Underrated Dubai Residential Areas: New Locations to Find Property for Sale in Dubai

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When you think of a Dubai community, you imagine luxurious neighborhoods like Downtown Dubai or exclusive waterfront locations like Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina. However, there is so much more that the emirate has to offer in terms of world-class communities. If you are looking for a property for sale in Dubai, consider some of the least popular yet vibrant neighborhoods in the city. Here is a list of underrated Dubai residential areas that you can explore.

  1. City of Arabia

More than being the venue of the world’s largest theme park (IMG Worlds of Adventure), City of Arabia is also a magnificent development ideal for living. This waterfront Dubai community offers low-rise Mediterranean-inspired apartments with upscale retail options within a few blocks away.  There are also several luxury villas for sale in Dubai within the area, if you prefer to own a single unit home.

The development is divided in four key elements: (1) Mall of Arabia, one of the largest malls in the world; (2) Restless Planet, a science museum, theme park and planetarium; (3) Wadi Walk, a waterfront community with elegant apartments, coffee shops and retail outlets and (4) Elite Towers, a group of 34 mixed-use towers.

This self-sustained community is one of the underrated Dubai residential areas as it seeks to minimize the use of cars and be dependent on its monorail system. This will be connected to Metro stations and other key destinations in the vicinity.


  1. Downtown Jebel Ali

Downtown Jebel Ali is perfect for your on-the-go and active lifestyle. This 6.5 million square meter of land is connected to Dubai’s major thoroughfare, Sheikh Zayed Road. It is also a quick drive to different theme parks within the vicinity, the EXPO 2020 site and the Al Maktoum Airport.

This Dubai community is composed of three districts, the (1) Urban Center, a business and entertainment hub; (2) Trellis District, a location with mid-rise buildings, shaded sidewalks, parks and plazas; (3) Medina, a venue with Arabian-designed courtyard and cobbled streets.

The development is sustainable, very accessible with transportation stops and has a lot of property for sale in Dubai to choose from.


  1. Dubai Silicon Oasis

Included in the list of underrated Dubai residential areas is Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO). It is a technology park designed to be both a working and living community. The location is divided into 5 pillars based on industrial, commercial, education, residences and public facilities.

Equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and advanced telecommunications, electricity and road networks, the area provides absolute convenience to its residents.Aside from benefiting residents, this opulent Dubai community is also most ideal for businesses being a high-tech ecosystem with in-house business services, strong business support, technology investment incentives among others.

The area is being planned to be connected to the metro station and is located near Jebel Ali and the EXPO 2020 venue.


  1. International Media Production Zone

International Media Production Zone (IMPZ) is a free zone development surrounded with magnificent landscapes and man-made lagoons. Situated between Al Khail Road and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, the opulent community, this community offers residences, offices and even commercial plots for investors.

IMPZ promotes an eco-friendly environment for its residents as it strictly follows proper waste management and use of renewable energy sources to help preserve the environment. Being a free zone Dubai community, the location is also one of the most sought-after business locations as investors can enjoy 100% ownership of their desired property in the area.


Know more about the underrated Dubai residential areas

Listed above are just a some of the best locations where you can buy property for sale in Dubai. There are more underrated Dubai residential areas that offer special features that cater to your specific needs. Browse through our list of master developments to find the best location for your future home. To look for a specific property for sale in Dubai, click here.

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