Best for Bragging rights.
What It doesn’t get better than the Dubai Marina if you’re looking to live in one of the city’s most stylish neighbourhoods. The bay is known for being a hip and glitzy neighbourhood, attracting young professionals as well as a waterfront lifestyle destination with marina and beach within walking distance.
Going out Check out Dubai Marina Mall or the new XLine and Skydive Dubai for the adrenaline junkies. Also, don’t miss having breakfast at Bouchon – their French baguettes are to die for. There is Ammos for Greek food lovers and Ladurée for some tea and macaroons. For a fine dining night, check out Pier 7 or restaurants at the Grosvenor House.
Neighbours Mostly affluent European expats, single professionals and small families.
Best for being at the heart of the action.
What Downtown is Dubai’s crown jewel: it hosts the city’s best tourist attractions, the Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and Dubai Opera. Located between Old and New Dubai, Downtown is a good fit for high-earning professionals working in DIFC and Business Bay. With tourists flocking to the area, congestion is commonplace during peak hours.
Going out If you’re in the mood for Arabic food, try Abd El Wahab or Asian fare at Karma Kafe, both in Souk Al Bahar. For something to impress, try Thai cuisine at Thiptara, Palace Downtown.
Neighbours Arab, Asian and Western expats, high-earning professionals.
Best for living the beach life
What Palm Jumeirah offers a resort lifestyle, with beaches, restaurants, cafes and some of the world’s best hotels on your doorstep. It’s one of Dubai’s most prestigious addresses with most homes offering views of the Dubai coastline, Burj Al Arab or Dubai Marina.
Going out Take your friends to one of several beach-facing restaurants on Club Vista Mare – Ibn Al Bahr, Aji or Ras Beach Vibes Lounge – for dinner and drinks or choose from restaurants like Nobu, Hakkasan or Bread Street Kitchen at The Atlantis for a date. Oh, and don’t miss the black cod at Nobu, The Atlantis – people come for miles to try it.
Neighbours High-earning singles and families, and second home owners.
Best for living the skyscraper life
What Jumeirah Lake Towers is a waterfront community that has come of age after years of construction and road works. A less expensive alternative to the Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Lake Towers is ideal for professionals working in Media City, Jebel Ali Free Zone and Abu Dhabi.
Going out Hidden gems include Raju Omelette, Vietnamese Foodies and El Mostacho. Don’t miss out taking family and friends to Mythos Kouzina & Grill for Greek food, Betawi for Indonesian food, Nola Eatery & Social House and Beit Maryam for Levantine flavours. The quaint Greek taverna, Mythos will be your homely local.
Neighbours Young families and working professionals from all nationalities.
Best for Bayside living right in the business district
What If you aspire to live close to Downtown but not pay the steep rents, Business Bay is the next best option. Sandwiched between Al Quoz and Downtown Dubai, Business Bay is spread between Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road.
Going out Business Bay is also just one Metro station away from The Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa. Bay Avenue houses some restaurant favourites such as Gazebo, Moti Mahal, Kcal, Hatam and Tangerine. For fancier dining options, try Mint Leaf of London, Ananta at The Oberoi or Kitchen6 at JW Marriott Marquis. Seafood lovers can check out Han Cuisine Restaurant.
Neighbours Singles and young families.
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