Living in Jumeirah is an opportunity to experience a relaxed, family-friendly lifestyle, coupled with fabulous amenities and facilities. If you’re looking for a stress-free and safe area for your family and kids – look no further than Jumeirah. Today, Bayut takes a look at life in Jumeirah, to show you the advantages, as well as the things to consider, about life in Jumeirah.
BENEFITS OF LIVING IN JUMEIRAH
perfect for beach lovers
Fancy a swim in the crystal blue waters of Dubai’s sea, or, sunbathe on the warm sand? Residents living in Jumeirah can enjoy all this after a quick walk to Jumeirah Beach. Jumeirah’s community sits on the sandy coastline of Jumeirah Beach, so for residents living in Jumeirah, every day can be a beach day.
Jumeirah Beach is also a popular destination in Dubai for outdoor water activities like sailing, jet skiing, windsurfing and banana boat riding. Lifeguards are present on the beach so you can swim in safety, although of course, take care to supervise children and those who are not strong swimmers yourself, and make sure you have sunscreen packed. The easy beach access is one of the reasons many residents consider renting villas in Jumeirah.
close proximity to facilities and amenities
One of the best things about living in Jumeirah is that the villas in Jumeirah are in close proximity to schools, healthcare facilities and entertainment opportunities, which makes it a prime location for families with kids. Trips to the grocery store, salons and visits to the doctor are a few footsteps away. The Jumeirah Grand Mosque is another notable destination to visit if you consider living in Jumeirah.
Parents can enjoy the most benefits of living in Jumeirah as it offers a great selection of nurseries and established schools which offer British and American curriculum. The neighbourhood is also safe as it is quieter than in many other parts of Dubai. Living in Jumeirah also means that you will not have any excuse to neglect your fitness – you can find ample fitness opportunities, ranging from pilates and crossfit sessions to free running tracks in the parks of Jumeirah.
Renting in Jumeirah is totally pet-friendly! You won’t need to worry about your furry (or non-furry) friends here. Jumeirah’s community is great for pets as houses in Jumeirah come with ample backyard and front yard space, and are close to reputed vet clinics. The community is also accepting of animals so you are likely to find neighbours who have pets too.
you will always have something to do
Another great advantage of living in Jumeirah is that you will always have something to do. Apart from visiting the beach, you can visit any of the three major parks in Jumeirah – Safa Park, Jumeirah Beach Park and Jumeirah Open Beach. These places offer opportunities for all sorts of recreational activities like picnics, barbeques, and come fully equipped with play areas for the kids.
Dining options in Jumeirah are aplenty – residents can choose from a wide range of restaurants, offering a variety of cuisines. If you need some retail therapy, just pop to the Mercato Mall or explore the independent fashion stores at the closely located Boxpark or City Walk. Jumeirah is also closely located to the insta-friendly spot – La Mer.
THINGS TO CONSIDER ABOUT LIVING IN JUMEIRAH
houses in Jumeirah
Comprising mainly of villas, Jumeirah is the go-to destination for western expats and Emiratis. Renting in Jumeirah means that you can enjoy spacious homes, but since the majority of them are low-rise buildings, you won’t be able to enjoy spectacular views of the city, that a high rise building offers.
Another thing to keep in mind is that Jumeirah is a non-freehold area in Dubai – which means that expats are not allowed to buy properties in Jumeirah. Nevertheless, according to Bayut.com’s 2018 quarterly property market report, renting villas in Jumeirah is the second most popular after Mirdiff. You can easily get a 3-bedroom villa at AED 175k, 4-bedroom houses at AED 220k and 5-bedrooms at AED 277k.
weekends can get busy
Jumeirah has been a highly sought-after and popular area in Dubai. With all the new developments popping up, Jumeirah is turning into an ideal weekend destination, due to which slight traffic delays, during the weekend, are a likely scenario, if you are thinking about living in Jumeirah.
Jumeirah is divided into Jumeirah 1, Jumeirah 2 and Jumeirah 3. Living in Jumeirah is great for people who own cars, as many of the villas in Jumeirah come with parking access. However, a thing to keep in mind is that the Metro is slightly difficult to access, but you won’t have to worry much about that since all the villas in Jumeirah are well connected by the buses. Taxis are also easily available around Jumeirah.
Without a doubt, life in Jumeirah is stress-free. The biggest advantage of living in Jumeirah is that the residents have easy access to everything needed. Although the average annual rents in Jumeirah are higher compared to other villa communities, if you are keen to own a villa in Jumeirah, consider looking at villas in Jumeirah Bay Islands, whereas, if you are not looking for villas in Jumeirah, there are apartments for sale in City Walk, which are located right on the edge of Jumeirah.
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