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Community Spotlight: Damac Hills 2

Written by Muhammad Qadeer

Formerly known as Akoya Oxygen, Damac Hills 2 is a master-planned community that lies to the south of Dubailand. Conceived by master developers Damac, the community combines a serene lifestyle with exquisitely designed residential units offering a plethora of amenities and leisure options.

The secluded neighborhood has captured the imagination of people due to its tranquil and peaceful surroundings that include landscaped lands, palm trees, waterbodies, and sunset views. So, let’s discover in detail what else this beautiful community has on offer.

 

An Overview

Launched in 2014, Damac Hills 2 has been purposely built on the outskirts of the city to give residents a unique experience of a quiet, and peaceful life – away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Due to its location, the neighborhood offers pristine air, cooler temperatures, natural landscapes to downplay the effects of pollution and a meticulously designed network of roads. There are separate tracks for bicycles and hybrid vehicles; to people encouraged to use sustainable forms of energy for their daily use. Damac Hills 2 is placed in a unique position to promote the trend of sustainable and eco-friendly habitats for all in the region.

 

Location

Despite its relatively remote location, Damac Hills 2 is easily reachable from all parts of the city. Its strategic location is in close proximity to major highways and road networks. It takes roughly 20 minutes to reach the gates of Damac Hills 2 from Umm Suqeim and Al Qudra Roads respectively.

All major landmarks in the city are accessible in less than an hour. The Dubai International Airport is at a drive of 50 minutes, Dubai Mall is 43 minutes away; while Jumeirah is roughly at a 41 minutes’ drive.

One of the key highlights of the community is the availability of vast spaces and landscaped lands that allow residents to unwind and experience nature at its fullest.

Residential Units

All residential units at Damac Hills 2 follow a similar pattern – luxury combined with sustainability. Homes and villas come equipped with energy efficient systems; such as sustainable building materials, low VOC paints and solar heating systems to embrace modern environmentalism.

In total, there are 30 clusters of villas and townhouses- namely Just Cavalli, Duo Prestige Villas, Acuna, Albizia, Amargo, Amazonia, Amazonia Extension, Aquilegia, Aster, Avencia, Basswood, Centaury, Claret, Coursetia, Hawthorn, Janusia, Juniper, Mimosa, Mulberry, Odora, Pacifica, Paloverde, Primrose, Sycamore, Trixis, Vardon, Victoria, Virdina and Zinnia. All the clusters take their unique names either from luxury fashion icons or plant species. In addition, two apartment blocks – Amora and Fiora offer a refreshing, minimalistic take on design and character.

 

Lifestyle

Built around the theme of water, sports and fun, the mini town is abundant in terms of leisure options and amenities. Step out of your living space, and you can find numerous options to relax, shop, dine or simply enjoy the breathtaking views of the mini town. Following are the list of leisure options in and around Damac Hills 2:

 

  • Water Town – Malibu beach, Wave Surfing, Water Playground, Splash Pad
  • Sports Arena – Full Size Football Ground, Basketball Courts, Cricket Pitch, and Tennis Courts
  • Designated Tracks for Cycling, Jogging and Morning Exercise
  • ZEN Garden, BBQ Area, Amphitheatre, Poolside Café
  • Horticulture Garden, Dance Studio, Picnic Park, Petting Farm and Outdoor Cinema
  • Equestrian Area – Horse Riding, Stables and a Farmer’s Market

The major attraction of the community is the Trump Club House – a 4 million sq. ft. luxury golf course cum resort that lets members have a swing of the club in the lush green playfield and indulge in a fine dining experience like no other. Sumptuous dining options will tantalize your taste buds while an afternoon by the poolside will work as therapy for your mind and body.

 

It’s worth mentioning that the scenic landscape of the golf course serves multiple purposes. The area can be used to host family get-togethers, corporate events, birthday parties or even a wedding celebration. But for the ultimate experience, Damac Hotels and Resorts is the place to be. Launched in 2011, the ultra-modern, luxury hotel offers scintillating views of Dubai’s skyline from the penthouse of your hotel suite. The hospitality, ambience, and amenities are second to none.

 

Amenities

Supermarkets

Since the society is not fully developed, residents need to take a short trip to nearby communities to do groceries. The closest mart is Geant Supermarket that is located in the Mudon community. Spinneys was launched in 2019, and is close to the main entrance of the Trump International Golf Club. Plans for the development of Carrefour is also underway in DAMAC Hills 2.

 

Nearby Places of Worship

As of now, all worship places are located outside of the community’s vicinity. The nearest mosque is Al Madinah Al Mustadama, while the Mudon Mosque is located a few blocks away in Mudon. The closest church is the United Christian Church of Dubai, which is in Jebel Ali Village. Other nearby churches include Emirates Baptist Church and St. Francis of Assisi Baptist Church that are at a distance of 20 minutes.

 

For practicing Hindus, the closest temple is Shirdi Sai Baba, which is in Al Fahidi, and can be reached in about minutes. The closest gurudwara, Guru Nanak Darbar is 21 minutes away in Jebel Ali Village.

 

Educational Institutes

The Jebel Ali School is one of the oldest and most prominent educational institutes in the UAE. The school offers admission till grade 9, while future expansion plans include education up to Final Year 13. For children as young as 3, the CreaKids Nursery is a hugely popular option among expats. Following the Norwegian Curriculum, the nursery utilizes fun and engaging activities to instill fundamental knowledge into young brains. CreaKids is located close to Golf Horizon.

 

For higher education, the Dubai Knowledge Park, which is close to Dubai Media City, is home to Middlesex University Dubai and University of Wollongong Dubai. While Dubai Academic City features several higher education institutes; such as Zayed University, Manipal University, Heriot-Watt University, Szabist and many more. Each university offers specialized programs in specific disciplines.

 

Healthcare Facilities

As with all master-planned communities, Damac Hills 2 is located in close proximity to leading healthcare centers of Dubai. Mediclinic Parkview Hospital is the closest, and offers world class healthcare facilities to patients. The Hospital is fully equipped to handle medical emergencies; and has an extensive patient outreach that covers obstetrics and gynecology, family medicine, pediatrics, surgery; to name a few. The hospital is located is located in Barsha and can be reached in under 20 minutes. Other nearby healthcare options include Aster Clinic and Core Care Polyclinic.

 

Restaurants and Cafes

Damac Hills 2 has plenty of casual and fine dining options nearby. Subway, McDonald’s, Maria Bonita Taco Shop and Grill, Abatjour Bistro, and Bagels and More Bakery are at a walking distance. For fine dining, you can always head over to the Trump Clubhouse and tryout exquisite delicacies from different corners of the world.

 

Damac Hills 2 is a stunning community on the outskirts of Dubai that blends ultra-modern luxury with eco-friendly characteristics. With an array of amenities and luxury options, the neighborhood is well on its way to becoming one of the most sought after destinations for people from all corners of the world.