Which area of ​​Dubai is suitable for a family with children?

Which area of ​​Dubai is suitable for a family with children?

09.20.2022 (updated 11.30.2022)

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  • Which area of ​​Dubai is suitable for a family with children?

Dubai is not only a large metropolis with business centers, stunning skyscrapers and a vibrant nightlife, there are many neighborhoods and communities in Dubai perfect for families. These are quiet green communities with kindergartens, schools, hospitals, parks, playgrounds, and entertainment options.

Every year, many people move to Dubai to enjoy high living standards, comfort and safety. As a rule, at first they come alone, settle in, draw up documents, and then bring their families. At this stage, it is necessary to find a safe and secure place to live, suitable for children and with all amenities. If you are looking for a family-friendly neighborhood in ​​Dubai to buy an apartment, check out our post.


Dubai has a variety of family communities to suit all tastes and budgets, from gated communities with luxury villas to low-rise buildings with spacious apartments, swimming pools and pet parks.

The best areas in Dubai for families with children include:

  1. Emirates Hills
  2. Arabian Ranches
  3. Jumeirah Lake Towers
  4. Silicon Oasis
  5. Al Barari
  6. Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR)
  7. Mirdif
  8. Jumeirah Village Circle
  9. Reem
  10. Dubai Hills Estate

Each area on this list boasts plenty of amenities for both adults and children.



Emirates Hills is a gated community with a unique collection of luxury villas. There are many parks and green spaces, playgrounds, sports grounds and recreation areas. In addition, each villa has a private area that can be arranged according to your own taste. This is the perfect solution for a family with pets.

The community features two prestigious schools – Emirates International School and Dubai International Academy. Several kindergartens and schools operating under the British and American programs are also located nearby.

Emirates Hills is ideal for leading a healthy lifestyle. It offers equipped gyms, a fitness center, and a private golf course.

The community also boasts many shopping centers, restaurants, and beauty salons. Its residents have access to the best amenities while enjoying the benefits of living in a safe neighborhood.


Arabian Ranches is a gated suburban community with spacious villas. This is one of the most popular options for those looking for family neighborhoods in Dubai. There are bike paths, basketball courts, a skate park, a golf course and more, making the area perfect for families.

The community features Raffles and Jebel Ali Village Nursery kindergartens as well as one of the best schools: Jumeirah English Speaking School, GEMS Metropole and Ranches Primary School.

If you're looking for a relaxing family home, you cannot go wrong with Arabian Ranches. This is a quiet suburb, where you can hide from the bustle of the city. Periodically, market days, public barbecues and other family entertainment take place here.


Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT) offers affordable family residences in one of Dubai's most beautiful high-rise residential developments. Its landscaped parks, hills and lakes make for a great place to live with kids. There are 460 restaurants and cafes in the community, as well as about 300 shops. It is located just 10 minutes drive from Dubai Marina.

The quiet and peaceful environment of JLT allows you to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The area is surrounded by developed infrastructure – schools, shops and supermarkets. In addition, the community is pet friendly, which means it is ideal for pet lovers.

Another benefit of Jumeirah Lake Towers is easy access to the metro station, making it easy for families without a car to get anywhere in Dubai.


Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) is a mixed residential project in the center of Dubai, five minutes drive from the campus.

The area with the Kids Jungle entertainment center, community farm and technology park is ideal for families with children. There are many kindergartens here, for example, Emirates British Nursery and British Orchard Nursery, as well as one of the best schools in the country – GEMS Wellington Academy, which offers the British and international programs. Nearby are other prestigious schools – GEMS Modern Academy and Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba.

For expats who are aiming for higher education, the area is important due to its proximity to the Dubai International Academic City with top-notch international universities.

Silicon Oasis offers plenty of fun for the whole family, from kids parties at Cedre Mall to an open-air clown fair. There are many parks, playgrounds and tennis courts, and the community farm will be an ideal place for family outdoor leisure.


Al Barari is a green reserve, one of the most picturesque areas of Dubai with luxurious mansions and lush parks. Here, children will be able to play outdoors surrounded by greenery and grow up in a comfortable environment that combines the best amenities and closeness to nature.

The community is divided into five residential areas and boasts a developed infrastructure. There are gyms, a fitness center, a yoga studio, swimming pools and a tennis court. Residents have access to private training, children's classes and boot camps. There is also a water play area and a skate park for teenagers.

Nearby is located the IMG Worlds of Adventure amusement park with Marvel cartoon and comic book characters and the Miracle Garden with amazing flower figures. When it comes to schools, parents can choose from Dunecrest American School, a five-minute drive, or GEMS First Point School and Kings’ School Al Barsha, which are approximately 20 minutes away.


If you are looking for the best family property for sale by the sea, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) is a great solution. The skyscraper community along the pristine Jumeirah Beach is considered the trendiest destination in Dubai and offers a unique resort lifestyle.

The highlight of JBR is the beach, which is just a short walk away. However, the area is considered family friendly thanks to its proximity to many schools and kindergartens such as British Orchard Nursery, Kidville Nursery or Toddler Town British Nursery, Dubai British School, which teaches according to the British program and GEMS Wellington International School with the International Baccalaureate program.

Plenty of cafes, restaurants, cinemas and other venues in the beach community also make it a great place for families.


Mirdif is a peaceful, mixed-style suburban community where you can find both villas and apartments. The area is especially suitable for families who like to spend time outdoors and play sports.

Mirdif has a good selection of educational institutions including Small Steps Kindergarten, Mirdif Private School and Star International School, as well as several parks and many other entertainment options. Nearby are City Center Mirdif and Mirdif City Center family shopping and entertainment centers with cinemas, indoor skydiving, a climbing wall and educational playgrounds. Mushrif Park with picnic areas, swimming pools, bike paths, a rope park, a botanical garden, home to many rare birds that you can watch with your children, is another popular place for families.


Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC) is a well-known family residential complex with numerous schools and parks located in the heart of Dubai. The city life is combined with the serenity of a quiet green area. Those who live at JVC enjoy the peaceful community atmosphere surrounded by lush gardens and canals. The area is family oriented.

The project is a group of villages with apartments, villas and townhouses, connected by parks and canals. This is one of the most popular areas with affordable apartment rentals.

Jumeirah Village Circle has three nurseries: Kids World Nursery, Little Wonders Nursery and Ladybird Early Learning Centre. For older children, the Sunmarke School and Nord Anglia International School, working on the British program, and the Indian JSS International School are offered. A 15-minute drive is Dubai Knowledge Park with branches of the world's leading universities.


Reem is the perfect choice for fitness enthusiasts and large families with children and pets. Tennis courts, swimming pools and children's playgrounds are scattered throughout the community, the Al Qudra bike path is right on the doorstep, and for four-legged family members there is the Mira dog park.

The area offers residential projects in the Mediterranean and Arabic styles and a lot of entertainment options for residents of all ages. There are camel riding tours, sand surfing, go-karting tours, and a unique desert botanical park with camping.

Nearby are several prestigious schools – Jebel Ali School and Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS). The community also plans to build its own school.


Dubai Hills Estate is one of the most popular places to buy and rent family villas in Dubai. This is one of the best places for families to live in Dubai with numerous landscaped areas, parks and squares.

The area is ideal for families with school age children. The GEMS Wellington Academy branch is just 10 minutes walk away. For those who prefer schools with an Indian program, GEMS New Millennium School is located nearby.

Dubai Hills is the choice of healthy lifestyle lovers with cycling and jogging paths, tennis courts, a professional 18-hole golf course and outdoor sports facilities.

The importance of choosing an area when moving with your family

Many areas of Dubai have developed infrastructure, providing residents with everything they need for housing. However, some communities have a much larger number of educational institutions, playgrounds, sports clubs and scenic walking areas. Family neighborhoods also feature increased attention to resident safety, which includes 24-hour security and clearly demarcated pedestrian and road areas.

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