Situated in Dubailand, Liwan is a freehold development located at the intersection of Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311) and Dubai - Al Ain Road (E66). This gives Liwan residents direct access to a number of prominent areas in the city, such as Arabian Ranches, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Mudon and Dubai Sports City. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road has direct access to the Dubai International Airport, which means frequent travellers don't face challenges when it comes to commuting in and out of the city.
Liwan is a part of Dubailand, one of the largest districts in the city. Liwan lies on the eastern side of the district, near Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), where many new projects are emerging. Spread across an area of 13 million sq. ft., Liwan was launched by Dubai Holding in 2006. Comprised of beautifully designed outdoor spaces, property in Liwan consist of state-of-the-art apartments.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Suitable for singles and small families
- Properties consist of affordable apartments for rent and sale
- Close to various popular tourist attractions
- Located close to Dubai International Academic City (DIAC)
- Residential properties offer state-of-the-art facilities
- Located in the eastern region of Dubailand near DSO
Liwan offers a modern lifestyle, there are many amenities and facilities nearby. One can find that the area offers a relaxed environment. It is preferred by families due to its proximity to the schools and universities in Academic City. The area is known to have many green spaces throughout the entire neighbourhood.
Whether rental or freehold, the properties in Liwan are a true representation of an ideal residential community in Dubailand.
PROPERTIES IN LIWAN
Liwan is one of the best suburban areas in Dubai in terms of buying and renting an apartment.
Firstly, one will find a variety in terms of the number of rooms, the size and the amenities in each unit. The rental price of a 1-bedroom apartment in Liwan ranges between AED 32k to AED 60k. However, the price of a 2-bedroom apartment for rent in Liwan will range between AED 49k and AED 70k. Likewise, the rent of 3-bed flats in Liwan starts from AED 75k and goes up to AED 110k per annum.
If you’re interested in buying a property here, you’ll find that there are many options when it comes to 1, 2 and 3-bedroom flats. A 1-bed apartment in Liwan will cost anywhere between AED 360k and AED 693k, while a 2-bed apartment for sale will range from AED 560k to AED 960k. The 3-bedroom flats in Liwan are priced from AED 850k to AED 1.2M. These are larger apartments offering floor spaces between 1,500 sq. ft. and 1,800 sq. ft.
The most popular sub-community in Liwan is Queue Point. A mid-rise apartment complex developed by Al Mazaya Holdings. Most of the apartments are found in Queue Point.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN LIWAN
A majority of apartments in Liwan have reserved parking spots for residents. Also, there are quite a few public paid parking lots around the locality.
The nearest metro station is Rashidiya, which is 14 minutes away. There is a public bus route from Rashidiya metro station that connects to the community borders. It is a long walk from the bus stop to the residential part of Liwan. It is recommended to commute through taxi or your own vehicle.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Supermarkets near Liwan
There are several small marts and supermarkets near Liwan for everyday essentials. These include Carrefour Market, West Zone Fresh Supermarket, Choithrams, Spinneys and Good Market.
Churches, Temples and Mosques in Liwan
There is only one mosque in Liwan, Al Wasl Mosque. There are quite a few mosques in the nearby areas of Dubai Silicon Oasis and Nad Al Sheba.
The churches near Liwan include St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Dubai Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, both of which are about 16 minutes away. Those looking for a temple will find the nearest ones in the Bur Dubai district. The Shiva and Krishna Temples are located here, as well as the Sikh Gurudwara. It takes 30 minutes to reach Bur Dubai from Liwan.
Schools near Liwan
Liwan is ideal for families with young children as it is close to many nurseries and schools. Parents have a lot of options when it comes to nurseries, such as Toddlers International Nursery, Kids Zone Nursery and British Orchard Nursery, which are all a short drive away from the community. GEMS Wellington Academy is a notable school near Liwan. It offers both the International Baccalaureate (IB) and British curriculum. Indian International School is an Indian curriculum school near the community as well.
Moreover, Liwan is close to Academic City which is one of the most popular areas for students in Dubai. Many young adults have access to a number of worldwide accredited colleges and universities. Some of the universities near Liwan include Herriot-Watt University, University of Waterloo, Al Ghurair University, Murdoch University in Dubai, Zayed University and the University of Wollongong. In addition, the area is close to the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), an American higher education facility that offers various graduate and undergraduate programs.
Clinics and Hospitals near Liwan
Some of the prominent clinics near Liwan include Medicure Polyclinic, Nad Al Sheba Health Centre, Magnum Gulf Medical Center and Nadd Al Hamar Health Centre which are all less than 15 minutes away. Although there is no major hospital nearby, Fakeeh University Hospital in Academic City is not too far away.
Meanwhile, residents can rely on Dubai Healthcare City, home to some of the best clinics and hospitals in Dubai. This community is situated just 20 minutes away from Liwan. Finding a medical store is not a hassle either since a number of pharmacies are within walking distance in Liwan.
The apartments in Liwan lie close to the residential communities of Nad Al Sheba, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Academic City and International City. It is also near emerging suburban areas, such as Dubailand and Al Warsan.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
Malls near Liwan
The most easily accessible mall for residents of Liwan is the Cedre Shopping Centre, a small community mall in Dubai Silicon Oasis that caters to the daily shopping needs of residents. However, for those looking to hit a larger mall can take a short drive to Dubai Outlet Mall which is 8 minutes away. It houses many outlets with discounted prices of many major brands. The area is also fairly close to City Centre Me'aisem located in IMPZ.
If you’re looking for more shopping options then a quick 15-minute drive will lead you to City Centre Mirdif. Moreover, other malls near Liwan are Dragon Mart, which is 11 minutes away and Wafi Mall, just 14 minutes away.
Restaurants near Liwan
There are quite a few restaurants in Liwan. Many casual dining eateries such as Nakhat Al-Sham, Shakespeare and Co, Circle Cafe and Al Arrab are in Dubai Silicon Oasis. Casual eateries in Liwan offer a variety of cuisines, such as Lebanese, Italian and Indian.
Radisson Blu Hotel Apartments and Premier Inn Hotel offer fine-dining options with bar and lounge facilities. Other licensed eateries include Mr Toad’s Pub and Kitchen and Eighty 8 Lounge.
BEACHES NEAR LIWAN
Beach-lovers can access the coastal shore after a drive of about 20 minutes. Some of the beaches near Liwan include Marina Beach and Jumeirah Beach. There are a lot of activities on these beaches that visitors can indulge in, such as cycling and swimming. You can also enjoy some delicious post-swim refreshments.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
The neighbourhood offers family-friendly facilities in the middle of beautifully landscaped gardens. Other than providing residents with shops and restaurants, Cedre Shopping Center is home to a fun play area for children called Kids Jungle. This play area keeps children busy with a lot of fun activities such as dance classes.
Exhibiting the best from around the world under one roof, Global Village is about 11 minutes away from Liwan. This popular tourist attraction which is only open during winter time has dedicated pavilions that represent many major countries and their cultural masterpieces. Also, the huge IMG Worlds of Adventure, a famous theme park on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road is just 11 minutes away from the area. It is a favourite entertainment destination for UAE residents that features fun rides and a 7-star cinema geared with IMAX technology.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Currently, Liwan does not have many parks but there are many in neighbouring areas. For instance, Central Park is at a 3-minute walking distance, Dubai Silicon Park is 8 minutes away and Eastland Park in Motor City and Dubai Miracle Garden are both a 14-minute drive away.
Those looking to keep fit have many options. Neighbouring Dubai Silicon Oasis is home to well-known fitness centres such as Target Gym, Nitro Gym, Alfa Gravity Gym and Fitness4life. The gyms near Liwan offer a variety of classes and exercise programs as well as personal trainers to help you stay in shape.
There are plenty of salons and spas that cater to different beauty needs nearby. Such as Refinery Beauty Lounge, Sheba Beauty Lounge and Stella Beauty Lounge. Whether off-premise or within, the community offers everything one requires to lead a balanced lifestyle.
While Cedre Shopping Centre hosts various activities for children, residents of Liwan can also enjoy events in neighbouring areas. Such as Silicon Bazaar, a funfair that features plenty of leisure activities for children. This seasonal event usually takes place during winter, giving families an opportunity to shop, relax and have fun.
A few Facebook groups are available to join for community members. These are named Residents of Queue Point, Liwan and Liwan Queue Point Community. There is a special group for mothers in the area called Queue Point Liwan Mums.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Despite the fact that the locality of Liwan is well-connected to most areas of the city, it is comparatively difficult to commute to far-off areas that are not covered by public transportation. There are limited numbers of bus stops near Liwan. There are also many amenities near Liwan. It would be best to have your own vehicle if you are planning on living in Liwan.
- Dubai International Airport is accessible in 20 minutes
- Is neighboured by Dubai Silicon Oasis to the east and The Villa to the west
- Falcon City of Wonders lies towards the south
- Around half an hour away from Dubai Marina
- IMG Worlds of Adventure and Global Village are close by