Your guide to properties, rent and sale prices, lifestyle, and transport to Al Safa 1 in Dubai
14 July 2019| Last updated on 6 January 2020
A lavish, up-scale sub-community together with Al Safa 2 where you're spoilt for choice from a wide offer of luxurious villas, apartments, and townhouses
With an abundance of shops, schools, including being conveniently close to the 64 hectare Safa Park, Al Safa 1 is a place for residential living for large families who mainly seek a suburban lifestyle in a villa, complete with a garden and/or pool. Though, there are also large apartment facilities available to suit varying lifestyles.
While Al Safa 1 is a short drive away to bustling business hubs in Dubai like Business Bay and Financial Centre, the community is a stark contrast with its tranquil, family-oriented neighbourhood.
Public transport in Al Safa 1
- Hadiqa Street - bus no. 15
- Al Safa Street 13A 1 - bus no. F20
- Al Safa Street 19A 1 - bus no. F20
- Safa, Spinneys 2 - bus no. 12, 93
- Safa, Spinneys 1 - bus no. 12, 93
- Safa Shopping Centre 1 - bus no. 12, 93
- Safa Shopping Centre 2 - bus no. 12, 93
- Safa, DEWA - bus no. 12, 93, F20
- Al Safa Street 13A, Al Razi Boys School - bus no. F20
- Al Safa Street 8B Private School - bus no. F20
- Al Safa 1, Street 19, Jumeirah College 2 - bus no. F20
Commute times by car from Al Safa 1
You can reach the following from Al Safa 1:
- To Dubai International Airport: 14 minutes
- To Sheikh Zayed Road: 14 minutes
- To Burj Khalifa: 9 minutes
- To Jumeirah Beach: 9 minutes
- To Mall of the Emirates: 10 minutes
- To Dubai Mall: 10 minutes
Amenities and facilities in Al Safa 1
- Safa Park
- Medcare Hospital
- Jumeirah English Speaking School
- Jumeirah International Nursery
- GEMS Jumeirah Primary School
- Jumeirah College
- The English College Dubai
- Emarat Petrol Station
- Park n Shop
- Advanced Pet Care
- A variety of eateries and restaurant options
The neighbourhoods around Al Safa 1 are rife with some of the most popular attractions in the emirate, and they're luckily only a few minutes drive away. Rich in lifestyle amenities - a hospital, educational institutions from nursery to highschool, vet clinic, a clean and maintained public park, supermarket, restaurants, and a petrol station nearby - it's no surprise that the housing facilities in the district are highly valued. Safe to say that those who choose to make Al Safa 1 their home maintain a comfortable residential life.
There are plenty of public transportation options in and near Al Safa 1, with 12 bus stops and the nearest metro stations are Noor Bank and Business Bay. Car services like taxis, Careem, and Uber are a popular choice among Al Safa 1 residents, and there are public and private parking spaces as well.
Residents can also take their pick from the many shopping and dining options available in the neighbourhood and the bordering communities like Al Safa 2, Al Quoz, and Jumeirah - most of which are within a 5-10 minute drive away.
What's life like in Al Safa 1?
Life in Al Safa 1 is undisturbed, suburban, and peaceful. It's a residential space where children are free to play in the neighbourhoods or in Safa Park, pet owners and pets take leisurely walks or enjoy the spacious gardens, and long-term residents can watch their children grow as the area has education options from nursery to highschool.
Al Safa 1 by day
Early morning is when the neighbourhood gets pretty busy as children prepare and head off to school, parents drive to work, and other members of the home go about their daily errands. It's peaceful and mostly empty during mid-morning until the afternoons as everyone else is at the office or school. Around the afternoon, children return home from nursery or school and activity picks up as they play outdoors or head to Safa Park.
It's quieter during summer seasons due to the high temperatures making it too warm to go outside. Pet owners are likely to take their furry friends to indoor recreational parks. There's more activity during fall and winter - you can spot people jogging around outside, dogs walking with their owners, and people tending to the plant life in their properties.
Al Safa 1 by night
It's quiet still, as the sound-proofing in most homes keep noises indoors and barely spills out into the streets. When the air gets cooler at night, parents and children head off to Safa Park for outdoor play.
Who lives in Al Safa 1?
A mix of long-term expats from different countries and UAE nationals. Majority of the residents are business owners, hold affluent positions, and are large families with grandparents, parents, children, and some even grandchildren. Few of the community members are bachelors or couples who share a residential space.
Properties for rent and sale in Al Safa 1
Average rental prices in Al Safa 1 are as follows:
- 1 bedroom apartment: AED 65,000
- 2 bedroom apartment: AED 100,000
- 3 bedroom villa: AED 180,000
- 4 bedroom villa: AED 200,000
- 5 bedroom villa: AED 210,000
- 6 bedroom villa: AED 240,000
Average sales prices for properties in Al Safa 1 are as follows:
- 3 bedroom villa: AED 2,700,000
- 4 bedroom villa: AED 4,400,000
- 5 bedroom villa: AED 5,000,000
What are properties like in Al Safa 1?
Villas and townhouses in Al Safa 1 are washed in light colours and are large in space, featuring private backyards, patios, covered parking spaces, and pools. Depending on the property, some of the residential facilities have ensuite rooms and are already furnished with beds, tables, and built-in wardrobes, and most have an additional maid's room. Expect hardwood, marble, or ceramic flooring.
Apartments in Al Safa 1 are suited for smaller families though the rooms are generous in space. Some apartments offer similar amenities and more as they come with an indoor or outdoor swimming pool, gym and fitness centre, barbeque space, and a play area for children.
What are noise levels like in Al Safa 1?
The Al Safa 1 environment is very quiet. It's a tranquil residential community where the loudest noises you might hear is the sound of a muscle car revving across the street, or a neighbour throwing a massive party to celebrate birthdays, weddings, etc. A walk through the district and you'll find that the common background noises are the sounds of children playing, water sprinklers, dogs playing with their owners or going on walks, and people driving their cars for errands, work, etc.
Residents also benefit from the fact that most of the villas and townhouses have a lot of space between them, and the houses are built with enough soundproofing for minimal outdoor noise.