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, knows as the original expat neighbourhood. Throughout the years the area might have gotten overshadowed by the record-breaking monuments in the city, but it remains a favourite for expats looking for a relaxing, healthy community.
What to expect
Every day is beach day
Pet friendly environment
Countless dining options
Why live here
Jumeirah was once the most prestigious and expensive neighborhood in Dubai, if not the UAE. However, with the construction of mega-luxury communities such as The Palm Jumeirah and Emirates Hills, Jumeirah is now seen as a more affordable alternative for families wishing to rent villas.
Plenty of schools
Jumeirah was the first residential area in Dubai to house a significantly large number of foreign expatriates, and due to that it has a very high concentration of international schools, making the area an expat family favourite.
Just to mention a few educational institutions in Jumeirah:
- The English College
- Raffles International School
- Kings’ Dubai
- Jumeirah English Speaking School
- Jumeirah College
- Horizon School
- Jumeirah Baccalaureate School
- GEMS Jumeirah Primary School
Significantly less traffic
Ask any resident of Jumeirah and they’d tell you how wonderful it is not having to deal with SZR’s rush hours. People working in any part of Dubai can drive back home to Jumeirah using the beach road, making it a safe escape from the suffocating traffic jams.
Reasonable distance from ANY Dubai landmark
All roads lead to Jumeirah. Whether you live in Jumeirah 1, 2, or 3, getting around Dubai is a piece of cake compared to other suburban areas.