Dubai Production City (IMPZ) offers a blend of luxurious apartments and commercial properties
22 July 2019| Last updated on 6 January 2020
Formerly called the International Media Production Zone (IMPZ), Dubai Production City is a tranquil, laid back community with a mix of properties to work and live in. High-rise to low-rise commercial and residential buildings occupy the area, with the nearby City Centre Me'aisem shopping mall offering a selection of stores, restaurants, entertainment options, and other services to choose from.
Dubai Production City was developed by the TECOM Group. The area was established as a free zone in 2003, and most companies in the specialise in media production and communication.
The neighbourhood is becoming an increasingly popular place to live and work among young professionals, executives, and small families as a majority of the housing facilities are affordable.
While the district is still in development and most of the scenery consists of the desert and towers, its neighbouring communities have an abundance of green spaces and amenities to enjoy on top of the existing facilities in Dubai Production City. As a result of the undeveloped lands, the area is spacious enough for joggers, bikers, and pet owners to take their dogs on walks.
Dubai Production City (IMPZ) is overall a budget-friendly, pet-friendly, and slightly secluded side of the emirate minus the hustle and bustle of the city centre.
Public transport in Dubai Production City
- RTA bus stops can be found across the area, most of which are located in the centre of the business park
- Taxi cabs are easy to spot and hail. Many are parked at City Centre Me'aisem
Commute times by car from Dubai Production City
- to City Centre Me'aisem: 7 minutes
- to Abu Dhabi: 1 hour 20 minutes
- to Dubai International Airport: 25 minutes
- to Dubai Sports City: 9 minutes
- to Dubai Motor City: 11 minutes
- to Business Bay: 23 minutes
- to Burj Khalifa: 23 minutes
- to Mall of the Emirates: 20 minutes
- to Dubai Investments Park: 17 minutes
It's worth noting that some of the residential properties in Dubai Production City charge a monthly fee for residential indoor parking.
Amenities and facilities in Dubai Production City
For residents who are living in or new in Dubai Production City, the following amenities and facilities are available in the area:
- City Centre Me'aisem shopping mall, which has a variety of stores, entertainment and dining options, a clinic, and a Carrefour
- Supermarkets and groceries such as Swiss Mart, Starmart, and W Mart Supermarket
- Cafes, takeaways, and dine-in restaurants
- Luxurious to budget hotels including the Ghaya Grand Hotel, Element Me'aisam, and A’loft Hotel Me’aisem
For nurseries, kindergarten, and schooling options, the nearest ones are located in neighbouring districts such as Victory Heights Primary School and GEMS United School in Dubai Sports City. Dubai Sports City is only a few minutes away and has a wide selection of schools that will fit any pupil's age from toddlers to teenagers. You can also browse through our dedicated guide to nurseries in Dubai to find the best suitable one for your child and family lifestyle.
For health clinics, a Mediclinic is available in City Centre Me'aisem, or you can find the ideal option for you using our directory of clinics here.
There are a few mosques located in Dubai Production City, and are mostly found in the northern parts such as the Masjid mosque and Jumaa mosque.
What's life like in Dubai Production City?
Relatively tranquil due to the area being located at the outskirts of the city centre as well as many undeveloped plots of land. Residents go to the nearby shopping mall for dining, shopping, and entertainment. Parents and children can be seen riding their bikes outside whenever the weather isn't too warm and humid.
The environment is peaceful and is akin to that of a quiet, suburban lifestyle without the villas.
Dubai Production City by day
The commercial properties side of Dubai Production City becomes rife with activity as people head off to work. The residential part becomes quiet as parents are at the offices and children are either at home or at school. Activity picks up during the afternoon when parents return from work and kids come home from school. City Centre Me'aisem gets busier from the afternoon to the evenings as customers fill in to shop, dine, or catch up with friends.
Dubai Production City by night
Dubai Production City doesn't have a thriving nightlife, so residents typically travel closer to the city or the neighbouring communities to visit bars and other amenities. Nighttime in the residential and commerical neighbourhoods become quieter.
Who lives in Dubai Production City?
- Young, proffessional, and executive expats
- Bachelors and bachelorettes
- Small families
The residents in the community are a blend of new and long-term expats who work as business professionals. Most hold an associate or executive position at work. During cooler weather, pet-owners can be spotted making use of the undeveloped land by taking their dogs on walks.
Properties for rent and sale in Dubai Production City
Average rental prices for Dubai Production City (IMPZ) are as follows:
- Studio apartment: AED 25,000
- 1 bedroom apartment: AED 35,000
- 2 bedroom apartment: AED 50,000
- 3 bedroom apartment: AED 70,000
Average sales prices for properties in Dubai Production City (IMPZ) are as follows:
- Studio apartment: AED 300,000
- 1 bedroom apartment: AED 450,000
- 2 bedroom apartment: AED 600,000
- 3 bedroom apartment: AED 800,000
What are the properties like in Dubai Production City?
Dubai Production City is mostly comprised of high-rise to low-rise luxurious, modern apartments ranging from studio to 3-bedroom flats. Majority of the housing facilities offer amenities such as a swimming pool, recreational centre, gym, and basketball or tennis courts. Apartments with 2 or more bedrooms typically have an added maids room and terrace. Depending on the location of the property, residents will have a panoramic view of Jumeirah Golf Estates' rolling green golf courses.
The most popular residential spaces in Dubai Production City are The Crescent Towers, Lakeside, and Lago Vista by DAMAC Properties, and Centrium Towers by ETA Star.
The Crescent Towers
A housing development consisting of three 15-storey towers where residents are treated to stunning views of the neighbouring greenery. The Crescent Towers offers generously spacious studios, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Property investment costs for this building start from AED 300,000 and can go up to AED 800,000.
Inspired by Mediterranean architecture, Lakeside was built with spacious rooms and the buildings are up to 22-storeys each.
Lago Vista is a series of high-rise, opulent apartments with a variety of amenities including a tennis court, a large gym, and swimming pools. Studios, 1 and 2-bedroom flats are available and residents can get a lot for their money as the rent prices for the apartments are very affordable.
Centrium Towers is a low-rise flat comprised of four buildings equipped with swimming pools, jacuzzis, and health and fitness centres.
What are noise levels like in Dubai Production City?
The area is generally very quiet, with the occasional noise of daily traffic.
People will hear little to no construction noise unless the office or apartment is facing a construction site.