Dubai is best known for its skyscrapers and glamorous, urban lifestyle, however, there are also plenty of beachfront properties in Dubai that embody the best of waterfront living, perfect for those who can’t resist the calm yet wanderlusty call of the sea. Today, we’re taking a look at some of the best beachfront villas and apartments that are on offer for those who want to wake up to the sun glistening off the water, to feel the sand between their toes just moments after stepping foot outdoors.
The subject of one of the most eye-catching ad campaigns in recent years, 1 JBR is the brainchild of Dubai Properties and boasts two to four bedroom flats, roomy five bedroom penthouses and spacious sun decks so that you can enjoy the panoramic views afforded by the tower’s location at the beginning of JBR. Depending on the unit you choose, expect to enjoy views of the Dubai Eye of Ain Dubai, Palm Jumeirah and of course, the Arabian Gulf.
When it comes to the interiors, 1 JBR apartments have been contemporarily designed using only state of the art materials and fixtures. Adding to the forward-thinking nature of the project, each of the flats in 1 JBR has been built to accommodate smart technology – allowing you to customise your home to suit your needs. Furthermore, several of the units here have large balconies that can fit plunge pools and Jacuzzis…perfect if you fancy a dip! If you don’t have your own hot tub, however, the waterfront building comes with a gorgeous swimming pool in addition to a gym and other rec areas. Or simply head to the sea…it is a beachfront property in Dubai after all!
At a glance…
Located in JBR
Two bedroom apartments from AED 5M (as per Bayut.com)
Delivery scheduled for September 2019
Miami-inspired Beach Vista marks the first of the Emaar Beachfront residences to be put on the market, with all 375 apartments already sold out (worth approximately AED 1B) making it one of the most longed for beachfront properties in Dubai.
Each of the Beach Vista apartments, ranging from one to four bedrooms, feature glass facades – making the most use of the natural sunlight – as well as spacious balconies which allow residents to really enjoy the spectacular views of the Dubai Marina, Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai cityscape and of course, the ultimate USP, the Arabian Gulf. When not enjoying their sumptuously appointed flats, residents can enjoy some of the many facilities afforded to them, such as swimming pools, state of the art gyms and even access to their own 1.5km private beach – exclusive to Emaar Beachfront residents alone.
As a part of the 10 M sq. ft Emaar Beachfront, Beach Vista residents will also be able to enjoy an attractive array of cafes, restaurants, shops, play areas and more lifestyle amenities on the promenade, representative of the offerings that master developer Emaar are known for. Moreover, while those who live in Beach Vista may feel like they’re ‘away from it all’ on their own island, they will still be connected to the rest of the city thanks to direct links to both Palm Jumeirah and Sheikh Zayed Road.
According to Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Director of Emaar Properties, “Beach Vista is for those who value the finer aspects of life, and promises a relaxed lifestyle in a serene setting. It will appeal not just to UAE-based and regional investors but also international buyers who value the distinctive lifestyle choice it offers.”
At a glance…
Located in Emaar Beachfront, Dubai Harbour
Two towers, 33 and 26 storeys
One bedroom apartments from AED 1.2M (as per Bayut.com)
Delivery scheduled for August 2021
Italian fashion house Bulgari needs no introduction. Revered the world over for their ultra luxurious pieces, the brand is beloved by royalty, A-listers and those with a passion for artistic perfection, Bulgari is known for embodying the best of quality, Italian design. And it is this high-end quality that they bring to their beachfront villas in Dubai.
Made up of 173 one to four bedroom apartments and 15 spacious three to six bedroom mansions, each of the waterfront properties at Bulgari Residences basks in breathtaking views of the surrounding bay. Discerning residents also revel in their lavishly appointed homes, with thoughtful, sleek architecture and design features set in lush, landscaped private gardens. They also enjoy access to swimming pools, high-tech gyms and a private beach.
As the Antonio Citterio-designed residences are a part of the recently opened Bulgari Beach Resort, residents of the beach villas and apartments also benefit from all the world-class amenities at the exclusive lifestyle destination, such as delicious five-star cuisine, a state of the art marina, private yacht club, Portofino-reminiscent promenade as well as excellent recreational and sporting facilities that add a touch of adventure to the luxe lifestyle on the island.
Located on Jumeirah Bay Islands by Meraas, Bulgari Residences is a few minutes drive just off the beginning of Beach Road.
At a glance…
Located on Jumeirah Bay
173 apartments, 15 mansions
One bedroom apartments from AED 4.5M (as per Bayut.com)
Another example of spectacular beachfront properties in Dubai, The Cove can be found in Emaar’s much-anticipated Dubai Creek Harbour Development, a sprawling, integrated city-within-a-city. Billed as a ‘sanctuary of sophisticated living’, The Cove is a compilation of upscale one to four bedroom waterfront apartments constructed using organic materials such as stone, soft-hued timber and marble, effortlessly complemented by glass.
Thanks to its variety of configurations and square footage on offer, The Cove lends itself perfectly to family-friendly living, where residents can enjoy breathtaking views of urban Downtown Dubai, the historic Dubai Creek and the natural Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary – home to countless, colourful flamingoes – as well as the iconic Dubai Creek Tower. In addition to the amenities offered by the waterfront apartment towers, residents are moments away from the various facilities that are found by the water, such as those in the marina as well as an upscale assortment of recreational venues, retail options and dining concepts.
Thanks to its location in The Lagoons at the tip of the master development, Dubai Creek Harbour, The Cove enjoys the best of mod cons as well as nature, while the fact that the surroundings are car-free is sure to add to the allure of these splendid homes.
At a glance…
Located in The Lagoons, Dubai Creek Harbour
90 storeys, 400 apartments
One bedroom apartments from AED 1M (as per Bayut.com)
Delivery scheduled for early 2020
The Palm Jumeirah
No list of best beachfront properties in Dubai can be complete without the mention of the waterfront development that started it all – The Palm Jumeirah. The jewel in master developer Nakheel’s glittering crown, The Palm is a lifestyle destination unlike any other, with upper-mid range apartments and ultra-luxe villas with access to their own stretches of private beach, not to mention five star hotels, resorts and spas such as the much-Instagrammed Atlantis, the Anantara, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, The Retreat (a wellness sanctuary on the Crescent), a range of retail options found in The Galleria, the soon-to-open Nakheel Mall and a whole host of dining outlets such as in the hotels, Club Vista Mare, The Avenues and more.
As seen in our January 2018 Dubai Property Market Report, tenants, investors and homebuyers alike remain interested in villas on The Palm – from the Palma Residences with their Santorini-blue accents to the Signature Villas found along the fronds. Recent years have also seen a number of luxuriously upscale apartment towers breaking ground on the man-made island, such as Alef Residences, The Royal Atlantis Residences, The Palm Tower and Mina by Azizi to name a few.
One of the most enticing features of waterfront living on the Palm is the sheer variety of residential options that are on offer. Each with superb amenities and facilities, this neighbourhood truly has it all, from apartments perfectly suited to highflying yet easygoing young professionals to villas that are perfect for suburban family living, a stone’s throw from the bustling city.