ABOUT UMM SUQEIM 1
Home to Kite Beach in Dubai, Umm Suqeim 1 is a residential community in the district of Jumeirah. It is a sub-community of the larger Umm Suqeim which also has two more residential suburbs. This sub-community lies between Jumeirah 3 and Umm Suqeim 2. The street Umm Al Sheif Road separates Umm Suqeim 1 from Jumeirah 3, while Al Manara Road runs between Umm Suqeim 2 and 1. The community of Al Safa 2 lies parallel to the neighbourhood, while the other side of Umm Suqeim 1 is bordered by the coastline.
Since it is one of the few areas in Dubai that is still untouched by redevelopment, this neighbourhood features a combination of old houses and newly constructed compounds. The neighbourhood is largely residential - many well-to-do locals, as well as expat families, reside here. However, there is a limited presence of commercial facilities in Umm Suqeim 1.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Home to Kite Beach by Meraas
- Home to Jumeirah Fishing Harbour and Dubai Offshore Sailing Club (DOSC)
- Has an Eid prayer ground
- Features large residential properties suitable for bigger families
Popular points of interest in Umm Suqeim 1 are:
- It's a residential community popular among larger families
- Has gated villa complexes
- Contains a wide range of amenities
Umm Suqeim 1 contains a few gated villa-communities such as Roda Boutique Villas and Abdul Jalil Grove One Villas. There are no apartments in the neighbourhood but the available residential properties include stand-alone villas and townhouses. A few properties have private swimming pools and gardens, while a few villa complexes in Umm Suqeim 1 that have shared amenities. Some of the nearby amenities include government offices such as General Consulate of Rwanda and Dubai Customs.
PROPERTIES IN UMM SUQEIM 1
Properties in Umm Suqeim 1 feature a mix of old and modern constructions. These residences range between 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8-bed villas. Their sizes vary between 2,100 sq. ft. and 11,000 sq. ft.
Locals, as well as expats, can rent villas in Umm Suqeim 1.
- The lowest rental price of 3-bed houses in Umm Suqeim 1 is AED 135k per year
- The yearly renting price of 4-bed villa in Umm Suqeim 1 varies from AED 150k to AED 400k
The price of 5-bedroom villa for rent starts from AED 160k and goes up to AED 610k per year. The rents of 6-bed, 7-bed and 8-bed homes in Umm Suqeim 1 range between AED 200k and AED 550k.
The UAE and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) residents can buy houses in Umm Suqeim 1.
- The starting price of villas is AED 8.5M
- The demand for Umm Suqeim 1 villas goes up to AED 40M
The largest size of a three-bed villa in Umm Suqeim 1 is approximately 4,691 sq. ft. The average size of 4-bedroom Umm Suqeim 1 home is 4,000 sq. ft. An average five-bed house in Umm Suqeim 1 measures around 5,000 sq. ft.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN UMM SUQEIM 1
Transportation in Umm Suqeim 1 for car-owners is convenient as the neighbourhood has well-connected roads. Most streets in Umm Suqeim 1 are labelled, so first-time visitors can easily identify an address within the neighbourhood. Some of the central roads are Lowaini Street, Zeyaar Street, Al Shilameen Street, Al Heeba Street and Yamoor Street. Al Manara Road provides direct access to the area of Sheikh Zayed Road via interchange 3 (Exit 43). Umm Al Sheif Road links the neighbourhood to Al Khail Road (E44).
Public transport users can wait for a feeder bus at one of the many stations along Al Wasl Road (D92). These include Wasl-Road 4 bus stop, Wasl-Rawdhat Al Abraar Masjid bus stop, Falcon House bus stop, and Wasl-Road 5 bus stop. Few bus stations are also dotted along Jumeirah Street (D94). The nearest metro station to the neighbourhood is Noor Bank metro station, about 3 kilometres away.
Public parking spaces in Umm Suqeim 1 are distributed between different facilities close to the beach. These include GreenParking, Peach Parking, 70 2 C St parking lot and Kite Beach Parking. Community facilities such as mosques also come with expansive outdoor space for visitors.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN UMM SUQEIM 1
There are many grocery stores and supermarkets in Umm Suqeim 1. Supermarket Ahmad Bin Ali Muzaffar Fard is an Asian grocery store close to Al Manara Road. Fishing Harbour is a seafood market, whereas GNC is a health food store that stocks herbs, health supplements and sports nutrition. If you want delivery services then Najmat Al Fajir Mini Mart and Great Land Minimart. There is also Spinneys Umm Suqeim Centre and a florist shop called Rose Art Flowers.
MOSQUES IN UMM SUQEIM 1
One of the notable mosques in Umm Suqeim 1 is Al Manara Mosque that faces the Kite Beach. It is a large mosque with ample area for parking. Other places to offer prayers include ENOC Mosque, Masjid Rawda Al Abrar, Ahmed AlTayer Mosque, and Ahmad Mohamed bin Fahad Mosque. There is also an Eid prayer ground on 18 B street.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR UMM SUQEIM 1
There are a few private-home establishments in the neighbourhood where Christian groups gather for religious activities. Some of the churches near Umm Suqeim 1 include Emirates Baptist Church, Haley’s Church and Fellowship: A Church in Dubai.
India Harnath Ke Jama Masjid is a Parsi temple near Umm Suqeim 1 that is 8 minutes away by car. You would need to drive on Jumeirah Street (D94) for at least 15 minutes to access the nearest Hindu Temple.
SCHOOLS IN UMM SUQEIM 1
There are a lot of nurseries or early learning schools in Umm Suqeim 1 such as:
- Inspire Children’s Nursery
- Blossom Village Nursery
- British Orchard Nursery
- Kids Cottage Nursery School
- Venus Early Learning
For primary and secondary education, students can enrol into one of the following schools near Umm Suqeim 1:
- Umm Suqeim Girls School
- Emirates English Speaking School
- Raffles International School South Campus
Inspire Children’s Nursery and Blossom Village Nursery are located on 21 C Street. There is also Riverston Children's Centre on the same street. British Orchard Nursery is close to the Kite Beach, while Kids Cottage Nursery School is opposite to Dubai Offshore Sailing Club (DOSC).
Umm Suqeim Girls School is close to Al Manara Road. This campus is also adjacent to Safa 2 Park. Emirates English Speaking School has a co-education system and follows the CBSE (Central Board of Education System) curriculum. It caters to students of KG 1 to Grade 12. Raffles International School South Campus follows the British curriculum and offers education from FS 2 to Year 13 students.
Nearby options for higher education include The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, University of Wollongong in Dubai and Cambridge College International. Mena College of Management (MCM) is also close to the sub-community with a travel time of approximately nine minutes.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN UMM SUQEIM 1
Patients can visit one of the following medical facilities in the neighbourhood:
- Zia Medical Centre
- Medcare Medical Centre
- King’s Jumeirah Medical Centre
- Cavallo Aesthetic Clinic
The clinics and hospitals near Umm Suqeim 1 are Zia Medical Centre, Medcare Medical Centre, King’s Jumeirah Medical Centre and Cavallo Aesthetic Clinic. The last three are accessible under five minutes, whereas Zia Medical Centre will take approximately 10 minutes to reach.
For dental issues, one could visit Dr Tosun Dental Clinic. The City Vet Clinic and Modern Veterinary Clinic are two medical facilities on Al Wasl Road that offer health care for pets. Other nearby hospitals close include Wooridul Spine Centre and Dubai London Clinic and Specialty Hospital.
The residential communities close to the neighbourhood include:
- Al Quoz
- Al Safa
Al Quoz is a large mixed-use development that lies to the south of Umm Suqeim 1. Al Quoz has two main districts - one is residential and the other is industrial. Parallel to the neighbourhood, the master community of Al Safa starts from Al Manara Road and stretches to the north till Dubai Creek. Al Safa is known for a few renowned schools and a public park called Safa Park.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR UMM SUQEIM 1
Malls near Umm Suqeim 1 include:
- Sunset Mall
- Al Safa Mall
- Oasis Mall
- Al Souq Shopping Complex
- Times Square Centre Dubai
Located on Jumeirah Street across the beach, Saga World is a large Arabian-style shopping mall in the community. The outlets in Saga World range from souvenir shops, furniture stores to fashion boutiques. Sunset Mall is in the adjacent Jumeirah 3. It has retail outlets such as the store for oversized menswear called Big & Tall and a salon for gents called Caractere. There are also many cosmetic, perfume and jewellery shops in Sunset Mall. Al Safa Mall can be found on the main road near Al Safa community. Oasis Mall is near the second interchange on Sheikh Zayed Road, approximately nine minutes away.
RESTAURANTS IN UMM SUQEIM 1
Rather than high-end establishments, this neighbourhood offers casual dining options. Most of these restaurants in Umm Suqeim 1 are dotted along Jumeirah Street (D94), such as:
- Buffalo Wild Wings
- Biryani Pot
- Khaleej Tacos
- Indian Summer
- The Hamptons Café
Buffalo Wild Wings is an upbeat sports-bar chain that offers American cuisine. Biryani Pot serves a hearty variety of Indian food, while Indian Summer is another favourite Indian restaurant with a diverse menu. BurgerFuel is a fast-food joint that offers gourmet burgers. Khaleej Tacos is a great dining place for quick Tex-Mex bites. The Hamptons Café is popular for Mediterranean bakes and desserts. One could visit Mado for Turkish cuisine.
Close to the shoreline, there are many food trucks of brands such as Theo’s Point, Loca Lito, Taste of Brazil, SALT, Paratha’ta, Bob’s Fish & Chips and Pink Burger.
BEACHES NEAR UMM SUQEIM 1
Kite Beach at the edge of this neighbourhood is one of the most popular outdoor leisure spots. It has a lot to offer to kite surfers, fitness enthusiasts and watersports lovers. Many volleyball and tennis courts are present as well as a football field. There are many more sports facilities and entertainment parks.
People who want professional training in kitesurfing, kayaking and paddle-boarding, can get that from Kitesurf School Dubai. If all you are looking to relax by the beach then Sole Mio is an ideal place for that at the Kite Beach. They offer beach loungers and umbrellas for rent as well as a few complimentary items such as sunscreen, towels and beach toys.
Other beaches near Umm Suqeim 1 include Public Beach, Sunset Beach and Open Beach.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
There are plenty of leisure spots in Umm Suqeim 1 such as:
- Miraj Islamic Art Centre
- The Journey Dubai
- XPark Jr.
- Kite Beach Kids
- Umm Suqeim 1 Park
- Dubai Offshore Sailing Club (DOSC)
Dubai Offshore Sailing Club is an old establishment in Umm Suqeim 1. Members can take up sailing courses and attend themed nights, racing events and social events. A few landscaped areas for spending recreational time include The Journey Dubai and Umm Suqeim 1 Park. Recreational facilities designed for children include XPark Jr. and Kite Beach Kids.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Umm Suqeim 1 offers several outdoor facilities for fitness as well as recreational activities. For instance, here you will find:
- XDubai Skatepark
- Wire World Adventure Parks
- Magnum Fitness Beach
- Fitness Boot Camp Dubai (FBC DXB Kite Beach)
Designed for pro-level skateboarding, XDubai Skatepark is a 3,100 sq. m. large bowl with a 3.2-metre drop. Wire World Adventure Parks is an outdoor rope course that offers high wire climbing activities. It features a 40-metre zipline, bungee ejection, a Tarzan swing and a separate low-rope course for kids called Accrobranche Junior.
Magnum Fitness Beach and Fitness Boot Camp Dubai are outdoor fitness clubs. Magnum Fitness Beach offers classes on various forms of exercise such as Pilates, Yoga, Zumba, callisthenics and water aerobics. One can also learn martial arts such as jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai or any other types of self-defence techniques. On the other hand, Fitness Boot Camp Dubai is more goal-oriented and offers different types of high-intensity programs. Additionally, there are Kite Beach Volley Open Courts, Jumeirah Beach Volleyball Court and a 14-kilometre track designed for running, jogging and cycling.
Ladies who would like to get beauty treatments can visit one of the following salons and spas:
- Lubna Spa
- Be Bar Blow Dry Bar
- Maison de Joelle Jumeirah
Other nearby beauty facilities include La Belle Beauty Centre, Casa Havana Beauty Salon, Beverly Hills Beauty Salon, Miss Caramel Beauty Centre and Spa and Reflection Hair and Beauty Centre.
Kite Beach is a hub for many events that are mostly related to fitness and other fun activities. Some of the recent ones that have taken place are Dubai Shopping Festival, New Year’s Eve, Dubai Food Festival, Spring Break at Kite Beach, and Dubai Fitness Challenge.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
There a few groups on Facebook which Umm Suqeim 1 residents can join and stay up-to-date about all the latest happenings in the neighbourhood and nearby areas. A few of these are Jumeirah, Al Wasl, Umm Suqeim Residents Dubai, Umm Suqeim & Jumeirah Women and Kite Surf Beach Volleyball.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
This neighbourhood is a residential area designed for families. It is ideal for those who prioritise larger space and privacy rather than tall modern buildings and a range of amenities. There are no apartment blocks in this suburb. However, there are a lot of options in the nearby areas, such as Jumeirah and Al Wasl, for singles or families looking for apartments.
- Dubai Creek lies five kilometres away towards the northeast
- Dubai Bowling Centre in Al Quoz is 12 minutes away by car
- Popular for thrilling water activities and rides, Wild Wadi Waterpark is a 10-minute drive away
- Via Sheikh Zayed Road (E11), Dubai International Airport is accessible in 21 minutes