Neighborhoods in Dubai

neighbourhoods in Dubai
Updated 2021-11-10 13:47

Relocating to a new country and a new city is always tricky. The most important thing is to find the right community. Some expats prefer to live in the city centre while others may prefer to stay in newly developing areas. Dubai offers a huge variety for both.

The number of expats who choose to settle in Dubai is increasing year by year. One of the reasons is the UAE has a low crime rate and strict laws that even expats often struggle to stick to.

You can easily go anywhere during the day or at night without having anything to worry about. In 2021, the UAE was ranked as the world's second safest country, beating other popular holiday destinations like France and Italy, for example. When you start thinking about the most convenient district for moving in, you also should consider transportation and the availability of most facilities. Below are the most popular options for expats to live in Dubai.

Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina is one of the city's luxury neighbourhoods. The area is famous for its vibrant nightlife and excellent dining options. The residents usually go jogging, walking or cycling at the Dubai Marina Walk. Public transportation is also very developed so many expats who prefer to use the metro and buses instead of a car choose Dubai Marina. However, car owners have their own parking space in most residential complexes.

Jumeirah Beach

Jumeirah Beach Residence is perfect for beach lovers. Expats can enjoy a beautiful sea view from their apartment and make only a few steps to the beach. It is also home to the open beach mall, cinema, many cafes and restaurants. The apartments are surrounded by supermarkets and pharmacies, which make them even more convenient for the residents.

Downtown Dubai

Downtown Dubai is a multicultural neighbourhood known for its luxury lifestyle. It is home to the Burj Khalifa which is the tallest building in the world and the Dubai Mall. It is the ideal place for businesses. Downtown Dubai offers the highest standards of the cosmopolitan lifestyle. Usually, this area is full of traffic as many offices are located here.

Deira Dubai

Deira Dubai is totally different from previous districts and one of the city's oldest and busiest neighbourhoods. It's located on the east side of Dubai Creek and is connected to the western part of the city by two bridges: Garhoud Bridge and Al Maktoum Bridge. Expats will be delighted to see water taxis, called abras, ferrying people across the creek to Bur Dubai. Deira is filled with the traditional sights, sounds, and smells of the city. The traffic is hectic in Deira, as it is on the way to Sharjah Emirate.

Palm Jumeirah Island

Off the coast of Jumeirah Beach lies the Palm Jumeirah Island. The Palm is home to Atlantis Resort. Many other hotels and restaurants are located there as well. As Palm is an artificial island, the prices for renting and buying properties there are much higher than in other districts of Dubai. However, one of the benefits of living in Palm Jumeirah is that residents do not face many problems with traffic like in other areas. Palm Jumeirah is an amazing island that is continuously growing day by day.

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Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina Mall

The Beach

City Centre Deira

Nakheel - Palm Jumeirah

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