Dubai Areas

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

 

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What?
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.

Where?

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

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What?
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.

Where?

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

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What?
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.

Where?

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

 

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What?
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

Where?
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

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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):                                                                                                

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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Projects Handing Over in 2016

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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.

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Commercial Properties in 2016

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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.

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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.

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Sustainable Projects in Dubai

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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.

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Old meets New: Dubai Creek Harbour

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As a leader in Dubai real estate and luxury developments, Emaar Properties’ projects never fail to amaze us. The developer recently held a sales launch of the luxury projects in The Island District in Dubai Creek Harbour, a development by the historical Dubai Creek. Spanning over 6 sq. km—almost three times the size of Downtown Dubai—this project will be an urban district balancing between Old and New Dubai.

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2016 UAE Market Trends

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As we enter the second month of the year, we have put together a few of the current trends in UAE real estate.

Affordable Housing

Affordable housing is the name of the game for many of Dubai’s future developments, a concept that was even one of the themes of Cityscape 2015. As the demand grows for low to mid-market homes, the country’s real estate developers have begun to enter this new housing segment, including Sobha Group and Deyaar.

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