If you are looking for a new home in Dubai, one with a friendly and vibrant community and excellent facilities, then we urge you to consider Dubai Festival City. Read on to find out all the reasons why the area’s residents are loving their lifestyle.
If you are not yet at all familiar with the area, here’s a quick introduction.
Dubai Festival City is a state-of-the-art residential, business and entertainment area centred around one of the most popular malls in the city. This mall was opened in 2007 and has been a popular destination for tourists and residents alike ever since.
The Dubai Festival City area sits on the Eastern edge of the creek. This means that Dubai Airport is close by. Important amenities and business areas across the creek are just a short hop over the bridge, too.
However, those that choose to live in Dubai Festival City have everything they need within the area itself. Hospitals, schools, entertainment and shopping are all here. There are several highly desirable residential developments in the area with a variety of properties to rent and to buy. Read more about the benefits of moving here next.
These are the things that make the area such a popular place to live.
First up, Dubai Festival City Mall is popular for good reason, and as a local resident, you’ll be able to enjoy it as much as you like.
The mall was recently extended and is now home to over 400 retail outlets, including some huge global names. For homewares, head to IKEA or shop at hypermarket Carrefour for your groceries. For more leisurely shopping, there are around 300 fashion stores, both Arabic and international, from small boutiques to large department stores like Marks & Spencer. Aside from these, you’ll find stores specialising in health and beauty, electronics, books, sports goods, jewellery, toys and more.
Dining options in the mall are plentiful and very enticing, too. Whether you are looking for a special evening of fine dining or are craving a fast food treat, there’s a place that’s just right in Dubai Festival City Mall. Hit the food court for a tasty snack or unwind with mesmerising views at Festival Bay Dining. The hotels in the area also offer eclectic dining options.
No matter what your living arrangements are, there’s a property to suit everyone. Benefit from chic one-bedroom apartments or large, stylish properties perfect for families.
Marsa Plaza is a modern residential tower with incredible views of the creek. This development, with its shimmering glass and smooth lines, is all about urban chic. Residents enjoy a fully equipped modern gym and fitness studio, outdoor swimming pool, grocery store and popular restaurant. For those with a busy lifestyle, Marsa Plaza has everything you need to maximise your downtime.
Distinctive Al Badia Hillside is designed to remind you of both Mediterranean charm and Arabic traditions. This is the place for a more laid back lifestyle. The buildings’ earthy colours and the cobbled streets are utterly charming. Surrounded by greenery, it is easy to switch off here. However, this place still has every modern comfort you’ve come to expect and the amenities of the mall are very close by.
Al Badia Residences is a homely, luxurious retreat featuring spacious low-rise apartments. Lush gardens are all around, adding a feeling of privacy and making it a wonderful place for families. Two highly regarded international schools are close by as well as the Al Areesh Club. More on this next.
One of the biggest draws for life in Dubai Festival City is the Al Areesh Club health club. This is an excellent leisure and entertainment destination designed for all Dubai Festival City residents to enjoy.
For a start, it offers a wonderful, relaxed setting for meeting friends, family and neighbors for coffee or lunch. There are lots of facilities, including play areas for kids to enjoy their downtime. However, the main attractions are the sports and fitness options. Enjoy racket sports, a gym, fitness studio and swimming pools.
There are also health facilities, including a pharmacy and dental clinic, and beauty salons on-site at Al Areesh.
Millions of people travel across the globe to enjoy the very best of Dubai’s entertainment. But at Dubai Festival City, you can enjoy it right at your very own doorstep.
IMAGINE at Dubai Festival City is a new groundbreaking attraction. This show of light, water and fire is a sensory experience like no other. Giant aqua screens, surround sound and 30 fountains connect to create the wow factor that will delight you and your guests.
Dhow cruises are also a popular feature of Dubai Festival City. These are a great way to sit back, relax and enjoy some fantastic alternative vistas of Dubai.
There are plenty of other entertainment options for all the family at Dubai Festival City, too. The mall is home to an IMAX cinema multiplex, play areas, arcades, a trampoline park and the lifelike Dream Aero flight simulator.
Dubai Festival City offers an incredible lifestyle to its residents. There are plenty of opportunities for fun and relaxation and space to breathe. However, you can be assured that there are also excellent facilities for the more serious aspects of life, including work and schooling.
Festival Tower’s grade A office space is home to multiple companies that have chosen Dubai Festival City as their base. Many other leading companies are just a short commute away in nearby business districts.
Children need not travel far for an excellent education either. Two renowned international schools are based in Dubai Festival City: Deira International School, which has an excellent reputation for delivering the British curriculum, and the Universal American School, an International Baccalaureate World School that is known for excellent opportunities in and out of the classroom.
Buying or renting a property in DFC gives you the opportunity to enjoy the very best that life in Dubai has to offer. And with work, school and fantastic shopping, dining and entertainment on your doorstep, you get more time to enjoy it.
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Muhammad Raheel Walayat manages 360-degree digital marketing for Al Futtaim Group Real Estate, one of the largest real estate developers in Dubai. Having joined the company in 2017 with an extensive 10+ years of experience in marketing, Raheel has been instrumental in developing and managing the digital ecosystem for Dubai Festival City that drives results in terms of brand awareness, brand positioning and commercial benefits to the business.