ABOUT THE PALMAROSA
The mega-development of Dubailand features a spectrum of projects that range from residential and mixed-use communities to leisure, sports and entertainment destinations. With the growing demand of health-conscious people, this multifaceted district introduces The Palmarosa to tap into the lucrative health and wellness sector. This developing real estate project is envisioned as the Middle East’s first spa-lifestyle community.
The developer, Gulf Properties initially proposed the project as ‘Riverside’ and later renamed it to The Palmarosa. Contributing to Dubailand’s multi-dimensional offerings, The Palmarosa spreads across an area of 2.5 million sq. ft. to the south of Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street (D54).
IN A NUTSHELL
- A community focused on health and wellness
- An ultimate spa destination with high-end facilities
- Neighbours Arabian Ranches 1 and 2
- Off-plan properties comprise apartments, townhouses and villas
The master plan of The Palmarosa includes 217 residential properties, offices, clubhouses and a five-star hotel. Its centrepiece will be a spa mall, an ultimate destination for those looking for health, wellness and beauty products.
- Based on the wellness centre theme
- Will include a luxury hotel and resort
The community, as a whole, is being created to provide a health-friendly environment. This way residents can treat themselves with healthy food, retail therapy, fitness regimes and/or stress-relieving spa treatments, all at one place close to their homes. To correlate with its main theme, spa activities will be spread throughout the area. Which means, there will be up to eight thematic gardens with open spa areas in The Palmarosa.
PROPERTIES IN THE PALMAROSA
Focusing exclusively on health and wellness, the community will include 217 villas and townhouses. The Palmarosa will also consist of 150 apartments with a view of neighbourhood gardens. The residential properties in The Palmarosa are predominated by 4-bed units with five to six bathrooms.
- The average sale price of a 4-bed villa is AED 2.7M
- The average price of a 4-bed townhouse is AED 2.5M
The average size of townhouses lies around 3,327 sq. ft., whereas villas measure up to 5,695 sq. ft. Some additional amenities in these properties include a room for driver and maid.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN THE PALMAROSA
The community is perfect for car-owners and even for families with up to two cars. Every house comes with frontal car porches with two parking spaces in The Palmarosa.
The most convenient option for public transportation near The Palmarosa is a taxi or any car-hire services. There are a few bus stops in Arabian Ranches 1 but they are not at practical walking distance from The Palmarosa.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR THE PALMAROSA
Since it is a health-focused community, we can expect to see gourmet shops and organic retailers in the future. For now, the supermarkets near The Palmarosa include Carrefour in Arabian Ranches 2, Zoom in The Sustainable City, Choithrams in Layan and Geant Express Supermarket in Mudon. Since it is accessible in 10 minutes, the nearest grocery store is Bluemart Minimart in Al Waha community.
MOSQUES NEAR THE PALMAROSA
Accessible within 11 minutes, mosques near The Palmarosa are Al Eman Mosque, Sharbatly Mosque and Al Adel Mosque towards the west. Global Village Mosque is also a nearby option and a notable place of worship in Dubailand at a distance of 12 minutes.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR THE PALMAROSA
Because of the practical distance, accessing other places of worship is not a hassle for residents. For instance, one of the churches near The Palmarosa, Emirates Baptist Church, is on a 20-minute drive away. A further drive will lead to Fellowship: A Christian Church in Dubai and Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Similarly, temples near The Palmarosa are also accessible in 20 to 22 minutes. The closest is a Parsi temple called India Harnath Ke Jama Masjid. There is also the iconic Sikh temple called Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Gurudwara which is located at a longer drive.
SCHOOLS NEAR THE PALMAROSA
Families with children also benefit from living here as there are several well-reputed schools near The Palmarosa. A few of these are:
- Ranches Primary School
- Fairgreen International School
- GEMS Metropole School
Nurseries near The Palmarosa are at a 10-minute drive away and these include:
- Raffles Nursery Arabian Ranches 1
- Step By Step Nursery
- CreaKids Nursery
Ranches Primary School is one of the schools to have recently received ‘very good’ rating by Dubai’s educational regulatory authority. They have employed the UK EYFS curriculum for FS-1 and FS-2 levels, while classes from Year 1 to Year 6 are taught using the British Primary curriculum. It will take approximately 10 minutes to reach there.
Located seven minutes away, Raffles Nursery Arabian Ranches caters to preschoolers of two to four years of age. Their education models are based on Montessori and UK EYFS curriculums. Other nearby options that are accessible between nine to 12 minutes include Step By Step Nursery and CreaKids Nursery.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR THE PALMAROSA
For medical visits, residents can go to:
- Aster Clinic
- Mediclinic Parkview Hospital
- Emirates Hospital Day Surgery & Medical Centre
One of the trusted clinics near The Palmarosa is Aster Clinic in Arabian Ranches 2. It has maintained a high quality of healthcare services that range from general medicine to paediatrics and dermatology.
The most easily accessible hospitals near The Palmarosa are Mediclinic Parkview Hospital and Emirates Hospital Day Surgery & Medical Centre. They are located at a distance of 14 minutes. Mediclinic Parkview Hospital is a 182-bed private medical facility in Al Barsha which has been catering to the growing demand for healthcare in Dubailand.
The Palmarosa is surrounded by some well-known real estates of the city
- The Sustainable City
- Arabian Ranches
- Arabian Ranches 2
Located across D54, Arabian Ranches community spans a significantly large area of 6.67 million sq. m. It features over 4,000 luxury homes that are distributed between 13 sub-communities as well as a championship golf course. The second phase of the former and another successful real estate is Arabian Ranches 2. The Palmarosa lies just behind this desert-themed community. Lila is the popular and well-developed sub-community in Arabian Ranches 2 that lies adjacent to The Palmarosa.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR THE PALMAROSA
One of the main highlights of The Palmarosa will be its community mall. Designed with a spa theme, this mall is going to offer solutions for every health, fitness and beauty needs of residents and visitors. Until it is functional, residents can rely on the following malls near The Palmarosa:
- The Ranches Souk
- Cityland Mall
- The Retail Centre
The Retail Centre in Arabian Ranches and The Ranches Souk in Arabian Ranches 2 are town malls that serve their respective communities. However, residents in the neighbouring areas also fulfil their retail need from them. Cityland Mall is the latest addition in the region. It is not completely ready but there are a few retailers that have already opened their door in Cityland Mall. These include:
- Health Kitchen
There will be over 100 lifestyle and fashion brands that include Matalan, Ipekyol and Riva Fashion. While the food court area is set to feature more than 20 dining options, there will also be around 22 casual alfresco eateries at the Central Park. The landscaped centrepiece of the mall, Central Park will feature an ancient tree garden and many more eco-friendly recreational spots.
RESTAURANTS NEAR THE PALMAROSA
With the expanse of entertainment and leisure destinations, the dining scene in Dubailand has become more vibrant too. This means that residents will be spoilt for choice with a variety of cafes and restaurants near The Palmarosa.
- TukTuk Thai Cuisine
- Tomato & Basilico
- Cedar Tree
Those who fancy authentic Thai food with spice levels customised according to their choice can visit TukTuk Thai Cuisine in The Sustainable City. For classic Italian cuisine, Tomato & Basilico will delight the diners with dishes like mushroom risotto, Margherita pizza and lasagne. At Cedar Tree, diners enjoy having flavourful Lebanese food such as shish taouk, lamb chops, grilled chicken, fattoush, kafta kebab, etc.
As for cafes, nearby options include:
- Café Vienna
- Spill the Bean
Featuring Austrian delicacies, Café Vienna is tucked between residential clusters in the Layan area. Started out as a juice bar, Caporilli’s has grown into a well-established coffee house with a range of breakfast and lunch options. It is around 13 minutes away.
BEACHES NEAR THE PALMAROSA
The famous coastal strip features a number of Dubai beaches near The Palmarosa. Most are worth visiting as every beach spot has something unique to offer. Equipped with public facilities, Jumeirah Open Beach is usually flocked with residents and visitors. Since it also features a jogging track, it is also popular among runners and fitness enthusiasts.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Whether it is a sports venue or an entertainment destination, The Palmarosa enjoys proximity to most of Dubailand’s leisure offerings.
- Arabian Ranches Golf Club
- Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club
- Trump International Golf Course
Boasting over eight leading golf courses, it is no wonder why Dubai is considered a golfer’s paradise. The Palmarosa is close to at least three of them, namely The Els Club, Trump International Golf Course, Arabian Ranches Golf Club and the Fire and Earth courses in Jumeirah Golf Estates. However, the one nearest to the community is Arabian Ranches Golf Club. Featuring an 18-hole par-72 championship golf course, the club also has an in-house Golf Academy.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
The community is billed as the city’s primary botanical wonder as there will be many landscaped areas with fountains and palm trees. The area will also feature a variety of flowers and plants that complement the spa theme and serene environment of the community. Here is a list of recreational areas you can expect to see in The Palmarosa:
- Community gardens
- Ponds and open-air Jacuzzis
- Spa resort
The Palmarosa offers an unparalleled blend of traditional and modern therapies. Residents and visitors can also indulge in relaxing treatments offered at The Palmarosa’s very own luxury resort. Apart from the community-based spa facilities, there are also a number of spas and beauty salons in the nearby areas.
- Sea Salt Spa
- NStyle Beauty Lounge
- Belle Femme Arabian Ranches
While The Palmarosa is set to be one of the largest spa destinations, there are a few nearby spa centres too. These include Sea Salt Spa, The Haven Spa and Transformbody Ladies Centre which are located at a distance of 13 to 15 minutes. Likewise, residents can rely on salons in the adjacent communities until the project is complete. Some salons are Nstyle Beauty Lounge, Belle Femme Arabian Ranches and Show Style Beauty Salon.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
The Palmarosa presents itself as a unique gateway from the hustle and bustle of city life. On the contrary to how some people may think, The Palmarosa offers good road connectivity to key areas of the city. This is because it is close to two main highways, which are Emirates Road (E611) and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311).