The Best Area to Live in Dubai for Singles

6th March 2024community

Where should you look for apartments to buy or rental properties in Dubai if you are single and need to move to this bustling UAE emirate? It depends on various factors.

If you are single and ready to mingle, like brunches and enjoy dining out with friends and acquaintances, look for a place that offers all that. Where do singles hang out in Dubai? That must be an excellent neighborhood for singles who love to socialize.

Dubai is the 4th safest city in the world according to Numbeo’s 2024 safety index by city. Even so, if you are living in Dubai as a single woman, you may still have concerns about your safety. You’re probably on the lookout for the safest areas of Dubai for a single woman to live in.

Indeed, single people have distinct needs and priorities when choosing an area to live. To help you find your ideal place, we compiled this list of the five best neighborhoods in Dubai for singles.

1. Dubai Marina

Where do singles hang out in Dubai? The most likely answer is Dubai Marina.

Dubai Marina may be the best community to live in Dubai for single people who love parties and the Dubai nightlife. The area is full of top-rated restaurants, social hotspots and, more importantly, exciting experiences.

There’s always something happening at The Marina. You can go on dinner cruises, join exclusive yacht parties, catch live shows, and enjoy novel forms of entertainment, including 3D mini-golf in black light.

Beyond the marina, the area’s glitzy clubs, bars, and restaurants beckons. Your dining options include Asia Asia and Carluccio’s in the Dubai Marina Mall, Marina Social on the InterContinental Dubai Marina, and the many restaurants that dot Pier 7 on the Marina Promenade.

Dubai Marina is a stone’s throw away from Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City, and Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) and relatively close to Al Sufouh and Al Quoz. It’s the perfect base if you work in Dubai Marina and any of the above-mentioned areas as the commute is easy.

If you need to travel farther out, you can take the metro or the bus from Sobha Realty station. You can also ride the tram to go around Dubai Marina and surrounding areas from the Dubai Marina 2, Dubai Marina Mall, Marina Towers, and Mina Sehayi stations.

Your Options: We have studio-type and one-bedroom apartments for sale in Dubai Marina, ranging from AED 750,000 to AED 3.45 million. Our one-bed Dubai Marina apartments for rent range from AED 75,000 to AED 220,000 yearly.

2. Jumeirah Beach Residences

Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) is one of the best neighborhoods in Dubai for singles who love nothing more than the thought of lounging on powdery white sand, taking in azure blue water views, or lounging by the pool while at a posh beach club. You can also enjoy watersports and other beach activities.

JBR has a beach that stretches for more than a mile. It’s home to public beaches as well as private beaches you may access with a day pass from one of the hotels or beach clubs on the shore.

If you love community markets, you’ll enjoy strolling along The Walk to shop for clothes, homeware and jewelry. The Beach is another great neighborhood feature. It’s an open-air mall with more shops and restaurants (residents get a 20% dining discount). When the cooler months kick in, there are many events at night, including outdoor film viewings and live music.

If you’re living in Dubai as a single woman, check out JBR.  This neighborhood (along with highly urbanized centers like Dubai Marina) is one of the safest areas of Dubai for a single woman to live in.

JBR makes the ideal address if you work in JBR and an excellent one if you work in the surrounding areas of Dubai Marina, Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City, and Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Al Sufouh and Al Quoz are also nearby.

Like Dubai Marina, you can ride the metro (JLT Metro and DMCC Metro) and the bus (Jumeirah Beach Residence Station 2). There are also two tram stations, Jumeirah Beach Residence 1 and Jumeirah Beach Residence 2.

Your Options: We have one-bedroom apartments for rent in Jumeirah Beach Residence. The rent ranges between AED 168,000 and AED 300,000. Meanwhile, our listings for one-bedroom apartments for sale in JBR are priced at AED 2.5 million and higher.

3. Palm Jumeirah

Palm Jumeirah is home to luxe developments the likes of Six Senses Residences, FIVE Palm Jumeirah, Serenia Living, and Oceana. If you want stunning sea views, easy access to the beach, luxury apartments, and modern amenities, this is the neighborhood for you.

The island provides an array of attractive and sun-drenched promenades lined with restaurants and a 1.6-mile track – with exercise machines – for running, jogging, walking, and working out. It has shopping malls, retail outlets, groceries, restaurants, and medical services.

Your Options: Our one-bedroom Palm Jumeirah apartments for sale have a price tag ranging between AED 2.3 million and AED 3.75 million. Meanwhile, our one-bed Palm Jumeirah apartments for rent cost AED 125,000 to AED 205,000 annually.

4. Downtown Dubai

Downtown Dubai is one of the best neighborhoods in Dubai for singles who don’t like to drive. It’s a highly walkable neighborhood with its wide, clean, and shaded walkways.

Along with Dubai Marina and JBR, Downtown Dubai is designed to maximize the convenience and comfort of those who prefer to get around by foot or public transportation. Take the Dubai Trolley when you need to go somewhere too far to walk to. If you work outside Downtown Dubai, ride the metro, a bus or a taxi to your destination.

Downtown Dubai may also be the best community to live in Dubai for single people who love – looove – to shop. You can get lost exploring Dubai Mall, the second largest mall in the world and the largest in Dubai. The area is also home to designer boutiques (e.g., Louis Vuitton) and stand-alone retail outlets and shopping centers.

Downtown Dubai can also provide you with views of the most iconic Dubai landmarks: the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain.

Your Options: We have studio-type and one-bedroom apartments for sale in Downtown Dubai ranging from AED 1.1 million to AED 3.8 million. Our studio-type and one-bedroom Downtown Dubai apartments for rent cost between AED 115,000 and AED 265,000 yearly.

5. Business Bay

Business Bay is a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood with waterfront promenades, plenty of green spaces, and spacious apartment units. What recommends it most to singles, however, is its location.

This financial and business district is an ideal base if you work in one of the office buildings in the area. Even if you don’t work in Business Bay, it’s easily accessible via Sheikh Zayed Road, Ras Al Khor Road, and Financial Center Road. It’s also adjacent to Dubai Downtown, so it’s but a quick hop to get to Dubai’s best shopping district.

Business Bay is not short of scenic views, either, as it straddles Dubai Creek and, thus, has waterfront vistas. It’s also near one of Dubai’s best parks, Safa Park.

Your Options: We have numerous listings for studio-type and one-bedroom apartments for sale in Business Bay. These range from AED 800,000 to AED 2.6 million. We also have studio-type and one-bedroom Business bay apartments for rent. You can rent these apartments from AED 75,000 to AED 219,000 per year.


Find Your Neighborhood

If you’re single, you can find a suitable home in various Dubai neighborhoods with the help of McCone Properties. 

Live in Dubai Marina for the nightlife, Dubai Downtown for the shopping, JBR for the beach, Palm Jumeirah for the amenities, and Business Bay for proximity to where you work.

Whether you’re single or with family, we’re the real estate company that can help you find the perfect apartment or villa to rent or buy in Dubai. Talk to us today!

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