ABOUT MOTOR CITY
An iconic community that was once a part of the larger Dubailand development, Motor City has grown into a coveted residential community with picturesque cobbled streets and spacious properties. The district offers a laid-back community in Dubai that is ideal for families and is an exciting hub for the motorsport enthusiasts. It is a self-contained community with an array of facilities and amenities found right within it. Be it places for shopping and dining, healthcare centres, educational institutions, parks, entertainment or other leisure and fitness activities, Motor City has an attractive collection of options for everything.
As the name suggests the area, has been developed on a motor-sport theme by Union Properties and includes residential buildings, commercial towers, motorsport facilities, retail and more. It is also home to the fantastic motorsport circuit of the city, Dubai Autodrome. It is located adjacent to the Dubai Sports City community and Dubai Studio City neighbourhood.
IN A NUTSHELL
- A self-contained city within a city.
- Developed on a motorsport theme making it a haven for its enthusiasts.
- Home to the city’s very own motorsport circuit, Dubai Autodrome.
- Offers a collection of villas and apartments for rent and sale as well as commercial spaces.
- Perfect for a varied range of people from singles and professionals to families.
- Provides modern facilities and amenities.
Promoted as a mixed-use community, it is a fantastic development in Dubai. As a largely self-contained mini-city, the benefits of living in Motor City are several. Similar to most places in Dubai, you can find an immense range of nationalities as well as varied age brackets when it comes to the residents here. The overall lifestyle in the community is healthy and laid back as the structure of the community widely encourages outdoor activities.
Motor City is a great place for families that look for a considerably quiet lifestyle as it is less hectic compared to other commercial districts in Dubai. Also, the neighbourhood is covered in lush greenery providing a serene environment and fresh air, another added benefit is that it is a pet-friendly community.
PROPERTIES IN MOTOR CITY
The apartments in Motor City range from studios to 4-bedroom residences and are available for both rent and sale. While the villas in the area are part of the Green Community, they offer a range of beautiful 3 to 6-bedroom family homes. Offering a variety of experiences for different interests and age groups, people find Motor City an exciting place to move into. Starting at around AED 360k for a studio flat, the sale prices for apartments go all the way up to AED 3.4M for a 3-bedroom unit. You can also rent a studio in Motor City, the annual price starts from AED 42k, whereas for a 3-bedroom apartment the price starts from upwards of AED 110k.
Meanwhile, families looking to rent villas in Motor City can expect to pay an annual amount of AED 175k or more for a well-built 3-bedroom house here. The starting prices progressively go up for the villas here, 5-bedroom villas are priced from AED 240k. As a suburban neighbourhood with numerous amenities provided for the residents, the rental villas in the Green Community are a safe haven for families and feature several children’s activities to keep your little ones engaged.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN MOTOR CITY
When it comes to parking spaces in Motor City, there isn’t much to worry about as most apartments and villas here provide dedicated parking spaces for the residents. However, you might want to be wary of traffic build-up in the narrower streets such as the Uptown area. Due to the ongoing constructions in the residential areas, these streets can get quite congested during rush hour.
Public transportation in Motor City is limited. There is no direct metro to the area but you can reach there via F29 bus from the Mall of the Emirates metro station or take a taxi from the Dubai Internet City metro stop. You can also hail taxi cabs from Uptown Motor City at times, although it would be best to book one early on.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Supermarkets in Motor City
There are several supermarkets in Motor City dotted around for your convenience. For starters, there is a Spinneys, Carrefour and Blue Mart supermarket. You would not have to worry too much about any grocery shopping as there are several other stores spread across the neighbourhood. There is a Spinneys Market in the Green Community and if you are looking for a convenience store, you will be well-served by the Zoom outlet here.
If you are a pet owner, you don’t have to worry about getting your little companion its necessities as there is also the Pet Corner, which is a convenient pet store in Motor City. Another great place is The Cycle Hub, an all-around modern bicycle store that also works as a café. They have all sorts of branded kids’, road and mountain bikes and accessories along with servicing. Another similar store is the Revolution Cycles.
Churches, Temples and Mosques in Motor City
For fulfilling your needs of spiritual worship, there are a handful of mosques in Motor City, namely, Al Eman Mosque, Al Adel Mosque and Sharbatly Mosque.
For those who follow other faiths, there is the Redeemed Christian Church of God just a 16-minute drive away from Motor City and the Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Gurudwara Hindu Temple in Jebel Ali is 23 minutes away.
Schools in Motor City
There are plenty of educational institutions in Motor City and nearby. For the little ones, some of the nurseries in Motor City are Jebel Ali Nursery and Emirates British Nursery. For schooling, the GEMS Metropole School is one of the most popular schools for residents with children, it offers the UK curriculum from FS1 to Year 13. Living in Motor City also makes a great choice for university students as it is only less than 30 minutes away from several universities located nearby such as American University in Dubai, Middlesex University, Modul University and more.
Clinics and Hospitals in Motor City
Motor City is very well-equipped when it comes to healthcare facilities. There are several clinics and some hospitals situated at different intervals for your convenience. There is the Medcare Medical Centre, Emirates Hospital Day Surgery & Medical Centre, Health Bay as well as Cambridge Medical & Rehabilitation Centre to name a few.
Top 5 Areas in Motor City
Uptown Motor City is the most popular of the top 5 areas in Motor City. Renters can choose from a range of studios to 3-bedroom apartments in Uptown Motor City. The next in line for the top areas in Motor City is the enclave of villas, Green Community, that makes a wonderful destination for a pleasant family living.
Easton Court comes next in the list of popular areas, where you can find a number of spacious apartments followed by Dicken House and Weston Court, all offering a selection of apartments for your liking.
Motor City sits right next to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and is surrounded by several top communities of Dubai. It has Arabian Ranches, Dubai Studio City and Dubai Sports City at each of its sides. The area is also very close to Dubai Miracle Garden and Dubai Butterfly Garden as well as Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai Sports City.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
Malls in Motor City
There are a few great malls in Motor City that can be your perfect shopping fix for a lazy day. The Ribbon is a large beautifully designed mall that gives off a California vibe and is a popular favourite. There is also the First Avenue Mall that serves as a great spot for shopping and dining.
Restaurants in Motor City
Dining is never a problem here as there are a plethora of varied restaurants, cafes and fast food joints available. You can find several gourmet restaurants in Motor City that can meet your choice of taste in various cuisines. There is the Curry Box that offers contemporary Indian cuisine, Cedar Tree for those looking for Lebanese food or Little Bangkok for urban Thai delicacies. There are also multiple cafes and casual dining outlets for residents to visit.
There are several fast food joints such as Hardees, Subway, KFC and more. You can also find other popular places such as Nando’s, Wendy’s, Zaatar w Zeit and many more spread around various locations in Motor City. You also have several coffee shops such as Starbucks, Caffe Nero, Caribou Coffee, Pretzel World and more.
Beaches near Motor City
There are no beaches in Motor City, however, many of the popular beaches are less than 30 minutes away. You can reach the Jumeirah Beach in just 25 minutes or the JBR Beach in less than that. The Marina Beach is only 22 minutes away or you can find yourself in the Public Beach in Jumeirah, just 19 minutes by car.
Leisure Activities and Notable Landmarks
The most notable attraction in Motor City is probably the Dubai Autodrome, the fantastic motorsport circuit in Dubai for cars and bike races as well as for the use of experience days, karting and corporate events. It is an awesome place for motorsport enthusiasts to enjoy. The karting is for all levels of experience and laser tag, making it perfect for the ones that are new to the sport.
Outdoor Activities, Fitness and Beauty.
Whether it's an early morning jog, an evening stroll or taking your kids for some quality time in the open air away from PC or tablet screens, Motor City has spaces for it all. Gatton Park and Eastlands Park are two of the parks in Motor City. The community is also in close proximity to Safa Park and the Rugby Park in the neighbouring Dubai Sports City.
For those who strive to keep in shape, there is a Fitness First directly in the community. Featuring the latest training techniques, providing group exercise classes and a lot more fun activities, this internationally branded fitness centre is a perfect option for those wondering about gyms in Motor City.
You can also find a wonderful collection of salons and spas in Motor City for your self-care necessities. The Thai Professional Spa is a popular favourite to get a perfect massage in a relaxing environment. The Transformbody Ladies Centre is another great place loved by many. Some other options available are Kapok Spa Relaxation Centre, Chi Nail Spa, Dreamworks Spa as well as Eternal Lotus Ladies Salon & Spa.
Things to Consider.
One of the things to consider if you plan to move to Motor City is that it is not so great for people who rely on public transport as there is no metro connection and the bus routes are very few and only go to limited locations. Another factor to take note of is that if you are someone who prefers the city lights and towering skyscrapers, you might find the area too quaint for you.
- Dubai International Airport is conveniently located just 25 minutes away.
- The major highway, Sheikh Zayed Road, is only 19 minutes away from Motor City.
- Downtown Dubai with the tallest building Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall, is 25 minutes away.