Imagine waking up every day to a breathtaking view. Imagine sipping on a cup of coffee on your balcony - except you have a majestic and glamorous body of water in front of your eyes; the stuff of dreams right?
If you’ve always envisioned living in such a place - lucky for you - Dubai is home to a bunch of premium waterfront communities. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the best neighbourhoods that fall under the bracket and give you a price idea as well.
So without further ado, let’s get into it.
Top of the list is Dubai’s most iconic waterfront community - Dubai Marina. It is one of the largest and most luxurious waterfront developments in the world, covering an area of 4.9 million square meters.
Built back in 2003, the Marina is not just a popular tourist destination but also a sought-after place to reside. It is packed with loads of entertainment options such as bars, nightclubs, and the Dubai Marina Mall featuring over 140 high-end retail outlets.
If you own a water vehicle, this neighbourhood is right up your alley as it is home to the Dubai Marina Yacht Club, which provides docking facilities for boats and yachts.
The Palm Jumeirah is a man-made island built in the shape of a palm tree that was under planning and construction for years.
The result is a one-of-a-kind residential destination with views of the beachfront. Among the most iconic structures in Palm Jumeirah are the Atlantis and the Burj Al Arab, so you know you’re in truly luxurious company.
Like the Dubai Marina, Plam Jumeirah also features a range of entertainment options, such as restaurants, cafes, and shopping malls.
This list would be incomplete without a mention of Jumeirah Beach Residence. Located a stone's throw away from Dubai Marina, JBR is another name on Dubai’s grand list of waterfront communities.
The Vibrant and cosmopolitan community offers a unique blend of beachside living and high-rise buildings making it a super desirable place to live.
In addition to views of the stunning skyline of the city, you can enjoy a range of outdoor activities such as open-air cinema, markets, concerts, and fitness classes on the sandy beaches.
Next on the list and for a good reason is Bluewaters Island by Meraas. Off the coast of JBR, Bluewaters Island is another manmade spectacle of the UAE. A little newer compared to the other entries on the list as it was completed in 2018, it is also arguably the most luxurious and priciest of the lot.
The island is home to 5-star hotels, 200 food and beverage outlets, and the world’s largest Ferris wheel in Ain Dubai for unparalleled views of the city.
A private gated island community on the Dubai Harbour by the UAE’s most famed developer, Emaar Beachfront offers its residents 1.5 km of private beach access and also features Miami-style living in the heart of the city.
The project hosts 27 towers that offer a mix of apartments and podium villas providing views of the beach, Dubai Marina, and Arabian Gulf. Mind-boggling to say the least!
The second last on the list is Dubai Water Canal. Inaugurated in 2016, this man-made canal stretches for nearly 3.2 kilometres. The architectural marvel essentially turns Business Bay - Dubai’s Central Business District - into a waterfront community and connects it to Arabian Gulf, passing through the Safa Park, Jumeirah, and Al Wasl areas.
Bang at the centre of the Dubai Canal is the Dubai Fountain which offers surreal views just about every day of the week.
And finally, we have the waterfront community called Dubai Creek Harbour. Located 10 minutes from Downtown Dubai and situated on the banks of the historical Dubai Creek, Dubai Creek Harbour is the perfect blend of modernity and nostalgia.
You’ll find endless lifestyle amenities including shopping, dining, outdoor art galleries, and even a yacht club.
For nature enthusiasts, the wildlife haven of Ras Al Khor Bird Sanctuary, one of the most protected urban areas in the world, is located near Dubai Creek Harbour.
By this point, you already know all the perks of living in one of the many amazing apartments, charming penthouses, and beautiful villas on the waterfront and beachfront communities of Dubai.
The ‘every day is a vacation feel’ would attract us too!
However, these properties do tend to cost an arm and a leg in most instances. Here is what you can expect to pay to live in the above-listed neighbourhoods:
The average price of a 1 BR in Dubai Marina is AED 1.3 Million. A 2 BR will set you back AED 2.0 Million
The average price of a 1 BR in JBR is AED 1.7 Million. A 2 BR will set you back AED 2.5 Million
The average price of a 1 BR in Palm Jumeirah is AED 2.5 Million. A 2 BR will set you back AED 3.5 Million
The average price of a 1 BR in Bluewaters Island is AED 4 Million. A 2 BR will set you back AED 7 Million
The average price of a 1 BR in Emaar Beachfront is AED 2.5 Million. A 2 BR will set you back AED 4 Million
The average price of a 1 BR in Dubai Creek Harbour is AED 1.5 Million. A 2 BR will set you back AED 2.3 Million
The average price of a 1 BR in Dubai Water Canal is AED 1.7 Million. A 2 BR will set you back AED 3 Million
So there you have it! A comprehensive guide to all the beautiful waterfront communities in Dubai. The obvious perks of living in such a neighbourhood are the unprecedented views and unparalleled nearby amenities. However, you will be paying quite a premium for that privilege.
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