Townhouses are becoming increasingly popular with residents in Dubai. The longer you live in the city, the more your circumstances change and the more you want Dubai to feel like your home. For many expats, apartment towers are not what they’re used to and they have possibly lived in a semi-detached or terraced property in their home country and this is exactly what people crave and look for after their first few years in Dubai.
Dubai townhouses are the perfect first step to villa life. If you currently live in an apartment, a large villa with a garden can seem like quite a big change, but a townhouse is a great place to start your home from home.
Here are our top picks for townhouses in Dubai:
The townhouse community, Mira, is ideal for families who love to spend time outdoors. There are parks in each community and a football facility in Mira 1 where tournaments and training sessions take place.
The townhouse only community has its districts named by number; Mira 1 to Mira 5. The Townhouses are mainly 3 bedrooms however a type 1E townhouse comes with a study which can be used and is used by many as a 4th bedroom. Each district within the neighbourhood has its own pool, BBQ area and park for the kids to play. Mira has a very friendly community feel and residents form groups and enjoy different activities together.
If you are looking for clean, modern, spacious living with all day to day amenities and a kids haven on your doorstep then Town Square could be the area for you! You will find families enjoying the children's parks and funfair which makes a great place to head out and meet new friends.
Town Square is made up of 3 and 4-bedroom townhouses in different sub communities being Zahra, Hayat, Safi, Noor, Naseem, Sama. You can also find an array of apartment buildings which include studios up to 3-bedroom apartments. The community is still under development but has plans to be a self-contained little city of its own with malls, cinemas, shops and restaurants with pools and parks galore.
Arabian Ranches is a Dubai residents favourite, even if you don’t live here, you know and have most propably been to ‘The Ranches’ The community is surrounded in nature making it feel a million miles from the inner city of Dubai and it surrounds the popular Arabian Ranches Golf Course. It is the perfect location for families and professional couples to call home with amenities and schools to cater to all needs. The Arabian Ranches Golf Club restaurant has themed nights and a great breakfast on Friday and Saturday where the kids can play on the park outside and still within a comfortable view!
The semi-detached homes have a range from 2 bedrooms to 3 bedrooms Al Reem, Palmera and Alma. The Townhouses in Arabian Ranches have a range of different styles and layouts, some including maid’s rooms and some directly backing parks and lakes.
Jumeirah Golf Estates
If you’re picturing yourself driving to the shops on your golf buggy surrounded by high-end homes, flowers, lakes and a PGA golf course then Jumeirah Golf Estates could be your future! Driving through Jumeirah Golf Estates transports residents to naturally green surroundings and overall peace and serenity. Families who reside here can switch off from the hectic Dubai lifestyle. If you are a sports fan, all sporting action can be enjoyed at Sports Bar which offers a more relaxed dining atmosphere. Seating is available indoors and outdoors overlooking the putting green and it serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Jumeirah Golf Estates townhouses are located in the Al Andalus and Redwood Park districts of the community. The townhouses range from 2 bedrooms up to 4 bedrooms and each community has its own pool and only a short drive or walk to the shops and the golf course where residents can relax and have some food.
Dubai Hills Estates is a luxury community in the heart of the city. The brand-new Emaar & Meeras development will be home to 6 schools, 3 hotels, 2 hospitals, a 54 km bicycle route, two metro lines and its own mega mall, Dubai Hills Mall. The city within a city offers residents modern living and is perfect for those of you who love the outdoors with vast park land and outdoor sports with incredible views of Dubai Marina, Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa. Townhouses in Dubai Hills are in the Maple districts and range from 1 bedroom - 5 bedrooms.
Dubai Hills also holds host to the iconic Duck Hook restaurant who offer a steak pie which is, in the opinion of many, unrivalled across Dubai. Hill House Brasserie do a breakfast menu to die for, it is definitely a residents favourite weekend spot.
Jumeirah Village Triangle
Jumeirah Village Triangle (JVT) is a large villa, townhouse and apartment community. The Nakheel development is split into nine districts each containing two-bedroom villas and one and two-bedroom townhouses. The perfect spot for couples, families and pet owners looking for large gardens. If you are looking for a bit of nightlife and a meal out or a drink Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT) is only a short drive and is a lively hub of social activity and Dubai Marina is also extremely close by to enjoy the city in all its glory.
Townhouses range from one and two bedrooms. There is certainly space to upgrade with the large gardens available in the townhouses. As you wander the streets you can see many garden and extension ideas from fellow neighbours.