Emirates Hills, a lush green gated community in Dubai, draws inspiration from the luxurious Beverly Hills in the US
19 January 2020| Last updated on 19 January 2020
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Explore this upscale residential community in Dubai through our dedicated area guide
Based on Beverly Hills, a city in the US that is synonymous with luxury living, Emirates Hills in Dubai offers beautifully designed, contemporary villas set in a premier district with landscaped greenery.
With a variety of amenities and facilities, including an 18-hole golf course, swimming pools, community parks, children's playgrounds, and BBQ spaces, this elegant neighbourhood is geared towards private family-living at its finest. Developed by Emaar Properties, Emirates Hills is also one of the first freehold properties in the emirate, which enables expats to buy their own villa in Dubai.
Your neighbours will consist of mostly affluent Emirati or expatriate families, many of which no doubt have a golfing enthusiast in the house.
Find out if this distinct, modern, green neighbourhood in Dubai is the home for you using our Emirates Hills area guide - covering everything you should know from what time of properties are available, average rent and sale price, what amenities an on offer, and much more.
Public transport in Emirates Hills
Pedestrians and those who don't have a car will find it hard to commute to and from Emirates Hills as the public transport options are very limited. While no RTA public buses run through the gated neighbourhood, four bus stops can be found just outside the community.
Taxis can be hailed from outside of the community gates, or booked to arrive at your doorstep. Services such as Careem and Uber are also popular picks among residents.
Commute times by car from Emirates Hills
- to Dubai International Airport: 26 minutes
- to Jebel Ali: 25 minutes
- to Dubai Studio City: 15 minutes
- to Dubai Marina: 13 minutes
- to Downtown Dubai: 22 minutes
- to Academic City: 28 minutes
- to Dubai International Financial Centre: 21 minutes
Amenities and facilities in Emirates Hills
For residents who are living in or new in Emirates Hills, the following public amenities and facilities are on offer within and near this upscale neighbourhood:
- Supermarkets and groceries including Choithrams, Spinneys, and Carrefour
- Schools from nurseries to high schools
- A range of gyms and other fitness facilities, such as dance studio
- Clinics and other health centres in the neighbouring areas
- Montgomerie Golf Club Dubai
- Community parks
Emirates Hills offers its residents shared community facilities as well, such as swimming pools, BBQ areas, and children's playgrounds.
On top of the abundance of lush greenery in Emirates Hills, a selection of gyms and other fitness facilities are just a few short minutes drive away, enabling residents to enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle.
Some of the villas are also built around a world-class golf course, the Montgomerie Golf Club, making it a fantastic place to live for golf fanatics in Dubai.
For health clinics and dentists in The Lakes, you can find the nearest one to you by using our directory, here.
For more nursery options, you can find the nearest one to you by using our directory, here.
If you're searching for a hospital or clinic in Emirates Hills, we have a dedicated guide to Dubai's healthcare centres so you can browse the nearest one to you.
If what you're looking for isn't available in the area, Emirates Hills neighbours The Springs, The Lakes, and Jumeirah Village Circle, which feature a range of dining, retail, and leisure options. Other districts, such as Dubai Marina, JBR, and Jumeirah Lakes Towers, are rich in amenities and are just short drive away.
What's life like in Emirates Hills?
Emirates Hills provides an extremely safe, tranquil, family-friendly, and upscale lifestyle in an established community. The abundance of green spaces, serene lake views, and sweeping golf courses offers a peaceful home retreat from the fast-paced life of Dubai.
The multiple open, lush greenery enables residents to maintain an active lifestyle as well - allowing plenty of space for outdoor activities, jogging, and dog-walking. Golf enthusiasts will be able to make use of the gorgeous golf courses in the area.
Its convenient location easily connects it to other hotspots and commercial hubs in Dubai through the Sheikh Zayed Road, making it easy to drive to and from popular sites in the city without travelling too far from Emirates Hills. This means that residents won't also be bored for a minute, as endless shopping, dining, and entertainment options can be found in the neighbouring communities.
Emirates Hills by day
During the daytime, Emirates Hills is a quiet neighbourhood as children are at school and working professionals are at work. Stay-at-home household members, such as the domestic help, work-at-home parents, and pregnant mothers can be seen running errands, out for a jog, walking the dog, or are enjoying the local amenities. This includes the community swimming pool, children's playgrounds, etc.
The district is charged with serene energy throughout the day.
Emirates Hills by night
By the late afternoon to the evening, Emirates Hills usually sees more activity as children and working parents return home. After school, the children head to the local playgrounds to play or make use of the vast green spaces for outdoor activities. Dogs are also taken for evening walks and residents try to have an evening jog.
Golf players can be spotted enjoying the world-class 18-hole courses available.
When the sun sets among Emirates Hills' lovely landscapes and lakes, you might also see residents simply enjoying a stroll by the bridges and lakes.
Who lives in Emirates Hills?
- Affluent families
- UAE Nationals
Emirates Hills is home to some of the most affluent names in the UAE. It's no surprise that this well-planned neighbourhood comes with a high price tag, attributed to the range of stylish ready-made villas that are highlighted by lush green landscaping. The 24-hour privacy and safety benefits that come from gated community living also makes it one of the most appealing, sought-after ultra-luxury residences in Dubai.
Properties for rent and sale in Emirates Hills
Average annual rental prices in Emirates Hills are as follows:
- 3 bedroom villa: AED 280,000
- 5 bedroom villa: AED 450,000
- 6 bedroom villa: AED 650,000
- 7 bedroom villa: AED 710,000
Average sales price for properties in Emirates Hills are as follows:
- 3 bedroom villa: AED 4,000,000
- 4 bedroom villa: AED 11,000,000
- 5 bedroom villa: AED 15,000,000
- 6 bedroom villa: AED 20,000,000
- 7 bedrooom villa: AED 47,000,000
What are properties like in Emirates Hills?
Residents can choose from an array of luxury, ready-to-move-in villas or choose their own land to design and build their own homes on. Split into four sub-communities, the villas in Emirates Hills are comprised of Dyaar Al Hambra, the Montgomerie Villas, Montgomerie Maisonettes, and the Signature Villas - all of which are set among picturesque walkways and green spaces.
Dyaar Al Hambra is a series of modern homes with sweeping views of the community lakes and green landscapes. These ultra-luxe villas come with a swimming pool, garden, 1-2 parking lots, maid's room, storage space, and more.
The Montgomerie Villas is made up of a limited collection of 19 villas that provide stunning views of the golf course. Each features its own private swimming pool, garden, front yard, balconies, parking space, and maid's room. These contemporary homes provide access to the Montgomerie golf clubhouse and spa facilities.
The Montgomerie Maisonettes also gives its residents access to the golf courses and spas. These homes are influenced by Arabian architecture, adding a touch of oriental opulence.
The Signature Villas are built in a distinctive blend of modern and contemporary Arabian architecture, with lovely green gardens, swimming pools, and other amenities.
What are noise levels like in Emirates Hills?
Emirates Hills is typically quiet and serene, thanks to its location away from the bustle of the city centre, generous space between villas, and privacy that comes with gated community living. It is very rarely loud in this neighbourhood, with only the occasional sounds heard outdoors such as the roar of a supercar's engine outside, sounds of new homes being built, and noises from heavy gardening tools.