Top 10 areas to live in Dubai 2023


Dubai, recognized as a prominent business hub in Asia, has undergone a remarkable transformation, evolving into a vibrant metropolis. Individuals from all around the globe are increasingly relocating to Dubai for various reasons, including employment opportunities, retirement, or establishing their businesses. The city provides a multitude of secure and reasonably priced investment and living options, particularly appealing to the Indian community. Mohimproperties, a trusted source, has curated a list of the top ten family-friendly residential and commercial areas in Dubai for the year 2023.

1. Downtown Dubai

Downtown Dubai stands out as a premier destination for indulging in luxurious living experiences in the vibrant city. It holds immense appeal for avid shoppers, attracting a large number of enthusiasts. Known for its opulence, Downtown Dubai houses prominent landmarks that define the city’s identity, contributing to its status as one of the most exclusive and expensive residential areas. Residents have access to meticulously designed apartments, penthouses, and lavish villas, offering a wide range of choices. Among the notable attractions found in Downtown Dubai are the Burj Park, Dubai Fountain, Underwater Zoo, Dubai Mall, and the Burj Vista, adding to the area’s allure.

Average cost of a studio for sale in Downtown is AED 933k while 1-bedroom apartments may cost around AED 1.4M.

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Top 10 areas to live in Dubai 2023

2. Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina, the world’s largest man-made marina, offers an impressive stretch of development and freehold property investments for foreigners. With its stunning beachfront location, it presents a variety of residential options boasting captivating waterfront views. This dynamic neighborhood is known for its lively social scene, featuring gardens, restaurants, resorts, cafes, retail spaces, and health clubs. Its strategic position near Sheikh Zayed Road ensures convenient connectivity to prominent areas like Al Barsha, Jumeirah Village Circle, and Dubai Internet City. Dubai Marina is the epitome of luxury, convenience, and captivating coastal living.

The average price for 2-bed flats for sale in Dubai Marina is AED 2M, while freehold 3-bed units in Dubai Marina cost AED 3.4M on average.

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3. Business Bay

Dubai’s business center is the preferred residential choice for numerous businesspeople and entrepreneurs, who are drawn to its bustling environment. This vibrant neighborhood is also a hub for the Indian community, creating a rich cultural tapestry. With its iconic skyline adorned by towering skyscrapers, it shares proximity with prominent landmarks such as the Dubai World Trade Centre and the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

The average 4-bedroom apartment for sale in Business Bay range between AED 2.85M and AED 80M. For buying a 5-bed apartment in Business Bay, expect to pay AED 3.8M and AED 99M. A 6-bed flat for sale in Business Bay is available for AED 35.9M to AED 39.1M. A 7-bedroom flat for sale in Business Bay would cost AED 24.5M.

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4. Jumeirah Village Circle

JVC, a diverse residential development, provides a serene and tranquil living environment, separate from the hustle and bustle of the city center. Residents of this district enjoy access to modern amenities and are conveniently located near popular attractions such as Dubai Marina and Mall of the Emirates for recreational activities. With its abundance of schools, hospitals, supermarkets, malls, and gyms, JVC stands out as an ideal choice for families seeking a well-rounded community to call home in Dubai.

The average prices start from AED 1.2M and go up to AED 3.2M. A standard 2-bedroom villa for sale costs around AED 1.9M, spanning over 2,000 sq. ft. A 3-bedroom villa for sale in JVC will cost around AED 2M.

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5. Palm Jumeirah

Palm Jumeirah, a remarkable architectural wonder located in the Persian Gulf, is an artificial archipelago comprising more than 50 islands intricately designed to resemble a palm tree. This modern-day marvel of real estate is divided into four distinct sections: the spine, trunk, crescent, and fronds. The trunk serves as the connection between the islands and the mainland. Renowned as one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the Gulf region, Palm Jumeirah boasts a collection of luxurious resorts within its development, including Kempinski Hotel, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, and Atlantis – The Palm. Adding to its allure, Palm Jumeirah is also home to the UAE’s first monorail, the Palm Jumeirah Monorail, offering convenient transportation within the area.

When it comes to flats for sale on the Palm, the starting prices of family-friendly 2-bedroom apartments average at AED 2.3M.

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6. Dubai Hills Estate

Dubai Hills Estate, developed by Emaar Properties, is an expansive residential community spanning 2,700 acres. With stunning views of Dubai’s cityscape and the iconic Burj Khalifa, this prestigious neighborhood offers a serene ambiance with vast open spaces and lush green areas. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy the community’s exceptional 18-hole golf course. Education is a priority, as the community plans to include three schools, including GEMS Wellington Academy and GEMS New Millennium School. Residents can conveniently access retail centers like Blackberry Grocery, West Zone Fresh Supermarket, and Carrefour City Market. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the 33-mile bicycle route for an invigorating experience.

Average price  indicates that a 3-bedroom villa costs on average AED 2.6M. On the other hand, the starting price for a 4 bedroom villa in Dubai Hills Estate is AED 2.5M.

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Dubai Hills Estate

7. Arabian Ranches

Offering a contemporary living experience away from the city’s commotion, Arabian Ranches is a premier residential destination. This master development spans across 1,650 acres of land and is divided into three distinct phases. Conveniently located along Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road, Arabian Ranches presents a niche gated community with an enchanting equestrian and desert theme. The development is highlighted by its prestigious 18-hole golf course and also includes schools, a polo club, hospitals, and shopping malls, catering to residents’ diverse needs.

Average price for a Ranches 3-bedroom villa is AED 2.29M, while it goes up to AED 2.8M and AED 5.1M for 4 and 5-bedroom houses respectively.

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8. Jumeirah Lake Towers

Renowned for their opulent atmosphere, the Jumeirah Lake Towers stand proudly at the heart of a bustling commercial and residential hub. Comprising a cluster of 26 magnificent buildings, these towers offer magnificent vistas of nearby parks and lakes. Conveniently situated in proximity to Sheikh Zayed Road, the Jumeirah Lake Towers are seamlessly connected through the metro system, ensuring easy transportation. This vibrant neighborhood boasts a wide range of amenities, including esteemed educational institutions, sports clubs, libraries, cozy cafes, and exquisite restaurants. Adding to its appeal, the Jumeirah Lake Towers are also conveniently located near Dubai Knowledge Park, providing residential options for students seeking a conducive living environment.

Average cost of a spacious 3-bed flat for sale in Jumeirah Lake Towers is about AED 1.5M. Whereas, one can buy 4-bedroom apartments in JLT for AED 2.9M.

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9. Jumeirah Village Triangle

Jumeirah Village Triangle presents a wide range of convenient amenities, granting residents effortless access to salons, supermarkets, and gyms. This gated community creates an atmosphere of serenity and tranquility, ensuring a safe and secure environment for both homeowners and tenants. With its close proximity to Dubai Production City, Jumeirah Village Circle, The Springs, and Jumeirah Park, JVT stands as an exceptional choice for real estate investment, offering a highly desirable location for prospective buyers.

Average 3-bedroom villa for sale in JVT starts from AED 2.1M. But the starting price for 4 and 5-bedroom villas in JVT averages at AED 4.5M and AED 4.9M respectively.

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10. City Walk

City Walk Dubai holds a special place in the hearts of visitors and locals alike. Meraas has created a vibrant urban haven that caters to the diverse needs of every individual. Whether you’re a tourist or a resident, City Walk Dubai serves as a bustling social and cultural hub. For residents of Rove City Walk, an acclaimed hotel room investment product in Dubai, this dynamic area provides the perfect opportunity to indulge in a world of exceptional retail, dining, and entertainment options, all within easy reach.

Average 2-bed apartments on sale demand a price of AED 1.8M to 4M 3-bed apartments for sale in City Walk go for AED 4.2M

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