Welcome to Jumeirah

What was historically home to Emirati fishermen, pearl divers and traders, later became the principal area for western expatriates in Dubai. Jumeirah was once the only up-scale residential community area in Dubai, known as the original expat neighbourhood. Throughout the years the area might have gotten overshadowed by the record-breaking monuments in the city, but it still remains a favourite for expats looking for a relaxing, healthy community.


Nearest Stations in Jumeirah

  • Noor Bank metro station

Commute Times by Car in Jumeirah

  • Jebel Ali – 32 minutes
  • Dubai Marina – 18 minutes
  • Dubai Mall – 13 minutes
  • DIFC – 11 minutes
  • Dubai International Airport – 18 minutes

Around the block

the neighbours

Emirati and western families

Jumeirah is home to well-off and middle class expat families and many Emirati families. It also houses the odd group of singles that share a villa on or near the beach on a by-room basis. Because the area has little-to-no freehold availability, everyone barring Emirati locals, will be renting their villas.

Perhaps the first residential area in Dubai to house a significantly large number of foreign expatriates, Jumeirah has a very high concentration of international schools, making the area even more expat friendly.

Over the past few years, Jumeirah has become increasingly popular among young people who are drawn to its growing art scene and entertainment venues. The beach areas, in particular Kite Beach, have seen increasing foot traffic as the trendy pop up food trucks and kiosks continue to attract Dubai residents and tourists alike. A number of well-regarded beach-front kiosks are drawing longer and longer lines, as throngs gather to taste their delectable delights.

perfect for

Families, pets owners and beach lovers

People with children love Jumeirah and the comfortable, more relaxed lifestyle it has to offer, away from Dubai’s highways. It is very common to see these families camping out on the various beaches of the neighbourhood, enjoying the all-year sunshine for which Dubai is famous.

If you’re a dog-lover, Jumeirah will probably be the perfect community for you. It’s known as the most dog-friendly neighbourhood in Dubai; just take a look at the dog owners who can be found walking their four-legged companions every evening.

Jumeirah is also a favourite for health buffs as it has dozens of gyms and offers numbers of activities associated with the beach.

the lifestyle

Laid back, comfortable and healthy

Unlike many of Dubai’s neighbourhoods, Jumeirah has a good stock of independent fashion and art boutiques housed in small, almost quaint shopping centres.

Day-time social life in Jumeirah evolves around the beach and the cute local cafes. In the evening, the Souk Madinat and luxury hotels form adult-friendly options for the thirsty among us.

not so great for

Families on a budget and Individuals who rely on metro

Even though it is more reasonably priced than other villa communities in Dubai, Jumeirah is not a cheap neighbourhood. That’s why families on a budget might find the rent high there. Jumeirah will create issues for those of us that are not accustomed, or choose not to drive, as this neighbourhood’s public transport options are not the best in Dubai.

Individuals who rely on metro as a main transportation mean might find living in Jumeirah a little challenging, as almost all the metro stations are a bus-ride away.

the market

Mid-range to high-end villas

Jumeirah is administratively divided into three neighbourhoods: Jumeirah 1, Jumeirah 2, and Jumeirah 3. In all three of them, there are both expensive and large detached properties as well as more modest town houses built in a variety of architectural styles. With or without pools, you can find a range of small villa communities and independent homes.

With great variety among prices, Jumeirah offers a number of relatively affordable villas compared to newer, more expensive areas. Villas for rent can be found in a wide range of prices, starting from 150,000 AED per year, going up as high as almost 2,000,000 AED! The average prices range between 250,000 and 350,000 AED.

you will fall in love with

The promenade, the restaurants and the friendly neighbours

The peaceful streets of Jumeirah provide the residents with safe areas to walk and play, young and old alike.

Most of Jumeirah is accessible on foot, and more importantly, situated on roads that you’ll actually enjoy walking on.

Residents love living across the street from the beach and having an abundance of activities for both children and adults.

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Our selection in Jumeirah

Bu Tafish

The best seafood since 1968 and the first seafood restaurant in UAE.


Want to feel the authenticity of Turkey and all its magical flavours, aromas, and adventure? At Bosphorous, the Turkish roots and culture of yesterday meet the highest quality and standards of today.

Bu Qtair

Bu Qtair has been owned by the same family from Kerala since it opened on Umm Suqeim beach. The lack of a menu is hardly a problem. You can order anything you want as long as its fish, with a few extras like hot parotha, boiled rice and bottled water.


A convenient location for all grocery needs.

Sunset Mall

Glass-fronted mall with high-end fashion stores and gourmet dining, plus office space & apartments.

Mercato Shopping Centre

Mercato Shopping Mall is a shopping centre in Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Safa Park

The park contains three lakes, over 200 species of birds, and 16,924 different trees and bushes. Within the park, one can find grassy lawns, a waterfall that flows out of the hill, and touring boats.

Open Beach

There are free facilities including showers and toilets, as well as snack stalls and vendors. The best thing to do here, however, is walk, rollerblade or jog along the artificial track.

Al Khazzan Park

The first Dubai park to run completely on solar power. The park does not use electricity from the main grid, relying instead on solar power for lighting and irrigation pumps.

My Gym Children's Fitness Center

My Gym has developed an extraordinary program and facility devised to help children 6 weeks through 10 years of age develop physically, cognitively and emotionally.

Studio 5 fitness

Studio 5 Fitness is a functional training fitness studio in Dubai that specializes in CrossFit, Functional Training, Circuit Training, and Group Exercises.

Inner Fight Dubai

InnerFight offers exciting fitness programs that are mandatory to remain fit in an exciting and challenging environment.

Wild Wadi

The Wild Wadi Water Park is an outdoors water park. Situated in the area of Jumeirah, next to the Burj Al Arab and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, the water park is operated by Jumeirah International, a Dubai-based hotelier.

Madinat Jumeirah

Upmarket resort complex with 2 hotels & numerous restaurants & bars, plus a spa and private beach.


An offbeat outdoor concept by Meraas is Dubai’s latest urban district offering a selection of unique retail experiences and quirky dining options from around the world in a hip, modern setting appealing to Dubai’s eclectic community.