Residents of Dubai lead an active lifestyle. From ladies-only gyms in Dubai to fitness centres dedicated to popular workout programmes like spin classes, yoga and more, the city offers a plethora of facilities for residents to stay fit and active. If you are a fitness enthusiast planning to move homes in the emirate, there are many areas with well-developed sports and fitness facilities. Here is a list of the top five fitness friendly-areas in Dubai.
Top fitness-friendly areas in Dubai
- Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC)
- Business Bay
- Dubai Sports City
- Arabian Ranches
- Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR)
Based on searches conducted by users on Bayut.com over the past 12 months
If you were to ask anyone which the best active lifestyle friendly areas in Dubai are, the answer will most likely be Dubai Sports City. However, if you don’t happen to live here or close enough for a comfortable commute, there are plenty of other districts that are just as suitable for fitness aficionados.
We have highlighted them below, with their ranking based on overall consumer interest on Bayut for renting and buying properties in Dubai.
Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC)
According to popular searches conducted on Bayut, Jumeirah Village Circle is one of the most popular areas to live in Dubai — especially considering the many gyms and fitness centres in JVC. Some of the well-new gyms and fitness centres in JVC include the New Life Fitness Gym, a fully-equipped indoor facility and Roots Camp for those who love outdoor group workouts. A range of flexible membership packages and affordable payment plans ensure that customers are well accommodated. Additionally, apartments in Jumeirah Village Circle have access to communal fitness centres while some of the villa communities and apartment complexes come with swimming pool facilities.
Potential tenants are also spoilt for choice when it comes to the types of rental apartments in Jumeirah Village Circle. Single folks looking to pursue active lifestyles near the area’s fitness facilities can opt for rental studio flats which are currently available for an average price of AED 33k. Families or couples looking for larger flats can look into the 1 and 2-bedroom apartments which average at AED 49k and AED 71k, on average. As for rental villas, the annual rent averages at AED 105k for 3-bed units, AED 119k for 4-bed houses and AED 138k for 5-bed villas.
For investment purposes, the price to buy apartments in Jumeirah Village Circle is AED 424k for studios, AED 683k for 1-bed and AED 1M for 2-bedroom apartments on average. The average sales prices for villas in Jumeirah Village Circle is AED 1.8M for 3-bedroom houses, AED 1.9M for 4-bedroom and AED 2.4M for 5-bedroom houses.
Business Bay is another one of the fitness-friendly areas in Dubai. Those looking to get their fitness fix can register for memberships at the many gyms in Business Bay. Notable examples include Dhyana Dubai — a “little piece of wellness heaven” located in the Oberoi that offers programmes for Pilates and different yoga techniques. Another establishment, BARE, offers full-body workout programmes in addition to special training for first-time members. For a fitness activity that the whole family can enjoy, you can visit the Bay Avenue Skate Park in Business Bay
The apartments for rent in Business Bay are also ideally located close to Downtown Dubai, DIFC and Sheikh Zayed Road Annual average rents for flats range from AED 49k for studios, AED 67k for 1-bed and AED 94k for 2-bedroom units. As for rental villas, the annual rental price comes up to AED 236k for villas with 4 bedrooms.
All in all, Business Bay is one of the best areas for fitness freaks in Dubai. Those hoping to buy flats in Business Bay also have several options to choose from. Studios here are available for AED 697k while 1-bed units go for AED 950k on average. Additionally, 2-bed flats have an average sales price of AED 1.6M.
Large families keen on owning a home in the area’s fitness-friendly neighbourhoods can also buy villas in Business Bay. According to our data, the asking price for 4-bedroom villas for sale in the area averages at AED 5.3M.
Dubai Sports City
As the name suggests, Dubai Sports City is an ideal area for potential residents with active lifestyles. The Elite Sports Residence, for instance, features state-of-the-art fitness facilities for residents in addition to spas where one can unwind after a heavy exercise session.
Apart from this, there are plenty of popular sports facilities in Dubai Sports City. Other examples include the massive FitRepublik fitness centre which offers extensive training programmes for kids and adults alike. The gym is close to the Dubai Sports City Sports Park which also has a running track.
The area has been a favourite for home seekers, especially expats who lead active lifestyles. The flats for rent in Dubai Sports City are also some of the most affordable on the market. For example, studios, 1-bed and 2-bedroom flats in the area are available for an annual average rate of AED 29k, AED 42k and AED 59k respectively.
Those looking for larger accommodations may consider spacious villas for rent in Dubai Sports City. On average, a 3-bedroom house for rent in the area is available for AED 119k annually. The larger 4 and 5-BHK rental villas in the area go for AED 161k and AED 213k on average.
If you are interested in buying flats in Dubai Sports City, the asking price for studios, 1 and 2-bed units average at AED 359k, AED 553k and AED 812k respectively. You can also purchase 3, 4 and 5-bedroom villas for sale in Dubai Sports City for an average price of AED 1M, AED 2.5M and AED 3.9M respectively.
The Arabian Ranches community is another fitness-friendly area in Dubai. Residents who prefer outdoor sports will also appreciate the massive Arabian Ranches Golf Club which features a desert-style course. Offering different courses for all skill levels, the community is ideal for both golfing professionals and those who like to learn the sport.
Apart from golf, residents can also acquire memberships at the famed Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club which is also within the community. Becoming a member will also give you access to the club’s gym and swimming pool. Other wellness offerings here include Zumba and Judo classes as well as spa services.
Asides from a range of fitness venues, the opulent community offers tenants and investors with a range of high-end homes for sale and rent. Homes here are suitable for families seeking properties near some of the best health-friendly areas in Dubai.
For instance, the villas for rent in Arabian Ranches include 3, 4 and 5-bed homes which are available for an average rent of AED 142k, AED 196k and AED 237k respectively. On the other hand, villas for sale in Arabian Ranches average at AED 2.3M for 3-bed, AED 3.5M for 4-BHK and AED 4.4M for 5-bedroom villas.
Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR)
JBR (Jumeirah Beach Residence) wraps up our list of the best areas in Dubai for the fitness-conscious. The popular beachside community hosts a variety of indoor and outdoor workout programmes and gyms to keep residents in good shape. Examples include the Circuits outdoor workout programme by Warehouse Gym which apart from The Beach at JBR is also held in various other locations in Dubai. Another example is a branch of the UFC Gym Middle East in JBR which is renowned for kickboxing classes in Dubai.
Additionally, The Walk in JBR is also popular with fitness fanatics. Apart from hosting a range of restaurants and retail outlets, the beachfront promenade also has one of the best walkways in Dubai. Residents in JBR can also take advantage of the several gyms in Dubai Marina.
Jumeirah Beach Residence is primarily an apartment community, with units in several configurations available for sale and rent. Let’s start with the apartments for rent in Jumeirah Beach Residence. To rent a studio, you can expect to pay around AED 57k per annum. Rental prices for 1-bedroom apartments average at AED 77k while the larger 2-bedroom units go for AED 99k per year on average.
The price of apartments for sale in JBR also depends on the facilities and sizes available. Studio units in the area average at AED 888k while 1-bedroom apartments are available for a sales price of AED 1.3M. You can also invest in 2-bedroom flats which have an average price of AED 1.8M.
This brings us to the end of our review of the best fitness-friendly areas in Dubai. Another great way to maintain peak fitness is swimming. You look for a home in the areas with private pools villas in Dubai, if swimming is your preferred method.
Are you looking for places that offer specialised fitness services in the city? Take a look at some of the places with the best Zumba classes in Dubai.
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