Property Weekly Shortlist: A nod to seaside living in Dubai

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Living in a community by the sea has its own charm. It encourages you to get outdoors, and have a carefree life closer to nature. While oceanfront properties often come with a hefty price tag, Dubai’s expanding coastline provides a wide range of property rentals. Here are our top picks of seaside communities in Dubai that you should consider.

Dubai Marina
One of the most sought-after seaside developments, Dubai Marina boasts much more than a shoreline and water views. The lifestyle, centred around Marina Walk and JBR Walk, remains a top attraction for residents and tourists alike.
Location: Between Al Sufouh and Jebel Ali
Facilities: Hundreds of restaurants and cafés; nurseries, clinics and banks. Marina Mall offers more than 400 shops. Nearest schools are in Al Sufouh and Emirates Living.
Recreation: The 7km trail of Marina Walk is great for walking and the grassy area next to Habtoor Grand Beach Resort is ideal for picnics. There are also public beaches. Activities include water sports, cycling, yachting and fishing.
Accessibility: From Jumeirah Beach Road and Shaikh Zayed Road. Nearest metro stations are Nakheel and Dubai Marina, and the tram is an easy way to get around.
Travel time: Palm Jumeirah (12 min), Jebel Ali Free Zone (25 min), Downtown Dubai (27 min)
Annual rent
One-bedroom Dh90,000 – Dh110,000
Two-bedroom Dh140,000 – Dh180,000
Three-bedroom Dh190,000– Dh250,000

     Standing tall at the gateway to Dubai Marina

Al Mamzar
Al Mamzar’s less-crowded pristine beaches have long attracted beachgoers from all over Dubai. The neighbourhood is considered to be one of the most affordable seaside communities in the emirate.
Location: In Deira, on the border of Dubai and Sharjah
Facilities: Restaurants, cafés, nurseries, clinics, international schools, Spinneys, Union Coop, Century Mall and Mamzar Shopping Centre.
Recreation: Al Mamzar Beach Park has massive stretches of greenery, barbecue stands, basketball court, football and volleyball pitch- es and an area for skating. There’s also a new public beach with green areas, Dubai Bowling Centre and the Al Shabab Football Club.
Accessibility: From Al Khaleej Road and Al Ittihad Road. Nearest Metro station, Al Qiyadah, is about 6.5 km away.
Travel time: Corniche Deira (9 min), Dubai Creek (18 min), Trade Centre (20 min
Annual rent
One-bedroom Dh55,000 – Dh65,000
Two-bedroom Dh70,000 – Dh80,000
Three-bedroom Dh85,000 – Dh95,000

Palm Jumeirah
The Palm Jumeirah is the closest you can get to being on a permanent holiday, thanks to its relaxing island atmosphere and spectacular beach resorts.
Location: Jumeirah coastal area
Facilities: Golden Mile Galleria has a Spinneys, Fitness First and dozens of shops and restaurants. The island has a few medical centres. Nearby schools include Wellington International and American School of Dubai.
Recreation: Ittihad Park has gym equipment and playgrounds; spongy tracks for jogging on the Shoreline and Crescent routes; and water sports in the resorts.
Accessibility: Through bridges from Al Sufouh and the tunnel on Shaikh Zayed Road, and via Palm Jumeirah Monorail.
Travel time: Dubai Marina/Media City (8 min); Mall of the Emirates (13 min); Business Bay (25 min)
Annual rent
One-bedroom Dh120,000 – Dh155,000
Two-bedroom Dh170,000 – Dh220,000
Three-bedroom Dh225,000 – Dh280,000

Residents of Jumeirah are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches, parks and shopping centres. Known as the Beverly Hills of the Middle East, the neighbourhood consists of detached villas and town houses.
Location: Between Al Mina and Umm Suqeim
Facilities: Spinneys, Union Coop, Mercato Mall, Galleria Mall, Town Centre and Sunset Mall. Beach Road and Wasl Road are also lined with cafés, restaurants, shops, banks and medical centres. Schools in the vicinity include Al Safa High School and JSS Private School.
Recreation: Community parks throughout Safa and Jumeirah, Kitesurf School, Jet ski Rental.
Accessibility: From Wasl Road and 2nd of December Street. No Metro stations.
Travel time: Shaikh Zayed Road (7 min), Downtown Dubai (15 min), Trade Centre (18 min), Dubai Marina (20 min)
Annual rent villa complexes
Two-bedroom Dh125,000 – Dh145,000
Three-bedroom Dh185,000 – Dh205,000
Annual rent individual villas
Two-bedroom Dh135,000 – Dh155,000
Three-bedroom Dh190,000 – Dh220,000

     More beachfront lulxury at Palm Jumeirah

Umm Suqeim
Home to Burj Al Arab and Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim mainly comprises large villas and offers access to major tourist attractions.
Location: Between Al Sufouh and Jumeirah
Facilities: Cafés, restaurants, nurseries, clinics, banks, Choithrams, Waitrose and Spinneys. Schools include Raffles International and Umm Suqeim Girls School.
Recreation: Dubai Offshore Sailing Club, Kite Surf Beach, XDubai Skate Park, Wild Wadi, Umm Suqeim Park.
Accessibility: From Shaikh Zayed Road, Wasl Road and Al Sufouh Road. No Metro.
Travel time: Mall of the Emirates (9 min), Dubai Marina (18 min), Downtown Dubai (25 min)
Annual rent villa complexes
Two-bedroom Dh125,000 – Dh150,000
Three-bedroom Dh205,000 – Dh220,000
Annual rent individual villas
Two-bedroom Dh135,000 – Dh150,000
Two-bedroom Dh205,000 – Dh225,000



Source: Neelam Doshi, Special to Property WeeklyPW
Leasing Manager, Banke International

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