Are you moving to Dubai? Here are some family-friendly community options that are close to schools:
Dubai Hills: A new and central community, my personal favorite. While villas can be pricey, there are nice apartment options near Dubai Hills Park. And there are great schools near Dubai Hills. Kings School, Repton, Bloom World Academy.
Emirates Living: The oldest and highly popular community comprising of The Springs, Meadows, etc. They have a school within the community.
Palm Jumeirah: Offers the luxury of a private beach. But no schools nearby.
Arabian Ranches 1: An established quiet villa-only community on Mohammed bin Zayed Road. Very close to schools as its not far from Al Barsha South and Dubai Hills.
If you're on a budget, and If you have young children, consider these townhouse communities;
- Tilal Al Ghaf
- Arabian Ranches 3
Check out apartments in Arjan, Dubai Science Park, Motor City and JVC, which are close to schools and reasonably priced.
To find your ideal Dubai home, visit propertyfinder.ae or bayut.com and to make sure you are not being overcharged. Visit dxbinteract.com to get the current rentals and sales transaction details and pricing for all communities in Dubai.
And here's a useful tip: Before making a long-term commitment, consider staying in an Airbnb or short-term rental for a week, in a few locations you have shortlisted. This will help you experience and assess the community, traffic, and all the pros and cons firsthand.