Last week, we wrote about what makes a neighbourhood liveable. The key characteristics of a good neighbourhood as mentioned in the article include convenience, safety, mobility, identity, and aesthetic appeal.

At the moment, you may be thinking of buying a property in Dubai but unsure of the perfect location especially if it’s your first time in the city. So it is highly important to consider the aforementioned factors for the obvious reason that you might end up living in a particular neighbourhood for years.

You should also consider your current situation if it suits a particular neighbourhood. If you have kids, you might want to choose a family-friendly area.  If you’re concerned about daily convenience, then you might want to live in an area close to establishments.

Safety-wise, Dubai does not pose any problems, but options are still abundant as each neighbourhood has its advantages. So if you want to know which area in Dubai is best to settle in, here are our picks:

Dubai Marina

It is considered as “the most luxurious man-made marina in the world”, but apart from this distinction, Dubai Marina is still a beautiful, modern waterfront development. Surrounding the complex are some of the best shops and restaurants the city has to offer, and properties in this area showcase astounding views of the boat quays and the sea.

The ultimate shopping destination known as the Dubai Marina Mall, with its stylish setting and astounding 130 outlets, can also be found within the area.

Jumeirah Beach Residence

Adjacent to Dubai Marina is Jumeirah Beach Residence, another waterfront area that’s home to The Walk, a 1.7km promenade of stylish shops, cafes, restaurants, and interesting establishments such as the Covent Garden Market where you can purchase jewellery, homeware, and food.

You can find flats within the area that boast of amazing sea views. Living here will also bring you closer to the white sands of Jumeirah Beach for that needed relaxation.

Arabian Ranches

Family-friendly with a good value for money makes Arabian Ranches one of the most ideal neighbourhoods in Dubai. Aside from restaurants, supermarkets, and cafes, this gated community is home to the Arabian Ranches Golf Club and Dubai Equestrian & Polo Club.

The property features villas and other types of residential properties that can cater to your budget. You can also find good schools, immaculate gardens, and retail outlets within the area.

Palm Jumeirah

It’s an artificial property similar to Dubai Marina, but Palm Jumeirah is more spectacular especially when viewed from the sky. The island is shaped like a palm leaf with its fronds, spine, and long trunk populated with residential properties. From your home, you can easily access the beach or revel in the beauty of the surrounding Arabian Gulf. Right at its apex is the Aquaventure Beach where you and your family can unwind on its pristine sand.

The Greens

A more affordable option, The Greens is known as one of Dubai’s desirable communities thanks to its accessibility and laid-back environment. Homes in this area are set in modern buildings with swimming pools, basketball courts, children play areas and green surroundings. It’s also close to Sheikh Zayed Road, which allows residents to easily access the famous Mall of the Emirates.

Want to know more about these properties? Contact For Est Real Estate to arrange a viewing with one of our trusted agents. Do you want to learn more about other neighbourhoods in Dubai? You can check out For Est Real Estate’s Area Guides.