Inhabited for hundreds of years and a key part of the city’s heritage, Jumeirah Dubai is today a modern, chic residential neighborhood known for its quality homes, beautiful beaches and iconic landmarks.

Living in Jumeirah

Jumeirah Dubai is broadly divided into three sections - Jumeirah 1, 2 and 3. 

Jumeirah 1 borders Al Mina on one end. It includes La Mer and has Citywalk at its other end. Jumeirah 2 includes Jumeirah Public Beach and the famous Dubai Water Canal development among other areas. Jumeirah 3 includes everything from Jumeirah 2 to Burj al Arab and beyond - as well as the beautiful Sunset Mall. 

Is Jumeirah Beach a good place to stay? Jumeirah is known for its swanky villas but it also offers apartments and townhouses in plenty. 

All three Jumeirah districts are home to quiet neighborhoods with traditional Arabian architecture, with plenty of neighborhood parks ideal for children’s playtime or walking the dog. Some of the city’s best beaches are nearby so a daily walk by the shore is a reality for Jumeirah’s many inhabitants. 

The newer developments in Jumeirah such as Citywalk or La Mer are home to the best contemporary apartments, including studio to 3 bedroom options. These are as stylish as the neighborhoods themselves.

Why is it called Jumeirah?

There are different interpretations of the meaning of Jumeirah. One version says that the word simply means ‘beautiful’ and refers to the beauty of the area. Another says that Jumeirah is an adaptation of the Arabic word ‘Jumr’, which means a burning piece of charcoal and is possibly a reference to the hot beach sand.

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Living options in Jumeirah Dubai

Make the most of the spread and depth of Jumeirah’s many housing options, whether it is a peaceful villa in an exclusive residential neighborhood or a stylish apartment in the newer builds. To check how much an apartment or villa in Jumeirah costs, view our options below:

Jumeirah - location and connectivity

Jumeirah refers to a strip of coastal land by the Arabian Gulf in Dubai, that goes from Bur Dubai to Palm Jumeirah. 

The area is served by two roads, Jumeirah Beach Road, which runs along the coast and Al Wasl road, which is inland.

One of the easiest ways to get to and around Jumeirah is by taxi or car.  While the area does not have its own metro station, it is within easy distance of multiple metro stations, starting from Financial Centre and going all the way up to Mall of the Emirates. Which metro station you choose will depend on your destination within the area. You can alight at any of these stations or the ones in between such as Dubai Mall, Business Bay, Equiti and Onpassive and take a cab to the exact part of Jumeirah you want to go to. Feeder buses are also available from metro stations. Bus routes like F16, 8 and 88 connect the area to the rest of the city.

Distance to Jumeirah from key locations

The time taken to get to different parts of the city from different parts of Jumeirah will vary. For instance, getting to the airport from near Souk Madinat will take longer than from La Mer.

  • Dubai International Airport: 15-30 minutes 
  • Downtown: 10-20 minutes 
  • Dubai Media City: 15-20 minutes
  • Dubai Marina: 15-25 minutes 
  • Dubai Mall: 10-20 minutes
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Things to do in Jumeirah Dubai

What’s special about Jumeirah? Plenty! Here’s a list of some of its top attractions and amenities. 

  • Beaches in Jumeirah: The area is famous for its beautiful public beaches, including Jumeirah Open Beach, Black Palace Beach and Kite Beach. All beaches are safe and family friendly with clean and beautiful golden sands, watersports opportunities, dining options and more 
  • Cafes and Restaurants: Jumeirah is known for its wide range of dining options, ranging from fine dining concepts to picturesque neighborhood outlets. Il Borro, Mimi Kakushi, Nikki Beach and Coya are some of the most popular upscale spots, while Comptoir 102, Brunch and Cake, Hamptons and Tania’s Teahouse are pretty little instagrammable cafes. The beach behind Sunset Mall, and Jumeirah Fishing Harbour are two other great spots with multiple dining options.
  • Landmarks in Jumeirah: Jumeirah is home to the sail-inspired Burj Al Arab and the exquisite Madinat Jumeirah. If you’d like a taste of UAE heritage, head to the beautiful Jumeirah Mosque and marvel at its architecture. 
  • Hospitals and clinics: Most of the well-known clinics such as MedClinic and Aster have branches here. Emirates Hospital and Parkview Hospital are also in the neighborhood. In addition, Jumeirah is also renowned for its many highly-rated dental, cosmetic and skincare clinics. 
  • Schools: Top schools in the area include: 
    • Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS)
    • Kings’ School Dubai
    • Horizon English School
    • GEMS Jumeirah Primary School
  • Shopping in Jumeirah: Other than the popular malls like Mercato Mall, Town Centre Jumeirah, Galleria Mall and Sunset Mall, you can shop for souvenirs at Souk Madinat or step into a retail paradise at Citywalk.

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