Top Residential Communities for Expats

Living in Dubai|Top Residential Communities for Expats


As an expat, when relocating to Dubai, you will have many questions regarding locations and communities where you can live with your family. Before arriving to Dubai, It would be nice to have a better understanding of the community areas in Dubai, their location in respect to your job, nearby school options, property rent, available medical facilities, shopping centers, and community amenities.

In Dubai, there are a wide range of villas and apartments to suit most budgets and lifestyles. From spacious villas situated in secured gated communities with pools and leisure amenities, to residential apartments packed with facilities and small gardens or waterfronts apartments are available for rent and sale. However, selecting residential community or high-rise apartment depends on your lifestyle, preferences, and rental or price you are prepared to pay.

For your convenience, Greenhouse Real Estate has developed a list of top residential communities for expats in Dubai, which includes:

Arabian Ranches

Arabian Ranches is a secured gated community of villas with its own facilities and amenities. On few minute drives away from The Mall of the Emirates, an ideal residential area for sports lovers as the Arabian Ranches Golf and polo clubs are located nearby. Facilities include tennis courts, basketball courts, swimming pools, as well as an English spoken school, retail outlets, licensed restaurants and a shopping center making this community an ideal residential area for expat families. Rents starting from AED 110,000 for a 2 bedroom villa and can go as high as AED 650,000 for a 6 bedroom mansion.

Al Barsha

Al Barsha is fairly a new community in Dubai and it is located behind The Mall of the Emirates. It is bordered with Sheikh Zayed road and Emirates road. There are two schools within close proximity to Al-Barsha, The Dubai American Academy and American school of Dubai. There are many restaurants with delivery facility, Lulu hypermarket, hotels, licensed restaurants and bars. Al Barsha has six sub residential areas and prices vary according to the accommodation; apartments starting from AED 50,000 for studio to AED 160,000 for 3 bedroom, while villas start approx. AED150,000 for a 2 bed and can cost as much as AED 350,000 for 5 bedroom.

Jumeirah Lakes Towers

Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) is a waterfront master development that offers commercial and residential property for rent and sale. JLT comprises of 79 towers, population of over 35,000 residents and over 15,000 employees. This vibrant and diverse community is located on Sheikh Zayed Road among two metro stations, and a few minute drives from the beach. JLT with the beautiful lakefront area providing the ideal location for community get-togethers and family-friendly atmosphere, sporting activities and leisure facilities, Jumeirah Lakes Towers is truly an ideal choice to work and live in.

Jumeirah Beach Residence

JBR comprises of 35 residential towers and 5 hotels, the area can facilitate approximately 15,000 people living across its apartments and hotel rooms. There are many restaurants, shops and hotels along the belt, which is adjacent to the beach behind JBR. It’s surely considered a popular location for enjoying weekends, and will suit those who enjoy dining out. The average price of a one-bedroom apartment currently stands at AED1.39 million ($378,447), while a two-bedroom apartment is now priced at AED2.09 million ($569,033).

Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina is man- made marina located at the heart of New Dubai. With well-planned developments, Dubai Marina offers many facility and convenience including lots of shops and restaurants. The development is populated by many freehold waterfront apartments and towers- providing high rise living in Dubai. It’s the area of choice for the young, affluent expat singles or couples.

The Greens

The apartments in The Greens comprises of a pleasant blend of low and high- rise towers. The Greens offers high quality flats with generous on-site community facilities. There are a few new high rise towers- The Views, The Links etc, that have stunning views of the golf courses and the Dubai Marina and the beach. A famous and well located area that is more affordably priced as compared to the Dubai Marina and offers a more comfortable atmosphere. There is a community center for shopping as well as shared pools and recreation areas. There are a variety of studios, one bedroom, two bedroom and 3 bedroom apartments available including lovely garden flats for sale and rent.

Find Your Dream House in Dubai

At the Greenhouse Real Estate, properties from all of above areas are available for rent and sale. We have a wide range of apartments and villas available across Dubai. For more information, contact us now!

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