Dubai Hills is one of the new residential areas in the city, a master-planned community off Al Khail Road.
This eleven million-metre-squared mega-development was undertaken as a joint venture between well-respected UAE developers Emaar and Meraas and is situated between Downtown Dubai and Dubai Marina and is part of Mohammed Bin Rashid City.
Dubai Hills is focused around a beautiful golf course and more green space than you could imagine, given its desert location.
While it is an up-and-coming district, Dubai Hills already has a strong community feel and a thriving residential buzz.
The master-planned community greets visitors with immaculately laid out green avenues, a logical network of wide roads and serene greenery and lakes.
Already being described as a city within the city, Dubai Hills is among the first phases of Mohammed Bin Rashid City, the ongoing planned mixed-use development.
Nestled in and around the golf course links and vast acres of lush parkland, you will find tasteful, well-proportioned villas, designed in contemporary style.
Many of the villas have their own pools – and all of the villas are designed to the green building standards set by Dubai Municipality.
Constructors replanted the existing ghaf trees on-site, with plans to plant hundreds of the hardy, distinctive trees around the development.
Eventually, the development will include over 4,600 villas and 22,000 apartments, but for now, the core development comprises around 1,500 distinctive villas, including neighbouring districts.
There is a safe, suburban feel to the development, and yet it lies minutes away from the hubbub of new Dubai, the beach and the Marina.
For leisurely days and shopping, the Dubai Hills Mall - set to open next year - will feature 650 stores (larger than Mall of the Emirates) in this 143,000 square metres venue, which includes 197,000 square metres of office space, restaurants and leisure facilities.
The stunning golf course offers views of the Burj Khalifa and the stunning cityscape of Sheikh Zayed Road. The clubhouse includes a restaurant, bar and a gym.
For those who are not fans of golf, there is a tennis academy, gyms, a 45-kilometre track for cycling and running, and the Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club is just a short drive away.
At the heart of the community’s design is sustainability, mobility and connectivity – it is designed to provide everything required, within reach.
The luscious landscaped greens, pristine fairways and peaceful ambience create the perfect place for upmarket family living and you are just 15 minutes from Downtown Dubai and the beaches of Jumeirah, and half an hour from the airport.
As well as the planned and existing acres of park, there are kids’ play areas and three schools planned for the 11 square kilometre site.
The renowned GEMS Wellington Academy school is just a ten-minute drive away, while Dubai Hills residents can take advantage of discounted prices at the community’s very own ice skating rink, skate park and splash park for the little ones.
Nick Grassick is the Managing Partner at ph Real Estate Brokers.