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The Greens, Dubai Area Guide

The Greens, Dubai Area Guide

Schools: 4*
Entertainment: 3*
Family friendly: 4*
Traffic: 4*
Rents: Moderate to High

The Greens is one of the most established, and most popular communities in new Dubai, a fact not unconnected to it being an Emaar development, and thus well thought out, well maintained, and of a higher build quality than the vast majority of other communities. The Greens is described as safe, walkable, green, low-rise (largely), alive, and like a small, self-contained town within a larger city.

Apartments range from studios up to 3-beds, with prices ranging from, approximately, 90,0000 AED up to 160,000 AED. Apartments in the older buildings tend to be larger, but less fancy in terms of communal spaces.

The Greens is unusually walkable and human proportioned (as is neighbouring TECOM). Dubai, normally, has a rather idiosyncratic attitude towards pavements which often appear and then disappear randomly, but in The Greens they’re largely where they should be making it easy to get about by foot.

The 3km by circumference lake is a boon for those that like to take a jog, or leisurely stroll. Each of the Greens community clusters also has its own swimming pool, play areas for children and, most, a gym.

The Greens feels self-contained. While it is not gated, it has its own character, and facilities. It has a small shopping area by its lake with a Choithram, Baskin Robbins, Book Plus… and places to eat (like Wagamama) and sit and have a coffee. For something a little stronger to imbibe residents can head over to TECOM, which has bars and restaurants based in its hotels.

The Greens has its own metro station but in summer can be too far to walk to from some areas. Visitor parking is on-street only and can be hard to find. The same can be said in neighbouring TECOM.

The Greens is just off SZR, while access to Al Khail Road and Emirates Road is pretty straightforward making it well-connected to almost anywhere in the city.

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The three closest schools are Regent International School (Rated Good), Dubai International Academy (Good), and American School of Dubai (Good). However there are many more within drivable distance, both towards Al Sofouh and Emirates Living.

Pros
Very connected
Good schools nearby
Emaar developed, well maintained
Low rise, human proportions
Feels self-contained
Walkable
Completed (as much as anything in Dubai is)

Cons
Parking

 

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