Community Spotlight

Community Guide: District One

13 February 2023 Written by Arpan

Developed by Meydan Group, District One is part of Mohammed Bin Rashid (MBR) City, a multi-phase group of communities. District One is a gated community comprising over a thousand acres of landscaped greenery, set around a Crystal Lagoon and is an “innovative megapolis inspired by visionary leadership”.


Mansions and Villas


District One Villas and Mansions options are plentiful, with a range of architectural styles available including; Mediterranean - think sun-drenched and cosy, Contemporary - minimalist design that doesn’t compromise on convenience and Modern Arabic - warm and welcoming, with nods to classic design.


Mansions and Villas

Waterfront Residences


A series of multiple individual towers, including the recently launched Orb Tower, the Waterfront Residences offers understated and well-appointed apartments with stunning views over the Lagoon. Available in 1-3 bedrooms, the buildings all feature exceptional amenities including the usual, such as gyms and swimming pools and the unexpected - think well-stocked libraries.

Orb Tower Residences

Signature Plots


Signature plots offer a veritable smorgasbord of options - choose from 13 pre-defined, customisable designs or work with the District One team of architects to bring your vision to life from scratch. Plots are upwards of 15,000 sq ft and are of course positioned to enjoy fantastic views over the community and Lagoon. There is undoubtedly a very wide range of properties available, not just in District One, but across the Dubai market and so the opportunity to create something entirely bespoke, in an established and thriving community is yet another of the area’s plentiful USP’s.

Signature Plots



We’ve mentioned the Crystal Lagoon a lot already and it really is the “shimmering heart” of District One. Bordered by white sand, it brings the beachfront right to your door with great views guaranteed from every property in the community. It’s not just for admiring though - you can swim in it, or use it for kayaking, paddleboarding or aqua aerobics. If water isn’t your thing, take advantage of the 8.4km cycle & jogging track or one of the fitness centres. For little ones, there are multiple shaded play areas where children can climb, play and learn to their heart's content. There are also various family-friendly community spaces to enjoy including a Community Centre with supermarket plus leisure and retail.




Not only is District One surrounded by iconic landmarks, it is also bordered by four arterial roads for easy connections across the city. Al Khail Road, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, Al-Ain Road and Emirates Road are all right on the doorstep, with quick connections to Sheikh Zayed Road as well. The community is not on a metro or bus line however, so if you live here a car is key. The nearest metro station is in Business Bay and the nearest Bus station is the Al Quoz intersection. This does mean that parking is plentiful within District One.

District One is undeniably an excellent choice for any family seeking a discreet, luxurious and forward-thinking residential community to make their home in. Close to the bustling Business and Financial districts of Dubai, it retains a quiet sense of calm where you can relax and enjoy your leisure time. If you would like to know more about the properties available in District One, please contact our Private Client Advisors today.

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