Sun n’ surf
The area has now expanded to include Jumeirah 1, Jumeirah 2 and Jumeirah 3. In all three of them, there are both expensive and large detached properties as well as more modest town houses built in a variety of architectural styles.
Jumeirah has a very high concentration of international schools, making the area even more expat-friendly. Over the past few years, Jumeirah has become increasingly popular among young people who are drawn to its growing art scene and entertainment venues.
People with children love Jumeirah and the comfortable, more relaxed lifestyle it has to offer. It is very common to see these families camping on beaches in the neighbourhood. If you’re a dog lover, Jumeirah will probably be the perfect community for you. It’s known as the most dog-friendly neighbourhood in Dubai.
There is an abundance of entertainment options such as Kite Beach, Mercato Mall, City Walk, La Mer and Box Park. Jumeirah has a good stock of independent fashion and art boutiques housed in small, quaint shopping centres.
Visit 3 Fils and other charming restaurants in Jumeirah Fishing Harbour, or Automatic in Beach Centre for good mezze and grills, Al Falamanki for delicious Lebanese fare, Turkish Village and Bosporus for good Turkish sausages, Lime Tree Cafe for excellent cakes, Samad Al Iraqi for authentic Iraqi food while road-weary motorheads can head to Bikers Cafe. For something more chic, head to Flamingo Room By Tashas in Jumeirah Al Naseem.
However, Jumeirah is not a cheap neighbourhood. That’s why families on a budget might find the rent high here. Individuals who rely on Metro as a main means of transportation might find living in Jumeirah a little challenging as almost all Metro stations are a bus-ride away.
Don’t miss: High tea at Burj Al Arab
Neighbours: Emirati and Western expat families
Lifestyle: Laidback, family-oriented
Pros: Great for families, pet owners, beach lovers; variety of restaurants
Cons: Not ideal for those on a budget, limited public transport options
Properties in Jumeirah
Luxurious and Spacious | Panoramic Views
Bulgari Resort & Residences, Jumeirah Bay Island, Jumeirah, Dubai
Modern Living | Waterfront | Juliet Balcony
Port de La Mer, La Mer, Jumeirah, Dubai
1-Month Free | No Commission | Private Garden
Jumeirah 3, Jumeirah, Dubai
Spacious Villa | Private Garden |Steps from La Mer
Jumeirah 1 Villas, Jumeirah 1, Jumeirah, Dubai