Where can you rent affordable apartments in Dubai?

Where can you rent affordable apartments in Dubai?

Friday 26 May 2023Wed 16 Feb
Where can you rent affordable apartments in Dubai?

Finally made the move to Dubai?

That’s great, but now comes the tough part - searching for an apartment, although, if you search for one with us, it won’t be tough.

So, did you find one too many you liked? I mean, who wouldn’t, Dubai is abundant in stunning properties and is an architectural marvel when it comes to building extravagant developments!

But with those premium amenities come premium charges, so have you been finding it hard to find affordable apartments in Dubai?

Fear not, we’ve gotten the ultimate list of communities that are within the mainland with close access to public transportation hubs and have affordable apartments in Dubai! So, let’s get right into it…

Dubai Studio City

Tucked away in the south corner of Dubai, Studio City is an upcoming community in Dubai and is home to a wide range of film studios, tv and radio stations, has other corporate companies too and is home to many affordable apartments in Dubai.

While Studio City is still fairly new to the residents of Dubai, it has a great range of apartments and villa complexes that are perfect for individuals, couples and small families. It has a range of restaurants, supermarkets and is in close proximity to community centres and Dubai Hills Mall.

Apartments in Studio City start at AED 45,000 onward for a studio apartment and AED 50,000 for a one-bedroom apartment annually.

Motor City

Motor City is the next door neighbour of Studio City and is home to newer apartment and villa complexes. There are multiple offices, an Autodrome and retail outlets in Motor City. The community has some of the most affordable apartments in Dubai.

Motor City has a wider range of apartments than villas, it's also home to many schools so is a great place for families. It offers direct access to Al Khail Road, has its own community mall - First Avenue Mall which has a large number of eateries, supermarkets and other amenities and is minutes from Dubai Hills Mall too.

Apartments in Motor City can start at AED 50,000 while one-bedroom apartments rent at AED 68,000 onwards annually.

Jumeirah Village Circle

This might just be Dubai’s most sought-after community and here’s why - Jumeirah Village Circle is right beside Al Khail Road, home to some of Dubai’s best hotels, nightlife hubs, restaurants and has a large community centre - Circle Mall.

The community also has very affordable apartments in Dubai and is perfect for young individuals and small families as it has many nurseries, schools and offices within a 1-2 km radius.

Apartments can start at AED 40,000 onwards for studios in Jumeirah Village Circle and AED 75,000 onwards for one-bedroom apartments annually.

Town Square

Struck along the lines of Al Qudra road, this recent development is a small little hub within itself with a large string of amenities, stores, restaurants and nurseries. Town Square has several apartments ranging from one to four bedrooms.

The community is known to be highly affordable and is also home to multiple families and young couples. Al Khail Road is directly accessible from Town Square and is just a few minutes from Dubai Hills Mall.

Apartments go on rent from AED 48,000 for a one-bedroom apartment and AED 165,000 for a villa within the community for four-bedrooms.


Greens is the ideal location for young couples and individuals and sits adjacent to the Gardens. Being a newer development, the properties here are newly made with great amenities and the whole community is metro accessible, with its own bus route being perfect for those who use public transportation.

is just the middle of Al Khail road and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed road (311) and has its own community centre with retail stores, restaurants, supermarkets and cafes. Greens is just a 20 minute drive from Jumeirah Beach Residences and Dubai Marina.

Apartments in Greens are some of the more affordable apartments in Dubai and start at AED 80,000 for a one-bedroom apartment going up to AED 110,000 for a two-bedroom apartment.

Discovery Gardens

Sitting at the corner of Jebel Ali, Discovery Gardens is home to many retail outlets, restaurants, schools, nurseries and businesses. The community has been significant in Dubai and has its own metro line and bus line being convenient for those who use public transport.

Discovery Gardens has apartments within the range of AED 34,000 for a studio or AED 55,000 for a one-bedroom apartment. Did these match your budget?

Get in touch with our in-house team or check out our live listings and we’ll help you find affordable apartments in Dubai!

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