There is a wide variety of communities available to rent in Dubai. The availability has undoubtedly elevated the emirate’s status as a robust family-friendly location for expats.
Deciding on a community to rent in Dubai need not be hectic. But, you need to be aware of the local market conditions. Additionally, knowledge about the best locations suitable for families to live in can help narrow down your search. Furthermore, the community you choose to rent should be at the most convenient location. It should also render value for the money you are spending. The location should have great connectivity, taking into account your work commute, neighbourhood, amenities, and budget.
To make your home hunt easy, we at D&B Properties have curated the five best communities in Dubai where you can find your perfect home to rent. Each of these communities has been assessed on the basis of several aspects. They include neighbourhood quality, world-class amenities, and excellent connectivity to the rest of Dubai.
1. Downtown Dubai
Downtown Dubai is your perfect choice for a city lifestyle that you cannot envisage anywhere else in the emirates. Besides, it has a selection of low-, mid-, and high-rise buildings to luxury villas.
Situated next to Sheikh Zayed Road, you have easy access to everywhere in Dubai. When it comes to public transportation, Downtown Dubai also has the best options for you. It has two metro stations – Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall Metro Station and Business Bay Metro Station.
Whether you are searching for a studio in a high-end apartment or an affordable one, Downtown Dubai has all. A luxury studio could coast you between AED110,000 and AED125,000 per year. On the other hand, there are many affordable options to rent in Dubai Downtown. The rents may range between AED38,000 and AED 42,000 per year. Meanwhile, a 1-bedroom apartment in a luxury tower will be somewhere between AED180,000 and AED300,000 per year.
Some of the most popular buildings here are Burj Khalifa, Burj Views, The Address, South Ridge, and Claren Tower.
When it comes to amenities, Downtown Dubai is home to the world’s most-visited shopping centre – The Dubai Mall. Besides, Downtown Boulevard has the best fine-dining restaurants in the city.
2. Arabian Ranches
If you are looking for a calm and quiet place for your family to rent in Dubai, select Arabian Ranches. Besides, it is located a bit far from the hassles of the city. Additionally, the villas in Arabian Ranches offer privacy.
Located next to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, offers easy connectivity to the rest of Dubai. In January 2013, the Dubai government announced a new metro line – the Gold Line. It will connect Arabian Ranches, Deira, and Dubai Marina.
Arabian Ranches is a master community with different projects of villas. The most popular of them are Palmera, Al Reem, Alma, Alvorada, and Terra Nova. The rent for a 2-bedroom villa in Arabian Ranches can be as high as AED135,000. It can also be as low as AED75,000 per year. However, the rent completely depends on the facilities each project in the master community has to offer.
The best attraction for renting a villa in Arabian Ranches is the vast open spaces apt for families with kids. The residential gated community also has a golf course, and is home to the Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club.
3. Dubai Marina
This artificial harbour is your picture-perfect home if you want to enjoy a waterfront lifestyle. With access to the pristine waters of Dubai’s sandy beaches, Dubai Marina has many waterfront buildings.
With 6 bridges connecting the island to the rest of the city, Dubai Marina stretches next to Sheikh Zayed Road. There are two main metro stations – DMCC Metro Station and Damac Properties Metro Station. Additionally, there are dedicated tram stations to help residents get in and around Dubai Marina with ease.
Dubai Marina is mostly about affordable as well as high-end luxury apartments. However, the harbour has a handful of premium villas also. A 2-bedroom villa in Dubai Marina could be around AED200,000 per year. Meanwhile, several apartments are also available in Dubai Marina. A studio in the luxury ones would cost you between AED87,000 and AED125,000 per year. And if you are looking for a more affordable option, the rents might range between AED37,000 and AED40,000.
Some of the most popular buildings in Dubai Marina are Cayan Tower, Damac Heights, and Jumeirah Beach Residences. Emaar Beachfront and Bluewaters Island are two upcoming developments in Dubai Marina.
Dubai Marina offers everything for everyone – from shopping malls to restaurants, to waterfront entertainment activities to beachside experiences. You can also find some of the most modern and state-of-the-art amenities here.
4. Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Jumeirah Lakes Towers sprawls along artificial lakes and is set amid vast green spaces. Indeed it offers a wide variety of residential buildings to choose from. Moreover, rental options here are slightly more affordable.
Jumeirah Lake Towers is located next to Sheikh Zayed Road, giving its residents ample connectivity options. Situated opposite Dubai Marina, it has two metro stations – DMCC Metro Station and Damac Properties Metro Station. The Red Line connects the community to the rest of the city.
The residential hub surrounding 3 lakes and a park has a variety of apartment types to choose from. A high-end studio apartment here might cost you between AED65,000 and AED78,000 per year. Meanwhile, there are many options for more affordable homes to rent in Dubai. Studio apartments in JLT would cost you around AED35,000 per year.
Some of the most popular towers here are Goldcrest Views, Armada, Al Waleed Paradise, The Residences, and Lake Point.
The park at the centre of Jumeirah Lake Towers is a popular hangout destination. Not only kids but also adult residents are highly likely to find the park refreshing and fun-filled. With high-end restaurants and cool cafes, it is also the perfect picnic spot without leaving the community. Meanwhile, the community’s proximity to Dubai Marina, Internet City, and Knowledge Village make it the top priority for management professionals.
5. Emirates Hills
Emirates Hills is known as one of the most pet-friendly communities to rent in Dubai. Moreover, it is your perfect choice to live a family-oriented community with the best properties from Emaar.
The gated community is very near to Sheik Zayed Road. This means it has all the easy connectivity to move around quickly. Adding to it is the promise of the privacy of a serene and closed space. In terms of public transport, Metro Link buses ply between Emirates Hills and Dubai Internet City Metro Station regularly.
Emirates Hills has a collection of luxury villas harmoniously blended with nature. The community is also home to The Montgomerie Dubai, an 18-hole championship golf course. A 2-bedroom villa would cost you around AED280,000 per year. Meanwhile, a 5-bedroom luxury villa could cost as low as AED450,000 per year to as high as AED1.1million per year.
Some of the most popular villa collections in Emirates Hills are Dyaar Al Hambra, Montgomerie Villas, Emirates Hills Signature Villas. Along with these, The Springs and The Meadows are also in high demand. Together, they provide the best amenities by Emaar in their Emirates Living master community.
Emirates Hills has some of the most sought-after amenities in Dubai. High-end retail centres, parks, and an 18-hole Championship Golf Course are just a few to name. Moreover, the community also boast of a strong presence of top schools. The Dubai International Academy and Emirates International School are situated in this master community. In addition to that, there are a number of health-care facilities in and around this serene and luxurious gated community.
From affordable studio apartments to high-end luxury villas, Dubai’s residential options are endless. Moreover, they are suited for every financial band and family strength. Apart from the top five locations mentioned in this article, there are plenty of other communities to rent in Dubai. Some of the most affordable are Dubai South, Al Qouz, Al Qusais, Jumeirah Village Circle, and Al Nahda. Meanwhile, the options for high-end luxury communities are also endless. You could check out Palm Jumeirah, Dubai International Financial Centre, Jumeirah Golf Estates, and Dubai Hills Estate.
Affordable or expensive, we have just the right properties listed for you to consider renting in Dubai. Check out them here.
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