Community Guide: Jumeirah Beach Residence

Written by Arpan Ghosh

Dubai Marina is the most popular waterfront district in Dubai. While several other contenders for that throne have popped up over the years, this still remains at the top of the list for most residents and investors. The district is effectively split into two areas - the Marina itself with its surrounding promenade, and Jumeirah Beach Residence, or JBR as it is more commonly known. JBR is a residential community with direct access to a beautiful beach and boardwalk, not to mention spectacular sea views

1. Jumeirah Beach Residence Dubai Overview

Jumeirah Beach Residence
Jumeirah Beach Residence Park

Facts & Figures

Jumeirah Beach Residence spans a length of 1.7 kilometres and covers a total area of two square kilometres. It is made up primarily of high-rise towers, with some new additions currently in development. The central part of the community is divided among six interconnected residential blocks - AmwajBaharMurjanRimal, Shams and Sadaf - which are further divided into individual buildings.

The towers comprise a selection of beautiful modern penthouses and apartments in JBR that are among the most sought-after in the city, primarily due to the incredible views and the proximity to the beach. It has been at the forefront of real estate transactions over the past few years and has typically been among the top 5 areas for home buyers, tenants and investors.

The JBR View
The JBR Lifestyle

The JBR Lifestyle

What makes Jumeirah Beach Residence so popular amongst residents is its buzzing atmosphere that perfectly combines the relaxed feel of coastal living with the energy of a major urban hub. The rental apartments in JBR towers sit atop an open-air podium that comprises garden squares, retail outlets, a supermarket and essential services, plus fitness facilities and pool decks.

Further down on the ground level you have a fantastic and very diverse selection of restaurants. Whether you want to enjoy a cup of coffee by the beach or you prefer more fine dining fare while gazing out over the sea, there is something to satisfy your every craving.

The boardwalk of JBR, simply known as The Walk, spans the length of the community and is the main centre of activity, particularly on weekends. Here you will find even more restaurants, retail outlets and a Roxy cinema - known for providing a boutique moviegoing experience.Aside from retail, there is also a great selection of hotels and resorts, including the Hilton, Sheraton, Sofitel and Ritz-Carlton. And of course, there is The Beach, from which the community derives its name.

From the coastline you will have a direct view over the beautiful Bluewaters Island area and its architectural centrepiece, the Ain Dubai wheel. Strolling westward along the boardwalk and the beach will take you to a specially built pedestrian bridge leading onto the island (you can also access it by car). With its eclectic restaurant selection and the presence of the Caesars Palace Bluewaters, it is one of the most exciting new lifestyle destinations in the city.

If on the other hand you go further inland from JBR, you will find yourself in the heart of the Marina district. This area is most famous for its yacht marina, but also gives you a plethora of options such as the dynamic Marina Mall, plus a broad spectrum of dining options.

In short, if you are a lover of sun, sand and sea and have an insatiable appetite for the world’s finest cuisines, this is the area for you.

La Vie


JBR is bisected by a central roadway leading in and out of the area, which connects you to other major roads including Sheikh Zayed Road, one of Dubai’s most important highways. From here, you enjoy easy access to the nearby island of Palm Jumeirah, are only 20 minutes from Downtown and only about an hour’s drive from the neighbouring emirate of Abu Dhabi.

For professionals, work commutes are fairly straightforward and you have your pick of places to socialise after work. For families, many of Dubai’s finest schools, parks and other major attractions are less than 20 minutes away.

2. Things To Do in JBR

JBR is a great place to spend an afternoon or evening, and there’s no doubt when it comes to things to do in one of Dubai’s most beautiful waterfront communities. Here are some of our favorite activities in this lively neighborhood.

Walk at JBR Beach

The Walk at JBR Beach is one of the most popular destinations for tourists and locals alike. It is famous for its morning walks on the beautiful beach, shopping, strolling, and dining options with the gorgeous sunset & sea views. Visitors can enjoy stylish boutiques, handcrafted shops, and some wonderful, jaw-dropping performances.

Dining at Flying Cup

For those who love to do something new and thrilling in their lives, having innovative food and drinks 40m up in the sky with views over skyscrapers and the Arabian Gulf, Dining at Flying Cup is the second most entertaining place at JBR is for you.


Red carpets, spotlights, and the smell of buttery popcorn—there's nothing quite like a Roxy Cinema at JBR Beach. Those looking for an enjoyable evening out, consider catching a flick at one of Dubai's best cinemas in JBR.

Skydive at JBR Beach

JBR has one of the world’s best skydive experiences with breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf, Burj Al Arab, and the city’s skyscrapers, including Royal Atlantis and Palm Jumeirah community.

Splash Pad Kids' Park

The Splash Pad Park is located in front of JBR Beach and it's perfect for toddlers and kids. The Splash Pad has tons of water features, including water squirters, climbing frames, giant tipper buckets, and many more activities. There's also a children's play area, walking paths, shaded areas, and restaurants nearby if someone needs a break.

Camel Ride at JBR

A camel ride is a fun and unique way to experience Dubai's culture, waterfront lifestyle, and beautiful sandy beaches. The camel ride at JBR beach is not expensive, will cost only AED 50, and AED 25 is added for those who want to have some photos with beautiful background views of skyscrapers, beaches, and the Ain Dubai Wheel.

Cruise and Yachts

Cruising around in a luxurious yacht or sailing on a grand cruise ship is one of the best ways to enjoy your time in JBR. There are some great options for both cruising and yachting with plenty of different vessels to choose from, whether you are looking for a relaxing day out on the water or want to get active and try some watersports.

3. Schools & Nurseries in JBR Dubai

Along with high-end entertainment options, there are also a number of schools and nurseries in JBR. Have a look at some of the educational centers that are easily accessible from Jumeirah Beach Residences.

Toddler Town British Nursery JBR

Toddler Town is a British nursery located at Amwaj 5 Plaza Level at JBR. This award-winning nursery provides unparalleled facilities for kids aged from six months to four years old. Toddler Town also has a great outdoor play area, which is perfect for kids who need some fresh air. 

Family and Friends Nursery JBR

Family and Friends Nursery, founded in 2011, is a one-of-a-kind nursery that offers the best educational and childcare services to children aged four months to five years. The dedicated, high-qualified staff is passionate about early childhood education with a warm, friendly, secure, and welcoming environment with some fun activities that every kid will love.

4. Restaurants in JBR

​For those looking for a casual lunch spot or a more formal dining experience, JBR has a great selection of fine dining restaurants to choose from (Indian cuisine, Pakistani restaurants, Mediterranean-style, Chinese, and American tastes). Here are some of our favorites. 

La Mezcaleria at Pavilion, The Beach JBR

One of the best places to eat in town is La Mezcaleria at Pavilion at the Beach. The atmosphere is fun and relaxed, and the food is amazing. 

The Lobby Lounge

The Lobby Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton in JBR is a chic and modern spot for enjoying a relaxed meal or drink with family and friends. This vibrant lounge offers an impressive menu of international cuisine.

JB’s Gastropub

JB's Gastropub (British and American favorites) is a great place to enjoy a delicious meal with friends and family. The menu includes classic fare like burgers and fries, as well as more sophisticated dishes like salmon and lobster bisque. While having a meal, visitors can watch live sports on a big screen. 

The MAINE Oyster Bar & Grill

The Maine Oyster Bar & Grill is a seafood restaurant located in JBR, Dubai. The restaurant offers a wide variety of seafood dishes, including oysters, crab, lobster, and fish.

Bla Bla Restaurant at JBR

Bla Bla Dubai is a Japanese, Italian, and American-based dining destination that has a unique JBR beach club as well. Along with a wide range of food options, Bla Bla also offers stunning views of the Bluewaters Islands and the Dubai Eye.

5. Hospitals in JBR Dubai

One of the best things about living in Jumeirah Beach Residences is the high standard of medical facilities, which are easy to access. JBR is home to some of the best hospitals and clinics in the city, offering a wide range of services and treatments. Have a look at our top clinics and hospitals in JBR.

  • Drs. Nicolas & Asp
  • Medcare Medical Centre
  • Emirates Hospital
  • Marina Medical Center
  • Cosmesurge

6. JBR Properties

JBR community offers a huge list of exclusive properties, from luxurious apartments to contemporary penthouses with beautiful views of the Dubai skyline and surroundings. There are plenty of amenities nearby, including shopping malls, restaurants, and parks. And, of course, the beautiful sandy beach is just a few steps away. For those looking for permanent waterfront JBR Dubai rentals or holiday rentals, this is an ideal location.

To Buy

JBR Properties are a great investment for anyone looking to buy property in JBR, one of the prestigious waterfront communities in Dubai.

Latest Apartments for Sale in JBR

There are numerous brand new apartments for sale in JBR with easy access to the state-of-the-art gyms in JBR, 24/7 security service, and spas, as well as a rooftop pool with stunning views of the Arabian Gulf.

Latest Penthouses for Sale in JBR

The stunning waterfront community also offers contemporary penthouses for sale in JBR with their spacious floor plans and gorgeous views of the skyline and surroundings.

Latest Serviced Residences for Sale in JBR

There are several new serviced residences in JBR that have recently come on the market to choose from one-bedroom apartments to spacious penthouses.

To Rent

Jumeirah Beach Residences also offer properties for rent for yearly and short-term rentals, including world-class facilities and nearby amenities.

Latest Apartments for Rent in JBR

Some of the sub-communities and waterfront districts have to brand new apartments in JBR that are available for rent.  

Jumeirah Beach Residence Dubai Property Tours

JBR property video tour is one of the finest ways to explore a unit and its facilities. It helps buyers or investors explore more of the surroundings and inside the property. Have a look at some of our exclusive property tours.

7. Nearby Communities

Jumeirah Beach Residences also boasts a variety of nearby communities, each with its own unique lifestyle offerings. The Dubai Marina community offers luxury yachting and a vibrant social scene along with some of the finest dining options, while the Bluewaters Dubai offers contemporary living with a beachfront lifestyle that the city has to offer. Jumeirah Lake Towers offers a more relaxed atmosphere with its man-made lakes and landscaped gardens. And finally, Dubai Internet City provides a hub for technology and innovation. No matter what residents' interests are, there is something for everyone in the surrounding neighborhoods of JBR.