Dubai Hills Estate is one of the new mixed purpose communities offering luxury living in Dubai. The well-planned, multi-purpose development by Emaar, which is still in its early stages of handover, has become highly popular with investors, prospective homeowners and tenants. If you are thinking of buying a home in this community or moving to the area, here are some of the pros and cons of Dubai Hills Estate that you should consider.
About Emaar Dubai Hills Estate
Dubai Hills Estate is a cluster of elegantly designed, sustainable residential communities surrounding an 18-hole championship golf course. It is a joint venture between Emaar Properties and Meraas Holding featuring vast green areas, parks and walkways. The entire development will span over 11 million sq. m. and is located in one of the finest locations in Dubai, close to Mohammed Bin Rashid City (MBR City). The highlights of this project include the 282,000 sq. m Dubai Hills Mall and the 18-hole championship golf course. One can also expect to find office spaces, sports facilities and hotels in the master-planned community.
Emaar’s Dubai Hills Estate is divided into three zones with villas, shopping centres, restaurants and residential towers. Once complete, it will be a self-sufficient community offering leisure destinations and luxury residential options for families and professionals. Some of the communities in Dubai Hills Estate have been handed over, but there are still many off-plan projects in the area that investors and homebuyers can look into.
Let us now explore the pros and cons of Dubai Hills Estate.
Pros of Dubai Hills Estate
Let us start with some of the best aspects of living in Dubai Hills Estate. The area is already attracting a significant number of buyers and tenants thanks to its family-friendly amenities and international standards of construction. Those planning to move to Dubai Hills Estate can take note of some of the main advantages of the neighbourhood so they are well aware of the perks of this upcoming neighbourhood.
As mentioned, earlier Dubai Hills is located in the broader MBR City community close to Al Barsha and Al Quoz. It is also easily accessible from other communities developed by Emaar such as Downtown Dubai, Dubai Marina and Emirates Hills.
Residents living in Dubai Hills can enjoy some aesthetic views of landmarks like the Burj Khalifa and the golf course. Major locations of the city are a short drive from the area. In fact, due to the enviable Dubai Hills Estate location between Al Khail Road and Emirates Road, residents can reach places like Dubai Marina, Downtown Dubai and the Dubai International Airport within 20-30 minutes.
Quiet and Peaceful
Despite having a central location in the city, one of the biggest benefits of Dubai Hills Estate is that it is a quiet and peaceful area. Residents can enjoy tranquil living without being away from the city centre. This brings us to the next advantage of living in Dubai Hills Estate.
One of the undeniable attractions of living in Dubi Hills Estate is the community’s family-friendly features. You can choose from a wide range of townhouses and villas in exclusive gated communities with lavish gardens and open green areas.
The abundance of parks and open spaces ensures that children can make the most of their playtime, while adults can enjoy walking and jogging in the fresh air. The community retail destination, Dubai Hills Estate Mall is also set to become one of the region’s largest family entertainment complexes. Amenities like supermarkets and schools are also located nearby. GEMS World Academy, GEMS New Millennium School and several other educational institutes are also located near this area.
The newly opened Kings College Hospital near the entrance of Emaar Dubai Hills Estate has a capacity of 100 beds and offers the best in British healthcare.
Variety of Properties to Choose From
Upon completion, Dubai Hills Estate will feature more than 2,000 villas and thousands of apartments in mid-rise buildings. These residential units will be home to over 100,000 people in the future.
When it comes to apartments for rent in Dubai Hills Estate, you can choose from 1 to 4-bedroom units. Similarly, villas in Dubai Hills Estate are available in 3 to 7-bedroom configurations. The average rent for 1-bedroom apartments in Dubai Hills is AED 66k per year. The larger 4-bedroom units in Dubai Hills Estate can be rented for an average price of AED 129k per year.
For 3-bedroom villas in Dubai Hills Estate, the average rental price is AED 124k per year. On the other end of the spectrum, you can rent 7-bedroom villas in Dubai Hills for an average rental price of AED 515k per year.
From an investment point of view, 1-bedroom apartments for sale in Dubai Hills range from AED 539k to AED 1.6M. Villas for sale in Dubai Hills Estate are priced between AED 1.7M to AED 34M depending on sub-community, luxury amenities and square footage.
The semi-detached houses or townhouses for sale in Dubai Hills Estate can cost between AED 1.6M to AED 4.7M. Those interested in buying villas and townhouses in Dubai Hills can expect a good ROI as well. The most popular communities in the area include Maple Dubai Hills Estate, Park Heights, Sidra Villas, Golf Place and Golf Grove.
Promotes an Active Lifestyle
One of the major pros of living in Dubai Hills Estate is that the development offers an active lifestyle.
When completed, there will be parks, green spaces, tennis courts and a 54 km bicycle track in the community. The upcoming Dubai Hills Park will also have a jogging track, a volleyball court, a tennis court, a skate park, a splash park, an outdoor gym, a children’s play area and wadi trails. Apartment buildings in the community also feature communal gyms and pools, which further adds to the fitness and recreational facilities in Dubai Hills Estate.
Of course, the crown jewel of Dubai Hills Estate is the golf club. The 18-hole champion course of Dubai Hills Golf Club covers an area of 1.2 million sq. m. It features a floodlit practice facility, a driving range, putting area, a golf academy and a couple of eateries as well.
Finally, pet-owners will be happy to know that Dubai Hills Estate is the latest addition to the list of pet-friendly areas in Dubai. The development allows you to keep pet dogs, cats, birds, fish and reptiles as long as you don’t breed or raise them for commercial purposes.
These are some of the major benefits of living in Dubai Hills Estate. Now let’s move on to some of the things to consider before moving to Dubai Hills Estate.
Cons of Living in Dubai Hills Estate
While there are many benefits of living in Dubai Hills Estate, there are few aspects that may not suit some people. Take a look at some of the disadvantages of Dubai Hills Estate so you are well-informed.
Since Dubai Hills Estate is still in its developmental phase, there is ongoing construction in the area. Some residents might be concerned about this, however, most construction sites are generally away from the residential villas and townhouses.
Lack of Public Transport
Dubai Hills Estate currently lacks an abundance of public transport facilities. However, this is expected to change soon when bus stops are added to the community. Until then, residents can use metro and bus facilities in the nearby Al Barsha community.
This wraps up our list of pros and cons of living in Dubai Hills Estate. Overall, the development is an attractive option for home buyers, property investors and tenants interested in one of the hottest new residential areas in Dubai.
The availability of upcoming amenities, such as malls, cinemas, stores and restaurants will allow for a dynamic lifestyle while proximity to other residential areas like Al Barsha expands education and healthcare options for the residents of Dubai Hills Estate.
If you are interested in similar Emaar communities with a wealth of recreational facilities, you can also read more about the pros and cons of Emirates Hills, another luxury residential development in Dubai. You can also read our comparison of Arabian Ranches and Dubai Hills to see how the latter fares against one of the most popular residential communities in Dubai.
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