Your guide to living in Jumeirah Beach Residence

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Jumeirah Beach Residence – also known as JBR – is a part of Dubai Marina and one of the best places in Dubai for families to live. 


What’s not to love any time of the year? Blue skies, azure waters, white sandy beaches, swaying palms, high-rises and spectacular vistas. JBR is not only a self-contained development, but it also provides a cosmopolitan life for residents and visitors alike. Luxe self-contained beachfront community offers residents crystal clear waters and glitzy high-rises – striking backdrops for just about everything that happens here. JBR runs the entire 1.7 kilometre length of The Walk, a popular beachside boulevard packed with the beach, restaurants, cafés and boutiques. Here, leisurely days drift into busy nights. No matter how many senses you have, JBR stimulates them all. Spinning with energy, the outdoors is embraced like the indoors here.


While it’s well known for its beachfront living, cobbled roads, and expensive sports cars lined up outside five-star hotels, the many convenient amenities make JBR perfect for family life. With more than 350 retail stores and restaurants, coffee shops, medical centres, daycare centres, secure playground areas, fitness clubs, beauty salons, banks and cinemas – all in one scenic place – it’s no wonder JBR is a sought-after area. It’s also great for those who like walking on the beach, swimming, sunbathing and soaking up luxurious surroundings and amenities at the same time.



Look forward to


Bluewaters, an upcoming project on JBR, will feature the much-anticipated Ain Dubai, the world’s tallest Ferris Wheel standing at 210 meters. Once complete, this is expected to attract more than three million visitors a year.



Your living options


Due to its status as an iconic and exclusive residential island, most of the developments are built with great quality finishes and facilities, including state-of- the-art gyms, advantage of the fantastic facilities available at a number of renowned hotels on their doorstep, like Ritz Carlton Hotel Dubai, Sheraton Jumeirah and Hilton Jumeirah. These communities offer a range of accommodation types, including studios, one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments, lofts, terrace apartments, duplexes and penthouses. Apartments are available in different sizes, but floor plans start at 717 sq. ft. and go up to 6,200 sq. ft., on average.


Buildings in JBR feature spacious flats ranging from studios to three bedroomed apartments. Luxury penthouses and lofts are also available, in four- and six-bedroom configurations. Jumeirah beach residence apartments for rent, especially studios, are priced at AED 70,000, while one-bed flats start at AED 83,000. You can rent a three-bedroom apartment in JBR from anywhere between AED 130,000 to AED 325,000.


Jumeirah beach residence apartments for sale, particularly studios cost around AED 900,000. Starting prices for 1-bedroom apartments for sale is AED 1.1M, while 2-bedroom flats range from AED 1.4M to AED 5.5M. The larger 3 and 4-bedroom apartments in JBR are priced from AED 1.7M and AED 2.3M, respectively.



Best for


The built-in infrastructure is designed to meet all the needs of a family. The beach offers a fun day out every weekend, with sunbathing, volleyball and a number of watersports, such as paddle boarding and jet skiing. A wide variety of shops are close at hand along The Walk and the open-air Beachfront Mall offers many dining options, a jogging track, kids’ playgrounds and an outdoor cinema.



Getting around


Nearby Landmarks: Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City and Mall of the Emirates


Nearest Metro Stations: Damac Properties and DMCC


Nearest Tram Stations: Dubai Marina, Residence Tram Station 1 and Jumeirah Beach Residence Tram Station 2


You’ll love: The Beach, the 1.7-kilometre strip called The Walk, living a stone’s throw away from Dubai Marina, charming waterfront living, leafy cafés boutiques, Arabian-styled apartments with beautiful water, Palm Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab views. A vibrant beachfront community, JBR offers all the conveniences one would expect from an urban neighbourhood. Select Jumeirah beach residence apartments have their own walkways, gardens, shared pools, shops and convenience stores. There’s never a dull moment with myriad options for relaxing, dining and living it up. Families will love the stroller-friendly sidewalks, plenty of outdoor space, diverse activity options and a casual-meets-upscale nightlife scene.


Whilst JBR’s characteristic sandy towers may seem steeped in traditional design, the community is on the cutting edge of all things trendy. Charming eateries, tree-lined cobblestoned boulevards, picturesque, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and quick access to Dubai Marina and the rest of Dubai keep the scene in this neighbourhood ever-changing and ever-energized.



Eating Out


The Walk at JBR offers a fine line of restaurants, cafés and hotels. All along this cobbled-effect promenade, you’ll find an endless row of casual diners, and cafés and restaurants serving up different cuisines. JBR’s own waterfront is lined with an ever-growing number of classic restaurants and cafés. Take a stroll in The Beach, an outdoor paradise with miles of shops, casual dining cafés, restaurants and shoreline.





Dubai Marina Mall is just a short drive away while The Walk houses classy boutiques and a unique retail experience.





You’ll never have to leave JBR for entertainment options. The Beach features restaurants offering delicious cuisine, water sports, a 600-metre running track, a fully equipped outdoor gym and some of the city’s most unique shops.



Meet the neighbours


Alan Greves lives with friends in a three-bedroom apartment in the Shams cluster.


"Living by the beach is what first attracted us to JBR, as well as being near to friends in Dubai Marina. There’s always plenty to do here, from paddle boarding to watching films in the outdoor cinema, or simply catching up with friends over a coffee – with a nice view guaranteed. Since the opening of Beachfront Mall, we’re spoilt for choice with cafés and restaurants – even more so than before. The shopping along The Walk is great, and the hotels have fantastic spas, beach resorts and dining. The only downside is the amount of traffic that passes through – but that just goes to show how popular it is here."


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