According to Dubai Statistics Centre’s latest population report, approximately 2,883,587 people reside in Dubai. Joining this information is the results of Bayut’s long-conducted survey on what are the prefered areas of Dubai among representatives of different age groups. The survey was conducted amongst thousands of subscribers on Bayut.com and the most interest generated by different age groups was for the following areas:
18-24-year-olds: Burj Khalifa
The choice is obvious for those born in the late 90s. Whether they’re looking to buy or rent, nothing comes close to the one and only… Burj Khalifa. What can we possibly say that hasn’t been reiterated countless times about the emirate’s focal point and a wonder of modern architecture? Burj Khalifa is iconic; it is celebrated; it’s a status symbol.
What the choice of the area tells us about 18-24-year-olds? They are ambitious, go-getting, and not afraid to dream BIG. As it should be.
25-34-year-olds: Dubai Silicon Oasis
Dubai Silicon Oasis has some of the most affordable rentals in Dubai, which makes it the preferred choice for young working professionals. As the name suggests, DSO is a free-zone area with diverse technology-based businesses, such as Schneider Electric, Fujitsu or Western Digital. Naturally, the community is most convenient for those employed in the tech sector.
What the choice of the area tells us about 25-34-year-olds? With studios starting at AED 4K and easy access to SZR, users who search for DSO are shrewd, practical and very likely – a tech guru.
35-44-year-olds: Business Bay
We are definitely in Business Class here. Apartments in Business Bay are ideal for the Dubai businessman/businesswoman on the move. With excellent, efficient apartments that offer ambition-satisfying views and proximity to thousands of offices, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai Metro and Dubai Mall, it’s no wonder that living in Business Bay is the primary goal for men and women in their prime.
What the choice of the area tells us about 35-44-year-olds? They are practical people who value connectivity and a modern, high-rise lifestyle.
In various real estate market reports, Mirdif is often the most searched-for area. A predictable result, given it’s one of the more mature areas of Dubai with a myriad of relatively affordable villas and apartments. What wasn’t discernible before is that Mirdif is the top pick for Bayut’s users aged 45 to 54. This proves the area’s family-friendliness and plentitude in the way of amenities.
What the choice of the area tells us about 45-54-year-olds? Residents in these age groups are mature, settled, family-focused and prefer peace over hustle & bustle.
55-64-year-olds: Palm Jumeirah
It’s hardly a surprise that the successful business owners, CEOs and heads of departments choose to live at the exclusive address that is Palm Jumeirah. Once you become senior in your field, won’t you? The Palm has everything you need to lead a luxury lifestyle that those aged 55-64 truly deserve. From luxury villas to private beaches and a plethora of restaurants and clubs, the Palm is perfection.
What the choice of the area tells us about 55-64-year-olds? Citizens and expats in this age group are successful, rich and know what they’re worth.
65-year-olds and older residents: Dubai Marina
Not only has The Marina got iconic architecture and easy access to the beach, but it’s also a city within a city regarding lifestyle and amenities. According to results of our survey, the Marina is not just trending among go-getting millennials. There is a strong demand for apartments in Marina among business owners, chairmen and other leading expats and citizens of Dubai.
What the choice of the area tells us about 65-year-olds? They are accomplished owners of private businessmen and chairmen of successful companies with a youthful spirit, a good taste in views, and a bit of disposable income.
With that, we conclude our trend report on popular areas to live in Dubai according to age groups. Are you surprised by people’s choices? What are your thoughts on these areas? Drop us a message on firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to let us know what your favourite area is and why.