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Discovery Gardens

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About Discovery Gardens

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Discovery Gardens is the go-to community for cost-conscious singles and families. A residential neighbourhood in the vicinity of Ibn Battuta Mall, Discovery Gardens is self-sufficient: think supermarkets, petrol stations, a cinema, restaurants, laundry services, gyms, etc.

The area includes low-rise apartment towers and plenty of green spaces, which are conducive for walks and other outdoor activities. There are also community swimming pools and tennis courts for the residents. Your neighbours are mostly mid-income South Asian families and corporate staff.

House prices

Apartment TypeAverage Price (AED)
1 Bedroom49,000
2 Bedrooms71,000

The data displayed is based on Property Finder’s last 12 months listing data.

Frequently asked questions

One of the most popular choices for affordable living, Discovery Gardens is nestled between Emirates Road and Sheikh Zayed Road in Jebel Ali. Discovery Gardens’ location in New Dubai is among its many attractions that appeal to its residents.

Developed by esteemed real-estate giants Nakheel, Discovery Gardens is among a number of residential projects in the Jebel Ali Free Zone perfect for families. Entirely surrounded by a stunning garden along its rectangular shape, the community offers comfortable living within lush green landscapes.

Discovery Gardens is located away from the city rush, but it’s conveniently close enough that you can get to Dubai’s popular attractions in no time:

  • Dubai Marina: 11 minutes away
  • The Walk at JBR: 11 minutes away
  • Mall of the Emirates: 17 minutes away
  • Dubai Parks and Resorts: 23 minutes away
  • The Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa: 23 minutes away
  • The Outlet Village: 25 minutes away
  • Mercato Mall: 25 minutes away
  • Dubai International Airport: 28 minutes away
  • Palm Jumeirah: 29 minutes away
  • Al Furjan to Discovery Gardens: 9 minutes
  • JLT to Discovery Gardens: 11 minutes
  • Ibn Battuta to Discovery Gardens: 12 minutes
  • Al Barsha to Discovery Gardens: 18 minutes
  • Dubai Silicon Oasis to Discovery Gardens: 26 minutes

There’s no need to worry about getting anywhere you need to when living in Discovery Gardens thanks to the various options available for transportation.

Free parking is readily available if you have a car. On the other hand, it’s okay if you’re not a fan of driving your own car; here’s what you can do:

  • Metro: The Route 2020 Metro expansion will run through the community, adding 2 Metro stations at residents' doorsteps
  • Bus: There’s definitely no shortage of bus stops within Discovery Gardens serving the entire community, 18 to be exact, so no worries there.
  • Taxi: Plenty of taxis keep roaming the streets as well in Discovery Gardens. And you can always opt for ordering your own Uber/Careem to get to your destination.

Choosing Discovery Gardens means living in a community that features an abundance of facilities and amenities to suit your every need. You will find the following:

  • Supermarkets
  • Grocery stores
  • Schools
  • Nurseries
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Tasjeel for vehicle testing and registration
  • Mosques
  • Sports facilities
  • Swimming pools
  • Community centre
  • Restaurants
  • Carrefour
  • Beauty salons
  • Printing services
  • Money exchange centre
  • Laundry services
  • Parking
  • Wide green spaces

If you ever have family or friends visiting and would like them to stay close to you, then you have great options within Discovery Gardens to choose from. Here are some of the best hotels within the green community:

  • Avani Ibn Battuta (Rating:****): Sheikh Zayed Road, Ibn Battuta Mall
  • Chelsea Gardens (Rating:****): Zen 3, Building 7
  • ZiQoo (Rating:****): Zen 3, Building 11
  • Parkside (Rating:***): Street 1, Building 12
  • Premier Inn Ibn Battuta (Rating:***): Sheikh Zayed Road, Ibn Battuta Mall

When you look for a place to call home as a family, one of the most important aspects is education for the kids. Discovery Gardens is home to the following nursery, so you don’t have to worry about their early years.

  • Chubby Cheeks Nursery

Year Group: 45 days to 4 years old

Curriculum: EYFS

Location: Building 59, 5 Street 5

For more nursery options and schools, you can always check out the nearby communities such as The Gardens since the commute is quite small.

There’s no shortage of supermarkets or grocery stories in Discovery Gardens to fulfill your daily requirements. They are easily accessible wherever you choose to live within the community.

  • Carrefour

Location: Ibn Battuta Mall

Hours: 10 am-10 pm

  • West Zone Fresh Supermarket

Location: Building 17, 1 Garden Cross Rd.

Hours: 7 am-12 am

  • Sunrise City

Location: ZiQoo hotel

Hours: 6 am-12 am

  • Fajer Al Madina

Location: The Gardens, Boulevard Rd.

Hours: 7 am-2 am

  • Sunrise Supermarket

Location: Discovery 1

Hours: 7 am-11 pm

  • Carrefour Market

Location: Street 7

Hours: 7:30 am-12 am.

It’s important to take into consideration health services in the community and Discovery Gardens doesn’t disappoint. Here are the best health clinics within Discovery Gardens:

  • Medcare Medical Centre

Location: Road No.7, Discovery Pavilion Building

Hours: 11 am-9 pm

Some Specialties: Cardiology, Mental Health, Paediatrics, Endocrinology

  • Aster Speciality Clinic

Location: Zen Cluster, Street No. 1, Building No. 10

Hours: 9 am-9 pm

Some Specialties: Cardiology, ENT, Family Medicine, General Medicine, General Surgery

  • Dr. Ismail New Polyclinic

Location: Building No. 12, Street No. 1

Hours: 9:30 am-9:30 pm

Some Specialties: Dentistry, Radiology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Physiotherapy.

If you’re choosing to live in Dubai, that only means enjoying some of the world’s greatest culinary delights. Discovery Gardens is home to great restaurants, most of which are located at Ibn Battuta Mall, with a few around the community as well:

  • India Palace (Zomato Rating 4.4, Indian, Ibn Battuta Mall)
  • Verdura (Zomato Rating 4.3, Meditteranean, Ibn Battuta Mall)
  • Mami’s Illam Pure Veg Restaurant (Zomato Rating 4.2, Indian, Building 6, Zen Cluster)
  • Max’s All About Chicken (Zomato Rating 4.1, Asian, Ibn Battuta Mall)
  • Xenia (Zomato Rating 4.1, Chinese, Ibn Battuta Mall)
  • Occasions (Zomato Rating 4, Bakery, Zen Building)
  • JJ Chicken (Zomato Rating 3.4, Lebanese, Discovery Pavilion)

There’s all kinds of entertainment in Discovery Gardens so boredom is not an option. A lot of activities await in this lively community, so check out all the best things to do in Discovery Gardens below:

Things to Do in Discovery Gardens During the Day

  • Meditate in the Outdoors. There’s no point living in Discovery Gardens if you’re not going to make use of the vast green areas. You can listen to your favourite music and try to disconnect for a while
  • Walk or Jog the Track. A little bit of jogging never hurt anyone. You could steal a half hour or more on the track in the early morning to start off your day on a positive note

Things to Do in Discovery Gardens at Night

  • Watch the Latest Blockbuster in IMAX. Head over to Novo Cinemas at Ibn Battuta Mall to watch the latest releases in mind-blowing IMAX. Movie lovers will not be able to get enough
  • Get into a Game of Bowling. Gather your friends and family at Switch Bowling, located in Ibn Battuta Mall, for an exciting game.
  • Go Shopping. If you’re a shopaholic, this is the place for you. Enjoy a unique shopping experience at Ibn Battuta Mall

Shopping is a highlight for sure when living in the beautiful Discovery Gardens thanks to Ibn Battuta Mall. It’s one of the most famous shopping destinations in the UAE, popular among residents and visitors, because of how unique it is.

The mall’s design truly stands out with a total of 6 huge courts, each modelled after a country visited by Ibn Battuta, the Moroccan explorer and scholar. You have Andalasia, China, Egypt, Persia, India, and Tunisia.

As you walk around and enjoy the unmatched decor, be sure to shop till you drop at the many global brands there, including the following:

  • Koton
  • Sephora
  • The Body Shop
  • Celio
  • Lovisa
  • Swarovski

Location: Adjacent to Sheikh Zayed Rd, between interchanges 5 and 6.

Hours: 9 am-12 am.

As soon as you lay eyes on this community, you will notice the distinctive architectural style in its buildings complemented by its green spaces. When it comes to Discovery Gardens’ apartments, it houses a collection as follows within its low-rise buildings:

  • Studios
  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • 3-bedroom apartments
  • Hotel apartments

You will find a range of sub-communities within Discovery Gardens to choose from what satisfies your lifestyle needs. Here are the best clusters in Discovery Gardens by Nakheel to consider:

  1. Mediterranean
  • Type of Residence: Community cluster
  • Apartments: Studios and 1-bedroom apartments
  • Highlights:
    • Kids play area
    • Gardens
    • Parking
    • Fully-fitted kitchens
    • Mosque
    • Bus station

  1. Zen
  • Type of the Residence: Community cluster
  • Apartments: Studios and 1-bedroom apartments
  • Highlights:
    • Gardens and outdoor spaces
    • Swimming pools
    • Gym
    • Parking
    • Mosque
  1. Mogul
  • Type of Residence: Community cluster
  • Apartments: Studios and 1-bedroom apartments
  • Highlights:
    • Gardens
    • Shops and boutiques
    • Gym
  1. Contemporary
  • Type of Residence: Community cluster
  • Apartments: Studios to 2-bedroom apartments
  • Highlights:
    • Green spaces
    • Retail shops
    • Swimming pool
  1. Mesoamerican
  • Type of Residence: Community cluster
  • Apartments: Studios and 1-bedroom apartments
  • Highlights:
    • Swimming pool
    • Security
    • Maintenance
    • Green spaces

The community is known for its wide green spaces, so living here you can expect a lot of outdoor events such as fitness classes and regular yoga/meditation events. Furthermore, you can always head to Ibn Battuta Mall during seasonal festivities, it’s one of the top destinations to celebrate Eid, UAE National Day, New Year’s, or Diwali!

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