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Move to
        JuMeirah Beach


                         Rita Mouawad, Senior
                         Residential Consultant, on the
                         beachfront community’s allure

        Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) is   of The Walk and The Beach, while
        a waterfront residential community   Bluewaters Island – situated just off the
        located along a 1.7 km., 2 sq. km. stretch   coast – is currently under construction.
        of the Arabian Gulf shoreline in Dubai   The Walk is a buzzy boulevard with
        Marina. Launched in August 2002 by   boutiques, restaurants and a small
        developer Dubai Properties, the Dhs6   outdoor Covent Garden Market offering
        billion project was completed in 2010.   jewellery, homeware and food stalls,
        The development contains 40 towers   with street entertainers keeping visitors
        (35 of which are residential and five are   amused. Comprising four distinct plazas,
        hotels) that accommodate approximately   The Beach is a retail and entertainment
        15,000 people. These include a total of   complex that occupies the bulk of
        six residential blocks: (in order from east   the beachfront between the Hilton
        to west) Shams, Amwaj, Rimal, Bahar,   and Sheraton hotels. Once completed,
        Sadaf and Murjan – the Arabic names   Bluewaters Island will comprise
        are related to the beach.         hotels, apartments, villas, dining and
          The varied, affordable community   entertainment facilities, and Dubai Eye,
        of 6,917 apartments include studios   a 210-metre-tall Ferris wheel, which will
        starting from 600 sq. ft.; one-bedroom   be the tallest in the world when finished.
        apartments varying from 750 sq. ft. up   The island will be linked by a highway
        to 1,200 sq. ft.; two-bedroom properties   to Sheikh Zayed Road, and a pedestrian
        ranging from 1,200 sq. ft. up to 1,700 sq.   bridge and cable car to JBR, while
        ft.; three-bedroom apartments from 1,700  a monorail system will also link it to
        sq. ft. up to 2,200 sq. ft.; and 5,500 sq. ft.   Dubai Metro.
        penthouses. Other types of properties   There are seven nurseries located
        include terraced, duplex, and loft   in JBR, including two award-winners:
        apartments with gardens.          Toddler Town and Kidville Nursery;
          The area has attracted many global   and long-established Jebel Ali Nursery.
        investors as it is located on the beach,   Nearby schools include GEMS Wellington
        so every apartment has access to a   International School, and Raffles
        beautiful long strip of coastline. A   International School.
        popular spot for tourists, the cafés and   Easily accessible by taxi, tram and bus,
        shops running along the shoreline lends a  JBR offers a glamorous community with
        Miami Beach feel to it. The area boasts a   beach, pools, bars, cafés, supermarket,
        large cinema complex offering 10 screens,  banks, hotels and plenty of visitor
        including one outdoor screen; a beach   parking. Its plaza level, which connects
        club; a park; and a watersports hub.   the buildings, and numerous parks and
          There are a lot of amenities on offer   play areas, make this area particularly
        along the main thoroughfares      attractive for outdoors types.

            Approximate price
         To rent
         One-bedroom apartment with sea view   Dhs85,000 to Dhs110,000
         Two-bedroom apartment                Dhs110,000 to 135,000
         Three-bedroom apartment              Dhs145,000 to Dhs170,000

            Approximate price
         To buy
         One-bedroom apartment                Dhs1.3 to Dhs2 million
         Two-bedroom apartment                Dhs1.7 to Dhs2.4 million
         Three-bedroom apartment              Dhs1.9 to Dhs3 million

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