This established community with lakes and lush greenery sets the tone for family living in Dubai
A community that provides a serene lifestyle away from the city, The Lakes sets the tone for expatriate life in the emirate.
The Lakes is a large community placed in the heart of 'New Dubai' that is complete with tranquil, scenic walkways, parks and landscaped greenery.
It is conveniently located near several other established Emaar neighbourhoods, like Dubai Marina, Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City and Knowledge Village, making it a perfect place for professionals and families to live for an easier commute.
Despite being in close proximity to Sheikh Zayed Road, this established neighbourhood offers residents a quaint getaway from the bustle of the city. The Lakes is made of a collection of over 600 villas and townhouses, all set within landscaped common areas with parks and children's play areas, pools, lakes, BBQ areas and water features.
If you're thinking about moving here, keep scrolling to find out complete community guide for The Lakes in Dubai.
Public transport in The Lakes:
Since this is a gated community, there is no direct public transportation inside the compound.
- The Lakes Turnoff bus stop is 5 minutes away with the RTA F31 servicing this route
- Nakheel and DAMAC Properties Dubai Metro Stations are both less than a 10-minute drive from the community
- Dubai Marina 1&2 tram line is less than a 15-minute drive from the community
Commute times by car from The Lakes:
- to Dubai International Airport: 28 minutes
- to Jebel Ali: 15 minutes
- to Dubai Studio City: 16 minutes
- to Dubai Marina: 11 minutes
- to Downtown Dubai: 20 minutes
- to Midriff: 35 minutes
Amenities and facilities in The Lakes
For residents who are living in or new in The Lakes, the following public amenities and facilities are on offer in the neighbourhood:
- Choithrams and Spinneys supermarkets
- A couple of nurseries serve the area
- GEMS Dubai American Academy and American School Dubai are closeby
- Reform Social & Grill is a popular dining option for expats
- The Lakes Club
- Gyms like Fitness First
- Salon services within the neighbourhood
- Shared spaces throughout community
It might be one of the smaller developments in the Emirates Living portfolio, but The Lakes offers its residents 11 parks and pools, BBQ areas, 2 tennis courts, 7 lakes, a basketball court, a football field, a squash court, games room AND 10 community playgrounds.
The long list of amenities available in The Lakes promotes a healthy, outdoor lifestyle. The majority of your daily necessities can be reached within the community and those that aren't in walking distance, are just a few minutes drive away.
The area is also situated between two world-class golf courses - the Montgomerie Golf Club and Emirates Golf Club - making it a great place to live for a golf fanatic.
If you're searching for a nursery in The Lakes, we have a dedicated guide to Dubai's nurseries that you can browse to find the nearest one to you.
For health clinics and dentists in The Lakes, you can find the nearest one to you by using our directory, here.
What's life like in The Lakes?
The Lakes is a Dubai community that promotes an extremely family-friendly lifestyle, and as a result, can meet the needs of every member.
With multiple green spaces, tranquility and stunning lake views, it's easy to forget that the city is just a short drive away... Literally! Dubai's pace of life is quite rapid at times, and as a result, residents in The Lakes truly appreciate the peacefulness the neighbourhood has to offer.
Its convenient location means The Lakes is great for those who work or need to commute to other more built-up areas, and it's super easy to get to and from arterial roads like Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khamila Street. As a result, it's easy to get around without being too far from home.
You needn't worry about being bored either, as endless entertainment options are dotted throughout the neighbourhood. Plus, whether you're living on your own or with your family, you can have peace of mind knowing The Lakes is an extremely safe and quiet place to live.
The Lakes by day
By day, The Lakes is a quiet community as children are at school, while professionals head off to work. Those who stay at home make use of the amenities on offer, like the pool, lakes, gym, and shops. Residents can enjoy the serene energy during the day.
The Lakes by night
There is always something to do with the sun sets around The Lakes. By night, you'll find the streets become busier as commuters return home, kids head out to play in the parks, and dogs are taken for their walks
You'll often see residents enjoying a stroll around one of the many lakes, enjoying the greenery there is here. There are also a few restaurants where you can enjoy dinner out with your loved ones.
Who lives in The Lakes?
Villas on offer here range from 2 to 7 bedrooms, and so you'll find many expatriate families of all different sizes and ages living here. It's one Dubai area that is popular for its community feeling, for being safe and secure for children and families and is also pet-friendly.
Properties for rent and sale in
Average rental prices in The Lakes are as follows:
- 2 bedroom villa: AED 145,000
- 3 bedroom villa: AED 180,000
- 4 bedroom villa: AED 240,000
- 5 bedroom villa: AED 390,000
- 6 bedroom villa: AED 430,000
- 7 bedroom villa: AED 450,000
Average sales price for properties in The Lakes are as follows:
- 2 bedroom Villa: AED 1,900,000
- 3 bedroom villa: AED 3,000,000
- 4 bedroom villa: AED 4,500,000
- 5 bedroom villa: AED 8,000,000
- 6 bedroom villa: AED 10,00,000
- 7 bedrooom villa: AED 16,000,000
What are properties like in The Lakes?
Master developed by Emaar Properties, The Lakes features 6 sub-communities; Forat, Ghadeer, Deema, Maeen, Hattan and Zulal. The large variety of houses on offer range from 2 to 7 bedrooms, and all have different villa styles and sizes. All 600+ villas are designed with contemporary architectural styles and range in size from 2,100 to 3,100 sq ft.
For investors or families wishing to buy, there are freehold villas for sale with luxurious features. Plus, the gated locality of The Lakes provides comfort and security for residents, that appeals to families and professionals.
There is a large variety of houses available in The Lakes ranging from 2 to 6 bedrooms with multiple different villa styles and sizes. There are options to rent or own anything from town houses to large separated villas with a spacious garden.
What are noise levels like in The Lakes?
The Lakes is a quiet and tranquil place, so noise isn't really an issue that residents face here. If you are someone who enjoys the city buzz, this area probably isn't for you. However, Tha Lakes is placed near to the city, and so it's a great place to live to come and relax at the end of the day.
- Quiet, serene and tranquil
- You'll hear kids in the park or pool, families in their gardens
- Rarely will you hear noise from Sheikh Zayed Road
- Dogs parking, nature, and birds chirping