ABOUT MEADOWS 1
The Meadows is a fully established residential area located in one of the premium addresses of Dubai. Many prominent developments such as Emirates Hills, Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT) and Dubai Marina lie close to it. Also known as a high-end community, The Meadows sprawls across picturesque waterways and is bordered by verdant green landscapes. It features nine lakefront sub-communities or villa-based precincts. Meadows 1 is the precinct that lies in the north-western side of the community.
Al Tellal Street passes along the eastern boundary of Meadows 1, while First Al Khail Street borders it from the north. It offers a variety of layouts in the form of 3, 4 and 5-bed villas for sale and for rent.
IN A NUTSHELL
- One of the most trending areas to rent villas in The Meadows
- A part of a mature freehold development in Dubai
- One of the high-end addresses in Emaar’s Emirates Living community
- Is well-connected to other major road networks
- Lies between Al Tellal Street (Emirates Hills Road) and First Al Khail Street (D86)
- As compared to most of the other sub-communities, it offers convenient entrance and exit points
The sub-community of Meadows 1 features multiple clusters of two-floor houses and tree-lined streets that run between the clusters. These boulevards are numbered from one to 14. Each cluster contains houses arranged in a single or double row. Since the area is adjacent to Address Montgomerie golf course, the sub-community offers spectacular views of the expansive green landscapes.
- Many properties include exclusive amenities
- Features a magnificent lake at the centre
- Offers views of the golf club, the JLT skyscrapers and other lakefront communities
There are two secured access points at opposite ends which are served by the 1st Street. The sub-community offers a peaceful environment by including a large gleaming lake in its heart. For a recreational time outdoors, residents can either stroll the neighbourhood or lay back and relax by the lake.
PROPERTIES IN MEADOWS 1
A majority of residential properties in Meadows 1 comprise three, four and five-bed villas. These houses feature an array of amenities that range from standard facilities to exclusive luxuries. Every villa is furnished with ceramic tiles, marble stairs, designer kitchen cabinetry and spacious bedrooms with built-in wardrobes. They also come with balconies or terraces, private carports, a room for maid and a backyard.
The size of a 3-bed villa starts from 3,089 sq. ft., while the average area lies at 3,447 sq. ft. The covered area of a 4-bed villa ranges between 3,624 sq. ft. and 4,500 sq. ft. An average 5-bed villa measures around 3,805 sq. ft. but the occupied space of some can go over 4,931 sq. ft.
Based on visitors’ stats, out of the nine areas in The Meadows, properties in this sub-community receive the most search clicks on Bayut.com. Families looking for rental villas in Meadows 1 are offered several multi-bedroom options to choose from.
- The price of a three-bedroom villa for rent starts from approximately AED 150k and goes up to AED 250k per year
- The annual rates for renting four-bed houses in Meadows 1 ranges from AED 185k to AED 300k
Those with a larger family can opt for rental 5-bed villas that come for a yearly rate between AED 200k and 250k. Houses that are furnished or semi-furnished are available with slightly higher rents.
When comparing popular areas for buying houses in The Meadows, this sub-community has recently ranked second on the popularity scale. It is therefore quite evident that the freehold properties here have garnered a considerable amount of interest by investors. Here is a glance at how the sales trend currently stands in this sub-community.
- The asking price of 3-bed villas in Meadows 1 lies between AED 3M and AED 4M
- The demand for 4-bedroom houses for sale can go over AED 5.4M
Those villas that have huge plot sizes and upgraded amenities are sold at high-end prices. A larger property such as a five-bed house can cost you anywhere around AED 4M and AED 6.5M. A few properties on the offer are exclusively renovated and may include extended spaces.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN MEADOWS 1
Since the neighbourhood has quick access to Sheikh Zayed Road, transportation near Meadows 1 is hassle-free for private transport users. Being next to First Al Khail Street, it is well-connected to the eastern and western regions of the Emirates Living.
Public transportation service isn’t operational in the area but the nearest metro station, Damac Metro Station, is at a distance of approximately seven minutes. Another option for public transport users in Meadows 1 include taxis, which are sometimes tough to find during peak hours.
For convenience and comfort, it is seen that families prefer commuting in their private transports. Since the area is designed for families, properties come with car porches that can accommodate up to two cars. Parking option for guests include the paved parking spaces in Meadows 1 that curve around every cluster.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR MEADOWS 1
Supermarkets near Meadows 1 are located in the neighbouring areas such as Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT) and The Springs. The nearest supermarket, Carrefour, is located across First Al Khail Street in Red Diamond Building. In Jumeirah Lake Towers, you will find Zoom, Spinneys and Blue Planet Green People as well as multiple branches of Carrefour. After an 11-minute drive, residents can reach Spinneys based in The Town Centre.
MOSQUES NEAR MEADOWS 1
Most mosques near Meadows 1 are scattered around a four-kilometre radius, which will take approximately five to eight minutes to reach. Some of the places where one can offer prayers are Tiffany Mosque, Masjid Bani Hashim and Samad Mosque. Though, the nearest mosque to the sub-community is Masjid Al Wahhab near ENOC petrol station.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR MEADOWS 1
Close to the area, there are multiple places of worship that cater to different faiths. Seventh Day Adventist Church, Fellowship: A Church in Dubai and Emirates Baptist Church are the churches near Meadows 1 that one can drive to in under 15 minutes.
There are no temples near Meadows 1 within the 10-kilometre distance. The closest is Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Gurudwara that is accessible after a 15-minute drive. India Harnath Ke Jama Masjid is around an 18-minute drive away, while Mahamevnawa Buddhist Temple will take around 23 minutes to reach. Some of the Hindu temples are located at a distance of approximately 30 minutes.
SCHOOLS NEAR MEADOWS 1
There are ample options for primary and secondary education in the region. For preschoolers, the nursery options include:
- Raffles Nursery
- Dewdrops Nursery
- Oakfield Early Learning Centre
Schools near Meadows 1 are:
- Emirates International School Meadows
- Regent International School
- Dubai International Academy
Raffles Nursery Town Centre has a play-based setting and lets children learn through guided activities. Welcoming children of every nationality, they follow the British-based system that is The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. It will take around eight minutes to reach Raffles Nursery Town Centre. Strictly complying DHA (Dubai Health Authority), Dewdrops Nursery is another suitable choice for parents who are living in Meadows 1 due to its proximity. It is located across First Al Khail Street and will require a drive of 10 minutes. Oakfield Early Learning Centre is accessible in just a three-minute drive.
Based in The Meadows 4, Emirates International School Meadows is a private school system that caters to students from Early Years 1 to Year 13. Regent International School is located in The Greens, on a nine-minute drive away. It caters to Foundation Stage to Year 6 students. Dubai International Academy is situated in the eastern side of Emirates Hills. Its curriculum is based on International Baccalaureate (IB) systems such as Primary Years Program (PYP), Middle Years Program (MYP) and Diploma Program (DP).
As for higher education, the nearest options for students include Modul University and Synergy University in Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT). Modul University offers undergraduate, graduate as well as postgraduate programs in the fields of business development, real estate management, tourism and hospitality management, etc. Located on the 32nd floor of Platinum Tower in JLT, Synergy University is a Russian-based business school in Dubai.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR MEADOWS 1
Residents can seek healthcare from the following medical facilities:
- Marina Medical Centre
- Mediclinic Meadows
- American Hospital Clinic
There are multiple clinics near Meadows 1 and most can be found in Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT). These include Aster Clinic, American Medical Centre, SunFace Medical Aesthetic Centre, German Clinic and Sky Clinic Dental Centre. All of these are accessible within ten minutes by car.
Marina Medical Centre can be found in Dubai Marina after a drive of 12 minutes. It features a myriad of healthcare departments such as radiology, urology, dentistry, dermatology, laser hair removal, general medicine, paediatrics and more. One of the hospitals near Meadows 1 that offers a range of healthcare packages is Mediclinic Meadows.
The nearest sub-community within the development is Meadows 2 which lies to the west. It is more vibrant in the recreational aspect as it features multiple community parks, swimming pools, sports venues and two lakes.
The nearby residential communities to Meadows 1 include:
- Emirates Hills
- Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT)
- The Springs
Emirates Hills is present at the immediate east of the sub-community. It is separated by Al Tellal Street, offering uninterrupted views of the Address Montgomerie golf club to some houses. This upscale community has luxurious villas, some of which are home to celebrities. With several towering skyscrapers and various commercial amenities, Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT) lies in sharp contrast against the quaint villas and quiet lifestyle offered in Meadows 1. Bordering the master development from the south, the neighbourhood of The Springs is similar in characteristics. However, The Springs community is home to 14 sub-communities and also offers townhouses that start from 2-bed units.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR MEADOWS 1
There are plenty of options for retail therapy as malls near Meadows 1 are at a practical distance. These malls include:
- Dubai Marina Mall
- Nakheel Mall
- Ibn Battuta Mall
Dubai Marina Mall is one of the trendiest shopping destinations which is also a popular tourist spot. From high-street fashion labels to handbags, accessories and footwear brands and to electronics and home décor outlets, you will find an impressive mix of retail stores in Dubai Marina Mall. Some of the top fashion brands include H&M, Balmain, Ted Baker, Desigual and Tommy Hilfiger. For handbags, accessories and footwear brands, you can check out Aldo, Adidas, Kate Spade and Charles & Keith. Fragrance and cosmetic shops in Dubai Marina Mall include MAC, Sephora, Kiehl’s and The Body Shop.
Nakheel Mall in Palm Jumeirah is a newly established mall in Dubai. It is accessible under 10 minutes by car. Ibn Battuta Mall is set on a theme that revolves around the remarkable expeditions of the 14th-century Moroccan explorer. It is divided into six zones that are inspired by the places that Ibn Battuta visited, such as China, India, Persia, Egypt, Tunisia and Andalusia. It is based near The Gardens community and is on an approximately 12-minute drive away.
RESTAURANTS NEAR MEADOWS 1
A few restaurants near Meadows 1 are situated near ENOC petrol station on 1st Street. It will take merely a four-minute drive to reach there. These restaurants include:
- The Monk
- Pizza Hut
Some of the signature dishes at the Indo-Chinese restaurant called The Monk are woolly chicken noodles, Peking duck and Schezwan fried rice. Residents who want to dine at home can avail their food delivery service. Pizza Hut is another option for home delivery that is perfect for a pizza party at home. You can, of course, dine-in as well at this fast-food restaurant. People who fancy burgers and fries can visit Wendy’s. You will find a few upscale options in Emirates Hills such as Reform Social & Grill and Nineteen.
Cafes near Meadows 1 include Bouzet Jeddo, Public Café, The Coffee Club and The Hampton Café. At Bouzet Jeddo, you can enjoy preservative-free, healthy desserts as well as a range of speciality coffee and organic tea. Public Café is not just a casual dining spot where friends meet up but it is also a go-to place for many professionals. People are often found working on their laptops or having a business meeting at Public Café.
BEACHES NEAR MEADOWS 1
Located on a distance of 10 to 20 minutes, beaches near Meadows 1 are great for weekend staycations. For instance, JBR Beach has the five-star Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa as well as The Ritz-Carlton. At Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, visitors can indulge in sports, visit a spa, dine-in at one of the international restaurants or simply lounge on the beach. The Ritz-Carlton is a resort that has private beachfront and offers world-class spa facilities, six swimming pools and access to nine restaurants that offer beach-side dining.
There are many more leading beach resorts in Dubai where residents can visit to spend their holidays. Some of these include Habtoor Grand Resort, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina, Jumeirah Dar Al Masyag and more.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Some landmark and leisure attractions near Meadows 1 include:
- Marina Walk
- Ain Dubai at Bluewaters Island
- Address Montgomerie
Meadows 1 is situated in an ideal location where residents have access to many leisure spots and free activities to do in Dubai. For instance, you can visit the Marina Walk and go for a pleasant stroll across the buzzing promenade. The Marina Walk also features a multitude of eateries, popular retail outlets, exquisite spa facilities, several play areas for kids and access to dhow and yacht cruises.
Another leisure destination close to Meadows 1 is Bluewaters Island, whose centre of attraction is Ain Dubai – a large observation wheel. It also features The Cove Beach, The Ceaser’s Palace Bluewaters and several dining places and a myriad of upcoming retail outlets. If they take Sheikh Zayed Road (E11), residents can find Bluewaters Island after a drive of 16 minutes.
Rather exclusive leisure options, Address Montgomerie and Emirates Golf Club lie next to the sub-community. The former features a nine-hole par-3 course designed by Colin Montgomerie, while the latter is home to the award-winning The Majlis (par-72 course) and The Faldo (par-73 course).
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Recreational facilities near Meadows 1 include:
- Sports facilities
- Swimming pools
- Communal parks
The community offers multiple areas for outdoor activities. These include several communal parks, swimming pools, play area for kids, sports facilities and stations for barbeque parties. Fitness facilities near Meadows 1 include Elevation Fitness JLT, Fitness First Town Centre and Smart Fitness Gym. To follow a fitness routine at a dedicated facility, residents can visit Elevation Fitness JLT which is about five minutes away and Smart Fitness Gym that is on a distance of eight minutes. Both are located in two different clusters of the facing Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT). Fitness First, however, is based in the Town Centre that is accessible after a 10-minute drive.
Some of the nearby beauty and wellness facilities include:
- Joz Salon and Spa
- The Grove Salons
- Armada Spa and Wellness Centre
To get beauty and relaxation treatments, ladies can opt for Joz Salon and Spa that is conveniently located within Meadows 1. Other than hair, body and facial treatments for ladies, The Grove Salons also includes grooming services for gents. You can find it in Jumeirah Lake Towers, about eight minutes away by car. Armada Spa and Wellness Centre is another facility in JLT that offers a range of salon services as well as spa treatments.
Residents can look forward to many upcoming events that will be part of the Emirates Living area. Some of the events that have taken place include Emirates Living Movie Night, 2019 Community Garden Challenge, Chinese New Year and winter festivities.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
The social community groups that residents can join on Facebook include The Meadows Community as well as Springs & Meadows.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
When comparing the pros and cons of living in The Meadows, you will note that even though it is an older development with limited public transport options, it offers a multitude of benefits. Meadows 1, however, has a better edge over other sub-communities in terms of proximity to main roads as well as public transport access. Also, since the area is close to commercial amenities offered at Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT), living in Meadows 1 is ideal for professionals working there.