ABOUT THE SPRINGS
Perfectly in sync with its calm-inducing name, The Springs is a quaint villa community tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Dubai. The area guide of The Springs explores how the lush green landscaping, beautiful lakes and idyllic houses, give the neighbourhood a distinct personality attracts tenants and buyers to move to The Springs.
The serene, master-planned gated community is touted to have redefined modern living in Dubai. With over 4,800 townhouses and luxurious lifestyle amenities available to its residents, living in The Springs is easily the best decision for those looking at living in a serene community in Dubai. It ranked 5th, as the most popular area to buy properties in 2017, as per Bayut.com’s Annual Real Estate Market Report. Offering full ownership to expats, the family-friendly locality is well-liked amongst UAE residents.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Quaint gated villa community with 4,800 semi-detached and ‘terraced’ houses
- Perfect for young couples and families
- Luxurious lifestyle amenities including a community centre, shared swimming pools and children’s play area
- Fun and family-oriented community events throughout the year
- Close to leisure and entertainment hub JBR
- Reasonably-priced 2, 3 and 4-bedroom villas
The quaint and family-friendly villa community in The Springs has all the conveniences one needs on the day-to-day basis to lead a comfortable lifestyle. As one of master-developer Emaar’s Emirates Living suburbs, the beautiful neighbourhood is a self-contained community within itself. Its identical villas are sandy-hued and boast modern architecture that gives the neighbourhood its own unique vibe. The residents who call The Springs their home get to enjoy the scenic lake and landscaped greenery when walking around the area.
Properties in The Springs
There are over 4,800 semi-detached and ‘terraced’ townhouses in The Springs, a refreshing community feel compared to the city’s busy centre with towering skyscrapers. There are 15 different sub-communities within The Springs, each with a group of shared swimming pools, BBQ and picnic areas, children’s play parks and mini basketball and tennis courts.
The rental villas in The Springs are fitted with top-notch modern facilities and have a garden and a terrace, some with spectacular lake views. There are moderately priced 2 to 4-bedroom configurations for those with a mid-range salary bracket in Dubai, which is a major part of its overall appeal. Average rent for a 2-bedroom house costs AED 122k, while 3-bedroom villas cost AED 159k annually. For those looking for a larger residence can opt for the 4-bedroom villas in The Springs, priced on average at AED 188k annually.
As one of the first few developments to offer property ownerships to expats in the UAE, The Springs garners a considerable amount of interest from those looking to own their own property. The average asking price for a 2-bedroom house is AED 2.1M. Larger 3 and 4-bedroom villas in the area are priced at an average of AED 2.6M and AED 3.1M, respectively.
The classic suburban lifestyle in The Springs appeals to those looking for a quiet neighbourhood that is safe and comfortable. The area is popular among young couples and families, largely consisting of Arabs, Asian and Western expats who earn a decent income and want to live a comfortable life in this cosy community.
Transportation and Parking Spaces in The Springs
There is plenty of parking in The Springs. Residents of the community get up to two carports to park their vehicles. Bylanes on the streets generally suffice for those visiting the area. Being a gated community, the security guards at entry points do ask for a street and house number. So if you’re having people over, make sure your guests have this information.
Apart from the elegant appeal of life by lakes and landscaped gardens, residents living in The Springs also prefer it due to its prime location connecting it to Dubai’s main highways, and its close proximity to business districts like Dubai Media City and Dubai Marina, making their work commute more manageable. Having said that, moving to The Springs would be slightly difficult for those relying on public transport. The nearest metro station is a good 15-minute drive away from the community. There is a public bus, F31 servicing the neighbourhood, with frequent stops along the main road and outside the community centre. This would pose an issue based on where in the community you live as these stops can be a fair distance from the villas in The Springs. Taxis are also relatively easy to find just outside entry points unless you are trying to catch one at peak hours.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Supermarkets in The Springs
Those residing in The Springs do not need to worry about getting their grocery shopping done. The supermarkets in The Spring include the Town Centre, located in the heart of the community, which takes care of your day-to-day needs. Housing a Spinneys and several speciality shops, the area is well-served in terms of supermarkets. Adjacent communities like The Meadows and The Lakes also have a Choithrams and Geant to get your monthly grocery shopping done.
Churches, Temples and Mosques in The Springs
The main mosque in the community is Masjid Wahid located in The Springs 7. The beautiful sandy-coloured structure is a landmark within The Springs and draws out worshippers for daily and Friday prayers. The call-to-prayer is generally more audible for those living around the mosque and is quite faint from other districts in the suburb. The nearest church to The Springs is the United Christian Church of Dubai, which is about 20 minutes away, while the Hindu temple is located 40-minute away.
Schools in The Springs
Young families with children are spoilt for choice when it comes to nurseries in The Spring. Raffles Nursery is conveniently located in The Springs Town Centre, along with Jebel Ali Village Nursery that also has a branch in the Meadows Community Town Centre. Dubai British School in the Springs 4 is a reputable option, it offers the UK curriculum from pre-primary until Year 13. Other options include the Emirates International School in The Meadows, it offers the International Baccalaureate system until Year 13. Regent International in The Greens is also a good British based option.
For older students looking at higher education options will find that there are plenty nearby. The many institutions in and near Knowledge Village are roughly 15 minutes away. Notable universities include Michigan University Dubai, University of Wollongong Dubai, American University of Dubai and more.
Clinics and Hospitals in The Springs
Catering to the healthcare needs of you and your family, the hospitals near The Springs are the Medicare Clinic located in The Meadows. The Springs Town Centre also has a pharmacy with several others located in adjacent communities. American Hospital has located about 30 minutes away, while the relatively closer Al Zahra Hospital is about a 20 minutes’ drive.
TOP 5 AREAS IN THE SPRINGS
Clusters of villas and townhouses fall into 15 sub-communities in The Springs, all with identical houses lining the streets.
Of the 15 sub-communities in the neighbourhood, The Springs 4 fared as the most popular based on search trends seen on Bayut. Like all the locations within The Springs, the ones residing in The Springs 4 also have access to world-class amenities including landscaped gardens, play areas for children, shared swimming pool, BBQ areas as well as a tennis and basketball court.
The Springs 11 and 15 also enjoy the same popularity in the locality and have similar amenities that make them the most sought-after sub-communities here.
Adjacent to The Springs are other communities that form a part of the Emirates Living development. These include The Meadows community, The Lakes and the luxurious Emirates Hills. The area is within close proximity to Jumeirah Village Triangle and Jumeirah Village Circle, both of which connect to the arterial Al Khail Road.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
While not technically a mall, the Town Centre at The Springs does house a few retail options for residents. These include the gourmet food store Milk & Honey, a pet store, kitchenware store Tavola and a Mothercare. While these cover the basic needs of residents, nearby City Centre Me’aisam (18 minutes away) and the massive Mall of the Emirates (20 minutes away) are great for those looking to get some serious shopping done.
RESTAURANTS IN THE SPRINGS
Cafes and restaurants in The Springs are located in the native Town Centre, as well as in the adjacent Meadows community centre. Popular eateries include the Victorian-themed Shakespeare & Co and Arabian eatery Royal Bakery. The Town Centre also houses a few fast-food chains and coffee shops including a McDonalds, Texas Chicken, Subway, Tim Hortons, Zaatar W Zeit, Starbucks, Wendy’s and Costa Coffee, to name a few.
For a taste of the British lifestyle, expats head down to local favourite Reform Social & Grill in The Lakes to enjoy brunch on weekends or an after-hours fiesta. The popular “gastropub” houses a family-friendly restaurant, bar and idyllic garden and lakeside setting with a top-notch British menu depending on what you are in the mood for. Other options include Wagamama, a popular Asian establishment and Organic Foods & Café which has an impressive kids’ menu. Both these casual dining options are perfect for a laidback family meal.
BEACHES NEAR THE SPRINGS
One of the most popular beaches near The Springs is the JBR beach, it is a mere 15 minutes’ drive for residents to enjoy a day of sun and sand on weekends. There are plenty of activities for families including watersports, camel rides and even a SplashPad at The Beach mall located by the sea.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
On weekends, residents of The Springs community can tee off at The Montgomerie Dubai that boasts a 7,396-yard championship golf course, located just a few minutes away.
The nearby JBR also offers an array of leisure and entertainment options for those looking to relax, unwind and have a good time. Watersports and children’s activities at the beach are popular ways to spend a weekend. Roxy Cinema at The Beach mall is where movie-lovers catch the latest flicks. The cinema is relatively new and has quickly gained popularity amongst Dubai residents.
Closer to the area, Reform Social & Grill holds weekly cinema nights where visitors can enjoy a movie under the stars and regular brunches by the beach.
A major part of the appeal for those living in Dubai Marina is the waterfront lifestyle and everything it represents. Apart from the stunning views from your window, you can head down to the Dubai Marina Yacht Club and rent out a yacht if you feel like. Numerous wakeboarding, fishing and yacht charter companies operate from the area.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Residents who will move to The Springs will have an abundance of beautifully landscaped green areas as well as scenic lakes for dog-walking or simply to enjoy an evening stroll or bike-riding with the kids.
For those looking to squeeze in workouts, The Springs Town Centre has a Fitness First that hosts multiple group classes, personal training sessions as well as a state-of-the-art gym that’s perfect for fitness enthusiasts living in the neighbourhood.
For the chic and stylish, The Springs’ Town Centre is also home to top-notch salons including the local favourite Tips & Toes and The Nail Bar to get your mani’s and pedi’s. Bare Gents Salon is also present at the Town Centre.
The Springs community offers a wholesome lifestyle to its residents. There are several community events that take place during the year to mark special occasions such as Ramadan charity drives and month-long Iftars at the community’s mosque. Every other month during the rest of the year, recurring events such as community market days and Krafty Kids’ fun days bringing the whole family together for leisurely events.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Living in The Springs offers families a safe, friendly neighbourhood. While the gated villa community provides a comfortable lifestyle for its residents, it can also be slightly inconvenient for those who don't drive. Even within the area, community centres and restaurants are located slightly far away and will be easier to reach by car. Those relying on public transport may also face difficulties in getting around.
- Dubai International Airport is about 35 minutes away
- 10 minutes’ drive to get on to Sheikh Zayed Road (depending on traffic)
- Business hub Dubai Media City is 15 minutes away while DIFC is a 25 minutes’ drive
- Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, is 30 minutes away