Explore Al Furjan in Dubai, a mixed apartment and villa community that enjoys a suburban atmosphere away from the bustle of the city
29 December 2019| Last updated on 5 January 2020
Perfect for families and young couples seeking a close-knit, friendly community, Al Furjan is an affordable and convenient place for people to live in
Living true to its name, Al Furjan, meaning a "small village" or a "collection of houses" was designed to establish a suburban-like, community-feel environment away from the bustle of Dubai.
Located between Discovery Gardens and Jebel Ali Village, along Sheikh Zayed Road and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, this collection of villas, townhouses, and apartments is a quiet haven that's just 20-30 minutes away by car from most of Dubai's hotspots.
Our complete area guide for Al Furjan in Dubai includes everything you need to know if you're considering moving into this peaceful community, from what amenities and facilities are available to the average rent costs.
Public transport in Al Furjan
There are limited RTA buses that Al Furjan residents can use, namely bus F34 and 85. The nearest Dubai metro station to Al Furjan is the Ibn Battuta Mall which lies on the Red Line, however, the area has seen the on-going development of a new metro line with a station that is much closer.
Commute times by car from Al Furjan
- to Ibn Battuta Mall: 13 minutes
- to Dubai Investments Park: 15 minutes
- to Al Maktoum International Airport: 30 minutes
- to Dubai International Airport: 38 minutes
- to Jumeirah: 35 minutes
- to Al Barsha: 20 minutes
- to Downtown Dubai: 32 minutes
Amenities and facilities in Al Furjan
Residents and visitors to Al Furjan can find the following amenities in the area:
- Supermarkets and small grocery shops, such as Spinneys
- Community shopping and leisure centres
- Community parks, jogging paths, and playgrounds for children
- Prayer facilities, namely mosques
- Hotels and other short-stay accommodation
- Dining options with dine-in, takeaway, and delivery
Al Furjan features two community pavilions equipped with supermarkets, restaurants, and retail outlets. If you can't find what you're looking for in these community centres, Ibn Battuta, one of Dubai's biggest shopping malls, is also a short drive away. This massive shopping complex is abundant in shops, restaurants, and has a huge cinema theatre.
For dining out, Al Furjan has several establishments from cheap, casual eats to indulgent bites. More restaurants can be found in the neighbouring districts, most of which offer food delivery and takeaway.
Al Furjan is currently dominantly a residential community. More amenities can be found in the neighbouring districts such as Jebel Ali Village and Discovery Gardens, both of which offer even more options for dining, leisure, schooling, and healthcare.
For hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and other healthcare facilities, have a look at our directory here to find the most suitable one for your needs.
What's life like in Al Furjan?
Life in Al Furjan can be a pretty peaceful and convenient one, as most lifestyle amenities are covered thanks to the community centres. The Al Furjan Pavillions house several pharmacies, grocery stores, restaurants, cafes, salons, spas, bookshops, and more.
The jogging pathways, cycling routes, dog-friendly areas, community parks, playgrounds, and indoor fitness and health centres enable residents to maintain an active lifestyle.
Al Furjan by day
During the day, you might spot residents enjoying a dip at the community swimming pool, playing at the local sports court, working out at any one of the fully-equipped gyms in Al Furjan, enjoying a walk or activity in the local park, or are running errands.
There's plenty of pedestrian-friendly paths in Al Furjan, making joggers and dog-walkers a common sight in the area.
Children are usually away at school while working residents are at their jobs, while nannies, pregnant mothers, and stay-at-home residents are typically the ones who remain.
Al Furjan by night
Residents may be seen at the local park for late exercise and dog-walking. The district becomes even quieter as people head to other neighbourhoods for a night out.
Al Furjan does not have an active nightlife. As places such as Jumeirah and Dubai Marina are around 20 minutes away by car, residents can visit the beach, enjoy boardwalk activities and restaurants, and other entertainment. This is more common during the cooler months of the year.
Properties for rent and sale in Al Furjan
Average annual rental prices for properties in Al Furjan are as follows:
- Studio apartment: AED 30,000
- 1 bedroom apartment: AED 50,000
- 2 bedroom apartment: AED 70,000
- 3 bedroom apartment: AED 95,000
- 3 bedroom villa: AED 98,000
- 4 bedroom villa: AED 110,000
- 5 bedroom villa: AED 160,000
- 6 bedroom villa: AED 200,000
Average sales prices for properties in Al Furjan are as follows:
- Studio apartment: AED 390,000
- 1 bedroom apartment: AED 700,000
- 2 bedroom apartment: AED 975,000
- 3 bedroom apartment: AED 1,400,000
- 3 bedroom villa: AED 1,800,000
- 4 bedroom villa: AED 3,100,000
- 5 bedroom villa: AED 3,500,000
- 6 bedroom villa: AED 4,200,000
What are properties like in Al Furjan?
Al Furjan properties are a blend of residential apartments, villas, hotels, and commercial spaces from some of Dubai's leading developers. These are split into four communities.
The villas in Al Furjan typically come with their own swimming pools, private garden, balcony, and own garage. Most, if not all the villas, have a maid's room or study room.
The villa residences from Nakheel, Dubai Style, and Quortaj are blending of varying styles. The Dubai Style villas drew inspiration from local, traditional Emirati buildings, with each home featuring a working wind tower for cooling. The Quortaj homes reflect North African architectural styles mixed with Mediterranean and Islamic elements.
Residents can find affordable, urban apartments from studios to 1-3 bedroom flats. Most of these modern homes include an indoor gym, courtyard, BBQ spaces, rooftop or indoor swimming pool, 24/7 security, and children's playground.
The Masakin Al Furjan community is a collection of low-rise, gated apartments developed by Nakheel and the residential blocks are fitted in a lovely, landscaped environment.
The fourth community, Avenue Residence, is made up of mid-rise towers from Al Jaziri Brothers.
Who lives in Al Furjan?
- Expats and Emiratis
- Singles, couples, and families with children
- Medium-high income workers
Al Furjan is home to a mix of expats and UAE Nationals, most of which are couples or families who have children. Singles who live in Al Furjan tend to be medium-high income workers.
On top of the affordable price tag that comes with Al Furjan's villas and apartments, the community offers a tranquil, peaceful environment that attracts residents and citizens who wish to raise a family away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.
Parking in Al Furjan
Good news to Al Furjan residents and visitors, the neighbourhood comes with its own parking lots. The Al Furjan Club and Al Furjan Pavillion Community Centres also offer 300 parking spaces. You can find base parking among the residential apartments and commercial buildings. Villas in Al Furjan usually come with 1-2 private parking spaces, depending on the size of the property.
What are the noise levels like in Al Furjan?
As it's located at a 20-40 minute car drive away from most hotspots in Dubai and is mostly comprised of residential properties, Al Furjan is a fairly quiet and peaceful community.
The neighbourhood is still seeing some projects in development, so you might hear the sounds of construction for buildings, villas, and the upcoming metro line for Expo 2020. Near the villas, you will occasionally find the sounds of children playing, the roar of a supercar's engine, and noises from heavier gardening tools.
If you live in an apartment, the typical noises of living in a building may be heard, such as a neighbour vacuuming, sounds of celebration or parties next door, loud voices, etc. Most of the buildings, however, are built with decent-enough soundproofing so you won't have to worry too much about loud noises from people next door.