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When the sun goes down, people go to Jumeirah in general pursuit of leisure. During the balmy nights of early desert summers, you can explore the place and embark on gastronomic adventures with the slew of restaurants at close quarters. In short, you are not too far from work, recreation and dining venues here.
Once a coastal plain in earlier times, this area has turned into a waterfront district with modern detached properties fitted with a variety of attractions for nocturnal strolls on the main road. The area features architecturally impressive residences popular among expatriates, with plush townhouses owned by some of the affluent in the city.
A two-bedroom villa can be rented from Dh89,000 to Dh196,000, three-bedroom from Dh182,000 to Dh285,000, and four-bedroom from Dh259,000 to Dh391,000.
What used to be a quiet road has become vibrant frequented by patrons eager to savor a multi-cuisine dining experience, and a stamping ground for friends. It offers a vantage point of the picturesque Dubai skyline.
If you fancy a good time in the evening well into the early hours of the morning, head for the cozy cafes with outdoor seating along the busy streets while admiring top-of-the-line vehicles zooming by. Known as a district filled with traffic lights, the area is dotted with a great number of commercial establishments, retail shops and restaurants.
The conspicuous Spinneys is right next to T.G.I. Friday's and Turkish Village, with coffee shops nearby as well as boutiques. The area's shopping complexes include The Palm Strip Mall, Town Centre Jumeirah and Mercato Mall.
The Dubai Zoo, Jumeirah Beach Park and Jumeirah Open Beach also offer leisure-time attractions. For some weekend respite, residents may choose to visit the open beach to jog, swim or play ball games.
The dominant landmark in the area is the Jumeirah Mosque, famed as one of the most magnificent mosques in Dubai that is never missed by tourists and locals alike. Jumeirah provides residents with easy access to business hubs like Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina and Shaikh Zayed Road. Indeed, Jumeirah epitomizes its English definition of ''beautiful.''
• Jumeirah is a hugely residential area replete with villas in different styles
• Villa rents vary according to size and range from Dh89,000 to Dh391,000
• Attractions include the Jumeirah Mosque, open beach and Mercato Mall
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Source: Alfred Ocianas, Special to Properties
The writer is a freelancer