ABOUT THE CENTRO
Part of Dubailand, The Villa is a newer residential area ideal for families. It stands as the 6th most popular area in Dubai for buying villas. The larger area is divided into four sub-communities namely The Haciendas, The Ponderosa, The Aldea and The Centro. The Centro was launched in August 2005 and the handing over of villas began in 2010. The contemporary houses are available on a freehold basis.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Family-friendly community
- Located in the centre of The Villa
- Features freehold villas
- Contemporary villa designs
- Proximity to schools, restaurants and supermarkets
The family-friendly community offers a peaceful living environment. The area is away from the city centre of Dubai making it a less crowded place.
Popular points of interest are
- Calm and quiet community
- Wide range of villas
- Home to a number of attractions of The Villa
The Centro has a wide collection of luxury homes varying from 4-bedroom villas to huge 7-bedroom units. Properties in The Centro include villas for sale while there are also plenty of options for rental villas.
PROPERTIES IN THE CENTRO
Most villas in The Centro include a landscaped garden and a private swimming pool along with other facilities and comforts.
- The rental trend of 4-bedroom villas lies between AED 149k to AED 195k.
- Interested buyers will find the sale price of 4-bedroom villas ranging from AED 2.8M to AED 3.7M.
The 5-bedroom villas occupy 3,600 to 7,114 sq. ft. space. The master bedroom comes with an attached terrace. All bedrooms have en-suite built-in wardrobes. Most villas have a closed-style kitchen that provides direct access to the backyard. There is parking space for two vehicles. A storage area, a laundry room and a separate maid’s room are part of the villa.
- Rent of a 5-bedroom villa varies from AED 130k to AED 230k per year.
- Cost of a 5-bedroom villa is between AED 2.3M to AED 4.2M.
A 6-bedroom villa in The Centro has a coverage area of 6,500 to 11,000 sq. ft. All bedrooms have a walk-in closet. The kitchen is quite spacious and has fitted cabinets. The villas have a capacious living area and there is a huge garden inside the house. The villa features a laundry room, a study room and a maid’s room. The garage has parking for two vehicles. Some villas also have a high-speed elevator.
- Getting a rental 6-bedroom villa costs between AED 190k to AED 220k per year.
- The sale price of 6-bedroom units varies from AED 4.4M to AED 6.8M.
The luxurious 7-bedrooms villa in The Centro covers almost 6,000 to 6,500 sq. ft. The 7-bedroom villas have a basement and an elevator. The kitchen is quite spacious and can be used as a dining area. There is a powder room on the ground floor. Three cars can be parked in the garage.
- Rent of a 7-bedroom villa is approximately AED 220k per year.
- Cost of a 7-bedroom villa is around AED 4.5M.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN THE CENTRO
The Centro is away from the centre of the city but has a strong public transport network. The nearest bus stops are Dubai Sky Courts - Ajman Sarah Tower and Dubai Sky Courts - Nilona Residence bus stops, both are at a 5-minute drive. Bus 30 services these bus stops. The nearest metro station is First Abu Dhabi Bank which is 22 minutes away.
Visitors can park their vehicles outside villas while residents get parking spaces for multiple vehicles inside villas.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR THE CENTRO
Residents can fulfil their grocery needs from one of the many supermarkets near The Centro. K P Mart Supermarket is 4 minutes away while West Zone Fresh Supermarket, Shua Al Madina Supermarket, and Thomsun Supermarket are a 5 to 7 minutes’ drive. Spinney’s inside the community hall has a fresh meat counter, hot food counter, a flower shop, a pharmacy, money exchange and a range of grocery products.
MOSQUES NEAR THE CENTRO
There is a small mosque in the sub-community. Other mosques near The Centro include Masjid Aisha Umm Al-Mumineen which is at an 8-minute drive while Al Waha Masjid and DSO Masjid are 12 minutes away.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR THE CENTRO
The nearby churches near The Centro are roughly 20-25 minutes away. The Dubai City Church and Dubai Central Seventh Day Adventist Church are around 22 minutes away. United Christian Church of Dubai and Emirates Baptist Church are at a 28-minute drive.
Shiva Temple, Baba Temple, Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir, and Shree Krishna Haveli are half an hour away.
SCHOOLS NEAR THE CENTRO
For preschoolers, parents can choose from one of the closely located nurseries that include
- Chubby Cheeks Nursery
- British Orchard Nursery
- Emirates British Nursery
The Centro is a family-oriented community. Some schools near The Centro are around 5 minutes away including
- GEMS First Point School
- The Aquila School
- GEMS Heritage School
GEMS School offers National Curriculum for England and The Aquila School also follows the British curriculum. The Aquila School is a newer school established in 2018 and it is awarded the Best Design Education Project for the year 2018. It is also a flagship school of the International Schools Partnership (ISP).
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR THE CENTRO
For healthcare assistance, residents can reach out to one of the nearest hospitals near The Centro including
- Fakeeh University Hospital
- Mediclinic Parkview Hospital
- Nad Al Sheba Health Centre
Fakeeh University Hospital is a tertiary care hospital near The Centro. It serves 700,000 patients in a year and spans over four interconnected buildings on 72,000 square metres area. It is a medical university developed by Saudi Arabia’s leading healthcare provider.
The Centro is surrounded by some popular residential areas such as
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SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR THE CENTRO
There are different malls near The Centro where residents can head out to enjoy shopping or spend their leisure time. Some closely dotted malls are:
- Dubai Outlet Mall
- Cityland Mall
- The Village Community Mall
- The Dubai Mall
Dubai Outlet Mall is 9 minutes away boasting 200 stores including top brands. The largest sports retailer in the Middle East, Sun & Sand Sports is one of the retail shops in the mall. The first floor has a food court with some well-known food chains such as KFC, Burger King, McDonald’s, Cold Stone Creamery, Subway and Starbucks.
RESTAURANTS NEAR THE CENTRO
There are many restaurants near The Centro. Within 5 minutes’ drive, residents can spot the following restaurants
- Eat & Drink Restaurant
- Four Square Café & Restaurant
- Oregano Restaurant
- Pudumadam Restaurant
- 800 Pizza
- Green Hills Restaurant
Eat & Drink Restaurant serves quality food at an affordable price. The Dubai Municipality has also awarded the restaurant as “The Most Improved Establishment in Food Safety”. The restaurant offers a mix of Arabic, European and Asian food. Circle Cafe is a casual dininig option in the community.
Oregano Restaurant has flavoursome and nutritious dishes on their menu. To make the restaurant family friendly, it invites kids to learn the art of pizza making. The restaurant operates at 9 different locations in Dubai and one in Abu Dhabi.
BEACHES NEAR THE CENTRO
Many beaches are approximately half an hour away from The Centro. JBR Beach is 34 minutes away while Al Sufouh Beach is at a 29-minute drive. Jumeirah Beach is at the same distance – 28 minutes away.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Those who like to spend their time in bars can spot Mr Toad’s Pub & Kitchen at a 12-minute drive. Other bars are almost 20 minutes away that include the likes of
- Equus Bar
- Birdies Sports Lounge
- Bubbles Lounge Bar
- Belgian Beer Café
The landmarks dotted near The Centro are The Villa – Centro Courtyard and Centro Gate. Towards the North of the vicinity, there is Krishna Villa.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Residents can visit The Centro Courtyard which is within the premises. Mazaya Residents Park North is 14 minutes away. UAE Sports Academy is dotted in The Villa within 5 minutes’ drive.
Gyms that can be reached within 15 minutes’ drive are:
- Nitro Gym
- Max Gym
- Fitness Together
- Fit Gym
Refinery Beauty Lounge is within the premises. Other closely dotted ladies beauty salons are mentioned below
- Artisa Women Beauty Salon
- Las Meninas Beauty Salon
- Lorita Beauty Lounge
- Fabulicious Ladies Salon
Men can spot Artista Men Salon and Better Gents Salon near the community while Olive Gents Salon is 4 minutes away.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
Residents can join The Villa Dubailand group on Facebook for latest updates regarding the community.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
The Centro offers a wide range of villas built on contemporary infrastructure. The family-friendly community is nestled in the centre of Dubailand away from the hustle and bustle of the core city centre. However, the sale and rental trend of the properties are higher than in other parts of Dubai.