The best Dubai communities for families

When thinking about where best to settle your family in Dubai, there are several factors to consider like proximity to schools, supermarkets, play areas and parks. Not to mention budget — families are expensive!

Keeping all these factors in mind, we have rounded up the top family-friendly communities Dubai has to offer.

JUMEIRAH VILLAGE CIRCLE

Choose JVC for a family-friendly setting in lush surroundings. JVC has an abundance of parks, grocery stores and restaurants in the vicinity. Competitive rents and the abundance of schools translates into families gravitating to this community.

Check out Karya Bakery for an awesome Lebanese breakfast, especially Manakeesh, Lokmat Baladna for an amazing Lebanese grill platter and Big Cheese for a nice pizza and pasta.

Read the full JVC Community Guide for the latest average house prices, nearby amenities, most popular buildings and more.

MIRDIF

Mirdif manages to attract families from different nationalities. Given its location, Mirdif is ideal for those working near the Dubai International Airport, Sharjah or other parts of old Dubai.

Mirdif has a choice of schools like Mirdif Private School, Small Steps Nursery and Star International School as well as weekend entertainment options including Vox Cinemas at Mirdif City Centre, Uptown Mirdif or Last Exit Khawaneej. For adventure lovers, try out activities at Mushrif Park.

Our Mirdif Community Guide showcases the current house prices, resident spotlights, most popular building reviews and more.

MEADOWS

The Meadows gated community provides an idyllic environment for families and is preferred by affluent expats for safety and exclusivity.

The adjacent Montgomerie Golf Course is perfect to tee off while the Meadows Town Centre has plenty of options. Try casual dining at Monty’s in the Address Montgomerie, Asia Tang and Crave Shack in the Springs Souk.

For our recommended hidden gems, the latest house prices and more, read our Meadows Community Guide.

REEM

Reem is the ideal choice for fitness buffs and large families with children or pets, or both! Tennis courts, swimming pools and kids’ play areas are scattered across the community, Al Qudra Cycling Track is right on the doorstep and there’s even Mira Dog Park for your four-legged family members.

Reem residents find everything they need in the Town Centre with a Spinneys, a salon, barber, dry cleaner, pharmacy and multiple restaurants.

Read our full Reem Community Guide for the latest average house prices, nearby amenities, most popular buildings and more.

DISCOVERY GARDENS

Discovery Gardens is the go-to community for cost-conscious families. The area includes low-rise apartment towers and plenty of green spaces, along with community swimming pools and tennis courts — perfect for walks and keeping the kids active and entertained with outdoor activities.

Close to Ibn Battuta mall and the Metro, Discovery Gardens is self-sufficient: think supermarkets, petrol station, a cinema, restaurants, laundry services, gyms, schools and healthcare clinics.

Our Discovery Gardens Community Guide showcases the current house prices, resident spotlights, most popular building reviews and more.

Want to know more about other Dubai communities? Explore our Community Guides now!

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