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Jumeirah Beach Residence Area Guide

A busy neighbourhood filled with outdoor activities, perfect for any beach-loving family

Jumeirah Beach Residence Area Guide

More commonly called JBR, this Dubai-based area is a beach haven for anyone who loves the beach, and enjoys sunshine and waves.

The iconic beige buildings contrasting with the waters of Dubai are a major attraction for tourists and residents alike. Jumeirah Beach Residence is found just a few minutes neighbouring the Dubai Marina and is an extremely lively area.

Home to the Dubai Tram, The Beach, JBR Walk, Skydive Dubai and much much more, JBR is the place to be if you’re an adventurous family looking to relocate near beach waters.

The entire area includes a 1.7km length of The Walk, which is the most popular beachside boulevard amongst Dubai residents – you can find restaurants, cafes, shops, cinemas, games and bars along the JBR strip.

And if you’re a resident in Jumeirah Beach Residence, you can find lots of different amenities underneath your buildings at the podium level, which have their own walkways, gardens, shared pools, nurseries and convenience shops nestled away from the public at The Walk.

Where is Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai?

Public transport in Jumeirah Beach Residence

  • Jumeirah Beach Residence Tram Station 1
  • Jumeirah Beach Residence Tram Station 2
  • Dubai Marina Tram Station

Commute times by car from Jumeirah Beach Residence

You can reach the following from JBR:

  • To DIFC: 24 minutes
  • To Downtown Dubai: 23 minutes
  • To Dubai Marina: 6 minutes
  • To Al Maktoum Airport: 27 minutes
  • To Dubai International Airport: 30 minutes

Amenities and facilities in JBR

Due to its strategic location, JBR is a city within a city, which means everything you need is probably within the area. Within short walking distances, you can find lots of dining options, nurseries, the beach, a cinema, a clinic and more.

  • The Beach and The Walk
  • Lots of restaurants
  • Al Maya supermarket
  • Views of Palm Jumeirah
  • Easy access to Dubai Marina
  • Cinema
  • Easy access to Dubai Tram
  • Walking distance to Dubai Metro

There are several nursery schools in Jumeirah Beach Residence, like Toddler Town Nursery, Willow Children's Nursery and a few others. For nurseries, we have a dedicated guide to Dubai's nurseries that you can browse to find the nearest one to you.

On the other hand, there are no schools; the nearest to the area include Dubai American Academy in Al Barsha, Emirates International School in the Meadows and Dubai British School in the Springs or Jumeirah Park.

In terms of healthcare options, there are plenty of health clinics and dental clinics dotted throughout Jumeirah Beach Residence - you can find them with our directory here.

What is life like in Jumeirah Beach Residence?

  • Always sunny
  • Easy access to JBR beach
  • Lots of amenities
  • Children play areas
  • Very lively
  • Lots of activities

Jumeirah Beach Residence could not be more of the perfect choice for young couples and families who are looking to zest up their life.

The area is always packed with tourists who want to see Dubai’s famous beaches and residents looking for fun activities in the city.

Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai Area Guide
Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai Area Guide
Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai Area Guide

Jumeirah Beach Residence by day

Jumeirah Beach Residence by day is a beautiful image – the contrast of the sandy beige buildings contrasting with the blue waters makes you forget that Dubai is actually a desert.

The buildings are very high and almost reach for the sky, and have fabulous views of the area underneath – street view is of the marina side and front view is of the beach, so win-win overall!

You’ll find plenty of people out and about, shopping for groceries, grabbing a bite from the restaurants at The Walk or hitting the waves at the beach.

JBR during the day is much more relaxed and quiet in comparison to how it is at night. You’ll also get to see the fabulous Palm Jumeirah strip from JBR beach and the construction of the Ain Dubai wheel that is coming to life at the moment over on Blue Waters Island.

Jumeirah Beach Residence by night

Keep in mind that JBR beach is one of the few available beaches to residents in the city – this is important to understand because the area does get very crowded at night.

Lots of people around Dubai can head on over to the area for a night’s drink, a meal or to stroll around with the sounds of the beach in the background.

JBR can face heavy traffic during the weekends as people drive in and out of the area – so expect a lot of traffic noise and chatter.

The area is also usually a hub for entertainment and celebration, you'll see a lot of tourists walking around the streets and celebratory fireworks during national events.

Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai Area Guide
Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai Area Guide

Who lives in Jumeirah Beach Residence?

  • Couples
  • Young families
  • Very diverse

There is no doubt that JBR is a desirable residential location due to where it is, the amenities and overall lively atmosphere.

Residents who live here have 360 views of all of Dubai’s iconic area: Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab, Ain Dubai and Dubai Marina.

As a result, expect the price tags to be slightly over the norm for Dubai apartments because you’d be chipping in more Dirhams for more options in return.

Residents who live here are the people who don’t mind ditching their cars for a greener lifestyle – the pedestrian walkability of JBR makes it easy to leave your car at home. The Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram also facilitate movement around the area and with heavy traffic during rush hour, you risk getting stuck in traffic.

Properties for rent and sale in JBR

Average rental prices in Jumeirah Beach Residence are as follows:

  • 1 bedroom apartments: AED15,000
  • 2 bedroom apartments: AED115,000
  • 3 bedroom apartments: AED140,000

Average sales prices for properties in Jumeirah Beach Residence are as follows:

  • 1 bedroom apartments: AED1,800,000
  • 2 bedroom apartments: AED3,000,000
  • 3 bedroom apartments: AED3,400,000
Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai Area Guide
Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai Area Guide

What are properties like in Jumeirah Beach Residence?

There is over 40 towers along the Jumeirah Beach Residence strip – 36 of them are only for residential, while the remaining are used as hotels.

JBR consists of six clusters that each have 4 to 8 buildings in each cluster: Shams, Amwaj, Rimal, Bahar, Sadaf and Murjan. The name of the buildings are all themed around the beach.

Each cluster has a shared pool, gyms, nurseries, groceries, outdoor seating areas, restaurants and children’s play areas that can all be found underneath the buildings away from the public at the beach.

Also, there are various hotels in the area that offer dining options, bar areas, pool clubs and hookah lounges for you to indulge in.

Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai Area Guide
Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai Area Guide

What are noise levels like in Jumeirah Beach Residence?

Being an entertainment hub for residents in Dubai, the noise level in Jumeirah Beach Residence can get quite high.

With lots of traffic, the Dubai Tram, busy restaurants, bars and outdoor entertainment options – it can get noisy for people living near the roads. However, the higher up your apartment is, the less noise you’ll hear coming from the streets below.

  • Lots of cars
  • Outdoor activities and entertainment
  • Fireworks