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Looking for a home you can afford? Waiting for prices to drop to buy that pad you’ve always wanted?

Finding a place to live in Dubai can be hard. And one that’s affordable, even harder. Especially if you don’t know what you’re looking for.Here are our picks of charming and affordable neighbourhoods that you can call home.


Dubai World Central (DWC)
Home to the World Expo 2020 site and the Al Maktoum International Airport, DWC is a master-planned aerotropolis offering a wide range of commercial, residential and leisure facilities. Divided into six sub-districts namely Dubai Aviation City, Dubai Logistics City, Dubai World Central Residential City, Commercial City and Dubai Golf City, DWC is an integrated destination teeming with historic significance and cultural pride. Built on the three core themes of the expo – mobility, sustainability and opportunity – DWC is set to deliver the vision of the UAE’s leadership and welcome more than 25 million visitors in time for the grand event. Whether by delivering the world’s best airport city, logistics services, shopping malls, leisure attractions, hospitality facilities, residential communities or villas set around a golf course, DWC is yet another sterling addition to Dubai’s list of mega developments.

Al Furjan
Adjacent to Discovery Gardens in Jebel Ali, Al Furjan, packed with villas and terrace homes is a neighbourhood that is far removed from typical Dubai to-and-fro. For luxury living, you can seek out the Quortaj homes that combine an eclectic mix of colours and textures and rich architectural elements. Al Furjan’s affordable prices are a huge draw in addition to its big city buzz, small town charm appeal. The apartment complex named Masakin Al Furjan offers one, two and three bedroom pads that are surrounded by internal landscaped courtyards and barbeque and play areas. The winter is an especially great time to enjoy Al Furjan, with a surplus of outdoor seating perfect for a great meal and quality people-watching. Get all of the benefits of living downtown, but also enjoy a quick and easy commute to other parts of the city.

Dubai Sports City
A sport-inspired community offering residential and commercial real estate alongside the best sporting venues in Dubai, Dubai Sports City offers apartments as well as single and multi-family houses. Spread over 50 million square feet, it’s a city within a city, home to quaint apartment and villa communities as well as exciting sporting attractions ranging from football and cricket to tennis, hockey and golf. From spacious villas in Victory Heights to well-priced studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments, there’s something for everyone here. Victory Heights is divided into seven villages/clusters, each offering villas and townhouses with a distinctive style and character. What sets it apart though is the Els Golf course, which the beautifully appointed villas overlook. The community also has a wide array of walkways, jogging trails, golf courses, swimming pools etc. For the avid sports lovers, Victory Heights is also just minutes away from the ICC Global Cricket Academy, World Hockey Academy as well as DSC’s soccer, rugby and swimming academies. Additionally, the community is packed with schoolssuch as Victory Heights Primary School and GEMS Metropol School, nurseries, colleges, shopping complexes, malls and medical facilities, making it a perfect choice for families.

Jumeirah Village

Defined by two communities namely Jumeirah Village Circle with its selection of studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments and Jumeirah Village Triangle with its villas and townhouses built in Arabian and Mediterranean styles, there are great bargains to be had at Jumeirah Village. Whilst the neighbourhood is not fully developed yet, when complete, it will featuresports fields, international schools, community centres and country clubs set amidst verdant spaces. Dubai Marina is a quick drive away and so is the Springs. For family-friendly abodes that are easy on the wallet, head to Jumeirah Village.

Dubai Marina

Part of the Emirates Living district, Dubai Marina is replete with scenic water views, skyscrapers and idyllic spots for quiet reflection. The first purpose-built waterfront development in the city, the neighbourhood is strategically located near Interchange 5 on Sheikh Zayed Road. A model development for urban residential living, the Marina attracts young executives, many of whom work close by in the Financial District, Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City, Downtown Jebel Ali, Dubai World Central and other commercial districts and can commute to these areas within minutes via the tram and metro lines. Residents also enjoy an active lifestyle, from waterside jogs, bike rides, cafés, restaurants and spas along Marina Walk, retail and dining avenues at Marina Mall. The JBR Beach, which is within walking distance, has world-class hotels, waterfront dining avenues, upscale boutiques and even an open-air cinema. Additionally, with the gorgeous skyline and the vast expanse of the water before them, residents love the Marina for the homes in mid and luxury high-rise towers, most of which offer light-filled interiors, spacious layouts, quality finishing and sweeping views and are outfitted with health clubs, swimming pools and parking spaces. Holding top spot amongst the most sought-after residential communities, Dubai Marina is a wonderful escape to suburbia within the big city.

While Emirates Hills and Palm Jumeirah are likely out of reach for the budget-conscious Dubai buyer and renter looking for villas for sale in Dubai and apartments for rent in Dubai, these neighbourhoodsare viable options. Close to the amenities of downtown and convenient to workplaces, these neighbourhoods offer Dubai villas for sale and apartments for rent in Dubai that are perfect if you like value for money, a small town feel and have a family.