Arabian Ranches (Luxury villas in the sand) - Desert living on the edge of the city.
Living in the desert was once considered the domain of the Bedouin, a hard life, where resources were at a minimum, and you had to carry everything you owned as you sought out fresh water. Today, the desert is slowly being transformed, with new residential developments nestled on sand dunes, lush greenery defining its borders, and whole communities are now the norm.
Arabian Ranches, a ground-breaking master-planned community by Emaar Properties, was the first of such desert communities. Set in 1,650 acres and situated on the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Highway, it offered residents a life away from the bustle of the city, and investors an opportunity to purchase luxury homes at a more affordable rate than city dwellers.
Arabian Ranches were designed and built to high quality standards; they came with a community mall, schools, healthcare facilities, an 18-hole golf course, as well as the Dubai Equestrian & Polo Club, and has proved so popular with investors and renters, that it is undergoing further expansion to meet demand for the lifestyle. The Mediterranean and Arabian themed villas range in size from two to seven bedrooms, and with more than 4,000 homes to chose from, there is always a catalogue of configurations and architectural styles to select.
Since its inception, Arabian Ranches has been a popular investment destination, not just because of its beautiful homes and the surrounding environment, but because of its proximity to many of Dubai’s popular centres, such as Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta, Dubai’s new commercial centres at Jumeirah Lakes Towers, TECOM, Dubai Internet City and Dubai Media City, but it’s direct link via Umm Suqeim Road connecting it with the Sheikh Zayed Road, makes it an easy commute for Abu Dhabi or the Northern Emirates.
Arabian Ranches truly offers the feel of a village with retail outlets, cafes and restaurants, together with vast expanses of open space, bicycle trails and walkways, yet set on the edge of the city, providing residents with a true getaway.