If you could define living in Dubai in a single word, what would it be? ‘Luxurious’, ‘glamorous’ and ‘modern’ are probably a few of the words that will pop up. While Dubai real estate is peppered with an abundance of luxury communities, residential areas and buildings, there are few gated-communities that can come close to the classy elegance of the Emirates Hills, the crowning glory in Emaar’s impressive portfolio of properties under the larger Emirates Living development. Living in Emirates Hills is every nature lover’s dream with beautifully landscaped gardens, massive golf courses and sparkling lakes.
Pros of living in Emirates Hills:
A gated-community perfect for those who love the finer things in life, Emirates Hills sets the bar for an opulent lifestyle with top-notch amenities and an array of recreational facilities. If you think this sounds like the home for you, here are some of the benefits of living in Emirates Hills that you should be aware of.
The stunning golf courses
This exclusive gated-community in Dubai is home to one of the ultimate luxury destinations in the entire city. Address Montgomerie is designed by the famous record-holding Scottish golfer, Colin Stuart Montgomerie. The 18-hole championship course is a golfer’s dream and comes with 2 golf shops, 9-hole par 3 floodlit academy course, floodlit practice facilities and large locker rooms with a steam room and plunge pool. The 265 acres of cascading fairways and gardens consist of a combination of extravagant event venues, luxury accommodations and unmatched culinary delights. The lucky owners of properties in Emirates Hills have easy access to Montgomerie Golf Academy, Fitness JLT and Montgomerie Golf Driving Range, making it a great choice for golf enthusiasts in the city.
The luxury villas
When it comes to prestigious addresses in Dubai, it cannot get more exclusive or luxurious than these French-themed villas with stunning views of a world-renowned golf course. The gorgeous villas in Emirates Hills are spread over Montgomerie Hills, Dyaar Al Hambra, Montgomerie Maisonettes, and Signature Villas with built-up area ranging from just over 2000 sq.ft to massive units upwards of 45,000 sq.ft. The units offer spectacular views of the course and come with spacious living rooms, master bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, large roof terraces, relaxing lounges, fully fitted kitchens and storage areas. You can often find those living in Emirates Hills spending their evenings relaxing on the patio with manicured gardens, especially when the temperatures cool down during the winter months.
Here are some of the popular property configurations for the villas in Emirates Hills.
- 3-bedroom villas – 2,300 sq.ft – 3,000 sq,ft and above
- 4-bedroom villas – 3,011 sq.ft – 11,000 sq.ft
- 5-bedroom villas – 11,000 sq.ft – 18,000 sq.ft and above
- 6-bedroom villas – 12,000 sq.ft – 21,000 sq.ft and above
- 7-bedroom villas – 13,000 sq.ft – 23,000 sq.ft and above
- 8+ bedroom villas – 20,000 sq.ft and above
- 3-bedroom villas – 2,600 sq.ft – 3,000 sq.ft and above
- 4-bedroom villas – 2,746 sq.ft and above
- 5-bedroom villas – 8,500 sq.ft – 24,000 sq.ft
- 6-bedroom villas – 9,000 sq.ft – 27,000 sq.ft and above
- 7-bedroom villas – 23,000 sq.ft – 38,000 sq.ft and above
- 8+ bedroom villas – 19,500 sq.ft – and above
The lovely neighbourhood
When it comes to the Emirates Hills location, it is an incredibly upscale area, close to the other Emirates Living communities. In the north, the community is fringed by the properties in Hattan, The Lakes, while The Springs and Jumeirah Islands border Emirates Hills to the south.
Apart from the aesthetic appeal of these neighbouring gated-communities, they also have several luxury amenities and recreational facilities at close proximity to the residents of the Emirates Living community. They have community centres, restaurants, fitness centres, gyms, nurseries, sports courts, and other outdoor facilities. With such a variety of activities to distract you, you can rest assured that there will never be a dull moment when you are living in Emirates Hills.
The abundance of schools
The community is close to several popular schools in Dubai, including Emirates International School, Dubai British School, Regent International School and International Academy. Located near the First Al Khail Street in Emirates Hills, Dubai International Academy, which has an ‘Outstanding’ rating from KHDA, was the very first school in Dubai to offer the IB curriculum.
Emirates International School Meadows is another popular institute with parents in the locality, catering to over 1,660 students from across 80 nationalities. It is also one of the first private schools to have opened in Emirates Hills. For those with tiny tots, the popular nurseries in and around Emirates Hills include Raffles Nursery Emirates Hills and Jebel Ali Village Nursery The Lakes.
The family life
Emirates Hills is without a doubt, a perfect place for a family. The community is well designed with adequate schools, parks, children’s play areas, and is overall a safe neighbourhood. A close-knit community, Emirates Hills regularly organises family days, open markets and other exciting activities to bring families together. An ideal spot to raise children, the spacious homes in Emirates Hills are also welcoming of pets, making it one of the most family-friendly communities in Dubai.
The freehold properties
One of the popular communities for luxury property investments in Dubai, Emirates Hills offers free-hold property ownership to expats. One of the biggest advantages of living in Emirates Hills is the fact that if you fall in love with the neighbourhood, there is the option to buy property here. While they are certainly some of the more expensive properties in the Dubai real estate market, with current prices starting from upwards of AED 6M, these are luxury investments perfect for high net worth individuals.
Cons of Living in Emirates Hills
While those who live in Emirates Hills Dubai have several conveniences, there are always a few things one must consider before moving to Emirates Hills.
The sky-high prices
It’s safe to say that a large percentage of the city’s population would not be able to afford the properties in Emirates Hills, popular as the ‘Beverly Hills’ of Dubai. The community has been and is home to famous personalities, diplomats and renowned politicians. Affordability is not one of the benefits of living in Emirates Hills with the villas for sale starting from upwards of AED 6M, with some units selling for over AED 100M!
Lack of shops, cafes and dining options
While Emirates Hills is one of the most exclusive residential communities in Dubai, residents are short-served when it comes to dining options, shops, stores and even cafes. The A & H Tea Garden, the Hajj’s and the Shed at Faisali are a few popular hangout spots available in the vicinity along with the Address Montgomerie clubhouse. For a spot of shopping or to catch a movie, those living in Emirates Hills can, however, easily get to The Springs Souk, Mall of The Emirates or Ibn Battuta Mall, all of which are a short distance away.
Fewer transportation links
When it comes to public transportation, Emirates Hills, similar to many other villa communities in Dubai, is not located close to a metro station. Those without their own vehicles will find it challenging to get around the community.
At A Glance:
- It is a gated community located in the master-planned development of Emirates Living
- Referred to as the ‘Beverly Hills’ of Dubai
- One of the most expensive residential communities in the city
- Home to the 18-hole Championship golf course in Address Montgomerie.
- Close to some of Dubai’s best schools
- Home to celebrities, politicians and influential personalities (Nawaz Sharif, Sunil Vaswani, Arif Naqvi)
- Villas are available for rent and sale with the number of bedrooms ranging from 3 to over 8
- A family-friendly and secure community.
There you have it! All the benefits of living in Emirates Hills Dubai and some of the things to consider before moving to the community. If you are looking at similar upscale properties in Dubai, be sure to check out the pros and cons of living in Palm Jumeirah and Downtown Dubai, two other elite neighbourhoods in the city.