Interest in buying an apartment in Motor City has recently piqued after Dubai residents crowned it the best residential area to live. In an online survey, participants judged Dubai neighbourhoods based on factors like layout and spaciousness, the quality of local amenities, the accessibility to public transport and overall value for money. Motor City came out on top, scoring highest for layout and size, parking availability and a perceived level of safety. The previously underrated Motor City is shifting gears and emerging as one of the best areas to invest in property in Dubai.
- Despite having a distinct atmosphere of its own, it only takes ten minutes by car to be back in the hub of everything again. By car, it is 15 minutes from Motor City to JBR, 20 minutes to Downtown Dubai/Business Bay and 30 minutes to Dubai International Airport. The F29 bus route connects Motor City and Sports City with Mall of the Emirates.
Accessibility and Commute Times to/from Motor City
Apartments in Motor City - The apartments for sale in Motor City comprise studio apartments, 1 and 2-bedroom apartments in low and medium rise buildings, and more spacious units. Most apartments come with 1 or 2 parking spaces and some even with a storeroom. The kitchens are open plan and lead onto lounges although there is some variation in layout. Deciding to buy an apartment in Motor City is only the start; there is a diversity of areas and projects that offer various benefits to the homeowner. For example, Uptown Motor City is slightly more in-the-action, with impeccably designed apartments overlooking the Dubai Autodrome.
Potential for Return on Investment in Motor City - If you’re looking for a buy-to-rent apartment, Motor City is listed among JBR, JLT, and Business Bay as areas that promise high rental returns. Motor City, as a community with a consistent occupancy rate, is known to provide as high as a 9 percent return on investment - which sits at the upper end of average Dubai rates. Additionally, it is a freehold development which means the properties are “free from hold” from any entity besides the owner. In other words, if you buy a freehold property, you own that unit and the land it stands on, and you have free reign to upgrade, make additions, sell or lease the property at your discretion.
Lifestyle and Community in Motor City - Motor City’s developers, Union Properties PJSC, are one of the UAE’s leading property investment developers. They’ve also famously developed Uptown Mirdif and Green Community, two of the greenest areas in Dubai, and Motor City is no exception. With millennials currently making up half of Dubai’s population, there are always young families looking to rent in child-friendly areas like Motor City. It is particularly appealing to those with children as there are currently no licensed bars or nightclubs in Motor City. What there is an abundance of is green parks and the 24h security systems - the key selling points of apartment units in Motor City.