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Arabian Ranches is located on Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road (previously known as Emirates Road), in proximity to the Dubai Studio City and MotorCity. It can be aptly referred to as a golf and equestrian-themed desert paradise.
Janarthanan and Sujatha and their two kids have been living in a three-bedroom villa at Palmera in Arabian Ranches for the past seven years. Having lived in The Galleria Residence, the residential wing of Hyatt Regency in Deira, for a decade or so, life in Arabian Ranches for the Janarthanan family is like a whiff of fresh air, literally!
“The plush surroundings of the community are a welcome change for my family as is the clean, pollution-free air which is a big plus for our lifestyle out here,” exclaims a more-than-happy Sujatha.
“Calm and peacefulness make for a perfect start to the day. The moment the window is opened in the morning, we are greeted by a gentle breeze and the sweet chirping of birds around. Evenings bring with them the sweet smell of flowers that have been planted in our garden. Such are the joys of living in the Ranches. In a nutshell, it is like resort-style living, which is in sharp contrast to our lifestyle in The Galleria where the only view we had from our window was that of the traffic,” adds Sujatha.
"We were looking for a change in lifestyle and Arabian Ranches fitted our requirements perfectly. Its proximity to our kids’ schools was another major factor that brought us to the Ranches,” says Janarthanan, who works as a Commercial Director at Drydocks World.
Their son studies at Jumeirah English Speaking School located in Arabian Ranches itself; their daughter studies at GEMS Modern Academy in Nad Al Sheba, which is close to Arabian Ranches.
In her seven years of living in Arabian Ranches, Sujatha has seen a radical upgrade in her lifestyle. She admits that she has become more active.
“Life is no longer monotonous. Knowingly or unknowingly, physical exercise is incorporated into the daily routine by way of jogging, yoga and even tending to the garden, or something as simple and natural as walking. Moreover, being a relatively smaller community comes with it its own advantages; for instance, interaction with neighbors becomes much easier. Arabian Ranches being a safe and secure community translates into the fact that the kids can conveniently push off for their cycling and playtime regimen by themselves,” she says.
Arabian Ranches is a conveniently located community. Sujatha says, “It has an excellent connectivity to the city by way of fabulous road networks, readily available taxis and feeder buses for the nearby metro station (Mall of the Emirates Metro Station). It is a quiet and peaceful neighborhood characterized by sleek maintenance. A self-sufficient and mature community, the beauty of Arabian Ranches also lies in the fact that each community is a themed development and complete with its own security system and recreational features like a play area, swimming pool and basketball court.”
Perhaps, the only niggle that the residents of Arabian Ranches face is the severe traffic at the entry and exit points during peak hours.
“It can take as much as 20 minutes to get out of the exits in the rush hours. Arabian Ranches would be a perfect place to stay in if the exits were planned in a better manner so as to facilitate a smooth traffic flow during rush hours,” reckons Sujatha.
• Calm and peaceful
• Good maintenance
• Safe and secure
• Golf club and polo club
• Cafes and restaurants
• Community center, mosque, swimming pool, play area
•Traffic rush at the exits during peak hours
Source: Bandana Jain, Special to Freehold