Dubai Areas

Dubai’s Modern Marvels


Dubai is an international example when it comes to its architectural marvels. The Dubai skyline features some of the most stylish designs that are not seen elsewhere in the world. Other than the obvious choices such as the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, and the Palm Jumeirah, this city features many upcoming monuments, structures and attractions that will truly be awe-inspiring.


Ain Dubai – The Dubai Eye

Dubai is no stranger to breaking world records, and it will break yet another record with the largest observation Ferris wheel in the world, The Ain Dubai. Also known as The Dubai Eye, this observation wheel will be located in Bluewaters Island, a waterfront project developed by Meraas Holding. With a height of 210 m, the Ain Dubai is larger than the London Eye by at least 75 m and will have a rotation time of 48 minutes. Expect to see gorgeous views of the entire city from Ain Dubai.


The Opus by Omniyat


The concept of the Opus by Omniyat is by the legendary, Dame Zaha Hadid. Located in the Burj Khalifa district, this gorgeous development’s most unique factor is its square shape and the large gap that will be present right in the centre of this building. This incredibly aesthetic project will feature residential units and hotel services led by well-known hoteliers, Melia Hotels International. This mid-rise luxury property will be launched in early 2018.


Museum of the Future


Envisioned by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Museum Of The Future will be located on Sheikh Zayed Road. “See the future, create the future” is the motto of this one-of-a-kind institution, which will not only feature technologically advanced inventions but will also act as an incubator for inventors, entrepreneurs and innovators. Much like its theme, the building design of the Museum Of The Future is modern, futuristic, and will soon become one of the city’s biggest tourist destinations.


The Dubai Frame


The Dubai Frame is a unique project created by the renowned architect, Fernando Donis, and it is developed by Emaar Properties. Located in Zabeel Park, this structure will cost around AED 160 million and will be approximately 150 m in height. The Dubai Frame is situated in such a way that it perfectly captures the landmark sceneries and sights of Dubai in a larger-than-life picture frame. After facing several delays, the Dubai Frame is finally set to be launched in late 2017.


Dubai Arena


Meraas Holding is bringing another grand spectacle to Dubai in the form of the biggest indoor stadium, Dubai Arena. A multi-purpose, air-conditioned venue that will host some of the biggest global musical acts, performances, and even large scale sporting events and tournaments. This AED 3 billion project will have a capacity of around 20,000 people, and it is stretched across 50,000 sq. ft. Located right behind City Walk, the Dubai Arena will be managed by the Anschutz Entertainment Group and will be ready by the year 2018.


It’s an exciting time for Dubai projects where residents, tourists, and visitors from all around the world will be able to witness the architectural marvels and incredible engineering of some of the most anticipated projects that this city has to offer.

Area in Focus: Arabian Ranches

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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.

A Closer Look At City Walk Dubai

City Walk Dubai was the first kind of outdoor lifestyle destination launched in late 2013, and by this October 2017, this urban district will be four years old. Since it’s inception, Dubai City Walk has two constructed phases, over 150 different outlets, and over 20 residential buildings and stylish City Walk apartments. Developed by Meraas, City Walk is quickly becoming the next biggest social hotspot and one of the main tourist attractions of Dubai. With stylish architecture, a chic layout and a premium location in the heart of Dubai, City Walk Dubai is now the ideal choice to live for Dubai residents.
We took a closer look at City Walk Dubai and everything that it has to offer.

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Currently, Driven Properties works with five buildings and help to provide modern, stylish and sleek City Walk apartments for rent and sale. With so many shopping, dining, recreational options, and more coming soon, City Walk is the ultimate Dubai destination for everyone.


Upcoming Dubai Luxury Off Plan Properties – Part 2

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In part 2 of our upcoming Dubai luxury off plan properties blog series, we looked into other projects by esteemed developers and the reasons we’re anticipating their completion. In this blog, we take a look at the master planned developments and the villa

Dubai Hills Estate, MBR City



Dubai Hills Estate is a master planned project that is developed by Emaar Properties and Meraas Holding. This mega development features several other sub-projects and phases and there are more being introduced. Dubai Hills Estate spans across an area of 11 million sq. ft. and features natural landscapes, green spaces, and a fresh and open environment.


Dubai Hills Estate is located in the ambitious development of Mohammad Bin Rashid City (MBR City) and can easily be accessed via Al Khail Road. With its secluded location, MBR city and Dubai Hills Estate will prove itself as the perfect serene environment away from the hustle and bustle of the Dubai city life.

What’s special?
Dubai Hills Estate features at ambitious subprojects for every kind of residents such as Sidra at Dubai Hills Estate, Park Point, Mulberry, Fairway Vistas, and much more. Apartments, villas, townhouses, garden facing homes,

Completion Date?

The completion date for the sub-projects varies at Dubai Hills Estate with Park Point being completed in February 2019 while Sidra at Dubai Hills Estate is being completed at October 2021


Hajar Stone Villas,  Dubailand


Hajar Stone Villas is a subproject and is located within the master-planned development of Akoya Oxygen, by Damac Properties. This upcoming Dubai luxury off plan property will feature a unique style of housing and amenities that will take full advantage of the natural green landscapes. The Hajar Stone Villas will be a gated and picturesque community that is perfect for the whole family.


Hajar Stone Villas is located within Dubailand and can be seen from the Victoria Cluster in the Damac Akoya Oxygen project. By taking the Jebel Ali road, you can get access to the main master planned area of Damac Properties.

What’s special?

Unlike any other project in Dubai, this development features the incredibly unique concept of villas constructed of stone. Inspired by the era of archaic stone homes, these villas remain cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, which is an essential necessity when it comes to the UAE climate.

Completion Date?
Construction is in the first initial stages and this concept development will be slated for release in the last quarter of 2019


The Nest at Al Barari



The Nest at Al Barari is just one of the sub-projects by Barari developers. The Nest features stylish and modern homes among gorgeous sceneries. It will consist of 55 villas where each villa will have an 11 x 5m private pool and a garden landscape. The Nest at Al Barari is perfect for the modern individual who prefers a chic home in a natural backdrop.


Located in the Al Barari district, The Nest is an upcoming Dubai luxury off plan property that features a variety of amenities in a secluded area that is away from the heart of the city. Residents and visitors can find themselves in the Al Barari district by taking the Mohammed Bin Zayed Road.

What’s special?

The entire Al Barari district is perfect for individuals who want to invest in a stylish home and be close to nature at the same time. The Al Barari district features two other incredible sub-communities, Seventh Heaven and Ashjar. These sub-communities are all located within walking distance and each phase features a unique style of villas and townhouses.

Completion Date?

The Nest at Al Barari is in the middle of its construction phase and will be ready for handover in Q4 of 2017

La Quinta at Villanova



La Quinta is a project at Villanova developed by Dubai Properties. This exquisite development features luxury villas and townhouses. This will be an exclusive villa community which is perfect for large families and individuals who prefer the quiet and serene life. La Quinta at Villanova features three, four and five bedroom villas that start from AED 2.19 million

La Quinta is located in Dubailand within the master development of Villanova. Routes such as Emirates Road and Mohammed Sheikh Zayed Road can provide easy access to this stylish villa community.

What’s special?

La Quinta will feature beautiful villas that are inspired by Mediterranean and Portuguese architecture. Furthermore, La Quinta at Villanova will feature world class amenities and state-of-the-art facilities that will suit all kinds of families and cultures.

Completion Date?

 La Quinta at Villanova will be completed and ready for handover by the last quarter of 2019.

Next week, we’ll be covering the remaining on the third and last part of our upcoming Dubai luxury off plan properties blog series.

The Driven Experts: Our favorite Dubai commercial property areas


It’s no surprise that over the years, Dubai has quickly grown into one of the leading international hubs for all kinds of businesses. According to the National, just in the year 2015, Dubai’s top commercial property areas held over 22,000 SME’s. Every day Dubai establishes several types of new foreign and local companies, enterprises, corporations and startups in this vibrant growing business center

The location is one of the key elements when it comes to setting up any kind of business in Dubai. We sat down with our director of retail and office specialist agent, Saad Bin Zain, to talk about his top 4 favorite commercial property areas that are perfect to start a business.

 1. Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC):                                                                                                


Established for over 12 years, DIFC has achieved its vision of being the financial capital of the UAE. Currently, DIFC has over 1500 businesses with the Gate District alone occupying around 95% of retail and office space. DIFC is also introducing a new project that will deal exclusively with retail and residential areas. The Gate Avenue will be connecting the Gate District to the Burj Khalifa, with an estimated of 660,000 sq. ft. of buildup area (BUA) for at least 150 retail outlets, residential units, and other community features. Saad predicts that with the completion of the Gate Avenue, DIFC will become the hottest commercial property in the market.

2. Dubai Design District (D3):

pic20283_lwWith its inception in 2013, by his highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Makhtoum, and its official launch in April 2015, Dubai Design District has become the ultimate space for the concept artist, the visual genius, and the designing guru. “D3 offers an edge higher than an average business district,” states Saad Bin Zain when talking about this innovative and dynamic sector. D3 was created for the sole purpose of promoting local and international industries of art, fashion, and design, which makes this the perfect environment for Dubai’s creative community. With the first phase already running, D3’s vision is to complete all three of their phases before Expo 2020. Major corporations, SME’s and startups would take full advantage of this unique and artistic part of Dubai real estate market.


3. Dubai World Trade Central (DWTC):dubai-world-trade-centre-landscape

In the year 1979, Dubai built the very first major business tower where they would establish international trade and commerce. This gave birth to Dubai’s oldest business sector, Dubai World Trade Centre – one of the first Dubai commercial property areas. DWTC is the symbol of reliability and the resilience when it comes to the business market. Today DWTC provides worldwide events and exhibitions on some of the best upcoming businesses, industries and enterprises on a global scale.



4. Downtown Dubai:

stannlewiss-twitterTermed as ‘The Centre of Now’ and being the ultimate tourist center with the Dubai Mall, the Burj Khalifa and several luxury hotels, world famous brands and top restaurants and retail stores all within one location. “This area is perfect for new businesses and upcoming Dubai properties” suggests Saad Bin Zain. Downtown has a wonderful mixture of residential and commercial property units which offers a unique blend of communities, making it ideal for new businesses. With the newest addition of the UAE’s first opera house, Dubai Opera will gain an international audience with world-renowned shows, performances, and theater.


Not only does this serve as being the absolute center of Dubai, Downtown Dubai also provides quick access to all of the above major commercial property areas and other business districts that Dubai has to offer.


With these areas and a lot more, Dubai offers new opportunities every day, for any individual who would like to start their business or enterprise.

For more information on retail and office space in Dubai’s current or upcoming commercial property projects, you can contact our retail & office director Saad Bin Zain or any other of our Driven’s top agents for all of your Dubai property needs.

Infographic: The Facts and World Records of Burj Khalifa, the Crown Jewel of Downtown Dubai

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With its dazzling architecture, Downtown Dubai represents a perfect marriage of urban design and luxury living.

The centerpiece of Downtown Dubai is the ever-majestic Burj Khalifa, which surrounded by the man-made Dubai Fountain, shopping outlets, high-end hotels, and some of the city’s most revered restaurants, cafes, and lounges. Burj Khalifa is not only the tallest man-made structure in the world, but also presents a unique design and vision which adds create to the identity of the neighbourhood as well as the city.

Take a look at our infographic to find out more Burj Khalifa facts and world records.


INFOGRAPHIC: Citywalk Phase 2



Seeing the great addition retail hub City Walk was to the city, the second phase of this Meraas development is set to be nothing short of incredible. Balancing between Downtown Dubai and Jumeirah, visitors of this project are immediately transported to a different land. With the new additions, City Walk integrates residential, dining, and entertainment in one unique space.


Projects Handing Over in 2016


The residential property pipeline kept growing in 2015, however many projects are nearing completion and developers are beginning to handover many of said projects soon. Here are a few of project set to be handover to owners in 2016.


Commercial Properties in 2016


The predictions of the rise in demand for commercial properties for rent and sale began in the last quarter of 2015, with experts sharing their observations of increased enquiries for commercial and retail spaces in Dubai. Investors have shifted their focus from traditional residential properties to offices, warehouse, and staff accommodation in both prime and upcoming areas of the city.

Driven’s commercial team have also experienced this trend, with almost half of the company’s revenue in February stemming from our commercial property deals.


City Walk – Phase 2: Retail and Dining Guide

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Seeing the great addition retail hub City Walk was to the city, the second phase of this Meraas development is set to be nothing short of incredible. Balancing between Downtown Dubai and Jumeirah, visitors of this project are immediately transported to a different land. With the new additions, City Walk integrates residential, dining, and entertainment in one unique space.


Green Initiatives in the UAE

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In an effort to become a smart and sustainable city, many initiatives has been put in place to encourage residents and businesses to begin using eco-friendly habits and begin using renewable energy.

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The UAE government has started multiple initiatives over the years to begin using sustainable practices and energy across the country.


Sustainable Projects in Dubai


Dubai has always been one of the most ambitious and innovative cities in the world when it comes to property development and architecture. And just like how the city rose rapidly from the desert, it is also beginning to transform into an environmentally conscious city with many upcoming “green” initiatives by the government and developers.

Since Dubai is currently preparing for Expo 2020—of which one of the main themes is sustainability—many Dubai areas are undergoing visionary makeovers to integrate the elements of sustainability into new developments as well as the behavior of residents in order to reduce the nation’s environmental footprint.