Armada Tower, Jumeirah Lake Towers
About Armada Tower
Armada Tower is a complex of three high-rise buildings situated in Jumeirah Lake Towers. As the name suggests, the community is home to skyscrapers and high-rise buildings that offer affordable residential units and commercial spaces. Jumeirah Lake Towers, shortened to JLT, was featured in Bayut’s Dubai End of Year Market Report 2019 as one of the most popular areas for renting and purchasing apartments. The area is abundant in eateries, retail options, community gardens as well as transportation means.
Developed by the Armada Group, each of the buildings in the Armada Tower complex consist of three basements and more than 30 floors above ground. Armada Tower 1 consists of 36 floors, Armada Tower 2 stands on 40 floors while Armada Tower 3 has 33 floors. Tower 1 and 3 are residential buildings while Tower 2 is a mixed-use building, offering commercial spaces and housing the Armada BlueBay Hotel.
The construction of the towers began in 2004 and completed in 2009. The handover was done in 2010. Adnan Saffarini served as the architect of the project, who used the inspiration for the design reflecting three ships sailing in different directions. The complex has 1,200 residential units in total, divided into studio to 3-bedroom apartments and 4-bedroom penthouses. Armada Tower 2 offers fully fitted and shell-and-core offices. Each tower consists of health and recreational facilities such as a rooftop cafe and swimming pool, sauna and steam rooms, gym, outdoor gardens and kids’ play area.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Mixed-use complex of three high-rise buildings
- A project of Armada Group
- Designed by Adnan Saffarini
- Located in Jumeirah Lake Towers
- 3 basement floors for parking, 30+ storeys above ground
- Consists of 1200 residential units
- Offers studio to 3-bedroom apartments & 4-bedroom penthouses
- Commercial building offers shell-and-core and fully-fitted offices
- Close to supermarkets, retail centres and restaurants
- Rooftop café and swimming pool in every tower
- Retail options and restaurants on the ground floor
- Home to the Armada BlueBay Hotel
- Walking distance to bus stops and metro stations
Facilities in Armada Tower
Three basement floors are entirely dedicated to parking in Armada Tower. Residents of Armada Towers receive one space per unit, while 3-bed and 4-bed units receive up to two free parking spaces. Guests can park their vehicles for free for up to 3 hours.
The ground floor of Armada Tower 2 consists of visitor parking for offices. Depending on the office configuration, the space might be free or may have charges.
There are a total of 18 high-speed elevators in Armada Tower, spread out across the three buildings. Service elevators are also there for transporting heavy cargo around the buildings.
Security, Central Air-Conditioning and Maintenance Services
District cooling services are provided by Empower while electricity and water services are sourced by DEWA. The building also enjoys central heating along with central air-conditioning. There are chiller-free options as well in each of the towers.
Waste disposal and laundry facilities are also available in each of the Armada Towers. Residents receive on-site maintenance facilities at all times. 24-hour security staff surveys the buildings and keeps them secure.
Residents of Armada Tower can utilise the barbecue space for hosting BBQ parties and events. The conference centres are available for official meetings, seminars and events.
Gym and Fitness Facilities
There is a rooftop temperature-controlled swimming pool, sauna and gym in Armada Tower, so that residents and office occupants can keep themselves fit and stay healthy.
Children can spend some quality leisure time in the outdoor garden and kids’ play area in Armada Tower or swim in the wading pool.
Each of the Armada Towers have a rooftop café, restaurants and bars open to both residents and occupants of commercial spaces. Other than that, there is an Armada Clinic and Surgical Centre, a pharmacy, a laundry facility and a Carrefour Market on the ground floor.
The towers are located within walking distance from the community garden. The community garden offers a lush view of the greenery along with pavement and lake fountains.
Concierge and Guest Services
There is an elegant lobby in each of the three towers, which consists of a waiting area and help-desk facility. The concierge is present 24 hours a day. Guests can contact their hosts via intercom facility through the help-desk.
Armada Tower is a pet-friendly complex overall, however, it is better to confirm with the landlord or the hotel management regarding the policy of pets.
Armada Tower is equipped with state of the art CCTV cameras, which allow the security staff to monitor the building efficiently at all times. Fire extinguishers are installed throughout the complex including the residential units and offices.
Armada Tower Floor Plans
Floor plans for Armada Tower are such that:
- Studio apartments consist of one unit type
- 1-bedroom apartments consist of four unit types
- 2-bedroom apartments consist of one unit types
- 3-bedroom apartments consist of two unit types
- 4-bedroom apartments consist of one unit types
There are 2D and 3D floor plans for Armada Tower on Bayut, available separately for each individual tower.
Apartment Types in Armada Tower
Apartment types in Armada Tower include studio, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments as well as 4-bedroom penthouses built with state-of-the-art interior such as ceramic tiled flooring. The apartments are wired to provide broadband connection and satellite/cable connection for the residents.
Most of the units feature an open-plan kitchen, fitted with white goods, cabinets, cooking hoods and breakfast bars. All bedrooms come with spacious built-in wardrobes while the master bedrooms include dressing rooms.
The serviced 351 hotel suites come with a flat-screen TV, a mini bar, a safety deposit box, beds with side tables, a desk and a seating area. Complimentary toiletries are available in the bathrooms.
Studio Apartments in Armada Tower
Studio apartments cover an area from 480 sq. ft. to 697 sq. ft. These consist of a living and sleeping area with a large window that illuminates the whole apartment. An open kitchen fitted with white goods, cabinets and a breakfast bar is there. You will find a spacious bathroom with a circular bathroom. These units do not come with balconies.
1-Bedroom Apartments in Armada Tower
1-bedroom apartments cover a floor area ranging between 800 sq. ft. and 1,280 sq. ft. These feature a living and dining area with an open kitchen, a bedroom with an attached bath and a powder room. Some of the units come with a balcony as well. Instead of a balcony in most units, residents will find floor-to-ceiling windows that allow plenty of natural light into the apartments.
2-Bedroom Apartments in Armada Tower
2-bedroom apartments cover an area range between 980 sq. ft. and 1,400 sq. ft. They include a large living and dining area, two bedrooms with attached bathrooms, an open kitchen and a powder room. There is no balcony in this unit type.
3-Bedroom Apartments in Armada Tower
3-bedroom apartments cover an area ranging between 1,000 sq. ft. and 1,400 sq. ft. In these units, you will find a living and dining area with an open kitchen and a powder room as well as three bedrooms with attached bathrooms. Some units feature a small balcony or two as well, extending from the master bedroom and the living area.
4-bedroom Penthouses in Armada Tower
4-bedroom penthouses are the largest and the most luxurious units in the residence. They occupy an average floor area of around 6,572 sq. ft.
The entrance opens into a lobby, which leads to the respective rooms. These units feature a closed-concept kitchen with a dining area. The living room and dining area is expansive enough for setting the dining area separately.
There are four bedrooms with attached bathrooms, as well as an office space, a powder room and a maid’s room with an attached bathroom. The bathrooms in the bedrooms come with a bidet as well.
Most Popular Apartment Types in Armada Tower
Based on searches conducted by users on Bayut.com over the past 12 months
As per searches conducted on Bayut, 1-bedroom apartments in Armada Tower ranked first on the search results. 3-bedroom apartments ranked second, studio apartments ranked third while 2-bedroom apartments ranked fourth and last with the least views.
Rental Trends in Armada Tower
There are many choices when it comes to looking for apartments for rent in Armada Tower, Jumeirah Lake Towers. Those interested can get information from the listed rental trends. Rent is payable in up to four cheques as well.
- Studio apartments for rent in Armada Tower start from AED 35k and go up to AED 45k.
- Rent for 1-bedroom apartments for rent in Armada Tower ranges between AED 45k and AED 75k.
- You can rent a 2-bedroom apartment for rental prices between AED 65k and AED 75k.
- 3-bedroom apartments for rent in Armada Tower may cost anywhere between AED 80k and AED 90k.
You can browse across many more apartments for rent in Jumeirah Lake Towers that might be available in the same rental range.
Sales Trends in Armada Tower
Armada Tower apartments for sale are available at different prices depending on the configuration.
- You can find a studio apartment for sale in Armada Tower for an average price of AED 450K.
- The price of 1-bedroom apartments for sale in Armada Tower ranges between AED 584K and 725K.
- You can buy a 2-bedroom apartment in Armada Tower for an average price of AED 900K.
- The pricing of 3-bedroom apartments for sale in Armada Tower starts from AED 870K and goes up to AED 1.1M.
A majority of the apartments for sale in Jumeirah Lake Towers have more or less the same configurations and pricing.
Rental Yield in Armada Tower
Based on searches conducted by users on Bayut.com over the past 12 months
Armada Tower, Dubai serves as an attractive choice for investment. Studio apartments yield the highest ROI of 9.1%. 1-bedroom apartments rank second with an ROI of 7.9%, followed by 1-bedroom apartments with an ROI of 7.8% and 3-bedroom apartments with an ROI of 7.4%.
Properties in Armada Tower
Properties in Armada Tower, Dubai include:
- Shell and core offices
- Fully fitted offices
- Retail units
Offices in Armada Tower
Jumeirah Lake Towers is home to many mixed-use buildings and serves as one of the popular areas for renting offices in Dubai. Armada Tower is one of the buildings in the community offering offices on rental and sales basis both.
There are two types of office units available in Armada Tower: shell and core units and fully-fitted units. They are spread over an area starting from 688 sq. ft. going up to 21,000 sq. ft.
Depending on the office configuration, there may be a bathroom or toilet, pantry or wet kitchen and a balcony. All offices include multiple large windows allowing plenty of natural light into the units. These provide views of the neighbouring Dubai Marina.
Shell and core units are suitable for those interested in installing their fixtures and fittings from scratch. These feature an open-plan layout with no pillars, high ceilings, kitchens with tiled flooring and walls as well as built-in cabinets. The larger combined offices come with plenty of toilets as well.
The fully fitted offices come with the necessary fixtures and fittings such as ceilings with suspended metal grids, ceramic flooring and partitions in some cases.
Shops in Armada Tower
Plenty of retail units and shops in Armada Tower are situated on the ground floor. They are suitable for being used as cafes, mini marts, laundry shops or as salons.
Rental Trends in Armada Tower
Offices for rent in Armada Tower have an annual average lease rate of around AED 65 per sq. ft. The rental trends are such that:
- The rent for fully fitted offices measuring between 761 sq. ft. and 1,062 sq. ft. ranges between AED 37K and AED 75K per year.
- Shell and core units occupying floor areas from 10,000 sq. ft. to 21,000 sq. ft. are available for rents starting from AED 238K going up to AED 1.3M.
You can compare the rental trends for other offices in the community by browsing offices for rent in Jumeirah Lake Towers on Bayut.
Sale Trends in Armada Tower
You can buy an office in Armada Tower, Jumeirah Lake Towers according to the listed sales trends.
- The sale price of fully fitted offices measuring around 970 sq. ft. ranges between AED 480K and AED 490K.
- A fitted office with an average floor area of 1,440 sq. ft. may cost you around AED 1M.
- Shell and core units with an average floor area of 5,059 sq. ft. are available for AED 6M.
- Prices of fully fitted offices measuring between 10,367 sq. ft. and 20,992 sq. ft. fluctuate between AED 7.2M and AED 12.7M respectively.
For more options within the same community, you can check out other offices for sale in Jumeirah Lake Towers on Bayut.
Transportation near Armada Tower
The location of the towers makes it convenient for the residents to access bus stations, metro stations and even tram stations. As such, residents can rest assured that they will be able to commute easily with the numerous forms of transportation near Armada Tower, Jumeirah Lake Towers.
Bus Stations near Armada Tower
There are a number of bus stations in the Jumeirah Lake Towers community, making it easy to access bus stations and bus stops via foot.
Bus stations near Armada Tower include Tiffany Tower Bus Stop, Saba 1 Tower Bus Stop, DMCC Metro Station Landside Bus Stop and DAMAC Metro Station Landside Bus Stop.
Metro Stations near Armada Tower
The location of the Armada complex makes it accessible to numerous metro stations. The closest metro stations near Armada Tower include DAMAC Properties Metro Station, DMCC Metro Station 1 and Jumeirah Lake Towers Metro Station. All of these are located within walking distance.
Tram Stations near Armada Tower
Dubai Marina Tram Stop is located within walking distance. Some other tram stations near Armada Tower include Jumeirah Lake Towers Tram Stop, Dubai Marina Mall Tram Stop and Jumeirah Beach Residence 2 Tram Stop. All of these are reachable within a 13-minute drive.
Restaurants near Armada Tower
Jumeirah Lake Towers is home to a variety of eateries. Most of these are located short distances away, making them easily accessible via foot.
Casual dining restaurants in Jumeirah Lake Towers, near Armada Tower, include:
- LEVEL 1 Restaurant Bar & Terrace – Armada Tower 2/Armada BlueBay Hotel
- Mythos – Armada Tower 2/Armada BlueBay Hotel
- The Yellow Chili by Sanjeev Kapoor – Al Seef 3
- The Gbemi’s Kitchen – Al Waleed Tower
- Al Kamil Restaurant and Billiard – Madina Towers
LEVEL 1 Restaurant Bar & Terrace and Mythos are located in Armada Tower 2 or Armada BlueBay Hotel. LEVEL 1 Restaurant Bar & Terrace is an Asian restaurant, which also features a full bar while Mythos is a Greek restaurant.
The Yellow by Sanjeev Kapoor, The Gbemi’s Kitchen and Al Kamil Restaurant and Billiard are a short walk away. The Yellow Chili by Sanjeev Kapoor serves items from a North Indian menu, such as different types of kebabs and biryani. At The Gbemi’s Kitchen, you can enjoy organic African food. Al Kamil Restaurant and Billiard offers Uzbek, Turkish and Indian cuisines.
Cafes near Armada Tower include:
- Friends’ Avenue Cafe – Fortune Executive Towers
- Costa Coffee – X2 Tower
- Double D’s – Cluster Q
- Boon Coffee – One Lake Plaza
You can reach all of these cafes by walk or within an 8-minute drive.
Fine dining options near Armada Tower include:
- The Cavendish Restaurant – Bonnington Jumeirah Lake Towers
- Shamiana – Taj Jumeirah Lake Towers
- Leonardo – Stella Di Mare Hotels & Resorts, Dubai Marina
- Atelier M – Pier 7, Dubai Marina
- Toro Toro – Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina
The Cavendish Restaurant and Shamiana are accessible through a walk. The Cavendish Restaurant offers British, Irish, Mediterranean cuisines in buffet options as well while Shamiana is an Indian restaurant.
Leonardo, Atelier M and Toro Toro are 13 minutes away in Dubai Marina. Leonardo is an Italian restaurant while Atelier M serves French and Mediterranean items. Toro Toro is a Latin American restaurant, offering quality dishes in a Latin American setting.
Nightlife options near Armada Tower include:
- Pitchers Sports Bar – Armada Tower 2/Armada BlueBay Hotel
- Nola Eatery & Social House – Armada Tower 2/Armada BlueBay Hotel
- Hoxton Bar & Urban Eatery – Armada Tower 2/Armada BlueBay Hotel
- Couqley French Bistro & Bar – Movenpick Jumeirah Lake Towers
Pitchers Sports Bar, Nola Eatery & Social House and Hoxton Bar & Urban Eatery are located in Armada Tower 2/Armada BlueBay Hotel while Couqley French Bistro & Bar is 11 minutes away by car. Most of these nightlife options make up the best bars and lounges in Jumeirah Lake Towers.
Supermarkets near Armada Tower
There are a variety of grocery stores, convenience stores and renowned supermarkets in the Jumeirah Lake Towers community.
Some of the popular supermarkets near Armada Tower include:
- Carrefour Market – Armada Tower 1
- Spinneys – Jumeirah Bay X2
- ZOOM Supermarket – Mazaya Business Avenue
- West Zone Fresh Supermarket – Al Seef Tower 2
- Mohed Grocery – Lake View Towers
The ground floor of Armada Tower 1 houses a branch of Carrefour Market, which is one of the best supermarkets in Dubai. Carrefour Markets boast of all kinds of products including food items, hygiene and cleaning products, electronic items, daily groceries etc.
At a drive of 4 minutes, you will find a branch of Spinneys and West Zone Fresh Supermarket. This branch offers a hot food counter, a flower shop and a section for books and magazines as well as telecom charge cards.
West Zone Fresh Supermarkets offer a wide range of items, including food items such as organic and frozen food, staples and pulses, seafood and even pet food. They also consist of a butchery and bakery and non-food items such as cosmetics, hygiene products, novelty items and personal care products.
You can reach ZOOM Supermarket and Mohed Grocery in 12 minutes by car. ZOOM Market was launched in 2011 and consists of a variety of grocery items including fresh and packaged food items. Mohed Grocery is a small convenience store from where you can purchase everyday grocery products.
Some of the buildings near Armada Tower include:
- Saba Tower 3 – residential building
- Green Lakes S2 – residential building
- V3 Tower – residential building
- Lake Terrace – residential building
- Lake View Tower – residential building
- Reef Tower – commercial building
- HDS Business Centre – commercial building
All of these listed buildings are located within walking distance from the complex.
There is no shortage of recreational spots near the building, where residents and office occupants can visit for some relaxation time.
Landmarks near Armada Tower include:
- Swiss Art Gate UAE
- Dubai Marina Walk
- Dubai Marina Mall
- Bluewaters Island
- Madinat Jumeirah
Swiss Art Gate UAE is the nearest landmark, located at a distance of 6 minutes from the complex. It provides art consultancy services and promotes mutual understanding between the UAE and Switzerland. A number of events and workshops are held throughout the year at Swiss Art UAE.
Dubai Marina Walk and the Dubai Mall can be reached in 12 minutes. Dubai Marina Walk is a promenade that features a variety of restaurants, shops, play areas, yachts and dhow cruises and mosque tours.
Dubai Marina Mall houses over 140 shopping outlets, 21 restaurants as well as well as recreational activities. Some of the activities you can enjoy in Dubai Marina Mall include watching a movie at the Reel Cinemas, Zip Lining, staying at Address Dubai Marina or dining in its numerous restaurants.
Bluewaters Island is a new waterfront project at a drive of 14 minutes. Featuring a mix of commercial, residential and recreational spaces, the island is home to Ain Dubai, the largest Ferris Wheel in the world. Additionally, it also consists of retail outlets, dine-in options and the luxurious Caesars Palace Bluewaters hotel.
Madinat Jumeirah is 17 minutes away. Madinat Jumeirah is a 5-star resort, housing numerous hotels, cafes, upscale restaurants, retail outlets, a theatre as well as kid-friendly activities such as the Wild Wadi Waterpark and Sindbad’s Kids Club.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Armada Tower, Dubai offers a luxurious standard of life and lies within close distance to miscellaneous amenities such as supermarkets, restaurants, cafes as well as bus stops and metro stations.
However, Jumeirah Lake Towers is known to get rather packed and noisy, hence making it difficult to avoid the traffic, especially during peak hours. The community may not be suitable for those considering a tranquil lifestyle as the noise and traffic jam make up some of the cons of living in Jumeirah Lake Towers.
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