Think family-friendly, tranquil villa communities and The Meadows is one of the first that comes to mind. Part of the larger Emirates Living development by Emaar, Meadows Dubai offers a serene community. Also popularly known as ‘Meadows’, the development is made of nine sub-communities that boast two-storey villas. Ranking amongst the top areas to buy villas in Dubai in Bayut’s Q1 2019 market report, The Meadows is a prime residential area with abundant amenities, spacious homes and connectivity. Today, MyBayut is bringing readers a Meadows Dubai review that will update you on life in this area, both the good and the bad. So read on to find out more about the pros and cons of living in The Meadows.
BENEFITS OF LIVING IN THE MEADOWS DUBAI
There’s so much to look forward to when it comes to life in the Meadows, from convenient amenities to a great location. Read on for Bayut’s Meadows Dubai review on all the reasons to move to this community.
The Meadows is located in the heart of New Dubai, behind Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Its central location is what residents praise in any of The Meadows Dubai reviews. This villa development offers peaceful community living while still being close to the city’s attractions. The Meadows is located near entertainment hubs such as Dubai Marina and JBR, and close to commercial areas such as Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City, JLT and Barsha Heights. Residents living in The Meadows also enjoy easy access to Sheikh Zayed Road, especially the sub-community of The Meadows 1. Another one of Dubai’s major road links, Al Khail Road (E44) is also a short distance from The Meadows development. It’s one of the reasons why the villas in Meadows are sought after by investors in Dubai.
The next feature of The Meadows Dubai review are the villas themselves. Many of the residents living in The Meadows have moved to the location in search of larger living spaces. These villas in Meadows feature spacious living and family rooms, kitchens, storage as well as front and back gardens. It’s ideal for families who want to enjoy nature in the heart of the city.
There are various types of villas in Meadows for residents to choose from, ranging from 3 to 7-bedroom configurations. Each bed-type also has several layouts, so those moving to Meadows Dubai are sure to find their ideal home. Some of the houses in The Meadows also have stunning lake and park views, although the sales and rental prices for these units will be higher.
Below is a quick overview of The Meadows villa types and square footage:
- 3-bedroom villas = 3,100 sqft – 4,000 sqft and above
- 4-bedroom villas = 3,578 sqft – 6,000 sqft and above
- 5-bedroom villas = 3,800 sqft – 6,400 sqft and above
- 6-bedroom villas = 4,750 sqft – 6,000 sqft and above
Read any of The Meadows Dubai reviews and it’s not just the villas that are sought after. Residents here enjoy access to basketball and tennis courts, football grounds, swimming pools, play areas and more. Both Meadows 9 and Meadows 6 sub-communities each have a tennis court, which can be used by all residents of The Meadows. There are also lakes and parks dotted throughout the community with barbecue pits and fitness equipment. Golf enthusiasts can make use of the spectacular golf course at the Address Montgomerie in the neighbouring Emirates Hills community. Along with lush landscaping and greenery, living in Meadows is ideal for those who enjoy being outdoors and staying active. It also has the benefits of a gated community, adding another level of security for residents.
The Meadows is also great for those with furry friends as it’s one of the best pet-friendly communities in Dubai! There are also dedicated bins for pet-owners to dispose of waste when taking their dogs for a walk, as well as dog parks in the community.
NEARBY FAMILY FRIENDLY AMENITIES
Another one of the benefits of living in Meadows Dubai is the proximity to family-friendly amenities. Families will benefit from the two schools within the community: Emirates International School – Meadows and Dubai British School. When it comes to everyday essentials, The Meadows Souk – located just outside Meadows 6 – is the answer. This shopping complex has a Spinneys supermarket, Fitness First gym, salons and spas, restaurants and cafes for residents to enjoy. There are also two mosques, a Mediclinic Meadows and an ENOC petrol station within the community itself. So, residents living in The Meadows don’t have to step far for daily errands, which is one of the top Meadows Dubai reviews you’ll find.
Since The Meadows is surrounded by other residential developments such as The Lakes and The Springs, residents can easily enjoy the retail and dining options in community centres there, too.
FRIENDLY COMMUNITY VIBE
Those living in Meadows Dubai will find that the community has a friendly and welcoming nature. The villas in Meadows are home to expats from around the world, so there’s a multicultural vibe in the community, too. There are community events held for festive occasions such as Eid, Diwali and Halloween, along with regular movie nights, for residents to come together and enjoy.
CONS OF LIVING IN THE MEADOWS DUBAI
While there are several benefits to living in The Meadows, there are certain factors to take into consideration before moving to the community. Read on for the next part of Bayut’s Meadows Dubai review that discusses the challenges of living here.
LACK OF ACCESS TO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Living in The Meadows Dubai can be tricky for those rely on public transportation. There are no nearby Dubai Metro stations within walking distance from The Meadows, with the nearest metro stations being DAMAC Properties and DMCC. However, RTA Bus F31 does stop at several points along the subcommunities of Meadows 6, 7 and 8. Taxis are hard to find; residents will most likely have to book them beforehand. Living here is ideal for those who have their own cars. The lack of public transportation is one of the main negatives that’s mentioned in most Meadows Dubai reviews.
Since The Meadows is primarily a residential community, residents will not find much in the way of a nightlife scene here. However, with hotspots such as JBR and Dubai Marina nearby, residents living in The Meadows have an array of bars and beach clubs only a short drive away.
As one of the more established communities in Dubai, the houses in Meadows are also older, which means the interiors in some villas may look dated. However, those looking at the villas for rent in Meadows or interested in buying one will find that most units are well-maintained.
IN A NUTSHELL
Despite being an older development with limited access to public transport, The Meadows offers community living with a wealth of amenities and great connectivity to key areas. Families who still want to be close to landmarks yet have a spacious home for their family to grow should consider living in The Meadows Dubai.
And that completes Bayut’s comprehensive Meadows Dubai review. Keen on moving to the area? Take a look at the most popular areas to rent villas in the Meadows. Or if you’re interested in investing in Dubai real estate, here are the best areas to buy villas in Meadows. And stay tuned to MyBayut for more articles on Dubai’s best residential communities.