One of the clusters of Akoya Oxygen, Sycamore is made up of freehold semi-attached and detached villas as well as plots. The villas are available in unit types ranging from 3-bedroom two-storey villas to 6-bed three-storey villas too. The sub-community has lush green walkways and is close to the Trump World Golf Club in the parent community.
Akoya Oxygen is a self-contained master community, featuring an array of clusters and is located away in the southern area of Dubai. It is a project of DAMAC properties, who launched it in December 2014. Currently, the project is under development and many of its phases have marked completion.
The master community is located in the mega area of Dubailand and is also known as Akoya O2, in light of its eco-friendly lifestyle. Once completed, Akoya Oxygen will serve as the first green residential address in the city and is one of the best off-plan projects, as per Bayut’s Annual Market Report for Dubai 2019.
IN A NUTSHELL
- One of the clusters in DAMAC Akoya Oxygen
- Offers freehold plots and villas
- Gated and self-reliant neighbourhood
- A 30 minutes’ drive from the centre of the city
- Close to Dubai – Al Ain Road (E66)
- Home to the Trump World Golf Club
Since Sycamore is one of the clusters of Akoya Oxygen, its residents enjoy access to shared amenities. Some of the popular points of interest in the community include:
- Lush green landscapes
- Shared pools
- Spacious and luxurious villas
The modern and luxurious villas are neatly aligned amidst lush green gardens and come in spacious layouts. The community centre houses a nursery, desert-inspired spa, yoga enclave, eateries, a nursery and medical centre for promoting a healthier and fulfilling lifestyle.
Residents enjoy an eco-friendly lifestyle since all villas make use of energy-efficient materials and solar water heating systems.
PROPERTIES IN SYCAMORE
Properties in Sycamore Cluster include residential villas and plots. You will find some ready villas that are available on a purchasing basis too, however, handover shall commence from 2021 only.
You will find residential villas in configurations including RH-M, R2-M RH-MG and R2-EM, with each of them boasting of further different unit types. These villas are spacious in nature, ranging from 3-bedroom villas to expansive 6-bedroom villas as well.
3-bedroom villas are spread over a floor area from 1,768.4 sq. ft. to 1,830 sq. ft. while 4-bedroom villas may measure between 2,369.67 sq. ft. and 2,719 sq. ft. Each bedroom in the villas comes en-suite with a bathroom. The kitchen, living room, dining room, garage and front yard lie on the ground floor and the bedrooms can be found on the upper floor. Most of the villas feature a maid’s room too.
5-bed and 6-bed villas consist of two floors above ground, with four bedrooms on the first floor and two bedrooms on the second floor. The average floor area of a 5-bed villa is around 4,545 sq. ft.
SALE TRENDS IN SYCAMORE
To buy a villa in Sycamore, you can take assistance from the listed sales trends.
- The price of a 3-bedroom villa starts from AED 1.2M and goes up to AED 1.8M.
- 4-bedroom villas are available from AED 1.3M to AED 2.1M.
- You can find 5-bedroom villas in sale prices from AED 1.5M to AED 2.2M.
- The price of 6-bedroom villas starts from AED 3.2M and goes up to AED 4.2M.
Due to their proximity to the Expo 2020 site and their affordable pricing, Akoya Oxygen villas for sale are a popular option amongst many prospective investors.
HOTELS NEAR SYCAMORE
Currently, the only hotel in the parent community is under construction, while most of the hotels near Sycamore lie in the established communities in proximity, such as the Abidos Hotel Apartment in Dubailand and Premier Inn Hotel in Dubai Silicon Oasis. Both of them are reachable within a 30-minute drive.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING IN SYCAMORE
Every villa in the community comes with a garage with spaces that can accommodate up to two cars at a time. Those with more than two vehicles as well as guests can utilise empty spaces on the streets.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION NEAR SYCAMORE
Given the location of the parent community in a region that is still under development, means of transportation near Sycamore, Akoya Oxygen are limited for the while. As such, it is necessary to note that residents will have to rely solely on their own conveyance till more development undergoes completion.
By taking a drive of around 36 minutes from Al Qudra Road towards Umm Suqeim Street and turning towards Sheikh Zayed Road, one can access the Dubai Metro. Mall of the Emirates Metro Station is the closest metro station near Sycamore, while some other options are accessible via Hessa Street (D61) too. By travelling through Jebel Ali – Lehbab Road (E77), one can reach UAE Exchange Metro Station in around 39 minutes.
The Akoya Shuttle Service stops at Juniper Bus Stop, Claret Bus Stop and Amazonia Bus Stop. All of these bus stops are reachable within an 8-minute drive.
For accessing any of the other bus stations near Sycamore, residents can drive to Al Qudra Road, where buses 66 and 67 service the bus stops and bus stations. At a 15-minute drive lie Rawdah Poultry Farm Bus Stop and Umm Nahad Intersection Bus Stop while Mira Town Centre Bus Stop and Dubai Virtual Reference Bus Station are reachable within 21 minutes.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR SYCAMORE
Currently, the only supermarket in the community is Carrefour Market, which is located at 200a, Lehbab Road. It proves adequate for purchasing all sorts of groceries and essentials that you may require, ranging from food items to electronics too. Carrefour Markets are not only ranked as amongst the best supermarkets in Dubai but on a global scale, owing to their high quality and a vast range of products.
To have the choice of buying from other options too, you can drive outside the community and find some supermarkets near Sycamore Cluster, such as:
- Al Lisaili Supermarket – 203, Saih Al Salam Street
- Spinneys – The Villa Centro Community Mall
- Choithrams – Layan, Wadi Al Safa 7
- New West Zone Supermarket – Windsor Residence
Al Lisaili Supermarket is 17 minutes away and fulfils all your essential grocery requirements. Spinneys and Choithrams are reachable within 25 minutes while New West Zone Supermarket is 30 minutes away.
Spinneys is well-known for its organic food items and comes with counters for meat, ready-made meals and ice-cream too. Choithrams is a popular supermarket brand, featuring high-end products from a vast range. New West Zone Supermarket is operated by the West Zone Group and offers food as well as non-food items under affordable pricing.
MOSQUES NEAR SYCAMORE
Muslims can find a few mosques outside the parent community, such as:
- Sheikh Khalifa Mosque
- Outlet Mall Masjid
- Abdullah Mosque – Umm Nahad
At a drive of 14 minutes, you will find Sheikh Khalifa Masjid, which is located at the Dubai – Al Ain Road Interchange adjacent to The Sevens Stadium, one of the top sports stadiums in Dubai. Outlet Mall Masjid is located at a 26-minute drive while Abdullah Mosque in the Umm Nahad area is 32 minutes away.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR SYCAMORE
For people of other faith, Dubai has many churches, temples and gurudwaras too. Christians can find some churches in Dubai, such as Life Church on Ras Al Khor Road adjacent to the Warsan community at a 32-minute drive, while Seventh Day Adventist Church is located 40 minutes away in Dubai Media City.
Hindu temples in the city are concentrated in the Bur Dubai community, which requires a drive of more than 40 minutes to reach. The community houses the renowned Shiva Temple, which attracts a number of individuals from the Hindu community every day. One will find a few other temples in Bur Dubai too, at the same distance.
For the Sikh community, Automech Gurudwara at a 31-minute drive is the closest option. Another option is the Guru Nanak Darbar, the largest Gurudwara in the Gulf region, which is reachable within a 35-minute drive.
SCHOOLS NEAR SYCAMORE
Outside of Akoya Oxygen in Dubailand, residents will find many educational options. The community of Dubailand is abundant in terms of schools and offers an array of institutes where your child can receive the best kind of education possible.
A few of the schools near Sycamore are:
- Fairgreen International School – 2/9, Al Qudra Street, Wadi Al Safa 7
- Jumeirah English Speaking School – 100, Wadi Al Safa 6 Street
- The Aquila School – Dubailand Residence Complex, Wadi Al Safa 5
- GEMS FirstPoint School – The Centro, Wadi Al Safa 5
- German International School Dubai – 7a/1, 1 Street, Al Rowaiyah 2, Mushraif
Each of these schools is reachable within a drive ranging from anywhere between 23 to 29 minutes. Fairgreen International School opened in September 2018 and is a part of the ESOL organisation. Jumeirah English Speaking School in Al Safa offers Foundation Stages, Key Stage 1 and 2 as well as Key Stages 3 and 4, catering to students from 2 to 16 years of age.
The Aquila School provides education from Kindergarten to Year 7 and follows the National Curriculum of England. GEMS FirstPoint School is a private and co-ed school that follows the British curriculum and caters to students from ages 3 to 18. Part of the German Ministry of Education, German International School Dubai is a private K-12 school that was founded in 2008.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR SYCAMORE
By driving outside the community, residents can avail healthcare at clinics and hospitals near Sycamore such as:
- Core Care Poly Clinic – Diamond Square, The Sustainable City
- Fakeeh University Hospital – Dubai Silicon Oasis
- HealthHub Clinic – Lynx Tower, Dubai Silicon Oasis
- Emirates Hospital Day Surgery & Medical Centre – Motor City
Core Care Poly Clinic is the closest option at a 22-minute drive while the rest of the options require a drive of around 27 minutes.
The community is close to the Dubai – Al Ain Road (E66) on the east, Jebel Ali – Lehbab Road (E77) to the south, Al Qudra Road (D63) to the west and Emirates Road (E66) to the north.
Some of the closest established areas near the community are:
- Dubai Outlet City
- The Villa
- Town Square
Dubai Outlet City is the area surrounding the Dubai Outlet Mall on Dubai – Al Ain Road (E66). There are a variety of freehold semi-attached customised villas and plots in this area, along with restaurants, schools, hospitals and entertainment venues in the vicinity.
The Villa is a freehold residential community established by Dubai Properties (DP) in alliance with Mazaya and features around 1,262 villas in different architectural styles, in addition to 163 plots. Dubai – Al Ain Road (E66) runs alongside this community.
Reem Dubai features a contemporary lifestyle and lies on the crossroads of Al Qudra Road (D63). It is a master project by Emaar Properties and is a modern desert oasis with a desert botanical park, camel riding tracks and go-karting tracks too.
Town Square neighbours Reem Dubai and consists of both apartments and townhouses on a freehold basis. It is a development of Nshama Group.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR SYCAMORE
At present, the malls in the community are still under construction. Till then, residents can drive to souks and malls in the neighbouring communities, the likes of which include:
- Dubai Outlet Mall
- Cityland Mall
Located on Al Ain Road (E66), Dubai Outlet Mall is 25 minutes away near the Dubai Bypass Road Interchange. You can engage in a complete shopping experience here at affordable rates as well as treat your appetite with its variety of restaurants. The mall also has internet cafes such as Tim Hortons and Starbucks.
Cityland Mall is located beside Global Village at Wadi Al Safa 4, E311 road at a drive of 29 minutes. Covering a floor area of around 1.2 million sq. ft. it is the first nature-inspired mall in the world. Its key highlight is The Garden, a sustainable space spanning 200,000 sq. ft. featuring cafes, restaurants and shaded seating areas. For entertainment, one can find the 10-screen VOX Cinemas here.
RESTAURANTS NEAR SYCAMORE
When it comes to dining options, residents will have to settle with restaurants outside the community since Akoya Oxygen is still under development.
For assuring your appetite, you can drive to some restaurants near Sycamore such as:
- New Al Tawoon Restaurant & Cafeteria
- Momento Cafeteria – Al Raed Emarat Filling Station, Dubai – Al Ain Road
- Dhaka Line Restaurant – Al Marmoom
- Roqn Al Marmoom – Street Saih Salam, Al Marmoom
- Al Fakhama Restaurant – Street Saih Salam
- Bella Italo – Skycourts Towers B, Dubailand
Roqn Al Marmoom is an Arabian restaurant while Dhaka Line Restaurant is a Bengali restaurant. Both of them are reachable within 17 minutes by car. New Al Tawoon Restaurant & Cafeteria is located at a 15-minute and serves Pakistani food while Momento Cafeteria, which is 18 minutes specialises in fast food.
Al Fakhama Restaurant serves grilled food along with items from Chinese and Indian menus. Bello Italo is an Italian restaurant at a 30-minute drive and serves different kinds of pizzas, lasagnes and pastas.
For some fine dining restaurants near Sycamore, you will have to drive around 24 minutes to The Grill Pit, which is located in Al Habtoor Polo Resort. A South African steakhouse, it features a full bar too and serves steak inspired from the region of Western Cape.
You can also find some nightlife options at a drive, including:
- Horse & Hound – Al Habtoor Polo Resort, The Villa
- Mr. Toad’s Pub & Kitchen – Premier Inn, Dubai Silicon Oasis
- Birdies Sports Lounge – Arabian Ranches Golf Club
Horse & Hound is located at a 24-minute drive while Mr. Toad’s Pub & Kitchen is 26 minutes away in Dubai Silicon Oasis. Birdies Sports Lounge, which is 32 minutes away, is the perfect place for sports fans to enjoy live sports events with friends.
BEACHES NEAR SYCAMORE
The parent community is quite far away from the Dubai coastline, making the beaches more than 30 minutes away. Al Sufouh Beach, the closest beach near Sycamore, lies at a 37-minute drive. As compared to other beaches in Dubai, Al Sufouh Beach allows you to enjoy the Arabian waters in a tranquil setting.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
The community will be a nature lover’s paradise when development marks completion, as there will be an array of golf courses, waterparks, lakes and lush green gardens. Moreover, residents will find retail and entertainment options at their disposal, thereby fulfilling all their needs.
In spite of Akoya Oxygen’s long distance from many of the notable areas in the city, residents can still find many recreational spots within less than 40 minutes by car. Some of the landmarks near Sycamore, Akoya Oxygen include:
- Al Qudra Lake
- Dubai Design District
- IMG Worlds of Adventure
At the closest spot lies the man-made desert oasis namely Al Qudra Lake, which is 29 minutes away in the southern region of Dubai, accessible Emirates Road (E611) as well as Dubai Al Ain Road (E66).
Not only is it one of the best camping places in the UAE, owing to its beautiful setting amidst artificial lakes, but the man-made oasis has a 86km long cycling path, food trucks and plenty of bird and animal species too.
To witness the chic and design-centric side of Dubai, you can head over to Dubai Design District, which is located 33 minutes away. Featuring numerous galleries and fashion galleries, the district is located adjacent to Business Bay and is besotted with creative marvels of various artists.
The district features pop-up shops, nightclubs, recreational sports facilities, cafes, LEGO workspaces and the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation. Many prominent companies have their offices in Dubai Design District too.
IMG Worlds of Adventure is 34 minutes away in the heart of Dubailand. A development of the Ilyas and Mustafa Galadri (IMG) Group, IMG Worlds of Adventure spans 1.5 million sq. ft. and receives around 20,000 visitors daily.
It is the largest temperature-controlled indoor amusement park in the world and comes with four themed areas, also known as the ‘Epic Zones’, in addition to a 12-screen Novo Cinemas.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Outdoor activities near Sycamore in Akoya Oxygen include:
- Landscaped gardens
- Trump World Golf Club Dubai
Residents of the community can breathe in fresh air, walk around on the landscaped gardens and keep themselves fit with the help of gyms and private swimming pools. The cluster will be home to many salons and spas too, including a communal yoga centre and a desert-inspired spa.
The Trump World Golf Club Dubai will be an 18-hole championship-standard course, which is being designed by Tiger Woods, the golfing superstar himself. Not only will it feature a state-of-the-art golf club but also you will find excellent restaurants as well as a Golf Pro shop.
The community centre of Akoya Oxygen will host events for the community upon completion.
Some of the most anticipated upcoming attractions are Dubai Rainforest, which will be the first rainforest in the parent community and the biggest as well. It will serve as an educational as well as cultural hub upon completion.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Once completed, Sycamore, Akoya Oxygen will follow in the footsteps of its parent community and offer the green and tranquil lifestyle that is the emphasis of DAMAC Properties. The community will be self-reliant with its own set of amenities such as eateries, schools, health centres and others.
However, the area is tucked away from the main areas of the city, such as Downtown Dubai and Sheikh Zayed Road. Moreover, one of the cons of living in Akoya Oxygen is that means of transport are not currently available within a short distance, which means residents will have to commute using their own cars.
Nevertheless, the area will soon receive bus and metro services upon completion.