Top 5 communities to live in Dubai

Top 5 communities to live in Dubai
While selecting a community to live in Dubai, a lot of tough decisions have to be made. Whether it is rent vs buy, affordability vs luxury or apartment vs villa – one has to consider the lifestyle, budget and family needs to finalize the place that would be called the home in Dubai.

Here are the top 5 communities to live in Dubai, along with their amenities, pros and cons.

1. Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina is the largest man-made marina in the world. Considered as one of the best places to live in Dubai, Marina offers a charming and charismatic life standard. It is also often the most popular community for investment according as per Bayut.com.

Dubai Maria is home to the iconic twisted building – Cayan tower, which is a wonder in itself. The area is immensely popular for its nightlife and dining options with its array of bars, clubs and restaurants. The Dubai Marina walk is a pedestrian-friendly walkway alongside a string of outdoor cafés, bars and restaurants.

2. Downtown Dubai

Downtown Dubai is the centre of Dubai’s famous and historic places. Known as the ‘Center of Now’, Downtown Dubai is home to the iconic Burj Khalifa, the magnificent Dubai mall and the glorious Dubai fountains.

Downtown Dubai is a multicultural neighbourhood with world-class amenities and a lavish lifestyle. A word of caution: the glitz of Downtown Dubai does attract a lot of traffic and weekends are usually crowded here.

3. Palm Jumeirah

Palm Jumeirah is one of a group of three islands collectively called the Palm Islands (Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira) which extend out into the Persian Gulf.

The Palm Jumeirah has a number of hotels, resorts, and hotel residences including Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, Atlantis, The Palm, The Fairmont Palm Hotel & Resort, St. Regis Dubai – The Palm, Kempinski Hotel & Residences, Sofitel Dubai, The Palm Resort & Spa, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The 8 etc.

The retail and dining destinations include Nakheel Mall, The Pointe, The Boardwalk, Al Ittihad Park etc.

Palm Jumeirah attracts a variety of residents with diversified nationalities and professions. Living in Palm Jumeirah gives a feeling of tranquility due to its close proximity to the sea. It has easy access to the mainland with no traffic congestion. However, a car or taxi is required to get around the Palm.

4. Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC)

Jumeirah Village Circle is situated alongside Sheikh Zayed Road and consists of large villas, townhouses and apartments.


Despite the lack of local shops and other amenities, residents can visit nearby established communities such as Motor City, The Springs and The Meadows. You are also within 20 minutes of The Marina, Madinat Jumeirah and Downtown Dubai.

If you prefer a silent, spacious neighbourhood with proximity to everything without the rush of traffic, Jumeirah Village Circle is for you.

5. Arabian Ranches

Arabian Ranches is a well-constructed gated community with walkways, bicycle tracks, Arabian Ranches Golf Club and Dubai Equestrian & Polo Club.

There are excellent schools and healthcare facilities in the vicinity along with a compact shopping complex, which includes a selection of cute cafes and restaurants.

Arabian Ranches is very much popular with Western expats.

So, this was the list of top 5 communities to live in Dubai. Where do you currently live and which community do you intend to move to? Share in the comments below.

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