Exploring the ins and outs of the district that is changing the face of Dubai, Jebel Ali. Originally a heavily industrialized district, Jebel Ali today wears many hats. From housing one of the largest free zones, Jebel Ali Port & Free Zone, known as Jafza, which is the headquarters of companies active in manufacturing, trade, logis..Read More
Exploring the ins and outs of the district that is changing the face of Dubai, Jebel Ali.
Originally a heavily industrialized district, Jebel Ali today wears many hats. From housing one of the largest free zones, Jebel Ali Port & Free Zone, known as Jafza, which is the headquarters of companies active in manufacturing, trade, logistics and a range of industrial and service-orientated sectors to expansive residential communities, Jebel Ali is a master planned district. Popular residual communities with the district include Discovery Gardens, The Gardens, Downtown Jebel Ali and Al Furjan, each offering a beautiful range of apartments and villas set within a self-sustained neighbourhood. Located between Jebel Ali Free Zone and Techno Park, when completed, Downtown Jebel Ali will cover more than 6.5 million square metres.
Nearby Landmarks: Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai Media City and Dubai Internet City
Nearest Metro Stations: Nakheel Harbour & Tower, Ibn Battuta, Jebel Ali Danube, Energy and UAE Exchange. An extension to the Dubai Metro Red Line linking Nakheel Harbour & Tower station to the Expo 2020 site will be completed by May 2020. Two new stations planned for The Gardens and Discovery Gardens will connect Jebel Ali to all parts of the metro system.
Nearest Schools: The Winchester School, Jebel Ali Primary School and Dubai British School in The Springs.
You’ll love: The big city buzz, the small village charm, the easy accessibility to Abu Dhabi, the wide range of affordable yet comfortable buying and renting options, the mix of apartments in low-rise towers and independent villas, being minutes away from major touch points such as Sheikh Zayed Road, quite suburban neighbourhoods with everything from walkways, benches, garden areas, to shopping malls to parks, countless restaurants, schools, beauty salons, pet shops and sports facilities, proximity to the best shopping malls in the city, a cosmopolitan population consisting of Europeans, South-Asians, Arabs and Emiratis, great nightlife, dining and entertainment options, pet-friendly policies, walkable streets, jogging trails, living close to some of the best schools in the city, a lifestyle to suit any budget and proximity to work districts such as Dubai Media City and Dubai Internet City, the varied architectural styles, easy access to Dubai Marina and JLT, restaurants serving up all kinds of cuisines and plenty of activities for families and kids.
Best pick for: Singles, Couples and Families
Once an isolated stretch of land known for being home to the world’s largest man-made port, Jebel Ali today is an urban centre for work and living, with mixed-use developments consisting of commercial and masterfully planned residential communities at the heart of New Dubai. A great example is Downtown Jebel Ali, which spans an area of 200 hectares and features the next generation of urban design with a business and entertainment hub, mid-rise towers, parks and plazas, Arabian-inspired courtyards and quiet cobbled streets. Spinning with energy, the outdoors is embraced like it's the indoors here.
Equally popular and well-designed are The Gardens consisting and Discovery Gardens consisting of low-rise apartment buildings all surrounded by beautiful gardens and lush community spaces. The Al Furjan community is an up-and-coming neighbourhood, which when fully complete, will consist of over 4,000 homes, hotels and schools, with more than 50 hectares of parks and outdoor spaces, including sports facilities, pools and cycling trails making it a great place for families to live. Jebel Ali also houses the Free Zone housing over 5,500 companies and making it one of the most strategically significant areas in the emirate.
A mere 10 minutes away is the Ibn Battuta Mall. With a great choice of high street stores, supermarkets, fitness centres and cinemas, it’s a great place to do your weekend shopping or hide yourself and the family during those hot summer months. The mall is also home to the UAE´s very first IMAX theatre. There’s also Discovery Pavilion, a community center in Discovery Gardens, developed by Nakheel.
The Jebel Ali Social Club has a refurbished pool with a restaurant and a gymnasium and is a fantastic place to pop down to at the weekends and catch up with neighbors or relax with the family. The Ibn Battuta Gate hotel (Movenpick), inspired with the 14th century traveler and adventurer Ibn Battuta, has some amazing restaurants and is very popular amongst residents.
Residential communities come with a wide range of family-oriented amenities including community swimming pools, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, gyms, a football pitch, cycling and jogging trails, making it an all-round lifestyle destination. While the Ibn Battuta Mall is very popular and has everything you will need, you will also enjoy quick access to avenues in Dubai Marina and JLT, such as Dubai Marina Mall, the Marina Walk the Montgomery (Emirates Hills Golf Club) in Emirates Hills and restaurant and retail centres at The Lakes, The Springs Town Centre and The Meadows.
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