Having easy access to public transport is definitely a blessing in a busy city like Dubai. Since it’s launch in 2009, the Dubai Metro has been an absolute blessing for those who don’t drive or want to avoid peak hour traffic. We have already covered some of the areas to live in Dubai near the metro, but if you are looking for affordable apartments for rent near the metro in Dubai we have the perfect list for you! Take a look at these 8 awesome areas for flats in Dubai near the metro that are also budget-friendly!
1. Affordable apartments near Stadium and Al Nahda Metro Stations
When it comes to affordable apartments for rent near the Dubai metro, Al Nahda is one of the most popular areas. Located close to both the Stadium and Al Nahda metro stations, this area is perfect for those looking for budget-friendly flats near the metro in Dubai. Even if some flats in Al Nahda may not be at a walkable distance to the metro, there are several buses that connect to these metro stations, making the area a good choice for those relying on public transportation in Dubai. It’s also a popular area with families because of the proximity to the schools near Al Nahda.
The average rent for a studio in Al Nahda is AED 35k, 1-bedroom flats are at AED 47k and 2 BHK units are at AED 61k.
2. Al Qusais flats near Dubai Metro Stations
An extremely popular residential area for those looking at affordable apartments for rent near the metro in Dubai on the green line, Al Qusais is ideally placed near the Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA) metro station and the Al Qusais metro stations. The average price for studios here is the same as Al Nahda at AED 35k. For renting 1-bedroom apartments in Al Qusais the average price is AED 47.75k and 2-bedroom apartments go for AED 65k.
3. Deira apartments near Metro Stations in Dubai
Deira is one of the best areas for renting affordable flats near the Dubai metro. It is well connected to several metro stations in Dubai including the Union metro station which connects both the red and green lines. Other popular stations near the rental apartments in Deira include Al Rigga, Abu Hail, Al Qiyada and the Deira City Centre metro stations.
The average rent for studios in Deira is AED 37.5k, 1 BHK units are at AED 58k and more spacious 2-bedroom apartments are at AED 85k.
4. Al Karama apartments near ADCB Metro station
Next on our list of areas with affordable apartments for rent near the metro in Dubai is Al Karama. The ADCB metro station is conveniently located for residents of apartments in Al Karama, and there also several bus routes that connect this area to both the Jafiliya metro station and the Burjuman metro station, making the location a good choice for those relying on public transport in Dubai.
The studios in Al Karama average at AED 43.5k, 1 BHK flats are slightly more expensive at AED 74k, and 2-bedroom apartments are at AED 92k. While this might seem a little higher, there are current listings on Bayut for 1 and 2-bedroom units here starting at AED 48k and AED 58k respectively, which means there are plenty of affordable options in the area too.
4. Bur Dubai flats near Dubai Metro stations
The Burjuman metro station is one of the most frequented ones in the Dubai Metro as it connects the red and green line and is also close to the Burjuman mall. Besides this station, Al Fahidi is another popular option for those choosing to rent affordable apartments near the metro in Dubai.
In terms of rent, studios in Bur Dubai command an average price of AED 44k, 1-bedroom flats are at AED 64.5k and larger 2-bedroom family apartments are at AED 90k. While these are the average prices in Bur Dubai, there are current listings on Bayut for studios, 1 and 2-bedroom units starting at AED 28k, AED 40k and AED 63k respectively, making Bur Dubai a pocket-friendly choice.
6. Flats in Al Barsha near Sharaf DG Metro and mall of the Emirates Metro stations
Al Barsha is a popular residential area close to the newer parts of Dubai. It’s located close to both the Sharaf DG and Mall of the Emirates (MOE) metro stations. An extremely convenient location for those working on Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Quoz and Barsha Heights, this locality is also popular thanks to the fact that it has a good selection of affordable apartments for rent near the metro in Dubai.
The price of renting studios in Al Barsha on average is AED 45k, 1-bedroom apartments go for AED 59k and 2 BHK units are at AED 85k.
7. Apartments in Tecom or Barsha Heights Near Dubai Internet City Metro Station
One of the best areas to live in Dubai near the metro is Tecom, which is now known as Barsha Heights. This locality is perfect for those working in Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City and of course Barsha Heights. Even if you need to commute to Jebel Ali, Business Bay or Downtown Dubai, the travel time is less than 30 minutes, making it the ideal spot for working professionals in Dubai. In terms of prices for these flats near the Dubai Intenet City metro station, the average rent for studios in Barsha Heights(Tecom) is AED 55k, 1-bedrooms are at AED 70k and 2 BHK units are at AED 88k.
8. JLT apartments near DMCC Metro Station
Recently, the Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) metro station was renamed to Dubai Multi Commodities Centre or DMCC metro station. The apartments in JLT are ideally located for those who want access to this metro station, making it a convenient neighbourhood for those relying on public transportation. The average prices for studios in JLT are AED 55k, while 1 and 2-bedroom properties are leased for an average of AED 75k and AED 100k respectively. There are units which, as per current listings, start at AED 39k, AED 48k and AED 62k respectively for studios, 1 and 2-bedroom apartments in JLT, making it a reasonably-priced area with easy access to metro stations.
While these are the present areas that have affordable apartments in Dubai close to metro stations, once the new line opens up, other popular communities such as Discovery Gardens, Al Furjan, Jumeirah Golf Estates, and Dubai Investment Park (DIP) will also become viable options. One of the most prominent projects connected to the Expo 2020 in Dubai, this Route 2020 extension will be a welcome addition for those looking to rent apartments near the metro in Dubai.
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