Tourists’ favorite destination, Jumeirah Dubai is home to world-class communities that are known to offer a lavish lifestyle to residents. Most of these communities are self-contained and provide residents with a host of amenities and facilities.

In this week’s neighborhood of the week, we have selected “Jumeirah”. One of the top residential communities in Dubai, it is known as the “Beverly Hills of the Middle East”. And the glitz and glamour of this community perfectly justify this title.

Jumeirah – A Brief Introduction

Located along the Dubai coast, Jumeirah is a waterfront residential area that presents mesmerizing views of the Arabian sea to the residents. As an inhabitant of Jumeirah, you can enjoy an upscale and exuberant lifestyle along with numerous conveniences. Some popular communities positioned near this area are Downtown Dubai, Dubai Marina, Internet City and Dubai Media City.

Jumeirah is not only popular for the vibrant aura it exudes, but it has also become an integral part of the success of Dubai real estate for the diverse properties it nestles. For those looking for residential properties for sale in Jumeirah, there are abundant choices for them. From ultra-luxury villas to apartments and townhouses, interested buyers can select any type of living space that matches their interests and suits their budget. Most of these dwellings, particularly villas and townhouses, come with open green spaces such as backyard and front yard, and swimming pool.

Despite being a popular tourist attraction, it provides a private lifestyle while featuring a tranquil ambiance. Residents in Jumeirah have easy access to schools, shopping centers, grocery stores, supermarkets, health care centers, gyms, and recreational venues. For beach lovers, it’s an ideal place to live since it provides them with convenient access to everyone’s favorite, Jumeirah Beach.

There’s no parking problem in Jumeirah as villas and townhouses have their own parking space. Residential buildings, too, have ample parking space for residents. Visitors can park their vehicles in paid street parking areas.

Sub-Communities in Jumeirah Dubai

The area of Jumeirah in Dubai is divided into different sub-communities. These are:

– Jumeirah 1

This sub-community is famous for studios and apartments. Other than that, villas are available in Jumeirah 1. Popular landmarks such as Dubai Zoo, Jumeirah Public Beach, and Jumeirah Mosque are also located nearby.

– Jumeirah 2

Jumeirah 2 is home to lavish villas that are available in different architectural designs. This sub-community provides residents with convenient access to Jumeirah Bay Island and Boxpark Urban Mall.

– Jumeirah 3

It is another popular option for those looking to buy villas in Jumeirah 3. Residents can visit Sunset Mall and Kite Beach without any hassle as they are located in close proximity.

– City Walk

This sub-community, developed by Meeras, is known as the modern urban retail hub of Jumeirah. You can find ultra-luxury apartments laced with state of the art amenities and facilities in City Walk.  

– Jumeirah Bay Islands

Jumeirah Bay Islands, a new addition to the sub-communities in Jumeirah, spans over an area of more than 6 million sq. ft. It features 6 residential buildings having a total of 173 area-facing apartments. Other than that, there are 15 private mansions located in this sub-community as well. Jumeirah Bay Islands is also developed by Meeras. It is ranked among the costliest areas to buy property in Dubai.  

Nearby Facilities to Jumeirah Dubai

– Hotels and Resorts

As Jumeirah is a popular tourist destination, you can find abundant hotels and resorts in and around the area. Some of the popular ones are:

  • Bulgari Resort Dubai
  • Four Seasons Resort Dubai
  • Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah
  • Madinat Jumeirah
  • Burj Al Arab
  • Park Regis Boutique Hotel
  • Roda Beach Resort

– Supermarkets and Retail Shops

The area encompasses numerous supermarkets and retail stores, making it convenient for residents to shop for their necessities. Popular brands such as Waitrose, Spinneys, and Carrefour have their branches in and around Jumeirah.

Other than that, those who prefer organic and veg options, they can head to the Organic Foods and Care for hormone-free and gluten-free products along with freshly produced items. It is located in The Village Mall.

– Transportation Facilities

For those who prefer taking the metro for commutation purposes, they can explore numerous options located on Sheikh Zayed Road, near Jumeirah. These include Noor Bank station, Burj Khalifa station, Business Bay Station and Financial Centre Station. Most of these stations can be reached within 5 to 10 minutes. If you don’t have your own car, you can take a bus to the desired metro station. The area has various bus routes that connect it with these stations. Some of the bus stations situated in this area are Hilton Beach Club, Majlis Al Ghoreifa, and Rashid Al Hadees Masjid.

– Educational Institutes

The availability of renowned educational institutes makes it suitable for families. One of the most popular schools in the city and “very good” certificate holder from “Knowledge and Human Development Authority”, Jumeirah Baccalaureate School is situated in Jumeirah 1.

Other popular educational institutes located in and around the neighborhood are:

  • Al Shurooq Private School
  • Raffles International School
  • Horizon English School
  • GEMS Jumeirah Primary School

There is no university located in Jumeirah but you can find plenty of them in Knowledge Village, which is located just 20 minutes from Jumeirah. Some reputed universities among them are the University of Wollongong Dubai, Middlesex University and the American University of Dubai.

– Health Care Facilities

Several top-notch healthcare and aesthetics facilities can be found within Jumeirah. Some of these are:

  • Medicare Hospital
  • Emirates Hospital
  • Neuro Spinal Hospital
  • Medicare Paediatric Specialty Centre
  • The British Lasik And Cosmetic Surgery Center
  • Aesthetica Clinic
  • Dermaline Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center

These health care and aesthetic centers boast of state of the art diagnosis and treatment equipment. Furthermore, you can also find professional and experienced practitioners in these centers.

Shopping Malls in Jumeirah

As Dubai is known as the haven for shopping centers, it’s no surprise that one of the popular neighborhoods in the city won’t feature them. You can find abundant shopping centers within the radius of this community. Some famous shopping centers are also located close to Jumeirah.

Some of the popular shopping malls located in and around Jumeirah are:

  • Mercato Shopping Mall: It is designed by Danielle Morelli, a renowned Italian architect. Mercato Shopping Mall has 140 service outlets and shops and is considered among the top 10 malls located in the city.
  • Jumeirah Plaza: It isn’t the biggest of malls but still worth a visit. Particularly, if you want to shop in a quiet and crowd-free place, Jumeirah Plaza is your go-to place.
  • Sunset Mall: It is located in Jumeirah 3 featuring high-end shops and numerous dining options.
  • The Dubai Mall: It certainly needs no introduction. Right from dining options to retail stores and entertainment venues, it features everything. It can be reached in only 12 minutes from Jumeirah.

Restaurants and Cafes

For food-lovers, Jumeirah is no less than a paradise. An array of restaurants and cafes are located here offering a multicultural culinary experience. Whether you are fond of Arab cuisine or like to eat Indian food, you can find them all in Jumeirah. The famous shopping centers, hotels, and restaurants located in Jumeirah also nestle high-end eateries.

These are some of the famous restaurants and cafes in Jumeirah:

  • Reem Al Bawadi
  • Nusr-Et
  • Sammach restaurant
  • Peruvian establishment COYA
  • Scalini
  • Shop 2 Seafood
  • Omnia Gourmet
  • One Café
  • Sea Fu
  • Itadaki Japanese Restaurant
  • Turkish Village
  • TGI Fridays
  • Sardina Seafood Restaurant

If you’re up for a quick grab, you can also head to Costa Coffee, McDonald’s drive-thru or Starbucks.

Religious Centres in Jumeirah

To cater to the diverse population belonging to different religions, Jumeirah nestles religious centres for Muslims, Hindus and Christians. Among them, Jumeirah Mosque is the most popular not only in the area but in the entire city. It is the oldest mosque in Dubai.

  • Other religious centres in Jumeirah and its close proximity are:
  • Emirates Baptist Church
  • Mahamevnawa Buddhist Temple
  • Gurdwara Temple


Residents at Jumeirah have easy access to beaches as it is nestled alongside the Dubai coast. Some popular beaches among them are:

  • Jumeirah Beach
  • Sunset Beach (Umm Suqeim Beach)
  • La Mer (A beachfront residential development)
  • Kite Beach

Beaches in Jumeirah are surrounded by hotels and restaurants. Furthermore, they also have a range of activities lined up for visitors.

Residential Properties in Jumeirah

Residential properties in Jumeirah include apartments, villas, townhouses and penthouses. You can also find studios if you are looking for smaller living spaces. These units are available in different configurations. For example, if you are looking for Jumeirah area apartments for sale, you can select from 1, 2, or 3-bedroom options. Similarly, villas, penthouses and townhouses also feature different numbers of rooms.

It is important to note that most residential buildings in this area are generally low-rise. Thus, you won’t be able to enjoy the striking views of Dubai’s skyline. Still, the rest of the features make up for this particular shortcoming.

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