Dubai Location Guide: Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, Downtown Dubai, Dubai Hills, Damac Hills, District One, Jumeirah Golf Estates


Dubai Marina is an affluent waterfront neighbourhood with a plethora of amenities, facilities, and entertainment options. Starting from The Marina Walk which is home to several al fresco restaurants and cafes dotted around the Marina with stunning water-views and upscale yachts cruising around. As well as The Dubai Marina Mall and not to forget Pier-7, which is a popular spot, home to 7 fine dining restaurants. JBR’s The Beach is next door to Dubai Marina and offers residents access to more shopping and dining experiences by the coastline. Bluewater’s Island is Meraas latest addition to the location and is home to Caesars Palace and The Dubai Eye; the world’s tallest Ferris wheel, adding to the long-term allure of Dubai Marina which has long become a favourite with Dubai investors.

Dubai Marina is home to a collection of luxury skyscrapers with over 200 residential towers with outstanding views of the city as well as the harbour.


The Palm Jumeirah is self-proclaimed to be the eighth wonder of the world and is the world’s largest man-made Island. The island is one of Dubai’s landmarks as well as being one of Dubai’s predominant luxury hotspots with luxury villas, branded residences, and opulent apartments. The Palm Jumeirah being in the unique shape of a palm is split into three distinctive parts, the trunk, the fronds, and the crescent all connected via monorail. The trunk is home to the Shoreline apartments as well as the Golden Mile apartments. It is also home to a wonderful park for some outdoor recreational activities. The trunk leads to the 16 Fronds which are home to the luxurious villas many celebrities have called home. The Palm Jumeirah is home to several 5-star hotels such as The Atlantis Hotel, which is a major attraction, located at the peak of the crescent. The Palm Jumeirah is known for its grandeur and opulent lifestyle ideal for the Dubai socialites.

The Pointe by Nakheel is a popular shopping and dining destination and home to the world’s largest seawater musical fountain. At the trunk the Nakheel Mall is the latest addition to The Palm Jumeirah offering over 300 retail outlets, dining facilities and a 15-screen cinema.

Of course, it goes without mentioning to note many of the apartments and villas feature private beaches and those that don’t have access to the beaches on the Palm.


Downtown Dubai requires no introduction as its home to so many of the famous landmarks of the city. The real estate in the neighbourhood consists of luxury high rise apartments as well as The Old Town which are low and mid-rise apartments inspired by old Arabic Architecture and design. Downtown Dubai known as ‘the centre of now’, it is home to;

  • Dubai Mall
  • Souk Al Bahar
  • Dubai Fountain, The World’s tallest choreographed fountain
  • Dubai Opera
  • Burj Khalifa, The world’s tallest skyscraper
  • Armani Hotel
  • The Boulevard

Downtown Dubai is Dubai’s largest tourist attraction with Burj Khalifa being one of the most visited attractions in the world. Downtown Dubai is a hub for events, activities, festivals, and parades all throughout the year and is arguably the most dynamic location within the city. The neighbourhood is known for its luxurious lifestyle. Downtown Dubai is also one of Dubai’s most pedestrian friendly neighbourhoods within the city. Living in Downtown, residents have absolutely everything on their doorstep and almost no reason to leave the community, unless they want an escape to the beach that is. Downtown Dubai has set a benchmark for communities within the city.


Dubai Hills has very recently become one of the most popular locations for buyers within the city. The community has been extremely well designed by Emaar Properties, crafted around an 18-hole championship golf course. The community has done extremely well due to its fantastic proximity to all sides of Dubai. Downtown Dubai is a mere 12-minute drive away whilst Palm Jumeirah and Mall of the Emirates is a mere 10-minute drive away. The incredible central location gives residents in access to all major road networks. The community is fantastically integrated with high end luxury villas and apartment blocks surrounding a beautiful lush green park. The high level of comfort and convenience experienced in Dubai Hills have put it on the map and onto so many buyers’ radars.

Dubai Hills Mall has just opened its doors, it is a fantastic retail, leisure, and entertainment complex. The mall has everything you could ask for as well as an indoor rollercoaster! The Dubai Hills community is also home to the world-famous Kings College Hospital and the Dubai Hills Golf Course. Dubai Hills features tennis courts, volleyball courts, football and basketball grounds, skate park and so many more recreational facilities.

  • Burj Khalifa – 10 minute’s drive
  • Dubai Mall – 10 minute’s drive
  • The Mall of The Emirates – 10 minute’s drive
  • Dubai Marina – 10 minute’s drive


Damac Hills Estate also sometimes known as Damac Hills 1 is a peaceful and lush green gated community set around an award-winning world-class 18-hole PGA championship golf course. The golf course, branded by Trump, is ranked among the best in the world. The development includes over 3000 villas and townhouses and above 4000 apartments. It is also home to serviced hotel villas and serviced apartments as well as hotels and hotel apartments. The development features 400,000 square metres of parkland. Damac Hills provides residents with an escape from the hustle and bustle of Dubai life and welcomes them to the peaceful and serene soundings of nature. The area, therefore, is very pet friendly with the vast expanse of parkland. As well as the parkland Damac Hills Estate features, tennis courts, football pitches, lakes, horse riding fields, a stable and petting zoo as well as skate parks and much much more. The Trump International Golf Club designed by Gil Hanse, is the first of its kind to be found in the Middle East. The clubhouse houses a golf academy, indoor studios, fine-dining restaurants, a wellness centre, a spa, an infinity pool and a shop. There is access to several sports bars as well as a cigar lounge.

Families love Damac Hills as there is the excellent Jebel Ali School conveniently located within the community teaching the British curriculum. Damac Hills although being a family community is not a traditional suburb, on the contrary it is very contemporary in its feel and design. New homes are either overlooking the golf course, the park or the (as in the case of some apartments) the roadway inspired by Rodeo Drive in California.

Damac Hills, by Damac Properties, is also home to Malibu Bay Water Park, this is Dubai’s first wave pool situated within a residential community. Being submerged within sand it gives visitors and residents the feel of being on a sandy beach. The pool spans 24,700 square feet.


District One is perfectly located in Mohammed Bin Rashid City, right behind Downtown Dubai, situated near to Meydan. The location is ideal as it is just a few minute’s drive from Downtown Dubai as well as Al Khail Road. The project was launched in 2014 and covers a huge land of 501 hectares which over 60% is dedicated to open spaces, more than any other community. The centrepiece of this development is the Crystal Lagoon, which is the world’s largest man-made lagoon, created with a patented technology to keep it blue all year around. Residents can swim, kayak and paddle board in the lagoon. It is 7km of man-made beaches, waterways, woodlands, and parkland. District One also features cycling and running tracks surrounded by shrubs and trees. The Meydan racecourse and grandstand is nearby as is the 9-hole golf course and Meydans 5-star hotel.


This is a development which combines luxury property with golf as a lifestyle. Coming home to Jumeirah Golf Estates means coming home to a breath-taking landscape. It is a truly remarkable development of apartments, ultra-high-end townhouses and 4–6-bedroom luxury villas. A gated community with villas surrounding two championship golf courses. There are currently 16 districts within Jumeirah Golf Estates.

Within the community, you can find three distinctive architectural styles. Most take their inspiration from the Tuscan countryside however newer phases such as Hillside and Jumeirah Luxury villas have a more contemporary aesthetic. The Andalus homes are inspired by Spanish coastal architecture.

Living amongst nature offers residents so much to do. A 16km walking/jogging track is found around the perimeter of Jumeirah Golf Estates perfect for an early morning jog or a stroll with your dog. There are also 15 lakes throughout the community which you can come across on your walk or jog.

Jumeirah Golf Estates is set upon 120 million square feet. And of that only 25% is residential development, the remaining 75% is dedicated to landscaping, nature, golf, and leisure for residents.

Two 18-hole golf courses have been designed by the Australian champion golfer Greg Norman, they have been named Earth and Fire. And are give two distinct colour palettes to reflect their names.

The clubhouse which is central to the community hosts fitness facilities, a swimming pool, a tennis academy and a children’s centre for after-school activities.

Jumeirah Golf Estates is a few minute’s drive from a large supermarket at Me’aisem City Centre, which also contains a diverse selection of shops.

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