Monthly Archive: June 2017

Area in Focus: Arabian Ranches

Arabian Ranches

In our previous blog, we took a look at the Green Community and all of the different amenities it has to offer. In this blog, we’ll be focusing on another stylish suburban area located in the Dubai city limits. This district features various styles of homes for those who’d like to choose a more calm and peaceful environment. Our area of focus is Arabian Ranches.

Where Style and Serenity Meet

Located in the center of Dubailand, it is an extensive, multi-billion dirham residential project developed by Emaar. This development stretches across 1,650 acres of land. Arabian Ranches villas and Townhouses are beautiful and spacious surrounded by landscaped gardens, natural scenery, and lush green environments. This family-friendly community was one of the first exclusive, residential districts in Dubai. It features several sub-communities, sub-projects and other developments that can provide homes for all kinds of individuals in Dubai. In 2012, Emaar launched the expansion of this famous district, Arabian Ranches 2.

Amenities and Facilities

The development can be accessed by the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road. It consists of several world-class schools, hospitals, fitness centers and community centers all located within the district.



Arabian Ranches features some of the best schools and educational institutions in Dubai. They feature the best nurseries, primary and secondary schools like Ranches Nursery, Ranches Primary School, Raffles International School Nursery, and the Jumeirah English Speaking School.



Residents will have access to top-of-the-range hospital and clinical services, such as Mediclinic and Aster Clinic.



This family-friendly community believes in engaging its residents in activities that promote fitness and health. The project features 13 tennis courts, 19 basketball courts, community pools, walking trails, a skate park, Golf Club and the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club.

Shopping and Entertainment


Other than the retail centers and the Arabian Ranches Souk, this residential development is in close proximity to Global Village, IMG Worlds of Adventure, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai Miracle Garden and Dubai Butterfly Garden.

Other Areas

It is also in close proximities to several other important districts such as Dubai Sports City, Dubai Marina, and JBR.

To find out more about the different projects within Arabian Ranches, click here, and you can find all kinds of property listings for this family-friendly community.

Area in Focus: Green Community

Dubai is a city that’s always on the move, and it is a place that everyone is able to call home. Dubai has something for everyone when it  comes to different types of communities, whether you’d like to live in a high-rise apartment in the middle of the city, or a suburban home in a secluded  and serene environment. In this blog, we’ll be focusing on one such suburban district, Green Community Dubai.

Green Community – A district  for families


Located on the outer city limits of Dubai, is a peaceful and  tranquil neighborhood that stretches over 7.2 million square feet of natural  green landscapes. The project happens to have every kind of housing  available with apartments, villas, and even stylish townhouses. This district  is meant to be a family-friendly community given its natural gardens, fresh  environment, less traffic, and paved walkways. Families will be encouraged to  invest in quality time with their loved ones, as it features a  variety of activities and amenities that can be enjoyed by everyone.

This district is located on the E11 highway, so residents  can easily commute to Abu Dhabi as well. Green Community apartments are  surrounded by lush greenery and gives the entire area a truly open atmosphere.

Amenities for  everyone

The development features a wide variety of social  hotspots, schools, hospitals, shopping complexes, fitness centers, and  entertainment options. They also feature community centers and numerous parks so that residents can feel one with nature.



The Courtyard by Mariott, is a beautiful hotel that features  spacious 165 hotel rooms all facing the crystal blue lake. It also features other hotels like Premier Inn, Fortune Park Hotel and even Mariott Executive Apartments.



Green Community Dubai features several world-class schools and educational institutions such as the Greenfield Community School, The  International School of Choiefat and The Children’s Garden.



Located close to the community is the NMC Hospital which  features all kinds of healthcare services. From cardiology to intensive care  units to dental care, this hospital has them all. The hospital is just 5 mins away from the development.



Residents living in this development can work on their fitness and training with its own branch of Fitness First. It is also a short drive  away from Dubai Sports City, a community that features several sports and  training centers for all kinds of activities.

Shopping and  Entertainment


Residents will be close to different retail and brands with  the help of The Market and the Green Community Souq. It also located in close  proximity to Ibn Battuta Mall which consists of several dining, retail and  entertainment options.

Other Areas


In just a short drive, residents will be able to enjoy the other popular districts of Dubai such as Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Lakes Towers  and JBR.

Driven Properties has a dedicated branch in the Green Community region so that it can help residents in buying, selling or renting  different properties within that area. Contact us today to find out more.

Dubai Buildings That Have Stood The Test Of Time

Established on December 2nd, 1971, the United Arab Emirates is still considered a relatively young country. In just 45 years, the UAE, and the city of Dubai has become an international symbol for growth, prosperity and success in all sectors. We take a look back at some of the most important Dubai buildings, and iconic landmarks that have stood the test of time.

The First Monument – Deira Clock Tower

daira clock towerThe Deira Clock Tower was constructed in the year 1963, before the UAE was even established. Initially called the Dubai Clock Tower, this structure was built to celebrate one of the nation’s first international oil exports, which occurred in 1962. This monument is located at the mid-point between Deira and BurDubai, which is an essential route in the Emirate. Today, The Telegraph listed the Deira Clock Tower as one of 17 most beautiful clock towers around the world, and it is considered as a major landmark of this thriving Emirate.

The First Residential Tower – The Toyota Building

Toyota Tower

Situated in one of the busiest interchanges of the city, the Toyota building on Sheikh Zayed road was one of the first residential Duabi buildings built in the year 1973. The actual name of the 15-storey development is Nasir Rashid Lootah Building. It gets its famous nickname from the large Toyota neon sign that is found on top of the tower. Currently, this Dubai building is 90% occupied because of its popularity with Dubai residents, and also being the most affordable Dubai real estate in the area.

The First Skyscraper – World Trade Centre

world trade center

Established in 1979, the Dubai World Trade Centre was the city’s first skyscraper in the region and brought about the inception of Dubai property sector on the global stage. This 39-storey tower, which is also featured on the UAE currency, was first called the Sheikh Rashid Tower, and it was built to introduce trade and commerce in the country. Now, the Dubai World Trade Centre hosts all kinds of global exhibitions, seminars and events which attracts thousands of international businesses and visitors every year.

The First Shopping Mall – Al Ghurair Centre

Al Ghurair Centre

Dubai is famous for its many large and grand shopping malls, but the first ever shopping complex was developed by the Al Ghurair Group in the year 1981. Al Ghurair centre was the first mall in the entire gulf region. Located in Al Rigga in Deira, Al Ghurair Centre was the one-stop shop for all international brands, the top restaurants, and different entertainment options for Dubai residents in the 80’s. Nowadays, even with a large variety of malls in the city, Al Ghurair Centre still remains as a fan-favorite Dubai building for residents in Deira and Old Dubai.