ABOUT THE VIEWS
Another development by Emaar Properties, The Views is adjacent to The Greens and is part of the Emirates Living communities. The area contains a mix of high-rise, mid-rise and low-rise developments. This development is built around the neighbouring golf course's canal.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Mainly comprised of mid to high-rise apartment building offering full views of the golf course.
- The area has many amenities for each building such as parks, playgrounds, communal pools and more.
- Located along Sheikh Zayed Road (E11).
- Close to business hubs such as Internet City and Media City.
- Part of the Emirates Living communities, such as The Greens, The Meadows, The Springs, The Lakes, Emirates Hils and The Greens.
Properties in The Views
Properties in The Views are limited to the 16 residential buildings only. The residences here come in studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom configurations, as it is a freehold area there are apartments in The Views for sale.
As the residences here are close to Internet City, Media City and Knowledge Village it is a prime area for professionals and families. For those looking to live in The Views will find that they can rent a 1-bed apartment for an average price of AED 80k. 2-bedroom flats rent from AED 95k to AED 160k, while 3-bed flats start from AED 135k annually.
Despite being a fully developed and completed project you will still be able to find a few units for sale in The Views. Investors can choose from 1-bedroom apartments for sale with prices starting from AED 1M, 2-bedroom flats average at 1.8M and 3-bed apartments in The Views range from 2.2M to 2.7M.
The area is well known for its views, is due to the many apartment buildings here that deliver on that factor. Each building offers full views of either the golf course, the canal or the lake. All of the buildings in this area have been developed by Emaar Properties, leading to a similar level of luxury finishings and amenities.
Transportation and Parking Spaces in The Views
The Views offers underground parking as well as covered parking outside. As always there is street parking as well. Depending on which end of The Views you reside in, public transport users can take a short walk (or an even shorter drive) to Nakheel or Dubai Internet City Metro stations. Otherwise, there are the feeder buses F31 and F35, that go from The Greens community centre through The Springs and Meadows community, to finally reach the Dubai Internet City Metro station.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTH CARE
SUPERMARKETS IN THE VIEWS
The Views residents will have to mainly rely on the amenities in The Greens area. The Greens area is easily reachable by using the crossing on the lake that separates the 2 areas. The main supermarket in this area is the Choitrams in The Greens, it houses the regular items as well as a few imported delicacies. Other supermarkets include the Asian marts: QKO Asian market and 1004 Gourmet, both offer items from the far east. For those looking to eat healthily will easily find the Organic Foods supermarket (which also has a cafe) to be their go to.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES IN THE VIEWS
There is only 1 mosque in the area, The Views residents will have to head to The Greens mosque which is connected to the community centre. It is a resident favourite due to it hosting many community events and being extremely well maintained.
The Fellowship Church in neighbouring Barsha Heights is just under 10 minutes away, otherwise, you can also head to St Mary's Church in Oud Mehta just 20 minutes away.
Hindu residents will have to travel a bit farther, the nearest Hindu temple is in Jebel Ali a 15-minute drive from the community.
SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES IN THE VIEWS
For young children, there are a few nurseries nearby, the Jumeirah International Nursey and Gardenia Nursery and in the community itself. Other options are available in the nearby Marina and JLT communities. For older school going children, there is the Regent International Private School which is in The Greens. It offers the UK National Curriculum, as well as IGCSE and A / AS levels at the secondary stage. Otherwise, the GEMS World Academy is another option, although it is on the pricer side in terms of school tuition. It offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) system until Year 12.
One of the best things about living in The Views is the close proximity to the American University of Dubai. The many universities part of Dubai Knowledge Village are also just 5 minutes away and are accessible by the tram station.
HOSPITALS AND CLINICS IN THE VIEWS
The Views is close to Al Zahra Hospital and Saudi German Hospital. There are multiple clinics in Barsha Heights which are under 5-minutes away. This includes GMC Clinics Centre, Prime Medical Centre and Hydro Medical Centre.
TOP 5 BUILDINGS IN THE VIEWS
With 16 different buildings in the area, we will discuss the top 5 buildings in The Views based on searches on Bayut.com in 2018.
With over 30% of all searches, The Links complex takes the lead. If offers high-rise living as the twin towers (called the East and West towers) are 34 storeys tall. The Links also offers low-rise living through the water view residences. Properties include studios, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments ranging from 368 to 1,604 sq ft. All the residences in The Links offer views of the Emirates Golf Course and the neighbourhood's waterway. It is a freehold community that has apartments for sale.
The luxury development The Fairways placed second, it is named after the neighbouring Emirates Golf Club and is close to Emaar Business Park. It comprises of three contemporary high-rise apartment buildings with luxury finishings and world-class amenities.
Rounding up the list are the Golf Tower, Travo and Una buildings.
Neighbouring The Views is its sister community The Greens on the right and Emirates Hills on the left.
Barsha Heights, Dubai Media City and Dubai Internet City are all reachable within 10 minutes.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
Malls in The Views
The closest mall to The Views would be the souk/community centre in The Greens. It has a range of restaurants, retail shops, supermarkets etc. If you're after a shopping spree you would be better off heading to either Mall of the Emirates or Ibn Battuta Mall. Both of these options are nearby and have a wide selection of stores across many different categories.
Restaurants in The Views
There are quite a few casual dining restaurants in the area, most of them are part of The Greens souk. There is Wagamama, Mashawi, Francesco's Pizza and Nando's. Apart from these, there are fast food outlets and cafes in the community that will deliver home.
You could also head to neighbouring Barsha Heights which has an abundance of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, supermarkets and nightclubs.
BEACHES NEAR THE VIEWS
There is no beach for those living in The Views but if you would just like to go for a swim you can visit one of the communal swimming pools in the area. Most buildings come with access to infinity pools.
The closest beach to The Views would be the public beach part of the Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) community. It has many amenities for both kids and adults to enjoy, with an outdoor gym, playgrounds, sun decks, walking tracks and more.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
There is the newly opened hotel: Zabeel House by Jumeirah Group, located within the community. All the rooms are retro-themed with quirky items having dual functionality. It has its own restaurants, licensed bars and co-working space.
Dubai Moving Image Museum is another landmark to visit nearby, this museum showcases the history of moving images, starting from the single frame all the way up to the age of cinema. There is also a gift shop with unique items and trinkets that collectors or fan of videography will love.
For those looking at a good round of golf will be pleased that the Emirates Golf Club is right next door to The Greens, it is a 36-hole golf course and is the first grass golf club to be built in the Middle East. It has a clubhouse, restaurants and golf academy open for residents to visit, it is also open to hosting events. Otherwise, you could visit the Jebel Ali Racecourse which is under 10 minutes away from The Views. It hosts 6 horse races per afternoon and can host up to 2000 people. Both venues are open for private and public events.
There is also the Dubai Moving Image Museum which shows the history of cinema and how it came to be. The best part of this is the gift shop which has eccentric items to purchase for yourself or as gifts.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Green spaces and lush gardens are a focal point for this neighbourhood. Despite being located in the heart of the commercial city it is filled with greenery, leading to a communal environment enjoyed by all. The lake in The Views is a place for the entire community to get together. Here you can see people walking their dogs while others will be having a picnic or taking a leisurely stroll.
For those looking for gyms will not find stand-alone gyms. Apartment complexes here do come with gyms in the buildings itself. You will also find jogging and walking tracks, tennis courts (these needs to be pre-booked) and courtyards.
Nearby spas and salons include the Tips and Toes and Caractere Salon in the community's Panorama Complex. There are other well-known establishments in close proximity in Barsha Heights and JLT.
For community events, residents will have to head down to The Greens Community Centre for all events. They have local events such as National Day, Eid, etc as well as those for different faiths such as Christmas, Diwali and more. The Centre also hosts activities for both kids and adults to enjoy.
Something different for Dubai is the community garden known as The Backyard located in The Greens. It is located close to those living in The Views and it grows 41 different types of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers. It is open to visitors and gardeners of all ages.
For residents, there is a facebook group called "Dubai - The Greens ( The Views )" which discusses all facilities and issues within the community.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
The Views is a newer development leading to higher quality properties compared to The Greens it is however priced on the higher end and thus this might be a deal breaker for some.
- 5 minutes drive or walk to the neighbouring area: The Greens.
- 5 minutes drive to get on to Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road.
- 10 minutes away from the shopping destination Mall of the Emirates
- 20 minutes from Downtown Dubai and Burj Khalifa.
- 25 minutes drive to Dubai International Airport.