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Description of the Arjan district

The Arjan community is part of the Dubiland project in Dubai. The district is being built up according to the concept of a “city within a city”, so there is everything you need for a comfortable life. The infrastructure is well-developed: there are shops, restaurants, cafés, kindergartens, and schools. There is no active traffic on the streets and a generally calm atmosphere reigns. The district is chosen by families and people who want to live away from the dynamic city center.

Arjan is located at the intersection of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed and Umm Suqeim Road. In the north, the district borders the community of Al Barsha South. Dubai Motor City and Dubai Autodrome are nearby. The area of Arjan is 900,000 sq.m.

The Arjan district began to be built in 2006 with the participation of several developers, including the developer Dubai Property. The territory is dominated by low residential complexes with private and apartment buildings, there are also commercial buildings. The objects are designed in a modern architectural style and perfectly harmonize with numerous green areas. Due to the abundance of greenery, the area is considered environmentally friendly.

Famous buildings in the area

Quite a lot of residential complexes have been built on the territory of the Arjan community. Here are a few implemented projects that are particularly popular:

  • Lincoln Park. This is a complex of low-rise buildings in a style that resembles the classic Chicago building as much as possible. Here you can buy or rent a studio, an apartment with 1-3 bedrooms;
  • Meraki Genesis. This 11-story residential complex features studios and luxury apartments with 1-2 bedrooms and fashionable interiors. The complex combines stylish modern architecture and maximum amenities for a comfortable stay;
  • Green Diamond. The complex includes two 8-story buildings, which house apartments with 2-3 bedrooms;
  • Platinum One. The nine-story residential building in the style of New York development offers luxury residences. The house has an ultra-modern fitness center, an infinity pool on the roof and other amenities.

Among other popular residential complexes, it is worth noting Siraj Tower, Vincitore Palacio, Al Sayyah Residence, etc.

Hotels

The S Hotel Al Barsha Dubai
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Unlike the neighboring districts, there are practically no hotels on the territory of Arjan. Most of those who want to stay in this particular community rent apartments. There is also an option to rent a room in the neighboring area. There are several popular hotels located near the community border:

  • The S Hotel Al Barsha Dubai. The four-star hotel is located at a distance of 10 km from the Dubai Circuit. There is an outdoor swimming pool, free parking, a fitness center, and a restaurant. The rooms offer views of the city.
  • Millennium Mont Rose. The apart-hotel offers hotel rooms and apartments with a balcony. Guests can relax on the sun terrace and dine in the on-site restaurant serving international cuisine.
  • OYO 832 Home Mont rose. The hotel offers comfortable rooms and standard amenities for Dubai, such as a swimming pool, fitness center, SPA, etc.
  • Holiday Inn & Suites Dubai Science Park, an IHG Hotel. The four-star hotel includes a restaurant and a bar. Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast or a continental breakfast. All rooms have a desk, and some have a balcony.
  • HE Hotels UAE. The 5-star Apart-hotel offers rooms with private kitchens and bathrooms. On-site facilities include a sauna, a hot tub, a swimming pool, a restaurant, and a fitness center.
Hotels in and around Arjan Prices for accommodation (per night for 2 people)
HE Hotels UAE $54 – $86
The S Hotel Al Barsha Dubai $60 – $82 
Millennium Mont Rose $67– $92 
Holiday Inn & Suites Dubai Science Park, an IHG Hotel $78 – $180 

If you wish to stay in the Arjan area during your visit to Dubai, it is advisable to consider renting apartments daily. The choice of apartments is large, so it is not difficult to find an option for your budget and needs:

  • It is quite easy to find a 1-bedroom economy class apartment in Arjan. The average cost of renting such accommodation is around $40-50 per night.
  • The rental prices for mid-range apartments range from $65 to $90 per night.
  • A 1-bedroom luxury apartment will cost from $200/night.

Arjan has a fairly high demand for long-term rental of real estate. Studio rent per month costs an average of $700. Standard 1—bedroom apartments would cost from $900 to $1,800 per month.

Restaurants and cafés

There is quite a large selection of establishments in the Arjan community, so you can have breakfast, dinner, or a snack not far from home. Restaurant lovers will find establishments with both popular and exotic cuisine in the territory of the district:

  • Zest is a restaurant of modern cuisine and fusion cuisine. A peaceful atmosphere, delicious food, large portions, and friendly staff are the main features of this place;
  • Khanna Badosh is a restaurant serving Indian and Pakistani cuisine. It is considered one of the best in the area. Here visitors are accepted as their guests. The menu includes Indian chicken, chapli kebab, sikh kebab, tikka masala and other dishes;
  • Thai Taste Restaurant is a Thai cuisine restaurant. Guests note that delicious authentic food is served here, for example, Tom yam kung, pad thai, som tam, etc.;
  • Atlantic Fish & Chips is a restaurant for fish and potato lovers. The restaurant serves organic food, and fish and seafood are fresh, straight from the sea;
  • Drip Burgers is a restaurant with American, Arabic and Mediterranean cuisine. Guests are offered burgers with chicken and beef, fries, and cocktails.

For breakfast, you can choose one of the above establishments. Also, a good option is Food Park Restaurant, a restaurant with a variety of food. Indian, Lebanese, and Chinese dishes are available on the menu. Here you can taste delicious salads and seafood. Dubai Miracle Garden is accessible nearby.

You can dine in a relaxed atmosphere at the Mad Kitchen restaurant. Burgers, fries, onion rings, pasta, and chicken wings cooked in an Indian manner are served here. Another option for dinner is Grill Castle Restaurant. The menu offers a variety of grilled dishes.

Places of cultural recreation

There are no museums in the Arjan district. However, in the neighboring community, several cultural attractions may interest tourists. One of them is the Masjed JVC Mosque with a strikingly beautiful and unique architecture.

On the territory of Arjan, there is a well—known Dubai Garden of Wonders called Dubai Miracle Garden. This is the largest flower garden in the world, the park covers an area of 72000 sq.m. In this garden, you can see flower arrangements and unique structures decorated with various flowers. The main attraction of Dubai Miracle Garden is exact replicas of famous buildings made of flowers. Many castles and houses are made in full size. In total, more than 50 million plants have been planted here. Tourists are attracted to the scale and concepts of the exhibitions, as well as the heart-shaped arch on the Alley of Love.

Another popular object of the Arjan district is Butterfly Garden. The Butterfly Garden is located on the territory of Miracle Garden and is considered the largest in the UAE. It is home to more than 15,000 species of butterflies. Nine domes with a total area of 2,600 sq.m. are located in the garden, and an ideal environment for insect life is created inside them. At the Butterfly Garden, visitors can observe thousands of colorful butterflies in flight, witness the process of caterpillar transformation, and learn fascinating facts about these winged insects.

Other activities in the district

Dubai Autodrome is located almost next to the border of Arjan district, in Motor City. The autodrome regularly hosts superbike races, as well as various automotive events. You can also go karting here.

Near Arjan, there is also the Dubai International Stadium, an international cricket stadium. You can get to it in about 9 minutes by car. It takes the same amount of time to get to the Arabian Ranches Golf Club. There is an 18-hole golf course on its landscaped grounds. Here, at the Dubai International Stadium, the Ranches Restaurant operates, and there are facilities for conferences as well as an open space for wedding celebrations.

You can reach the nearest beaches of Dubai, located near the artificial island Palm Jumeirah, within a 15-minute drive. One of them is Al Sufouh Beach, which offers a beautiful panorama of Palm Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab.

Residents of the Arjan community can easily maintain their health and fitness in the gyms, as there are plenty of them located within the residential complexes of the area. There are also Snap Fitness, Beautfort Gym, and Sands Fitness / CrossFit Oasis fitness centers nearby.

Arjan district as a place to live

Arjan is suitable both for a comfortable life and for business development. The community is considered prestigious, offering a good infrastructure, a wide selection of real estate options, and office buildings. The district is developing rapidly and continues to be built up with new houses. Thanks to the presence of schools, medical facilities, and abundant green spaces, it is comfortable for families with children to live here.

Advantages of living in the Arjan district:

  • a large number of green spaces. There are two parks on the territory of the community, the Garden of Wonders and the Butterfly Garden, and in general, the area is green and environmentally friendly. This is a good solution for a couple with a child;
  • educational infrastructure. There are several schools in the area. There is a wider choice of educational institutions in neighboring communities;
  • good transport links. It is easy to get anywhere in Dubai from the district. The community is adjacent to the main highway connecting Dubailand with other parts of the city;
  • proximity to beaches. Within a 15-minute drive, you can reach the coastline, Palm Jumeirah Island, and popular beaches.
  • low-rise buildings. There is no feeling of an anthill in Arjan, as in the central and business districts of Dubai, where many skyscrapers have been built. There is a calm atmosphere here, there is no noise and many tourists;
  • affordable housing prices. The key feature of the area is favorable prices for the purchase and rental of real estate. This is a good solution for young couples and families with a small budget.

Kindergartens

There are no kindergartens on the territory of Arjan yet, but with the advent of new residential complexes, this issue is likely to be resolved positively. Many kindergartens in the nearby communities can also be attended by children living in Arjan.

The following kindergartens are located 6-8 minutes drive from Arjan district:

  • Kids World in JVC;
  • Raffles at Arabian Ranches 3;
  • Emirates in Motor City.

Depending on the type of educational institution, a child can be enrolled in it as early as one month old (in a nursery) or at a later age (in a kindergarten). In the latter, children begin to prepare for school: they are taught to read, write and count.

Schools

With schools in Arjan, things are much better than with kindergartens. On the territory, there are several educational institutions for children starting from the age of 6, including:

  • Nord Anglia International School Dubai;
  • Australian International School;
  • Highgate International School;
  • Safa Senior School.

Safa Senior School is a public school located 2 minutes from the central part of the community. Here children can get basic, primary and secondary education. Teachers at this school work according to the curriculum of the British and International Baccalaureate.

Many locals send their children to the Nord Anglia International School with a British curriculum. The institution is a 6-minute drive from the center of the district. The school provides comfortable classrooms, scientific laboratories, assembly halls, a library, a swimming pool, and a football field.

Universities

There are no higher education institutions on the territory of the Arjan community. The nearest universities are located in Dubai Knowledge Park and Dubai International Academic City. You can get to them by car or by public transport in about 20 minutes.

Health care

Medical services are available to residents near the house. There is a 7 Dimensions Medical Center clinic in the Arjan district. Here, you can avail not only general but also specialized services: undergo physiotherapy, work with a speech therapist, schedule chiropractic sessions, or engage in sports medicine treatments.

There is another hospital on the territory — Mediclinic Parkview Hospital. In the clinic, you can get urgent medical care. There are also several pharmacies in the area. There are also many medical institutions in the neighboring community of Dubai Motor City: Medicentres, Prime, Emirates Hospital, HealthBay, etc. The journey takes no more than 10 minutes.

There are two veterinary clinics in the Arjan community. You can show your pet to a veterinarian at the  Eleven Veterinary Clinic or Vetcare Veterinary Medical Center.

Transportation

The Arjan district has a well-developed road network. Most locals use private cars. Tourists can use rented transport. Each residential complex has spacious parking lots.

The F36 bus runs through the community. Its route runs from Arjan to the Mall of the Emirates. There are several bus stops within the community.

Even though the area is remote from the central part of Dubai, the road to popular sites by car does not take much time:

  • Dubai Autodrome, Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Plantation Equestrian and Polo Club only take 10 minutes to get to;
  • Palm Jumeirah, Global Village, IMG Worlds of Adventure, Burj Al Arab will take no more than 15 minutes;
  • Mall of the Emirates, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai around 20 minutes.

It takes 25-30 minutes to drive from the district to the international airports DXB and Al Maktoum.

Places for socialization

To meet new people and expand your social circle, you should attend events in Dubai. In the Arjan district, entertainment and educational events are most often held in the Miracle Garden.

You can find like-minded people in other popular places among the locals as well, ranging from bars to parks, playgrounds, and fitness centers, depending on the specific interests of the immigrant.

Employment opportunities

Vacancies in the Arjan district mainly relate to the service sector. It is not difficult to find a job here as a salesman, hairdresser, masseur, waiter, cook, cleaner, or janitor. For business people, employment is also available in this community, but not so many offices are concentrated here. It is best to look for a job in an office or a company in neighboring districts.

Shopping Malls

A large shopping mall has not yet been built in Arjan. Perhaps for the reason that there is a shopping and entertainment center with a food court very close by called My City Centre Al Barsha. You can get to it in just 3 minutes. The shopping mall features a large Carrefour supermarket, pharmacies, currency exchange points, banks, fashion brand stores, cafes, restaurants, and entertainment facilities. The Motor City community also has two branches the Carrefour supermarket and Spinney’s supermarket.

There are several supermarkets in the Arjan community:

  • Lifco in the Platinum One Tower;
  • Blue Mart Supermarket Arjan in Lincoln Park;
  • Loyal Minimart;
  • JMA Supermarket;
  • Wintouch Supermarket Arjan.

What to consider when choosing an area as a place to live?

Arjan is a promising area of Dubai with residential and commercial real estate. A wide range of housing is available here: apartments, townhouses, and villas. Near residential complexes, there is the necessary infrastructure.

Arjan offers a peaceful and serene life, away from the hustle and bustle of the central part of Dubai. Indeed, Arabian Ranches is a suitable choice for those who appreciate tranquility and seek to raise their children in an atmosphere of stability and predictability.

The district is very well planned: there are many open spaces, pedestrian alleys and green areas on the territory. If the environmental component is an important value, it is worth paying attention to this community.

The Arjan community has good transport accessibility, but it is important to be prepared for possible traffic jams during rush hours. This is important for those who plan to live in Arjan and commute to work in the center of the emirate. The public transport system is still presented rather modestly but continues to expand.

Young families and aspiring professionals often pay attention to Arjan. The main reason is that the properties in this district are diverse and relatively inexpensive for both buying and renting.

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