The Lakes Community Guide

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The Lakes Community Guide

The Lakes is a section of the Emirates Living Community, which also comprises Emirates Hills, The Views, The Parklands, The Meadows, The Springs, and The Greens.

The Lakes is located inland from Palm Jumeirah and south of Sheikh Zayed Road, between two of Dubai’s best golf courses, Emirates Golf Club and The Montgomerie at Emirates Hills.

The Lakes is a sprawling neighborhood in the center of ‘New Dubai,’ equipped with peaceful, picturesque walks, parks, and planted flora.

This neighborhood has a mix of townhouses and villas. It contains about 600 homes and townhouses.

This group is divided into Deema, Forat, Ghadeer, Hattan, Maeen, and Zulal.

Highway access:

The Lakes are located 3 kilometers inland from Dubai Marina and 4 kilometers from Palm Jumeirah. It lies off Interchange 5 on Sheikh Zayed Road (E11), not far from Al Khail Road, which leads to Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311).

Distance from landmarks:
  • 11 minutes to Palm Jumeirah and 16 minutes to Burj Al Arab
  • Al Maktoum International Airport is 34 minutes away, while the Mall of the Emirates is 14 minutes away.
  • Dubai International Airport is 42 minutes away by car.
  • The Walk JBR is 14 minutes away by car.
  • Dubai Mall is 19 minutes away by car.
  • Meraas takes 27 minutes to get to La Mer.
  • Ibn Battuta Mall is 14 minutes away by car.


Universities and schools:

The Lakes is 10 to 12 minutes away from GEMS Dubai American Academy and American School Dubai. Dubai International Academy is in the nearby Emirate Hills neighborhood. Regent International School, Dewdrops Nursery, and Dubai British School are all close alternatives.

This neighborhood also includes Jebel Ali Nursery and Raffles International Nursery.

Higher education choices are available in Dubai Knowledge Park, which is about a 10-minute drive away. On Sheikh Zayed Road, American University Dubai and Oracle University are just 10 minutes away.

Clinics and hospitals:

There are several hospitals in Jumeirah Lake Towers that are about a 10-minute drive away. In addition, one of the greatest hospitals in Dubai is conveniently placed nearby. Saudi German Hospital, Al Zahra Hospital, and American Hospital Dubai are among them.

Advantages of living in the Lakes:
  • This area is very forested.
  • It has facilities for families.
  • It is a safe and secure area.


The disadvantages of living in the Lakes are as follows:
  • This neighborhood is far from a Metro stop.
  • The properties in this region are rather pricey, and they are not as spacious as those in other areas.