From the many Dubai communities to choose from, DAMAC Hills stands out as a well-established, family-friendly residential community.
Launched back in 2013 as Akoya, the neighbourhood was created by DAMAC Properties, the Dubai-headquartered master developer.
DAMAC Hills is located between Al Qudra Road and Hessa Street, and the 42 million square foot development is nestled among other popular neighbourhoods such as Motor City and Arabian Ranches.
An ideal place for growing families, the area has Creakids kindergarten and Jebel Ali School nearby, as well as around 4,000 square feet of parks and well-established greenery, running tracks and outdoor exercise equipment.
Children will certainly be safe in this upmarket, peaceful, green environment, and if they are feeling bored, you can whisk them off to Global Village, Dubai Butterfly Garden or IMG Worlds of Adventure, all around 15 minutes drive away.
The area is also pet friendly, with a dog park and ample walks on offer to keep your pooch healthy and happy, with a veterinary clinic in DAMAC Hills 2.
For medical care, Emirates Hospital is just a few minutes away, and there are two Saudi German medical clinics within the district.
DAMAC Hills has several shops, including renowned supermarkets Spinneys, Carrefour and Viva, and it is only a short hop to the massive Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Marina Mall and the shops and restaurants hugging the coastline at Jumeirah Beach Residences, where you will also find a beautiful beach.
Visitors or staycation seekers can book a room at the Radisson Hotel Dubai DAMAC Hills.
The verdant community also includes upmarket villas, and sizeable apartments, designed for people at all life stages.
A studio can be rented for Dhs 30,000, while at the other end of the spectrum, a luxurious six-bedroom villa will rent for around Dhs 550,000.
Purchasing a studio starts at around Dhs 480,000, while a three-bedroom apartment is around Dhs 120,000 to rent, and Dhs 2.2 million to buy.
The safe community has its fair share of sports facilities, from basketball and tennis courts to football pitches and even a skate park.
There is also a cricket pitch, a padel court, stables, beach volleyball, and the man-made Malibu Bay Beach and wave pool, which brings the beach right into the heart of the community.
Live entertainment is also available at this community resort, where The Club entertainment area occupies 72,000 square feet and is a great place for residents to bask in the sun.
However, the jewel in the community crown is perhaps the golf course and clubhouse.
Located in the heart of DAMAC Hills, Trump International Golf Club, features a championship links-style golf course designed by world-renowned and 2016 Olympic golf course architect Gil Hanse.
It houses a Performance Academy with air-conditioned indoor swing studios and a 9-hole, Par 3 floodlit golf course.
A 30,000 square feet clubhouse features a luxurious infinity swimming pool, an array of dining experiences, a golf shop and a well-equipped fitness centre.
Residents enjoy views of the professionally manicured lawns and lakes, and for a lucky few, the golf course.
DAMAC Hills has delivered what it set out to achieve, a well-groomed community where singles, couples, and growing families can reside.
With the added luxury of beautifully designed villas, apartments and townhouses, the developer has managed to complement this with a world-class entertainment area.
From the 18-hole golf course to the Malibu Bay Beach, DAMAC Hills is certainly high on the list of the best residential communities in Dubai.
Beza Tewodros is an Client Advisor at Powerhouse Real Estate