Dubai’s top five budget-friendly communities for rent in 2024!

Dubai’s top five budget-friendly communities for rent in 2024!

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Dubai’s top five budget-friendly communities for rent in 2024!

Have you been on the hunt for a home in Dubai, but also feeling the crunch of rising rents?

Fear not, we’ve done our homework to track down the top five budget-friendly communities you need to keep an eye out for - and these tick all the boxes from affordability and convenience, to comfort.

We always suggest studio, one and two-bedroom apartments as a great option for those looking to rent budget-friendly spaces in Dubai and provide a perfect canvas for you to create a cosy and comfortable living space.

So, we’ve rounded up the communities and the rents you could expect to be paying annually for studios, one and two beds!

Here are our top five!

Jumeirah Village Circle


Voted as Dubai’s most sought-after community (so far), Jumeirah Village Circle, most commonly known as JVC, is nestled between Al Khail Road and Mohammed Bin Zayed Road.

Here you’ll find a family-focused neighbourhood that will take you a step away from the hustle and bustle of city life - a popular option for those looking for a more budget-friendly place to call home.

Featuring parks, restaurants, malls, hotels, nurseries, schools and a lot of amenities at bay, JVC is extremely popular amongst newly moved individuals, families and couples, A true melting pot of cultures, JVC is a great place to consider if you’re a social butterfly.

Rents start at AED 37,000 for a furnished studio rising to around AED 130,000 for a two-bedroom apartment. Check it out here.

Discovery Gardens


The landscaping of the community is inspired by Mediterranean and Arabic architecture, featuring beautiful courtyards, fountains, and sculptures.

Discovery Gardens is considered one of Dubai’s most affordable communities while also having a number of transport links and recreational facilities, including swimming pools, tennis courts, and playgrounds all around - perfect for young adults and individuals.

Rents in the community begin at AED 50,000 for a one-bedroom apartment. Take a look at the listings here.

Dubai Sports City


Sports City is a vibrant community, perfect for sports enthusiasts and those who are all about an active lifestyle.

The area is home to a wide range of state-of-the-art sports facilities, including a world-class cricket stadium, football academy, rugby park and a golf course.

Although the metro does not yet reach here, it’s conveniently located close to major transportation routes and key roads. Plus, it's super close to Dubai Hills Mall, so last-minute shopping sprees are just a 15 minute drive away!

If you’re searching for an affordable apartment, rent here typically starts at AED 35,000 for a one-bedroom apartment and can range up to AED 80,000 for a two-bedroom. Let us help you find the one here.

Jumeirah Lake Towers


After its recent re-brand last year, this vibrant community has never looked better!

Jumeirah Lake Towers, also known as JLT, is built up of four lakes, and is home to some of the city’s most talked about cafes, gyms, hotels and even spas - there’s no wonder why this buzzing neighbourhood has become a hot-spot for couples and young families.

Being super centralised, it is generally cheaper to rent here and you’ll have direct access to Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road - plus, golf course views are unbeatable!

Rent in JLT typically starts from AED 50,000 for a studio, going up to AED 115,000 for an unfurnished two-bedroom apartment. Take a look at some of our amazing listings here.

Business Bay


Business Bay does what it says on the tin and is home to multiple commercial headquarters, high-rise towers and office blocks. It's the perfect place for those who want to live in the city’s metropolitan area, while also experiencing a little bit of the city’s upscale buzz.

A community designed to cater to a variety of lifestyles, it provides both affordable and luxury living options and is home to various supermarkets, cafes, dog parks and fitness centres - so everything you need is within walking distance.

Rents in Business Bay typically range from AED 55,000 for a studio space and can rise up to AED 120,000 for a two-bed apartment. Take a look at the listings here.

Hope that’s helpful!

Until you find your next home in Dubai, you might want to consider short-term rentals and our Allsopp & Allsopp Holiday Homes are absolutely perfect for that! - Check it out.

And if you need to find somewhere to sip on a cocktail (or mocktail) to discuss where your next move may be - why not take a look at our blog: Top pool days to explore!

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