A chic, walking-friendly European style neighborhood showcasing Mediterranean and Arabian architecture, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) allows you to live and experience the best Dubai has to offer - sun, sand and indulgent luxury.

Living in JBR

What, exactly, is JBR Dubai? JBR is one of the most coveted and upscale neighborhoods in Dubai, flanked by the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf and the glittering high-rises and waterways of Dubai Marina. 

Stretching nearly 2 km along the coast, this is an exclusive neighborhood that is home to some of the best 5-star hotels, dining concepts, and must-sees in Dubai. While JBR beach is one of the city’s top tourist destinations, it is also a very popular residential area. As a hip district, it attracts young professionals and young families who wish to take advantage of its proximity to the beach and high-quality amenities available. 

The residential options in JBR are planned around 6 blocks, each of which have multiple towers. These blocks all open out into the famous JBR Walk with its cobblestone pathways, and are also accessible from the plaza level. The blocks include:

  • Sadaf - A block of 8 beachside apartments ranging from studios to 4-beds 
  • Murjan - A block of 6 towers offering studio to 5-bedroom apartments, close to the Dubai Marina canal  
  • Bahar - A collection of studio, 1, 2 3 and 4-bedroom apartments across 7 towers 
  • Amwaj - This block has 6 buildings, of which 2 are residential. Living options here range from studio to 4 bedroom apartments and penthouses
  • Rimal - Studio to 4 bedroom waterfront apartments across 6 towers
  • Shams - 4 residential buildings offering 1-4 bedroom apartments and 4 bedroom penthouses.
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Living options in JBR

JBR is all about luxurious apartment dwelling, whether it’s in a chic studio for one, a large 4-bedroom penthouse apartment or everything in between. With plenty of high quality homes available for sale or rent, this is your opportunity to enjoy a slice of sun, sand and surf to your heart’s content.

JBR - location and connectivity

JBR is served by two tram stations, JBR 1 and JBR 2, which are perfect for traveling within the area and to nearby locations such as Dubai Marina Mall, JLT, Media City and the Palm Jumeirah gateway station. The tram also connects you to the metro stations at DMCC and Sobha Realty, both of which allow you to access other parts of Dubai. 

In addition, you can easily drive down to other locations: 

  • Palm Jumeirah - 10 minutes 
  • Dubai Marina - 10 minutes
  • Mall of the Emirates - 20 minutes
  • Dubai Mall - 30 minutes
  • Dubai Sports City - 15 minutes
  • DXB international Airport - 40 minutes
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Things to do in JBR

  • JBR Walk: This is the beating heart of the neighborhood, a cobblestone promenade lined with al fresco dining spots, stores, salons and spas, running parallel to beautiful beaches. 
  • Vibrant nightlife: JBR Walk in Dubai, at night is one of the best places to be! The area is home to every reputed hotel you can think of - Sofitel, Movenpick, DoubleTree, Ritz Carlton, Rixos and more. Within these hotels are chic and popular restaurants and dining concepts such as The Maine Oyster Bar & Grill and Tamok and popular neighborhood concepts like JB’s Gastropub. Within JBR you’ll also find well known eateries like PF Chang’s, Eataly and a whole lot more. 
  • Watersports: Flyboarding, jet skiing, beach volleyball  - try your hand at all this and more on JBR beach 
  • AquaFun: Less taxing, but equally fun, this is the largest inflatable water park in the world - a great place for kids and kids at heart!
  • Laze on the beach: Rent a cabana, sun lounger or day bed and work on your glow!
  • Walk to Bluewaters Islands: Bluewaters is a waterfront community with promenades, restaurants, high-end stores and more. Use the 264 meter pedestrian bridge connecting JBR to the Islands for a fun day out 
  • Schools: You’ll be close to GEMS Wellington International School in Al Sufouh and Dubai British School in Jumeirah Park. If you have smaller children, you can choose between nurseries and preschools within JBR, like British Orchard Nursery, British Nursery, Toddler Town or  Kidville Nursery
  • Clinics and hospitals - For most of your medical needs, you can try Medcare Medical Centre in JBR Dubai. For more advanced procedures, head to Emirates Hospital Clinic in Dubai Marina.

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