A gated community is like a city within a city. It’s secure, features some exclusive landmarks and facilities, and has a peaceful vibe. This is why a growing number of emiratis now prefer living in these exclusive neighbourhoods, and it reflects in the Dubai property market Q2, 2021 report as well.  

Not only property buyers, tenants also look for residences in these gated communities in Dubai for the enhanced comfort, security and serenity they offer.

There are many gated communities in Dubai, some located close to the city centre while others are situated at a distance. Based on their location, quality of lifestyle, ambience and facilities available, popularity and other factors, we have ranked them in the list of top 5 gated communities in Dubai. Let’s take a look at them:

Best Gated Communities in Dubai

1.  Akoya Oxygen

Home to several landscaped gardens, community parks and water fountains, Akoya Oxygen rightly deserves the title of the first ‘truly green’ neighbourhood in the emirate. It is a project by DAMAC Properties and features luxury residential units having modern amenities and facilities. These units are available in several sub-communities and clusters, including:

  • Aster
  • Claret
  • Juniper
  • Sycamore
  • Odora
  • Paloverde
  • Primrose
  • Amargo
  • Coursetia
  • Zinnia

It is a massive development designed to have almost 10,000 villas and 1200 apartment units in different layouts and sizes to cater to the requirements of everyone. Although it’s located at a distance from the mainland, there are, however, four major highways that offer enhanced connectivity to residents. Furthermore, residents rarely feel the need to cross the gates of this community, apart from work purposes, as everything is available within this neighbourhood. You can easily find gyms, restaurants and parks, etc. There’s a supermarket nestled within the community as well.

Residents at Akoya Oxygen can live a contemporary lifestyle, thanks to the modern facilities available here. This self-contained community houses a yoga enclave, Trump World Golf Club, community swimming pools, community centre, luxury spa and gym, etc.  

2.  Arabian Ranches

Next in the list of the most popular gated communities in Dubai, Arabian Ranches is known for its exceptional community facilities and superior infrastructure.

The popularity of this community is also credited to the fact that it houses Arabian Ranches Golf Club and happens to be one of the very first freehold neighbourhoods in the emirate. Therefore, you will find many expatriates living here with their families.

This development by Emaar Properties is subdivided into 15 smaller communities, featuring more than 4000 standalone homes in different configurations and layouts. Whether you’re looking for villas for sale in Dubai or rental properties, you can find abundant options here.  These residences have modern architecture that reflects exceptional craftsmanship. From architecture to interior, every part of Arabian Ranches villas and townhouses is impressive.

This development sits close to other popular communities, such as Motor City, DAMAC Hills, Mudon Dubai Sports City and The Sustainable City.

3.  Dubai Hills Estate

Dubai Hills Estate is considered an ideal community for families who are looking for villas for rent or sale. It offers a secure and peaceful environment, away from the city’s hubbub and close to nature’s beauty.

The best part about this community is the prime location it occupies. Dubai Hills Estate neighbours Al Barsha South and Al Quoz 2, while other popular communities, such as Dubai Marina, Downtown Dubai, Arabian Ranches, The Meydan City, Emirates Hills, can be located easily, thanks to its connectivity with major highways that makes commuting convenient for residents.

Like other gated communities in Dubai, it is also divided into several sub-areas. Covering an area of over 11 million square metres, it is planned to have more than 2000 villas and apartments. Some villas also feature private pools and other state-of-the-art facilities.

The area is known to produce a high rental yield. So, if you are looking for options in gated communities in Dubai for investment purposes, you can consider Dubai Hills Estate.

4.  The Springs

Staying true to its name, The Springs is a family-friendly neighbourhood having a serene and tranquil ambience. It houses cosy villas located amidst verdant green gardens and stunning lakes. Each villa comes laced with modern amenities, making a lifestyle full of comfort and convenience for residents. Some of them also come with private pools.

This gated community enjoys a prominent location and proximity to other communities, such as Emirates, hills, meadows Dubai, Jumeirah Village Circle, Jumeirah Village Triangle and The Lakes. Furthermore, DIFC and Downtown Dubai can also be reached easily via Al Khail Road.

Coming to residential properties in The Springs, you can find 4800 semi-detached homes in 2, 3 and 4-bedroom configurations. These residences come with private terraces and are suitable for young couples and small families.

5.  DAMAC Hills

Winding up our list of top 5 gated communities in Dubai with DAMAC Hills, it is an urban residential development that gives off a vibrant vibe. It is recognised among the greenest areas in the emirate, thanks to its beautifully manicured parks and gardens.  

Property types available here include luxury houses, apartments and hotel apartments in varying layouts, sizes and configurations. Other facilities including a spa, wellness centre, Trump World Golf Club, retail and leisure options and various sports courts, are available in this community. It covers an area of 42 million square feet and occupies an ideal location on Al Qudra Road, right next to Remraam and Mudon. The Sustainable City, Town Square, Arabian Ranches 2, Dubai Motor City, Arabian Ranches, and Sports City are some other areas in close proximity to DAMAC Hills.

This concludes our list of the most popular gated communities in Dubai. For more information about these neighbourhoods or listings of properties for sale in them, visit the Zoom Property portal. You can now also download our app to get quick access to the most sought-after listings for residential and commercial properties in the UAE. 

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