Inside Dubai’s 4 greenest communities

Who would think Dubai is a desert, going by the abundant greenery and lush landscapes in the city? Think rainforests, green landscapes, parks, lakes and nature trails: Dubai offers it all. We pick the top 4 lush communities to live in in the city.

Dubai has an abundance of communities that offer a lush neighbourhood for residents to unwind in.

Arabian Ranches

If you are looking to live close to nature, think no further than Arabian Ranches. The community is a suburban haven which offers verdant spaces, landscaped areas and lakes for residents to unwind in. Guaranteed to make visitors go ‘green’ with envy, the Ranches is perfect for families seeking gated community living. The tree-lined thoroughfares and walking trails encourage residents to lead an active lifestyle. Head to the retail centre or Ranches Souk for all your shopping and entertainment needs. Foodies can check out the Hamptons Cafe in Arabian Ranches 1 or Maison Mathis at the Arabian Ranches Golf Club. Follow our UAE insider Agata as she takes you around this community that she calls home.

Discovery Gardens

Wanna pay competitive rents yet live in a green haven? Discovery Gardens ticks all the right boxes. This affordable community is preferred by cost-conscious Dubai residents who love to wake up to views of verdant landscapes and sounds of birds chirping. The dense foliage scattered across the community offers a conducive environment for fitness buffs. This self-sufficient neighbourhood won’t leave you disappointed: it houses supermarkets, a shopping mall, community centre, multiplex, fuel station, restaurants serving diverse cuisines and more. Watch Mithun, the resident guide as he takes you on a tour of his neighbourhood.

Damac Hills

Imagine waking up to views of a golf course. You can do just that in Damac Hills, making it one of the more lush neighbourhoods in town that houses the Trump International Golf Course. Despite being a work in progress, the community houses all the essentials, such as a Carrefour, laundromat and more. Don’t miss dining at the Stoke House Dining, Bar & Terrace at the Trump International Golf Club.

The Greens

This Emaar community deserves a shout out for its lush surroundings, including a lake. The developer encourages residents to lead a healthy lifestyle in The Greens by providing facilities such as a walkway around the lake and tree-lined streets. All the sub-communities overlook either tree-lined streets or the open swimming pool, and they are named after trees and plants. The central lake in the community is popular among residents, who use the path around it to run or walk their pets. For food options, try out Wagamama, Nando’s or Yugo Sushi in the Greens Souk. 

For all the inside details on various other neighbourhoods in Dubai and the lifestyle they offer, check out our comprehensive Community Guides.


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