5 Best Areas To Stay In Dubai

Living in Dubai has numerous benefits. However, a question that confuses many expat families and local citizens alike is, “Where to stay in Dubai?” And, with good reason. There’s so much thought that goes into house hunting for a family or a couple.

There is a whole list of things to consider like children’s schooling, access to basic amenities, availability of healthcare, leisure activities for weekends, proximity to grocery and supermarkets, the rent, and more. To aid in your search for your ideal home, we give you the six best areas to stay in Dubai for families and couples planning to start a family:


deira dubai

Deira is the Emirate of Dubai’s’ oldest location which sits alongside the banks of the Dubai Creek. It’s home to many popular restaurants and retail outlets of South Asian origins. With room for commercial development accompanied with metro tracks and high rise buildings in years to come, Deira has several housing options that don’t cost the earth. Couples looking for a home can get themselves a studio apartment for average annual rent of AED 60,000. Deira area is full of Indian restaurants as well which is plus if you like Indian foods.

Arabian Ranches

arabian ranches dubai

Away from the glitz and glam of Dubai, imagine a suburb like setting with manicured gardens and well-maintained villas. Arabian Ranches are a change in pace from the maddening city life. It is a popular area of residence for families, due to the availability of schools, clinics and medical facilities, and shopping centers in the immediate area locality itself.

Arabian Ranches is the top pick among Western expats. They have villas ranging from 2 to 5 bedrooms, which can set you back by anywhere between AED 160,000 to AED 450,000 per year. Also, since the locality is positioned at the outskirts of the city, it becomes mandatory for a person to own a car.

Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR)

Jumeirah Beach Residence

The streak of soaring towers alongside the Marina is called JBR. This area only offers apartments, which vary in size. From one bedroom to 5 in a penthouse, JBR offers condos with the vast landscape of the beach, which start around AED 1.3 Million to AED 7 Million.

All apartments have a balcony with residents having access to undergrounding parking spaces. Facilities in the proximity of the area include cinema, cafes, shops, restaurants, and more. Although JBR being across Marina makes it a prime location which attracts traffic.

Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT)

Jumeirah Lakes Towers

JLT is the much more affordable counterpart of JBR. JLT area offers the same range of apartment accommodations with pretty views of a man-made lake, as opposed to the oceanic vistas. Gradually, the number of restaurants, cafes, and other facilities are increasing the location. The average rent of a studio home space can cost you AED 77, 200 per year. There one more good reason to stay in JLT. Restaurants in JLT are very good and fulfill your need no matter where ever you are from.

Downtown Dubai

Downtown Dubai

Downtown Dubai is the majestic location on which the tallest man-made structure stands erect. Home to the Dubai Mall, the dancing Dubai Fountains, and the best of the best facilities Downtown Dubai is the wondrous area that wins at everything. A studio apartment will set you back by AED 96,300 every year on an average.

What area interests you the most for building a life and a home with your family?

Note: Rent and cost of the property cost may change time to time due to the market condition. We suggest you check on Dubai RERA Rent Calculator portal before booking or renting.

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