Experience the sense of tranquility in these waterfront communities in Dubai
Lifestyle of a community plays an important deciding factor for any property buyer. Some choose to invest in golf communities, others go for vibrant ones. There are some who like to live far from the main city and some prefer waterfront neighbourhoods.
Hamptons International’s list of 13 best waterfront communities in Dubai will surely help you shortlist your future address.
1. Emaar Beachfront
The brand new island community of Emaar Beachfront, located between Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah offers its residents with private beach access and also features Miami style living in the heart of the city.
It features luxurious developments like Beach Vista, Sunrise Bay, Marina Vista, Grand Bleu Tower by Elie Saab and South Beach Holiday Homes. The project hosts 27 towers that offer a mix of apartments and podium villas. The homes enjoy views of the Palm, the Arabian Gulf or Dubai Marina.
Enjoying easy access to the key hubs of the city, Emaar Beachfront offers 1.5 kilometres of pristine private beach.
2. Dubai Creek Harbour
The iconic waterfront community of Dubai Creek Harbour is located just 10-minutes from Downtown Dubai. It is situated on the banks of the historical Dubai Creek and hosts residential buildings, offices and commercial spaces.
The community is home to the Waterfront Promenade, featuring endless lifestyle amenities, including a yacht club. Residents can choose to lounge at the viewing deck on the marina quay or sail across the glittering waters. The wildlife haven of Ras Al Khor Bird Sanctuary, one of the protected urban areas in the world is located near Dubai Creek Harbour.
Other attractions in Dubai Creek Harbour include the upcoming Dubai Creek Tower, which on completion will taller than Burj Khalifa; the luxurious Vida Creek Harbour; Creek Marina hosting shopping, dining and leisure activities; Outdoor Art Galleries and the 750,000 Square Metres Dubai Square, an upcoming retail destination which will feature a range of retail and dining outlets, futuristic amphitheatre, art district, Luxury Avenue, waterpark, Ice Adventure and VR Park.
3. Mina Rashid
One of Dubai’s newest beachfront communities, Mina Rashid has been named after His Highness Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum. It is located in the heart of Port Rashid and offers a range of contemporary 1 to 4 bedroom apartments and townhouses with private beach access.
Featuring 12,600 square metres of pristine beach, the community also features 100 metres Long Yachts, 43,000 Wet Berths, a floating Yacht Club, Private Beach Club and the iconic Queen Elizabeth 2, the one and only floating hotel in Dubai.
Upcoming attractions of Mina Rashid include The Dubai Mall by the sea, The Dubai Mall’s extension with a waterfront address. The mall will compliment Mina Rashid’s Riviera lifestyle and will host global designer brands along with upscale shopping and dining experiences.
4. District One in Mohammed Bin Rashid City
District One in Mohammed Bin Rashid City hosts elegant homes surrounded by crystalline lagoons, sublime beaches, sweeping parklands and breathtaking architecture.
The community offers 1 to 3 bedroom apartments and 4 to 8 bedroom villas and mansions, located minutes away from the Crystal Lagoons.
District One also enjoys proximity to leisure facilities like the Meydan Racecourse and Grandstand, The Track, Meydan Golf, a 9-hole floodlit golf course, the 5-star luxury Meydan Hotel and the upcoming, Meydan One Mall.
5. Dubai Marina
One of the largest waterfront communities of its kind in the region, Dubai Marina offers its residents a riviera-style living in a modern aesthetic setting. It covers an area of 50 million square feet and features a large 3.5 km water canal. Hosting a stretch of yachts, restaurants and stores on a strip, the community is located adjacent to The Beach, behind Jumeirah Beach Residence.
The community is built along a three-kilometre stretch of the shoreline and hosts over 200 residential towers. It features eight kilometres of landscaped public walkways, water features, benches and children’s play areas.
Dubai Marina is one of the most meticulously planned waterfront developments and offers a cosmopolitan and free-spirited atmosphere. Its strategic location on Sheikh Zayed Road makes it easily accessible from the key hubs of the city.
6. Bluewaters Island
Located off the shore of Jumeirah Beach Residence, the brand new waterfront destination of Bluewaters Island is known for hosting Ain Dubai, the world’s largest observation wheel, that forms the centerpiece of the community. It also houses unique retail and dining concepts. Part of the island is the renowned Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, that offers excellent food and beverage options.
The urban community is home to apartments, penthouses and townhouses that enjoy stunning views of the Arabian Gulf.
It is connected to the mainland by the Bluewaters’ bridge and can be easily accessed by multi-mode transport systems.
7. Palm Jumeirah
Known as the eighth wonder of the world, Palm Jumeirah is a man-made island that offers beachfront living at its best. It is home to celebrities and socialites from around the world who get attracted by its upscale lifestyle and stunning private beaches.
The beachfront villas located on the fronds are ideal for the ones with deep pockets. The opulent homes have their backyards extended into private beaches and define true luxury. The island also hosts a number of buildings that feature apartments. They are perfect for those who do not have the budget of beachfront villas but would like to enjoy beaches that are located within the vicinity.
Residents of Palm Jumeirah enjoy proximity to some of the exclusive developments of Dubai that include Atlantis Dubai – a themed hotel based on the underwater lost city of Atlantis, W Residences, Kempinski Hotel & Residence Palm Jumeirah, amongst many more.
8. Jumeirah Beach Residence
Offering a year-round beachfront and resort-lifestyle, the vibrant community of Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) is divided into six clusters. An ideal community for beach lovers, the stunning beach that the community hosts features amenities like outdoor showers, changing rooms and washrooms.
The apartments on offer range from studios, penthouses, lofts, garden apartments and duplexes that enjoy views of the Arabian Gulf.
The stunning waterfront community hosts Dubai’s most vibrant beachside boulevard, The Walk, featuring stylish boutiques and an array of dining options that cater to the dining and retail needs of residents and visitors.
The latest addition to JBR’s shoreline is the luxurious Address Jumeirah Beach Resort, a new twin-tower development. It is branded by five-star Address Hotels + Resorts and hosts fully serviced apartments and luxury residences that come with 5-star hotel amenities.
Jumeirah is Dubai’s oldest coastal residential community that was formally occupied by Arab fishermen, pearl divers and traders. Currently, it hosts stunning beachfront villas, that can only be owned by UAE and GCC Nationals.
It is home to some of the best luxury hotels in the city, including Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel & Madinat Jumeirah.
Some of the freehold developments in Jumeirah include Asayel, Sur La Mer, Port De La Mer and Bulgari Resort Dubai.
10. Jumeirah Islands
Comprising 46 residential island with a collection of luxury waterfront residences including villas, mansions and townhouses, Jumeirah Islands is one of Dubai’s most prestigious master communities. It features parks, lakes, leisure facilities and lush green landscapes, besides offering easy access to Dubai’s major roads and key landmarks.
This exclusive community is ideal for people who are looking for a secluded island retreat with lakeside views.
11. La Mer
The world-class beachfront community in Jumeirah 1 offers uninterrupted views of the Arabian Gulf and Dubai skyline. Key developments of the community include Port De La Mer and Sur La Mer.
The first residential community of La Mer, Port De La Mer is located at the tip of its North Peninsula. It features apartments designed with a timeless aesthetic. Designed to offer a charming marina and waterfront lifestyle ideal for families, the private residential community hosts 1 to 4 bedroom apartments with stunning sea views, pastel-hued exteriors and verdant greenery that cascades from each balcony to the blue marina beneath.
Sur La Mer on the other hand is nestled between the La Mer beachfront, Sur La Mer is the first freehold townhouse community of Jumeirah 1. It offers a choice of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom options.
12. Pearl Jumeira
One of Dubai’s newest beachfront address, Pearl Jumeirah is ideal for those who are looking for a home in a secluded island which is strongly connected to the city.
It hosts the Nikki Beach Resort & Spa, a five-star luxury hotel offering 132 luxurious rooms, suites and villas, besides restaurants and lounges, a gym, spa, oversized leisure pool and private beach.
13. Madinat Jumeirah Living
Located right opposite to the iconic Burj Al Arab, Madinat Jumeirah Living enjoys direct and uninterrupted views of the sea and is within walking distance from Jumeirah Beach. The 60 building environment friendly development enjoys very limited car access. The spacious apartment buildings features contemporary interiors and exquisite lobby lounges.
It hosts serene open spaces that provide areas for active & relaxed recreation, while enjoying easy access to Sheikh Zayed Road, Jumeirah Beach, Al Wasl and Umm Suqueim roads.