While Dubai has a great collection of beautiful engineering marvels and unique architectural accomplishments, the greenest communities of Dubai allow you to stay close to nature and enjoy a holistic lifestyle.
During the last couple of decades, Dubai Municipality and private developers have worked diligently to make the emirate greener. There are several residential areas in Dubai that have an abundance of parks, water features and other green spaces to promote a healthy and eco-friendly lifestyle in the city.
So, which are some of the popular green communities in Dubai? Let’s find out!
BEST AREAS FOR NATURE LOVERS IN DUBAI
- Arabian Ranches
- DAMAC Hills (Akoya by DAMAC)
- The Greens
- Jumeirah Golf Estates
Based on searches conducted by users on Bayut.com over the past 12 months
From rental apartments in The Greens to spacious villas in Arabian Ranches, here are the best areas for nature lovers in Dubai.
Mirdif is most popular residential development with nature lovers, located just 10 minutes from the Dubai International Airport. The community is especially known for its peaceful and tranquil environment. For nature lovers, Mirdif offers an abundance of green spaces. Mirdif Park and Uptown Mirdif Park are a natural retreat for the entire family.
The community is also pet-friendly, and residents have access to sports facilities, swimming pools and play areas for kids.
In fact, rental villas in Mirdif have their own lush, green yards and outdoor spaces. You can rent 3-bedroom villas in Mirdif for an average price of AED 96k per year, whereas 4-bed homes in Mirdif can be rented for AED 118k per year. One can also find 5-bedroom villas in Mirdif, with rental prices averaging at AED 126k per year.
Tenants can also rent apartments in Mirdif near these community parks. You can rent studios in Mirdif for AED 38k per year on average, whereas, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments will cost around AED 54k and AED 73k per year, respectively.
When it comes to top areas to buy properties in Mirdif, you can buy 3-bedroom villas for an average price of 3M.
You can also buy apartments in the community, with prices for studios averaging at AED 564k. If you are looking for larger units, you can buy 2-bed flats in Mirdif for an average price of AED 1.4M.
Next up, we have Arabian Ranches, one of the best villa communities in Dubai. Also simply know as Ranches, this is a self-sustainable community ideal for renters, homeowners and investors. Developed by Emaar Properties, it is home to more than 4,000 villas and townhouses. The Mediterranean and Arabic architecture of the homes is augmented by parks and green spaces in the community. Moreover, Arabian Ranches has many beautiful lakes and ponds as well.
The average rent for villas in Arabian Ranches ranges from AED 143k to AED 240k, when looking at 3 to 5-bedroom villas in the area.
On the other hand, the average prices for villas for sale in Arabian Ranches range from AED 2.3M to AED 4.4M, depending on the bed-type.
Next is the sprawling DAMAC Hills, backed by one of the Dubai’s notable developers, DAMAC Properties. While it is located on Al Qudra Road (D63), in the heart of Dubailand, vast areas of the development are dedicated to gardens and lakes. You will find a skate park, tennis, badminton and tennis courts, football field, stables as well as other leisure facilities in DAMAC Hills.
The development is one of the best places to invest in freehold properties in Dubai. The average price of villas for sale in DAMAC Hills stands at AED 2.2M for 3-bedroom villas. You can also buy 4-bedroom and 5-bedroom villas in DAMAC Hills for an average of AED 2.8M and AED 4.3M, respectively.
DAMAC Hills also has several apartment buildings where the prices to buy studio apartments average at AED 503k. One can also buy 1-bedroom flats in DAMAC Hills for AED 762k, while 2-bedroom apartments can be purchased for an average price of AED 1.3M.
On the other hand, you can rent 3-bedroom villas in DAMAC Hills for AED 110k per year on average. If you are looking for larger homes, you can expect to pay average rents of AED 166k for 4-bedroom villas on DAMAC Hills and AED 180k per year for 5-bedroom villas.
You can also find apartments in the development at reasonable prices. One can rent studios in DAMAC Hills for an average of AED 35k per year. The prices to rent 1 and 2-bedroom flats in DAMAC Hills average at AED 55k and AED 89k respectively.
The crown jewel of DAMAC Hills is Trump International Golf Club, which is an international golf club with restaurants, retail shops and abundant greenery.
The Greens by Emaar is also a top contender for the popular green communities in Dubai.
Apartments in The Greens offer views of Dubai Marina and grassy stretches of nearby golf courses. It consistently ranks as one of Dubai’s most popular areas to rent apartments with prices starting at AED 43k per year for studios.
You can also rent 1-bedroom flats in The Greens for of AED 58k and 2-bedroom apartments for AED 93k.
If you want to invest in the area, you can also purchase studio flats in The Greens for AED 543k whereas the average price for 2-bedroom apartments stands at AED 1.2M.
The central location of this community, as well as the serene atmosphere brought about by its many green spaces, also makes The Greens a sought-after community in Dubai.
JUMEIRAH GOLF ESTATES
Another villa community for golf lovers in Dubai on our list, Jumeirah Golf Estates is spread over 1,100 hectares of lush green landscape. Not only can you find excellent golf facilities in JGE, such as Fire and Earth golf courses, but there are five lakes and plenty of green spaces. This makes JGE one of the most beautiful villa communities in Dubai.
Most villas and apartments offer stunning views of these natural features. You can rent 3-bedroom villas in Jumeirah Golf Estates for AED 195k, 4-bedroom villas for AED 260k and 5-bedroom houses for AED 343k on average.
If you are looking for rental apartments in Jumeirah Golf Estates, you can rent 1-bedroom flats for AED 52k and 2-bedroom apartments for AED 77k.
Villas for sale in JGE are more expensive, with 3-bedroom villas costing around AED 2.7M. Meanwhile, 4-bedroom and 5-bedroom villas for sale cost around AED 4.8M and AED 6.5M, respectively.
Likewise, sales prices for 1-bedroom apartments in Jumeirah Golf Estates average around AED 811k whereas 2-bedroom flats for sale in JGE cost around AED 1M.
Other popular areas for nature lovers in Dubai
Aside from the top five communities, take a look at some of the other residential areas that are a great choice for nature lovers in the city.
When we talk about the best residential areas for nature lovers in Dubai, it doesn’t get any greener than the Green Community! Spread over 67 hectares, Green Community has several parks and gardens that add beauty to this gated community.
One can find a number of villas, townhouses and apartments for sale and for rent in the community. Rents of studio apartments average at AED 37k per year while 1-bedroom apartments have rental costs around AED 58k.
Other than apartments, there is a variety of deluxe villas and townhouses offering spacious living areas, large gardens and a peaceful environment. Villas are available in 3-bed to 5-bed configurations with average asking rents prices ranging from AED 151k to AED 183k.
You can also find properties for sale in the Green Community. These include studios apartments that cost around AED 435k and 1-bedroom apartments that cost around AED 735k.
On the other hand, villas for sale in Green Community cost around AED 2.5M for 3-bedroom units.
There are a few gated communities in Dubai that can rival the opulence of Emirates Hills. Moreover, living in Emirates Hills is every nature lover’s dream with beautifully landscaped gardens, massive golf courses and sparkling lakes. The community is also home to Address Montgomerie, one of the best golf courses in the UAE. It is one of the areas that offers villas with a private pool in Dubai.
You can rent 3-bedroom villas in Emirates Hills for an average of AED 238k per year, whereas 5-bedroom villas in Emirates Hills can be rented for AED 660k per year.
You can also buy 5-bedroom villas in Emirates Hills for an average price of AED 22M.
Moving on, we have Al Barari, a villa community featuring parks, lakes, freshwater streams and cascades. Developers have organised villas in Al Barari in leaf-shaped clusters to reduce damage to water and land. They also surrounded the homes with plants and trees to provide shade and keep the properties cooler.
This reduces electricity costs in Al Barari, a development that is already famous for its sustainable properties with solar panels and other energy-efficient home systems.
Among the other facilities in Al Barari is a privately-owned nursery and six themed gardens that have more than 700 plants!
If you are looking for villas in Al Barari, the average asking rents for 4-bedroom homes for AED 462k.
On the other hand, the price to purchase 4-bedroom villas averages at AED 10.5M.
Finally, we have Dubai Culture Village, a waterfront development near Al Jaddaf, also known as Jaddaf Waterfront. It’s particularly known for the Jaddaf Waterfront Sculpture Park, which is the first open-air sculpture park in the UAE.
You can rent studios in Culture Village for AED 51k on average, whereas 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom flats can be rented for AED 68k and AED 94k, respectively.
You can also purchase studios in Culture Village for an average price of AED 814k.
Other residential areas for nature lovers in Dubai include Jumeirah Bay Islands, The Sustainable City and The Gardens.
This wraps up our guide to some of Dubai’s popular neighbourhoods for those who like to close to nature! Many of these are also ranked among the pet-friendly areas in Dubai.
The emirate has also invested heavily in sustainable living over the years, and you can also check out the best sustainable communities in Dubai as well.
Of course, most popular residential developments in Dubai are located close to parks and other green spaces. You can find villas, townhouses and apartments near the beautiful parks in Dubai.
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