Located in Arabian Ranches on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311), Palmera is a villa and townhouse enclave comprising more than 600 residential units. Developed by Emaar, Palmera is one of the most sought-after sub-communities in Arabian Ranches, which itself is Dubai's most popular area for buying villas. With its location next to the Al Qudra Road (D63), the Palmera also faces the Arabian Ranches 2 community.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Part of Arabian Ranches master community
- Conveniently connected to the city centre through major road networks
- Proximity to world-class amenities
- Pet-friendly neighbourhood
- Variety of villas and townhouses for rent and sale
As part of the larger Dubailand development, Arabian Ranches exemplifies suburban living in the emirate. The area is ideal for professional couples and families who seek calm and serenity in a community setting. Some of the highlights of the community include:
- Tracks for walking pets
- Proximity to a world-class golf course
- Lush, green landscapes
The sub-community of Palmera is further divided into four clusters named Palmera 1, 2, 3 and 4.
PROPERTIES IN PALMERA
Properties in Palmera comprise over 600 villas and townhouses. These are 2, 3 and 4-bedroom Spanish-styled residential units with amazing views of the lake and the community. Coverages range from approximately 1,900 sq. ft. to 6,000 sq. ft. The interiors feature decorative colour palettes and superior finishes.
- Rental prices for villas in Palmera begin at AED 100k per year
- Villas for sale in Palmera begin at AED 1.6M
To start off, 2-bedroom villas in Palmera comprise 2 ensuite bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, fully fitted kitchen and open plan living and dining area. Residents also get balcony and roof access. Outside there’s a landscaped garden as well as a covered parking area.
- Renting a 2-bedroom villa in Palmera costs between AED 100k and AED 145k per year
- One can buy a 2-bedroom villa for up to AED 2M
Moving on, 3-bedroom villas in Palmera feature 3 ensuite bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, plus an additional room that can be used as a study or maid’s/driver’s/storage room.
- 3-bedroom villas for rent cost between AED 125k and AED 190k per year
- One can buy a 3-bedroom villa in Palmera for approx. AED 3M
Finally, we have 4-bedroom villas in the sub-community that have 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. These spacious villas also comprise a laundry/storage room, as well as a maid’s room.
- Typical rental price for 4-bedroom villas are AED 175k per year
- One can buy a 4-bedroom villa for AED 3.3M
Townhouses in Palmera also features similar layouts, with en-suite bedrooms with balconies offering park and pool views.
- Townhouse rental prices begin at AED 125k per year
- One can buy a 2-bedroom townhouse in Palmera for up to AED 1.9M
- One can buy a 3-bedroom townhouse in Palmera for up to AED 2.4M
Rental and sales prices in Palmera range from moderate to expensive, depending on the size. The sub-community is among the top 5 most popular areas in Arabian Ranches
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN PALMERA
RTA buses and taxis are the main modes of public transportation in Palmera. The RTA bus route F30 operates from and to Mall of the Emirates. Residents can easily find taxis at The Ranches Souk and the community Retail Centre. Nearest metro stations include First Abu Dhabi Bank, Mall of the Emirates and Sharaf DG.
As far as parking spaces in Palmera are concerned, each residential unit provides covered parking for two vehicles. Those who drive their own vehicles can experience traffic congestion during rush hour in the morning and evening at the exit points of Arabian Ranches.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR PALMERA
The many amenities available to the residents of this sub-community also include several supermarkets near Palmera. There is a Carrefour store in the community as well as in Arabian Ranches 2. Likewise, there’s also a Spinney’s in the nearby Motor City, just 9 minutes from Palmera via car.
MOSQUES NEAR PALMERA
There are a couple of mosques near Palmera within the Arabian Ranches community. The nearest is the Masjid Salam, located at the border of the Dubai Pool Club and Palmera. Another mosque close to the sub-community is Al Rahman Mosque near the Retail Centre.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR PALMERA
Churches near Palmera include Emirates Baptist Church, Christ Church Jebel Ali and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
There’s also a Sikh gurudwara by the name of ‘Gurunank Darbar.’ Hindu temples near Palmera are located 35 minutes away in the Bur Dubai area.
SCHOOLS NEAR PALMERA
The sub-community is well-served in terms of educational facilities. Schools near Palmera include:
- Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS)
- Ranches Primary School
- GEMS Metropole School
JESS, located within Arabian Ranches, offers UK curriculum till Year 11 and then IB curriculum until Year 13. Ranches Primary School is located in the Arabian Ranches 2 area, and it also offers British syllabus. Parents who prefer the American curriculum can send their children to GEMS Metropole School in Motor City.
Nurseries near Palmera include:
- Raffles Nursery
- Jebel Ali Village Nursery
- Blossom Nursery
Raffles Nursery follows the British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for children aged two till four. It is located in Saheel sub-community of Arabian Ranches.
As far as higher education is concerned, the Duba International Academic City is located just 17 minutes from Palmera, where students can find institutions like Heriot-Watt University Dubai, University of Birmingham Dubai and American University in the Emirates.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR PALMERA
Residents don’t have to travel far to access quality healthcare facilities. Hospitals near Palmera include:
- Mediclinic Parkview Hospital
- Al Zahra Hospital
- Saudi German Hospital
Mediclinic Parkview Hospital is located just 10 minutes from Palmera on Umm Suqeim Road. The hospital has been developed recently and offers state-of-the-art medical facilities to patients.
Clinics near Palmera include:
- Aster Clinic
- Mediclinic Arabian Ranches
- Mediclinic Meadows
The nearest pharmacy is at the Retail Centre within the community.
Another nearby area is Motor City, which is a top destination in Dubai, thanks to leisure options like the Dubai Autodrome. Speaking of entertainment options, Global Village is just 12 minutes away from Palmera.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR PALMERA
Located 10 minutes from Palmera is the Arabian Ranches Retail Centre. This is a small community mall with a few stores like Carrefour, Custom Shop and Faces. A slightly larger community mall over at Arabian Ranches 2 is Ranches Souk. This a two-floor community mall with more than 35 retail outlets, featuring brands such as:
Other stores include Virgin Megastore, Hour Choice, MAC Cosmetics, Holland & Barret and Mr & Mrs Button. There’s also a lifestyle club inside the souk which has a swimming pool, gymnasium and tennis courts.
For a full-fledged shopping experience, residents of the sub-community can head to Mall of the Emirates, which is Dubai's top mall near Palmera. Located just 23 minutes away via Umm Suqeim Road, Mall of the Emirates is a premier shopping, dining and leisure destination in Dubai.
RESTAURANTS NEAR PALMERA
There are several top-notch cafes and restaurants near Palmera. Eateries at the Retail Centre include:
- Shakespeare & Co
- Pizza Hut
- Burger King
- Al Arab
- Man’Oushe Street
- Costa Coffee
- Caribou Coffee
You can also head to the Ranches Souk, where you will find dining options like:
- Chez Sushi
- Bateel Café
For fine-dining, one can head to the Arabian Ranches Golf Club, just 12 minutes from Palmera. There you will find the upscale Arabian Ranches restaurant and a sports bar as well.
BEACHES NEAR PALMERA
If you love swimming, you can always access the community pool in Palmera. Beach lovers, on the other hand, have to make a 30-minute trip to reach beaches like JBR Beach, Jumeirah Beach and Kite Beach. There you can engage in a host of water-based activities, such as kayaking, paddle-boarding and jet skiing. Jumeirah Beach, for instance, has gyms along with jogging and cycling tracks.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
There are several landmarks near Palmera, such as the Arabian Ranches Golf Club. As far as leisure activities are concerned, residents of the sub-community are spoilt for choice. Popular options include:
- Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club
- Global Village
- IMG Worlds of Adventure
Golf enthusiasts can head to the Arabian Ranches Golf Club with a beautiful 18-hole, par 72 desert-styled championship course. There is also a training facility at the club for players of all levels. Residents of Palmera can also take membership at the club.
Those who love horse-riding can also join the Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club, also located in the community. You can also attend local and international polo events at this club, as well as avail facilities like a gym, swimming pool and spa.
Also located near Arabian Ranches is Global Village that features multi-cultural pavilions. This leisure attraction comes alive every winter in Dubai, and visitors can head to different pavilions for dining, shopping and entertainment events.
Finally, IMG Worlds of Adventure is yet another leisure attraction near Palmera. Located 12 minutes away, IMG is the world’s largest indoor theme park which features rides and games with action hero and cartoon themes. IMG also has a 12-screen Novo Cinemas theatre.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Palmera, as well as its master community, encourages residents to make the most of the outdoors. In fact, it is a common sight to see people jogging and cycling on dedicated tracks, and even taking their pets out for a stroll. The community also has landscaped parks, BBQ areas, sports facilities and swimming pools to keep children and adults engaged in a variety of outdoor activities.
Fitness enthusiasts can head to:
- Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club gymnasium
- Fitness First (Arabian Ranches 2)
- Optimal Fitness Centre
Beauty salons near Palmera include:
- NStyle Beauty Lounge
- Belle Femme
- The Loft Fifth Avenue, Mudon
Gents can head to Marquee Hair Salon at the golf club.
Life in Palmera is all about community living. As part of Arabian Ranches, residents of the sub-community can engage in shopping, entertainment and cultural events throughout the year, particularly around festivals like Eid, Diwali and Christmas.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
Palmera residents can stay connected with the wider community online through the Arabian Ranches Community Facebook group. Expat ladies can also join The Ranches Ladies group.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
For those who wish to live in Palmera, it is preferable they have their own car. The community is very peaceful and you can only expect the noise of kids playing outside or the occasional sounds of cars racing in the nearby Autodrome.
All in All, Palmera is one of the best villa-sub communities in Dubai with all modern amenities located nearby. It is also an excellent option for those who those love the outdoors, and especially those who have pets.
- 11 minutes away from Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311)
- 12 minutes from Global Village
- Downtown Dubai is 25 minutes away
- It takes 25 minutes to reach Dubai International Airport