Community Guide: Victory Heights

Written by Arpan Ghosh

Golf communities in Dubai are among the most desirable places to live, with some of the most beautiful and well-planned neighbourhoods. As a bonus, you enjoy access to a championship golf course at your doorstep and a view of endless rolling greens and beautiful foliage from every corner of your home. One of the communities that is perhaps not spoken about so often and one that has earned its status as a hidden gem among Dubai’s residential areas is Victory Heights. 


An enclave of Dubai Sports City, Victory Heights is a sprawling community covering approximately 25 million square feet. It is divided into nine ‘villages’, featuring over 1,000 charming Mediterranean-style homes, tree-lined roads and a sense of peace and neighbourly spirit that can be so hard to find in the urban heart of the city. At the heart of the community is the Els Golf Course, designed by veteran golfer Ernie Els.

Victory Heights Area Guide

1. Overview 2. Things To Do 3. Schools
4. Restaurants 5. Hospitals 6. Properties
7. Nearby Communities

1. Victory Heights Community Overview

1. The Els Club 2. The Villages 3. Life at Victory Heights
4. Connectivity

Community Guide Victory Heights

1. The Els Club

Designed to mirror some of the more challenging features of UK’s courses in a desert landscape, the Els Course is as beautiful to look at as it is challenging to play on. Since opening in 2007, it has become a premier destination for golf lovers in Dubai. Its signature course is the Desert Links, The Desert Links, which complements broad green fairways with little desert touches including indigenous flora and rolling sand dunes.


What really makes the Els Club a five-star golfing experience is not just the course itself, but the clubhouse. Its bright sunny facade and Spanish Revival-style architecture gives it a sense of grandeur, and there are a few South African touches to bring in a flavour of Els’ homeland.


The clubhouse features sporting facilities, lounges, a conference hall and two signature restaurants. The Big Easy Bar & Grill is a relaxed and very casual dining option that takes inspiration from Els and his easy-going spirit. This is the second Big Easy in the world, with the original outlet located in South Africa. Paying homage to the professional career of Ernie els is the restaurant 261, named after his record-breaking score at the 2003 Mercedes Championship in Hawai’i. It is a favourite among residents of Victory Heights with a varied menu that includes comfort food and some British classics. A recently added extension to the clubhouse features a social club with an infinity pool, a bar, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, and regularly scheduled fitness classes.


Another major feature of the clubhouse is the Claude Harmon Performance Academy, founded by legendary American golfer and instructor Claude ‘Butch’ Harmon. The academy coaches players of all skill levels with a roster of highly experienced golf instructors, practice courses and gym facilities.

The Villages
The Villages Garden Area

2. The Villages

Victory Heights is divided up into nine distinct neighbourhoods, known as villages, each of which contains a selection of 763 villas and 98 townhouses, with a further 96 homes in development. There are three primary architectural styles - European, Spanish and Mediterranean - giving the whole area a very pastoral aesthetic. One of the key benefits of living here is that you get very large home and plot sizes for the price you’re paying, as compared to similar neighbourhoods in the city.


Esmeralda Village
 Novella Village

Esmeralda Village

This is the largest village in Victory Heights, spread over the southern length of the community. It contains 210 homes, ranging from four-bedroom townhouses and villas to five and six-bedroom villas. There are also walkways, jogging trails and large green spaces.

Novella Village

Sits near the heart of the golf course and away from the main road. Many of the villas are in a private cul de sac and have the best lake and golf views in the community. The 98 villas in Novella have either five or six bedrooms.

Carmen Village

This village is also centrally located, and was one of the first to be completed. There are 102 five and six-bedroom villas, many of which are around the golf course, so they have some great views. It has a children’s park and green spaces at its centre.


Estella Village

The second largest village in Victory Heights and the first to be completed, Estella features two large parks and play areas, as well as one of two public swimming pools with a gym. There is also a small grocery store for convenience goods. The 197 homes include four-bedroom townhouses and four and five-bedroom detached villas.


Carmen Village
 Estella Village

Oliva Village

This village is located by the Emirates Road entrance, near the cricket stadium. There are several parks, play areas, private gardens and walkways, and a community pool at the edge of the neighboring Calida village is just a short walk away. The 179 homes range from four-bedroom townhouses to five and six-bedroom villas.

Calida Village

This is one of the newer villages, located at the northern edge of Victory Heights, just off of Emirates Road. The 100 homes here range from four-bedroom townhouses to five and six-bedroom detached villas. 

Morella Village

Like Calida, Morella is one of the newer villages, and is also at the northern end of the community. There are 75 homes here, ranging from four-bedroom townhouses to five and six-bedroom detached villas.

Fortuna Village

Fortuna is a luxury complex of 30 four-bedroom plus maid’s room villas situated between the golf course and the Canal Residence West district.

​Marbella Village

A cluster of 77 four-bedroom plus maid’s room townhouses, Marbella is currently in development in the south corner of Victory Heights.


The home value within each village is highly impacted by the location. Golf course-facing villas retain the highest prices and so do villas that have gone through extensive upgrades, as well as those on corner plots or cul-de-sacs with a larger plot size.


Life at Victory Heights
Swimming at Victory Heights

3. Life at Victory Heights

This is a community tailor made for families. The paths are wide, quiet and lined with mature greenery. Homes are bounded by richly landscaped yards and gardens. In fact, only about 12% of the total area of Victory Heights is taken up by the villages, with about 50% of the space used for landscaping and the rest for the other key amenities in the community.


There are parks,  pools, basketball courts, walking trails, jogging tracks and outdoor fitness facilities, in addition to the stunning championship golf course and the exceptional amenities of the Els Club. For both children and adults, there is no shortage of options.


Victory Heights Primary School is located within the community and the recently opened GEMS United School sits just outside of it. The ELC IDEA Nursery is within walking distance from several of the villages and offers preschool and kindergarten-level education.  It is only a 10 to 15-minute drive from some of the best British, American and IB curriculum schools in Dubai, including Nord Anglia, GEMS World Academy, Foremarke, Sunmarke School, American School of Dubai and King's School Al Barsha.

The larger area of Dubai Sports City is home to some top-tier sporting institutions such as the Spanish Soccer School, International Cricket Council Academy and Rugby Park. Along with the neighbouring areas of Motor City, it offers a large selection of restaurants and eateries, plus supermarkets and essential services such as healthcare clinics, laundromats and barbershops.


Victory Heights has a high occupancy rate, with a mix of long-term residents and tenants of various nationalities. It is rare for homes in this area to come on to the market, making it an excellent opportunity for the home buyer or renter when homes to become available.

Victory Height Swimming Pool
Connectivity at Victory Heights

4. Connectivity

Four of Dubai’s major highways - Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Al Khail Road, Hessa Street and Emirates Road, are easily accessible from Victory Heights. This allows for seamless access across the city, whether you want to drive over to the heart of the Downtown district, out to the beach and the Marina, or to one of two international airports.

2. Things To Do in & Around Victory Heights

This beautifully designed, family-friendly community offers a plethora of entertainment options for residents to enjoy on their days off. The lavish green district has numerous things to do in Victory Heights, including nightlife, fine dining, green parks, and sports facilities.

The Els Club at Dubai Sports City

One of the finest golf courses in the UAE, the 18-hole The Els Club, was designed by none other than, a four-time major champion, Ernie Els. The Els Club is a perfect place to test your skills with a challenging and memorable experience. Whatever your skill level, The ELs Club at Dubai Sports City is worth visiting and playing at.

Watch Live Match at Dubai International Cricket Stadium

One of the most famous cricket stadiums in the universe, Dubai International Cricket Stadium has a record of hosting the highest-profile cricket matches, including the ICC (International Cricket Council) World Cup matches. The residents of Victory Heights will have easy access to reach and watch the live game and enjoy the fabulous environment. 

Visit Kicker Sports Club

Kickers Sports Club is the perfect place for entertainment lovers. The bar has a variety of the latest video games, as well as an arcade and pool tables. There's also a great selection of drinks and food, and while playing games, visitors can eat as well.

3. Victory Heights Schools Dubai

Victory Heights is also home to several high-standard schools, including the world-renowned Victory Heights Primary School, providing the British curriculum in a safe and healthy environment. Have a look at our top recommended schools in Victory Heights, Dubai.

Victory Heights Primary School

Victory Heights Primary School, is one of the leading schools in Dubai and is rated as "Very Good" by KHDA. The school was established in 2013 based on the British curriculum and has highly qualified teachers along with other staff. 

Renaissance School

Renaissance is an American curriculum school based on New York State Standards, established in 2018 and providing services from Pre-K to Grade 4. The teaching staff at Renaissance School is committed to providing the best services to kids according to their interests and learning methods. 

4. Restaurants in Victory Heights Dubai

Victory Heights has plenty of restaurants where residents and visitors can choose from upscale dining to casual dining. The restaurants in Victory Heights feature a beautiful atmosphere with elegant seating and stunning views of the surroundings. The restaurants provide a mix of Japanese, Thai, Indian, and Italian dishes. Discover our top recommendations for a perfect dining experience based on food quality, customer service, atmosphere, and prime location. 

The Greenroom

The Greenroom is a restaurant located in Els Club, the restaurant is quickly gaining buzz for its innovative atmosphere, excellent service, and delicious cuisine. The menu features dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients and local produce.

261 Restaurant & Bar

One of the new hidden gems in Dubai, The Els Club at Dubai Sports City has several restaurants, namely 261 Restaurant & Bar and Big Easy Bar & Grill. 261 Restaurant's name was chosen following the PGA record-breaking performance in 2013. The menu features a wide variety of options, from seafood to steak, and the restaurant has a reputation for being one of the best places in town for dining. 

Big Easy Bar & Grill

Located within Dubai Sports City, Big Easy Bar & Grill offers a unique dining experience with its fusion of Cajun and Creole cuisine. Big Easy Bar and Grill provides a lovely atmosphere with light music, sports screenings, and outdoor seating overlooking the golf courses.

5. Clinics & Hospitals in Victory Heights Sports City

With so many options for healthcare facilities, Victory Heights Sports City is also home to several clinics and hospitals providing the best services for their patients and families. Have a look at some of the finest medical centers that are easily accessible by the vibrant sports community.

Eupepsia Medical Clinic

Eupepsia is a state-of-the-art sports medical clinic, offering comprehensive primary care, sports medicine, and rehabilitation services to patients of all ages. The Eupepsia Medical Clinic has a team of experienced staff and compassionate providers that offer a wide range of services to meet the unique needs of each patient.

City Centre Clinic Me'aisem

City Centre Clinic Me'aisem offers a variety of medical services to cater to the healthcare needs of its patients. The clinic has more than 20 branches all over the UAE and all are well-equipped with the latest medical technology. City Centre Clinic has more than 1,000 highly qualified staff committed to providing the best care for its patients.

Medicentres Motorcity

Medicentres is a family-based hospital providing comprehensive services for over 20 years in the UAE. A professional and experienced staff is committed to providing state-of-the-art health care services including Telemedicine, General Practice, Pediatrics, OBGYN, ENT, and Dermatology.

Medcare Medical Centre

Medcare Medical Centre is dedicated to providing the world’s best healthcare facilities and services to its patients. With over 350 experienced doctors, Medcare has 4 multispeciality hospitals, 9 medical centers, and 4 different specialist centers that offer a ton of medical services, including general medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics & gynecology.

6. Properties in Victory Heights Dubai Sports City

Living near the world’s best sports facilities, Victory Heights is one of the most exciting and high-demanding areas in Dubai. This sports-heaven community is also the home of some of the most exclusive properties, with a huge list of amenities and facilities nearby.

To Buy

There is no shortage of properties for sale in this beautiful neighborhood.

Latest Villas for Sale in Victory Heights

There are many options for buyers to choose from when looking for villas for sale in Victory Heights. The buyer can opt between furnished and unfurnished properties, single-row or standalone villas (with no previous owner), as well as brand new construction if they wish!

Latest Townhouses for Sale in Victory Heights

The new townhouses for sale in Victory Heights are a great place to live. They provide high-quality living at an affordable price with their modern designs and sleek exterior looks, which make them perfect for those who want to live close to sports facilities.

To Rent

The exclusive neighborhoods in this district offer some of the best properties for rent around.

Latest Villas for Rent in Victory Heights

Victory Heights provides modern and luxurious villas for rent with easy access to world-class facilities such as a cricket pitch, soccer field, tennis courts, and a state-of-the-art gym.

Victory Heights Dubai Property Tours

Have a look at some of our amazing virtual tours of amazing properties available for sale in Victory Heights!

7. Nearby Communities

Living in Victory Heights at Dubai Sports City is the perfect place for those who want to be surrounded by like-minded people who enjoy the same upscale sports lifestyle. But if Victory Heights doesn't quite fit your needs, don't worry – there are plenty of other communities located near Dubai Sports City that offer similar high-end lifestyles. Victory Heights is just a short drive from Jumeirah Golf Estates, Arabian Ranches 1 and 2, Jumeirah Village Triangle, and Dubai Investment Park.