Once the only, and traditionally the most desirable and prestigious residential area in Dubai, Jumeirah remains popular with families on the hunt for villas in quiet residential streets and an established garden.
Jumeirah is a coastal residential area mainly comprising low rise private dwellings. Jumeirah Beach has a number of luxury hotels on its front. The most prominent is the world famous Burj al Arab, which sits offshore on a manmade island and the architecture of which has become an iconic symbol of Dubai. Sitting beside is Jumeirah Beach Hotel and the Madinat Jumeirah consisting of three luxurious five star hotels; Mina A’Salam, Al Qasr and Dar Al Masyaf which include residences, many shops, and a pier that extends into the Arabian Gulf.
Who lives here?
Jumeirah in the main is home to well-off and middle class expat families and many local, Emirati families. There are also the odd group of singles that share a villa on the beach by room basis.
Amenities & facilities
Unlike many of Dubai’s neighbourhoods, Jumeirah has a good stock of independent fashion and art boutiques housed in small, almost quaint shopping centres. Two Spinneys and two Choithrams serve the area. Social life revolves around the beach, the cute local cafes and the Souk Madinat and luxury hotels for licensed options.
It is administratively divided into three neighbourhoods titled Jumeirah 1, Jumeirah 2, and Jumeirah 3. It has both expensive and large detached properties as well as more modest town houses built in a variety of architectural styles. The area is popular with expatriates working in the emirate.
- Peaceful streets provide safe areas for children to play
- Much that the area has to offer is accessible on foot, and more importantly, situated on roads that you’ll actually enjoy walking down
- The area is expensive
- Many of the villas are older, which gives them a bit more character, but they can have maintenance issues.
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