Arabian Ranches 2 is the ongoing second phase of the very popular Arabian Ranches community. The two are often considered to be halves of one mega development but are in fact completely distinct communities. One of the major differences between them is that Arabian Ranches 1 has a higher degree of home ownership, while Arabian Ranches 2 seems to be more popular for rentals. At an average price of AED 1,021 per square foot and an average yield of 5.23% (with quarterly yields increasing over the past 12 months), it is definitely a solid investment option in Dubai.
Arabian Ranches 2 comprises 9 villa communities – Azalea, Casa, Lila, Palma, Rasha, Reem, Rosa, Samara and Yasmin. The majority of them have a very Spanish-influenced aesthetic, with Azalea and Yasmin having a more Arabesque look to them and Casa sporting a Moroccan design.
Unlike its predecessor, which is spread out around the immense Arabian Ranches Golf Course, Arabian Ranches 2 is a more close-knit community, surrounding its homes with parks, green spaces and pathways ideally designed for casual afternoon strolls.
Due to its clustered design, Arabian Ranches 2 has even more of a family neighbourhood feel to it. The two key facets of the community are the Ranches Souk and Ranches Primary School, along with outdoor sports facilities, community pools and abundant greenery.
Ranches Souk – A two-storey shopping center that is the main retail hub of the community. The Ranches Souk has a choice selection of retail outlets covering the spectrum from electronics to fashion. It also has its own supermarket and an array of gourmet cafes and restaurants. It is also a community center, featuring a swimming pool, fully equipped gymnasium, and other fitness and leisure facilities.
Ranches Primary School – Following a UK curriculum, Ranches Primary School offers exceptional education and development for young minds. It complements schoolwork with a wide range of extra-curricular activities designed to encourage teamwork, curiosity and critical thinking, and uses the latest technology in classrooms for a more immersive learning experience.
Investing in Arabian Ranches
The 9 enclaves in Arabian Ranches 2 range from more established neighbourhoods to ones that will be handing over in the near future, providing plentiful options for those seeking immediate residence and investors with a more long-term focus. While we can certainly recommend each of the villa communities for a comfortable family lifestyle, these are our top picks for investments in Arabian Ranches 2.
Samara is the newest of the communities in Arabian Ranches 2, offering a choice of three, four and five-bedroom villas in a gorgeous coastal Spanish d. Low-pitched roofs and bright, warm colours are key features of the villas, which are expected to hand over within a couple of months.
With its modern Arabesque design, Yasmin brings a unique aesthetic to Arabian Ranches 2. The two-tier villas are available in four to six-bedroom layouts and have a beautiful color palette that draws inspiration from the earthy tones of the desert. Yasmin is in the process of handing over.
At three years old, Casa is the most established of the communities at Arabian Ranches 2. These lovely homes, available in three and four-bedroom layouts, are distinctive due to their Moroccan-inspired design. They are also ideally located a short distance from the main road, offering easy access to Arabian Ranches 1 and its magnificent golf course, as well as the neighboring polo club.
Azalea comprises three, four and five-bedroom villas in a charming Arabesque style. The villas are located on the southwestern edge of the community, placing them in close proximity to the Ranches Souk and Ranches Primary School. Azalea is expected to be ready in November 2018, and currently has a few attractively priced units on the secondary market.
Completed in 2017, Lila has gained immense popularity over the last few months among expat families. It offers three, four and five-bedroom villas with a sophisticated Spanish design. Lila sits on the northeastern corner of Arabian Ranches 2, with direct connection to the main road and easy accessibility to its neighbouring areas.