- Broker Directory
- My Tools
- News & Advice
- Market Trends
- Other GN Sites
Himanshu and Shruti Mehta and their five-month-old daughter reside in Discovery Gardens. Himanshu works with a ship owner company while Shruti works with an electronics company.
“When we relocated to Dubai two years back, we were looking for a residential locality where our child could have ample space to play around, and where we could unwind after a hard day’s work in a calm and serene atmosphere with avenues for cycling, walking and jogging,” says Shruti.
Dιscovery Gardens, a self-explanatory name, is a popular housing community replete with greenery which is a delight to the senses. It stands out from other freehold localities as it provides affordable homes in a pleasing atmosphere. The pleasantly-colored buildings in Dιscovery Gardens are set in a courtyard style that typically reminds one of the buildings in many European cities.
“I love the fact that my workplace is just a 15-minute drive from my home which helps me save on travel time so I can spend quality time with our baby along with cooking food for the family. Himanshu works in Deira, so for him, the connectivity to Shaikh Zayed Road and Garhoud to his workplace is convenient with less traffic congestion.”
Discussing the various amenities that Dιscovery Gardens offers, Shruti says, “There is a good amount of space outside the apartment building for our child to play around someday. Moreover, this area is free from noise pollution and has an element of tranquility. Amenities like parks, swimming pools and tennis courts offer good scope for leisure. The apartment area is spacious, and facilities like a medical clinic, supermarket, pharmacy and salons are highly accessible.”
She adds, “As a working woman and a mother, I am happy to be residing in Dιscovery Gardens. It is close to Ibn Battuta Mall which is just a five-minute drive, and has all the brands we look for. The mall gives a full range of experiences for shopaholics. There is also the Geant supermarket coupled with a huge food court and a multiplex which provides a host of entertainment options. A chain of multi-cuisine restaurants offer varied dining experiences. The Dubai Marina Mall, Mall of the Emirates and other well-known shopping destinations are very accessible from Dιscovery Gardens. The best part is that if we feel like going for a drive on a weekend, we can easily drive up to Abu Dhabi!”
Easy access to the Ibn Battuta Metro Station means that the place is convenient for people who do not drive and they remain well-connected to other parts of the city. The commuting part from Ibn Battuta Metro Station can be done via shuttle bus service (which has a frequency of 7-10 minutes) which is very convenient for residents.
However, the downside of living in this community is the traffic rush during peak hours. “The distance of 15 minutes to my workplace in Jebel Ali sometimes ends up as 15 minutes just to reach the exit of Discovery Gardens. This nightmarish traffic situation is a damper to the otherwise beautiful and convenient locality. The opening of the new exit from Al Furjan (which connects to Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road), hopefully, will ease out the traffic bottlenecks,” comments Shruti.
The scope for improvement is mainly in avoiding traffic during peak hours which will come as a big relief to the residents.
Attention also needs to be given to the proper maintenance of landscaping and cleanliness as sometimes, the park and the supermarket area can be seen littered with paper, wrappers, paper cups, etc.
• Hospitals, schools, fitness centers, nursery
• Safe and secure
• Accessible by train
• Traffic during peak hours
Source: Bandana Jain, Special to Freehold