The best housing in Dubai for urban life and professionals

The best housing in Dubai for urban life and professionals

07.12.2023 (updated 07.13.2023)

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Dubai is an ideal city not only for a luxury resort holiday but for running a business as well. The developed economy, low taxes and plenty of free economic zones make it attractive to entrepreneurs, while the high-end restaurants, bars, exhibitions and festivals provide a dynamic and busy lifestyle. In this article, we’ll look at the best residential complexes for professionals and those who appreciate the rhythm of the vibrant urban life in the modern metropolis.


  • DIFC Living and Innovation Two
  • W Residences Dubai – Downtown
  • Reva Residences, Business Bay
  • Arbor View, Dubailand
  • Mangrove Residences, Expo City Dubai
  • Marina Gate, Dubai Marina
  • The Edge, Business Bay
  • North 43, JVC
  • Harbour Lights, Maritime City
  • St. Regis Residences, Downtown Dubai
  • We will help you to choose a property in Dubai

DIFC Living and Innovation Two

This residential complex is located in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), one of Dubai’s largest business and shopping centres and home to over 600 innovative technology companies and digital laboratories.

The project includes over 170 residences, 17,000 square metres of offices and co-working areas and about 10,000 square metres of retail premises, as well as state-of-the-art conference facilities, stores, restaurants and vertical gardens. It’ll be an excellent option for businesspersons looking to combine hard work and quality leisure.

The prices have not yet been announced. The planned commissioning date is 2025.

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W Residences Dubai – Downtown

A luxury development in the heart of Dubai with designer apartments and one- to four-bedroom penthouses, managed by the international hotel brand Marriott. Residents of the skyscraper-style complex will become exclusive members of the VIP club and have access to the widest range of amenities, from the infinity pool, spa and fitness centre to a private cinema, library and media room, as well as comfortable co-working areas and conference rooms for meetings and negotiations.

The price of these apartments starts at AED 1.6 million (USD 435,500). The complex is expected to be completed in 2025.

Reva Residences, Business Bay

This is a 30-storey tower with one- and two-bedroom apartments in Dubai’s largest business district, with quick access to business centres, global corporate skyscrapers and the DIFC financial centre. After a busy day, residents can relax in the exclusive wellness centre or spa, work out or do yoga, swim in the temperature-controlled pool or stroll through the exquisitely landscaped gardens. The panoramic windows in the apartments overlook the Dubai Canal. Nearby are five-star hotels, offices of major banks, restaurants, coffee shops and numerous entertainment venues.

The project has been completed and is ready for occupancy. One-bedroom apartments are available for AED 780,000 (USD 212,500).

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Arbor View, Dubailand

A new complex with premium residences and a great set of amenities. Studios and one- to three-bedroom apartments are available for purchase. The project will suit both families and young professionals. The building has a dedicated co-working area as well as lounge areas for meetings. There are glamping and picnic zones, a game room, a fitness centre, meditation pods and many other facilities. Individual parking bays are allocated for each apartment. Downtown, DIFC and Business Bay are only a 15–20 minute drive away.

Prices start at AED 800,000 (USD 218,000). The complex is scheduled to be completed in early 2026.

Mangrove Residences, Expo City Dubai

The first cluster of this large-scale development is situated next to the largest pavilions of the international exhibition Expo 2020. The modern complex, comprising three towers, will include 450 residences: apartments with one to four bedrooms and townhouses with three bedrooms. The complex is being built as per the principles of energy efficiency and sustainable development. Residents will have banqueting and reading rooms, gazebos, co-working areas, swimming pools, a bar, a cinema and music lounges.

The Expo City Dubai district belongs to a free economic zone, so the complex will be especially attractive to the entrepreneurs working there.

Prices of apartments start at AED 1.2 million (USD 326,500). Construction is scheduled to be completed in Q4 2025.

Marina Gate, Dubai Marina

A premium complex by Select Group in a famous community with beaches and a yacht marina. Despite its resort status, many people choose it due to its proximity to the business districts of Dubai Internet City and the DIFC, reachable in 7–15 minutes. The skyscrapers of the Business Bay community are just 20 minutes away. Thus, residents can combine coastal living with their business activities.

The project includes studios, apartments, penthouses and villas. There’s a well-equipped business centre on the territory of the complex. Additionally, among the complex’s amenities is a podium with restaurants, boutiques, beauty salons and recreation areas, a tropical swimming pool, a two-level fitness room, a tennis court and upscale hotel services.

The project is fully completed. Prices start at AED 1.57 million (USD 427,500).

The Edge, Business Bay

The complex, offering apartments with one and two bedrooms, is ideally located at the junction of Downtown Dubai and Business Bay, with modern architecture and an unusual design. The large bright furniture, a spectacular combination of contrasting colours in the decor and the use of rich blue, red, terracotta and dark green create a strong and memorable image. The presence of co-working areas, game rooms and a variety of sports fields makes the complex a great option for business and creative professionals.

The starting price is AED 1 million (USD 272,500). Completion is scheduled for 2026.

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North 43, JVC

This high-rise tower with serviced studios and apartments is 15 minutes away from downtown. Furnished residences with hotel services are perfect for entrepreneurs who value their time and quality leisure. The complex offers a conference room, as well as various sports and recreational facilities: a swimming pool, music and game lounges, restaurants and cafés around the clock.

Prices start at AED 555,000 (USD 151,000). The handover will be in early 2024.

Harbour Lights, Maritime City

Damac’s new development with a branded design in a promising coastal area, the centre of the maritime industry. A community with a port and marina is currently under active construction. Along with residential and commercial complexes, there’ll be office and academic blocks. These apartments with a view cost AED 1.32 million (USD 359,500) and will be an excellent choice for professionals of the maritime industry and related infrastructure, as well as for all the connoisseurs of premium coastal real estate in Dubai.

The handover is scheduled for 2027.

St. Regis Residences, Downtown Dubai

A luxury two-tower complex by Emaar with one- to four-bedroom apartments, world-class hotel services, spa, cigar lounge, cognac room, library and exclusive office spaces.

All the downtown attractions and business complexes, from the Dubai Opera House, the singing fountains and the Dubai Mall to the Burj Khalifa Tower, are within walking distance. The Business Bay community is a five- to seven-minute drive away.

The starting price is AED 2.15 million (USD 585,500). The development is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2026.

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