, Mercato Shopping Mall has its home in Jumeirah. Designed by the famous Italian architect Danielle Morelli with Tuscan and Venetian features, the mall is deemed as one of the top 10 malls in Dubai. The shopping centre is not only an exotic shopping experience but also a treat to the eyes. Located in Jumeirah 3, Sunset Mall is another mall for the residents. With plenty of dining options, high-end shopping stores and ultra-modern ambience, Sunset Mall brings a wholesome experience for the residents looking for a delightful shopping day.
If you are looking to shop in a crowd-free mall, Jumeirah Shopping Plaza is the perfect spot for you. Since the plaza is not as large as other malls in Dubai, it attracts fewer people. However, the shopping centre has a wide range of stores and dining options that are resident favourites.
The mighty shopping centre and entertainment hub, The Dubai Mall, is only 12 minutes away from Jumeirah. The mall has a diverse range of dining and entertainment options including Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Sega Republic Theme Park, Dubai Ice Rink and the dancing Dubai Fountain. Apart from this, multiple retail and luxury designer brands are also available in the mall.
Jumeirah has a lot of independent shops and convenience stores for small purchases. You can also find bookstores in the community like WHSmith, Bookworm, Geek Nation, Magrudys etc. The pet store Creature Oasis is located behind the Plaza Centre in Jumeirah 1. The boutique Bamba is also located in Jumeirah 1, where you can find vintage accessories and clothes.
RESTAURANTS IN JUMEIRAH
When it comes to food, visitors can expect a multicultural dining experience in Dubai. The emirate is the ultimate destination for food around the world. On this account, Jumeirah offers numerous cuisines which will tempt your taste buds. From the traditional Arab cuisine served at Reem Al Bawadi to the world-famous steakhouse of social media star Nusret, Jumeirah has many dining options which can satisfy your cravings.
Living in Jumeirah, the residents have many options to dine in. Some of the best fine-dining restaurants can be found in Jumeirah. In the Four Seasons Resort, you will find Peruvian establishment COYA and the Dubai branch of Scalini, an Italian restaurant. As part of Jumeirah Fishing Harbour, there are the Arab inspired Omnia Gourmet and 3fils restaurants. There are even more fine-dining establishments as part of the Madinat Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab nearby Jumeirah.
There are many casual dining eateries which include One Café, Itadaki Japanese Restaurant, TGI Fridays and Turkish Village. Apart from the restaurants present in the community, the residents can always travel to the neighbouring urban beach destination La Mer. The beachfront precinct has a wide range of restaurants which includes famous names like Masti, Bareburger, Salt Dubai and PF Chang’s.
Apart from upscale restaurants, Jumeirah has a few fast food options to savour your appetite. McDonald’s drive-thru, Tim Hortons, Costa Coffee and Starbucks Coffee are within the area for a quick grab-and-go on a busy afternoon.
BEACHES NEAR JUMEIRAH
Since Jumeirah is located alongside the water, there are plenty of beaches for residents to visit. For a breezy day out on a summer afternoon or a chilly night along the waves, the residents of the community can head to the urban Jumeirah Beach, surrounded by high-rise hotels. Sunset Beach, also known as Umm Suqeim, has a perfect ambience with the view of the iconic Burj Al Arab.
The beachfront development by Meraas, La Mer is a great spot to relax by the beach, it also offers a variety of restaurants, cafes and shops. This is quite convenient for the residents as it is located 5 to 15 minutes away, depending on where you are in the neighbourhood. Another option would be Kite Beach, it is about 10 to 20 minutes away from Jumeirah and is one of the ideal spots for a fun-day-out. The beach has an abundance of food stalls and activities for a perfect day out alongside the ocean water.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Jumeirah is well-regarded as being the host to a wide range of attractions. As Dubai is no stranger to welcome a big number of tourists each day, Jumeirah has found its spot as being one of the entertainment hubs for the emirate. As mentioned earlier, two of the biggest landmarks of Dubai; Jumeirah Mosque and City Walk are located in the area.
The project by Meraas, City Walk, is an outdoor space which is a depiction of intricate designs and chic precinct. City Walk brings a blend of shopping, entertainment and food to the table for the visitors. The multicultural entertainment hub of City Walk offers a mix of delicious cuisines. Few of the popular restaurants include the modern-Indian eatery Farzi Café, French restaurant and patisserie Aubaine and Buca di Beppo serving Italian cuisine.
Considered one of the biggest shopping destinations in the world, The Dubai Mall is a 10-minute drive away from Jumeirah. Built alongside Burj Khalifa, the mall itself has tons of leisure activities apart from shopping which the residents of Jumeirah can avail. Highly notable landmarks of Dubai such as Burj Al Arab, Madinat Jumeirah, JBR Walk and Bluewaters Island are also in close proximity to Jumeirah for community members. Along with this, there is a large number of hotels for the tourists and expat population to stay and visit. Popular options within the radius of Jumeirah are Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, Four Seasons Resort, La Ville Hotel and Suites and more.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Living in Jumeirah gives the residents plenty of options to maintain their lifestyle. There are various gyms and fitness centres dotted across the community thus making it easy to squeeze in a daily workout. Speed Fitness Jumeirah Dubai, Fitness First Beach Park Plaza, Vmax Private Fitness Club are some of the fitness centres within the area located at different intervals. Similarly, the community is no stranger to spas. Amidst a bustling day, the residents of Jumeirah can visit a relaxing spa to treat themselves with a variety of rejuvenating treatments.
Over the years, Jumeirah has become the go-to destination in Dubai. For many, the area is the perfect weekend destination. The region’s first bio-dome, Green Planet, has its home in Jumeirah. Built with Canadian Architecture, Etihad Museum hosts a variety of events such as 3D lighting shows on UAE’s National Day, Eid, Ramadan and other events.
The Emirate of Dubai is known for its spectacular celebrations; be it New Year’s Eve, UAE’s National Day or any other commemorative day for that matter. Each year, Burj Khalifa conducts massive New Year’s celebrations. Situated about 10 to 15 minutes away, Dubai Opera is also known for throwing glorious New Year’s bashes every year. These are visible from all the communities of Jumeirah.
Many residents are headed to the malls in close proximity or within Jumeirah for Dubai Shopping Festival and Christmas discounts each year. The month-long festival is not only for great discounts but also for the visitors to be a part of entertaining activities like concerts and fireworks. Similarly, Eid holidays follow grand festivities in entertainment spots and malls. Apart from this, various landmarks of Jumeirah are regularly buzzing with the bustle of commemorative events, even otherwise, the community has no scarcity of festivities given the number of chic places.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Since most of the properties in Jumeirah are low-rise, you might not be able to enjoy the striking skylines of Dubai, nonetheless, the town makes up for the shortcoming with its ultra-urban lifestyle.
- 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)
- Commercial hubs such as Dubai Media City, Internet City and Dubai Marina are 20 minutes away