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  • May 13, 2018

Which are the top family friendly communities in Dubai?


Officially named as one of the safest places in the world and offering a wealth of excellent schools and leisure facilities, Dubai is a great place to raise a family. To help you find the perfect area to settle down in, here some of our favourite friendly communities in Dubai.

Arabian Ranches

A quiet suburb just outside the city, Arabian Ranches offers a tranquil and luxurious haven away from all the hustle and bustle of central Dubai. This desert themed development includes its own souk, golf course, sports centres, bike tracks and equestrian clubs as well as shops and medical facilities. It’s also within easy reach of internationally renowned schools Jumeirah English Speaking School, GEMS Metropole, Ranches Primary School and some fantastic nurseries.


Just a stone’s throw from Dubai Festival City, Deira and Academic City, Mirdif is closer to the centre of Dubai than Arabian Ranches but still attracts families from all over the world. There are some wonderful schools and nurseries here, including Mirdiff Private School and Star International School, and sporty families will love the broad range of leisure facilities. It’s also close to Dubai International Airport and very well connected by road, making it ideal for both local and international travel.

Victory Heights

Situated on the West of Dubai, Victory Heights is famous for its high end villas and townhouses set amid the Els Club golf course. The oldest and most well-established part of Dubai Sports City, it offers fantastic amenities including 24 hour security, childcare and landscape gardening. There are plenty of parks and green spaces, along with a community centre, basketball court, swimming pool and cycle paths. Local schools include Victory Heights Primary School, Bradenton Prep Academy and GEMS Metropole, and there are lots of good nurseries around too.

Jumeirah Lake Towers

Affordable, friendly and next to Dubai Marina, JLT is a popular choice with new families and consists of waterfront apartments of varying sizes. It’s home to the Saint Petersberg State University of Economics and Finance, Synergy University Dubai and plenty of restaurants, cafes and hotels. There are several nurseries within the development and fantastic schools including Winchester School and Emirates International School are just a short drive away. JLT is easily accessible from Sheikh Zayed Road and includes two metro stations, making it perfect for parents who commute.

Emirates Hills

The ideal choice for families looking for a quiet suburban lifestyle, Emirates Hills is a luxurious gated community that includes top residential areas The Springs and The Meadows. It features stunning landscapes and has its own town centre complete with supermarket, cafes and restaurants. It’s a popular choice with wealthy families who want luxury and five star services and is home to some of the most impressive homes in Dubai. Emirates Hills is a happy place too – it’s the host of annual Happiness Day!

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