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Jumeirah 1 Area Guide

Your guide to everything there is to know about life in Jumeirah 1

Posted on

31 July 2019

Last updated on 6 January 2020
Jumeirah 1 Area Guide

A safe and friendly seaside community, ideal for families

Possessing a wide variety of residences and amenities, Jumeirah 1 offers a community-living that many seek after. If you're searching for a tranquil, exuberant, suburban lifestyle that also provides a seaside atmosphere, then Jumeirah 1 is ideal for you.

Properties in Jumeirah 1 include townhouses, villas, and a few apartment buildings. For working professionals, the houses are based in an ideal location as it's also in close proximity to most business districts. Residents can easily avail the basic day-to-day necessities such as clinics, supermarkets, mosques, and schools.

Where is Jumeirah 1 in Dubai?

Public Transport in Jumeirah 1

  • RTA buses to Deira City Centre Metro Station
  • RTA buses C10, X28, 88, C09, 8, 9, 12, F09, and 81 serve the area
  • RTA taxis are very easy to find
  • Car-hailing services such as Careem and Uber are popular among Jumeirah 1 residents

Commute times by car from Jumeirah 1

  • to Dubai International Airport: 18 minutes
  • to DIFC: 12 minutes
  • to Downtown Dubai: 14 minutes
  • to Mall of the Emirates: 18 minutes
  • to Business Bay: 14 minutes
  • to Dubai Design District: 16 minutes
Jumeirah 1 Area Guide

Mercato Mall in Jumeirah 1

Amenities and facilities in Jumeirah 1

For residents who are living or are new in Jumeirah 1, the following amenities are facilities are available

  • Various shopping malls including Al Ghazal Mall, Palm Street Mall, Century Plaza, Beach Centre, Mercato Shopping Mall, Town Centre Jumeirah
  • Eateries such as Bikers Cafe, McDonald's, Maxine Cafe, Turkish Village, and Lal Qila Dubai
  • Local mosques within the area
  • Consulate General of Germany
  • Consulate General of Iran
  • Supermarkets: Carrefour, Spinney's, Yamama Supermarket, and small groceries
  • Many health clinics and vets
  • Schooling options
  • Gas stations

Plenty of dining options - dine-in, take away, and delivery - can be found in Jumeirah 1, with cuisines ranging from Asian fusion, Middle Eastern, American, British, and European. You can go food shopping at the Carrefour, Spinney's, and smaller groceries spread around the neighbourhood.

For families with children, there is a selection of schools available. Jumeira Baccalaureate School offers admission to students from pre-kindergarten to grade 12, following the International Baccalaureate curriculum. You can also send your kids to Al Shorouq Private School, which accepts pupils from KG1 to grade 12, and the curriculum is Arab-based.

For nursery options, you can browse through our guide to Dubai's nurseries and find the best one suited for your child.

For more health clinics and dentist options, you can find the nearest one to you using our clinic directory here.

Several beauty centres, spas, furniture shops, and florists are also available. Everything you could need for a convenient, suburban lifestyle is readily available in Jumeirah 1. And if you're looking for something specific, populated places with a surplus of amenities such as The Dubai Mall and Al Satwa are only a few minutes drive away.

What's life like in Jumeirah 1?

If you're looking for serene, villa-living then Jumeirah 1 is for you. The community often has a fastpaced lifestyle, but that's more so in the hot tourist spots rather than the residential areas.

Neighbourhoods in Jumeirah 1 enjoy a calm atmosphere, where parents can be spotted dropping their children to school before they head off to work, pet-owners jog around the streets with their dogs, and residents head to the beaches for some fun water activities.

You can find a busier lifestyle near the tourist spots such as La Mer Beach, Mercato Mall, and Bikers Cafe - home to an international menu and a well-liked eatery for those who like to rock customised motorbikes. Activity in Jumeirah 1 picks up during peak tourist season.

There's a lot of choices for daytime activities. Shopping, dining, and going to the beach are the most common recreational activities for Jumeirah 1 residents, especially since the district is lined by popular beach destinations such as La Mer and Jumeirah Public Beach, and has an abundance of shopping centres.

Working professionals will find that Jumeirah 1 is close to most central business districts in Dubai.

Jumeirah 1 Area Guide
Jumeirah 1 Area Guide

Jumeirah 1 by day

Daytime activities such as beach sports, shopping, dining, jogging, and more make up most of the activity in Jumeirah 1. The community becomes a mix of tourists, residents from other parts of Dubai, and Jumeirah 1 residents who come to the district to have an idyllic day at the beach or to shop at the many boutiques, salons, shops, etc. on offer.

Children are usually away at school while the parents are at work. More families go out by the afternoon when the kids and adults return from their day.

Jumeirah 1 by night

Tranquil in the residential areas. More activity at the popular landmarks around Jumeirah 1.

Who lives in Jumeirah 1?

  • Long-term expats with children, and often, pets
  • UAE nationals
  • Professionals with affluent jobs

Jumeirah 1 attracts many long-term expats and UAE nationals who seek to raise their family in a safe and quiet community, while ensuring that there are the necessary amenities and entertainment options available to maintain a great lifestyle.

Properties for rent and sale in Jumeirah 1

Average rental prices in Jumeirah 1 are as follows:

  • Studio apartment: AED 40,000
  • 1 bedroom apartment: AED 60,000
  • 2 bedroom apartment: AED 80,000
  • 3 bedroom apartment: AED 95 100,000
  • 3 bedroom villa: AED 160,000
  • 4 bedroom villa: AED 190,000
  • 5 bedroom villa: AED 220,000

Avreage sales price for properties in Jumeirah 1 are as follows:

  • Studio: AED 750,000
  • 3 bedroom villa: AED 3,500,000
  • 5 bedroom villa: AED 11,000,000

What are properties like in Jumeirah 1?

The villas and townhouses are awash in cream, yellow, and brown, colours and are built in a contemporary style.

Covered parking is available for a majority of the houses. There are also outdoor parking spaces available in the neighbourhoods, however, these are usually private spaces for home-owners and guests. If you're visiting someone in Jumeirah 1, check with them first if it's alright to park outside to avoid potentially blocking other residents' cars. There are paid parking spots available near the local amenities.

Most of the villas and townhouses available in Jumeirah 1 have spacious rooms, high ceilings, large balconies, a garden, a swimming pool, and some have maid rooms. Depending on the housing facility you pick, you may find yourself with a gorgeous balcony view of Jumeirah Beach. Some villas are connected as a shared residential community where all residents have access to the same community pool.

The apartments in Jumeirah 1 are bright and spacious, often with built-in wardrobes and cabinets, 24-hour security, skyline views, and underground parking.

What are noise levels like in Jumeirah 1?

Mostly quiet in residential areas, with the occasional sounds of a celebration going on in one of the houses. However, it isn't that loud because residents benefit from the soundproofing in most villas and the homes are generously spaced from each other.

Oftentimes you might hear a gardener revving a machine to cut down some overgrown trees or to clean up a backyard.

Muted children's laughter and screaming from the villa gardens and swimming pools.

Typical traffic noise from the main roads.