Al Sufouh covers a coastal area with a length of 75.3 million ft. located in the western part of Dubai. It is known for its white sand beaches and world-class facilities for living, working, and relaxing. The community encompasses a luxury resort lifestyle and offers free economic zones, as well as social facilities, public transport stops, and historical sites.
The area is divided into two parts. Al Sufouh 1 is an area famous for a five-star resort by Madinat Jumeirah, which has a private beach the length of 6,561 ft. and includes Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, among other hotels. Al Sufouh 2 is located at the foot of Palm Jumeirah and offers plenty of recreational areas and free economic zones focused on various business sectors, such as Dubai Media City (DMC), Dubai Internet City (DIC), and Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP), the world’s only free zone specialising in the management of education and human resources. These free economic zones are home to some of the world’s leading companies, including Canon, Samsung, and Facebook, among others.
In addition, the Al Sufouh area offers a wide range of premium real estate and seaside resorts.
Al Sufouh is bordered by some of the most prestigious areas of Dubai, including Dubai Marina, Palm Jumeirah, and Umm Suqeim. The community extends along the coastline and Sheikh Zayed Road, a major highway, which offers easy access to all other parts of Dubai.
Al Sufouh has a well-developed transportation infrastructure. There are four Metro stations on the red line that are situated along its border, including Al Khail, Dubai Internet 2, Mashreq 1, and Mall of the Emirates. There are also bus and tram routes in the area. Al Sufouh witnessed the implementation of the Dubai Tram, the first streetcar network in the Arabian Gulf region to operate on an underground electrical system.
As for the social infrastructure, Dubai Knowledge Park houses many prestigious higher education institutions and colleges, including Middlesex University Dubai, Strathclyde Business School Dubai, Dublin Business School, Cambridge College International, University of Wollongong, and the University of Manchester Middle East Centre. Al Sufouh has several schools, including iCademy Middle East, GEMS Wellington International School, and the International School of Choueifat.
For medical services, residents can go to the American Hospital Dubai Media City Clinic and Universal Hospital Services, as well as a wide range of clinics in neighbouring areas that are located within a 10-minute drive.
Al Sufouh is also home to a beautiful green park of the same name.
Al Sufouh is famous for Madinat Jumeirah, a premium resort complex that covers an area of 40 hectares. It includes five-star hotels, beaches, award-winning restaurants, and a five km long water channel, which is known for having traditional Arabian boats called abras. Souk Madinat Jumeirah is a traditional oriental bazaar where visitors can buy Arabian perfume, jewellery, spices, and handmade souvenirs.
Al Sufouh Beach, also known as Black Palace Beach, is one of the area’s most iconic destinations due to its close proximity to the residence of the rulers. The secluded 8,202 ft. long white sand beach is situated between Burj Al Arab and Palm Jumeirah and can be accessed via a narrow path through dense palm trees, which is tucked away from the general public.
Dubai Media City Amphitheatre is located on the shores of a lake. It is a world-class concert venue with a capacity to hold 15,000 spectators. The venue regularly hosts performances by local and international stars, as well as vibrant festivals, world-class exhibitions, and other lively events.
Al Sufouh is home to HeliDubai, an agency that offers exclusive helicopter tours throughout the emirate. Visitors can view historical areas that trace the ancient Arabian civilization based on archaeological excavations.
Al Sufouh is one of the most prestigious parts of Dubai due to its favourable location on the coast, excellent transport accessibility, and outstanding infrastructure for living, working, and relaxing. Professionals are attracted to Al Sufouh because of its free economic zones and extensive public transport network, such as the Metro, buses, and trams, that provide quick access to local business centres situated throughout the emirate. At the same time, families with children will appreciate the wide range of nearby educational and medical facilities, as well as the exclusive higher education institutions located in Dubai Knowledge Park. Residents and tourists can enjoy the snow-white sand beaches and luxurious five-star hotels that provide a resort-like lifestyle.
Due to these advantages, properties in the area are popular among long-term renters who work in the area, as well as expat families. Additionally, there are many short-term rental options for tourists and entrepreneurs.
According to Property Finder, the average ROI for a one-bedroom apartment in Al Sufouh is approximately 7%. According to Bayut & dubizzle, the return rate for a studio in the area is 8.7%. One-bedroom apartments have a return rate of 6.6%, and two-bedroom apartments have a return rate of 6.5%.
Al Sufouh has properties that are available to buy and rent. Units include studios, one- to three-bedroom apartments, villas, townhouses, and commercial real estate.
One of the most popular apartment complexes in the area is the J8 Building, which is a mid-rise complex featuring an infinity pool and gym, among other amenities. Properties include one- to three-bedroom apartments that range in size from 818 sq. ft. to 2,023 sq. ft. Ready-to-move-in one-bedroom apartments, with an area of 818 sq. ft., can be purchased for AED 1,050,000 (USD 286,000). Units come with spacious balconies, fully equipped kitchens, and fitted closets.
There are luxurious one- to three-bedroom apartments for sale in the adjacent J5 Building. Three-bedroom apartments, with an area of 1,754 sq. ft., can be purchased for AED 2,300,000 (USD 626,000). Apartments are fully completed and ready to welcome new tenants.
NB! If you are considering buying property in Dubai, we recommend that you study the specific Arabic terms used in the real estate sector.
One of the area’s most popular residential complexes is Hilliana Tower in Al Sufouh 1. The 31-storey tower has a gym, swimming pool, and sauna. Properties include studios and one- to two-bedroom apartments, as well as exclusive penthouses. The annual rental rate for a one-bedroom apartment, with an area of 764 sq. ft., is AED 68,000 (USD 18,500).
Since Al Sufouh is home to several free economic zones, there is a wide range of residential and commercial properties available for rent. For instance, a compact commercial space in Al Sufouh 1, with an area of 1,001 sq. ft., can be leased for AED 140,000 (USD 38,100), and the annual rental rate for an office in Al Sufouh 1, with an area of 1,313 sq. ft., costs AED 130,000 (USD 35,400).
Metropolitan Premium Properties agents can help you find residential and commercial properties that are available to buy and rent in Al Sufouh. Since the ROI here is one of the highest in Dubai, real estate in this area is an optimal choice for investors who want to increase their capital.
It is possible to maximise rental income by taking advantage of professional property management services. Real estate experts can help you find the property with the highest potential for profitability, as well as resolve issues that may arise with finding a tenant, preparing documents, maintaining the property, and rental payments.
|MP-S-33074||Spacious Layout | Sea View | Perfect Condition||1,755 sq. ft.||3||5||2,300,000 AED|
|MP-S-33917||Well Maintained | Wooden Floor | Large Balcony||822 sq. ft.||1||2||1,050,000 AED|
|MP-R-5892||Unique Rental Space | Vacant | Shell and Core||3,390 sq. ft.||339,000 AED|
|MP-R-6144||Unique Fitted Office Space | Bills Included||1,313 sq. ft.||2||149,000 AED|
|MP-R-6200||Unique | Commercial Space | Vacant | Hot Deal||7,000 sq. ft.||1,190,000 AED|
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