ABOUT THE PONDEROSA
The Ponderosa is a residential block featuring 14 houses in The Villa community. The Villa that is best known for its landscaped surrounding and luxurious villas is a relatively new residential community in New Dubai. It is a master project by Emaar Properties, Dubai’s leading real estate developer.
The community offers a mix of 4-bed, 5-bed, 6-bed and 7-bed houses. Therefore, it is usually favoured by large families. Also, with a bunch of parks and courtyards, the community offers great outdoors along with luxurious interiors.
Here, properties are available for both rent and sale. So those lying under mid-income ranges can afford annual rents easily. Last, houses are designed in clusters having shared walls so those looking for a close-knit community can find ideal homes in The Ponderosa.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Residential block in The Villa community
- Next to Academic City
- Landscaped area, man-made lakes and attractive environment
- Family-oriented community
- Large villas ranging from 4 to 7-bedroom units
- Freehold properties
The Ponderosa is a collection of deluxe villas surrounded by man-made lakes and lawns. Here, residents can enjoy a luxurious lifestyle in a serene environment. Communal facilities include:
- Mini Marts
- Kids' playgrounds
- Community mosque
Also, properties are available for locals and expats alike so one can expect a quiet surrounding but a multi-cultural community.
PROPERTIES IN THE PONDEROSA
Properties in The Ponderosa are available for rent and sale and are equally preferred by expatriate families. Larger families can opt for bigger 5 to 6-bed houses.
- 5-bedroom villas for rent cost around AED 180k to AED 250k per annum
- However, for a 6-bedroom house, the rent will vary between AED 230k and AED 280k.
The Ponderosa is all about large, luxurious villas. There are around 14 ready to move-in houses.
- To buy a 6-bedroom house in The Ponderosa, one must fork out at least AED 5.5M.
- Whereas, the price of 5-bedroom villas starts from AED 2.7M.
- Those with a relatively small family have convenient options like 4-bed villas for sale costing around AED 4M.
Each residence features terraces, walk-in wardrobes and fitted kitchens. Moreover, villas are available in varying configurations from 4 to 7 bedrooms. Each house has a heat-proof ceiling, double-glazed windows and insulated walls. The covered area varies between 4,700 sq. ft. to 9,200 sq. ft.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN THE PONDEROSA
It is recommended that you have a car since public transportation in Ponderosa is not fully established at the moment. However, taxis and online cabs can be booked easily.
As for parking spaces in The Ponderosa, both residents and guests will not have a problem because villas around here feature dedicated parking spaces either in the basement or on the street.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR THE PONDEROSA
A branch of the famous supermarket chain, Spinneys is located in The Villa. It is preferred for all grocery and regular shopping needs. A few more supermarkets near The Ponderosa are K.P Mart, Thomson Supermarket, Lifco Supermarket and West Zone Supermarket.
MOSQUES IN THE PONDEROSA
The central mosque, Masjid Aisha Umm Al Mumineen is right within the community. Other mosques near the Ponderosa are Nadia Bint e Saeed Masjid, Al Wasl Mosque and Al Waha Masjid.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR THE PONDEROSA
Churches and temples are a bit far away from this place. The closest option for churches near The Ponderosa would be Saint Mary’s Catholic Church on Oud Metha Road
Whereas, for the Hindu community, Shiva Temple is the nearest option. It is located in Bur Dubai.
SCHOOLS NEAR THE PONDEROSA
Kids Zone and GEMS Heritage School are at a walking distance. More schools near The Ponderosa are located close to The Aldea Gate. These are:
- GEMS FirstPoint
- International British School
- The Aquila School
GEMS FirstPoint School follows the National Curriculum for England from foundation stages to grade-13. Pre-schoolers have the following options nearby:
- Step By Step Nursery
- Kids Zone
- Chubby Cheeks Nursery
Since the Academic City is right next to The Villa, a few universities are also in proximity such as Zayed University, Al Ghurair University, and the University of Dubai.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR THE PONDEROSA
Specialised clinics near The Ponderosa include:
- Dubai London Clinic
- Ace Medical Centre
- Multicare Medical Centre
Moreover, Fakeeh University Hospital in The Academic City, Nad Al Sheba Hospital and Mediclinic Parkview Hospital are some general hospitals nearby.
The community is situated near Emirates Road and Al Ain Road. Therefore, one can find a few well-developed districts near The Ponderosa such as:
- Academic City
- Dubai Silicon Oasis
- Falcon City of Wonders
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR THE PONDEROSA
Some famous malls of Dubai near The Ponderosa are accessible by car. These are:
- The Dubai Mall
- Mall of The Emirates
- Souq Extra
Dubai Outlet Mall is the nearest option for shopping and entertainment. Besides hosting some interactive kids’ and family events, it houses several fashion stores and food outlets and is located on Al Ain Road.
RESTAURANTS NEAR THE PONDEROSA
Some local eateries and restaurants near The Ponderosa are:
- 800 Pizza
- Four Square Café and Restaurant
- Nakhat Al Sham Restaurant
Also, an Italian eatery, Oregano Restaurant is in the vicinity. Moreover, to satisfy fast food cravings one can go to KFC on the Bypass Road.
BEACHES NEAR THE PONDEROSA
Options for beaches near The Ponderosa are limited. However, residents get to enjoy a relaxing evening sitting by the man-made lakes and gardens in the area. JBR Beach is accessible within 30 minutes by car.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
First, IMG Worlds of Adventure is accessible in 16 minutes via Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street/ D54. The place has unlimited entertainment opportunities and rides, especially for Cartoon Network and Marvel fans.
Global Village, however, is slightly away from the community but it is reachable via D54, Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street. The village is adored by all those who like cultural heritage. Here, one can expect the following activities:
- Cultural events
- International street dance shows
- Stunts fest
- Food street
- Shopping Avenue
Last, sports lovers can access Plantation Equestrian and Polo Club, Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club and the Arabian Ranches Golf Club within a few minutes.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Ponderosa residents enjoy great outdoors. There are parks, playgrounds and courtyards evenly spread out at short intervals. Besides kids' activities, families can enjoy BBQ parties, mini picnics and morning walk on well-paved tracks.
Moreover, salons and spas near The Ponderosa include:
- Refinery Beauty Lounge
- Fabulicious Ladies Salon
- Olive Gents Salon
- The Iridium Spa
- Heart & Soul Spa, Al Barari
- Sakura Beauty Spa
Finally, to follow your exercise routine, you can go to Nitro Gym in Apricot Towers or Fitt-High Performance Centre in Palace Towers. UAE Sports Academy near The Aldea Gate is also easily accessible.
The Villa is a new development; hence it doesn’t host any events. The Ponderosa residents can catch up with the most happening festivals in Global Village and The Arabian Ranches.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
There are a few social groups for the entire community on Facebook. For updates on events and latest community news, once can join The Villa Dubailand and The Villa Community. Also, mothers can check out a women-only group, The Villa Mums.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Ponderosa is all about luxurious villas. If you’re looking for apartments in Dubai, the place might not have options for you. However, it is ideal for families looking to rent villas in this community. Moreover, professionals working in Business Bay may find it convenient to invest in this area due to competitive prices and ease of access.
- Easy access to 611 Emirates Road
- Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club is 9 minutes away
- Plantation Equestrian and Polo Club is 11 minutes away
- Sheikh Zayed Road is accessible in 20 minutes
- Al Ain Road is 10 minutes away
- Academic City is nearby