Community Guide: Emirates Living

Written by Arpan Ghosh

Launched in 2003, Emirates Living was the first luxury master community in Dubai. It is spread over an immense 120 million square feet and divided into four main neighbourhoods - Emirates Hills, The Lakes and The Meadows. Surrounded by two highly acclaimed golf clubs, a series of lakes and beautiful landscaped gardens, it offers a truly incredible family-oriented lifestyle.

Emirates Living Area Guide

1. Overview 2. Schools 3. Restaurants
4. Hospitals 5. Real Estate Market Report 6. Properties

1. Emirates Living Community Overview

1. The Homes 2. The Lifestyle 3. Connectivity

1. The Homes

The Homes

Emirates Living is one of the cornerstones of luxury living in Dubai, featuring 8,659 beautiful family homes that range from cosy detached villas to palatial custom-built mansions. The homes are complemented by over 52 million square feet of greenery, plus gorgeous water features, walking paths, playgrounds, and more. The homes in the greater part of Emirates Living are great options for investment, and many of them are owner-occupied. Areas such as The Lakes, Meadows and The Springs are also popular for long-term Dubai villa rentals.

Emirates Hills

Emirates Hills
Emirates Hills exclusive residential area

This is not only the most well-known and upscale amongst the neighbourhoods in Emirates Living, it is also widely considered to be the most exclusive residential area in the city and is referred to as the ‘Beverly Hills of Dubai’. Completed in 2006, Emirates Hills was the city’s first freehold community, where expats were able to purchase plots of land to build and design their own homes. As a result, it attracted a top-tier list of residents, including prominent local businessmen, international celebrities and even global political figures.

The Lakes

The Lakes

As its name suggests, The Lakes is an area that is surrounded by water features and walking trails so that residents can enjoy a calming view as they go about their daily lives. 

The Meadows

The Meadows

Divided into nine districts and featuring 1,800 villas in three to seven-bedroom layouts, The Meadows is a beautiful green neighbourhood with extensive landscaping and open green spaces for residents. It overlooks many of the beautiful lakes in the larger community and is known for being quite pet-friendly.

The Springs

The Springs

The Springs, a sub-community of Emirates Living, is known for being a popular family-friendly community with excellent amenities. Residents can enjoy several community pools, barbecue areas, outdoor children's playgrounds, and sports courts. Also within a short driving distance of top-ranked international schools, well-known restaurants, and several retail centers. This community has easy access both to Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road, which will enable you to access Dubai's key hubs with ease.

2. The Lifestyle

Emirates Living Connectivity
First grass golf course in the Middle East

On the whole, Emirates Living provides a very relaxed way of life that is well-suited for families. However, each of its component neighbourhoods offers something a little different. Emirates Hills is meant for those who are seeking the heights of luxury, with palatial homes on large secluded plots that are just a short drive or walk from two internationally acclaimed golf clubs.

There are also plenty of leisure and entertainment options for residents of Emirates Living. The Springs Souk is a shopping centre that contains a fantastic selection of restaurants and boutique retail outlets, while Reform Social & Grill, a restaurant known for its upscale British cuisine and very family-friendly atmosphere, is located in the Lakes. You also have plentiful dining options at the Address Montgomerie Golf Club and Emirates Golf Club, from casual hangouts such as Jones the Grocer, Roseleaf Cafe and Monty’s to carine, an elegant French Mediterranean restaurant helmed by acclaimed chef Izu Ani.

3. Connectivity

Jumeirah Lakes Towers Views

The community does have its own schools and educational facilities, including Raffles Nursery and Dubai International Academy in Emirates Hills, and Emirates International School in The Meadows. 

Emirates Living is bordered by two beloved residential communities - Jumeirah Islands and Jumeirah Park - and is a short drive from the mixed-use community of Jumeirah Lakes Towers. It is framed by Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road, two of the main highways in Dubai, which places it at a 15-minute drive from the Dubai Marina district and the beach, and it is 20 minutes from the central Downtown Dubai district.

2. Schools in Emirates Living

This freehold gated community has its own private schools & nurseries to educate the residents' kids. There are multiple world-class educational institutions available that provide individual learning programs based on the kids' strengths and parents' needs.

Dubai International Academy

Dubai International Academy (DIA) in Emirates Hills is one of the finest schools in Dubai, having opened its doors to its students in 2005. DIA is based on the IB (International Baccalaureate) curriculum and has over 80 nationalities with three different programs, including primary, middle, and diploma. 

Dubai British School Emirates Hills

Dubai British School (DBS) is a leading international school in the UAE, managed by Taaleem, and offers an inspiring and challenging British education to more than a thousand students aged between 3-18 years. DBS has a good rating from KHDA (Knowledge and Human Development Authority) and provides a broad and balanced curriculum, based on the National Curriculum for England, which allows all students to achieve their full potential.

Emirates International School

Emirates International School (EIS) is a private, co-educational program located in Meadows at Emirates Hills, Dubai. EIS has a long history of educational excellence and highly qualified teaching staff. The school provides the best International Baccalaureate to its 3 to 18-year students.

Raffles Nursery

Raffles Nursery at Emirates Hills is a world-class and high-standard nursery chain providing the best Montessori education in the UAE. This nursery has a highly qualified staff to make sure the kids will have the best care and education.

3. Restaurants in Emirates Living Dubai

Residents of Emirates Living have no shortage of options when it comes to restaurants. From international chains to local favorites (casual eateries to fine dining establishments), there’s something for everyone with stunning views of the surroundings. Here are some of the best restaurants in Emirates Living.

  • Nineteen
  • Marbaiya Restaurant & Cafe
  • Shakespeare and Co. Emirates Hills
  • SushiArt Meadows
  • Links
  • C Restaurant
  • Phileas Fogg
  • Cleavers

4. Clinics & Hospitals in Emirates Living

The exclusive gated community is also home to some of the highest-standard healthcare facilities and medical clinics (including maternity care, pediatrics, orthopedics, and more) with qualified staff that ensures the patients and their families will have the best care and treatment. The residents of Emirates Living will have easy access to Mediclinic Meadows, Noor Al Shefa Clinic, and the Saudi German Hospital. 

5. Emirates Living Real Estate Market Report

Emirates Living Dubai is one of the city’s most luxurious communities, providing an ultra-modern, traditional, and contemporary lifestyle surrounded by a lush green environment. Although the price of Emirates Living properties has been decreasing over the last year, indicating that demand for traditional architectural properties in this freehold community is not as high as in some of Dubai's new communities, this provides an excellent opportunity for investors to purchase a property in Emirates Living, renovate it, and rent it out. There is a good opportunity to get a high return on investment by renting a property after upgrading. 

6. Properties in Emirates Living Dubai

‚ÄčEmirates Living is an exclusive golf community featuring a blend of luxury, contemporary, and modern lifestyles for those who want a convenient location with world-class amenities. The community offers super expensive units surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens, parks, lakes, and golf courses, which make it perfect for family living. 

To Buy

There are plenty of units to choose from for those who want to live or as an investment opportunity.

Latest Apartments for Sale in Emirates Living

Emirates Living is a modern lifestyle community that places a great focus on outdoor leisure and recreation. The community is designed to provide residents with a healthy and active lifestyle, as it offers modern and brand new 1 to 4-bedroom apartments with great amenities.

Latest Villas for Sale in Emirates Living

Emirates Living is a unique residential district and also offers some brand new mansions and villas for sale in Emirates Living with modern amenities and superb facilities.

To Rent

There are numerous options to rent an upscale property in Emirates Living.

Latest Villas for Rent in Emirates Living

Those looking for villas for a large family or something more contemporary and modern will find it all in this family-friendly community.