Arabian Ranches, Dubai

A desert-inspired oasis of tranquility

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If downtown Dubai is the place to seek out buzzing city life, then Arabian Ranches is its polar opposite: an oasis of calm set in a tranquil and beautiful desert location.  “The Ranches” (as the area is known to residents), offers a relaxed, laid back way of life enjoyed by professional couples and families alike.

Created by pioneering developer Emaar, Arabian Ranches is one of the most sought-after residential districts in Dubai. Extending over an area of 1,650 acres you’ll find 4,000 elegant properties set in a range of distinct neighbourhoods.  The area benefits from superb leisure facilities as well as a busy retail centre with shops and restaurants.

Living in Arabian Ranches: Within the overall development you’ll find homes with generous living space, constructed in a range of architectural styles from cutting-edge, contemporary design to the classic Arabic building forms associated with southern Spain and Portugal.  

Properties of all sizes and types are available, from a 3-bed townhouse to a luxury 6-bed detached villa, and many have their own swimming pools.  Whether you want to buy a home or simply looking for apartments/villas to rent in Dubai, the diversity on offer at The Ranches means you can select a location and home that’s perfectly suited to your needs.

Shopping and Leisure: The area offers everything you might want for a relaxed lifestyle, including a championship golf club, a polo club, tennis courts, a skate park and a community pool.  The central shopping area offers banks, beauty salons, gift shops, cafes and restaurants and there is also a medical centre while the Mall of the Emirates, with its vast shopping complex and ski centre, is only a short drive away.

There’s a well-organised community in the Ranches and you can take part in a year-long calendar of events that includes sports fixtures, arts activities and religious celebrations.

Green spaces: as you explore different neighbourhoods you’ll discover many public parks and landscaped spaces, some with barbecue facilities.  Children can enjoy shaded play areas with slides, swings and climbing frames, all protected by rubberised safety mats.

Education: Schools include the world class Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) school located right at the heart of the Ranches, together with the nearby GEMS World Academy at Al Barsha South. There are over 150 good private schools in the Dubai area, offering primary and secondary education. Fees vary widely, although schools offering Western-style education generally tend to be more expensive.

Who lives in Arabian Ranches? The area is popular with families, professional couples, Western expats and anyone looking for Dubai real estate located in a well-planned environment with a strong community feel.  

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  1. You can select your Arabian Ranches property from a range of superbly designed communities and environments, all offering an ideal lifestyle.
  2. It's a secure, family-friendly area with excellent schools.
  3. There’s convenient access to local shops, a medical centre and sports facilities.
  4. Living in The Ranches you’ll be within 15-20 minutes’ drive of the world class business, leisure and retail opportunities of central Dubai.

Getting about: The Ranches enjoys convenient access to the Emirates Road, which leads to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.  It is just 15 minutes’ drive from Dubai Airport.  The closest Metro station is Mall of the Emirates and buses connect commuters to the Metro.

A local resident of The Arabian Ranches says of living here:

“For us, the most important elements of life here are the sense of security, abundance of space and the beautiful green environment. It is indeed a well-planned community that’s well-connected to the rest of Dubai.”


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