-By Nick Grassick, PH Real Estate

As a long-term Dubai resident and an estate agent, you can imagine how many times I’m asked which are the best areas to live in Dubai. The answer, as you can imagine, is dependent on your stage of life, your income, your goals, and, of course, your needs and tastes.

Insights of Dubai

Our sprawling desert city has evolved so much in its relatively short history. You can still see remnants of the old ways of life, but the crumbling wind towers rub shoulders with glass and steel towers today. I think Dubai is a city that is many different things to many different people, and that’s perhaps what helps it retain its appeal. The older parts of the city, in Deira and Bur Dubai, offer mainly low-rise, affordable housing. The place to be 20 years ago, as with all cities, is today’s quirky retro area.

Traditional markets vending herbs, spices, oud, and qahwa lie within proximity of ultra-modern malls. Old wooden dhows bob gently in the water next to oligarch-owned superyachts. This city of contrasts offers rambling beachside villas, tiny studios for those just starting, and breath-taking family homes in beautifully planned communities. Love golf? You can live among the links, where some of the world’s best players fight it out for million-dollar international tournament prizes.

Love the water?
A majority of houses in Dubai are built along the coastline, and even the newer communities built further inland are only a short drive from the majesty of the Arabian Gulf.

If it’s peace and solitude you seek, Dubai offers several retreat-style resorts, deep in the desert.

Explore your Neighbourhood

Greenery, parkland, and trees are offered in most community suburbs, from the well-established Arabian Ranches to the verdant paradise of Al Barari.

If you want the best of urban living, beach sports, shopping, and nightlife, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai Marina, and JLT might be the high-rise haven for you.

You can opt to live in some of the world’s tallest residential towers, capped by the Burj Khalifa, or enjoy a traditional style abode with modern touches in the downtown sikkas.

Palm Jumeirah

Dubai hosts some of the world’s most exclusive, dramatic and expensive real estate in areas like the Palm Jumeirah, where the fronds of the man-made palm feature some incredible villas, all with their piece of beach and unrivalled access to the clear blue sea.

Our city is easy to get around, with the Metro, tram, cheap taxis, water taxis, and yes, even the odd camel ride in the desert or on the beach. There are world-class health facilities, world-class international schools, and commerce overtook energy as the main pillar of the economy a few decades ago.

Dubai does offer something for everyone. There are properties to rent or buy to suit all budgets, and property styles to suit all tastes.

To best answer the question of where the best place to live in Dubai lies, simply look inside yourself and decide what sort of life you’d like.

PH Real Estate Brokers

Dubai real-estate experts, ph Real Estate Brokers offer to lead, realty based, investment opportunities and unrivalled family homes to clients seeking incredible lifestyle experiences. Search to buy your dream home in Dubai, or find residential accommodation to rent in all areas of the city. ph Real Estate Brokers offers first-rate property services throughout the UAE. Our experienced team of British real-estate professionals are ready to assist you with your property requirement, including property management, and are all RERA (Real Estate Regulatory Authority) registered.  The office is based in the prestigious Marina Plaza, Dubai Marina.

Nick Grassick – Managing partner

With a property-centric career spanning more than twenty years, Nick has exposure to residential and commercial sales, property development, and property/asset management.  Having previously managed capital transactions within London, Sydney, and Dubai, he has developed an understanding of the nuances required to successfully negotiate and broker real estate within vastly differing marketplaces and with a multitude of nationalities.  

After working as a partner within a large independent estate agency in the UK,  Nick moved to Sydney, where he gained commercial real estate experience with global blue-chip real estate corporations.  Opportunities within Dubai proved too attractive to remain in Australia and following a successful period operating his training consultancy (providing sales and marketing training solutions to the Dubai real estate market) Nick now oversees all sales and leases that the company manages. This level of involvement is just one of the ways the firm strives to exceed client expectations.

For more information visit https://www.phrealestate.ae