Maeen is a villa-only community in The Lakes, a new lakeside development in Dubai. Adjacent to Jebel Ali Racecourse, the master project is developed by Emaar Properties. The Lakes has 600 villas in 6 sub-districts and Maeen is at the centre. Its location brings it closer to the Lakes Club and other nearby amenities. Villas and townhouses here are based on 14 different floor plans. These houses are surrounded by landscaped lawns and water figures.
The construction of this innovative waterfront community featuring freehold properties started in 2003 and ended in 2005. In fact, The Lakes is considered as one of the first few communities that introduced freehold properties for expats in Dubai.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Villa sub-community in The Lakes
- Tucked at the centre of the community
- Direct access to Lakes Club
- Modern community facilities
- A variety of properties for rent and sale
Living in Maeen means you are at the centre of The Lakes. The community is surrounded by residential sub-districts and manicured lawns. Hence, it presents a family-friendly neighbourhood where residents can enjoy:
- 24-hour security
- Sports courts, jogging and bicycling tracks
- Private swimming pool
The interconnected walkway gives easy access to communal and nearby amenities including the community centre, daycare centre and Lakes Club. It also connects residents to the Montgomerie Clubhouse.
PROPERTIES IN MAEEN
There are 251 ready properties in Maeen, 27 of which are luxurious lakeside villas. However, you will find every other home with a beautiful view and surrounding. Here, each unit has access to a landscaped garden and BBQ area with benches in the backyard. The area typically offers 3-bed, 4-bed, 5-bed and 6-bed villas and townhouses available for rent and sale.
- The lowest you would pay to rent a villa in Maeen is approximately AED 155k.
- A standard 3-bedroom house costs somewhere between AED 155k and AED 175k.
Rents are paid per annum while some realtors also offer flexible payment schedules through multiple cheques. One can also buy villa in Maeen or invest in a property as prices are market competitive.
- Sales prices of 3-bed villas in Maeen start from AED 2.6M.
- 4-bedroom houses are available for AED 4.24M to AED 4.4M.
Sale prices and rents for properties in Maeen vary depending on the plot size and number of bedrooms. Generally, plot sizes vary from 2,000 sq. ft. to 2,781 for 3-bed units while 4-bedroom villas in Maeen span across 3,516 sq. ft. to 3,620 sq. ft.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN MAEEN
Maeen is serviced by bus-links and metro stations both. Dubai Internet City Metro Station 2 is the nearest while Nakheel and DAMAC Metro stations are also in the vicinity. Moreover, one can board feeder bus 30 from The Lakes Turnoff 1 or 2. It will further connect you to key commercial and residential areas including Dubai Marina, JLT, Knowledge Village, Business Bay and Safa Park. Another popular mode of transportation in Maeen is online cab service.
As for parking spaces in Maeen, residents do not have to worry. Villas and townhouses have built-in covered parking facility with enough capacity for visitors’ vehicles as well.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR MAEEN
Choithrams, a popular supermarket chain is within The Lakes. It is also the only supermarket near Maeen. Other options are 7 to 10 minutes away, such as ZOOM Mart and Carrefour in Al Barsha and Choithrams in The Greens community.
MOSQUES IN MAEEN
While there are no mosques in Maeen, residents can find a few in the neighbourhood. Greens Mosque and Hamel Al Ghaith are only a short drive away.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR MAEEN
Those looking for a Hindu temple near Maeen must note that there’s a bunch of options on Al Fahidi Street such as Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir, Shree Krishna Haveli and Shiva Temple. However, these require a good 30-minute long drive.
On the other hand, a few churches near Maeen are directly accessible. These include Fellowship Church and Seventh Day Adventist Church in Arjaan Hotel.
SCHOOLS NEAR MAEEN
Parents won’t find it hard to find educational institutes nearby. There are two nurseries in The Lakes;
- Raffles Nursery
- Jebel Ali Village Nursery, The Lakes branch
Jumeirah International Nursery and Gardenia Nursery are also close by. On the other side, schools near Maeen include:
- Dubai International Academy – Emirates Hills
- Greek School UAE
- Regent International School
Dubai International Academy follows the IB Primary Years Programme for students aged 3 to 12, Middle Years Programme for 11 to 16-year-old students and the Diploma Programme for higher grades. The institute also offers Career-related Programme (CP) for specialisation.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR MAEEN
Residents will find quite a few medical facilities in the neighbouring districts. Clinics and hospitals near Maeen include:
- Mediclinic Meadows
- Saudi German Hospital
- American Hospital Dubai
Also, there are some pharmacies in JLT about 11 minutes from the community.
The Lakes and its sub-communities are surrounded by mature residential districts. Maeen is surrounded by sister communities; Forat, Ghadeer, Deema, Hattan and Zulal. Nearby areas include:
Emirates Hills, also developed by Emaar Properties is the next-door neighbour. The area is also in proximity to key commercial districts such as Dubai Internet City, Media City and Knowledge Village. Further, residents can easily access Dubai Marina – the hub of leisure and commercial activities.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR MAEEN
One can find some malls near Maeen accessible via cars or public transport. Popular options include:
- Al Barsha Mall
- Dubai Marina Mall
- Mall of the Emirates
Al Barsha Mall is ideal for perfect retail therapy while the other two options are also suitable to hang out with friends and family. Especially, there are many activities in the Mall of the Emirates for kids and adults alike. Besides bouncing on a trampoline or climbing up the wall, one can also meet and pet king penguins at the mall.
RESTAURANTS NEAR MAEEN
There are fast-food chains, cafes and diners in Al Barsha Mall such as:
- Baydar Labenese Restaurant
- Papa Pingo
- Pizza Hut
- London Dairy
- The Tea Cup
- The Desert Club
Other fine dining options are in the nearby localities. These restaurants near Maeen include Al Kamil Restaurant and Billiard, Nando’s and Wagamama Japenese Canteen.
BEACHES NEAR MAEEN
While the community is all about serene lakes and lawns, residents can also head for the beaches near Maeen. The popular options are JBR Beach and Barasti Beach. JBR beach offers water sports and adventurous activities including banana boating and parasailing.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
The Lakes is located in the heart of Dubai close to popular tourist attractions and entertainment hubs. Dubai Marina, the biggest leisure destination is only a short drive away. Notable landmarks in the area are;
- Emirates Golf Club
- Address Montgomerie
- Jebel Ali Racecourse
- Dubai Marina Walk
If you crave for some cruise tours, The Yellow Boat in Dubai Marina Yacht Club is a few minutes away. Moreover, a boutique hotel in Palm Jumeirah – Atlantis, The Palm is 18 minutes away.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
The Lakes Club is a family-favourite attraction in the area. It is a 30,000 sq. ft. community centre with a giant pool, gym, cafes, aerobic studio, convenience retail store, daycare centre and sports courts for squash, tennis and volleyball. Therefore, Maeen residents don’t have to go far to exercise or de-stress.
Moreover, some spas and salons are accessible like;
- Tips and Toes
- The Nail Spa (TNS)
- Joz Salon and Spa
- W Gents Salon, JLT
The community is also rich in parks with great outdoors. One can jog on the tracks or take pets for a walk in Dog Park in The Greens community. Lailak Park and Al Barsha 3 Community Park are also in the vicinity.
Maeen has a happening environment. There are several recreational activities held at the Lakes Club. One can participate in tournaments held in the sports courts. Moreover, golfers in the area are happy with the big and famous golf tournaments held in The Montgomerie Golf Club and Emirates Golf Course.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
To stay updated, prospective residents can join the parent community’s Facebook group, The Lakes, Dubai.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Maeen won’t be the right fit for those who look for a vibrant surrounding. Despite the clubhouse and facilities, The Lakes is relatively quiet. This is because the area is ideal for families with children. It offers a range of accommodation plans in a gated community.