2 Bedroom apartments are a favourite amongst mid-sized families in Dubai. If you’ve set yourself a budget of around AED 90,000 per month, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from, and can viably consider some of Dubai’s more pricier residential areas.
Jumeirah Village Circle
Green, lush, and very family friendly, there’s a lot to love about JVC. Situated just off of Hessa Street, it is close to the Dubai Marina, Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City and JLT. There is hardly any traffic within JVC itself and to top it all, it has a dedicated bus service that is connected to Mall of the Emirates.
The neighbourhood is absolutely bursting with greenery. As of 2018, there are 33 parks in JVC, with more to come. Perfect if you’ve got kids or have larger pets.
Most properties here are less than 5 years old, and come fully equipped with swimming pools and gyms. Some even have play areas, saunas and badminton courts.
An average 2 bedroom apartment here will cost you between AED 75,000-85,000.Sports City
Sports City is home to the International Stadium, the International Cricket Council (ICC) training academy, football pitches, golf courses and fitness centres. But luckily for residents, and somewhat confusingly for those new to Dubai, Sports City is also home to a variety of residential buildings, nurseries, schools, restaurants and other amenities.
Although it may seem like the outskirts, the neighbourhood is well connected to Al Khail road and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road.
There are a ton of restaurants in the area, and even more in Motor City (a 5 minute drive away), ensuring you will never go hungry.
Expect to pay between AED 70,000-100,000 for a 2 bedroom unit, although the facilities (and view) can vary drastically.
The Discovery Gardens
An affordable and self-contained community located in Jebel Ali, Discovery Gardens is ideal for families on so many levels. Relaxed, quiet and laid back, it offers plenty of outdoor space for kids to play, while colourful buildings give it a quirky, fun character. Several schools are within walking distance of most building clusters, such as DPS Dubai and Winchester School. The neighbourhood also has Chubby Cheeks Nursery and the Bubbles & Giggles Nursery for families with toddlers. The venerable Ibn Battuta mall may not be as glorious as Dubai Mall or Mall of the Emirates, but its unique architecture and layout make it a refreshing change from the usual.
You can find a good 2 bedroom apartment for around AED 85,000 here.Dubai Silicon Oasis
This quiet community is also a relatively new one, which means you can usually expect all the facilities and amenities to be top of the line. There are several schools in the area, including GEMS Wellington and the Indian International School. Grocery shopping is a breeze, thanks to the neighbourhood Carrefour and Spinneys, as well as several smaller convenience stores. Fast Food restaurants such as McDonalds, KFC and Subway are all around for when you’re looking for a no-fuss bite, while a plethora of restaurants and eateries offer cuisines from every corner of the globe.
Nab yourself a 2 bedroom apartment here for between AED 65,000-90,000, depending on the facilities present in the building.
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